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Fame, fortune & helping Krita in Under 30 Seconds! (almost)

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Calling all artists (yes, you!)

Krita 2.4 will be released soon, and here's a 30 second item you can do, to help a lot, and have your name and website promoted in the release video!

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Next time you paint (family friendly content) in Krita just run this one command in an empty folder beforehand. It will create a timelapse video that keeps your machine fast. (It's limited to only 2 frames per second, instead of 15-60, and uses very little disk space):

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ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s `xdpyinfo | grep 'dimensions:'|awk '{print $2}'` -i :0.0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg


Afterwards just do ctrl+c to finish capture, zip up the folder, upload to somewhere like Mediafire and post the url here with the name and website you want included.

This will help to promote the Krita 2.4 launch hugely and get you seen as part of Krita's publicity campaign.

Many thanks for your help. Let's make this release go huge! :D
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This sounds very exciting! A few questions: how do you run the code in an empty folder? I'm still a newbie to linux and I'm not so sure how to go about it. And when do you need it by?
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All you really need to do is open a terminal (from the gnome/unity menu, or konsole from the kde menu) and paste the command above.

Then just select all the files (in your home folder) that look like Krita_Screencast_1234.jpg and add them to a zip file (in kde, right click compress > As Zip/Tar archive. In nautilus select the files > right click > compress > tar.gz)

Then just upload the file to Mediafire.com. Feel free to ask if you have any questions!


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I'm guessing I have to put in the dimensions as I'm getting this error:[x11grab @ 0xd4d540] Could not open X display.

Where do I insert it in?
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@ artsymptom - Preferably in the next week. Definitely in the next 2, assuming that 2.4 is being released at the end of the month. I am completely *not* sure about this however, and need to get a rough idea of whether we're likely to see the release earlier / later. Right now RC1 is due in 2 days and there's only so much time after that before we go final...

@flaringfira - Try it with your dimensions entered manually, eg on my screen it's:

ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s 1360x768 -i :0.0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg


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Sorry, have another problem with the code.I tried:
ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s 1440x900 -i :0.0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg
I get the same error.
But when I but in:
ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s `xdpyinfo | grep '1440x900:'|awk '{print $2}'` -i :0.0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg

I get: ffmpeg: failed to set value '-i' for option 's'

What am I doing wrong?
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@flaringfira - Not sure. I copy your command (just changing for my screen resolution) and it works fine. An alternative though would be to make sure you have recordmydesktop installed and run the following (adjusting the height / width to your screen):

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recordmydesktop --width 1360 --height 768 --full-shots --fps 2 --no-sound


It will make a much larger file, but should work.


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flareingfira wrote:Sorry, have another problem with the code.I tried:
ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s 1440x900 -i :0.0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg
I get the same error.


the -i flag seems not correctly filled. try :
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ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s 1440x900 -i :0.0+0,0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg


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Deevad wrote:
the -i flag seems not correctly filled. try :
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ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 2 -s 1440x900 -i :0.0+0,0 -qscale 3 Krita-screencapture_%d.jpg


I get: [x11grab @ 0x19e2540] Could not open X display.
:0.0+0,0: Input/output error

However, the record my desktop way seems to be working. So I guess I'll do it that way.
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I delete this post. Wrong video. I'll post another one soon.


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I'm getting slowdowns in painting while this is running... maybe my computer is not that fast! will try it also with recordmydesktop to see if that works better.
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hey , the zip of .jpg's is quite big! I'm pretty sure a webm would be much smaller, and easier to upload, does that sound ok?
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Thanks Basam,

Yeah that would be fine. Just please use a fairly high quality setting as it's going to be composited and re-encoded at the end.


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