some suggestions for construct

  • > I thought of some new suggestions. They involve the animation editor.

    > I want the ability to import an animated gif and turn it into an animation.

    > I also want the ability to copy and paste frames, including from one animation to another.

    > MMF had these things.

    > Since I have been exploring construct a little more, I have noticed quite a number of small things that are better in it than in MMF. for example, the "ping pong" thing in the animation editor. It's those little touches that make it better. However, there are also some little touches MMF has that construct doesn't.

    >

    > While I was typing this I thought of something else. The ability to do something to a frame such as rotate it, colorize it, scale it, etc, and have it automatically create the frames for it to animate such an effect using the number of frames you choose. Game Maker is VERY superior in this aspect. MMF has a little bit of it, but not as much as GM.

    >

    > Finally, I want to praise construct on the fact that you don't have to copy and paste every object into every frame. I had an MMF game with like 32 frames, each with the player object in them. After the fact I decided to give her more animations, and I had to paste them onto the player object on every frigging frame!

    >

    I suggest you read the manual here, here.

    I suggest you familirize yourself with the software and plugins and tools as so far all your suggestions can already be done.

    Have a look here,

    Subscribe to Construct videos now

    , here

    Remember: This is a game building engine, not a image editor/animation maker - for these you have external tools.

    Other softwares try to be everything to everyone, and they loose sight of there core functionality.

    Construct 2 is a game building engine, it has core updates almost weekly (unmatched by competitor products) because C2 understands that there are better external softwares for the job.

    Have a look at the links I gave. Spend time building the examples found within the software. Click new and browse down the list to all the examples etc.

    Learn your toolset, and build awesome games. The biggest issue that faces you is lack of knoweledge. Remember, in life, you have to be both the student, and the teacher - go teach yourself by using the awesome resources available. Oh, just found this.

    Stick to learning this amazing software - devote an hour a day for 90 days. Then come back here, and offer your suggestions based on your experience (because at the moment you don't have much).

    Also, when you get stuck, which you will - I garentee it, this community are very helpful as long as you show (you are willing to learn, you have tried and failed a few times, you can offer up proof of your attempts, are open to being pushed to grow your understanding a little, etc etc)

    I prefered GM in the beginning, but realized it was only because I was used to it. Now after spending a considerable amount of time on C2, I can say, I prefer how c2 handles things. Give it some time, takes a fair amount to get used to something. I have no doubt it will grow on you too

    [quote:3oguz222]It was so annoying! I really would however, like the ability to import an animated gif. I import pokemon graphics with hundreds of frames quite a lot.

    Photoshop unpacks the image perfectly and you can use a better software to get it game ready. Hundreds of frames is not recommended - try spriter or anime studio.

    Your game is going to use to many resources, run out of mem or cpu.

    And be carefull. Those graphics are copyrighted. Unless you have permission, you can't use it. Stay away from gifs, unless you have made them yourself.

    Actually, I read the fabulous manual, did you read my badges? Those links say nothing about copying and pasting frames from one animation to another, and a sprite strip/sheet is a different thing from a gif. I am not as inexperienced as you think, you just got a bad vibe from me in that other topic. I already apologized, okay?

  • You can import animations from tiles.

  • You can import animations from tiles.

    I'm not sure what that means. Would you mind explaining what you mean by tiles? All I know is that my games usually use pokemon sprites as enemies, their animations have 100+ frames, I can import them just fine as a gif in MMF, and no, it doesn't cause lag. Also, cuck fopyright. I'm not selling anything (that last bit was a reply to the guy who posted before you, megatronx).

  • Actually, I read the fabulous manual, did you read my badges? Those links say nothing about copying and pasting frames from one animation to another, and a sprite strip/sheet is a different thing from a gif. I am not as inexperienced as you think, you just got a bad vibe from me in that other topic. I already apologized, okay?

    Straight from the manual:

    [quote:v8k4v0in]Right-click a space in the animation frames bar for the following options:

    Add frame Add a new blank animation frame to the end of the sequence.

    Duplicate last frame Make a copy of the last animation frame and add it to the end of the sequence.

    Reverse frames Reverse the order of all the frames in the animation.

    Import frames Opens a dialog to select one or more image files from disk. All the selected image files are added as animation frames.

    Import sprite strip Import a sprite strip or tileset, where a single image contains a number of animation frames aligned to a grid. This is done with the Import Sprite Strip dialog.

    Reload files from disk Reload all the images from the project folder. This is useful if you have edited the images in the project folder while Construct 2 is open and want Construct 2 to recognise the changes. (This option is disabled if you're not using a project folder.)

    Thumbnail size Adjust the size of the thumbnail icons of each frame in the bar.

    As megatronx says you can import animations from tiles. Both tutorials will guide you through it.

    and yes, I got a bad vibe from your previous post, and as you can see I am still trying to help you, even though I got a bad vibe.

    And according to your badges, now that you bring them up - you haven't even read 20 pages of the manual.

    Be careful, copyright doesn't only apply to selling. It is in using, and even worse is giving away other peoples artwork for free. Just a heads up, and warning.

  • Go trough those two tutorials

    https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/413/di ... -animation

    https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/458/us ... onstruct-2

    That second tutorial is good and all, except it would require me to import hundreds of frames, one at a time. MMF let me simply import the gif and I would automatically have all the frames.

  • >

    > Actually, I read the fabulous manual, did you read my badges? Those links say nothing about copying and pasting frames from one animation to another, and a sprite strip/sheet is a different thing from a gif. I am not as inexperienced as you think, you just got a bad vibe from me in that other topic. I already apologized, okay?

    >

    Straight from the manual:

    [quote:279i70qu]Right-click a space in the animation frames bar for the following options:

    Add frame Add a new blank animation frame to the end of the sequence.

    Duplicate last frame Make a copy of the last animation frame and add it to the end of the sequence.

    Reverse frames Reverse the order of all the frames in the animation.

    Import frames Opens a dialog to select one or more image files from disk. All the selected image files are added as animation frames.

    Import sprite strip Import a sprite strip or tileset, where a single image contains a number of animation frames aligned to a grid. This is done with the Import Sprite Strip dialog.

    Reload files from disk Reload all the images from the project folder. This is useful if you have edited the images in the project folder while Construct 2 is open and want Construct 2 to recognise the changes. (This option is disabled if you're not using a project folder.)

    Thumbnail size Adjust the size of the thumbnail icons of each frame in the bar.

    As megatronx says you can import animations from tiles. Both tutorials will guide you through it.

    and yes, I got a bad vibe from your previous post, and as you can see I am still trying to help you, even though I got a bad vibe.

    And according to your badges, now that you bring them up - you haven't even read 20 pages of the manual.

    Be careful, copyright doesn't only apply to selling. It is in using, and even worse is giving away other peoples artwork for free. Just a heads up, and warning.

    And as I said in my last reply, it doesn't solve my problem. Is there really a reason why I can' just import a gif and have it insert all the frames? This worked REALLY well in MMF. Construct may be mostly better, but it has some weak points. As for copyright, I have been making fan games for years. And I am sick of people giving me "warnings" which I always take with a grain of salt. NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME! Just like nothing is going to happen to the creator of MegaPony, or the creator of Megaman Unlimited, or the creator of Mavericks 3 (those are all games with ripped graphics that I named, and GOOD games at that).

  • You've made your request. No point in arguing. If Ashley is going to do it, then it will certainly not happen now. Meanwhile you can try this. Use some free software to export single frames from gifs, and i'm sure there is a software that you can import those frames and export as tiles, and then import trough animation stripe.

  • And as I said in my last reply, it doesn't solve my problem. Is there really a reason why I can' just import a gif and have it insert all the frames? This worked REALLY well in MMF. Construct may be mostly better, but it has some weak points.

    Yes it does. And my vibe was correct. Did you bother doing the tutorial?

    First you will have to find a gif. For the Example i use this Fire...

    Step 1:

    First to do is you have to "Decompose" the gif. This you can do very simple on this Site: http://uk.bloggif.com/gif-extract

    Step 2:

    Now you can Download a ZIP file. Once you have downloaded the zip, you have to decompress it somewhere on you computer. In this Folder now shud be a couple of Pictures.

    Step 3:

    Well now you just make a new Sprite in your Project,

    According to manual:

    Right Click import frames

    It will open a browse folder.

    Go to that Folder unzipped folder and click first image hold shift and select last image and click open.

    And bob's your uncle.

    And I am sick of people giving me "warnings" which I always take with a grain of salt. NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME! Just like nothing is going to happen to the creator of MegaPony, or the creator of Megaman Unlimited, or the creator of Mavericks 3 (those are all games with ripped graphics that I named, and GOOD games at that).

    Well something is going to happen. Brace yourself... I will no longer help you as you show zero respect to fellow artists.

    And I cannot be associated with thieves!

    No loss to you, i'm a nobody. <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing">

    Edit: Hello Ashesh,

    So you created a new account. Told you my vibe was right... YOU ARE A THIEF.

    For those not in the Know how, this guy was given a free copy of construct 2 personal edition, and he pirated it all over the internet.

    Ashley, Tom

    Here is his pm - he hates me <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing">

  • >

    > And as I said in my last reply, it doesn't solve my problem. Is there really a reason why I can' just import a gif and have it insert all the frames? This worked REALLY well in MMF. Construct may be mostly better, but it has some weak points.

    >

    Yes it does. And my vibe was correct. Did you bother doing the tutorial?

    First you will have to find a gif. For the Example i use this Fire...

    Step 1:

    First to do is you have to "Decompose" the gif. This you can do very simple on this Site: http://uk.bloggif.com/gif-extract

    Step 2:

    Now you can Download a ZIP file. Once you have downloaded the zip, you have to decompress it somewhere on you computer. In this Folder now shud be a couple of Pictures.

    Step 3:

    Well now you just make a new Sprite in your Project,

    According to manual:

    Right Click import frames

    It will open a browse folder.

    Go to that Folder unzipped folder and click first image hold shift and select last image and click open.

    And bob's your uncle.

    >

    > And I am sick of people giving me "warnings" which I always take with a grain of salt. NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME! Just like nothing is going to happen to the creator of MegaPony, or the creator of Megaman Unlimited, or the creator of Mavericks 3 (those are all games with ripped graphics that I named, and GOOD games at that).

    >

    Well something is going to happen. Brace yourself... I will no longer help you as you show zero respect to fellow artists.

    And I cannot be associated with thieves!

    No loss to you, i'm a nobody. <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing">

    Edit: Hello Ashesh,

    So you created a new account. Told you my vibe was right... YOU ARE A THIEF.

    For those not in the Know how, this guy was given a free copy of construct 2 personal edition, and he pirated it all over the internet.

    Ashley, Tom

    Here is his pm - he hates me <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing">

    I am not this "ashesh" person. I am dialga-brite. Creator of Innocent Luna Game and Meloetta: Melody of Discord in a copy of MMF I bought and paid for. I never gave pirated copies of construct. I paid for it, and I have a medal to show it. I have no clue what you are talking about there, and it really hurts me that you make such assumptions.

    All I am guilty of is missing the fact that you can import all the frames at once with shift-click. And that was an honest mistake.

    It just so happens that I am not big on copyright. Given the number of games out there with ripped graphics, including the megaman example here on this forum, I can't be the only one. Just because I am against copyright does not automatically make me this other person who I know absolutely NOTHING about!

    My problem with the animated gifs is solved now, but you really didn't have to treat me like trash.

  • I am not this "ashesh" person. I am dialga-brite. Creator of Innocent Luna Game and Meloetta: Melody of Discord in a copy of MMF I bought and paid for. I never gave pirated copies of construct. I paid for it, and I have a medal to show it. I have no clue what you are talking about there, and it really hurts me that you make such assumptions.

    All I am guilty of is missing the fact that you can import all the frames at once with shift-click. And that was an honest mistake.

    It is coincidence then... amazing coincidence, to a couple minutes - lol.

    I apologize to you and you win - has robbed scirra from giving away licenses to kids with a dream. He robbed their dreams from them.

    And I don't need this in my life - so he has also robbed any contributions I make in regards to helping people.

    I don't need this in my life.

    The time I devoted to answering questions free of charge can be better used elsewhere.

    DialgaBrite, you wonder why all the good people stop helping in forums - because of characters like

    He/You win.

    And WHY does scirra still allow a troll to browse the forums?

  • DUTOIT

    Don't let them get to you. Just don't engage with them - report them instead. It's up to the mods to deal with them, hopefully a little more harshly then they usually do.

    These forums are getting too full of the 'I want this done for me' brigade.

  • I totally agree. Unfortunate timing of the message, I find it incredible that the other lad still has an account and can pm other members of the forum.

  • DUTOIT

    Don't let them get to you. Just don't engage with them - report them instead. It's up to the mods to deal with them, hopefully a little more harshly then they usually do.

    These forums are getting too full of the 'I want this done for me' brigade.

    I have no clue what DUTOIT is talking about. I payed for construct, I am not this ashesh person. I am not a troll. I made a legitimate topic with suggestions. I have made legitimate topics asking for help before, and I am thankful for the help I got. I am not an "I want this done for me brigade". I am legitimately willing to learn. However, I don't always pick up on simple things right away, even if I read the manual. Everyone learns things differently, and some people have learning disabilities. I really don't understand this. I started a legitimate topic, in the appropriate section, and now I am being accused of being a troll and this ashesh person. And people are acting like I am the bad guy. What gives?

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  • I have no clue what DUTOIT is talking about. I payed for construct, I am not this ashesh person. I am not a troll. I made a legitimate topic with suggestions. I have made legitimate topics asking for help before, and I am thankful for the help I got. I am not an "I want this done for me brigade". I am legitimately willing to learn. However, I don't always pick up on simple things right away, even if I read the manual. Everyone learns things differently, and some people have learning disabilities. I really don't understand this. I started a legitimate topic, in the appropriate section, and now I am being accused of being a troll and this ashesh person. And people are acting like I am the bad guy. What gives?

    I apologize, the timing must be coincidence. I have no doubt the mods will check ip's and get to the bottom of it.

    Understand this is not the first time a person has had multiple accounts. Apologies you caught in middle.

    Ashesh pirated software, both construct and other software, he also got upset with me when I refused to help him on many many occasions. I draw a line when a kid ruins it for everybody. He took away a good thing that scirra did and flushed it down the toilet. Anyways. Hope your IP isn't his, and I AM SORRY.

    But scirra should have got rid of this troll months ago, and I have better things to do.

    zenox98,

    Maybe monday I see someone in need of help and jump back in, but right now I really don't feel like helping anymore.

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