I was wondering if there was a function within LabVIEW which can create an animated .gif file. Most of my online searches result in "how tos" for putting pre-existing gifs on the front panel. I don't need to be able to display the gif anywhere in LabVIEW (FP nor BD), I'd just like to be able to create the file. The "write gif file" vi which is buried deep in the LabVIEW program files did not seem to be what I'm looking for (why is that little guy so buried anyway?).
I have an array of all the image data I want to put in the image (which were all created in LabVIEW. They are all FP control images). It's looking like LabVIEW can't do this, so right now I just have been saving them all to a folder as png's so that I can export them to another program to make the animated image elsewhere. I'd prefer if LabVIEW could just do it though, so is there a way?
I'm using Labview 2012 SP1, but I do have access to a few newer versions if that's what it takes.
Any help appreciated.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.