The Classy Prostitute
- Mar 17, 2012
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Gradient Text Script V1.3
Created by Neon Black
What is it?
This script has two main functions. First of all it allows text to be gradient meaning that it will be lighter on the top and darker on the bottom. Second it adds a text cache since that was only a few lines more and was kinda needed to reduce overhead (it works similar to another script, but with slightly different uses). There are a few options with gradient text that allow you to modify the exact style. This script also adds a fairly large buffer allowing different fonts to look slightly better. Note that this script does have a certain amount of overhead since it can take a single string and turn it into hundreds of "draw_text" methods on the first draw. The cache should cut down on most of this, so there shouldn't be much reason to worry. This does NOT get rid of text anti-aliasing.
How can I use it?
Simply place this script blow materials and above main and the rest will work on it's own. There are a few settings in that may be set to change the appearance slightly.
What does it look like?
Below are a few examples of changes made while using this script. The top one is default (without the script) while the bottom is what the same text looks like with the script installed. I'm not particularly happy with text "scrunching" but it shouldn't really be needed too often (I hope).
The only thing it aliases is the Bitmap method "draw_text" so it should work with just about everything. If you see any issues, I can certainly fix them if need be.
How can I get the script?
Version 1.3 (base script, 10.14.2012) is available from my pastebin account here.
I would like to use this script.
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So one of the things I missed the most when I switched from rpg maker 2k3 to rpg maker vx was the gradient style text. To me, text just felt too flat without it. I made this script simply to add gradient text (and added the buffer and text cache when I saw how easy that would be to do anyway). I actually rewrote this script twice because I was having issues with the first two. This one is actually the smallest and most functional (300 lines, 250 lines, and 150 lines without my massive 80 line header). My favorite thing about this script is how it creates the gradient text using a kind of "scanning" motion. Think of it like how an old CRT TV works. Anyway, as always, enjoy!
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