[linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Thu Jul 8 17:14:56 EDT 2004

RickTaylor at speakeasy.net wrote:

>  Animation {2d} flash, svg} is lacking ...Tho' it's getting attended to and
> getting better.} I don't think there's a usable professional solution yet.
> There is java but that's not going to appeal to many folk. There's Moho but no
> one's ever heard of it.

Actually, I use Moho... it's pretty cool, and even supports IK.  Amazing 
that it isn't marketed more aggressively.  It's only $99.00 and is 
pretty advanced.

>  Video... needs much work. It would be nice if Avid would port. Main Actor is
> pretty good... though convincing folk of that is something similar to the
> photoshop thing. Kdenlive looks like it will be a good solution very soon.
> Cinelerra seems to me to be a solution for folk building systems.

If you can get it to run.  Jahshaka and Kino are moving along as free 
alternative, but of course they can't compare to Adobe or Avid software.

>  3d... There's a lot of solutions.
>  The reason that Linux is taken seriously as a multimedia platform is because
> you can run Softimage and Maya on it. {I can't afford Softimage. I'm not
> interested in Maya}
>  I'm surprised that the SGI ports of Inventor, etc don't get more press {or
> use}. openh323, openexr, theora or dirac don't get more press or attention.

Open EXR is probably the most famous... many Linux graphics apps support 
it directly (CinePaint, K-3D, for instance).

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