[SDL] SLD and special effects

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Mon Nov 17 11:35:01 PST 2003


On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 05:55:12PM +0100, Zolthar wrote:
> Does anybody know how to create special effects like lightning or smoke
> using SDL ?
> I want do this but I don't know how.

It's really not an SDL-specific question.

I've done a few 'special effects' using SDL.  In one app, I used
PNGs (with alpha, of course) of little blurry balls, and made them into
a fireworks-like effect.

In Tux Paint, there are 'effect brushes' you can use (under the "Magic" tool),
like "Chalk-drawing" and "Blur".

You just code it. :^)  SDL doesn't really have much to do with it.

Good luck!

-bill!




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