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I’ve written a couple of scripts for making timelapses in Linux. It’s fairly simple stuff;
Create a screenshot every 15th second by running the following script in a terminal;
# Takes a screenshot of my second monitor every 15 seconds
# Only have one monitor? Drop the -crop part ...
while [ 1 ]; do
# Uncomment the line below if you only want timelapse of your second monitor, and both monitors are 1680x1050 big.
# import -window root -crop 1680x1050+1680+0 ~/img/LD21-$(date +%y%m%d-%H%M%S).jpg
import -window root ~/img/LD21-$(date +%y%m%d-%H%M%S).jpg
(The script is interrupted by pressing CTRL+C)
Then encoding the images can be done using mencoder, like this;
mencoder mf://*.jpg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=2:trell -oac copy -o output.avi
If you want audio, add ‘-audiofile somefile.mp3′.
So, you’re done now and want to submit an entry?
Here is what you do.
- Create an account (if you haven’t already, click here)
- Make a post (click here)
- Add the tag “Final” to your post (Instructions how)
- Upload a single screen-shot to the blog (Instructions how)
- Provide download link(s) to your file(s) (Windows Binary, Source, etc)
NOTE: It seems uploading zip files to the blog isn’t allowed with stock permissions set up. Oh well, we’ll have to go with the old way of submitting entries (i.e. link a zip file). Maybe next time.
Moving forward, we’d prefer that you upload your entries to the blog. You’re more than welcome to mirror them on your local site, but at least this way we have a 2nd copy. If your entry is especially large (50 MB+), consider uploading to the blog as a last resort (i.e. you don’t have your own web space).
Images can be named whatever, but we’d suggest entry uploads be named as follows.
- UserName – Your name on the forum (i.e. PoV)
- LD?? – The current competition (i.e. LD14, MiniLD09)
- MyCoolEntryName – A name for your entry (i.e. MyGame02)
- EXT – Whatever the file type is (i.e. zip, tar.bz2)
For example: PoV_LD00_MurMur2.zip
Following these naming guidelines will help us catalog entries in the future.
Flash/Browser Based Entries
If your game is a Flash or browser based game, then you can provide a link. This will make it much easier for entrants to play your game, since you can tailor the webpage as you see fit (as providing FTP accounts for everyone sound like too much work to me).
In addition, if you could upload a copy for archival purposes, that would be helpful.
Tagging your posts is easy.
From inside the WordPress, scroll down past the post box to the “Tags” box.
Enter your tag in the box and click Add.
Easy. If you make a mistake, you can click the X beside the tag to remove it.
Common tags include:
- Final – for your final entries
- deskphoto – for any pictures of your work environment
- motivation – for amusing images in the spirit of the competition
- foodphoto – what you ate during a compo. Yes, we’re silly
Here’s how to upload an image. You need to do this for your screenshot to show up in the Image Grid.
Make or edit a post, and click the Add An Image Icon.
Then select “Choose Files to Upload“, and pick your image file.
Leave all the options default, scroll down and click “Insert in to Post“.
Presto! Your image should appear in your post.