what program can turn frames into an animation for dreams?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 by Vampothika | Discussion: Skinning

I need to find a program that can turn frames into some sort of format that dreams will accept, ive been told to use adobe after effects, but that was really hard to use, basically i need something very simple and easy to use cause im not that good at learning new stuff

thanks!! xx

ps. what files do dreams accept? i have no idea, but i do want to try my hand at making dreams... i wonder if avimaker would do the job? i use that for my cursors...but dunno if it would work..


Reply #1 Tuesday, December 8, 2009 6:08 AM

You can create 2 types of dreams, video or hybrid.

For video you will need to end up with a mpeg or wmv video.

Hybrids can be created from a png back ground, png images, and nwa animations. You can use the frame builder in skin studio or use the one in the deskscapes directory. There is also a pdf file theat goes into some detail of how to create the .hybrid file but the best thing is to use Windows note pad to review one that's already created.

Theres a thread that should help you get started that I posted a while back. How to create dreams

Neil Banfield
Reply #2 Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:35 AM

The NWA builder tool in the Deskscapes folder is better to use for Deskscapes than the NWA tool in SkinStudio because it is able to produce smaller files as Deskscapes supports some compression features that WindowBlinds does not.

It can also take input from a numbered sequence of pngs rather than having to have all the frames in a single png file initially.

Reply #3 Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:04 PM

wow thanks for those answers, i had no idea deskscapes came with a nwa tool, ill deffinatley give that a go.

Reply #4 Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:28 PM

to find it again

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