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Nutcracker: Enhancement, gif effect. New auto-scaling method

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

    Jan 19, 2012
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    Now that i am using gifs in my show, the effect i wanted did not scale correctly.

    I have added a new prompt to the effect
    Autoscale =1. This is the way the effect has worked for the last few months. It basically maintains the aspect ratio of your image and resizes your gif. This works okay as long as your target has something close to the aspect ratio.

    I want the dancer gif on my tree. But since my tree is 20x120 my aspect ratio is very skewed.

    Autoscale=2, autoscale x and y axis to fit your target, let the aspect ratio skew.

    Example: All effects generated on my 20x120 half megatree

    Take the flag gif.

    autoscale=1, maintain aspect ratio


    autoscale=2, scalye x and y. Notice, doesnt seem to make much difference


    Example #2: dancer gif

    Autoscale=1, maintain aspect ratio


    Now Autoscale=2, scale x and y to fit your target, ignore aspect ratio


    One last image that may have caused issues for people, the talking santa tree. This is with autoscale=2





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