Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
"Dalton Calford"
Sat Dec 1st, 2007
Load Gimp (you should be using gimp 2.4.1 or better)

In the main gimp window (the tool window)
choose file-->open and select a graphic you already have exported from
AS2

This will open a new window that has the graphic in it.
In that new window choose

Filters-->Animation-->Spinning Globe
This will bring up a dialog asking you the number of animation frames
you want, the direction of spin, the number of colours to index the
final image to (gif images use a optised, limited colour palete)

This will turn your flat, rectangular image into a rotating animated
sphere.

You can then save it as a .gif or even view the final output.

Once you learn how that works, you can take it further and put the image
onto a star background or take a image of clouds and overlay the one
upon the other.

Best regards

Dalton
On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 15:44 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> I have downloaded the Gimp to see what you're talking about. I installed
> and ran the software but have to say I am none the wiser about what it
> does or how to use it. It doesn't seem user-instinctive. I guess I'll
> have to read the manual before embarking on any kind of adventures and I
> just don't have time right now.
>
> If you're able to give any pointers to a non-tecchie, I'm all ears.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mike
> www.cartography-services.co.uk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Dalton Calford
> Sent: 01 December 2007 14:34
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
>
> I can do this with a script within the GIMP.
> The trick is to make two spinning spheres - one for the surface and
> another for the atmosphere.
> The Atmosphere layer needs to be transparent and you have the two
> spinning in opposite directions.
> I use more frames for the atmosphere then for the surface, making it
> appear to travel slower.
>
> I then merge the two before outputing it to an animated gif with an
> optimized palete.
>
> I have not played with mpg yet, but it is doable.
>
> Since the gimp is free and crossplatform - anyone can do this.
> On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 14:18 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> > Is there any possibility of being able to create a sphere (spinning?)
> > for a gas giant, that shows atmospheric bands like Jupiter & Saturn?
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > www.warmodelling.co.uk
> >
> > www.cartography-services.co.uk
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> > [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Shade Tree
> > Sent: 30 November 2007 22:18
> > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> >
> >
> >
> > i'll use the script to create an x3d file. (x3d is eXtensible 3d, the
> > successor to VRML)
> > Probably use a default x3d and replace elements
> >
> > it would basically be a 3d scene of a rotating sphere with a light
> > showing on it
> > then i could get the stars color for the light
> > and the stars intensity for the light
> > change the size of the sphere depending on the planet size
> > change the rotation based on the planet rotation
> > apply the .png as it's texture
> > do whatever other nifty things i can think of(rings?)
> > write it out to the new x3d file
> >
> > Then with an appropriate plugin(flux player, is free and works well)
> > downloaded. you create a webpage with that x3d <embed>ed and you have
> > twirly planet.
> >
> > I'd probable make it write a simple html file at the same time that
> > you could link to or whatever. Maybe get even crazier with Version
> > 2.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> > Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:55:17 -0500
> > From: dloman77-at-gmail.com
> > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Nov 30, 2007 3:42 PM, Shade Tree <shadetreeii-at-hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I've looked into this before and it doesn't seem possible
> >
> > How about a script that exports the surface maps and creates an
> > x3d file of a lighted 3d rotating globe using that texture. You could
> > embed them in a webpage pretty easy.
> >
> > I've allready got the export testure half done....just recently... ;)
> >
> >
> >
> > I know :) I took a seriously hard look at this also. I wrote the
> > bulk surface map exporter and went round & round trying to get
> > the .planetview.pngs out.... to no avail.
> >
> > That x3d idea.... has merit. Care to elaborate?
> >
> > -Dave L
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