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hitthebongo is not online. Last active: 10/29/2011 8:39:42 AM hitthebongo
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Poor Mans Background Motion Textures
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 05:17 PM
I've been playing around with the GIMP to produce various obscure textures and patterns for use in MM2. The idea being to get for instance a whirly type background and then apply some custom xml to spin the graphic. It's a cheap and bodged way of trying to create motion textures, but I think it works. The idea is to use it as a text background or backdrop for image overlays (which is where Rehans PIP Plus comes in useful !)

I've got a 3Mb example here

All the images used are JPEGS with the exception of the PNG overlays.

I've posted loads of images and xml code on Googles excellent Blogger service (fortunately they do free image hosting)...

If anyone fancies playing around with the spin effects and can't be bothered to create their own images - here's the blog I've created:

backgroundfx.blogspot.com

I'm not an artist and heavily rely on click and drag methods so don't be to critical on my DIY efforts !

The xml I've been using is below. Many thanks to the work of others as I'd be scratching in the dirt otherwise.


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">

<Effect name="SPINFX Flip fwd" iconid="34" comment="Fwd Flip">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="out" />
<Param name="ShowABack" value="true" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="1" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Flip back" iconid="34" comment="Back Flip">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="in" />
<Param name="ShowABack" value="true" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="1" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Flip out" iconid="34" comment="Flip Out">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.2" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="in" />
<Param name="ShowABack" value="true" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="0.5" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Pinwheel CW" iconid="34" comment="Clockwise rotation">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="1" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="SPINFX Pinwheel CCW" iconid="34" comment="Anti Clockwise rotation">

<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="1" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Door Revolve CW " iconid="34" comment="SPINFX Door Revolve CW">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.00" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.00" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="up" />
<Param name="ShowABack" value="true" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="0.5" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Door Revolve CCW " iconid="34" comment="SPINFX Door Revolve CCW">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.00" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.00" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="down" />
<Param name="ShowABack" value="true" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="0.5" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Pinwheel zoom CW" iconid="34" comment="SPINFX CW with zoom">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.66" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.66" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="0.5" />
</Effect>

<Effect name="SPINFX Pinwheel zoom CCW" iconid="34" comment="SPINFX CCW with zoom">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="1.66" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.66" />
<Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
<Param name="ExponentialProgressScale" value="0.5" />
</Effect>

</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

Rehan is not online. Last active: 5/8/2012 5:49:17 PM Rehan
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Re: Poor Mans Background Motion Textures
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 07:11 PM
Excellent blog entries. Well done.

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