I need help with animation

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I need help with animation

#1 Post by zeo1fan » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm a total Renpy newbie and I need help with animation. I get the feeling I'm missing something really BASIC but I don't know what! Can you help me?

My problem:

file:///Users/michealthompson/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-08-01%20at%209.32.18%20PM.png

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#2 Post by clannadman » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:42 pm

What are you trying to communicate here?

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#3 Post by bink » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:51 pm

You posted a link to a local file on your machine. (See how the link begins with file://? That shows you it's a local file.) The file only exists on your computer and cannot be accessed through the internet. If you want us to see it, you will have to upload it.
When creating a new post, there is an option under the area where you enter your text called "Upload attachment". Select and upload the file through there, so we can all see it.
Otherwise we can't really help you, since we have no idea what you're talking about.

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#4 Post by LVUER » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:13 pm

He's either a spam or totally nob at computer and internet.
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#5 Post by PyTom » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:44 pm

There's no reason to think he's a spammer. He simply made the mistake of posting a link to a local file - I do that on IRC from time to time.
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#6 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:22 am

I-I'm sorry. I'm not a spammer. I just made a mistake.

here:

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/802/ ... 1at932.png

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#7 Post by Gear » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:16 am

I'm a bit of a newbie myself, but you might want to start with your indentation. Anytime you see a line end with a colon (:), the blocks of code associated with it that follow (in this case, the next line) should be indented. Try going to line 14, and pressing the spacebar 4 times in front of it to indent it properly.

Of course, if there's a problem with the code itself, I wouldn't know, since I use ATL to animate, but the others should be able to help out with that if necessary.

Also, it's easier if you take the code that has the error and post it here. Copy it from your machine and paste it into the browser, then highlight the entire block of coding and hit the "Code" button above the posting window.
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#8 Post by Alex » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:41 pm

Well, what one can see here...
1) The changes in code was not saved, so Ren'py execute the previouse (unchanged) version of your script. It is neccessary to save changes in script before runing it (every script file).
2) <return:> in line 10 is not neccessary - just delete it.
3) When you declare a transform, the right sintax would be <trasform transform_name_that_is_a_single_word_without_spaces:> Also, as Gear mentioned, line 14 in your screenshot should have additional indentation, like
transform Negi_topright:
xalign 1.0 yalign 0.0

I think, this would be interesting for you to read http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/FAQ#How ... _blocks.3F

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#9 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:58 pm

I tried it and the program ran this time. :) But now the image isn't showing up.
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#10 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:59 pm

I tried it and the program ran this time. :) But now the image isn't showing up.
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#11 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:59 pm

Sorry for the double post. D:

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#12 Post by Alex » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:26 pm

But now the image isn't showing up.
That's ok, 'cause you didn't tell Ren'py to "show" your image.
You see, <transform> is defining a set of manipulations that can be applied to your image. If you want to show an image, you should use "show" statement, like

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image Negi = "magic.png"

label start:
    show Negi:
        xalign 1.0 yalign 0.0

    L "Yo!"

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#13 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:16 pm

So if I just put the yalign, xalign etc. then I don't need to tell it how to move? Is there a way I can precisely position it on the screen?

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#14 Post by Alex » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:28 pm

If you need to just show the image, then yes. If you want it to move - tell Ren'py to move the image. The one of possible ways

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init:
    image Negi = "magic.png"

    transform some_move_trans: # defines the transform, that can be applied to any image
        xalign 0.7 yalign 0.0
        linear 3 xalign 0.3 yalign 0.5

label start:
    show Negi at some_move_trans # shows an image "Negi" with transform, named "some_move_trans"

    L "Yo!"
To set the precise position use xpos and ypos - http://www.renpy.org/doc/html/style.htm ... properties

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#15 Post by zeo1fan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:28 pm

I tried to slide 'Negi' on the screen with 'show', 'transform', and the coordinates. It didn't work. :/
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