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MainActor is a modular animation package.
It allows you to create,edit,time and 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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DL 8 Bit
FLI 8 Bit FLI
FLC 8 Bit FLC
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
Picasso 24 Bit * Picasso
Picture Loader Picture Saver
GIF 8 Bit
IFF 24 Bit IFF
PCX 8 Bit
Workbench-Icon 4 Bit Workbench-Icon
* Only available to registered users of MainActor and legal owners of the
New features of Version 1.2
- MainActor/MainView now have a center option which allows highly
accurate centration of your images or animations.
- New BorderBlank option.
- MainActor has a new window called Project Information Window. The
new functions included in the window are:
* An information window which will give you detailed
descriptions of your current animation or picture list.
* You can now view the size and time profiles of your projects
as a graphical representation.
* You can compare the decompression times of your projects
through new timer functions.
- New GIF/FLI/FLC/DL loader modules and FLI/FLC saver modules.
- Chunky pixel modules (GIF/FLI/FLC) will fly if loaded through
universal modules which support graphic cards (like
Universal_PicassoII etc.). You can of course also view them on
your native chipset as normal.
- Introduction of a new (light) registration package. It does not
have the handbook or the disk based updates but is cheaper.
- You can now use the save/append functions again, even if you have
not registered MainActor. You will have to deal with requesters
-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 :
Scandinavia ftp.luth.se 188.8.131.52
Germany ftp.uni-kl.de 184.108.40.206
Germany ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de 220.127.116.11
USA ftp.wustl.edu 18.104.22.168
The shareware fee is $50 or $25
MainActor is shareware.