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Post by Kulche » Sun Aug 25, 2019 13:10

I recommend looking here; viewtopic.php?f=41&p=152003#p152003, and at animations there: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=7455. Best results with help of paint.net.

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Defining a light animation is basically a normal animation with some additions. They consist of

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"light":true/false
which will make the animation visible at night, and

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"light switching":true/false
which will make it appear at night only. Applies to animation definition.
Here's a table with current animations' IDs and pictures with it's pivot points marked:
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Step-by-step Tutorial
1. You should obviously choose a building first. We will use one of default buildings:
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2. Now, choose window shapes which will you use and where. Mark pivot points with some visible color.
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3. Draw a line across the frame at y=0. This will help you with defining coordinates.
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4. Now, pick two visible colors and draw a line from the pivot point to the previous line. If you are using paint.net, length should be displayed at the bottom-left. This will be your y. In this case it's 5.
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Protip: Y is negative (-) when above the black line, and positive (not +, just nothing) when below. So our Y will equal -5.

5. Time for X. Draw a line like this. The length is your X, here it's 9. It's always positive unless your window is in the left, outside the frame.
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6. Coordinates should now be written in the animation code like this:

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"animation":[{"id":"1x2l", "x":9, "y":-5}]
For animation IDs and pictures look above. Enter the ID accordingly to the frame.

7. Repeat with other lights. Our complete code should look like that:

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"animation":[{"id":"1x2", "x":9, "y":-5}, {"id":"1x2", "x":23, "y":-2}]
Rotation Aware Buildings
In case your building is rotation aware or contains more than one frame, add "frame" to animation code like this:

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[{"id":"1x2", "x":16, "y":-7, "frame":0}, {"id":"1x2", "x":12, "y":-1, "frame":1}]
First light will apply to the first frame, and second - to the second frame.

Custom Animations
In case you want to add your own animations, the color for windows is FFF6BB, with glow of 50%. You may also like send me your own.

Please don't say a thing about IDs.

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Re: Night Animations

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Post by MONTEMARINO » Fri Oct 04, 2019 23:58

Brilliant!
Just one question; could be one big frame with all the lights fitting the building instead of doing light by light?

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Re: Night Animations

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Post by CommanderABab » Sat Oct 05, 2019 0:22

Yes, but it doesn't look so great having the whole building lit.
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Kulche » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:16

If I'm correct, this will probably use some more texture space.
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by MONTEMARINO » Sat Oct 05, 2019 21:13

Not the whole building but a pattern of lights distributed all over the building. Also it could be a pattern of 4/5 floors frame repeated with animation for some skyscrapers, in order to save texture space.

Is that possible?

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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Kulche » Sat Oct 05, 2019 21:22

You just have to create a frame and define the animation. I think basic lights are still a better way.
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Cephues » Sun Nov 10, 2019 17:05

Is the glow mandatory?
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Post by CommanderABab » Sun Nov 10, 2019 17:57

No
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Post by Kulche » Sun Nov 10, 2019 22:24

Not mandatory but surely looks better.
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Post by rjroldan1 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 13:45

Brilliant
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Post by rjroldan1 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:30

Btw wheres the texture of the light animation of those streetlights
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Post by Kulche » Mon Dec 30, 2019 21:11

I thought they wouldn't be useful, but apparently they seem to be. I'll send the ID tomorrow.
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by RayXP » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:43

I don't get it
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Kulche » Tue Jan 21, 2020 20:02

RayXP wrote:
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I don't get it
It's basically an animation definition with some extra steps. You might want to check anims tutorials before this.
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Cliff » Thu Feb 13, 2020 13:09

wait what? i dont get it

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Post by Ølsken » Fri Feb 14, 2020 0:15

Cliff wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 13:09
wait what? i dont get it
You don't get what?
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Re: Night Animations

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Post by Kulche » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15

Cliff wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 13:09
wait what? i dont get it
Night frames are basically simple animations. If you don't get it, I recommend studying the animation tutorial.
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