Question for you all.


We have a bunch of work that students produced for the Animate your World Contest.  I would like to post some of the animations here but I have a problem with the format that they are saved in.  It seems that the file format .ayw does not seem to convert.  Is there some sort of capturing software or converter that could convert it to flash or to an .mp4 format? 

Comment from gariet cowin on October 17, 2006 - 8:20pm

Do you know what program the .ayw files were created in? I'm not familiar with that file type, so at this point, my best guess is there might be some sort of way to reopen them in the program that created them, and save with a different extension. If you can give me some more information about the files though, I might be able to be more helpful.

If all else fails, you will probably have to set up a camera to record your monitor (via firewire, not by actually shooting it), play the files, and then dump them back onto your computer from the miniDV tape, and convert them to quicktimes from there.


Comment from Tony ORourke on October 17, 2006 - 9:34pm

I should have been a bit more clear on this.  An .ayw extension is the extension that Animate your World creates when you save animations created in the software. I tried the save as feature with no such luck.   I would love to set up a camera to record but I do not have access to one.