Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:40 pm Post subject: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
What is it you are trying to achieve?
Can anyone help me make a Turing pixel animation that is 15-30 seconds long?
What is the problem you are having?
I need someone to willingly contribute on making a pixel animation
Please tell me if anyone enjoys doing these kinds of things. It may give you extra practice
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:41 pm Post subject: RE:Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
What kind of contributions/help are you looking for exactly? Are you in need of knowing how to make animations or just need someone to do it themselves?
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:50 pm Post subject: RE:Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
That's better than that previous ban-inducing spamming attempt.
Still, that's not what anyone here does (do you enjoy doing other people's assignments, perhaps in some different subject? What kind of skills/knowledge do you suppose other people pick up, when you do the work?)
But if you show some attempt, we will help you be better and help you figure out the problems you'll encounter.
Preemptively, here are some points to get you started:
- an animation is a series of pictures, or "frames". You can think of it as a movie reel, where each frame is a still shot, but as it displays them one after another, they appear in an animation
- you want to animate at perhaps 24 Frames Per Second (FPS), which is common for TV/film/animation. This means that you'd need a total of 24 * 15 = 360 pictures to produce 15 seconds of animation.
- drawing it all by hand is a pain, but procedures with arguments and for-loops will make it all much easier
- similar to how Draw.Oval takes arguments to let you draw a circle at any location of the screen, a procedure can group together multiple primitive shapes, so that you can draw a complex figure anywhere on the screen, with a single line of code (after the procedure has been setup)
- if you want to slide something across, you can increment the positions with a for-loop. You'd have to figure out the relationship between positions and frame-number that will be counted by the loop, but once that's done, the loop will generate all of the frames.
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:25 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
So Far I got this much code done. Alright Tony, can you do me atleast this favor. Can you make a nice symbol of 'Wi-Fi'? Thats not doing the assignment, it's just helping
type SnowType :
X, Y, Spd, Size : int
var Snow : array 1 .. 100 of SnowType
for rep : 1 .. 100
Snow (rep).X := Rand.Int (15, 850)
Snow (rep).Y := Rand.Int (15, 550)
Snow (rep).Spd := Rand.Int (1, 3)
Snow (rep).Size := Snow (rep).Spd
for rep : 1 .. 100
Snow (rep).Y -= Snow (rep).Spd
if Snow (rep).Y < Snow (rep).Size then
Snow (rep).Y := Rand.Int (475, 575)
drawfilloval (Snow (rep).X, Snow (rep).Y, Snow (rep).Size, Snow (rep).Size, white)
var font1, font2, font3, picID, picid, FLOOR, count, a, r, z, f : int := 0 % variables
var y : int := 370 % Variable with different value than 0
var Colour : int := 1
font1 := Font.New ("Arial:55:bold") % it creates font style 1 with font type serif, size 120, bold
font2 := Font.New ("Verdana:50:bold,italic") % creates font style 2 with font type Nerdana, size 40, bold and italic
setscreen ("graphics:800;600") % it sets the output screen to grapics 800 by 600
colourback (255) % changes the background colour to a yellowish shade
% First fonts
Font.Draw ("Why DO We Need", 90, 460, font1, white) % Puts wifi on the screen with font1 style
Font.Draw ("Wi-Fi in School?", 90, 360, font2, white)
Draw.FillOval (400,35,25,25, black)
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:43 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
i have another problem, when i try to add this code :
r := r + 10 % Makes wifi signal go bigger
Draw.Arc (385 - r, 195, r + 20, r + 20, 90, 270, white)
Draw.Arc (415 + r, 195, r + 20, r + 20, 270, 90, white)
exit when r = 100
then alll the snow slows down, and messes up, i don't know how to include that loop with the other one without messing it up. try adding that code and see what happens, tell me how to fix it
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:43 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
r := r + 10% Makes wifi signal go bigger Draw.Arc(385 - r, 195, r + 20, r + 20, 90, 270, white) Draw.Arc(415 + r, 195, r + 20, r + 20, 270, 90, white) delay(100) exitwhen r =100 endloop
This loop runs 10 times, so each line will be run 10 times before anything else happens. Now if we put this inside another loop, what happens?
Well, each time the outer loop runs, the inner loop will run 10 times.
This wouldn't really be a problem if it wasn't for one of the lines in this inner loop. Can you guess which one?
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
I've been trying to fin out which, can't seem to know. Which line is causing this problem?
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:37 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
What happens when you run delay(100) 10 times?
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:17 pm Post subject: Re: Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
Yeah but that is needed for the wi-fi signals to expand, at a tenth of a second it will expand once, how do i make it so that the snow can fall while the signals expand
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:43 pm Post subject: RE:Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
As the snow is falling for 100ms, count the time without blocking, then draw the wifi signal. Repeat.
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:58 pm Post subject: RE:Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
The Rules wrote:
Also plz don't post asking people to do your schoolwork for you, we will help but we will not do your projects for you.
Anyways I had a nice big post ready about how they agreed in the ToU not to ask for this kind of help, and that would be the answer they got, but considering the rules for this thread are more of heavy suggestions than an agreement, I couldn't link it to the ToU D:.
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:24 pm Post subject: RE:Turing Pixel Animation HELP NEEDED
That isn't so much forum-specific rules, as extra helpful links and guidance.
But yes, the forums are founded on the idea of assisting with learning, not with avoiding work.