Custom Art Repository

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Dude101, May 1, 2008.

  1. Ultravox

    Ultravox First time out of the vault

    Dec 31, 2009
    Hello, hello.
    I don't know if it's the good topic, but
    there is some of my last work.
    Be comprehensive, i'm a Amateur, i have
    oly Photofiltre and Paint...



    This is the MAZERGUN. guess whose guns i mixed...:roll:


    First version of the Famous "Metalpowerarmor"... not finished. i will
    Set an Radiation symbol on it...
    There's the ALT plasma pistol, too.


    I made this radiation suit... very badly... i don't know how to embelish
    it.
     
  2. Dzverot

    Dzverot First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2010
    I'm a long time fallout fan and I've been lurking the NMA modding forums for a while. And I am often impressed by the quality (and quantity) of the content created by the fallout modding community. This makes the graphics repository a great idea.

    I was thinking of coding a new repository. One that keeps all files as FRMs, organizes them hierarchically and provides info and previews. Does anyone think there's need for something like that?

    I made a demo in just a few hours. Here's what it looks like...
    [spoiler:c5c103b783]


    Credits for the:
    CSS - NMA staff
    bald tribal dude sprites - x'il
    frm2gif tool - Noid[/spoiler:c5c103b783]
     
  3. Dux

    Dux First time out of the vault

    Feb 3, 2009
    Dzverot, that looks goddamn incredible.
     
  4. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    I love it. I would much appreciate this. :ok:
     
  5. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
    Looks nice. Does it auto-generate the gifs from the FRMs? that is the main thing holding this project back. It is a huge hassle to create 1000x gifs.
     
  6. Dzverot

    Dzverot First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2010
    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

    Yes, it does. It also keeps a cache of those GIFs that are already generated.

    Here's an updated version (it took me under an hour to import most Fallout 2 graphics):
    [spoiler:e0bc65d477][/spoiler:e0bc65d477]
    Everything that's on the page is functional (it's not just a placeholder) except the 'download' button.
    When it's finished it will auto-generate a zip file with the FRMs and send it for download.
    Also - right now it only works if graphics are in .FRM format; FR[0-5] doesn't work. But I should be able to fix that fast.
     
  7. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    So...does it mean you can make new FRMs without having to re-do them pixel after pixel?
     
  8. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
    No it means people can upload FRMs without having to create preview gifs.
     
  9. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Dzverot great work, are we allowed to make requests, for instance could you design a function for the user to change the background color. The critical color is the alpha color used by the FRM’s (R -0, G -0, B-255). Also a zoom function that does not blur the image, but retains its natural pixilation (no ideas what the actual technical term is). The ability to export images (JPEG, BMP, GIF with the alpha color intact). I’m sure there will be plenty of ideas from the modders out there.

    Thank-you Dzverot for your valuable efforts...
     
  10. Dzverot

    Dzverot First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2010
    Requests are most welcome. I'm taking notes :)

    The images are already exported with alpha channel intact. And only gif (without any scaling) is possible.

    The problem is that I'm currently using Noid's tool frm2gif. Any changes that I do are limited to what the tool is capable of.
    To do anything fancier I'll have to either get the source codes for the tool or to rewrite it. And so far I'm unsuccessful at contacting Noid.

    I'll probably do the rewrite at some point, but that has lower priority. First I want to get the upload/download functionality working and find some hosting. After that I'll add tags/search and other things I've been thinking of.
     
  11. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
  12. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 3, 2009
    This looks very good, keep at it! :)
     
  13. Dzverot

    Dzverot First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2010
    I PM'd Karel. And I hope something turns up in the TeamX forums.

    And an update on the progress:

    It now handles .FR[0-5] files properly. Download is mostly functional, but there's still some work to be done.
    I've also added some AJAX. If you don't know what AJAX is - it just means the page is now faster and more responsive.

    Before I start working on an upload system, I'll try to optimize the disk space the repository uses. This will cause the GIF previews to work slower, but it will hopefully make the hosting easier.
     
  14. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Great stuff Dzverot. Looking forward to this.

    Do you know about Frameanimator by Jochua? I prefer it over frm2gif but i have no idea if it suits your purposes. Jochua is around occasionally on these boards. Dude will probably know.
     
  15. Alvarez

    Alvarez It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 5, 2009
  16. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    So ... any progress on this? I for one am looking
    forward to it.
     
  17. joochian

    joochian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 1, 2010
    suggestion,
    pc & gang's armour to be different colour/different from other critters when wearing:

    APA2 -some extra accessories?
    APA -silver colour? without helmet

    hardened power armour to have a different colour?
    PA -colourful BOS insignia, or power ranger colours for all?

    Leather Jacket -some accessories? blue/red/brown/etc jeans?
    Combat Leather Jacket -double sleave? more brownish?

    Leather armour -more colours?
    Leather armour 2 -more brownish?

    Metal armour -more colours?
    Metal armour2 -more accessories or colours?

    Combat armour -more colours
    Combat armour2 -more bluish?

    just a thought for graphic modders/npc modders.
     
  18. Jotisz

    Jotisz Mildly Dipped

    Aug 28, 2007
    I just checked out the stuff at the art repository and I was surprised not much stuff have been uploaded there which is quite sad especially since there are plenty of new graphical stuff...
     
  19. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Yes, it's true. For me the repository is a little over-complicated and i had high hopes for Zverot and his project at the top of this page that was going to make a nice simplified version. Ultimately, it would be best if we could just upload the new scenery/animation/TH whatever with an image and that's it....
     
  20. Jotisz

    Jotisz Mildly Dipped

    Aug 28, 2007
    I've read that too. Actually the thing about the new arts is that a lot of them get lost with time and I think its important to make some counter measurements and right now the only I see is this art repository. (Though there are a plenty of file sharing sites but they usually keep the files for a limited time)