FadeFromBlack

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FadeFromBlack(object, float)

Fades the screen from black into normal view.

void FadeFromBlack(
    object oCreature,
    FADE_SPEED_MEDIUM
);

Parameters

oCreature

Creature to fade the screen of from black to normal.

fSpeed

Determines how fast the fade occurs (FADE_SPEED_*). (Default: FADE_SPEED_MEDIUM )


Description

Fades the screen for a given creature or player from black to regular screen.



Remarks

Great for use in cutscenes or when giving the impression of time passing by. Should only be called after the screen has faded to black.


Version

1.30

Example

//Example of a simple cutscene by Lilac Soul
//If you have a script in OnCutsceneAbort, you can simply
//ClearAllActions on the PC to make the scene stop,
//then remove the invisibility visual effect and
//SetCutsceneMode to false, and destroy the copy.
 
void RunCutsceneActions();
void CreateCopy(object oPC = OBJECT_SELF);
 
void main()
{
object oPC=GetEnteringObject();
 
if (!GetIsPC(oPC)) return;
 
AssignCommand(oPC, RunCutsceneActions());
}
 
//Wrapped in its own function so that oPC can be
//OBJECT_SELF so there's no need for AssignCommand
//Making heavy use of ActionDoCommand to be able to control
//that one thing must finish before another starts
void RunCutsceneActions()
{
//Fade out the PC
ActionDoCommand(FadeToBlack(OBJECT_SELF, FADE_SPEED_FAST));
 
ActionWait(2.0);
 
ActionDoCommand(SetCutsceneMode(OBJECT_SELF, TRUE));
 
//Create a copy so we can move the invisible PC around
//and still have him think he's standing where he was
ActionDoCommand(CreateCopy());
 
//Make PC invisible
effect eInv=EffectVisualEffect(VFX_DUR_CUTSCENE_INVISIBILITY);
 
ActionDoCommand(ApplyEffectToObject(DURATION_TYPE_PERMANENT, eInv, OBJECT_SELF));
 
//Fade PC back in
ActionDoCommand(FadeFromBlack(OBJECT_SELF, FADE_SPEED_FAST));
 
//Here then, move the invisible PC around and do whatever
//It will look like the camera is just moving, and the
//player will have the impression of standing still because
//we created a copy of him
//If having others do stuff, like oNPC, you can do this trick
//To have the NPC action added to the PC's action queue
//REMEMBER: NO MORE THAN 75 ACTIONS IN AN ACTION QUEUE!
//ActionDoCommand(AssignCommand(oNPC, ActionSpeakString("Hello")));
 
//Eventually, we call
ActionDoCommand(FadeToBlack(OBJECT_SELF, FADE_SPEED_FAST));
 
ActionWait(2.0);
 
ActionDoCommand(SetCutsceneMode(OBJECT_SELF, FALSE));
 
//Destroy the copy
ActionDoCommand(DestroyObject(GetLocalObject(GetModule(), "pccopy")));
 
ActionDoCommand(RemoveEffect(OBJECT_SELF, eInv));
 
ActionDoCommand(FadeFromBlack(OBJECT_SELF, FADE_SPEED_FAST));
}
 
//Function for creating a copy of the PC
void CreateCopy(object oPC = OBJECT_SELF)
{
object oCopy=CopyObject(oPC, GetLocation(oPC));
 
//Make sure the copy likes the PC
SetIsTemporaryFriend(oPC, oCopy);
 
//Store so we can destroy later!
SetLocalObject(GetModule(), "pccopy", oCopy);
 
}

See Also

functions: 

StopFade

constants: 

FADE_SPEED_* Constants

events: 

OnCutsceneAbort Event



 author: Charles Feduke, editor: Lilac Soul, additional contributor(s): Lilac Soul