Conception for a weather mod

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Conception for a weather mod

by PilzAdam » Post

Hello everyone!
What do you think about this laggy way to create rain?
http://ompldr.org/vZjVxcQ/weather.zip
Start/stop rain with the command /rain

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by Echo » Post

Nice effect!
Wouldn't it be enough if it would rain in a smaller cube around the player? Else you get strange moiree / repeating effects.

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by qwrwed » Post

It's good, but typing /rain a second time doesnt seem to stop it, and like Echo said, there are lots of repeating effects.

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by rubenwardy » Post

Is it sprites in 3d, or a image animation overlay?

image animation overlay is less laggy:

http://minetest.net/forum/viewtopic.php ... 583#p33583
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by leo_rockway » Post

PilzAdam, you rock.
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by VanessaE » Post

Very impressive! It looks like you're basically replacing all air nodes with an animated rain node. I might suggest adding a small random number to each raindrop's initial X/Z position to get rid of the moire pattern. Also, I would suggest a smoother animation - at least 4x as many frames (but with the same length of time for the loop).
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by Echo » Post

Is it possible to detect the clouds in the sky? I never tried. If it is possible, then there should be rain only direct under the clouds.

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Echo wrote:Is it possible to detect the clouds in the sky? I never tried. If it is possible, then there should be rain only direct under the clouds.
Its not possible.

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Echo wrote:Nice effect!
Wouldn't it be enough if it would rain in a smaller cube around the player? Else you get strange moiree / repeating effects.
Thats not easy. But I see what i can do.

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qwrwed wrote:It's good, but typing /rain a second time doesnt seem to stop it, and like Echo said, there are lots of repeating effects.
It needs some time.

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rubenwardy wrote:Is it sprites in 3d, or a image animation overlay?

image animation overlay is less laggy:

http://minetest.net/forum/viewtopic.php ... 583#p33583
But how to do this in lua?

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VanessaE wrote:Very impressive! It looks like you're basically replacing all air nodes with an animated rain node. I might suggest adding a small random number to each raindrop's initial X/Z position to get rid of the moire pattern. Also, I would suggest a smoother animation - at least 4x as many frames (but with the same length of time for the loop).
This is not a mod so the graphics are very basic.

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PilzAdam wrote:
rubenwardy wrote:Is it sprites in 3d, or a image animation overlay?

image animation overlay is less laggy:

http://minetest.net/forum/viewtopic.php ... 583#p33583
But how to do this in lua?
isnt there a minetest.drawimageonscreen or similar command?

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by 4aiman » Post

In the minecraft rain and snow effects seems to be just a textures on a 4 plains which "surround" player.
So I suggest following:
- create 4 entities 1x2x0 (plains)
- apply to each of them some animated rain texture on the one side and tranparent texture on the other (see "animated torches" mos)
- make this entities to face the player (see "snow" mod)
- re-place that entities around player on every server time tick
- coordinates should be like so: {-0.5, 0.5, -0.5} for the 1st one, {0.5, 0.5, -0.5} for the second, {-0.5, 0.5, 0.5} for the 3rd and {0.5, 0.5, 0.5} for the last one:

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 __ __ __
|  |  |  |
|__|/\|__|
| /|PP|\ |
|_\|__|/_|
|  |\/|  |
|__|__|__|

I tried to draw 9 blocks, PP = player and the diagonal lines = 4 entities, placed in rhombus-like shape.

This way every player would see animated side of his "raining entity" and would "see" empty "back side" of the other players' "raining entities".

I tried to do this on my own, but I'm not so good at lua or modding for minetest...
Someone with skill may check above things to make lightweight but working weather.
Last edited by 4aiman on Sat Nov 24, 2012 17:11, edited 1 time in total.

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by PilzAdam » Post

This is a good idea!
I will code it when I have some time (within the next week).

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by 4aiman » Post

I managed to add entity in the player's position, but:
1. animation for texture didn't work, when I write smth like this:

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    textures = {             
             {name="rainanim.png"},
             {name="rainanim.png", animation={type="vertical_frames", aspect_w=48, aspect_h=48, length=3.0}},
},
2. I ended up in need to add "owner" property, so that if player goes offline, entities would be destroyed.

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by PilzAdam » Post

There is no animation for entity. You have to change the object properties in on_step().

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by 4aiman » Post

Sorry for stupid question, but....
Do I need to change textures property in the on_step() event or I should use set_properties and pass textures table as a parameter? :blush:

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by PilzAdam » Post

4aiman wrote:Sorry for stupid question, but....
There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers ;-)
4aiman wrote:Do I need to change textures property in the on_step() event or I should use set_properties and pass textures table as a parameter? :blush:
You cant set the animation as a parameter in set_properties(). You need to setup a timer in on_step() like this:

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timer = 0,
on_step = function(self, dtime)
    self.timer = self.timer + dtime
    if self.timer < 0.25 then 
        return
    end
    self.timer = 0
end,
After this you set the next texture of the animation:

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local animation_frames = 8
[...]
timer = 0,
anim_step = 0,
on_step = function(self, dtime)
    self.timer = self.timer + dtime
    if self.timer < 0.25 then 
        return
    end
    self.timer = 0
    self.anim_step = (self.anim_step+1)%animation_frames
    self.object:set_properties({
        textures = {
            "rain_inside_animated.png^[verticalframe:"..16*animation_frames..":"..self.anim_step},
            "rain_outside_animated.png^[verticalframe:"..16*animation_frames..":"..self.anim_step},
        },
    })
end,
Note: This is untested code.
Last edited by PilzAdam on Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:26, edited 1 time in total.

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by Likwid H-Craft » Post

Hey Adam I made my own rain textures for my, texture pack so if you like use it you can:D
My Domain's/others:
http://likwidtest.hj.cx/ (Not Done)

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by 4aiman » Post

It's better to wait for approval of particle spawners :)

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by Casimir » Post

@PilzAdam
I tested that code, and it works so far that it is an animation. But it does not show a complete picture but only one horizontal line stretched. To be precise the lines 1 to 8.

It seems to me that those lines are incomplete:
PilzAdam wrote:

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        textures = {
            "rain_inside_animated.png^[verticalframe:"..16*animation_frames..":"..self.anim_step},
            "rain_outside_animated.png^[verticalframe:"..16*animation_frames..":"..self.anim_step},
        },
( replace }, at the end of the lines with .."]" to make it work)

edit:
Found it. It has to be

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"rain_inside_animated.png^[verticalframe:"..animation_frames..":"..self.anim_step.."]"
Last edited by Casimir on Thu Feb 14, 2013 17:23, edited 1 time in total.

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by chase programer » Post

i want lava rain for fun =0 [img]dog[/img]
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by nomohakon » Post

chase programer wrote:i want lava rain for fun =0 [img]dog[/img]
I guess acid rain will be better.
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by Josh » Post

Having rain in the game would be a refreshing idea, expecially the players who have heatwaves in their countries ;)
We could also have lightning which could set fire to trees. And storms which damage the land.
Lightning and storms are probably impossible now. But later on it could be possible :D

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