How do I make pulse effect

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Post » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:28 am

Hi

I was watching The Next Penelope trailer that I noticed when the player destroys other cars a pulse effect get created with explosions that impacts on the background, like this:
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How can I make it?
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Post » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:24 am

I figured it out myself but if you have a better solution please share it. Thank you
Here is the capx if you want to check it out: (click on the screen and you will see the pulse)
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 7093232885
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Post » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:19 pm

So I kind of don't like my solution, it's not pretty enough :D
So if you have a better way to make pulse effect (kind of like a wave) please share it here
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Post » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:02 pm

You are looking in the right direction, effects were definitely used for that game.

You'll need to experiment a bit on your own regarding layering effects and sprites to get the effect you want.

Assuming what you mean by a wave as in having the effect spread from a point rather than the entire screen, remember you can use effects on individual layers or objects as well. If you also use blending modes, you should be able to get the overall effect you are looking for. (Use the wave effect on a sprite with blending, then increase the sprite size to grow the wave.)

https://www.scirra.com/manual/146/effects
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Post » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:14 pm

oosyrag wrote:You are looking in the right direction, effects were definitely used for that game.

You'll need to experiment a bit on your own regarding layering effects and sprites to get the effect you want.

Assuming what you mean by a wave as in having the effect spread from a point rather than the entire screen, remember you can use effects on individual layers or objects as well. If you also use blending modes, you should be able to get the overall effect you are looking for. (Use the wave effect on a sprite with blending, then increase the sprite size to grow the wave.)

https://www.scirra.com/manual/146/effects

can you make a capx?
I have tested a lot of ways but I couldn't make something similar to what I saw in that trailer
Thank you
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Post » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:30 pm

something like this
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Post » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:13 pm

As oosyrag said, you really need to experiment with adding effects to sprites. You'll quickly understand what's going on, I'm sure.
Try creating an image of a ring on a transparent background and add the lens effect to it, see what happens. Play with blending modes too, as they are essential to creating the effects you want as well.

I will make an example for you in a few hours, if you haven't figured it out by then.
Last edited by ryanrybot on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
Be sure to check out my Metroidvania game, A Hole in the Earth
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Post » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Here's an example. I won't be able to make the exact same effect, It really is up to your own experimentation.

Or if you are set on having that exact effect, you can PM the creator... I believe he is still active on these forums.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e87o7i6u8aqbz ... .capx?dl=0
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Post » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:42 pm

I had a slightly different solution than @oosyrag, but the more the merrier, right? :P
(click left mouse button to create shockwave) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/305 ... index.html

You can change the shockwave by altering the image, which I have provided for you to get an idea of what to experiment with.
capx, plus some shockwave graphics... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/305 ... ckwave.zip

Hope that helps.
Be sure to check out my Metroidvania game, A Hole in the Earth
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Post » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:33 am

@oosyrag @ryanrybot
Thank you guys for your examples they really helped me
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