The .gif option doesn't show up in 3D export menu

Arnaud Mortier shared this question 4 months ago
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Hi,

I have just installed Version 6 of Geogebra, and I would like to create an animated .gif from a 3D view with a slider. The export menu features ggb, png, svg, pdf, txt, txt, html, html, txt, stl, dae, html (in this order), but no gif even though I read that it has been available for 7 years: https://help.geogebra.org/t...


Thanks for your help.

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You can use GeoGebra Classic 5 if you'd like a dialog, or try https://wiki.geogebra.org/e...

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You can use GeoGebra Classic 5 if you'd like a dialog, or try https://wiki.geogebra.org/e...

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Thank you very much Michael.

I had found this page that you link to, but the notes at the end mention "For the 3D Graphics View, only PNG is supported." so I'd given up on that. Do you reckon it should be working anyway?

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Yes it works - check the examples there!

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Then I must be really stupid. I actually had tried it (before reading the notes at the bottom), and the steady version


ExportImage("filename", "image.png", "view", -1)

did work fine, but the animated


ExportImage("filename", "image.gif", "type", "gif", "view", -1, "rotate", 360°, "slider", a, "loop", true, "time", 200)

makes the system freeze for a few seconds, and then come back to normal with nothing happening (no pop-up windows, and the input bar is empty). The machine I have is rather recent and the memory doesn't appear to be overloaded.

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Update: it actually works, but the pop-up is extremely slow to show up and it produces a very large file (6.7 MB with 10 frames). I guess I should make another topic about that.

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