April 12th, 2012 von buergermeister
Arround 3 weeks ago I wrote a german post about Tupi, a really cool 2D animation program and made a little screencast how easy it is to doing animations with it. The screencast is in german, but you should see that I need only 4 steps to create the animation.
It might be easy using it, but it is hard to become running it on a fedora system. There are only rpm available for older versions and not for 64-bit.Â Compile it from the sources is also not really a funny thing. The main problem getting it into Fedora was the using of ffmpeg as a dependency. Jaroslav Reznik spent some time explaining it to Gustav Gonzalez Giron, how it should be done to become packaged for Fedora.
So now, Gustav learned the lessons and divided the code of Tupi, removed all dependencies of ffmpeg from the GUI and tools and made ffmpeg and the video export as an plugin. So there are now 2 different parts Tupi and Tupi-ffmpeg. He would need some helping hands try to package that and look, it works everything well.
Without Tupi-ffmpeg Tupi will only export PNG or JPG, what is not really helpful on animations. So Gustav also begun to work implementing video formats that are free, like ogv.