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Hi folks!

That's my first post here, so huh, take it easy on me.

Well, I've been playing around with GRF editing, in fact almost a year now, and I think I finally figured out how to deal with .str files (actually I'm thinking about making a tutorial for that since I couldn't find it anywhere and had to figure it by myself)

So I've made this, it wasn't meant to be a good-looking effect but rather an easy to avoid one, and I'd really like if you guys could rate it. Thanks ❤️

Also sorry if that's the wrong area, I don't rly know for sure tbh;
 

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Nice one. I tutorial would be nice

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4 hours ago, Zell said:

Nice one. I tutorial would be nice

+1, yes it would be great, please share the tutorial 😊

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its really good. i love it =D

Pls do a tutorial! It might help the community 😃

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Spent a good hour figuring out how vferrari did this, and while I'm not very good at tutorials, I'd be happy to upload my results.

image.thumb.png.529da35fb6c1633def08982648200823.png

Please see attached files for Meteor Storm (I don't have much experience with renewal files so I didn't bother with Comet).

While my attempt was extremely accurate with the grid that would be hit by MS, the downside of this is that when the screen is rotated, the effect remains the same and thus becomes inaccurate in predicting which cells would be hit by MS.

This is the reason why I release these files to you now, instead of keeping it for myself.

Also, I am not great with recording or making GIFs, so please feel free to test them out yourself. Please download ALL the files.

0lordbl.bmp

meteor1.str

meteor2.str

meteor3.str

meteor4.str

Edited by chillxdd

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Hey @Chillxdd

I'm glad to see you liked it and also tried to replicate it, maybe that's why I didn't realeased any tutorial yet, I like when people try their best trying to figure out how someone else did something like I did 😛

And you did a great job! Congrats!

 

I downloaded your files to check how you did it, and here's a side-by-side comparison with my own version in str viewer

MS.thumb.png.7fcd0a1c6f3b10376964e9b71db9467c.png

 

Just a few tips: 

Spoiler
  1. If you're making a sprite for an effect and you planing to make it a single color only,  ALWAYS make it as a grayscale texture (only black and white colors), you can add the color u want your sprite to be in the render pass like I did on STR Viewer, you can add Red/Green/Blue and Alpha Colors on de RGBA section on STR Viewer.
     
  2. You don't have to use that ugly pink color (#FF00FF) to render the sprite as transparent, you can mess with the blend modes to get rid of the black part of the texture, setting its Source/Destination blend on the Blend secction in STR Viewer, here's how my sprite looks like: feeh_meteoro.bmp
     
  3. When trying to limitate an AoE hitbox (also in some other cases), you can add an outer glow effect to your sprite border to make it smoother like i did, that's not a rule, but in most cases it'll make your sprite look way better.

 

Xoxo

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On 1/9/2019 at 12:59 AM, vferrari said:

Hi folks!

That's my first post here, so huh, take it easy on me.

Well, I've been playing around with GRF editing, in fact almost a year now, and I think I finally figured out how to deal with .str files (actually I'm thinking about making a tutorial for that since I couldn't find it anywhere and had to figure it by myself)

So I've made this, it wasn't meant to be a good-looking effect but rather an easy to avoid one, and I'd really like if you guys could rate it. Thanks ❤️

Also sorry if that's the wrong area, I don't rly know for sure tbh;
 

ezgif-1-aeab8add4d38.gif

ezgif-1-b65243bd5365.gif

 

Hi guys how can I edit it like this? ^

 

 

This one only got the exclamation graphic but it doesn't have the meteor sprite

 

On 1/22/2020 at 12:38 AM, chillxdd said:

Spent a good hour figuring out how vferrari did this, and while I'm not very good at tutorials, I'd be happy to upload my results.

image.thumb.png.529da35fb6c1633def08982648200823.png

Please see attached files for Meteor Storm (I don't have much experience with renewal files so I didn't bother with Comet).

While my attempt was extremely accurate with the grid that would be hit by MS, the downside of this is that when the screen is rotated, the effect remains the same and thus becomes inaccurate in predicting which cells would be hit by MS.

This is the reason why I release these files to you now, instead of keeping it for myself.

Also, I am not great with recording or making GIFs, so please feel free to test them out yourself. Please download ALL the files.

0lordbl.bmp 48.05 kB · 27 downloads

meteor1.str 2.84 kB · 25 downloads

meteor2.str 2.84 kB · 20 downloads

meteor3.str 2.84 kB · 19 downloads

meteor4.str 2.84 kB · 19 downloads

 

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