Visibilty for Weather

ok how do you want to animate it?

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well for thunder showing lightning and for all clouds just moving and snow to snowing clear sky showing shooting star

all a relatively easy but you will need to understand how animations work i will show you if you are patient every reaction can have a animation to match it

i would love to learn

are you going to show me

Hi @asiannc81 ,

eradicator09 has great posts and information on animations:

The facer tutorials also has one:

Good place for information on Facer:

This should get you started and give you a good understanding of the process.

Enjoy! ~Sirhc

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please anyone give me expression to animate weather none of the tutorials make sense to me

Sorry, I have not really done much in the way of animation. If you give more details on what you are trying to achieve hopefully one of the experienced animators here will give you some pointers.

Ok in my opinion that face is not animated if you look at the weather section on

This face you will see how i class animated weather if thats more like what you want to do i will teach you but if its just single images you wish to go through it just a case of selecting an image and associating it with a weather condition and i will explain more on that ok

yes please so for ex lighting showing a lightning strike clouds just moving across screen

this is what i was trying to accomplish

Ok the first thing you will need to learn is how to scroll and image from one side of the screen to the other without having any nasty loop gaps.

I will create a small demo for you to see then i will explain the maths

can i pay for your time helping me and teaching me
thank you

inspector mode isn’t on for the demo above

No its fine i will show you just it may not be all in one go as i do not have unlimited time ok.

This effect is actually quite easy all you need to do is create and image of 320 wide so it covers the whole screen then you need to move it


In The above computation all you are doing is getting the first image starting place the 160 center of screen and then telling it to move 320 at the given speed i will explain the floor function in a while.

Next you need to copy the exact same image and change the formula to

This effect is actually quite easy all you need to do is create and image of 320 wide so it covers the whole screen the you need to move it


That puts another copy in behind the first so as it moves to the return spot the second image takes over.

Sorry inspection mode now enabled

ok so far i understand

ok next you can add as many images as you like to make it look more real just be sure to use transparent png images ok.

got it now rain and lightining. is that the same concept and formula

Lighting is quite easy i will show but i like to make it move as well as just flash on and off so i use

X : (10+(sin(((#DWFSS#/100)360) 5/180*pi))50)
Y : (10-(cos(((#DWFSS#/100)360) 5/180

Hight : (2tan(#DWFSS#/5))
Width : (2

All the figures can be moved around but this gives quite a nice random jumpy effect

is this the same formulA for rain