So my idea was to make a game where the loading screen would tell you what your objective was or what the level you are going to is with some artwork of it in the background but ive only been able to use one picture for the loading screen in the final project and i know that this sort of thing is possible because the people who made TR-zero used it in thier project. But my question is was it a script or something not in 3drad controlling this aspect
Post by Power Supersport on Jul 1, 2017 7:33:38 GMT
You can do a similar thing if you put a JPEG image with the same filename as the project in the 3D Rad projects folder, and then compile the project. You can do the same with music as well, you can add background music while the project is loading by putting an OGG track with the same filename again into the projects folder.
Once compiled, your loading screen will be the image that you renamed the same name as the project.
Following on what Power Supersport said, here's the help file from the 3DRAD compiler..
You can also associate a sequence of images to a project, so that they are shown like a slideshow while the project loads, by saving the images with their file names numbered. For example, MyProject.jpg, MyProject_002.jpg, MyProject_003.jpg, MyProject_004.jpg is a valid image sequence. Note that the first image has no number ad that the second image is _002. There is no _001 image.
When using image sequences, keep in mind that the total number of objects in the project is used as basis to try to split the loading time evenly among the images. The actual loading time cannot be used as a reference because it cannot be determined before the project is actually loaded.
As a consequence, certain images may be displayed for longer than others, based on what kind of objects are loaded while they are shown.
To associate a music loop to a project, so that it is played while the project loads, you must save a .wav or .ogg file with the same name as the project, to the same folder. For example, a loading music loop for a project called MyProject.3dr can be named MyProject.wav or MyProject.ogg/
yes, if such animation on loading screen would be made as a set of JPG images, as described above. a smooth character running effect you would get get with 24 images per a second but as far as I know, the 3d loading image sequence isnt constant speed.
anyway, such image set can be converted from any video footage with various tools, or can be hand made image by image