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movement animation proposal

Feb 23, 1999, 6:13pm
Well, you could approach this from another direction, when is the EXTRA H=
uge cell limit coming? :o)

[View Quote] > Currently, to do a movement animation of the same object one has to hav=
e multiple copies of the object in different positions coupled with compl=
icated astart/adone, visible, and solid (if you want more realism) comman=
ds. Not only does this fill up a cell against the dreaded cell data limit=
, it also unnecessarily bogs down the frame rate with more polygons from =
all the duplicated objects.
>
> Why not have a way for AW to remember where the object is to go instead=
? Have one (1) object and the "movement path". To do this, one way would =
be to move the object for each "step" (frame) of the movement animation a=
nd have a way of recording that step/frame. Each step/frame position woul=
d be added to, say, the object's action field in the first step/frame. A =
new movement animation command would probably need to be created (perhaps=
called "move"). Positions could be recorded relative to the start positi=
on, with "a" (altitude), negative (-) numbers designating left/backwards/=
down, and "r" (rotation). So if I wanted to make a simple rotate animatio=
n, the step movements could be something like "create move me 24r" (never=
did like how that lame "me" is necessary; the current object should be a=
ssumed by default) would rotate the object 24 rotations (r) whereas "crea=
te move me 24" would move the object 24 movements (half-meters), or 12m. =
Repetition would be default; stopping the animation
> could be done with a "stop" argument or something.
>
> OK, well, this system needs more thought but hopefully you get the idea=
=2E However AW records the steps/frames, it would be a lot easier to just=
move the object to each step/frame and hit a record/remember button, sim=
ilar to how a macro recorder works.

movement animation proposal

Feb 23, 1999, 6:24pm
Of course you could always try using Bots as moving "objects", but it see=
ms that in AW they have already done that. :o(
(Why are people always one step ahead of me?)

But I agree that a "move" command would be very useful. :o)

Charters
Charters World (aurac)


[View Quote] > Well, you could approach this from another direction, when is the EXTRA=
Huge cell limit coming? :o)
>
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