About Movie Cutscenes

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About Movie Cutscenes

#1 Post by AHAKuo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:05 am

I had an issue with the $ renpy.movie.... command that plays a cutscene in fullscreen.


The thing is, I have this moment in the game where after the cutscene, the game plays a video behind the text box (changes the scene basically.)

Like a scene would be showing, let’s say a “school bg” and during that a cutscene plays over the scene. After the cutscene ends, the scene that was showing before the cutscene changes to something else, but the problem is that the previous scene shows in just a split second right after the cutscene before changing to the different scene.


I know maybe my explaining isnt that clear but I’ll give the code.
scene school bg
”And... play!”
$ renpy.movie_cutscene “video.example”
scene schoolhall bg
At the scene schoolhall bg, the school bg scene from before changes after the cutscene, but it isnt a seamless change. The school bg scene appears for a split second before changing to schoolhall bg. And I dont want it to show.

Is there a way to hide the school bg scene while the cutscene is playing? Or is there any way to get rid of this issue?
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Re: About Movie Cutscenes

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 am

Maybe try to fade the background to black first?

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    scene school bg
    ”And... play!”
    scene black with Fade (0) # or Dissolve
    $ renpy.movie_cutscene “video.example”
    scene schoolhall bg
    
No need to define 'black'
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Re: About Movie Cutscenes

#3 Post by AHAKuo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:51 am

Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 am
Maybe try to fade the background to black first?

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    scene school bg
    ”And... play!”
    scene black with Fade (0) # or Dissolve
    $ renpy.movie_cutscene “video.example”
    scene schoolhall bg
    
No need to define 'black'

I did that at first and it worked ok. But is there a way to do it without the fade?
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Re: About Movie Cutscenes

#4 Post by Imperf3kt » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:37 pm

Just use scene black minus the fade should do it. Not sure why I included a 0 second (1frame in newer renpy versions) fade to begin with.

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    scene school bg
    ”And... play!”
    scene black
    $ renpy.movie_cutscene “video.example”
    scene schoolhall bg
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Re: About Movie Cutscenes

#5 Post by AHAKuo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 am

Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:37 pm
Just use scene black minus the fade should do it. Not sure why I included a 0 second (1frame in newer renpy versions) fade to begin with.

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    scene school bg
    ”And... play!”
    scene black
    $ renpy.movie_cutscene “video.example”
    scene schoolhall bg 
[/quote]




This is perfect! Thank you a lot for the help! It works well now :) I don't know why the message doesn't get out of the quote lol
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Re: About Movie Cutscenes

#6 Post by Imperf3kt » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:48 am

AHAKuo wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 am
This is perfect! Thank you a lot for the help! It works well now :) I don't know why the message doesn't get out of the quote lol
That'd be because I didn't close the "code" tag.
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