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Title: Animatic
Post by: Floyd on January 14, 2017, 11:04:44 AM
Hi, this is my theme Animatic. You can see it in action here:
 
(http://i.imgur.com/WoDyVl3.jpg)

Download link here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zuqmcrg9ojg2ux8/Animatic.zip?dl=0

The theme makes use of Hyperspin recorded videos done by Critical Cid (videos can be found @ emumovies.com), although you can add your own videos of course. If adding your own videos, please take care of the aspect ratio which should be 4:3.

Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on January 14, 2017, 12:52:41 PM
Nice work to use Cid's videos. 😀

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Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: Jeff M on January 14, 2017, 01:44:15 PM
looks great. Really clean with the side panel as well.
Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: ryuuji on January 14, 2017, 06:04:49 PM
that is great for arcade games :)
Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: Floyd on January 14, 2017, 08:33:06 PM
that is great for arcade games :)

If I'm not mistaken, riffman81 over at launchbox forum did complete recording of snes game themes and I think he is about to release nes and gameboy recordings too.
Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: ryuuji on January 14, 2017, 09:39:57 PM
aren't those the same ? I mean same background .... wouldn't be easier to make a layout xml for those systems in RetroFE ?
Title: Re: Animatic [WIP]
Post by: Floyd on January 14, 2017, 10:16:13 PM
No they are not the same. Completely different.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Floyd on January 16, 2017, 03:28:07 PM
bump... theme released :)
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on January 16, 2017, 04:54:37 PM
I'll give it a test run, and let you know. 😀 If it's ready for release I can add it to the download section if you'd like.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Floyd on January 16, 2017, 11:54:40 PM
Sure, feel free to add it to download section ;) this should be a definitive version.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: jonathon on January 20, 2017, 04:25:42 PM
Great theme.
works fine in lubuntu.
some screenshot.
(https://5-t.imgbox.com/UlEstL6d.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/UlEstL6d) (https://1-t.imgbox.com/vKyd3af7.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/vKyd3af7) (https://1-t.imgbox.com/hN82LVEL.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/hN82LVEL) (https://8-t.imgbox.com/uBoFGr0T.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/uBoFGr0T) (https://6-t.imgbox.com/D1yi5NbI.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/D1yi5NbI) (https://6-t.imgbox.com/FUCQPxb3.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/FUCQPxb3)
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Floyd on January 21, 2017, 09:49:10 PM
Great theme.
works fine in lubuntu.
some screenshot.
(https://5-t.imgbox.com/UlEstL6d.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/UlEstL6d) (https://1-t.imgbox.com/vKyd3af7.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/vKyd3af7) (https://1-t.imgbox.com/hN82LVEL.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/hN82LVEL) (https://8-t.imgbox.com/uBoFGr0T.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/uBoFGr0T) (https://6-t.imgbox.com/D1yi5NbI.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/D1yi5NbI) (https://6-t.imgbox.com/FUCQPxb3.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/FUCQPxb3)

Sweet screenshots. The theme looks gorgeous without recorded hyperspin videos too. Btw what SNES emulator do you use?
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: jonathon on January 21, 2017, 11:10:43 PM
bsnes accuracy and snes9x (libretro cores, retroarch)
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on January 21, 2017, 11:17:18 PM
I use MAME; works quite well I think.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 10, 2017, 08:38:31 AM
I've found Cid's MAME videos, but where can I find the main menu ones?
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 10, 2017, 08:59:05 AM
I've made a small change before adding it to the theme download page: the favorites icon in the main menu was blocking quite a bit of the selected menu item, so I moved it to the same location used in the collection's menu.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Floyd on February 20, 2017, 12:42:05 AM
I've found Cid's MAME videos, but where can I find the main menu ones?

Sorry, I was away for the whole week and missed this post.
For the MAME platform video you can find some of here: http://emumovies.com/files/category/1658-mame/ (Look for Platform videos 4:3). The one I used on my preview video I've recorded Hyperspin media theme myself. If you want that video specific I can upload it somewhere on the web ;)
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: dougan78 on March 11, 2017, 07:44:21 PM
I have an issue with this theme and using sub menus.  I was looking to do a Arcade classics wheel item with a submenu of several items and when you do that it works kind of.  When you get to the games in a sub menu item and back out to the sub menu or all the way to the main menu it hangs onto the logo/wheel from the last game viewed.  It displays the wheel/logo over the top of the existing wheels.  How do I stop that?

Thanks
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 12, 2017, 07:22:27 AM
I have an issue with this theme and using sub menus.  I was looking to do a Arcade classics wheel item with a submenu of several items and when you do that it works kind of.  When you get to the games in a sub menu item and back out to the sub menu or all the way to the main menu it hangs onto the logo/wheel from the last game viewed.  It displays the wheel/logo over the top of the existing wheels.  How do I stop that?

The theme is based on a 2 layer menu structure. If you want to have a 3rd layer in only one of your menus, the question is: what do you want the 2nd layer of that 3 layer menu to look like?
- If it should look like the other 2nd layers, simply add a 3rd menu in the layout.xml
- If it should look like the 1st layer, simply copy the layout.xml to layouts/<layout name>/collections/<collection name>/layout/
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: dougan78 on March 12, 2017, 12:05:38 PM
I have an issue with this theme and using sub menus.  I was looking to do a Arcade classics wheel item with a submenu of several items and when you do that it works kind of.  When you get to the games in a sub menu item and back out to the sub menu or all the way to the main menu it hangs onto the logo/wheel from the last game viewed.  It displays the wheel/logo over the top of the existing wheels.  How do I stop that?

The theme is based on a 2 layer menu structure. If you want to have a 3rd layer in only one of your menus, the question is: what do you want the 2nd layer of that 3 layer menu to look like?
- If it should look like the other 2nd layers, simply add a 3rd menu in the layout.xml
- If it should look like the 1st layer, simply copy the layout.xml to layouts/<layout name>/collections/<collection name>/layout/

I think the theme only has one layout.xml and that may be the problem? It does the same thing. It like doubles up the wheel images.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: JonahUK on March 12, 2017, 12:18:57 PM
Copy the existing layout.xml to the new submenu: \layouts\themename\collections\submenuname\layout\layout.xml
Edit <onMenuEnter menuIndex="0"> to <onMenuEnter menuIndex="1"> or whatever it is, increase by 1.

I haven't looked at this theme but the issue you are having is generally down to the menuIndex.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 12, 2017, 12:24:16 PM
No, the problem is that it does not properly make a third menu layer invisible when exiting the menu. Most of the current themes don't do that actually.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: dougan78 on March 12, 2017, 01:02:36 PM
No, the problem is that it does not properly make a third menu layer invisible when exiting the menu. Most of the current themes don't do that actually.

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How do I accomplish that?  Would like to add that to my theme as well so would be helpful as I am sure mine does the same thing.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 14, 2017, 11:37:20 AM
No, the problem is that it does not properly make a third menu layer invisible when exiting the menu. Most of the current themes don't do that actually.

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How do I accomplish that?  Would like to add that to my theme as well so would be helpful as I am sure mine does the same thing.

RetroFE takes the first menu entry for menu index 0, the second for menu index 1, etc.

Take the layout.xml for this theme for instance:
- Under comment menuIndex 0, it defines a menu that fades out when exiting menuIndex="0", and fades in when entering menuIndex="0"
- Under comment menuIndex 1, it defines a menu that fades out when exiting menuIndex="1", and fades in when entering menuIndex="1"

You could simply add another menu entry below that that fades out when exiting menuIndex="2", and fades in when entering menuIndex="2".
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: dougan78 on March 14, 2017, 11:53:16 AM
No, the problem is that it does not properly make a third menu layer invisible when exiting the menu. Most of the current themes don't do that actually.

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How do I accomplish that?  Would like to add that to my theme as well so would be helpful as I am sure mine does the same thing.

RetroFE takes the first menu entry for menu index 0, the second for menu index 1, etc.

Take the layout.xml for this theme for instance:
- Under comment menuIndex 0, it defines a menu that fades out when exiting menuIndex="0", and fades in when entering menuIndex="0"
- Under comment menuIndex 1, it defines a menu that fades out when exiting menuIndex="1", and fades in when entering menuIndex="1"

You could simply add another menu entry below that that fades out when exiting menuIndex="2", and fades in when entering menuIndex="2".
Interesting, I will play with it.  What is the max menu index value?
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 14, 2017, 11:57:53 AM
As far as I know there is none.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: dougan78 on March 14, 2017, 12:06:19 PM
well I am sure it some computational max very high number.  I was just curious.  Anyway that was too easy of a fix.  Thanks, so you  can just put like 10 of those menu index things in there and theme would support 10 levels deep.  2 or 3 deep should suffice for most purposes.  Thanks for that.  Additionally how does that impact the playlist feature?  does that need to be at a menu index lower than the the menu or can you have a playlist at  each menu level and you are better off having that in there per menu index level as well?

Sorry for the noobish questions
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on March 14, 2017, 02:36:40 PM
Playlists are directly linked to a collection, so what ever level a collection is instantiated is also where your playlists reside.

A Sega Genesis collection could be at index 1 (Main - Sega Genesis) or index 2 (Main - Consoles - Sega Genesis) etc. It just depends on how you structure your collections.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: bsell1 on July 17, 2017, 07:37:46 PM
I noticed that if you do not have a logo for a game, no text appears to replace it.  On other themes if you don't have the logo, it just lists the game name.  Any chance that can be added?  If I don't have a logo, I am not sure what game is going on if I am also missing the video.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on July 17, 2017, 07:40:08 PM
Text replacement is generally only activated for menus; not for individual images. I'm not even sure if RetroFE supports it at the moment to be honest; I'd have to check.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pepeporras on July 18, 2017, 06:47:03 PM
Nice!!!! The best theme for retroFE.

Congrats!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: juan9999 on February 14, 2018, 05:02:13 AM
Awesome theme.  I need to get a hold of the artwork that goes with it!  Is it available anyone as a single torrent?

Only challenge I have with it is that it displays blanks when the logo of the game isn't found.  Retrospin does not, so I'm assuming it's an issue with the layout.

Are there any plans for similar videos for other playforms?

Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 15, 2018, 08:41:41 PM
Only challenge I have with it is that it displays blanks when the logo of the game isn't found.  Retrospin does not, so I'm assuming it's an issue with the layout.

The font directory is missing from the theme; that's why it doesn't display any text. You could copy the font directory from Aeon Nox; the needed font's in there as well. I'm working on an update so it uses the new menu features, and doesn't screw things up when you use a 3 layer menu.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: juan9999 on February 16, 2018, 08:37:01 AM
Yip!  That fixed it!  Increasing the font size also made it more visually appealing.  Now I just need to find the videos!
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 16, 2018, 08:53:03 AM
Yip!  That fixed it!  Increasing the font size also made it more visually appealing.  Now I just need to find the videos!
I think they're available on EmuMovies.

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Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: juan9999 on February 17, 2018, 09:51:09 AM
Found them.  I only have the free EmuMovies account so it's 800 individual files :/

Are they anywhere else?
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 17, 2018, 09:56:27 AM
Found them.  I only have the free EmuMovies account so it's 800 individual files :/

Are they anywhere else?

Not that Iím aware of. I donít think he ever released them in an open manner. You might be able to grab a copy from someone, but Iím afraid that wonít be from me.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on February 17, 2018, 08:37:34 PM
I have updated the theme on the download page; hopefully everything is in order now. Let me know if you encounter any issues with it. Note that I have changed the playlist part to use art from the normal _common collection in stead of the one in the layout.
Title: Re: Animatic
Post by: juan9999 on February 18, 2018, 02:05:22 AM
Just tested it!  Works great.  You rock!

And if anyone is kind enough to share the videos that go with it, I'd appreciate it :)  They are available with free account, just a pain to get!   :)