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GlowBall

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@ Lanes8

Glad to hear it fella Laugh 18+ lol

@ noob

no need to say sorry man Cry ha lol. hope to see your creations soon enough Laugh

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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?

Thanks,

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This will sound stupid but how do you add sounds.

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@ SlyClops

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.

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@ TheLoneWolf989

If you mean background sound mate you can't. If you mean cursor sounds then look in the themes forum man.

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Hey Friend ,

So First thanks for the Tuts , they've helped me expand on my previous single image themes lol.
It's appreciated.

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
7 Images
Converts To DDS fine.

Creates tmp Folder with bg dae

Advice?
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.
Much Obliged.

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@ macbre

Thank you mate Smile

Are the dds images named 1-7 or different?

To stop the zoom is really easy just change line 20 in ProSlideShow.js to look like this

var GlowBall3 = ;

This just makes the camera position stay in the same position.

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@Glowball
is there a way to have the slideshow zoom from small to large only on each image...not small to large then large to small

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Hello Hello

Yes , Each image is named 1-7 I just replaced the images as per tutorial instructions.
Is there an Image Size Restriction?
Maybe Detail restriction? Perhaps only certain colour profiles are allowed?
Taking shots in the Dark here 😛

And Thanks
Changing The Line now
Much Obliged

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@MACBRE

FOR THE STILL EFFECT LINE 20 AND 21 MUST HAVE THESE DIMENSIONS

;

@GLOWBALL

dont have a clue on how to have the slideshow zoom from small to large only on each image…not small to large then large to small
YellYellYell

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macbre
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So just to confirm
To prevent zooming in or out

I need to change Line 20 and 21 to read ;
I will not loose the transition effect from one image to the other ?

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@ droopysp

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

function camera_zoom()
{
ifcamera.position->z != GlowBall3->z
{
camera.setPosition GlowBall3, 4.0, INTERPOLATION_BEZIER
}
else
{
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[3] = 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 Wink

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@ macbre

Type these 2 commands in cmd.exe press enter after each 1 man.

cd C:\ProSlideShow

raf_compiler.exe ProSlideShow.xml

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)

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@MACBRE LINE 21 SHOULD HAVE THE SAME DIMENSIONS AS LINE 20 AND IT'LL WORK NO PROBLEM GOT ONE COMING REAL SOONCool

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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.

SO!
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

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Great job with this Glowball. Im pretty sure theres a way to alter the code to enable different transition animations or program your own right?

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@ SPLITTA

Thanks... nice to see u back man Laugh

Yeah the script is pretty simple so some alterations can be made fella. If you know how you can program your own but I will be starting a tutorial on the basics soon Smile

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@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

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@GlowBall, Also, is there a way to make 2 or more anim_1.jpg to play one after the other instead of one constantly looping?

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I might try one Pro Slideshow theme thanks to this, GlowBall. You're frickin' awesome.

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