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PIN2DMD - LED color DMD user colorization projects

By lucky1

4 years ago


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#101 4 months ago

i am tried to colorize it, but pass with this idea and switched on WPT. As i know - nobody worked on this project.

#102 4 months ago

Who asked colorization? ))) After complete colorization for POTC on pin2dmd, i am finished another game - WPT. Here is fully colorized game without firmware modifications. Works on pin2dmd v 4.05 or later. Here is preview of colorized game. Who interested in files for real pinball let me know.

#103 4 months ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

Who asked colorization? ))) After complete colorization for POTC on pin2dmd, i am finished another game - WPT. Here is fully colorized game without firmware modifications. Works on pin2dmd v 4.05 or later. Here is preview of colorized game. Who interested in files for real pinball let me know.

Wow you're fast....

1 week later
#104 3 months ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

Who asked colorization? ))) After complete colorization for POTC on pin2dmd, i am finished another game - WPT. Here is fully colorized game without firmware modifications. Works on pin2dmd v 4.05 or later. Here is preview of colorized game. Who interested in files for real pinball let me know.

Damn that looks great! Now do Iron Man!!
Pretty please!?

#105 3 months ago

I wouldn't mind a CSI colorization as well! I have a Pin2DMD installed in mine right now, and have it using the green profile, which looks pretty good on a lot of the scenes right out the gate.

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#106 3 months ago

Hey! New colorization is here I am finished another game - Family Guy. Here is fully colorized game without firmware modifications. Works on pin2dmd v 4.05 or later. Here is preview of colorized game. Who interested in files for real pinball let me know. Whats game to colorize next?
PS: Scene with car in video also was fixed. 

#107 3 months ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

Hey! New colorization is here I am finished another game - Family Guy. Here is fully colorized game without firmware modifications. Works on pin2dmd v 4.05 or later. Here is preview of colorized game. Who interested in files for real pinball let me know. Whats game to colorize next?
PS: Scene with car in video also was fixed.

I vote for Iron Man next!!

2 months later
#108 13 days ago

nearly finished my hobby colorization project of Spiderman Red. I have used the 64-color-version of the editor and a custom python-script to help me with colorizing the many low-res film scenes. The result is therefore not nearly as good as the quality achieved by professionals (e.g. colorDMD), but in my opinion it is an improvement over the grayscale (amber/red) original. (Brief) footage of a sample gameplay can be found here:

If you are interested in the files, they can be found here for real and virtual:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q__q_HgxcnrJYsiWvfIJxJfNF6XgNhC-

Let me know, what you think.
c.

#109 12 days ago
Quoted from J-H-K:

nearly finished my hobby colorization project of Spiderman Red. I have used the 64-color-version of the editor and a custom python-script to help me with colorizing the many low-res film scenes. The result is therefore not nearly as good as the quality achieved by professionals (e.g. colorDMD), but in my opinion it is an improvement over the grayscale (amber/red) original. (Brief) footage of a sample gameplay can be found here:
If you are interested in the files, they can be found here for real and virtual:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q__q_HgxcnrJYsiWvfIJxJfNF6XgNhC-
Let me know, what you think.
c.

Indeed better, although it's hard to judge picture quality from this distance for the animated scenes.

You mention a Python script, would you mind to elaborate? Interested into how you use Python to automate colorization.

Regards

#110 12 days ago

Looks amazing.

Would be awesome if you could share you script or some insights to automate with the community.. Last Action hero is getting some 64 color treatment but its very time consuming.

Its looking better than the colordmd verison now.
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#111 11 days ago

Steve integrated ported the python code to java already and integrated the functionality into the latest source on his github repo.
We are currently working on a new build to be released soon.

#112 10 days ago

I have a Pin2DMD on the way. Could someone post a picture of their SAM cable setup? I want to make sure I have everything I need to hook it up to my Iron Man. It looks like you don't have to use Pinball Browser with SAM machines exclusively anymore to colorize. Just want to double check the connection from SAM to computer to record the DMD from Iron Man. Thanks

#113 10 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

I have a Pin2DMD on the way. Could someone post a picture of their SAM cable setup? I want to make sure I have everything I need to hook it up to my Iron Man. It looks like you don't have to use Pinball Browser with SAM machines exclusively anymore to colorize. Just want to double check the connection from SAM to computer to record the DMD from Iron Man. Thanks

Did you also purchase an IronMan colorization file from someone? Or you might find it for free at VPuniverse, etc. That will sve you hundreds of hours doing the colorization yourself...

As for the SAM install, it's basically the power cable that is needed. Check with Mezel and/or PinballLife to see if they stock the power adapter for SAM.

#114 10 days ago

Yes the Iron Man color is included. As well as power cable. I was very confused as to what to use to record the animations.

#115 10 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

Yes the Iron Man color is included. As well as power cable. I was very confused as to what to use to record the animations.

If you have the hardware board and the colorization file, then you just install and it will work. The quality of the images will be as the author saw fit. That said, You will probably never need to work on the software yourself…

#116 9 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

Yes the Iron Man color is included. As well as power cable. I was very confused as to what to use to record the animations.

You can use the pin2dmd.exe tool to record/dump the animations https://pin2dmd.com/tool/

The tool can be found here https://github.com/lucky01/PIN2DMD/tree/master/tools

#117 9 days ago

lucky1, Thank you for the links. I spent some time this morning reading up on how to get Pin2DMD installed. I was able to get the tools and editor installed just waiting on the DMD to arrive.

#118 9 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

lucky1, Thank you for the links. I spent some time this morning reading up on how to get Pin2DMD installed. I was able to get the tools and editor installed just waiting on the DMD to arrive.

Great ! If you have further questions please ask your supplier or in the VPUniverse forum.

#119 7 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

Yes the Iron Man color is included. As well as power cable. I was very confused as to what to use to record the animations.

Your statement is a bit confusing. From what I understand, no one has taken on doing Iron Man for PIN2DMD displays. Did someone tell you they were going to provide you with the files? As Markharris2000 said, if they are providing files, there's nothing you have to do other than install it. If it requires the extra cable that is used for some Stern games such as Metallica then there's more to it.

If you want to try to do the colourization yourself, unless this person is providing you with all their project files, you will be starting from scratch. Be prepared as there is a lot of work involved. You can check the threads on vpuniverse.com for more info.

#120 6 days ago

Hello,
Does anybody know it there is a project running for Jack*bot?

Thanks

#121 6 days ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

Your statement is a bit confusing. From what I understand, no one has taken on doing Iron Man for PIN2DMD displays. Did someone tell you they were going to provide you with the files? As Markharris2000 said, if they are providing files, there's nothing you have to do other than install it. If it requires the extra cable that is used for some Stern games such as Metallica then there's more to it.
If you want to try to do the colourization yourself, unless this person is providing you with all their project files, you will be starting from scratch. Be prepared as there is a lot of work involved. You can check the threads on vpuniverse.com for more info.

I am a bit confusing for sure. I have been trying to figure out if the "side channel" serial cable was needed with the Pin2Dmd evo. It is a SAM board like Metallica and ACDC, I believe I do need extra cable for it to work with Iron Man. I just received the Pin2dmd evo yesterday in the mail, was told it would be activated and the IM colorization would be loaded on sd card already. I have not yet powered it up so I don't know if there are any IM colorizations on there yet. I sure hope so. I have been using Pinball Browser to modify some of the dmd animations on my Iron Man and want to be able to color those with the Pin2dmd editor so they match the rest of the game. I would love to tinker some more with the movie clips but it eats up so much of the memory, I am hoping that Pin2dmd would help. I really appreciate all the help, Thanks
TheFool

#122 6 days ago

If the colorization is based on pinball browsers smartdmd modified ROM / serial side-channel method you need a serial cable for the side channel. (search for smartdmd and pinball browser for explanation here in the forum). If you colorize using pin2dmd editor you don´t need the side-channel.

#123 6 days ago
Quoted from lucky1:

If the colorization is based on pinball browsers smartdmd modified ROM / serial side-channel method you need a serial cable for the side channel. (search for smartdmd and pinball browser for explanation here in the forum). If you colorize using pin2dmd editor you don´t need the side-channel.

Thanks lucky1, Do I need the side-channel to record what is currently on my Iron Man? I have some video sequences that were uploaded via Pinball Browser that I have loaded on my machine. I would like to do some others but running out of memory quickly, wanted to try the Pin2dmd to see if I could do some more customizations.
BTW I have a ColorDMD that I was using and the power cable from it is already installed on my machine, will that work with the Pin2dmd evo? I assumed it would, but don't want to try anything that may fry the board. The power hookup that came with the Pin2dmd is for the 12v WPC and I see the 5v says SAM so again, I thought I would ask. thanks again
TheFool

#124 6 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

Do I need the side-channel to record what is currently on my Iron Man?

No !

Quoted from TheFool:

BTW I have a ColorDMD that I was using and the power cable from it is already installed on my machine, will that work with the Pin2dmd evo? I assumed it would, but don't want to try anything that may fry the board. The power hookup that came with the Pin2dmd is for the 12v WPC and I see the 5v says SAM so again, I thought I would ask. thanks again

Check the voltage and connect accordingly !

#125 5 days ago
Quoted from lucky1:

No !

Check the voltage and connect accordingly !

I have to hook mine up so I can send you some money to get an activation key. Mine just arrived and I'm going to be using it on a Data East Star Wars.

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#126 5 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I have to hook mine up so I can send you some money to get an activation key. Mine just arrived and I'm going to be using it on a Data East Star Wars.
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https://pin2dmd.com/installation/#3

#127 4 days ago
Quoted from TheFool:

Thanks lucky1, Do I need the side-channel to record what is currently on my Iron Man? I have some video sequences that were uploaded via Pinball Browser that I have loaded on my machine. I would like to do some others but running out of memory quickly, wanted to try the Pin2dmd to see if I could do some more customizations.
BTW I have a ColorDMD that I was using and the power cable from it is already installed on my machine, will that work with the Pin2dmd evo? I assumed it would, but don't want to try anything that may fry the board. The power hookup that came with the Pin2dmd is for the 12v WPC and I see the 5v says SAM so again, I thought I would ask. thanks again
TheFool

Wow! If you do have full colorization for IM that would be awesome and I’d love to see video of it. I was able to get some dump files from mine onto my laptop but simply haven’t had the time to spend figuring out how to actually colorize them. All the guys that pull off full colorizing on machines impress the hell out of me! I got so far as to make IronMan a different Color on the attract sequence and that’s it.

#128 3 days ago

I was mistaken, I think he was just wanting to know what game I had so he could configure it to the SAM setting. I hooked it up but it doesn't have any colors mapped. I am still working on getting some recordings off it. Then need to learn how to use the editor. Good luck with yours.

#129 1 day ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

Indeed better, although it's hard to judge picture quality from this distance for the animated scenes.
You mention a Python script, would you mind to elaborate? Interested into how you use Python to automate colorization.
Regards

as lucky mentioned, the interpolation mechanism is currently being integrated into the latest version of the editor. The mechanism exploits optical flow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_flow) between key-frames, that are colored by hand. Frames between key-frames are automatically colored by propagating color-information from neighbouring key-frames using the optical-flow vectors. The script uses the optical-flow library of openCV (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCV). I will clean-up the script and then provide a link....
c.

#130 1 day ago

btw, installing Pin2DMD into my spider-man was not straight forward for me. I had originally the red LED-display installed. Stern uses an intermediate resistor board glued to the socket to adjust the signals for their then new led panel (see picture below). I had to remove that small board before hooking up the Pin2DMD.

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#131 12 hours ago
Quoted from J-H-K:

as lucky mentioned, the interpolation mechanism is currently being integrated into the latest version of the editor. The mechanism exploits optical flow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_flow) between key-frames, that are colored by hand. Frames between key-frames are automatically colored by propagating color-information from neighbouring key-frames using the optical-flow vectors. The script uses the optical-flow library of openCV (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCV). I will clean-up the script and then provide a link....
c.

Ah cool, using optical flow is indeed a nice idea (yes I'm familiar with it).

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