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SYN DEMO: Weather effects - snow and rain

synthesissynthesis Posts: 1,693Member
Here is a demo I just made.
It uses animated tiles as a texture to simulate snow or rain.
Very lightweight on the game. Adjust the actor rotation for different angles and the animation frame rate for speed of fall.

http://gamesalad.com/game/play/77808

Comments

  • JackBQuickJackBQuick Posts: 524Member
    Cool! Looking forward to getting home and seeing what you've done.
  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,684Member
    The rain is really cool :)

    Darren.
  • AppChogieAppChogie Posts: 503Member
    that is very impressive like Darren I like the rain the best, great work!
  • hrsmediahrsmedia Posts: 522Member
    Nicely done..
  • synthesissynthesis Posts: 1,693Member
    By customizing the image tiles in the animation...you can create your own effect style and weather density.

    The textures are 128x128 and adjust at 16 pixels down in each animation frame giving 8 texture cells in each animation.

    To build the textures (in Photoshop)...make a graphic 128wide x 256 tall. Then make the top half and the bottom half of the graphic identical. Then before export...change the image size to 128x128 with the reduction to the bottom center. Then adjust the texture art by 16 pixels downward for each frame export.

    Use the actor to adjust angle and speed.
  • chosenonestudioschosenonestudios Posts: 1,714Member
    WOW, sounds amazing! Could you post some pictures for the few of us that don't get our Macs back till tomorrow?
  • JackBQuickJackBQuick Posts: 524Member
    @chosenonestudios -

    Here's rain:

    image

    ...and snow:

    image

    What happened to your Mac?
  • chosenonestudioschosenonestudios Posts: 1,714Member
    JackBQuick said:
    @chosenonestudios -

    Here's rain:

    image

    ...and snow:

    image

    What happened to your Mac?

    Thanks Jack!

    Oh, I went to my dads house (for one day). There wasnt a point in bringing it over, even though I should've. I'm going back tomorrow though so I'll have it then! :D
  • juzcookjuzcook Posts: 259Member
    nice one man! this idea could come in handy
  • ORBZORBZ Posts: 1,303Member, PRO
    Nice work syn :)
  • DreamWorldDreamWorld Posts: 43Member
    Rain is good but Snow it isn't! But I love it!
    Thxn syn
  • iTouchGameriTouchGamer Posts: 681Member
    Can I have the files of this please?
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Open the link and right click on the download button. please stop reviving old threads.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • iTouchGameriTouchGamer Posts: 681Member
    Great man thanks!
  • iTouchGameriTouchGamer Posts: 681Member
    Also, I know this may sound like the stupidest question in the world, but how do I get the seen on my already created game?

    I tried copy-paste, and holding option-dragging, but when I preview it, it's always a white screen....
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,376Member, Sous Chef
    you can either recreate it manually or buy Darren's project merge application
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    your best bet would be buy darrens project merger. Otherwise you are going to need to copy Actors and then scenes and then go through each actor and reset any game and scene attribute the demo uses. thats a very tedious task depending on the demo.

    If you want The project merger take a look on the marketplace and you should be able to find a link to where you can purchase it.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • iTouchGameriTouchGamer Posts: 681Member
    Ok, I'll check it out. Thanks guys! And sorry for bringing up this old thread.
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