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Author Topic: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen  (Read 10104 times)

3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2008, 08:05:49 pm »

WOW! Looks very professional... hmm... can you give any tips on how to get a good looking uncrowded layout?
I'm doing Graphics in school, gcse, and it would probably help quite a bit.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2008, 08:57:08 pm »

Steve, could you make an option to turn the splash screen off? Anim8or could start much faster if the splash screen wouldnt delay it (right?). I'd like to start right away, without having to watch at a screen for 2 seconds first.

It's not really an issue, i'd just like the option.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2008, 09:03:26 pm »

If you want to skip the splash screen, click "mode>object" (or any other). You'll jump directly to the mode you selected instead of waiting for the splash screen to disappear.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2008, 04:13:49 pm »

@kubajzz

i know, and i always do that when im in a hurry, but it would still be nice if it could be skipped altogether.....
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2008, 07:32:20 pm »

Now you're just being picky. Something like the splash screen serves not just to show off some sort of graphic, it's crediting Steve for his work. It's the least he can ask of you.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2008, 05:24:55 pm »

Keep the splash screen - After all, it's free with the program. LOL!

He should have random splash screens that come up! That would be cool

Get the art form the users in this forum.
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2008, 05:28:15 pm »

Great Idea!
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2008, 05:29:51 pm »

thats what they do on art of illusion.

it's really cool.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2008, 05:46:24 pm »

thanks for all the feedback, everyone :)

i'll try and find time to do an upgrade on this someday...

can you give any tips on how to get a good looking uncrowded layout?
I'm doing Graphics in school, gcse, and it would probably help quite a bit.
sorry, joe, meant to reply to this earlier but it slipped through the net a bit...

i find one of the best things to do, to help an image stay looking clean and tidy, is to limit the number of shapes and colours you're working with.  in this splash screen, you can see i've basically got rectangle shapes (including the rather squarish font), contrasting with the sphere which is Robin's body.  that's basically it - rectangles and spheres.  and in terms of the colour, it's all about red, white, and a few shades of grey, with a splash or two of yellow to liven it up.  if you base your composition around 2 or 3 main shapes, and 2 or 3 main colours, that should help a lot to keep it looking tidy and coherent, even if it's actually a bit complex.  the current splashscreen, by contrast, has all sorts of shapes and colours vying for your attention, which makes it harder to pick out a central focal area.  you could write volumes about image composition (people have done, too), but if you want a simple, solid piece of advice to go with for keeping it uncrowded, this is probably one of the best tips out there.  it's the one that does the most for me, anyway.  hope it helps you too ;)

He should have random splash screens that come up! That would be cool
i like this idea.  8)

- colclough
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2008, 12:35:06 pm »

Hadn't tought about the credit thing.......

ah well, he's got an entire community of Steve-fans behind him :-)

I don't think we have to worry about his name getting lost in history. When 1.0 comes out, he will have pioneered free 3d-applications, writing history with it.

But if its for credit-sake, i dont mind the splash anymore ;-)
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 03:19:42 pm »

How would you change the loading screen in anim8or?
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2008, 04:54:41 pm »

Thank you, colclough, most inciteful.   :D
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2008, 01:33:43 am »

In other words, use the K.I.S.S approach to composition, complexities will work themselfs in later, when you are ready.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2008, 09:52:41 pm »

Like It :) :) It would be a great change.
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