How to make a movie

There are two ways to make movies.

1) Run your animation program while doing a screen capture. CamStudio for Windows. Windows Media Encoder for Windows. xvidcap for Linux. Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia for Windows.

Here is a testimonial from a Windows user:

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:39:38 -0500
From: Benjamin Stephens 
Subject: Screen capture for windows
I found a new screen capture program that works great in windows with
the simulator that we've all been using.
Rather than just taking screen captures, it records the OpenGL
directly.  I just use the uncompressed video codec.

2) Write an image for each frame, and use a video editor to combine the frames into a movie. With Adobe Premiere you import a directory of image files. Google "make video from frames" to get info on software to do this.

Here is some info on how to do it in Linux

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:12:52 -0500
From: Glenn Wagner 
Subject: Script for converting ppm files to mpeg4 movies

I am sending you a script to convert the .ppm files generated by the
./animate program into a .avi file in linux for the convenience of others.
the command is simply
./ filename in the folder containing the ppm files.  The
script will automatically convert them to jpgs, as is needed, then use
mencoder to generate a mpeg4 file of the specified name.  Note that mencoder
is likely to require a specific install.

for f in *ppm; do convert -quality 100 $f `basename $f ppm`jpg; done
mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=30 -o $1 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vbit rate=800