Hey guys, I was just looking at MMF 1.5's "replace colour" action, and I'm interested. It's something I've always wanted to do in a game, change certain colours and all, and will come in especially handy in a current project, but I want to know a few things about it.
Does it permanantly replace the colour? What I mean is, when you replace a colour, if you want to replace a colour again do you have to replace the colour which it was replaced with, or can you just select it's original colour?
Also, can you 'reset' the colour back to how it was at the start, or do you have to replace it back again?
Hm, well that's not TOO bad. I could make my character a sort of generic colour, like lime green or something, and replace the colour at the beginning of the frame, that way I know that when I want to set it back to the normal colour I can be sure it'll be the exact same colour. I'm a perfectionist like that, lol. Or I could just colour them using the MMF pallete, lol.
When you replace a colour in an active object, it permeamently replaces the colour in all animations and frames, so the action can take a while if an object has lots of big animations and frames.
Also, because duplicates share the same images, replace colour will affect ALL of one kind of object. (It would be a massive waste of memory if each duplicate kept its own image in memory!)
Hm, this isn't quite what I hoped for. I was hoping to have a character(with shading) flash random colours but it's not really quite cut out for that I see. I'm sure I can easily do costume changing though, so it should come in handy in the future.
It's so annoying how you can't set the R,G,B to 3 separate values! If it wasn't for that I could have easily done it(as in Set Vaulu A to R, B to G, C to B, et cetera), but MMF seems to wanna take it as a single value with commas. Very annoying...
Maybe I can separate the numbers using the string parser... But before I get complicated, is there any extension that can do this easier?