[CREATE] Status of ORA animation draft
a.t.chadwick at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 09:01:21 PDT 2012
On 25/03/12 16:22, Manuel Quiñones wrote:
> Now I see some movement in the list regarding the ORA spec. I wonder
> if anyone is working on the animation draft for inclusion:
> What I need is a bit different of what's described there. [...]
I think anything marked as Proposal was probably intended as fair game.
Most are still quite vague without any of the technical detail needed to
be a formal part of the spec. If you want to work on it, go ahead!
Personally I don't really think of OpenRaster as an animation format,
but if it can be made to work as one in a way that's compatible with
static image editors (ideally in a way that doesn't break when edited by
a static image editor (good luck!)), why not? I think in order to
keep the formal, baseline part of the spec nice and light, animation
would have to be an extension - though possibly a very standard
extension if it's well specified, would work with more than one app, and
seems sound to a consensus of animators.
 The spec seems to omit any mention of programs preserving files,
elements and attributes they don't understand to avoid screwing up other
apps. I have this vague recollection it was discussed once though; and
core MyPaint, er, doesn't do that. I'm not entirely sure what the
mechanism would be; suggestions welcome.
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