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Vote for your favorite splash screen

ENSONIQ5
- 4 (8.3%)
kreator
- 6 (12.5%)
fromsoysauce
- 10 (20.8%)
thecolclough
- 17 (35.4%)
ronaldefarmer
- 5 (10.4%)
Kunihiko
- 6 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Voting closed: May 28, 2017, 11:42:28 pm


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Author Topic: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen  (Read 11750 times)

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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #150 on: May 30, 2017, 09:55:51 pm »

Nobody likes a good 3d text object more than I do.
i had kinda noticed that :D

Also I want to say thanks and congrats to Steve for getting this far with the cool little program!
i'll second that!

The only possible change I can think of that would make it better is if a little Robin got in through one of those windows and was seen flying through the scene (or perhaps sitting on the number eight) and leaving a small "deposit" for good luck! ;-)
something to bear in mind for v1.1, maybe :)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #151 on: May 31, 2017, 01:08:37 am »

Congrats thecolclough!! Hopefully we can have these every 5 "point" versions or so, that'd be a lot of fun! :)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #152 on: May 31, 2017, 08:01:53 am »

As an idle bystander I actually found all the entries great!
I was about to suggest that they all should be included and shown in rotation, so that none of these efforts would be wasted, but I didn't want to disrupt the competition so I later considered maybe PM Steve about letting the competition run but in fact put all the entries into final product, but(again) I eventually backed out after rethinking that the extra splash screens would bloat the executable further.

Eventually this doesn't matter! Apparently Steve had already thought of this and settled this in a much better way by putting the extra screens into an external file (which I suppose could be deleted if someone is really that desperate to save those 2+ MB disk space).

Instead of seeing a fixed splash screen, I'd like to see all of them from time to time though, so I'll suggest maybe we should have a random mode (or just rotate the screens in order each time Anim8or starts) in future releases, maybe using "-splash -1" or whatever as parameter.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #153 on: May 31, 2017, 09:47:05 am »

The only possible change I can think of that would make it better is if a little Robin got in through one of those windows and was seen flying through the scene (or perhaps sitting on the number eight) and leaving a small "deposit" for good luck! ;-)
something to bear in mind for v1.1, maybe :)
I was thinking somthing along the lines of this....  8)  .. Just a quick mock-up!
The "deposit" would probably look more effective if it was mainly dripping from the top edge(s) of one or more letters down the face, and maybe even pooling on the floor below, however I've just quickly grabbed what I could from imagery on the web, so it's not very effective, but is just to give some idea of what I was thinking.... :)
« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 10:01:05 am by chuft-captain »
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #154 on: May 31, 2017, 12:19:42 pm »

As an idle bystander I actually found all the entries great!
I was about to suggest that they all should be included and shown in rotation, so that none of these efforts would be wasted, but I didn't want to disrupt the competition so I later considered maybe PM Steve about letting the competition run but in fact put all the entries into final product, but(again) I eventually backed out after rethinking that the extra splash screens would bloat the executable further.

Eventually this doesn't matter! Apparently Steve had already thought of this and settled this in a much better way by putting the extra screens into an external file (which I suppose could be deleted if someone is really that desperate to save those 2+ MB disk space).

Instead of seeing a fixed splash screen, I'd like to see all of them from time to time though, so I'll suggest maybe we should have a random mode (or just rotate the screens in order each time Anim8or starts) in future releases, maybe using "-splash -1" or whatever as parameter.

Congratulations thecolclough and to everyone that entered the contest. I would be happy with any of the entries. So, while I've uploaded the official v1.0 release here with thecolclough's winning "Red Letter Day" as the new splash screen, I've also included a .dll that with all the entries. Place this file in the same directory as anim8or.exe and it will use a different one each time it's run. Or, to always see your favorite you can use the command line:

anim8or.exe -splash #

where # is a number from 1 to 7. (I added the original Anim8or splash as number 7 even though it wasn't in the contest. Hope nobody minds!)



As far as I can see it randomly selects an image, cannot get it keep displaying a single favourite!
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #155 on: May 31, 2017, 01:45:28 pm »

For example type this on the command line:

anim8or.exe -splash 2

and it will display fromsoysauce's colorful scene.

Note: this only works for the v.10 release.


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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2017, 03:48:56 pm »

 :P Oh, my bad for not reading thoroughly the whole post(I only saw the -splash part), so it's already random if the parameter is not specified.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #157 on: May 31, 2017, 04:37:43 pm »

... or simply rename or remove the DLL which is sitting in the Anim8or directory.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #158 on: May 31, 2017, 05:12:39 pm »

For example type this on the command line:

anim8or.exe -splash 2

and it will display fromsoysauce's colorful scene.

Note: this only works for the v.10 release.



Sorry Steve,  now forgive if I am thick, (Its My Age, retirement fast approaching!!)but what command line?  Do you mean in the icon for anim8or, as I just click on that on the desktop.


If that is the right action, then I still get a random image appearing and not the specific one relating to 2.


 in  fact i tried every number from 1 thru 7 and it still does a random pick. I have V1.00 and the dll in an Anim8or directory
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #159 on: May 31, 2017, 06:36:58 pm »

Right click on the anim8or shortcut on your desktop.
Select properties.
Add  -splash 2  at the end of the target line.
Click on apply.
Should work that way.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #160 on: May 31, 2017, 06:53:53 pm »

Follow Claude's instructions
 Was about to post same (except I was going to suggest making a copy of the default shortcut first.
-- Also, you should ignore my earlier advice to temove the DLL ... I thought you wanted the new default splash, but I realize you're after your own version.

The command line Steve is referring to is the Windows cmd.exe (type cmd in the search field of the windows menu and you'll see it.)

Claude's instructions are equivalent to the cmd line instructions from Steve, -- it just gives you a more convenient way to run it. ( If you want you can even create 7 different shortcuts and simply vary the final number specified in the target field in order to have the choice of all 7 splash screens whenever you like depending on your mood.)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #161 on: May 31, 2017, 07:26:47 pm »

Claude: Nope it don`t work for me, each time I get a random splash screen. Did exactly as you suggested.


Chuft-Captain: Certainly not going down that way, much to long winded having to navigate through DOS to get to where I want to be.


Just a point who`s splashscreen is who, number wise?



« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 07:45:16 pm by kreator »
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #162 on: May 31, 2017, 08:25:59 pm »

There's a space missing between splash and 2.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #163 on: May 31, 2017, 08:33:12 pm »

forgive me, but I tried several ways with spaces, no spaces, Capitals no capitals, just the hash with a 2, but still getting absolutely nowhere.


Update: re downloaded the files again and stuck them in the dir ... corrupt dll file? anyways its working now on -splash 3 whoopee!!
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #164 on: May 31, 2017, 08:54:29 pm »

Chuft-Captain: Certainly not going down that way, much to long winded having to navigate through DOS to get to where I want to be.
Kreator: No need for DOS, these are windows shortcuts. For your convenience I'm made them for anyone that wants them. Just extract the attached Zip onto your desktop or the folder of your choice.
NOTE that after extracting you will have to edit the target box in each shortcut and change "C:\Anim8or\v1.0\Anim8or.exe" to the location of your own anim8tor 1.0 executable. (eg. "C:\Program Files\Anim8or\Anim8or.exe")
Note also that if spaces are involved such as in "Program Files" you WILL need the quotes as well.

1 = thecolclough
2 = fromsoysauce
3 = kreator
4 = ENSONIQ5
5 = Kunihiko
6 = ronaldefarmer
7 = old splash
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