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Botdra Lar'les

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#1 10 years ago

Hey everyone, okay so I was wondering how I could edit .efx files. I have EffectsEd or whatever it's called, but there's a few problems... 1) I don't know of any tutorials for it. 2) I need to know what I can do/change in effects. Can I create new ones? Change colors? Apply shaders? Change textures? What? Thanks, -Botdra Lar'les




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#2 10 years ago

Well, all I can say is to open up some Raven effects and learn from them.

Although, I'll give you a heads-up on something - whenever you see two numbers or sliders next to each other, the effect will use a random value between the two of them.

Like if you have a movement value, and you set 5 and 100, it will randomly pick a number between 5 and 100.




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#3 10 years ago

It seems that there aren't any fxed tutorials on this site, perhaps because effects are easy to work with. I have used fxed to view effects files, and it seems quite easy to use. Just extract the assets 1 folder to your base, and go through the effects found there.




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#4 10 years ago

Experimentation is what I use :P Select an effect (personally, I chose a force power that I could easily recognise - lightning!) and play with the settings. Click stuff. But remember what you clicked. Various things like how big it is at the start and finish (maximum and minimum values, as mentioned before) and you can change the color of the various pieces... at the bottom there should be a list of the various things that make effects, mostly "particles" from my experience. As a result, I made a lightning effect that would blind an enemy if it missed and I can't for the life of me remember what it's called so I can't uninstall it... one day...




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#5 10 years ago

Okay...well can someone tell me some guidelines? Like how to set it up, get started, etc.? I want to edit the lightning, and push powers. Possibly/probably more than those two though.




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#6 10 years ago

Open up EffectsED and learn by just changing some stuff and see what happens...

Try clicking all the buttons aswell so you see what they do.. Learning by Doing FTW




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#7 10 years ago

Well there are a couple specific things I want to do...I want to change the behavioural patterns for lightning but I think it's impossible. I want it to stay focused at an enemy and basically stay targeted on enemies instead of a general lightning coming from your hand. Second is I want to take the force push animation and make it sort of shiny...glossy...if you will.




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#8 10 years ago

The first one, you can do with effectsED. Have a look at the origin of an electricity class (or lightning, whatever it's called).

For push.....adding a new sprite class with a shiny shader should work.




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#9 10 years ago

Well.. with the efx files, you can only change the LOOK of things.. the rest has to be coded..




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#10 10 years ago

Yes. So how do I change the look of Force Push? Here is the Force Push .efx file opened in Notepad. repeatDelay 50 Particle { spawnFlags evenDistribution count 3 life 300 delay 0 50 rotation 0 360 rgb { start 0.09412 0.1255 0.1569 } alpha { end 0 flags linear } size { start 10 } shaders [ gfx/effects/forcePush ] } I looked under gfx/effects/forcePush and it is simple a random picture. I would have no clue how to even relate it to the actual .efx, because it looks nothing like it, and I don't know how it is used with the .efx. The file I posted in the code was found in "C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\GameData\Base\assets1\effects\force".




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