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Artists Corner => Art Creation => Topic started by: Mordant on December 11, 2015, 07:35:46 PM

Title: TLB Animation or Color Cycle to Animated GIF
Post by: Mordant on December 11, 2015, 07:35:46 PM
Does anyone know if any of the FRUA utilities out there will convert animated or color cycling TLB files into a more easily manipulated file format, such as animated GIF for instance.

Or is there a way to get them out of the DAX files as an animation?

I love Gold Box Explorer, but it breaks apart DAX animations into their component frames. I tried reassembling them, but could only guess at the intervals between frames. Sometimes it seems the delay between some frames are longer than others, or a single frame is repeated to give that illusion. I'd really like to get the animations out intact.

Thanks!
Title: Re: TLB Animation or Color Cycle to Animated GIF
Post by: Mechanaut on February 03, 2017, 07:41:14 PM
Dead thread,  I know, but for anyone interested, DOSbox does record AVI video, and that can be converted to Gif by some tools; and/or extracted to frames by other tools. 


Example: Phlan Deluge
(http://i66.tinypic.com/v7t9nq.gif)

Six frames/color changes. Recorded in DOSbox, I used Jasc Animation-Shop to make it a Gif,
but VirtualDub could also have exported a Gif, and Irfanview could have extracted the frames for use in other tools.

The advantage of Animation-Shop is that it will evaluate the frame intervals when it imports the AVI; (and so will Adobe:Imageready, if you have it).
Title: Re: TLB Animation or Color Cycle to Animated GIF
Post by: SilentThief on February 05, 2017, 12:48:32 AM
That is awesome

I always liked the FRUA pixel art. The color cycling, moving, and morphing art even more so.

TY for giving us another way to copy these

ST
Title: Re: TLB Animation or Color Cycle to Animated GIF
Post by: Mordant on May 26, 2017, 03:14:38 PM
So you have to get to the point in the game where you can see these, then record them?
Title: Re: TLB Animation or Color Cycle to Animated GIF
Post by: Mechanaut on May 26, 2017, 11:41:10 PM
Either that, or one can view them in the FRUA Art Gallery tool.