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    Default Time for some fun, Avatar Challange

    Hi all

    Spec has kindly set the avatars so we can use Animated GIFs

    Which i thought would be cool.... we can now make moving laser based Avatars ..... now it is a bit of a challange as the maximum gif size is 60k or 100 x 100 pixels..... but thats the fun bit keeping it to a size that is not destracting or wastes server bandwith

    so i have started by using a rather cheesy one of myself


    PS those that think its imposible to have impressive animations in 60k
    please check out the attachment .... its a DEMO written in 64k .... i sent it to some friends a while ago and they were convinced that it was just a link thatvideo streamed but thats NOT TRUE ..... at the end of the demo they explain the compression ratios and how much data is compressed


    all the best ... KARL
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    I didn't know you were a demo-scene guy!

    Ever check out .kkreiger? Full 3d First person shooter in 96KB.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.kkrieger

    *Really* impressive in my book. From what I was reading a while ago, they were aiming for 64KB to meet a party rule but they couldnt get the shadows and physics "engine" to both fit in the alloted space. Funny when you think about the fact a single wall texture in doom3 can be in excess of a MB

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    Ahhh... a true demo... Been a while since I seen anything fit into 64K...
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    wow,so cool
    gif is much better, I think!!

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    Damn, now you got me thinkin... I have a few "dancing bear mots I could string together... Whats a good gif anomator prog?

    That demo's pretty old. One of my teachers showed it in my 3D modling class in college. Blew us away it was only 64k. It'd be a neat trick for it to stream to a computer not hooked to the net...
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    The gif animator i used is a shareware ( 30 day free trial )
    called "MovieGear4" you can download it from here


    http://www.moviegear.com/


    it seems quite good and it will optimise the frames to make the unwanted bits transparent and makes the gif file size as small as possible

    hope this helps

    KARL

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    12k... If only popelscan would scan it that fast... Thanks, that program worked well!

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    Not laser based, but mines something I did for a girl who wanted one for a LiveJournal where the limit is 40 KB.

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    OK got the images saved to a file...do I need another tool to upload into PL? OK Go ahead I need the clue by four here.....
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    Karl, you have created a monster
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