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El Diablito
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Yes, i was wrong.
I said "stop fade effect".
Excuse me. I wanted to stop the zoom effect. ๐Ÿ˜›
Thanx!!!

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August 15, 2012 - 7:32 am

Thanks so much for this stuff GlowBall! I'm kinda new but I've been working at getting the ProSlideShow.raf forever and I've tried everything! I input the command in cmd.exe and it comes up as:

ERROR: Bad input file
ERROR
---------------------------------
RAF Compiler Failed

Yell
I also get a file called tmp.
Really not sure what to do.Cry
Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you! Wink

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August 15, 2012 - 7:35 am

Correction: I get a FOLDER called tmp, not a file.

Thanks again for any help.

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thanks glowball for the tutorial but i have a question is it possible to have pro slideshow but in the animated window style?

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@donstickygreen It is possible without the zoom, but it is not easy (for me at least). I started to do it with some success, but testing was too time consuming (I got a family, lol). I was doing it with the Animated Border, but in principle the Animated Window is the same thing.

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@DeDiablo Make sure every entry in the XML has a file to point to. For instance, if 'ambient_light.dae is in the XML, make sure a file with that name is in the same folder. If you are using less than 7 pics there a few things you'll need to change in the XML and JS files. It usually fails because the XML or JS file is referring to a file that isn't in the same folder.

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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said

@donstickygreen It is possible without the zoom, but it is not easy (for me at least). I started to do it with some success, but testing was too time consuming (I got a family, lol). I was doing it with the Animated Border, but in principle the Animated Window is the same thing.

alrite m8 ill give it a go & see what happens lol cheers for your reply

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cant seem to get the pro slide show to make raf file in the animated window any ideas

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Check my comment above.
Also the problem i was having with it before i stopped was the border was small in the middle of the screen. I think i had to create a new .dae file with 3DSmax. You have to put the border parameters in the xml file and put border.dae in the same folder. I didn't add it to the js file.

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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said

@donstickygreen It is possible without the zoom, but it is not easy (for me at least). I started to do it with some success, but testing was too time consuming (I got a family, lol). I was doing it with the Animated Border, but in principle the Animated Window is the same thing.

This is exactly what I want too!

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RADZ said

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.

Man I did it slideshow works but my custom icons didn't help

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corwin said

@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();

@GlowBall or anyone else who can help: What part of this script tells the actors to move horizontally? How can I make them move vertically?

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@ uLtRaMa6nEt1c

There are no actual positions set into this script cus when you copy and paste into the forum it removes them but I don't know why?? Confused. Anyhow you would need to put them into the script yourself and test cus I no longer use this script for my themes cus it's too complex for the job it does fella.

So just get the original background actor position from the .sxml in the tmp folder and add it in the script everywhere you see .position or .setposition. You also have to have a duaration time set for the of position movement. Like this

background[bg_current].setPosition (2.0, )

So thats .setPosition (movement duration, position)

Once thats done change the position for each slightly then test man.

If I remeber correctly where it's says

[i].position - is the base/original position

[old_bg].position - is the old image position of course but only comes into play when the background repeats and same with if (bg_current >= 0) section

//next one [bg_current].setPosition - is the most important cus this will be setting the position when the background changes image

If you don't understand this script then just wait for my new one cus it's very easy to understand and additions or modifications are simple to input fella Smile

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@GlowBall - Thanks a lot. I actually do understand it. This is a script I think I can make/alter. I may just take your suggestion and wait though. idk
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I tried making my own pro slide show and encountered a problem.

I followed the instruction to the letter and generated 7 dds files respective to my own pictures. Then I dragged XML onto RAF compiler and it says error, unable to open this exe.

I tried again with the original pictures included in rar file and the same thing happened still

I am on Vista running the latest update possible(well, as late as Windows Update can provide). Am I still missing a component?

I am noob at this so please helpCry

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Make sure the names of your DDS files are the same as in XML and JS files. If you continue to have problems, PM me the files and I'll take a look at them.

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First off Thank you for the tut and the tools to build these themes my issue is a little more basic, The Raf Compiler will not start for me every time I try to build a raf file. I get " C:\ProSlideShow\raf__Compiler.exe This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. Dose anyone have a work around for this that I can use some system spec of my pc is

Dell Lat 520
512 shared memory 1.28 duel core processor
window XP

any advice would be helpful

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Is your ProSlideShow folder is inside a ProSlideShow folder? This happens sometimes when RAR or ZIP files are unpacked. Make sure there is only one ProSlideShow folder.

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Okay I think it might be my inf because I don't see a destination address in the file it's self, but it could be there. It's been some time I look at anything that resemble code...lol here what I have in my inf file

# SCE CONFIDENTIAL
# Copyright (C) 2009 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
# All Rights Reserved.
#

# Geometry
[BIN]raf_geom.exe --enable-scaled-skinning --inv-bind-mats-out [OUT].edge.invbind [IN].dae [OUT].edge

# Skeleton
[BIN]raf_anim.exe -skel [IN].dae [OUT].skel

# Animation
[BIN]raf_anim.exe -anim [IN].dae [SKEL].skel [OUT].anim

# Texture(jpeg)
cp [INFILE] [OUTFILE]

# Texture(dds)
[BIN]dds2gtf.exe [IN].dds -o [OUT].gtf

# Script
[BIN]raf_script.exe [IN].js ; mv [IN].jsx [OUT].jsx

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Sorry about the INF thing. I got that confused with another related program. (I edited my last post)
Put the ProSlideShow folder in the C drive along side the PROGRAM FILES and WINDOWS folders. I didn't have to do this but it may help. You might want to download it again. Maybe it was incomplete or something.
I'm not sure what's wrong - just throwing some suggestions out there.

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