PNG as anim files

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amyren
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PNG as anim files

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I notice that when adding an animation object that .png files seem to be supported (judging by the default filetype pattern)
But it fail to load the png I have created. It is a picture with 4 frames, 400x100 pixels.
To get around it I split it into 4 100x100 files, and used these to create a .apng file with an online converter tool.

Are .png files not supported as animations then?

p-OS
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Re: PNG as anim files

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Did you install the "APNG Anim" Plugin ?

amyren
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Re: PNG as anim files

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p-OS wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:57 pm
Did you install the "APNG Anim" Plugin ?
.apng files does seem to work even without that plugin installed.
This was a .png file, not a .apng
But I did now try to download and install the APNG plugin, and ticked it as a required plugin.
Still Designer will complain about not a valid file format when trying to load it as an animation object.

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Re: PNG as anim files

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Works fine here. Can you provide the file that Designer refuses to load?

amyren
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Re: PNG as anim files

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Mystery solved.
I got mislead by the requestor text 'Do you want to load a single animation file?' and clicked yes to load my file.
At the next select anim file dialog, the pattern matching does include .png files, but selecting a png file at this point would give the error message.

Now I know I must reply 'No' (even if it is a single file I want to load) to the requestor to bring up the other dialog.

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