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Postby VicMar » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:57 pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to incorporate Gifs into FG scenery?

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Re: Gifs

Postby Johan G » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:15 pm

Why not PNGs. They tend to be smaller, can have more colours (I think) and doesn't have those pesky patents.
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Re: Gifs

Postby jack » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:39 pm

Do you mean as a landcover texture?
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Re: Gifs

Postby zakalawe » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:45 am

GIFs are no longer patent-encumbered, but they are an outdated, obsolete format. Please use PNGs for all submissions to the scenery.
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Re: Gifs

Postby VicMar » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:00 am

Hi Guys,

I already use .png files, but what I was asking for is a simple method of making things like animated signs.

I know we can use textransfer across textures, but I was looking to make that simpler, and with very rapid changes which is not that easy to do otherwise.

I have the software to make my own Gifs (FREE).

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Re: Gifs

Postby Johan G » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:48 am

zakalawe wrote:GIFs are no longer patent-encumbered...

Ah! The years pass by quick. :wink: I didn't think of how long time ago they were patented... :)
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Re: Gifs

Postby fredb » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:46 pm

There is no way to animate a gif in FG.
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Re: Gifs **CLOSED**

Postby VicMar » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:07 am

Thanks Fred.

It was just an idea for an animated sign. I know there is another way to do it, but being able to use a gif would have given greater scope.

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Re: Gifs ***CLOSED***

Postby Hooray » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:52 am

FWIW, the PNG equivalent of animated GIFs is actually MNG: http://www.libmng.com/pub/mng/
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Re: Gifs ***CLOSED***

Postby VicMar » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:21 pm

Hooray said,
the PNG equivalent of animated GIFs is actually MNG
Thanks for the info H.

I use GIFfun (FREE) to make my GIFs. I am not clever enough to build the necessary stuff to make MNGs, so I will wait until they make an actual application with a full set of instructions, then download that to try.

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Re: Gifs ***CLOSED***

Postby Hooray » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:27 pm

VicMar wrote:so I will wait until they make an actual application with a full set of instructions, then download that to try.

http://www.libpng.org/pub/mng/mngaped.html
http://www.libmng.com/pub/mng/mngapcv.html
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