[29.03.2012][FINAL][TOOL]Boot Animation Previewer-Preview Boot Animations With Ease!

Do you want Boot Animation Previewer to be open-source?

  • Yes, make it open source!

    Votes: 38 95.0%
  • No, leave it closed-source.

    Votes: 2 5.0%

  • Total voters
    40
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despotovski01

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THIS PROGRAM IS OBSOLETE AND WON'T BE RECEIVING UPDATES ANYMORE. FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD BOOT ANIMATION FACTORY. IT'S A NEW PROGRAM THAT HAS EVERYTHING THIS PROGRAM HAS, AND MUCH MORE. THANK YOU!
Introduction:
Making a boot animation can be a hard job. Sometimes you'll need to preview your boot animations, but applying them on the phone can take you some time. For that reason, I've made a tutorial that will show you how to preview your boot animations on your computer without applying them on the phone. So, let's get started!

Requirements:
-Boot Animation Previewer - Download
-A boot animation
-Microsoft .NET Framework 4
-Windows XP SP3 or later (Windows 7 recommended)

Tutorial:
0. Open Boot Animation Previewer
Choose your method
cap5j.png


Previewing animations from folder:
1. Choose the folder in which your 'part' folders are
2. Click the 'Add a loop' button to add a loop. A new window will appear. Just set the properties and click 'Add'
cap2ur.png


*Optional: you can edit the speed of your animation by selecting the first property item and clicking on the 'Edit' button. A window will appear. Change the property and click 'Set'
cap3m.png


3. Click 'Preview your boot animation' to preview your boot animation
cap4s.png


4. When you're done, close the window.

Previewing boot animations from their actual format (bootanimation.zip):
1. Click the "Choose boot animation" button and choose your boot animation
2. Click the "Preview boot animation" button to preview your boot animation
boot203.png


boot204.png


Video tutorial:

Note: make sure your program is always up-to-date, in order to enjoy the great new features that are going to come.

Changelog: click here!


Latest changelog:
Code:
v2.5.0.0 (Final)
-Removed the option to send error report (this is the last update, therefore, I won’t support this program anymore)
-Fixed compatibility issues with Windows XP (I really hope they’re finally fixed)

Signature Banners
Get yourself some nice-looking Boot Animation Preview banners! Here they are:
banner1sg.jpg


banner2wv.jpg


Here are the signature codes:
HTML:
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18205251"][IMG]http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1793/banner1sg.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
HTML:
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18205251"][IMG]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8657/banner2wv.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

So, that was about it. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If I helped you, clicking the Thanks button will be greatly appreciated! ;)
If you have anything to ask, or want to report a bug with my program, feel free to drop a comment. :)
 
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danielt14

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Thank you!

Just a heads up the first Choose folder is Defaulted to Desktop and the Rest is defaulted in Documents..... I just had to rearrange my folders directory no biggy and is there a way to change the fps? THANKS!!!
 
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despotovski01

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Thank you!

Just a heads up the first Choose folder is Defaulted to Desktop and the Rest is defaulted in Documents..... I just had to rearrange my folders directory no biggy and is there a way to change the fps? THANKS!!!

I fixed the bug with the folders. Just update your program. And there's still no way to change the fps, but I'll add an option for that in the future. :)
 

kyouko

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Mar 6, 2010
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Awesome, I've been looking for something like this. I'll definitely be checking this out.
(I'm assuming it works) this is something I would expect to see on the xda homepage ;)

Sent from my HERO200 using XDA App
 
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despotovski01

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Awesome, I've been looking for something like this. I'll definitely be checking this out.
(I'm assuming it works) this is something I would expect to see on the xda homepage ;)

Sent from my HERO200 using XDA App

Thanks for your positive comments. And yeah, I expected this to be on the XDA homepage a while ago, because they have put another thread of mine that was not so important. ;)
 

despotovski01

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Updated Boot Animation Previewer

Hello guys!
I've updated Boot Animation Previewer! Here's the changelog:
v1.2.0.0
-Added support for boot animations with .jpg pictures
-Added an option for automatic updates on startup
-Added a "Back" button
-The program feels much more stable

Feel free to download the update!
 

despotovski01

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Jan 1, 2011
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Hello guys!
I've updated Boot Animation Previewer! Here's the changelog:
v1.2.0.0
-Added support for boot animations with .jpg pictures
-Added an option for automatic updates on startup
-Added a "Back" button
-The program feels much more stable

Feel free to download the update!

So, what are you going to say about the update? :)
 

bigt305

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Feb 19, 2011
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Nice job! I'll be using this a lot.

I do have a couple suggestions....

1.) Create labels that display what folders you have currently selected. This will help cut down on any confusion.

2.) Create some error exceptions, so the program won't want to shutdown if an error occurs.

3.) Make a single folder option (for downanimations, since there is no looping)

4.) Add a sound object to play mp3s for boot sounds. I don't know if it's possible to sync them, probably not. But playing the sound file while the animation is playing would be helpful too. Kinda makes it a "total package."

I love the auto-update feature, nice addition. This needs to be on XDA's front page. If there is a place to vote for it, link me.
 
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despotovski01

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Nice job! I'll be using this a lot.

I do have a couple suggestions....

1.) Create labels that display what folders you have currently selected. This will help cut down on any confusion.

2.) Create some error exceptions, so the program won't want to shutdown if an error occurs.

3.) Make a single folder option (for downanimations, since there is no looping)

4.) Add a sound object to play mp3s for boot sounds. I don't know if it's possible to sync them, probably not. But playing the sound file while the animation is playing would be helpful too. Kinda makes it a "total package."

I love the auto-update feature, nice addition. This needs to be on XDA's front page. If there is a place to vote for it, link me.

Thanks for your suggestions! You have very good ideas. I will implement all of them in the next release. I will do some research about voting for the XDA front page. :)
 

despotovski01

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jan 1, 2011
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Nice job! I'll be using this a lot.

I do have a couple suggestions....

1.) Create labels that display what folders you have currently selected. This will help cut down on any confusion.

2.) Create some error exceptions, so the program won't want to shutdown if an error occurs.

3.) Make a single folder option (for downanimations, since there is no looping)

4.) Add a sound object to play mp3s for boot sounds. I don't know if it's possible to sync them, probably not. But playing the sound file while the animation is playing would be helpful too. Kinda makes it a "total package."

I love the auto-update feature, nice addition. This needs to be on XDA's front page. If there is a place to vote for it, link me.

I've found a way how to suggest content to be on the XDA Portal. Use this link: http://www.xda-developers.com/suggest-content/. I will suggest it now. :)
 

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    THIS PROGRAM IS OBSOLETE AND WON'T BE RECEIVING UPDATES ANYMORE. FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD BOOT ANIMATION FACTORY. IT'S A NEW PROGRAM THAT HAS EVERYTHING THIS PROGRAM HAS, AND MUCH MORE. THANK YOU!
    Introduction:
    Making a boot animation can be a hard job. Sometimes you'll need to preview your boot animations, but applying them on the phone can take you some time. For that reason, I've made a tutorial that will show you how to preview your boot animations on your computer without applying them on the phone. So, let's get started!

    Requirements:
    -Boot Animation Previewer - Download
    -A boot animation
    -Microsoft .NET Framework 4
    -Windows XP SP3 or later (Windows 7 recommended)

    Tutorial:
    0. Open Boot Animation Previewer
    Choose your method
    cap5j.png


    Previewing animations from folder:
    1. Choose the folder in which your 'part' folders are
    2. Click the 'Add a loop' button to add a loop. A new window will appear. Just set the properties and click 'Add'
    cap2ur.png


    *Optional: you can edit the speed of your animation by selecting the first property item and clicking on the 'Edit' button. A window will appear. Change the property and click 'Set'
    cap3m.png


    3. Click 'Preview your boot animation' to preview your boot animation
    cap4s.png


    4. When you're done, close the window.

    Previewing boot animations from their actual format (bootanimation.zip):
    1. Click the "Choose boot animation" button and choose your boot animation
    2. Click the "Preview boot animation" button to preview your boot animation
    boot203.png


    boot204.png


    Video tutorial:

    Note: make sure your program is always up-to-date, in order to enjoy the great new features that are going to come.

    Changelog: click here!


    Latest changelog:
    Code:
    v2.5.0.0 (Final)
    -Removed the option to send error report (this is the last update, therefore, I won’t support this program anymore)
    -Fixed compatibility issues with Windows XP (I really hope they’re finally fixed)

    Signature Banners
    Get yourself some nice-looking Boot Animation Preview banners! Here they are:
    banner1sg.jpg


    banner2wv.jpg


    Here are the signature codes:
    HTML:
    [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18205251"][IMG]http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1793/banner1sg.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
    HTML:
    [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18205251"][IMG]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8657/banner2wv.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    So, that was about it. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If I helped you, clicking the Thanks button will be greatly appreciated! ;)
    If you have anything to ask, or want to report a bug with my program, feel free to drop a comment. :)
    4
    The last update is finally released! It only fixes the compatibility with Windows XP (XP users will get an error message though, just press OK) and removes the 'Send a feature request' feature.
    3
    Update

    Good news, guys! I released the last update for Boot Animation Previewer. This update will remove the option to send error reports, and should fix compatibility issues with Windows XP (I really, really hope so). As this program reached its final state, I would not longer provide support for it. I'm pretty satisfied with this final version, and I think to give it a break here. This doesn't mean that I will discontinue the program - it means that I won't release updates for it anymore. The main reason why I am marking this update as 'final' is that I'm going to start working on a new program (I won't name it, because I haven't come up with a good name yet) which will be a combination of Boot Animation Previewer and Boot Animation Creator, plus a lot more! That means that I'll release a final update for the Creator very soon. All in all, you don't lose anything! If you felt sad that there aren't going to be updates for the Previewer any more, don't be! There will be a new, better program combining the two masterpieces into one badass piece of software!

    EDIT: Added poll on the first page.
    2
    Update

    The update is here!!! :D
    Here's the latest changelog:
    Code:
    v2.0.0.0
    -Redesigned User Interface (One-Window Interface)
    -New Previewer engines
    -No folder limitations for the ZipPreviewer
    -8 folders limitation for the FolderPreviewer
    -New Updater
    -New Updater engine
    -Notifications
    -New Settings menu
    -Ability to set the Previewer windows to set their size according to the size of the frames
    -Favorites
    -Troubleshoot (can help if you have problems)
    -Drag and Drop
    -Brand-new program icon (looks nicer and it's in better quality)
    -...

    Download link: http://d01microapps.elementfx.com/Downloads/install_bootanimationpreviewer.msi

    Note: If you have an older version of Boot Animation Previewer installed on your computer, you'll have to uninstall it first before installing this version.
    New video coming soon!
    2
    I've updated my program! Now it's v1.1.0.0. Here's the changelog:
    v1.1.0.0
    -Major bug fixes
    -Performance boosts
    -Added an option to set animation speed
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