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Simple Animations

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:54 am
by Welf
Simple Animations
written by Welf, slightly edited by Index

You already know the basics of mapping, so why you dont try to use some animations. Believe me, its easy. Here is a step-for-step guide for a basic animation using envelopes. It should be rather easy now to adept this to similar envelopes, it works the same.
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-18-38.png
1) Click here to make animations visible in editor
2) Then click on Envelopes (right bottom corner) and at Color+
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-18-43.png
3) Click on + here, so the image is connected to the envelope
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-20-51.png
4) Move all of these points up to at atleast 1 (the value in the box)
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-21-07.png
5) Deactivate R G B (they are for the colors red green and blue) and then Activate A (this is the alpha value of the image), put it on 1 too (they should be on the same value).
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-22-03.png
6) With right click you can create a new point, drag it down a bit, now you will see something.
screenshot_2015-09-17_16-19-59.png
7) With shift+left click you can change the point of time, of the envelope points, here i move the right point to 2 seconds (the box) and the middle point at 1 seconds. You can also change all these values by writing in the boxes, there are allways some hints at the bottom.

Re: Your first animation

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:08 am
by BamBam
Sorry Welf, I still don't have a faint clue how to make an animation lol.

Re: Your first animation

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:25 am
by Welf
did this one work for you? should i add some explanations?

Re: Your first animation

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:53 am
by BannZay
Guide is not really full, but if you try follow this screens, and try to experement sometime its easy to get how its work. 1 Missing is that some ppl can dont know how to come to 3step(mean how to open quads properies/right click on any green point of quad)

Re: Your first animation

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:59 am
by imp
Basically the easiest way to learn animations is not to watch tutorials all over but to try something on your own. You have to play a bit with the values and after some time you will get it. Just get a random quad and try different stuff. You will see how the quad will move.. same goes for the colour animation. But you should know what the letters stand for, like R for rotation ^^

Re: Simple Animations

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
by Im 'corneum
Welf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:54 am

5) Deactivate R G B (they are for the colors red green and yellow) and then Activate A
isnt it red green and blue?

Re: Simple Animations

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:09 pm
by lola
Im 'corneum wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Welf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:54 am

5) Deactivate R G B (they are for the colors red green and yellow) and then Activate A
isnt it red green and blue?
and yellow

Re: Simple Animations

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:29 pm
by Im 'corneum
lola wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Im 'corneum wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Welf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:54 am

5) Deactivate R G B (they are for the colors red green and yellow) and then Activate A
isnt it red green and blue?
and yellow
no, that's tranperancy

Re: Simple Animations

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:27 pm
by mokuz
I agree with imp, first i had no idea how animations worked. But then i remembered that one chillermap had rotating wheel, so i opened it up and looked how it was done. And that's how you learn kids.

Re: Simple Animations

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:41 am
by Welf
Im 'corneum wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Welf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:54 am

5) Deactivate R G B (they are for the colors red green and yellow) and then Activate A
isnt it red green and blue?
fixed, lol

I don't even remember creating this topic. Wtf has happened.