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Vivek_Neel

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How do u create frames for part1 folder. ?

I have created frames for part0 folder as explained in the guide.



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wakkawalla0

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Great tutorial. Used this tutorial to make my first boot animation.
But unfortunately i still had troubles because of a annoying hidden thing in windows.
If OP could add this to front page i think it would be great help to beginners.

In bootanimation > partX
In the part folders there should only be images, no other crap/junk. Things to look out for are hidden files, OS related junk files, e.g. thumbs.db.
Symptoms: Your bootanimation will not loop
 
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Vivek_Neel

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Great tutorial. Used this tutorial to make my first boot animation.
But unfortunately i still had troubles because of a annoying hidden thing in windows.
If OP could add this to front page i think it would be great help to beginners.

In bootanimation > partX
In the part folders there should only be images, no other crap/junk. Things to look out for are hidden files, OS related junk files, e.g. thumbs.db.
Symptoms: Your bootanimation will not loop

Thanks for the info.



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Johnt880

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help please !

How to create and install android bootanimations from scratch

This is a guide which tells you how to make a your very own bootanimation and install a bootanimation on your device.
plz let me know if you made a bootanimation using this method so that every bootanimation made using this method can be posted here



Code:
#This guide assumes that you are windows user and have - 
  1- 7 zip or winrar installed
  2- a image editing software (for ex-photoshop)  #

Bootanimation- what is it ?



Prerequisites

1-you need a bootanimation.zip file [you can find them on google]

now if you have downloaded the bootanimation.zip file ,open it up

2- as you can see in the picture you find some folders in it named
Code:
"part0"    "part1"    "part2"
and a desc.txt file .

d17e80fd.png




EXPLANATION OF desc.txt

2cfbc55c.png


Code:
As you can see in the image
   #1-it is the resolution of the bootanimation(you should basically use your device's resolution for ex - in the pic it is 320X480)
   #2-it is the fps(frames per second) of your bootanimation [higher the no. faster will your bootanimation play [B]a standard fps should be 30[/B]]
   #3-these are the folders which contain images for your bootanimation
   #4-it is a pointer to tell it to look at new commands
   #5-specifies the no. of times this section of bootanimation will play ( 0 means infinite)
   #6-defines pause in seconds before repeating or moving on next line (o means no pause 10 means 10 sec pause)


Fire it up el captain !!

we'll start making a bootanimation from scratch from here


#1-create a folder anywhere put in desktop for ease,let's call it
Code:
bootanimation

#2-open the folder and create another folder name it
Code:
part0

#3- With part0 created, it's time for you to start creating an image. To make it simple for beginning we'll make a simple one .So, using Photoshop as an example, create a new image which is the resolution of your handset. [like if ur on htc explorer use 320X480 or galaxy mini use 340X320] (if u don't know your device's resolution google it

#4-Give a black background to the image and take a image you wan't to fade in . paste it as a new layer and set the layer to 0% opacity
so now you can only see a black background.

#5-now save the image in your
Code:
part0 folder
and name it
Code:
image00.png

#6-now increase the opacity of your bootanimation by a narrow degree say 6%.now save it as
Code:
image002.png
in the part0 folder

#7-repeat step 5 every time until you reach 100%.and each time save it as image003-image004 etc. in part0 folder

#8-open notepad and type this --
Code:
[B][COLOR="Blue"]
320 480 30

p 1 0 part0[/COLOR][/B]

Code:
[B]change[/B] the 320 480 with the resolution you are using

#9- save it as :
Code:
desc.txt
in the root of your bootanimation folder (not in part0)

#10- compress it using your archive manager say 7zip ;winrar,etc.
imp: SET COMPRESSION METHOD TO STORE
or else bootanimation WON'T work

congrats u just made a boot animation... and remember to share with us your bootanimation ;)

You can also use boot animation factory by RD despotovski01 It may help you with debugging and previewing and also creating bootanimations ;)

Installing bootanimations

To install your bootanimation just use root explorer to put it in system/media folder
if using htc stock rom put it in system/customize/resources folder (make sure to rename it the bootanimation.zip to htc_bootup.zip )

I did everything to make my own bootanimation ,but it shows up a black screen but when i use others that are from the net they work
First i made a few ping files put thein in a folder called part0 then added desc.txt I i zipped the 2 items with it set to store ,and named the zip bootanimation ..I just wanted the 3 images to keep moving on my phone till it is booted up to homescreen
Can you tell me where i went wrong please ,Or even give me a code for the desc file ,i would really appreciate any help at all
 

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I did everything to make my own bootanimation ,but it shows up a black screen but when i use others that are from the net they work
First i made a few ping files put thein in a folder called part0 then added desc.txt I i zipped the 2 items with it set to store ,and named the zip bootanimation ..I just wanted the 3 images to keep moving on my phone till it is booted up to homescreen
Can you tell me where i went wrong please ,Or even give me a code for the desc file ,i would really appreciate any help at all

you did everything but use notepad++ to write the desc with unix eol im guessing... you use notepad built into windows and itll break the scripts kuz its windows format and android cant read it

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Johnt880

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Your a super guy

you did everything but use notepad++ to write the desc with unix eol im guessing... you use notepad built into windows and itll break the scripts kuz its windows format and android cant read it

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Omg your a life saver , Thank you very much i really appreciate it,i cannot believe it,i can do them now
Fair play to you for your fast reply thanks again
 

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Black Screen Issue Also

Using Notepad++ for desc txt file, two folders part0 and part1, first folder 45 images, second folder 24 images all sized accordingly, desc file states
768 1024 15
p 2 0 part0
p 0 0 part1
however, all I get is black screen. It will play with just one folder and desc as
768 1024 20
p 0 0 part0
So what is going wrong with the added folder and desc parameters?:confused:

I want to be able to display a single image for 5 secs and then start the animation. The first folder is 45 copies of the same image, and the second folder are images that make up the animation.
 
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    How to create and install android bootanimations from scratch

    This is a guide which tells you how to make a your very own bootanimation and install a bootanimation on your device.
    Please let me know if you made a bootanimation using this method so that every bootanimation made using this method can be posted here



    Code:
    #This guide assumes that you are windows user and have - 
      1- 7 zip or winrar installed
      2- a image editing software (for ex-photoshop)  #

    Bootanimation- what is it ?

    Bootanimation basically is a collection of .png pictures that are projected on the screen one after the other quickly so that it looks like a animation , stored in a zip file

    Prerequisites

    1-you need a bootanimation.zip file [you can find them on google]

    now if you have downloaded the bootanimation.zip file ,open it up

    2- as you can see in the picture you find some folders in it named
    Code:
    "part0"    "part1"    "part2"
    and a desc.txt file .

    d17e80fd.png


    EXPLANATIONS
    folders like part0;part1,etc. STORE .png pictures of bootnaimation
    the desc.txt file contains all the necessary info to run bootanimation like resolution fps ,etc

    EXPLANATION OF desc.txt

    2cfbc55c.png


    Code:
    As you can see in the image
       #1-it is the resolution of the bootanimation(you should basically use your device's resolution for ex - in the pic it is 320X480)
       #2-it is the fps(frames per second) of your bootanimation [higher the no. faster will your bootanimation play [B]a standard fps should be 30[/B]]
       #3-these are the folders which contain images for your bootanimation
       #4-it is a pointer to tell it to look at new commands
       #5-specifies the no. of times this section of bootanimation will play ( 0 means infinite)
       #6-defines pause in seconds before repeating or moving on next line (o means no pause 10 means 10 sec pause)


    Fire it up el captain !!

    we'll start making a bootanimation from scratch from here


    #1-create a folder anywhere put in desktop for ease,let's call it
    Code:
    bootanimation

    #2-open the folder and create another folder name it
    Code:
    part0

    #3- With part0 created, it's time for you to start creating an image. To make it simple for beginning we'll make a simple one .So, using Photoshop as an example, create a new image which is the resolution of your handset. [like if ur on htc explorer use 320X480 or galaxy mini use 340X320] (if u don't know your device's resolution google it

    #4-Give a black background to the image and take a image you wan't to fade in . paste it as a new layer and set the layer to 0% opacity
    so now you can only see a black background.

    #5-now save the image in your
    Code:
    part0 folder
    and name it
    Code:
    image00.png

    #6-now increase the opacity of your bootanimation by a narrow degree say 6%.now save it as
    Code:
    image002.png
    in the part0 folder

    #7-repeat step 5 every time until you reach 100%.and each time save it as image003-image004 etc. in part0 folder

    #8-open notepad and type this --
    Code:
    [B][COLOR="Blue"]
    1080 240 24
    p 1 60 part0
    c 1 0 part1
    c 0 0 part2
    
    c means that the entire part of the animation (eg part2) will be played even if bootup completes.[/COLOR][/B]

    Code:
    [B]change[/B] the 1080 240 with the resolution you are using

    Thanks to @cisza for this info.. [images will be updated soon ]

    #9- save it as :
    Code:
    desc.txt
    in the root of your bootanimation folder (not in part0)

    #10- compress it using your archive manager say 7zip ;winrar,etc.
    imp: SET COMPRESSION METHOD TO STORE
    or else bootanimation WON'T work

    p1_zpsugp31kmt.png


    p2_zpsdp0malu2.png


    congrats u just made a boot animation... and remember to share with us your bootanimation ;)

    You can also use boot animation factory by RD despotovski01 It may help you with debugging and previewing and also creating bootanimations ;)

    Installing bootanimations

    To install your bootanimation just use root explorer to put it in system/media folder
    if using htc stock rom put it in system/customize/resources folder (make sure to rename it the bootanimation.zip to htc_bootup.zip )
    9
    thanks

    thanks alot for this....

    1-made a 480x800 video,
    2-used video to photo converter (# of frames selected)
    3-used irfanview to rename them to image###
    4-created the folder.(part0)
    5-desc.txt
    6- used root explorer to paste that zip to resources folder in system...

    worked like a charm....:)
    6
    Thanks for the tutorial. I'll try it soon.
    3
    What did I do wrong??

    It just shows a black screen and sometimes doesn't even finish booting, so I have to delete it from recovery.

    EDIT: Nevermind it workes now??????
    3
    .....

    m not gettin compression method "store" in 7 zip... :confused: