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: DMGE offers a freeware tool to make such (works wonders with the modular dungeon segments.)
 
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: ultimately you'll need to play around so that the scale matches the encounter in some capacity, and some of the animated backgrounds are made intentionally to be modular - so those files you save locally then manufacture complex systems for players to wander through.
 
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: Most often, you don't. there is some chance it will work, but most often its best to turn off the grid and go from there.
 
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: '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu10ZamLWHo Watch this]'''  to help walk you through the process
 
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*or.....leave a request in the notes with a link to the file
 
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Revision as of 00:13, 15 January 2020

Where do I find animations?
You can also use the resources in the next question to create temporary links to YouTube or extract files from there,
DMGE offers a freeware tool to make such (works wonders with the modular dungeon segments.)
How do I Generate Usable Media URLs from Online sources?

This method requires VLC player

Where prompted, Enter the URL / Link to the video (such as `https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahwMlwJXPPs`)
  • Then in the menu at the top click on Tools
  • Choose `Media Information` (or Ctrl + i)
  • At the bottom, under location - you can triple-click on that to copy a direct link to the video or double click & ctrl + c (It will be a very large string of letters and numbers)

example


this link does expire in several days (varies but as a guess around 20 days), so you may this, but realize you will need to update the link from time to time.

Get a link from Alltube

The method creates temporary URLs that will expire in about a day* (assumes From Youtube)

  • Find a video on or upload a video to youtube you wish to use.
  • Get the URL for that video and copy it.
  • Go to https://alltubedownload.net/
  • Paste your Youtube video's URL
The URL that is provided will expire in about a day.
How do I resize the video?
You change the page dimension. The animated map maintains its aspect ratio and scales with the page's dimensions.
TVs/ monitors work within a  16:9 ratio so use that as a metric that to avoid letterboxing (dead space around the image) as much as possible.
eg.
Page's X value Page's Y value
16 9
32 18
50 28
64 36
ultimately you'll need to play around so that the scale matches the encounter in some capacity, and some of the animated backgrounds are made intentionally to be modular - so those files you save locally then manufacture complex systems for players to wander through.
How do align the grid to the animation's grid?
Most often, you don't. there is some chance it will work, but most often its best to turn off the grid and go from there.
How do I make my own Animated Backgrounds?
Manny Sykes uses this tool to create many of his animated backgrounds, and you can too. DMGE is tool offered by /u/mcdoolz through his Patreon site .
  • You find a game with a virtual environment you enjoy
  • confirm there is a 'no clipping' sort of crack or feature.
  • use a software for recording the screen.
  • then... post the video onto Imgur; YouTube; etc etc.
  • use the same practices as above to generate a usable link.
Watch this  to help walk you through the process
Where can I host my Animated Backgrounds so that my players can see and marvel (as can other GMs)?
Loads of options abound. But... GoogleDrive, Onedrive,  Amazon - are most often not usable. so
  • youtube
  • imgur
  • github (under 25mb)
  • webmland (under 100mb) site has closed.
  • mixtape.moe
  • dropbox
  • or.....leave a request in the notes with a link to the file