Creating Cinematics tutorial

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Creating Cinematics tutorial

Post by antti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:50 pm

Hello everyone! Here's a guide on how to add videos to your mods: http://www.grimrock.net/modding/creating-cinematics/

Try it out and let me know if it works like it should! And take note of the bolded bit on the bottom of the guide too :)

Sorry that it took a while to get the tutorial up :D
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Post by JohnWordsworth » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:17 pm

This is pretty cool - thanks for taking the time to upload it.

As videos are typically quite large, is there any chance you can talk nicely to Valve and have the mod size for Grimrock increased to 150 or even 200Mb? I don't know if this is something that has just got bigger over time (Skyrim mods can now be 200Mb I think) and just requires a more recent SteamWorks API or whether it requires being nice to Valve and explicitly requesting it, but a bit more space for assets would be awesome.
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Post by THOM » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Question: Is it still possible to implement cinematics in the style of LoGI? I mean, just pictures, sound and text - structured by the old commands?
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Re: Creating Cinematics tutorial

Post by Drakkan » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:40 pm

thanks for this tutorial. But... is there any way you can transfer making an intro / ending from Log1 ? I mean just pictures with text etc. Making video is quite hard for many modders (speaking for myself at least)
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Re: Creating Cinematics tutorial

Post by Frenchie » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:42 pm

A solution to this problem could a change in the editor so you export 2 dat files: dungeon.dat & audio-video.dat. An advantage to this would also be a smaller download for each updated mod version if the audio-video.dat remains the same.

As for video making it would be nice if we direct some of the monster model animations...
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Re: Creating Cinematics tutorial

Post by antti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:45 pm

Drakkan wrote:thanks for this tutorial. But... is there any way you can transfer making an intro / ending from Log1 ? I mean just pictures with text etc. Making video is quite hard for many modders (speaking for myself at least)
Unfortunately no. During the hectic time when we were developing Grimrock 2, we didn't want to maintain the old system alongside the new one so support for it was dropped. :/
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Post by JohnWordsworth » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:22 pm

@Drakkan: I have plans to support a *very* similar syntax in GrimTK. I will obviously finish the dialogue system first, but I have a full day put aside for a combination of lounging around and working on GrimTK - I hope to finish the dialogue system and then add a cinematic system too :p.
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Re: Creating Cinematics tutorial

Post by Isaac » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:37 pm

Drakkan wrote:thanks for this tutorial. But... is there any way you can transfer making an intro / ending from Log1 ? I mean just pictures with text etc. Making video is quite hard for many modders (speaking for myself at least)
Seeing as the answer response is "no"... It really is the case that these slideshow style intros can be easily made as videos, and have incredible image compression as a free bonus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNFYTfyY17Y

Once the video exists, then the cinematics tutorial shows how to convert it to the correct format.

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