The list importer allows you to import a text file containing a list of still images and have it be treated as a single animated layer.
To use it, simply create a text file with the filename of each still frame listed per-line. Save this text file with the extension
LST in lowercase). Import it into Synfig like you would any other image.
The default framerate is 15 frames per second. If you would like to use a different frame-rate, add a line to the file like this:
Now the frame-rate will be 24 frames per second.
Since svn r1540 the list importer allows also import Papagayo output lipsync voice files.
As well as Papagayo only export the phonemes it is assumed by default that the image file is a jpeg image with "jpg" extension. This means that the standard phonemes image files must be called like this:
AI.jpg E.jpg etc.jpg FV.jpg L.jpg MBP.jpg O.jpg rest.jpg U.jpg WQ.jpg
If you want to change the type of image file just insert a valid extension before the phonemes. It should be done manually as well as the FPS thing.
This is how a valid "lst" file from papagayo looks after inserting the FPS and the change to other image file type:
MohoSwitch1 FPS 24 png 4 O 7 L 10 AI 13 rest 22 rest 23 MBP 26 E 29 etc 31 AI 33 MBP 35 O 37 etc 39 E 41 etc 43 E 45 etc 47 E 49 rest
It says: "Hola, me llamo Genete"
In this case it has been changed to png.
Allowed image types are:
- jpg (default)
Automate, use scripts!
- Nautilus (Gnome file manager) scripts which creates a png-sequence from a given movie file and creates a list-file which you can then import into Synfig. Synfig forum thread for more info.
- Listail create a list of images to 'lst' file, consisting of a frame rate followed by a list of images to display. listail by Anderson Prado (AndeOn).
The list importer is quite sensitive and may fail to import if the .lst file contains extra space caracters or non unix line terminator. See Synfig forum thread for more info.