I have registered on this forum just to post this messageMkUltra wrote:Ask and you shall receive!
I built an ImageParticles Plugin, you can play ANY GIF in rez, with support for transparency and animation. Use a GIF as a standalone loop, or use the particles feature to layer a cloud of GIFs (or PNGs) in your VJ sets! It supports up to 75 individual animated GIFS at a time... which is a lot...
Let me know what you think-- and pics would be awesome!
for $25 you get one 'gif player' plugin where the gif you open will be resized to a very small size and be off-center, so you have to reposition the image when you resize it....
you also get 4 plugins which give the same particle effect which only simulates snow falling , where the only options are to alter the horizontal movement, the particle size, and particle intensity; the particles always fall downwards and there are no other options... two of the particle effect plugins seem to be identical and you cannot change the input image, and you get one particle plugin which opens PNG images and another particle plugin which opens GIFs
opening a large GIF would cause Resolume Arena to grind to a halt and the user interface becomes unresponsive, and opening the wrong GIF will give you an optional error message in the output... the 75 frame limit is very restrictive when compared to some of the newer motion art GIF's out there
there is no way to alter the playback speed of the GIFs (better to just convert them to MOVs using free utilities), clicking on the playback control buttons for the GIFs will cause Resolume Arena to freeze up until you select another clip, if it has not crashed completely
the user interface involves copying and pasting the filenames of your image files into a text field inside the parameters within Resolume Arena
the only advantage that I can see for this plugin is the transparency effect for GIF's , but its less effort and more flexible to just use generative effects if you want transparency effects