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Sky's Custom Emulations
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:51:46 PM »
(typical lurker popping up out of nowhere)

Been putting together emulations for a month or two... Kind of been skeptic about sharing one of these here, with this one being from two hours ago. :unsure:

Emulation for the Pittsburgh Area


Still a couple of things to fix in this; the powerpoint file itself is still rough without the "bar" at the bottom, and I might be able to add that soon, hopefully. :hmm:

Constructive criticism is always appreciated. :happy:
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 01:37:27 AM by Skyline »

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:56:59 PM »
Emulation for the Dallas Metroplex - (09/26/14)


After constantly going and redesigning the emulator, I've managed to make it a little more "simple."

Also, icons.

And a couple of other things from earlier this year:

Icy Weather Plows Through North Texas - (3/02/14)


Supercell Thunderstorms Move Through the Dallas Metroplex - (04/03/14)


Gonna keep working on it, but this is what I've got so far. :happy:
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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »
I really like this, nice work!  I'm from the Pittsburgh area too! (Butler)
Check out my portfolio at velitacast.net

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 12:36:29 AM »
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Might eventually get to the previous version of the Intellistar, but this will remain as a start for the time being.

Song: We Are Free - Ryan Farish
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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 10:13:08 AM »
Intellistar Emulation for KTKI - (14.03.2015)

Might eventually get to the previous version of the Intellistar, but this will remain as a start for the time being.

Song: We Are Free - Ryan Farish

How do you make the icons animate and where did you get the backgrounds from? i might try making one someday!

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 03:53:16 PM »
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Tweaked one or two things, and switched out the two CC segments in the beginning.

And why not Saint Martin/Sint Maarten for a change?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 09:07:21 PM »
Testing something a little different...

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Still need to tweak a few things, but I do like how this came out.

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 01:56:32 AM »
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A line of thunderstorms brought rain to the Dallas metroplex, including a tornado for the Denton area.

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 10:38:37 PM »
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Just now starting to revamp the icons with Vegas, and hopefully I can retire from having to use animated GIF files for this stuff. :happy: The icons present are what I have done so far.

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 01:23:52 AM »
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That cold front is going to be here soon, and it's going to be quite windy.  :hmm:

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 02:59:18 PM »
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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2016, 03:10:03 PM »
That's awesome! :) How do you make these?

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 07:29:37 PM »
That's awesome! :) How do you make these?

I used to do these through Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 for the longest time before temporarily switching to Sony Vegas. Instead of having the icons as .gif files, I started rendering them as transparent .mov files through Vegas, which also helped with the transition to After Effects. :)

And putting these together in AE is a lot easier than doing them in Powerpoint.

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2016, 12:03:18 AM »
Can I ask where you got the icons and radar screens? Did you make them yourself? Yeah I know what you mean on the literal 'project' it
is really is making a complete emulation in powerpoint. I can't tell you how to ch of of a struggle making mine are.

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Re: Sky's Custom Emulations
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2016, 02:50:30 PM »
Can I ask where you got the icons and radar screens? Did you make them yourself? Yeah I know what you mean on the literal 'project' it
is really is making a complete emulation in powerpoint. I can't tell you how to ch of of a struggle making mine are.



The radar map was created in Photoshop using both state/county and road maps.

The icons can be retrieved here: http://s122.photobucket.com/user/weatherstooge/library/TWC%20Icons%20-%201998-2006?sort=4&page=1

As for the animated icons, they were not retrieved from a specific location. Instead, they were created using the icons linked above for either parts or references. For example, the "sunny" icon is made up of three separate .png files that were drawn up in Photoshop and animated in Sony Vegas:





The process of animating these icons took a few days to a week to complete due to time contraints and frustration, but it was definitely worth it in the end. :biggrin: