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Animated Textures

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Is it possible to have animated textures?
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isnt lava a animated texture?
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Not precisely:

The current lava texture only scrolls and changes brightness. I'm talking about textures that could be used for TVs, computer screens, etc. Like a GIF.
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the answer is yes, take a look at the animated texture video on the home page - & in the 2.4 dev there's a map to check out too.
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Yeah i was just about to say that because i remember seeing that...
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Hmmm. I'm assuming this is a feature of the new version that is coming out.

It looks like it takes a plethora of single textures...stored INSIDE sandbox. It probably wouldn't be feasible to do MANY animated textures--as in 30 plus animated computer screen textures.
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dr.tygen wrote:It probably wouldn't be feasible to do MANY animated textures


correct, each frame is stored in memory, and the engine isn't set up to unload things on occasion, so all the frames are stuck in memory once loaded. so if anything, you should beware using texanim, if you must use it at all.

and for the curious, this feature is inside 2.3, I think it was just suffering a few bugs that keeps it from working too well (they've been sorted out in 2.4)
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texanim? What are the parameters?

ie:
/texanim _______ _____ ____ _____ ____
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its all explained inside the map: tutorial-texanim

texaniminit [slot]
texanimadd [slot] [replacmentslot]
texanimstart [slot]
texanimstop [slot]
texanimreset [slot]
texanimdelay [slot] [millis]

slot is number f the textureslot
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btw: there's a different implementation of animated textures in bloodfrontier. the idea on that implementation is putting the frames for animation into one image.
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