I have discovered Synfig as I was looking for a solution to design laser animations.
This is awesome work and I will definitely expand my use of it.
One common format for laser animations is ILDA. I have found converters which can transform vector files such as SVG to ILDA.
I know that SVG rendering has beed discussed over and over and I have used the sif2svg stylesheet with some success on static artworks so I’m ok with this.
However, things get complicated with animations as, in my understanding, only keyframes are saved in the sif file, the in-between frames being calculated by the rendering engine. Is there any way to export an animation in single frame sif files ? This way, I could run the sif2svg transformation on static images.
Thank you for your suggestion. However, from what I found, the inscape plugin you mention calculates interpolation shapes between two paths in a single artwork/file. What I am trying to produce is a separate file for each step of the interpolation. I am sure this can be done with a script but I consider Synfig a better base for what I am trying to do.
As far as the sif2svg goes, I haven’t pushed it very far as common laser animations remain quite simple.
Note : if you want to use it, you’ll have to correct a typo on line 239. It should be :
<xsl:if test=“param[@name=‘bline’]/bline/@loop = ‘true’”>