Custom caret in Name Input screen not animating

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Custom caret in Name Input screen not animating

#1 Post by AERenoir » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:57 am

Hi, in my name input screen, I have create a custom caret (the blinking line indicating the text) in the shape of a pen bouncing up and down.
This was built in Renpy 6.16.2. Ever since upgrading to Renpy 6.99.10 and upwards, this code doesn't work. The pen is there, but it's static and not moving. I do check the changes between builds, but I'm still kind of confused.

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image mycaret: 
    "brush.png"
    yoffset -5
    pause .4
    yoffset 5
    pause.4                                                    
    repeat
image brush:
    "mycaret"
    xalign 0 yalign .9
init python:
   def SetThumbnailFull():
        config.thumbnail_width = config.screen_width
        config.thumbnail_height = config.screen_height
   #def entername(newstring):
   #     store.firstname = newstring
   def entername(input_text):
        global firstname
        firstname = input_text
init:
    $ style.input.caret = "brush"
    default firstname = "Eileen"
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Re: Problem with custom caret in Name Input screen

#2 Post by MaydohMaydoh » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:38 am

Instead of having two separate images, try merging them,

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image mycaret: 
    "brush.png"
    align (0.0, 0.9)
    block:
        yoffset -5
        pause .4
        yoffset 5
        pause.4                                                    
        repeat

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Re: Problem with custom caret in Name Input screen

#3 Post by AERenoir » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:07 am

Tried it. It's still not moving.

I checked if maybe the animation loop code is what's broken, but when placed elsewhere (e.g. in the game scene), it does bounce as it should.

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Re: Custom caret in Name Input screen not animating

#4 Post by AERenoir » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:14 am

Tried doing it another way, still not working

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image brush_caret:
    "brush.png"
    align (0.0, 0.9)
    block:
        yoffset -5
        pause .4
        yoffset 5
        pause.4                                                    
        repeat
        

style input:
        caret "brush_caret"        
init python:
   def SetThumbnailFull():
        config.thumbnail_width = config.screen_width
        config.thumbnail_height = config.screen_height
  
   def entername(input_text):
        global firstname
        firstname = input_text
init:

    
        
    default firstname = "Eileen"
    
    
screen inputname:
    add "name2.jpg"
    input default firstname changed entername  xpos 574 ypos 433 size 120 length 9 color "#000" font "YOZAKURA-Regular.otf"

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Re: Custom caret in Name Input screen not animating

#5 Post by philat » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:55 pm

Looks like, for whatever reason, the caret can't change its position after it's first rendered. Probably not changeable without PyTom's input.

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Re: Custom caret in Name Input screen not animating

#6 Post by AERenoir » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:42 pm

Darn. I went and asked in the Renpy release thread, so hopefully Pytom can help.

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