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GlowBall

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This video tutorial will show you how to create a Pro SlideShow dynamic PS3 theme.

Examples


Download - http://www.ps3-themes.com/art-.....eshow.html

Download - http://www.ps3-themes.com/gami.....eshow.html

Download - http://www.ps3-themes.com/gami.....eshow.html

Q&A

What is a dynamic theme?

A dynamic theme is simply a theme with a moving background made up with 3D models, textures and a script.

What's the difference between animated and dynamic themes?

Animated themes only have 1 effect which is a very fast slideshow, where as dynamic themes include multipe effects.

Why is this pro/dynamic?

Pro is the version of the slideshow style and there are 3 effects used
1. Timed camera zoom in/out
2. Random start image
3. Smooth fade transition between images

When I drag and drop the ProSlideShow.xml I don't get ProSlideShow.raf, Why?

The ProSlideShow folder must on the root of your C: drive. If you still get errors copy this command in cmd.exe

raf_compiler.exe C:\ProSlideShow\ProSlideShow.xml

Why do you do this GlowBall and for free too lol?

I do it cus I want people to enjoy spending time with thier PS3 console Smile and I believe that you can't put a price on fun.

Video Tutorial

Download links

ProSlideShow.zip (needed) - http://www.mediafire.com/?x8rt.....4lax39qdu4

Notepad++ (optional) - http://notepad-plus-plus.org/d.....6.1.2.html

**UPDATE**

Theme Creator Specifications - http://www.mediafire.com/?2jss.....mvqi8ck420

Original ProSlideShow.js (Advanced) - http://www.mediafire.com/?di5w.....15fa1bal4k

**UPDATE 2**

Change Fade Color

1. Download and copy ProSlideshow.js http://www.mediafire.com/?hpp6.....6lnhwq1fh3 to the ProSlideShow folder.

2. Open ProSlideshow.js in notepad++ and edit the fade_color units (Red, Green, Blue, Alpha) on line 4.

1.0 is equal to 100% so use this website to help http://www.december.com/html/s.....orper.html and alpha doesn't matter really cus the dds files don't contain it.

Show some appreciation it's FREEWink

Feedback is always welcome so if you like/dislike this tell me why? or simply say thank you Smile

Have fun and enjoy! Laugh

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AS you know i have tried this and its great just so smooth great job m8. So easy as well a very well put together theme package.

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Awesome f?@kin' job GlowBall. The tutorial is great too. Thank you for doing this for the PS3 community.

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Thanks I will be playing with this in my next themes.... ๐Ÿ™‚Laugh

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Ok, so I'm having a little trouble with this. I think the script calls for 7 background images ONLY, so I edited the .xml to accommodate only 4, but when I clean up and install on the PS3 it only shows image 4 static, no animation. Any help would be appreciated, thanks for your awesome work GlowBall.

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@ snakeman07

The script is complex and you can't really change the amount of slides unless you remove the random selection (selects a number 1-7). Best option for you mate would be to get more images or repeat them. If you wondering why it's satic and on image 4 it's because any error within the script the PS3 skips it completely and as image 4 is the last image it stays satic.

If you know how you can play around Smile but if you don't then it is not recommended as you can brick your PS3 Frown

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The copy to CMD to convert jpgs to dds aint working, its saying unspecified path, had files on desktop and tried to usea HDD so the really wont b any spaces...couldve made 30 themes by now, lol...THANX for making this process way simpler thoughCool

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@ droopysp

Which OS are you on man?

You can try setting jpg2dds.exe to run as administrator from the properties menu (right click). The tutorial set to run from the C:/ drive fella. Happy you see that it's a simpler process man that way even new themers can have a go.

Haha 30 themes Laugh you are a hardcore themer lol

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Thanks GlowBall, I guess I'll just add a few more wallpapers ๐Ÿ™‚ As for droopysp, are you sure you put it like this? C:ProSlideShow and not C:ProSlideshow/ProSlideshow? Because when you extract the zip file straight into the C drive it makes 2 ProSlideshow folders, one inside the other. It wasn't working for me either but I made sure it's just one folder in the C drive with the contents, not folder/folder/then contents.

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i got the files on my HDD, then i copied the whole folder to desktop...then worked from there

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@GlowBall : Slide Horizontal

var base_color = ;var hide_color = base_color * ;

var background = new Array(
new Actor("1")
, new Actor("2")
, new Actor("3")
, new Actor("4")
, new Actor("5")
);

var anim_length = 10.0;
var switch_time = 2.0;
var bg_current = -1;
var old_bg = bg_current;
var base_scale = background[0].scale;

for (var i = 0; i < background.length; i++)
{
background[i].position = ;
}

function hideBackground()
{
if (old_bg >= 0)
{
background[old_bg].position = ;
}
}

function calcBgIndex()
{
return (bg_current+1) % background.length;
}

function updateBackground()
{
if (bg_current >= 0)
{
old_bg = bg_current;
background[bg_current].setPosition(,switch_time);
System.timer[1] = new OneShotTimer(switch_time, hideBackground);
}

//next one
bg_current = calcBgIndex();
background[bg_current].setPosition(,switch_time);

}

function createIntervalTimer()
{
System.timer[3] = new IntervalTimer(anim_length, updateBackground);
updateBackground();
}

System.timer[2] = new OneShotTimer(849.0/60.0, createIntervalTimer);
updateBackground();

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@ corwin

That's pretty basic mate lol. I don't need help with dynamic themes and probably never will man. As you can tell from my own script that I am more advanced and moving an object from A to B is easy mate. I mean I done that without the SDK lol.

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some of my pictures are getting a "compressed image is not a multiple of 4" in the cmd? please help ๐Ÿ™‚

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@ noob

What dimensions are your .jpg images? cus this tutorial is idealy for 1920x1080 or 1280x720

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The dimensions vary. Some are more than 1920 x1080 and some are less. But some larger and smaller pictures work and do get converted into .dds and other pictures larger or smaller end up with that error and dont. here's a screencap ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/1471phillip/cmdproslideshow.jpgImage Enlarger

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To convert to DDS the dimensions need to be a multiple of meaning the number of pixels has to be divided evenly (no decimal) by 4.

1920 / 4 = 480 this will work for DDS Laugh

1569 / 4 = 392.25 this won'y work cus it evenly divided Cry

To quickly resize in windows right click the .jpg then click edit then resize use this pic to help

http://img860.imageshack.us/im.....obhelp.jpg

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Cool!! Thanks Glowball1!!! Okay, so I used photoscape to get a 16:9 cut out of a photo then opened it up in ms paint and skimmed off the excess until it was dividable by 4!!! Thanks!! Btw how can I change the name of the p3t file so when I install it into my ps3 I wont have a lot of themes with the proslideshow.p3t name? So far I'm loving this, thanks!

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@ noob

You can change the theme inforamtion (name, version etc) in the ProSlideShowTheme.xml. I show you how to in my tutorial mate. If you mean the actual .p3t file name it's easy just right click then re-name. I'm happy that you are enjoying it fella Laugh

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Thank you GlowBall for this I just created my first slideshow theme and I'm very happy. Thanks again.

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Okay sorry, lol. I was so excited to make my own themes that I stopped the video after four minutes. lol ๐Ÿ™‚ But thanks again!!!

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