Making Movies Suitable for YouTube Using Seamless3d and FFmpeg

The simple movie we shall make


Since the relese of Seamless3d 2.161 and the FFmpeg installer for Seamless3d, making movies has never been easier. This tutorial shows how anyone today can make high quality 3d animated movies using free software. For this tutorial you must have Seamless3d 2.161 or up and the FFmpeg installer for Seamless3d installed. The simple animation created for the nurbs lathe avatar demo will be used as an example for this tutorial. You can download the example file from this link: nurbs-lathe-avatar.smls

Put the nurbs-lathe-avatar.smls file in a new empty folder and double click it to open it into Seamless3d:


Right click on the Anim node in the Scene Tree window and select,
output screenshot movie:


This will cause Seamless to generate screen shots for each frame of the movie and then run FFmpeg to create a movie file from the screenshots:


The movie file and all the screenshot files will be located in the folder you put the smls file in:


The movie file can be played by double clicking it and is ready to upload to YouTube.


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