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Post by Phreddy » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:54 pm

Raziel wrote:It gets better :-)

This time the background noise shows up only every two or three seconds

The problem is, the raven isn't animated anymore (stuck on the sky)
unless there's fade-in and fade-out of the credits...

Overall really looking good, keep on
That's exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for. It will help a great deal in solving the problems, thanks :).


eriktorbjorn, regarding background noise/instability: aside from trying to make very similar frames into exactly the same one, would any particular setting of the "Calculate a new optimized paletter every how many frames" help in that regard?

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Post by eriktorbjorn » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:19 am

Phreddy wrote: eriktorbjorn, regarding background noise/instability: aside from trying to make very similar frames into exactly the same one, would any particular setting of the "Calculate a new optimized paletter every how many frames" help in that regard?
I have no idea. With the "original" DXA file, the palette usually only changes at the cuts in the scene, i.e. when the entire image changes anyway. That happens pretty frequently during the end of the intro. During the credits part of it, on the other hand, it remains unchanged for several hundred frames.

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Post by Phreddy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:38 am

The filter I'm using to replace nearly identical frames with exact copies might be getting an update that would most likely solve the issue Raziel reported. Keep your fingers crossed, I know I will :).

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Post by Phreddy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:21 pm

The filter has indeed gotten an update and I already made a lossless encode during the night. Expect a new DXA version to toy with in a few hours.


[edit]Here it is:
http://www.bestsharing.com/files/vy4Hz3 ... o.dxa.html

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Post by Raziel » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:58 am

Hmm, i don't know, tbh, i don't really see a differnece there,
neither better nor worse, it's nearly like the one before the last one.

Maybe i'm just picky and surely you'll need at least one other opinion.

Here's what i saw:

The background is very noisy again especially right and left of the raven,
the water is affected too (which i could live with because the water moves).
The sky though shouldn't move especially when the clouds aren't affected at all,
The noise starts from below the clouds right and left of Eiffel Tower.
The last frames gets worse as the raven descends into nearly vanishing (from
this point on one only sees a vale glimpse of it left of Eiffel Tower which
"skips" or "jumps" the remaining distance. (dunno if this also happened with
that last version. Plus with those last frames the roofs of the buildings get
noisy too.

Hope it helps and sorry for being picky
Incidently i don't know how it looks like with the original smacker files, so
please anyone who seen it, jump in and give feedback or i'll drown Phreddy
with probable impossible requests

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Post by Phreddy » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:06 am

This time I had a new palette being generated every two frames instead of one, which might account for the noise. How about the raven though, is its motion ok now (i.e: no freezing) or did you mean that at some point it simply disappears?

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Post by Raziel » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:16 am

The raven is ok up to the point where it is really far away and close to
Eiffel Tower (it slowly "faints" - intended i think). But the sprite
disappears for two or so frames, comes back but has "skipped" (jumped
position) towards Eiffel Tower, vanishes again, comes back skipped and
the next part begins (Clown)

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Post by jannar85 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:05 am

Any news on this one`?

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Post by Sordid » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:50 pm

2 months later...any news?

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Post by clem » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:52 pm

Sordid wrote:2 months later...any news?
Actually it's just about one month :)

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Post by clone2727 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:57 am

clem wrote:
Sordid wrote:2 months later...any news?
Actually it's just about one month :)
Nah, it's two. :P jannar85 asked a month ago ;)

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Post by clem » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:15 am

clone2727 wrote:
clem wrote:
Sordid wrote:2 months later...any news?
Actually it's just about one month :)
Nah, it's two. :P jannar85 asked a month ago ;)
I stand corrected :oops:

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Post by Sordid » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:29 pm

:D

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Post by Longcat » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:36 pm

and another project slowy dies and dissapears... or?

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Post by crazyjudge » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:02 pm

Jonatan wrote:and another project slowy dies and dissapears... or?
hope not this'd be cool, Phreddy where are you on this thing huh?? :roll:

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