I decided that for this LD I wanted to do a Timelapse. I wanted a timelapse program that
- Ran natively on Linux.
- Produces a screen shot of the desktop with an image of my webcam inline – not the other way round.
- Be something that I can start in a terminal and forget about.
- Not spit out a movie at the end and decide on what format or quality it should be – instead it should give me a bunch of images in a numbered sequence that I can then concatenate with ffmpeg or something myself.
So I wrote PyCatcher, poking it for half an hour every day for the past week. I got my webcam displaying inline last night, so while it’s not as feature rich as I have planned it does work.
If this sound relevant to ones interests you can grab it here- http://github.com/Fiona/pycatcher/tree/master
This Ludum Dare I’ll be using PyCatcher for timelapse and writing my game in Python/Pygame using my Pygame-Fenix library to aid development.