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Offline Winter

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Particle and sound needed: Electrolaser
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:20:52 pm »
One of the new weapons on our TODO list is the Electrolaser, which is basically a ranged version of the stun rod, operating as per the standard electrolaser principle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolaser

The model for this weapon has been completed, and can be found in SVN base/models/weapons/electrolaser

What we need now is a particle and sound for the firing effect. Once we have that we can implement it right away. hoehrer will post a mockup image later on.

If there's anything you can do, don't hesitate to post!

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Winter

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 07:30:11 am »
I was goofing around last night and decided to try my hand at this.

http://ftp://12.149.180.130/UFO-AI.zip

I created on sound possibly for the Geoscape, and one for the Electrolaser.

If either are headed in the correct direction, let me know.  I'll play around some more with Geoscape sounds.  If they're way off, let me know as well, and I'll try and work with you to get what you want.

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 08:58:22 am »
i like both of them - but whether the electro laser sound is suitable or not ... that's Winter's or BTAxis' decision

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 09:01:24 am »
btw. what's the license of your files?

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 09:38:40 am »
Quote from: "BlakeD"
I was goofing around last night and decided to try my hand at this.

http://ftp://12.149.180.130/UFO-AI.zip

I created on sound possibly for the Geoscape, and one for the Electrolaser.

If either are headed in the correct direction, let me know.  I'll play around some more with Geoscape sounds.  If they're way off, let me know as well, and I'll try and work with you to get what you want.


I like both of them as well, but the electrolaser sound is missing something to imply arcing electricity. You should look around on the internet and listen to what it sounds like in real life. Here's a good example:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4468957986746104671

Regards,
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 09:44:38 pm »
License?

Umm.. One is comprised of some free sound clips I found on the web.  Cut and pasted several parts together, then fed them through WavePad to distort, pitch alter, etc them...

The other is a sample from an Annie Lenox song that I modified the hell out of in a similar fasion.

Umm... License?  (shrug)

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 09:49:47 pm »
so, if you got all materials from kosher sources (sounds like you have not), you need to say the magic words "creative commons"

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 09:56:39 pm »
Quote from: "Winter"
I like both of them as well, but the electrolaser sound is missing something to imply arcing electricity. You should look around on the internet and listen to what it sounds like in real life. Here's a good example:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4468957986746104671

Regards,
Winter


I was trying to find a decent sample to work from last night and couldn't.  I didn't think about doing it from video sources.  If the way I'm creating these is allowed, I'll sample out something from that 500kV video or the 345kV video on the same site and use those to make improvements to the one I made last night.

I was trying to do the electrical arc sound, and closest I got last night was a firework that sounded close.  It's what you hear as the last part of of the one I made last night.

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 10:03:04 pm »
that won't work for the Annie Lenox parts - because even derived work is still copywrited

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007, 04:58:55 am »
Okay-

Try this set:
http://ftp://12.149.180.130/UFO%20AI%20Sounds.zip

The Electrolaser sound is comprised of bits and pieces of things I found on the web, as stated before.  I incorporated part of the audio from the video that Winter linked.  If these sources aren't kosher, I'll just scrap the sound and start from scratch.

The others in the zip file all come from sine waves I generated at various frequencies, then modified.  Can't see how they're not legit for use. :P

I included a READ ME with suggested uses for them, but by all means, apply them as you all see fit.  I realized they all have a fairly similar sound/feel.... I was trying to keep them somewhat consistant, but also, I'm very much a newb and I find there's only so much I can do with a generated steady-tone sine wave as my base.

Maybe with some more time, and some more experience, I can produce a wider variety of stuff for the geoscape.

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Cound someone offer me some help getting an IRC client running and connected to your channel?  I'd love to get some "live" feedback and chat with you guys.  Just never used IRC before...

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2007, 03:26:11 pm »
Quote from: "BlakeD"
Okay-

Try this set:
http://ftp://12.149.180.130/UFO%20AI%20Sounds.zip

The Electrolaser sound is comprised of bits and pieces of things I found on the web, as stated before.  I incorporated part of the audio from the video that Winter linked.  If these sources aren't kosher, I'll just scrap the sound and start from scratch.


I like the electrolaser sound now, but I'm not sure on the sources -- mattn will have to make the decision on whether or not it's compatible with UFO:AI.

Regards,
Winter

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2007, 10:35:13 pm »
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The Electrolaser sound is comprised of bits and pieces of things I found on the web, as stated before.


Can you give a list (with urls) of these sounds, so I would check whether we won't break any permissions by using your work, please?

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2007, 05:27:27 am »
They came from the FX section of WavCentral.com, the video that was linked above, and a few sine-waves that I generated.

http://wavcentral.com/

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 05:14:15 pm »
BlakeD, I searched the whole wavcentral.com site for their license, but there is none (or at least i am unable to find one). None license does not mean no copyrights so unfortunately we cannot use that electrolaser sound. Pity, because it rocks - maybe you are able to prepare similar but on your own (or by using other samples with proper licenses)?

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2007, 09:27:19 pm »
I'll see what I can do.  Give me some time... I'll tell you up front, I'll be aiming for creating roughly the same sound, I'll just do it with a other sources... I say that so you won't be freaked out if the new one sounds similar to the old.

Is the Videos.Google source an okay one?