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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Bootman on August 26, 2012, 05:50:12 am



Title: Talana animated gif.
Post by: Bootman on August 26, 2012, 05:50:12 am
Anyone have a complete animated .gif for Talana?  I found one on Samatra.net but it is incomplete.  Is there a way to generate one from the game?

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: Talana animated gif.
Post by: Bootman on August 27, 2012, 04:45:16 am
In uqm\content\comm\syreen I am seeing the .png files and it looks like they are called from the .ani file.

Any suggestions on how to stitch it together?

I am assuming that the .ani file is not anything standard and is proprietary to uqm.

Looks like the last two numbers in the lines of the .ani files are offsets.  They are negative, so 0 0 is going to be the top left corner.


Title: Re: Talana animated gif.
Post by: meep-eep on August 27, 2012, 08:48:16 pm
doc/devel/aniformat (http://sc2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/sc2/trunk/sc2/doc/devel/aniformat?revision=1565) in the source tree contains the description of the .ani file format.
The animations consists of mostly independently moving parts.
How these frames are cycled is determined by the code, in src/uqm/comm/<race>/<race>c.c. Search for AlienAmbientArray.

You may find that there are actually a few unused frames (such as mouths for the Spathi).


Title: Re: Talana animated gif.
Post by: Serosis on August 28, 2012, 09:42:44 pm
There's a few gifs in PoNaF if you know where to look. (http://www.star-control.com/hosted/happycamper/gifs/)

Here's the only Talana I found. (http://www.star-control.com/hosted/happycamper/gifs/syreen-laying.gif)