So... I have a problem that I'd like anyone who has any information on filmstrips in general, and specifically filmstrips in relation to rainmeter animations to try and help me with... for backstory, I have a homemade rainmeter skin based off of another skin, basically a-la script kiddie style, where I am editing a copy of the script folder and subfolders, as well as files, with a new name and a filmstrip made in GIMP, of a set of images, to create the look of a girl walking... it's rather large though, at 641 pixels high, (assuming 1080p monitor settings) and I've found that for whatever reason, if I make it smaller I get a slight sideways movement of my desktop animation, at the end of my filmstrip...
My question is, is there a way to combat this issue I'm having where scaling down the GIMP image, to half the original dimensions? Here's basically what my rainmeter script file looks like, for anyone who is wondering, assuming that it might help... Of course, the easiest thing would be to just enable widget resizing in rainmeter, but I digress...
As promised here's what my rainmeter skin config file looks like...
*Rainmeter script top*
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Formula=Counter % 35
*Rainmeter script bottom*
remember, this is basically just a copied script from another animation skin, where the only substantive change is the number of frames, (which changes depending on which figure I am using that I have access to) and the (script/base folder) names. Is there something I can do to combat the moving filmstrip look, or do I have to just start over with a new set of (smaller dimension) files, and recreate the filmstrip from scratch? I'd really rather just edit filmstrip dimensions, or something that easy, over wasting time with editing a copy of every single picture and creating a new filmstrip.
Also, another question or two... I've made the filmstrips I'm currently using have transparent background, but I'm wondering if that could cause my current issue, and I'm also wondering, speaking of different sized filmstrips, if (since I'm relatively new to rainmeter script settings files) I can just copy the settings file with a new name, and have multiple settings files, labeled "smallgirl", "largegirl", etc, for switching to different sizes of the animation file, labeled for instance, "smallgirl.tif" and "largegirl.tif" respectively, or perhaps there's a way for a single script settings file to be used, where it selects a certain.tif file based on current screen size?
I'll truly understand if I have to just go through the process of remaking the filmstrips I decide to use (again my "girl" filmstrip in this case) and it's not that big a deal if I have to have multiple settings files for different size animations, it's just that well, I'd like to get this streamlined to being as easy as possible for me... I have a screenshot of what the girl animation is supposed to look like on my desktop, if anyone wants a reference for what I'm talking about here, and I'll try and post a link to it...
If anyone wants a copy of it, this is only my test version I'm working on now, and well, I'd need the original files as some of my anime girl png files have the startings of some changes, specifically I've taken 5 or 6 of them and played with removing the shorts, thereby ruining the finished product until I either finish THAT endeavor, or replace the affected pictures with the original unmodified versions. (Then again, who in their right minds would want an animation of nothing more than an anime girl walking wearing (what amounts to) a 2 piece running outfit, eh?) Seriously though, would there really be a, er, market for something like that?(the original not edited version I mentioned) I'm curious now...
(I'll try a couple of different methods, so if there's multiple links, it's just the same picture)