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Not getting a raf file (full screen animated) getting tmp folder instead
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I am trying to get a full screen animated dynamic background. I've got 1080p video and 720p video, neither will make a raf file when I've tried.

I followed the guide, step by step. The 1080p video is 82 frames (5 less then max) and the 720p is 30 frames.

Steps I follow roughly are like this (as the tutorial says)
1. Import the video clip as a layers
2. Reverse layers so layer 1 is top (show all layers)
3. NO resizing is done, because full screen is intent, not window
4. Automating .DDS files for the layers into the AnimationFull (folder) as both destination and source
5. cutting out the extra lines of code down to (82 for the 1080p and 30 for the 720p) size, in both files with note pad ++
6. dragging the XML file over the raf compiler, then it just creates a tmp folder and no raf.
7. ????? process stops here.

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I am using CS3 (can upgrade if its needed)
I have made a successful "windowed" dynamic background that worked (mostly aside from the border frame showing up at the end of the clip each time) using the same method provided in the tutorial.
So I know it works because I've done it one before. I have just never made a fully animated background.

P.S. I also need help figuring out how to change icons. Also, the icons I want to use, are in another .p3t file (someone else' theme) how can I extract them or use them for mine? (I searched for 2-3hrs online and couldn't find their icons for download anywhere. I know other people have used them and given credit though, so it has to be possible?)

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hay man when you delete the lines in notepad make sure there are no spaces between the lines, and choose save all .. that might help.. icons easy pezy if you look at the top of this page on this site you will see Extractor that will get you icons you want from themes .
changing the icons all you do is drag and drop the icons you want into the theme folder replacing the old ones ...Cool

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Thanks for the reply, there is no extra spaces in the lines of code. after I deleted what I wanted, i deleted the spaces up to where the next line of code starts (well 1 space in between as the rest of the coding is)

Ill look for the extractor and see.

edit: I double checked my note++ edits, none had any un needed spaces. Also the extractor worked, so thanks, still cant make it work though (the raf compiler)

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Do the DDS file names match the names in the XML and JS files? Usually it's an issue with something not matching with file names and XML and JS entries. Usually.
When you download the Extractor, to get the icons, open the Extractor folder and drop the P3T onto the EXE. It will create a folder with the icons you want. You may have to search for that folder, but for me the folder shows up where the P3T is located.

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ok well maybe you should start again from the start , make your dds files save to animated folder , edit xml in notepad make sure all the files are there needed for the animated theme , drag your xml onto raf compiler make sure you delete the tmp folder from the previous theme that didnt work first , its been a while since i made one man ...

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I've started again multiple times. I will try again just to see if maybe I missed a step.

1 question:

When I make the batch automater (DDS Save > DDS Apply), do I have to REMAKE that for each theme, or will the original one still work?

I've been using the already saved automater to batch.

Also is there a frames / resolution limit for full screen videos that I might be missing? I've had a 720 at 30 frames and a 1080 at 80 (both of which are under 87)

the .dds files should match. They are go 1.dds 2.dds 3.dds through 9.dds (for single digits)

I am following 100% the same method I used to make my windowed animated for full animated (minus adding border and minus resizing images to 640 x 360)

The extractor worked, I got the icons. So I just drag and drop them into the "AnimatedFull > Theme" folder?

EDIT: Just wanted to add, I'm starting fresh again. During the automate batch for dds files, I get a pop-up from collada on Photoshop asking me for width / height in pixels and its default is 1024 x 1024, so I just hit ok. This isnt mentioned in the guide or Radz video. So i didnt want to change anything.

EDIT EDIT EDIT!!!::::: I got the raf file, but now I cant compile the theme into the p3t file, its telling me I'm having issues with my icons stuff about .gim and such .... I extracted icons from another theme, and just moved them into the folder for theme and removed the old icons. What did I do wrong?

EXAMPLE: E:/ authoricon_1.gim is not a png. (there is a .gim and a png for each file) but the compiler stops with that error before making it any further. I tried deleting the .gim file and leaving just the png file

Then it says: "E:/ no such file or directory for authoricon_1.gim

So when it finds it. Its wrong. When it doesnt find it. Its wrong. :( (((

No idea what to do.

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Resolutions supported : 15 frames with 1920x1080, 19 frames 1700x956, 34 frames 1280x720, 65 frames 920x516 and 87 with 640x360 or 640x480.

The batch you created doesn't have to be remade if you made it correctly and saved it.

Not sure about the collada thing, but you should probably input the size of your images.

Open the authoricon in Photoshop and save it as a PNG. Then name it authoricon_1.gim

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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said

Resolutions supported : 15 frames with 1920x1080, 19 frames 1700x956, 34 frames 1280x720, 65 frames 920x516 and 87 with 640x360 or 640x480.

The batch you created doesn't have to be remade if you made it correctly and saved it.

Not sure about the collada thing, but you should probably input the size of your images.

Open the authoricon in Photoshop and save it as a PNG. Then name it authoricon_1.gim

I tried opening Authoricon in Photoshop and saving it as a PNG, and naming it Authoricon_1.gim but it still has the same issue, Nothing changed. ANy other idea?

I tried using the original icons and even that gives me the same error.

"E:/filelocation/AnimatedFull/Theme/authoricon_1.gim is not a png
failed."
And if I delete authoricon_1.gim it says
"[Errno 2] no such file or directory:
E:/filelocation/AnimatedFull/Theme/authoricon_1.gim
failed."

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I think it's because the file's extension is GIM and not PNG. When you save it as a PNG name it 'author'. Open the folder that file is in then rename it 'authoricon_1.gim'. No quotes. No capitals. In actuality the file name will be 'authoricon_1.gim.png', but you shouldn't see the PNG part.

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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said

I think it's because the file's extension is GIM and not PNG. When you save it as a PNG name it 'author'. Open the folder that file is in then rename it 'authoricon_1.gim'. No quotes. No capitals. In actuality the file name will be 'authoricon_1.gim.png', but you shouldn't see the PNG part.

the file is authoricon_1.gim (mouse over listed as png) I have deleted, reloaded, resaved, renamed, anything I could think of and no luck.

Also, just wanted to toss this out there, would you be willing to skype (text not voice) to make things quicker? Its up to you, no pressure.

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I think the problem is in the XML check the file with notepad++ to see if the file is writed correctly or if is missing inside the XML. If is missing write the code and if the archive is named incorrectly change the name acording to your file.

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Faxtron said

I think the problem is in the XML check the file with notepad++ to see if the file is writed correctly or if is missing inside the XML. If is missing write the code and if the archive is named incorrectly change the name acording to your file.

The XML file im using is the one given in the bundle from Glowball, it worked before for a windowed theme. I wouldn't know how to edit any code beyond the tutorial. It makes no sense to me. Is there something I could upload and have someone check?

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Ok upload your XML and icons to see what is the problem. Is late and I have to work tomorrow so if you are there try to upload now.

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Faxtron said

Ok upload your XML and icons to see what is the problem. Is late and I have to work tomorrow so if you are there try to upload now.

What website can I use to upload them? Do you have skype, I can send them quick that way, or do you know a website? I can upload very quick if you know a good free webhost site for files.

Do you want me to just send the whole theme folder with the xml file in it

edit: The Icons i'm using have your authoricon in it ... so I think they are yours? They are Evangelion icons just thought id add that.

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Upload it using mediafire or other you trust.

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Faxtron said

Upload it using mediafire or other you trust.

Ok, I uploaded it, I hope i did it right. I'm right here at my PC and im refreshing constantly, so you can tell me if I didnt upload it right, and ill try again.

http://www.mediafire.com/?ohkn.....ec3njd14un

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Ok let see what happen there.

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Faxtron said

Ok let see what happen there.

Perfect let me know what you find out.

Im using the Icons from your Animated Evangelion theme. I liked your theme, but the repeating background reset drove me nuts. So I made my own evangelion animated background

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Ok your problem is what I said at the beginning is the XML inside don't match with the icons names. Thats is the problem. Wait a few min. I will prepare a new folder with all the files and the p3t and I will reupload it to mediafire for you.

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Faxtron said

Ok your problem is what I said at the beginning is the XML inside don't match with the icons names. Thats is the problem. Wait a few min. I will prepare a new folder with all the files and the p3t and I will reupload it to mediafire for you.

Ah I see, sorry, I am not very skilled at this. I figured the coding would have to be the same for all files, and that if I was to copy and paste the files from your extracted Evangelion theme that it would work. :( :(

I really appreciate you helping me! And thank you for helping me. ^^

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