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    Default [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    Creating your own boot animation is an easy process.
    This post is to explain how it is all done

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    You must create a series of .png files. There are many programs out there to do so. There are basic ones like Easy Gif Animator. Or more professional ones like Adobe After Effects/Photoshop.
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    The package you will create is made up of two main parts:


    The first part is the text file:

    The 'desc.txt' file tells your device how to play the sequence of images. It will look something like this:

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    1282 802 30
    p 1 20 folder1
    p 0 0 folder2
    In the example above the files will be stretched to fit the screen, will play at 30fps, folder1's contents will play once, then wait 20 frames, then folder2's contents will play infinitely, until the device has booted.

    The '1282 802' figures are the resolution you wish the files to be displayed at. The screen is obviously 1280x800 but I see it does leave a border around so make the size "1282 802"

    The '30' is the frames per second (fps), the speed at which you would like your animation to play.
    p = a break in the text file to show a new command will be issued.

    In the next column the '1' means it plays that sequence once (setting it to '0' means it plays infinitely), with the '20' meaning it will wait 20 frames before it continues onto the next line of the file (if set to 0 it doesnt pause at all).
    folder1 and folder2 are the names of the folders containing your PNG images. You can use multiple folders if you wish, or just one folder. It doesn't matter what you name the folders, as long as you specify their names in the desc.txt file properly.

    The second part are the actual images you have created:

    The files must be named in a progressive numerical format, e.g. 0.png, 1.png, 2.png, 3.png, etc. and placed in a folder.

    If there is a gap in the numbers or any missing, the animation will look jerky, or if you are just testing via ADB it will just fail altogether.

    When you are satisifed with your files, they all need to be packaged up into a zip file. Use any program like Winzip or Winrar to do this. You need to name your file 'bootanimation.zip' and make sure it's not compressed, so choose the 'store' or 'not compressed' options when you are creating your final file.

    To test your file works nicely follow the 'How to Install' guide I made HERE.
    If you wish to upload so others may use your creation, you can use THIS handy site to upload to multiple sites at once for free.

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    Tips:

    Creating a series of images 1280x800 will result in a massive zip file. You're better off scaling down your images (e.g. 640x400). They will be stretched to fit the screen so don't worry about that. Also a max of about 100kb each is advisable for a series of up to about 100 images total.

    Depending on the length of your animation you may need to scale your images down or reduce their quality so that the end files will play properly. Total size shouldn't really exceed about 8mb (the TF can still play the files if they are larger in size, but they don't run nearly as well). A 1.5mb sized package seems to play best however. The original TF animation package is about this size.

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    Default [TOOL]Boot Animation Factory-Create,Preview and Manage Boot Animations



    Boot Animation Factory!

    It helps you preview, create and manage Android boot animations in the most conventional and easiest way possible.

    Key features:

    • Preview zipped boot animations (their actual format)
      Preview boot animations from folder
      Preview boot animation from phone (can save the boot animation to your computer)
      Create boot animations
      Flash boot animations to phone
      Explore boot animations
      Favorites list of boot animations
      Slick, easy-to-use user interface (can be themed)
      Automatic update check option
      Extended preview info (can be toggled in Settings)
      Ubdateable with D01 Software Manager
      No limitatins of any kind!



    System requirements:

    • Windows XP SP3 or later (Windows 7 is recommended)
      Microsoft.NET Framework 4 or later (Client Profile is also needed)



    How to use Boot Animation Factory
    How to create boot animations using Boot Animation Factory

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/New...
      Click 'Choose folder' and select the folder in which your 'part' folders are.
      Click 'Add loop' to add a loop. You can add as many loops as you want.
      When you finish adding loops, click 'Save boot animation' and save your boot animation somewhere on your computer.



    How to preview boot animations using Boot Animation Factory
    Preview zipped boot animations

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/Preview...
      When the dialog appears, tick the first radio button (.zip file) and click OK.
      Click 'Choose boot animation' and choose the boot animation you want to preview.
      Optional: you have some options here, like playing a boot sound, setting custom speed, using custom size, or repeating/not repeating a boot animation. Set the properties as you wish.
      Click 'Preview boot animation' and enjoy the preview!



    Previewing boot animations from folder

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/Preview...
      Tick the second radio button (Folders) and click OK
      Click 'Choose folder' and choose the folder which contains your 'part' folders.
      Click 'Add loop' to add a loop. You can add as many loops as you want.
      Optional: you can play a boot sound, repeat/not repeat the animation or use custom sizes. Set those properties as you wish.
      When you are done adding loops, click 'Preview boot animation' and enjoy the preview!



    Previewing boot animation from device

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/Preview...
      Tick the third radio button (Phone) and click OK.
      In the first combo box, select (or type) where your boot animation is located on your device.
      In the second combo box, select (or type) the name of your boot animation
      Click 'Get animation' and wait for Boot Animation Factory to get the boot aniamtion from your device. Optional: check whether you want Boot Animation Factory to wait for your device or not.
      Click 'Preview boot animation' and enjoy the preview!



    How to flash boot animations to your phone using Boot Animation Factory

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/Flash to phone...
      Click 'Choose boot animation' and choose the boot animation you want to flash.
      In the first combo box, select (or type) where the boot animation should be flashed on your phone.
      In the second combo box, select (or type) the name of your boot animation.
      Select whether you want Boot Animation Factory to wait for device, reboot after flash and use superuser permissions or not.
      Click 'Flash to phone' to flash yout boot animation.


    How to explore a boot animation using Boot Animation Factory

    • Go to Menu/Boot animation/Explore...
      Choose your boot animation and explore your boot animation. Optional: you can export any frame and the desc.txt file from the animation by right-clicking on the file and then clicking 'Save desc.txt file/frame as...'.



    All credits to @despotovski01 from XDA Developers for this super useful tool
    Original Post : !! HERE !!
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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    great tutorial mate
    +1

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    +1 for the tutorial mate

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    Thanks guys, I am making so many BOOT Screens & Animations now, this is such an easy way to do it

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    Nice thread.. +1..
    Just to confirm that I read somewhere that in SGSIII (or in all ICS devices) you can't set boot animations easily but have to use a proper kernel to support that, is that right?

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    Quote Originally Posted by nicesoni_ash
    Nice thread.. +1..
    Just to confirm that I read somewhere that in SGSIII (or in all ICS devices) you can't set boot animations easily but have to use a proper kernel to support that, is that right?
    I think the kernel has got something to with that
    Will check for you

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    Default Re: [HOW-TO] Create a custom boot animation

    Thanks.. I am currently on Siyah latest kernel.. with CWM touch recovery.. what's init.d in a kernel?


 
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