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new Animations from Suns

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Hey Communety

In a last Days i am Creating new Animations from Suns. I hope the .ani Files are good for the Communety. Have fun with this Animations.

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http://www.4shared.com/file/0BAkgoWx/SunAnimations.html

Extrakt wwith WinRar and Copy in your Stbotf.res File thats all.

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Post by Tethys »

A few screenshots would be nice if possible.

Are these for actual in combat or solar system view in between turns? Im assuming since you mentioned .ani you are talking about the one used in between turns.

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Edit: They are actually quite good, from what I saw in UE
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Post by Quintaine »

You are see in Star System hmm from .ani a screen? Hmm^^.

I have seen many Mods from botf and i find not good picturs and animations from Suns in the Starsystem. My Ani files are best ;). Look in jour botf ;).
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They look good but they spin like hell, not show new sun in combat mode.
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Post by thunderchero »

afc wrote:They look good but they spin like hell, not show new sun in combat mode.
spin speed could be adjusted, by;

extracting all frames with UE

create new with extracted frames and editing delay to slower speed.

note; to see change of speed, type in delay you want then use arrow up then arrow down.

As for the ones in combat these are hob files/gif files and would be much harder to create. (not impossible) but the rotation is even faster and it is unknown how to adjust speed.

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thunderchero wrote:note; to see change of speed, type in delay you want then use arrow up then arrow down.
This seems to only work on cursors. The delays for ani's are ignored by botf and must be elsewhere - either trek.exe or maybe the wdf files.

Adding more frames is the only option atm.

Other things that could use improving:

Some animations are not 100x100 in size which causes them to be cut off (see AFC's image), Quintaine you should make them a bit smaller so they all fit into 100x100 pixels.

Some animations are showing a black square. This is caused by the black color not being the same around the star and so it isn't treated as transparent. It's very noticeable.

Other than that the animations are very nice.
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Post by anjel »

thunderchero wrote: As for the ones in combat these are hob files/gif files and would be much harder to create. (not impossible) but the rotation is even faster and it is unknown how to adjust speed.

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mmm... interesting, how is that ??? is there any post around to look for ????, i´ve always thougth it would nice to have better suns in combat, like the ones in bridge commander or legacy (i know... :? just a dream) and nebulas too.
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Post by thunderchero »

Hi Everyone,

First I want to thank Quintaine for starting this project. I hope this meets to your approval.

I have added some files for the suns during combat. Credit for these would still go to Quintaine since all my edited file were based on his files.

I also edited his ani files to resize and slow down rotation. As suggested above.

combat_ani_files.rar

to add file;

all ani files can just be added after un-raring file.

the files for combat suns

If adding to unedited vanilla. just add all files in combat folder

if adding to any edited version do not add palette.lst and texture.lst required registering new texture and setting all others to use own palette. and setting all sun hob files to correct gifs.

solarb.hob - sb_b1.gif, sb_b2.gif, sb_b3.gif, sb_b4.gif
solarg.hob - sg_b1.gif, sg_b2.gif, sg_b3.gif, sg_b4.gif
solaro.hob - sob1.gif, sob2.gif, sob3.gif, sob4.gif
solarr.hob - srb1.gif, srb2.gif, srb3.gif, srb4.gif
solarw.hob - swb1.gif, swb2.gif, swb3.gif, swb4.gif
solary.hob - syb1.gif, syb2.gif, syb3.gif, syb4.gif

in combat sun's (image photoshoped)

edited sun ani's (image photoshoped)


Quintaine original sun ani's (image photoshoped)

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Post by Martok »

Those look damn cool!
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Post by Tethys »

I really like the combat ones, there should be a way to scale them larger/smaller if im not mistaken. definitely download worthy :P

EDIT: TC if you would do my a good favor, could you take 2 of the suns and make them into 1 hob as a model? is this possible? or can u add 2 different sun gifs to 1 hob? =)
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Tethys wrote:I really like the combat ones, there should be a way to scale them larger/smaller if im not mistaken. definitely download worthy :P

EDIT: TC if you would do my a good favor, could you take 2 of the suns and make them into 1 hob as a model? is this possible? or can u add 2 different sun gifs to 1 hob? =)
yes just edit combat distance of the hob you want bigger/smaller

and yes again while I have not edited the hob files. I did switch hob files the files I used was from the wormhole hob and it uses an area of 128 x 64 so with some editing of the gif files it is possible.

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