Adventure Maker Video Guided Tour!

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Adventure Maker Video Guided Tour!

Postby GM-Support » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:48 pm

Hi,

I am pleased to unveil the Video Guided Tour of Adventure Maker! :)

You can watch it here.

Hope you like it :)

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Postby Mystery » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:06 pm

I like it very much GM, great overview!
Congrats :D
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Postby GM-Support » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:19 pm

Thanks a lot Mystery! :)
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Postby Imari » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:42 pm

Very nice, GM. It gave a simple overview of the program, which should be of help (and hopefully a revelation :)) to many people unfamiliar with AM. I really liked the voice of your narrator too.

Some of the sections seemed to jump, this was particularly true of the 3rd Person segment where the sprite jumped from one side of the frame to the other without seeming to walk the length of the frame. Some of the frames suffered from "melting pixels" as well. Of course, AM games do not have either of these problems. Perhaps it's caused by the compression used for the video?
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Postby Bzyk » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:56 pm

Yeah, typical screen-grabber problem - a low framerate. What did you use, GM? FRAPS?
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Postby GM-Support » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:33 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the feedback.

I used CamStudio to record the screen. The biggest problem was with the 3rd person game, because CamStudio was unable to capture high frames/sec while the character was moving. I tried with several codecs (some of which were supposed to take less CPU time, like "Microsoft Video1"), but it didn't change much.

I also had problems capturing the 360-degree panorama, but I solved it by moving the mouse very slowly, capturing a very long video, and then accelerating the video (making it play must faster), so that, at the end, it had a good frame rate. Of course this technique was not possible with the 3rd person game, because I had no easy way to make the character walk very slowly.

I didn't know FRAPS. Looks like it does a good job, according to the videos on their website. I will give it a try next time.

Some of the melting pixels are due to the codec used while capturing with CamStudio, others are due to the codec used to build the finished movie that I sent to Veoh.com, and others are due to the codec that Veoh used to transform the video in order to be displayed in Flash (and they also reduced the frame rate from 30 to 15 images per sec. by the way).

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Postby Bzyk » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:48 pm

No problem! :)

FRAPS - http://www.fraps.com/
Camtasia Studio - http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp
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Postby Imari » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:38 pm

Yeesh, GM, that video was a harder project than I imagined. I've never tried to do a screen capture video.

Overall, I thought the video was quite good. Hopefully viewers will realize that it's the video and not the program --- or at least will be curious enough to come visit the site and give AM a try.

I like our cozy little community, but it would be nice to see it grow.
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Postby Crazygamemaker » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:44 am

I liked it too.I bearly got to watch it today because my laptop broke and the Wi-Fi works on it only so I had to use my dial-up connection.
It is really good.I really liked it.This will definately bring more people.
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Postby GM-Support » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:19 pm

Thanks a lot!
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