I recently worked on projects involving multi-dimensional images and have completely and happily adopted a Jupyter-napari combination in such cases. The only thing that is still missing is the possibility to make movies out of napari visualisations, and so I put together a small solution for myself. As I though it might be of interest to others I tried to clean-it up and package it in a useful way, and you can find the result on the naparimovie repository with some instructions on how to install and use. I also want to be very clear here that this is not an official part of napari.
The package allows you to do two things. First, if you have a napari window, you can select a series of views (key-frames) and create a movie based on those. To capture and modify the key-frames I used the really nice possibility to create key- and mouse-bindings. To see how that works, see this example:
Second, I added the possibility to use minimalistic 3Dscript-style scripts to create animations. You can find another example of how that works here:
I hope others will find this useful. Let me also know if you have suggestions. Parts of the code are probably quite “hacky” because I’m not very familiar e.g. with vispy, so let me know how to improve it!