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Custom Shader Mod Tool!
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Traggey Offline
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Post: #21
RE: Custom Shader Mod Tool!

Yeah as Mugbill ( I hate your namechange ffffuuu) says, it's just animated textures.

These objects could absolutely be rendered into animated 2d textures, but if many frames are needed the particles would end up quite low resolution which is not optimal. So again, I'm afraid this method of making particles just will not work for game engines.
(This post was last modified: 09-17-2015 07:23 PM by Traggey.)
09-17-2015 07:23 PM
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Is there a way to import it as texture animation and then make it cycle indefinetely? The shader animation looks like this.

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09-17-2015 08:40 PM
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That depends, yes you can make flipbook animated textures, as far as I can recall anyway, it's been a long time since I touched HPL.

However there's a problem with animation length, for 1 second of animation to look good you need 24 images, meaning that for this ten second animation you would need 240 images in decent resolution for the animation to look good.
Which should go without saying, will result in MASSIVE filesizes.
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RE: Custom Shader Mod Tool!

(09-17-2015 09:31 PM)Traggey Wrote:  That depends, yes you can make flipbook animated textures, as far as I can recall anyway, it's been a long time since I touched HPL.

However there's a problem with animation length, for 1 second of animation to look good you need 24 images, meaning that for this ten second animation you would need 240 images in decent resolution for the animation to look good.
Which should go without saying, will result in MASSIVE filesizes.

1)What res should single image be ?
2)Must I remove background of images?
3)How does HPL2/3 animate textures?
4)How to realize it in editor?
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09-17-2015 09:35 PM
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If you listened to anything I just said you should realise that this is simply not a viable approach to your problem.

I would VERY STRONGLY advice that you re-think your approach to whatever you're trying to do.
09-17-2015 09:58 PM
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(09-17-2015 09:58 PM)Traggey Wrote:  If you listened to anything I just said you should realise that this is simply not a viable approach to your problem.

I would VERY STRONGLY advice that you re-think your approach to whatever you're trying to do.

Right now 1000 images with lower resolution have taken 2.3 GB . Sad
What different approach do you suggest ?
09-17-2015 10:11 PM
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RE: Custom Shader Mod Tool!

I would simply make a normal particle effect using the particle editor, it won't look as nice but it's HPL.

If you were using UE4 it could definately be done, but we're working with a somewhat primitive game engine here, so sadly you really can't expect much from it.
09-17-2015 10:18 PM
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