Hey GlowBall, thanks for all of the tutorials. Been learning a lot. I have a question for you:
When I try to make a theme from a 480 video (854x480) I get a lot of stretch and the scene gets pixelated even though the video itself plays great. I get my still frames from an mp4 file I made.
Here's the thing: when I watch the mp4 video on my PS3 it looks great. Yet, when I use the stills from the mp4 in a theme it gets stretched. Is this due to the background dae file being a certain size (1920)? If so, is there any way to make a dae background file in other sizes (854x480, 1024x576)? Just curious. I opened your bg.dae file in cinema 4d but I couldn't figure out what to do with it. Any way you could help?
Yeah man the background is stretched out on animated themes but resizing the dae won't make any difference cus after resizing you have to move the dae forward mate cus dynamic themes are made up within 3d space. I maybe starting a thread on more technical stuff soon and will show you how to change dae files.
Hey Friend ,
So First thanks for the Tuts , they've helped me expand on my previous single image themes lol.
Alas , I am having an issue.
When I try to compile using the raf_compiler it says unable to load input file.
Image Dimensions are 1920x1080
Converts To DDS fine.
Creates tmp Folder with bg dae
I've stopped there in the tut so I don't get ahead of myself.
Curious if you also can explain how to remove the Zoom? Or if thats in the vid. I'll wait.
It's all about timing fella. Like I said before this version is meant to look professional, each zoom takes 4.0 seconds to move from a to b man but to make it non simple I tell the ps3 to wait 2 seconds before zooming again giving a total of 6.0 seconds for completion of the zoom. Each slide takes 8.0 seconds to change.
So knowing that piece of info you should understand with simple maths what you will want to do with the zoom timing mate but of course you need to know what goes where, so lets have a look at the script function camera_zoom
ifcamera.position->z != GlowBall3->z
camera.setPosition GlowBall3, 4.0, INTERPOLATION_BEZIER
camera.setPosition GlowBall5, 4.0, INTERPOLATION_BEZIER
So line 46 and 50 is the timing for zoom in/out easy enough yeah man? Now lets have a look a system timer 3 in the script (line 63)
System.timer = new IntervalTimer 6.0, camera_zoom
This is what the time it takes to complete the Pro SlideShow zoom. If the value of this timer is lower than the zoom (4.0) then the theme will not work man. If you don't understand or need help then just ask fella
Type these 2 commands in cmd.exe press enter after each 1 man.
Then upload a screenshot of the error fella. Is there only bg.dae in the tmp folder? cus this usually means you have spaces in your directory somewhere mate.
Dunno why but the forum dosn't let me use numbers followed by a ;
So to stop the zoom the values in line 20 and 21 have to be the same (15.5, 9.5, 49)
Hey Guys - Thanks for the Help
I got it going now
Turns out the issue was my OCD xD lol
My Need to organize that is lol.
If it's not placed in the Root C it wont work at all for some reason.
At least not for me.
Moved to Root - had it work out fine.
Also the themes working great too Much appreciated
I do have a few tweaks to make , to my images and such but easily done.
Also curious when it fades , it briefly goes darker then lights up.
Which line would remove that? Or is that just what it is?
Essentially I'm looking to have an overlapping transition.
For the images I'm using it'll work out I do believe
@GlowBall, I've been playing with the script a little and figured a few things out for myself and also with the help of Droopysp.
I do have a problem and a question. PROBLEM: I like to use the aspect ratio 'just scan' so I set the last number in lines 20 & 21 to 49. The random slide starts off that way then zooms out and stays at 47 for the duration of the theme. If I set the last number in lines 20 & 21 to 47 everything is fine, but I'm forced to use 16:9 ratio so there are no black boarders on my TV. I changed that number in the XML also and trying different combinations with no luck. QUESTION: How do I eliminate the Fade In? I just want Fade Out. I've been trying to figure things out myself, but I have a hard time testing since I have to share the TV with the fam, lol. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You