So, I was wondering if anyone has a clue if you can make a lightsource in MMF1.2? The ideal would be to have a black filter over the entire playfield and do something like the add/subtract ink effect in MMF2 ie "removing" the black filter over the lightsource. I think I have tried almost anything, but I can't get it to work anyways. Anyone want to have a go?
Use Construct Lol, once MMF2 has HWA, it should be easier, I guess. The best you can do is probably add a drop shadow that attaches to the sprite you want it to shadow, and make it semi-transparent. Then when it goes near a light source, make it less transparent. That should give it the illusion of a shadow.
But it doesn't give it from a distance. If you want accurate, easy shadowing, well, Construct does that if you (and your players) have decent hardware. It's not really worth the hassle otherwise.
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DaVince This fool just HAD to have a custom rating
1st September, 2008 at 20:58:01 -
"Use Construct" is not really a solution, now is it? It's only a recommendation for a program other than MMF...
You could always just use a combination of Photoshop and Add/Subtract, like you mentioned. Just be careful about putting your screenshots pretty much anywhere within the click community. Adam will accuse you of "stealing" the lighting off of HFA, like he did to me with Arcane Tale. Apparently it's the only game allowed to use Add and Subtract effects for lighting. Don't say I didn't tell you so.