The original dolls, a series of simple, static images, could be moved about and layered on top of one another to look as if the doll image was wearing the clothing. Using computer graphics had the advantage over traditional paper dolls in allowing multiple layers to move in kiss my math pdf, including visually separate pieces, giving an illusion of depth not possible with physical paper. 16 colours to display the doll. VGA cards and 256 or multiple 16 colour palettes.
By the late 1990s KiSS had spread from the Japanese BBS communities internationally via the Internet with artists creating “dolls”, programmers creating support tools, and fans appearing worldwide. Note that although KiSS sets are often referred to generically as ‘dolls’ they are not confined to dress-up — in fact they can be anything and there are “build-your-own” faces, wedding cakes, dollhouses, battleships, as well as puzzles, games and much more. A KiSS set consists of many files of a number of different formats. CKiSS specification cels do not.
A KCF also can control background colour and contain multiple palettes that can be swapped for lighting and colour change effects. GS2 share a common 32 byte binary header record identifying the size, type and format of KiSS data they contain. A configuration file is also required to control field size, layering, cel position, use of palettes, and interaction and animation events. WAV files for sound clips may be used, and generally some form of text documentation is included by the artist. KiSS sets are allowed to acquire resources from other KiSS sets by a process called ‘Expansion’. This allows new versions of a doll without incorporating the original cells into the new set, meaning that earlier versions did not have to be replaced, and different artists could add to the doll without confusion as to who the original artist was. This dates from some of the earliest viewers, but the details of loading an expansion set remain somewhat viewer dependent.
A number of features have been added to KiSS but never formally incorporated into the main KiSS format. For compatibility and to hide them from viewers that don’t support them they are disguised as comments in the configuration file. It was introduced in Japan to allow animation and greater interactivity in KiSS. It was the first extension, and intended only for testing but it proved so popular that it became entrenched as is. FKiSS although it is now standard in all viewers. FKiSS2′ was first implemented by a group of international programmers creating viewers for alternate platforms.
It adds collision detection, relative movement and some simple condition tests. This Level of FKiSS is supported by all but the very oldest viewers. This was the last Level supported in Japan. FKiSS3′ added variables, math and flow control, making it more nearly a full scripting language. FKiSS4′ simplifies and extends FKiSS capabilities, particularly with support for user groupings, but there are so far few viewers that support it. These are additions to the cell definitions to control start up properties. These are comment added to the configuration to suggest to the viewer program how best to automatically display the set.