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D-Mod Movie Example

An example of a long cutscene using the Dink Smallwood engine.
Released:January 1st, 1990
File Size:198.44 KB
Release Notes:v1.00
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July 12th, 2002
Score : 8.5 good
This is a cool dmod-like tutorial about how to make a cut-scene (or movie) in your dmod. This dmod starts with some basic simple movement to show how you can do with them, and then add a few cool tricks to showcase what you can do in the dmod. This tutorial basically does quite a nice job in explaining all the moves to a certain details. Some little humor was even put into this presentation. Even if you know how to do those things, seeing this movie might still give you a little laugh here or there.

Although all sources of the scripts were attached uncompressed, it might be even better if the author can say more clearly in the dmod especially toward to the end. Although there are not many scripts over there, it might be still a pain for newbies to fight through every script to understand all the tricks.

For a great dmod, there must be some short films or cut-scenes in there to best tell or even develop a great story. So if you can understand what is going on in this movie example, you should be able to do it yourself.

Although the author did not really emphasize on the small details in this presentation, I really hope anyone who is going to do the cut-scenes in his/her dmods could take care of the great details, something like people really walk up each other if a cinversation is going to begin. Remember to freeze Dink or make him uncontrolable all the time during a short film where Dink is not supposed to move by the player so that you won't see annoying words that shouldn't appear or move Dink to some place that might make the next move difficult.

Overall, this is a pretty good tutorial that you can learn most of basic moves to create a great cut-scene. However, you cannot find too many fancy tricks in this file, so in my opinion, an 8.5 score should do this file justice.