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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by lurkio » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:50 pm

pixelblip wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Well done Lurkio and CRB.
Mainly well done to ctr.

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm
I did see a problem in this. If you turn these gifs into BBC pics how you gonna know what is colour flashing and what isn't? You could save the frames of course and play 8 back in sequence but it's not the same as saving a picture with the flashing colours and animating it.
But that's exactly what ctr's program does and that's why it's so brilliant: it saves a picture with flashing colours and then his BASIC program $.ANI animates it!

For example here's one of your animated GIFs converted back to flashing-colour MODE2 BBC format with img2beeb.exe and then animated using $.ANI. Press the zero key to select the pic:
:idea:

EDIT: Admittedly the animation there looks a little bit jerky or cyclic for some reason..?
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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by pixelblip » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:54 pm

How on earth did you work that out CTR. That is genius. I take my hat off to you.
We sure have some talent here don't we......all of us together.
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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by lurkio » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:06 pm

Ooh, hang on -- I'm getting consistent crashes whenever I try to use img2beeb.exe to convert the bus animated GIF:

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(Nostradamus and Summer Meadow convert without problems.)

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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by ctr » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:08 pm

I didn't notice you'd got it working until I'd nearly finished changing it to run on .net core. So in theory it should run natively on macOS now. Note that the instructions are quite different.

The animated bus works fine using the old version on Windows and using the new version.

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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by lurkio » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:27 pm

ctr wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:08 pm
I didn't notice you'd got it working until I'd nearly finished changing it to run on .net core. So in theory it should run natively on macOS now. Note that the instructions are quite different. The animated bus works fine using the old version on Windows and using the new version.
Yep, the new version works perfectly for me on macOS. Superb!

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EDIT: Actually, I'm now getting a crash on macOS whenever I try to convert Runner.GIF:

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$ dotnet run
/Users/xxxxx/xxxxx/img2beeb/gifs/run.gif
Process terminated. Assertion failed.
   at img2beeb.Program.ConvertGifToMode2(String sourceFile, String outputPath) in /Users/xxxxx/xxxxx/img2beeb/src/Program.cs:line 95
   at img2beeb.Program.ConvertGifFolderToMode2(String source, String outputPath) in /Users/xxxxx/xxxxx/img2beeb/src/Program.cs:line 241
   at img2beeb.Program.ExceptionalMain(String[] args) in /Users/xxxxx/xxxxx/img2beeb/src/Program.cs:line 249
   at img2beeb.Program.Main(String[] args) in /Users/xxxxx/xxxxx/img2beeb/src/Program.cs:line 256

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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by lurkio » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:28 pm

lurkio wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:27 pm
Actually, I'm now getting a crash on macOS whenever I try to convert Runner.GIF
Looks like pixelblip applied a sneaky filter to the animated GIF that makes it impossible to auto-convert back to MODE2 format, even for ctr's amazing program!:
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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by pixelblip » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:45 pm

Yes Lurkio I got caught out there! That is the first time I have done that which was a bit naughty. Call it artistic license.
The glow effect looked so good I thought I'll put it in. Some of the animations use a few extra tricks ( the runner did ) so I bent the rules a bit there. Let's consider it a slap on the wrist ok and I promise not to do it again! :lol:

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Post by pixelblip » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 pm

I hope this will make up for bit. Here's one I finished.
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Post by lurkio » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:25 pm

pixelblip wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 pm
I hope this will make up for bit. Here's one I finished.
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Amazing! Here it is, animated in JSBeeb, together with some of your other recent works:
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Post by fuzzel » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:42 am

Nice! The WIZ one would look good as a loader for my game.. I might just nick it!
Only joking of course..

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Post by pixelblip » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:23 pm

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Post by pixelblip » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:16 pm

You use that wizard pic for your game fuzzel if you want to. Art is there to be used and abused!

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Post by pixelblip » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:28 pm

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Post by pixelblip » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43 pm

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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by pixelblip » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:26 pm

I wonder whether to post art up that could be controversial and with dark humour.
Satire and sarcasm is not always palatable...but then art has always challenged the world around us good or bad....for better or worse.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 pm

pixelblip wrote:
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I wonder whether to post art up that could be controversial and with dark humour.
Satire and sarcasm is not always palatable...but then art has always challenged the world around us good or bad....for better or worse.
Maybe create another ‘dark humour’ thread? People can then always not look at it.
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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by lurkio » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Here are some more of pixelblip's animations, converted and displayed with the latest versions of ctr's programs:
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Post by pixelblip » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:09 pm

Well for now I won't post it. Perhaps we don't need continually reminding.

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Post by pixelblip » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:57 pm

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Post by pixelblip » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:26 pm

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Post by pixelblip » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 pm

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Post by pixelblip » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 pm

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Re: Acorn Art Thread

Post by pixelblip » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:34 pm

You can't convert that Lurkio!
I had to use jiggery pokery. A bit of a cheat for now but it spices it up a bit. The colour cycling is BBC micro.
Really what I need is to be able to use mode 2 sprites....

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