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ANI talking head file brightness
I have looked at some talking head ANI files with ANIVIW32.exe and their brightness seem to be good. However in the game they all appear very dim.  Is there a way to get their brightness to be at least as bright as the file plays outside Freespace?

I am not sure this is the proper forum for this question but I figured I would take a shot.

Thanks

 
Re: ANI talking head file brightness
You can change the look/colors of the HUD under options, but that's only for the specific pilot, not the whole mod.

Anyway I'd generally suggest to use eff/pngs instead of that old ani format.

 
Re: ANI talking head file brightness
Only pictures displayed in the talking head box will change with the option menu.  Any digitized video will not be affected by the option settings.

If you play Head_Cap_Sheridan_4.ani outside the game it is nice and bright. When played in the game it is very dark. I am working on adding the hud.tbl to The Babylon Project (it didn't have one) and was wondering if there are any settings I could add/change to brighten the ANI playback in the game.



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Re: ANI talking head file brightness
hud.tbl

! hud_gauges.tbl !

The hud.tbl is no longer used with FreeSpace Open. It was a table file for defining the available shield animations.
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yes I miss typed the name. sorry


 
Re: ANI talking head file brightness
If ANI files are that unpredictable you probably should drop using them; AFAIK all other filetypes don't have to be put through extra compression.

 

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Re: ANI talking head file brightness
TBP's collection of .ani-files are a treasured legacy
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

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"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 
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Well as long as they do the job~

 
Re: ANI talking head file brightness
What has bugging me for a while now though, don't have ANI files terrible performance compared to other formats? I tried it once on a intense particle effect and it seemed to make serious difference.