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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 11, 2009 02:14
...as far as I know.

Anyway. I found out that this certain planet (and perhaps every other planet; I haven't checked any others) updates it's image around every five minutes. So, I made GlovePIE take a photo in NIVPlus every five minutes and compiled it into an animation.

146 photos
730 minutes (12 and a bit hours overnight)
7.3 seconds of animation (if I set up ImageToAVI right)

And I named the place afterwards as Stomoca of the Haltis system.

With this, we can see clouds moving across the surface, the direction of rotation and, luckily enough, one of it's moons in orbit along with it's direction of travel.

I'll do one on the surface this evening, hopefully catching a sunrise or something.

Haltis Stomoca orbit stop motion

Haltis Stomoca surface stop motion

Edit: Uploaded to Youtube. Probably the better way to do it.

Edit 2: Added a surface one. Not as good.
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written by Kayu on Sep 11, 2009 02:49
I believe Mcwgogs made an animation, a gif, of a moving cube on Suricrasia at one point. I don't think its around anymore and I sadly never had a chance to see it, however.

I had never really known the weather changed that quickly on worlds, to be honest. But there was one storm that seemed to be moving faster than the others. Very interesting...

Would you mind going on a little trip to Peach? There's a certain pit at 55.59 that could use recording. Though, I think you need to wait until twilight if you do go.

That's the spot I was in, so hopefully you'll know what to look for and where to find it.
written by Cryoburner on Sep 11, 2009 03:07
Nice video! As Kayu said, that has been done before though. I was a bit surprised to see the storm systems moving independently the first time I saw a video like that. : )

As for surface time-lapse videos, Neuzd did one, and I think there may be some others. They're still cool though, so feel free to make some of your own. : D
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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 11, 2009 03:15
The reason I did it differently (ie. with GlovePIE) was so I could get a more precise time lapse. I have no idea what the frame rate of Noctis is, but it's movie maker wants the time to be in frames, not seconds.

I didn't know anyone else had done one. That one's pretty cool.

Hmm. Perhaps I should upload my videos to Youtube instead. I've never done that before...
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written by Neuzd on Sep 11, 2009 07:34
Very, very nice!
For some reasons I never attempted a movie like that, even if I thought of it.

By the way, Noctis (internally fixed) framerate is 18 fps, although when taking movies (and compiling them) it seems that 17 willl allow for better results.
In movies where you speed things up, there's not real need to retain the same frame rate. Keep 17 when compiling "gameplay" action, otherwise pick a value that makes the movie smooth enough and the action appreciable (the Orbit movie is fine by this point of view).

About surface-movies like this, sadly there's nothing else than the weather change to be appreciated, because the star's position doesn't get updated, so no day/night transitions or light changes (except for weather events obviously).

For my "Fast Moving Sun" in fact I had to exit the program and change the system clock constantly, to be able to take different shots.
Also, there's no possibility to make a smoother transition.
In short, the sun changes position after a fixed amount of time (again, you have to leave the planet or quit Noctis in order to have the sun's position updated), so that for X minutes the sun will always be in the same identical spot (no matter how many times you reboot Noctis), then at the X+1 minute you land and the sun is in another spot..
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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 11, 2009 07:50
Aww. That's very disappointing.

Edit: Actually, I could probably get GlovePIE to close and open the program itself...
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written by Neuzd on Sep 14, 2009 08:05
Anyways, I want GlovePIE hints!
How do you have it perform timed actions for instance?
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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 14, 2009 08:15
By cheating. Here's my code:

if true {
  wait(5 minutes);
wait() only works in a macro. Hence the if block.
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written by Neuzd on Sep 14, 2009 08:20
I didn't find it documented in the extensive intructions and readmes.

Thanks, I tried some loops with no conditionals but that just kills GlovePie itself, don't want to think what happens if I start another program.

Thanks a lot. While searching for this kind of help, I found info on how to control glovepie via batch files, and that sounds like a solution if you want to try having it closing and launching Noctis by its own,
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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 14, 2009 08:31
It's in the documentation, in the Scripts section, under the three loops.

I'm using GlovePIE 0.30, that's useful info at all.

I didn't know it could be controlled with batch files. Thanks for that.
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written by Albeyamakiir on Sep 16, 2009 04:16
Double post because I made another one. This time on the surface. I managed to get GlovePIE to close and open the program every five minutes, but now I broke Noctis, so I won't put up the code till I've fixed it.

Also, I missed the sun rising. Hrmph.
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