Makedevshots Question

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by EArkham, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    For those who don't know, this is a nice way to make before-and-after comparisons or timelapses of your map's progress. Set a point_devshot_camera in a location aimed at what you want to screenshot, give it a unique name. Compile with -makedevshots and make sure you have "run the game after compiling" is checked. It'll start up TF2 and take screenshots from each point_devshot_camera location (look in your screenshots folder).

    However it makes these as targa (tga) files. There a way to make it take these screenshots as jpegs? Or pngs, even.... just want something that Windows can see as a thumbnail so it's easier to sort things, and I don't need high quality screenshots at this stage.

    Kep
     
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    There are numerous little plugins/addons that will generate Windows thumbnails of targas (and other odd formats). Have a look on Google for one that works with your flavor of Windows and suits you.
     
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  3. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    I have this in my autoconfig for when I take screenshots. Not sure it it'll do the same thing from the devshot camera, but if so then you might wanna try this out. Just change 100 to whatever quality you want the screenshots to be! =)

    bind "F5" "jpeg_quality 100;jpeg" // Make a Screenshot as jpeg
     
  4. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    He's asking about devshots, not regular screenshots, just an FYI
     
  5. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    I don't know if that's going to work for the devshots though blade.
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Yeah, devshots are annoyingly stuck as targas. I swear it's the most annoying feature there is... it's awesome, yet it only makes targas and it's a launch parameter that closes the game when it's done, so you end up having to launch the game twice if you actually want to run around the map too >:/
     
  7. Ginger

    Ginger L4: Comfortable Member

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    I always use Paint.net to convert .tga's to .jpg's easiest way
     
  8. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Irfanview has batch conversion, renaming and whatever else... saved me tons of time so I'm gonna recommend that.
     
  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Or there's always photoshop. That program deals with almost every image extension type.

    It might be time consuming if you have a lot of shots, but it does do the job. Also, it kinda depends on whether you have it or not too.
     
  10. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yeah, I've got photoshop. I have a lot of cameras in the level (12, down from 22). Of course it works, but as said it's time consuming. Not a problem if I were doing passes to show off, but at this stage I'm only playing with sunlight angles, skybox colours and such so quick, dirty and easy is the order of the day.

    I've downloaded something called Thumbplug TGA to show the tga thumbnails in windows explorer; that should do the trick. :)

    Kep
     
  11. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    As Ravidge said, Irfanview is great for batch work.
     
  12. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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