Turn gifs into csv files that tableau can read
Here is a direct link to the most current version
tableau-gif is a shell script, so drop it somewhere in your
graphicsmagick to make this work.
tableau-gif file.gif and a csv file will be created in your cwd.
There will be a zipped copy too because the raw csv files are usually very large.
$ tableau-gif rickroll.gif ... $ ls rickroll.csv rickroll.zip
Here's a warning though: The csv file has unix line endings. Tableau appears to handle this just fine, but opening the csv file in notepad or similar text editors could be disastrous.
Using the output with tableau
Super complex steps: Follow these and don't miss anything.
- Create a new sheet and connect it with the csv data (just use the defaults, everything should work)
Dimension(drag) and convert them both to continuous
- Drag the
- Make a calculated measure that is the sum of r, g, and b. Drag this calculated measure onto
- Edit the colors:
- Click the little colored box, change it to pure black, and click OK.
framefrom a Measure to a Dimension
- Adjust the
Sizescale for best results
- Done! Change frames by changing
- If it didn't work, open a new issue (with a screenshot preferably)