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#1 orangerhino

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 07:47 PM

I'm working on the screensaver for my skin now, but I'm a little confused on how to set it up. What I want to do is make 8 pictures randomly appear (one pic on screen at a time) for 20 seconds each, and bounce around the screen. What is the best way to do this with MXM Skinner v5.0? Also I don't know what cycle on and cycle off mean at all (and yes I did read the description for both), so if someone could explain that to me as well I would greatly appreciate it.

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:32 PM

From halowresource:
<LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="statusfont">
...
<Timer Type="delay">0000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleon">3000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleoff">9000</Timer>

</LayoutElement>

<LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="statusfont">
...
<Timer Type="delay">3000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleon">3000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleoff">9000</Timer>

</LayoutElement>

<LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="statusfont">
...
<Timer Type="delay">6000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleon">3000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleoff">9000</Timer>

</LayoutElement>

<LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="statusfont">
...
<Timer Type="delay">9000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleon">3000</Timer>
<Timer Type="cycleoff">9000</Timer>

</LayoutElement>

Cycleon is how long each pic appears for, and cycleoff is how long each pic is invisible for

You want cycleon to be 20000 ms for each pic

Cycleoff is a bit more complicated:
Total time = 20000 * 8 = 160000
Subtract the cycleon time from that
160000 - 20000 = 140000 (CycleOff)

Therefore each pic should be visible for 20 seconds and invisible for 140 seconds

Delay is how long each pic takes to appear for the first time

pic1 delay = 0 ms
pic2 delay = 20000 ms
pic3 delay = 40000 ms
pic4 delay = 60000 ms
etc

As for the bounce, put on a bounce modifier for each pic, with bouds: left=10, right=630, top=10, bottom=470
(10 pixels away from each edge)


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:36 PM

Wow that was nice and detailed. Thanks alot geniusalz. You're the man. biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:49 PM

ok, one more question. What should I do with "Lifetime"? should I just leave it at zero?

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:58 PM

Just don't set lifetime at all.

That's only used when you have an element you want to "go away" after a set period of time.

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:22 AM

OK, thanx.




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