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hihosilver

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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2009, 05:21:35 am »

Johnar, regarding free file hosting, I believe i have a good solution for you.
You may have noticed that Anim8or.org is basically gone, well it has been transformed into CG-nation.com, which provides members with a good deal of free filespace.  I hope that helps!
Great to see you back in the community again
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2009, 09:28:35 am »

I think he means this:

It is LED Display Screen.

Yes, this effect can be easily animated.  You only need textures.  The pictures or messages should look like made up of small squares or bulbs.



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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2009, 12:25:17 pm »

Hey Indian8or yes thats exactly what I mean. I was trying to see if morph targets would allow my to change the texture but it didnt work. But basically what you have posted but moving like the first scene in Blade Runner with the Japanese girl if that helps.
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2009, 02:01:54 pm »

Mysterysmith.  I know what exactly you want.  Do this,

Either make your own 2 D animation clip or download it from the net.  See that it should be small.

Then, split that animation clip into frames or images using softwares like VirtualDub.

Then, using Terranim8or's animated background feature, display the sequence of images in anim8or.

Refer terranim8or's tutorial page for 'How to do it".

Remember, to achieve the effect you want you need sequence of images that will be displayed on a stationary board.  So, this can be achieved with a short code, which the terranim8or generates for us.

However, if you want to generate just a simple moving message like a scrolling text, you can do it in anim8or scene mode itself by turning the object's visibility on and off.
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2009, 07:28:12 pm »

Johnar, regarding free file hosting, I believe i have a good solution for you.
You may have noticed that Anim8or.org is basically gone, well it has been transformed into CG-nation.com, which provides members with a good deal of free filespace.  I hope that helps!
Great to see you back in the community again

I beg to differ on that statement HiHo to some degree, Anim8or.org has actually been re-directed to www.animanon.com as Rounder felt it fitted the criteria for new users rather than CG-Nation and felt it was moving away from Anim8or and concentrating on more "professional" software.

The domain name anim8or.org is still held (as far as I am aware)
 by Rounder.

We are more than willing to host anybodies videos/animations or files on animanon, as our competitions confur,

we have operated a " Buddy/Mentor " system for some time any new user to anim8or can submit to that   

The Billboard posted by captaindrewi can be found in our articles section
http://www.animanon.com/Forum/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=18  with .an8 files to aid understanding.

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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2009, 11:32:54 pm »

 OK.  Mystertysmith, I think Indian8or has the same answers as i would have given.
 Now that i understand what type of billboard you are talking about, it seems that maybe i've missed my chance at posting my 'mechanical' examples in this post.
 But i might upload and put a link into 'finished works and works in progress', for anyone that might want to see it anyway.

 Thanks Hiho. :)

 Kreator. Cheers for that info.

 Mysterysmith. Good luck with your project. ;)

Edit: have uploaded vid, is now processing.
 Will add link in Finished works this afternoon.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 11:39:54 pm by johnar »
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 06:57:16 pm »

we still want to see those johnar :)
an lcd animated billboard is what we should be calling it perhaps.

i suppose you could superimpose a template over the images of
the animation to get the lcd screen effect.
i'm going to have a bash at one. 8)
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2009, 02:47:02 am »

 Cool. I'm gonna have a bash at 1 too. :)

(My mechanical versions are posted in Works in Progress forum.)
 
 Cheers for the comment headwax. :)
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009, 03:34:36 am »

i have had a go  :) movie and files on animanon
.an8 files

UPDATE... added another zip at animanon
with changes to transparency image also using  bump and emmissive settings.
works better. further  tinkering would produce better results i'm sure.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2009, 01:52:42 pm by captaindrewi »
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009, 07:39:17 pm »

Kreator, sorry, no disrespect intended there!  I had forgotten it was redirected.
Basically what we're trying to get across here is that there's a great deal of resources from the different forums for you!
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Re: Moving Billboards
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2009, 12:07:18 am »

Thanks all so much for this, I think I still havent got it working exactly how I need, but its not an issue right at the moment. I really like johnar's billboards and Ill prolly use that example in the future.

Anyway thankyou all very much :D
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