UV MovieMaker Gold +image.exe

There is a litle tool that can help Enemy Territory moviemakers using image.exe tga's with HDR Bloom from UV MovieMaker Gold.


So, after we capture the frames with image, the output aspect will be something like this:
image: 95689773mz8

We can use a litle tool to rename the screens to the correct output name, because UV MovieMaker Gold only "reads" files with the following names: shot****.tga and *****_*****.tga.

[center]Advanced Renamer (freeware)[/center]

After install, open and follow the screens:

image: 67410971gg7
Open all screens.

image: 44943139pa9
Select Replace

EDIT: REPLACE THE SCREEN WITH shot INSTEAD OF Shot. Moviemakers gold only reads the litle s. shot0000.tga etc.

image: 66065502iu2
And press Start Batch

image: 68074492df1
Before.

image: 42144737nz7
After.


Hope it can help you. Enjoy.
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wow they magically increased in size as well!
Not rly.. I deleted all my tga's from last clip.. Thats why i had to take some random screens fast with diferent cfg etc just to take thoose screens.
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show me smth u have rendered, i'm interested.
http://download.yousendit.com/E4BE098B7765CB9B

Did this today... didnt test HDR yet. Tomorrow i will show some clips ;)
Parent
NICE!
keep working, waiting for new cool movies :D
Parent
really nice job, i see you already know a lot more about image than i do :D
Parent
:) Not that much but madscientist helps me alot everytime i need. <3 him
Parent
make a full movie.!
Parent
doing this one.. this is a part of a movie ;) Trickjump movie... comming as soon as i can (a bit hard because im working + studying) but i promise that its done in some months :)
Parent
"Hope it can help you. Enjoy."

No.But good job . :D
You can do that with total commander easily
or just get image to make proper screenshot names

any more than 99999 cant be handled anyways. its even bigger than the short byte range...
Image names the files automatically and we cant change it soo.
Parent
wtf? ofc the coder can change the "0"s in front of the filename.
Parent
I said "WE" cant change it. Ofc the coder can change the filenames, but while he changes or not, we can use the method that i wrote before :)
Parent
but this method is rly not suggestable at all. renaming thousends of files is pain for system and hard drive. plus it can take hours
Parent
rename 170 files +/- took me some seconds :\ (30s max). Kinda easy and fast tbh :\
Parent
170 * 10 * 4 = 6800 shots what would be a small fast frag.
(30 * 10 * 40)/60 = 20 minutes + hardware delays.

it def. is pain in the ass
Parent
no no, u didnt understand... Image records the output fps, it means if you want 30 fps (im using 90 fps) you will only get 30tga's*Seconds....Not that much. For example i had around 800 tga's for a 8 seconds clip.. Not that much...

6800 shots = some minutes of ingame stuff... No one gets 6800 shots using image i guess....
Parent
Either that or you could make it possible to use these filenames (or any file name which has 0-prefixed numbers in them).

Nice work on the tools btw. :)
Parent
Well madscientist hates to fix other coders "problems", so i guess he wont change image output file name. If hannes dont change too we only have one way to do use hdr+image :)
Parent
why problems? i dont see the prob tbh. we support ET. if image is not able to support et and follows their guideline (filename syntax) i dont see the prob here
Parent
"problems" (just quoted madscientist). Its not a problem actually, but his tool names the files as 00000000.tga and your tool only reads shot****.tga. Thats a problem for us (users).

Anyway who fucking cares. Its working, isnt it? soo ;)
Parent
well actually the shot thingy can be whatever it want! we only care about the "0".

its 4 for q3 based games and 5 for doom3 based games
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Update 1: -Max- cfg has been added.
Update 2: Movie Maker supports now Image, uninstall the old Movie Maker, download it again ( same link ) and install it! Choose image in the Dropdown List
Parent
thx, nice work
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It's not about fixing someone else's problems, it's about making two nice tools work together.

I agree with Hannes that using a third tool adds an unnecessary step, processing time and HDD wear, so it would be a lot better if one of the devs added the possibility. It doesn't matter which tool is changed.
Parent
Couldnt agree more :)
Parent
how many numbers does image has? 10?
Parent
if it only is that smiple :) the algo that creates the file lists and bloom calculations (reads the tga header etc) is not too trivial.

eventho it wouldnt be a prob to support it, i dont see why a program has to care about such obvious "stupid" and wrong filenames :(
Parent
Really? It was a 5 minute job when I made my tga tools. I'd offer my help if your tool was made in C/C++. :)


There's nothing "wrong" with the file names, and your fake HDR would be usable to even more people if it wasn't limited to q3/q4 engine type screenshot names.

(At the end of the day it's ofc up to you what you want. :)
Parent
well ofc its no big deal to do it dirty, it is to do it nicely!

anyways updated the zip and added the image support.
Parent
Nice and quick response to user request, props to you. :)
Parent
Quoteor just get image to make proper screenshot names

any more than 99999 cant be handled anyways. its even bigger than the short byte range...


O_o image is completely independent of how the engine captures frames (except for the cl_aviDemo hook). The number of screenshots that can be captured is solely limited to the range of an unsigned integer (32bits = 2^32 = 4294967296 or from 0000000000 to 4294967295 screenshots). To avoid any sorting issues, image pads its captured frames with zeroes.

Also, as agon pointed out, image captures internally at 1000fps when motion blur is enabled but only outputs at your desired fps. This and exposure motion blur are responsible for blazing fast captures [30 seconds for 1 game second] while imposing negligible HDD strains.

I'm glad that you are adding support for image filenames, even though if I haven't tried it yet, but you should consider converting your code into a plugin which would be much easier to work with.
Parent
nice, keep up the good work ag0n
good job ag0n (Y)
Update 1: -Max- cfg has been added.
Update 2: Movie Maker supports now Image, uninstall the old Movie Maker, download it again ( same link ) and install it! Choose image in the Dropdown List

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