How do you animate in Inkscape?

Asked by Zech on 2018-02-08

Clueless, unaware, no idea. I got the animate exstension in inkscape, and I have no idea how to use it. Isn't there supposed to be some timeline where I can see all my frames? And where can I see a preview of my animation? And where's the onion skin? If Inkscape cant make animations I could call the fire department! THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO ANIMATE WITH INKSCAPE!!! please help :)

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Hachmann
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2018-02-10
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Look for the instructions for the specific extension you found (there are multiple and they all work differently).

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #3

I got mine from code.google.com https://code.google.com/archive/p/inkscape-animation-extension/
I read the instructions but everytime I use it it says; "there is no linked images." whatever that means. Maybe I need a new extension. Whatever he has on

https://youtu.be/SEVeDO8ODcA

That's the extension I've been looking for.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

How about reading the video's description.... ?

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #5

Oh! Got it. I use the YouTube app and it's hard to find a videos description, but I found it. It's that little triangle button. I read the description, it helped a lot. But I haven't used it yet. I'll let you know if it goes out okay.

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #7

Okay question: what files am I supposed to copy to program files/ inkscape/ share/ extensions? Do I copy the files in the src folder again? Downloading that gave me a large zip folder with a lot of files.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #8

You don't copy files for this, you compile Inkscape. It's not an extension.

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #9

What's compiling inkscape?

Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #10

The process for Inkscape is described here:
https://inkscape.org/en/develop/getting-started/

Some online dictionary definition:
https://techterms.com/definition/compile

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #11

On it. Hope it works.

Zech (zechariah1645) said : #12

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.