Trailer features

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Frank Horrigan@BIS, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Frank Horrigan@BIS

    Frank Horrigan@BIS Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 3, 2003
    Hey

    Are there any programs which allow you to save movie-clips in games? I would like to take some clips from Fallout 1, to demonstrate some features of my mod in a small trailer.
     
  2. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    This is the only one I know of: http://www.fraps.com/

    I don't know if it works with non-3D games though.
     
  3. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    Camtasia seems to work with fallout.

    Cool! It is possible to use camtasia (for capturing AVI) to make an MVE (AVI2MVE),
    which can be played in game via script (for cut scenes). This didn't work with the
    default settings on camtasia, but setting the video settings to:

    Compressor: Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1

    Gives me an AVI that converts to MVE with no problems. The resulting AVI is here.
    I converted to MVE using AVI2MVE then concatenated the MVE player stub:

    copy /b w32stub.lib + capture2.mve capture2.exe

    Now clicking the executable plays it in MVE format.
    But in the game, the movie can be launched in a script using play_gmovie.
     
  4. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    This will add a large download to the game though. Cant you just 'script a move' instead of recording one? But then again I suspose for an intro movie you could do this instead of rending a new one from scratch
     
  5. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
    Moderator

    Oct 19, 2004
    Well I think there are some interesting possibilities with camtasia. There are probably some things you can do while playing that could not be scripted (like how I showed player inventory). You could show the player dying like max payne hee hee. You could show part of a game being played in an intro movie. Also, camtasia could be very useful for making intro movies in general (not just game captures). You can make powerpoint slides and capture with camtasia as you cycle through them. This has been done with NWN (yeah I know NWN sucks). Since camtasia captures whatever is on the screen, you can use various tools to make different parts of movies and combine them together easily ...
     
  6. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    It looks pretty good, but $300 is a little pricey.