View Full Version : lw 7.0 + linux + wine avi problem

07-30-2003, 05:57 PM
ok, ive been fighting this problem for a while now and as IRC has turned up nothing ill throw it open to you guys.

im using lightwave on linux (kernel 2.4.20, gentoo 1.4, xfree 4.3.0) using wine (20030709).

everything works great, modeler is 100% fine. however lightwave scene editor is totally fine except one.... major problem. i can save still image (1 frame) renders as many formats, including .jpg , or animations as a storyboard, but when i try to save a scene as a .avi (many frames), on the start of the first frame being rendered i get an error: "cannot open file"

ive tryed using someone elses avi.p but to no avail.
the plugin is loaded it seems, but not working ? -- maybe this is a codec error, im not sure. what codecs do i need, and where do i get them from ? - i have divx for win32 installed on the wine system, and divx for linux installed on the linux system just in case.

ive also tryed saving the .avi in diffrent locations incase this was a permissions problem, but that didnt help either.

i know im using wine on linux but can this be treated as a normal windows problem please, as ive heard many people say their lightwave works flawlessly on linux+wine. im assuming this is a problem only related to me then as not being able to save a scene as a .avi seems rather major.

didnt really know who to ask, it might not be a lightwave thing, but more of a "the windows system the wine is faking" thing. either way, does anyone have any insight into this problem ?

-- any ideas ?

07-30-2003, 10:16 PM
Render out in separate images 001,002,003,etc and use another tool to compress them into avi/mpg whatever..

07-31-2003, 02:06 AM
yea i know about doing that, but it just seemed a bit, well. crap? - esp as a day-to-day method of making avi files

08-01-2003, 01:32 AM
hmm, i remember having that setup once... have you tried installing the avifile package? most programs need this to work with avi's, maybe wine needs it to?

08-01-2003, 02:14 AM
thx for the reply. i havnt tryed that yet, know a url for it ?

08-01-2003, 02:38 AM
uhm, I've used both slackware 8 & 9 and suse 8.2 and they all had the package on CD... but try a search on http://freshmeat.net or http://sf.net at least one of them should have it :D

08-01-2003, 11:12 AM
yup found it (dont know why i didnt try that before) -- will report back soon on success or failure

08-01-2003, 11:34 AM
no difference.

08-01-2003, 08:23 PM
Rendering to frames is definitely not crap. It's safer and more flexible. If LW crashes, just look at the last frame rendered and restart from there. I render to frames 95% of the time, Quicktime makes it a snap to make animations.

08-02-2003, 01:21 PM
hm i guess. im just a little particular. when tings dont work they annoy the hell out of me :-)

08-02-2003, 01:40 PM
yea, I was a like that too, but 3D programs set me straight! I do what they tell me to now. :D

here's hoping for a real Linux version -

08-02-2003, 02:06 PM
ill drink to that.

08-02-2003, 05:24 PM
Roll out the Linux version :) No more windoze :)

08-02-2003, 07:27 PM
on this vein, does anyone know of a good jpg->avi converter for linux ? - i know of mkavi, but i cant find a working url for it anywhere.