Change background dynamically when menus are selected?

RedRob-CandlelightProdctns wrote on 4/28/2020, 10:07 PM

I'm designing a disc menu (in DVDA) and have a vision, but can't figure out how to implement it.

  • Center of menu is a graphic of a cartoon character. Bottom-left and bottom-right are menus
  • When the user has the left menu selected, I want the eyes on the cartoon character looking down-left (at that menu) -- when the user selects the right menu (right-arrow), I want the cartoon character's eyes to switch over to looking that way.

Is there a way to dynamically change the background image, or can you think of some other way to implement this?

Perhaps I could make each menu button auto-run and actually go to a different menu page with different center graphic -- but there would be a pause each time they just navigate the menus, possibly a flicker, and any animated motion menus would reset each time it loaded the different page :-/

Thoughts?

Comments

Dot wrote on 4/28/2020, 10:47 PM

You can do it the way you suggested, which is actually the only way, but you will find it is very slow to navigate. The disk has to seek to the new background and burned disks are a lot slower than a commercial disk. I would avoid it unless your viewer has a lot of patience.

But to do it, you create two menu backgrounds with an auto-run menu buttons.