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Default ideas for tutorials? - 06-25-2011, 11:41 PM

for now I have a few more tutorial ideas, but if you have any suggestions for something you think may be helpful for many users in the future, go ahead and suggest it here haha


If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link:

http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778

There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out

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Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there..

http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:21 AM

Uses of:

-Variables

-Parameters

-Functions

-Seldom Used Properties

-Dummy objects

-Poses

How to:

-Ask a user for a number/ yes or no/ word

-Convert a number to a string

-Implement basic collision detection

-Texture a model (I'd love that one)

-Implement basic jython code (Arty could help there, maybe)
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:27 AM

the collision, and poses were going to be my next few tutorials actually, since I have been pretty much been doing a walk through of how to create a FPS (which in terms practically uses everything alice has to offer) and I was really thinking about doing a texturing tutorial, but I want to get better at doing it before I actually show how to do (just in case I screw up and people get confused)


If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link:

http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778

There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out

Or..

Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there..

http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:29 AM

I've heard at least three people ask for one on variables and parameters. It'd be hard to cover all their functions in one setting, though, so you'd probably want to break them into subcategories.
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:33 AM

yeah, I already created alice worlds that explain how to use some of the variables (I think I have them on the list) but im going to make a video so I can try to explain them more in depth.


If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link:

http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778

There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out

Or..

Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there..

http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:35 AM

Good to hear it.

Maybe there should also be one to explain what to do in the event of an error and how to avoid common world stoppers. That'd save a lot of college students a lot of hassle.
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:38 AM

I will work on the error tutorial either tonight or tomorrow since that is a really good idea, but before I do the common world stopper, I would like to create a list of all the known problems (get all the brains on this forum so we can get a good amount of them) so I don't make a wasteful tutorial about a few problems that some people may never get


If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link:

http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778

There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out

Or..

Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there..

http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 12:55 AM

I could list the ones I know, for now:

-Setting the extrusion property of a 3d text object to zero causes the world to lose the ability to load properly

-Working with the Magician object or Ninja object at all causes object deformity and world stop

-Deleting a referenced object, removing its references, then leaving those references unchanged from <None> causes world stoppage

-Referencing any null property (e.g. the length of the first object in an empty list) = world stop

-Divide by zero or try to solve any other irrational equation = world stop

-Load too many objects or an object too complex for Alice to handle = DirectDraw error

-Deleting an object then undoing and redoing the deletion sometimes results in a phantom object which appears normal and can be manipulated, but doesn't appear on the item tree. if this occurs, immediately close Alice and continue form you last backup, as Alice will no longer save.

-Certain poorly constructed models can trigger a red-screen-of-death for Alice, meaning work cannot be saved. This is rare, however.

-Running processor intensive background applications slows Alice down and can crash it.

-Alice has a very serious memory leak, meaning the longer it runs, the more power it takes to continue running. Restarting the program every half hour or so is recommended, as is saving every fifteen minutes.

-Some copies/updates of Alice cannot handle sound and will stop upon the scheduled playing of one.

-Some copies of Alice will load the startup splash, then immediately close. Simply double click the Startup icon again to open Alice if this occurs.

-Sometimes, Alice will freeze at the startup splash. If this happens, end the Alice.exe process in Task Manager

And that's all for now.
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 01:00 AM

WOW, I havent even experienced half of those problems, I will make a video listing all of those off, and put the link to this thread so people can also read it if they want.


If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link:

http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778

There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out

Or..

Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there..

http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
   
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Default 06-26-2011, 01:08 AM

Alright. Some of them may be fixed with the updates, though since details aren't listed with each update, we have no way of knowing other than trial and error (I know that list functions have been almost entirely fixed since the earlier versions of Alice, meaning SB can't be played in an old copy of Alice)

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