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Happy Birthday Carlfoxmarten! [Jan. 2nd, 2009|11:54 am]
Stephan
Happy Birthday Carl!!!

For he's a jolly good fellow,
for he's a jolly good fellow,
for he's a jolly good fellow,
and so say all of me! :)


So what do you have planned for the day...?
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2009-01-02 08:25 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I'll probably spend it working on an OpenGL font engine, you know, that kind of fun stuff...
(well, mostly fun. At least the end result will be fun, as it's not really Tetris without knowing what your score is!)

I might try working on updating that tutorial we were working on a while ago, or I might attempt to do more work on that website I'm designing, who knows?

Anyway, fun stuff.

Thanks again,
Carl.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2009-01-03 10:49 am (UTC)
Hi Carl,

I should be OK with GIMP for the time being. I've been practicing colour application, and I'm fairly confident with that. Layers is taking a bit longer to comprehend, but I'm able to use them sufficiently at this stage.

As previously mentioned, the current obstacle is one very large object I'm working on in Moray.

I'm curious though; what would the topic of the next tutorial be?

One piece of help I could really use at a distant future stage will be animating gifs. Can that be done in GIMP?
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2009-01-13 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm curious though; what would the topic of the next tutorial be?

Anything you think you'd need.
I don't know what might help the most next.

One piece of help I could really use at a distant future stage will be animating gifs. Can that be done in GIMP?

Animated gifs are pretty easy to do in the Gimp, actually.

One animated gif I did in the Gimp can be found here:
http://www.sfu.ca/~dvanhumb/cmpt363/images/working.gif

It's an animated progress bar for those times you don't know how long it'll be until done (usually called an "indeterminant" progress bar).

If you open it up in the Gimp, you'll see that each frame is shown as a single layer, with the bottom layer shown first, with the one above it being next.

When you save your multi-layered image as a gif, it will ask if you want to create an animated gif, then ask various parameters for it, including the amount of time between frames (I think it's in milliseconds, and there are 1000 milliseconds in one second), and if you wanted to give each frame a different delay, etc.

Quite powerful, and no additional libraries are needed for that one.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2009-01-13 11:35 am (UTC)
carlfoxmarten said:"Anything you think you'd need. I don't know what might help the most next.",
Me either. What I need at the moment (apart from decent air-conditioning) is time. If I were to draw a cartoon of myself at the office today it would have had me in the middle of the scene moving like a whirlwind replying to E-mails, phone calls and requests for assistance from colleagues. It was mad!

carlfoxmarten said:"One animated gif I did in the Gimp can be found here:
http://www.sfu.ca/~dvanhumb/cmpt363/images/working.gif",



That is EXACTLY the sort of thing I need!!! There will be some points in the comic which are sort of "viewpoints" from the AI mind perspective (GG1 in particular) and I'd like to spruce up the image by having blinking words and icons. That sort of stuff.

carlfoxmarten said:"If you open it up in the Gimp, you'll see that each frame is shown as a single layer, with the bottom layer shown first, with the one above it being next.

When you save your multi-layered image as a gif, it will ask if you want to create an animated gif, then ask various parameters for it, including the amount of time between frames (I think it's in milliseconds, and there are 1000 milliseconds in one second), and if you wanted to give each frame a different delay, etc.",
Aha! I was right in assuming that it would work by ordering the layers, and it's excellent news that the speed can be controlled so easily. Looks like I'm going to be in for some fun.

However the first scene where I'll be able to make use of this is a long way off. A lot more of the story to take place before then.

I was hoping to make some progress before my operation, but seems like (as usual) each task I start splinters into several other tasks bigger than the whole. I hate that. :(

At least I expect to be able to study while I'm on leave.
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