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Default how can I create or import new models? - 07-17-2011, 10:37 PM

I am thinking of doing a chess game in order to completely learn how to control Alice, but I realized that I need both board and pieces.

Is there some resources page where I can find some models and import them to Alice?

Can you create your 3D models without being an expert designer or something? how?
   
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Default 07-17-2011, 10:49 PM

there is a section of this forums called "share objects" go there, I made a chessboard and chess pieces, all you have to do download the objects and import then into alice


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 07-17-2011, 10:54 PM

Thanks for your fast answer! I just sent you a PM without seeing you already answered me (I saw a topic you created and thought you are the guy )

How can I import them to Alice?
   
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Default 07-18-2011, 03:28 AM

I need some help from an Alice expert

I have both board and pieces of chess (sfunk gave me his models ) I think I won't have much trouble with the code, but I can't figure out a way to get the pieces aligned.

After several tries I came up with moving the pieces 0.142 meters and they nearly get in the center of every square but not mathematically, it has to look perfect.

I'm imagining something like an 8x8 matrix (the chessboard) so I tell a piece to move to square ROWxCOLUMN. Is something like that even possible?

I can select the dark squares and the light squares from the board, but I cannot select one single square.

Any idea is highly appreciated


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Default 07-18-2011, 08:26 AM

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I need some help from an Alice expert

I have both board and pieces of chess (sfunk gave me his models ) I think I won't have much trouble with the code, but I can't figure out a way to get the pieces aligned.

After several tries I came up with moving the pieces 0.142 meters and they nearly get in the center of every square but not mathematically, it has to look perfect.

I'm imagining something like an 8x8 matrix (the chessboard) so I tell a piece to move to square ROWxCOLUMN. Is something like that even possible?
You know the other day I was thinking about how you could make a chess game in Alice. Now see if you use the "move to" method in Alice you will find that it goes the center of whatever you move to. Due to this you may not want to use this since you will not be able to see part of the chess piece. So in other words you may want to use the "move to" method for positioning, since it moves to the center of the given object, but it may not be good for actually moving around your board. Now I have a "work around" for this, but in sfunk's chess board each individual tile is not a sub-part so if you do want to use the "move to"method then you would have to make your own chess board out of individual squares, in fact my idea on how to make a chess game involves separate tiles.The really sad part is, is that sfunk's model of a chessboard was so good.


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Default 07-18-2011, 08:47 AM

What you could do instead is place an object on each tile, and make it invisible. That way, you can use the move to.


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Uploading Images - http://tinypic.com/

File Sharing - http://www.4shared.com/

Textures - http://www.filterforge.com/

Convertible Game-Ripped Models - http://models-resource.com/

Music - http://www.brawlcustommusic.com/gamelist
   
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Default 07-18-2011, 03:17 PM

Thanks for your help, I managed to make my own board with individual squares but the camera options and positioning of the pieces are driving me crazy. I guess my thinking is still in Pascal or C .


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Default 07-18-2011, 07:23 PM

Not sure if this helps, but you could:
-Use a "move to" method.
-Then you could replace the position variable (click the more button on the move to method) with the "right, up, forward" function (found in the world's functions tab)
That basically "nudges" the object that's being moved a little.

This post may help explain it better than I can. Go to post 4. http://www.alice.org/community/showt...ghlight=offset


==============Some of my Games and Ideas===========

Sky Warrior: http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?t=6291
Health Bars: http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36968#post36968
Sky Warrior: Dual Force: http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?t=7174

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Default 07-18-2011, 08:25 PM

Wow, the things that people don't tell me until to late are just awesome.


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Default 07-19-2011, 12:46 PM

If you want to create objects there are some tutorials on that too. Unfortunately the plugins you use might be out of date for the most recent version of blender.
   
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