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Author Topic:   DDM Movie
Kevlar
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posted April 04, 2002 08:57 AM            
I wanted to put this in a new thread because it got buried at the bottom of the other movie thread.

I have encoded Sunday's Euro-DDM movie using Divx and it crunched a 70mb movie down to about 24mb, with absolutely no loss of quality. In fact you can still see player names. In fact it has no fuzziness at all.

You will have to install the divx codec.
http://www.tm-central.com/animation/divx_311.zip

I tried a different approach with this movie. I collected all the cool scenes, jumped, shots, etc and strung them together without using a fancy scrolling transition between scenes, this saved even more space plus it came out really cool. More like a montage format.

Here is the Divx version of one game of Sunday's Euro-DDM. (With Music). Also available on the front page of TM-Central.

euro_ddm_03-31-2002_divx.avi (24mb)

Remember to install the divx codec above before viewing.

I should have the US DDM done in a day or two.

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wolfman
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posted April 04, 2002 11:51 AM            
Excellent job - downloaded the movie and the program last night and watched it. Awesome. Would be a good commercial for TM.

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MexIndian
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posted April 04, 2002 12:21 PM            
Hey, DivX isn't signed for XP.... it's not going to royally screw me, is it?

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Kevlar
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posted April 04, 2002 12:50 PM            
It shouldn't it is only a Video Codec (which stands for COmpressor DECompressor)

But I make no guarantee's, of course. But I have personally used it on 98 before and now on Win2000.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 04, 2002 08:43 PM            
Relax Mex, i have XP and i use DivX - Sweet as a nut amazing quality too considering the size - downloads well on a modem (stands for MOdulate DEModulate) - hehehe

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Kevlar
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posted April 04, 2002 09:22 PM            
lol MODEM

Uh Oh Ascii Art....

Watch out, your going to start another signature craze. Everyone will have to have one.

Have to admit, that looks awesome.

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TurdHeart
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posted April 05, 2002 08:13 AM            
Oh my - I almost installed a Radium rip at work! You tryin' to get me fired?

Hehe - movie's awesome - great soundtrack!

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Neo
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posted April 05, 2002 10:37 AM            
dude, that bird is phat, yo

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Paranor
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posted April 05, 2002 11:41 AM            
lol neo

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Paranor
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posted April 07, 2002 02:49 PM            
yo Kevlar - are you getting my e-mails?

And I was finally able to get a divx compression going. The opening "TM" screen from the game - down to 394KB.

So now we can make some really phat videos, yo.


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Kevlar
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posted April 07, 2002 02:57 PM            
No I haven't got any emails from you.
kevlar@tm-central.com right.

I made a cool opening ddm animation screen made from the 3d tank trophy.

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Paranor
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posted April 07, 2002 04:58 PM            
I think so - but I just deleted my outbox.

I asked if you are ever on ICQ - you seem to do a lot of PC work but you are never on.

So where is it?!?!?!?

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Kevlar
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posted April 07, 2002 05:42 PM            
I never hardly use ICQ because when I start a game someone rings or a system message pops up and I am ejected from the game and TM closes completely without warning. And I cant get TM to act right in windowed mode with my vid card.

And if you deleted your Outbox then it never got sent... unless you mean sent items.

So where is what???


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Paranor
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posted April 08, 2002 01:09 PM            
Am I the only one who plays windowed mode? I get less FPS but still see everything fine. For some reason, if I go into full screen it gets laggy. ?????

You said you created some type of animation - where is it man!!!!!

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Kevlar
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posted April 08, 2002 02:24 PM            
I filmed the DDM last night and got a lot of good scenes. I will put that animation at the intro of it.

Remember I was telling you that I removed the "Press Fire" text, you know, when you get killed. Well you can actually get some cool shots without your tank being in the way, It looks like tv almost.

I got some good shots in the 4th and 5th game by DeathWishing in the middle of a group of tanks. You can film for another 20 seconds or so before you respawn as long as you don't hit "Press Fire". Neo almost went Ape-S**t the first time I did it.

But during the first 3 games I didn't death wish I just filmed whevever I got killed. But its cool to be in a group of tanks and they drive right thru the camera shot, because technically you aren't there anymore... just waiting to respawn.

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