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DarkBASIC Professional Discussion / (DBPRO) - USsinga scaled sphere and a texture to produce a simple but cool visual effect

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Starshyne Emir
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Posted: 23rd Mar 2018 10:04
This is something that someone can use to produce a simple but cool effect for a background or whatever.

It is fairly simple: a small texture is applied and scaled on a sphere that is flattened to become a disk, and then scrolled around to make the magic.

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SYNC ON : SYNC RATE 60
DO
CLS

SC = RND(5)+3
W = RND(5)+2 : H = RND(8)+3
C = 0 : CLIMIT = RND((W*H)/3) + ((W*H)/4)

REPEAT
X = RND(W)+1
Y = RND(H-1)+2
DOT X,Y
INC C
Until C = 10
GET IMAGE 1,1,1,W,H,1


MAKE OBJECT SPHERE 1,30
SET OBJECT CULL 1,0
SET OBJECT TEXTURE 1,1,1
SET OBJECT LIGHT 1,0
TEXTURE OBJECT 1,1
SET OBJECT TRANSPARENCY 1,1
SCALE OBJECT TEXTURE 1,SC,1
SCALE OBJECT 1,100,0,100

PITCH OBJECT UP 1,90

COLOR BACKDROP 0
TURN# = 0.01 * (RND(5) - RND(5))
ZOOM# = 0.01 * (RND(5) - RND(5))

REPEAT
SCROLL OBJECT TEXTURE 1,TURN#,ZOOM#
SYNC

UNTIL SPACEKEY() = 1
DELETE OBJECT 1
DELETE IMAGE 1
Loop


This example is fairly self-explanative. Just press SPACEBAR to shift between the thousands of possible effect layouts.

If someone has some ideas to improve it, feel free to share them down below.
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sman512
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Posted: 23rd Mar 2018 19:22
Awesome!
GS
Starshyne Emir
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Posted: 27th Mar 2018 14:58
Really? Whoa, thanks!
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Mage
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Posted: 28th Mar 2018 02:19
Good job. This inspires me to make loading animations in apps.
LBFN
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Posted: 28th Mar 2018 03:17
Wow, that really makes some cool effects with so few lines! Just messing around, I added a little color to the mix. I simply added the random ink rgb line here:



So many games to code.....so little time.
Ortu
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Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 28th Mar 2018 06:25
Quote: " I simply added the random ink rgb line here:"


nice one.

It is impressive how many different effects this produces.
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Dimis
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Posted: 28th Mar 2018 18:08
Wow, impressive! Truly, the possibilities are endless.

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