Is it possible to make animated loading screens like ones seen in Mass Effect 2? Reason I am asking is I'm trying to create videos of transitions between the planet and am wondering if I could put it in place of a loading screen.
Videos/cut scenes, I would say no, but Mustafar has one I think so who knows, it would have to be tried. I don't know what the Mustafar cut scene looks like, I remember the newbie tutorial one with Han Solo and Chewie but that's it.
I know the current loading screens are pretty much impossible to animate, and even if you managed to do it, it wouldn't work.
Anyways, you can't replace the loading screen, if possible you could put a cut scene before the loading screen, make the loading screen invisible etc, but not remove it.
If you have 3D experience and render capabilities in terms of hardware like myself, then cinematics are no problem at all. File size is the only down side.
As for animated loading screens, as far as I can tell even recoding the UI would only allow for the most basic of animation if you can even call it that. Certainly nothing to the degree you're looking for.
I'm no expert on UI though, but these are my thoughts at a first glance.
@Kayliaah & Tonberry - Pre-CU can't handle .bik files.