thefamilygrog66 wrote:By "different colours", do you mean the colour of the base (black in the example) or the colour of the "lava"?
I mean the "lava"
That's going to take some work, I think, though it's definitely possible.
As an aside, I'm not sure what to do at this point regarding license, since I basically started with an animated gif of a real lava lamp that someone had put online, removed most of the frames, cropped it, reduced the size and resolution, and then added each frame to the .png file (along with my base and top, which is just plain black).
Does anyone know whether I'd still need permission from the person who uploaded the original .gif in order to license it as wtfpl, since I've changed it so much?
I found a better animation:
Thanks, but I prefer to use an animation created from a real lava lamp, even though it's a bit pixelized. I'd initially tried to make the shape of the model more like the one you've posted, but couldn't put the textures on it properly, without it looking bad. So I went with more of a straight cylinder style.
Hybrid Dog wrote:Did you convert the screenshots to jpg files and did you then made a gif animation out of the JPEG files?
No, to create the animated gif in the first post of this thread, I used a program call screencastomatic, and just filmed a few seconds while playing minetest.
Sokomine wrote:Do animated images work with nodeboxes? If so, that would be great. Looking forward for the lava lamp! All these dark rooms in houses need more light :-)
Yeah, the sides of the nodebox use the animated texture I'd put together, similarly to the 3dforniture/homedecor wall torch. I agree about the need for having other lighting options, and I've made it so that the lava lamps can be turned on/off with a right-click.