I discovered something interesting yesterday with PinballX that I did not know ... and maybe you didn't either.
PinballX developers have added the ability to use animated GIF images as wheel images / graphics.
We have all gotten so used to using PNG image files with transparency mattes (especially for shadows) - GIF images can 'almost' do the same thing with transparencies except partial transparent areas like 50% drop shadow, etc will not work - so all images would need to have 'hard' edges and shadows.
BUT ... that doesn't detract from the 'coolness' factor of having some animated logos for your FAVORITE pinball tables. There are now limitless possibilities to add some cool stuff here.
I think I am going to make a template shape with perfect edges, like a megadocklet that I can then simply drop the animated image into to never worry about rough edges again.
I did a test with Eight Ball Deluxe LIMITED EDITION logo to tryout my proof of concept.
If you choose to try this out - you NEED to delete your existing PNG wheel image because by default PinballX will always keep / use the PNG and ignore the newly imported GIF image.
I also included a static PNG version as well. The PNG version does NOT animate.
If it doesn't work - you probably need to update your PinballX to the latest version.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
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