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MAINACTOR V1.1 AVAILABLE FOR FTP
MainActor is a modular animation package.
It allows you to create,edit,play animations of the provided
You can convert any format into any other, allowing you to
convert for example a range of pictures into an animation format
of your choice, or resave the frames of an animation to an
picture format, or simply to convert different picture formats.
The following modules are included in this release:
Animation Loader Max. Depth Animation Saver
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IFF-Anim5 8 Bit IFF-Anim5
IFF-Anim7_16 8 Bit IFF-Anim7_16
IFF-Anim7_32 8 Bit IFF-Anim7_32
IFF-Anim8_16 8 Bit IFF-Anim8_16
IFF-Anim8_32 8 Bit IFF-Anim8_32
IFF-AnimBrush 8 Bit
Picture Loader Picture Saver
IFF 24 Bit IFF
Workbench-Icon 4 Bit Workbench-Icon
PCX 8 Bit
New features of Version 1.1
-You can now map your arexx scripts to the function keys.
-New IFF-Anim8_32, IFF-Anim8_16, PCX modules.
-The new Universal modules allow you to easily load all of the supported
The Universal_Picasso-II modules remap the output of all modules
directly to the Picasso-II graphics board from Village Tronic.
-MainActor has now an powerful external player named 'MainView', it
can view all animations/pictures for which MainActor has the proper
It is executeable from the wb or cli and supports, per tooltypes or
cli arguments, all of MainActors view options.
-MainActor now (optionally) saves icons for your newly created animations
or pictures, enabling you to view the animations/pictures by selecting
their icons. These icons support the same tooltypes as MainView.
-You can now control how many times MainActor/MainView plays
-The new 'Flash' option allows you to profile your animations.
-Intelligent caching/tracking, MainActor can cache your animations and
picture lists, if you have not enough memory it will directly access
your data from any device. This makes it for example possible to
create/edit/play a 400MB animation on your 2MB Amiga.
-If you run OS 3.0 or higher, you will get an extra speed bonus on
animations through the use of the new graphics routines.
For OS2.0/2.1 users there are specific routines in the modules, which
will give them the best playback speed possible on their system
(and my knowledge :)).
-Under OS 3.0 you will get the extra features of showing pictures or
playing animations in a scrollable, resizable window on your MainActor
or Workbench screen. The colors will be properly adjusted to your screen
-MainActor has an arexx port, nearly all functions can be accessed through
it. You can for example scale or dither whole animations through
the use of an image processor, scripts are included.
MainActor should be available on all Aminet sites.
For Example :
Switzerland litamiga.epfl.ch 184.108.40.206
Scandinavia ftp.luth.se 220.127.116.11
Germany ftp.uni-kl.de 18.104.22.168
Germany ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de 22.214.171.124
USA ftp.wustl.edu 126.96.36.199
The shareware fee is $50
MainActor is shareware.