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Program Announcements / [DBPro] Billboard Plugin

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MadBit
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2011 17:56 Edited at: 7th Feb 2012 09:22
Hi, here is a new plugin from me. This allows you to easily use billboards. I hope that one or the other can use it.

File: billboard-plugin_20111003_madbit.zip (Uploading)

Here the Commands.


Here an examplecode:


Have fun with this.

Hope this is nearly bug free.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 00:46 Edited at: 4th Oct 2011 00:49
Thx for this!

having trouble with megaupload,although the download button works ---?

also, some screenies of the plugin in action?

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 02:24 Edited at: 4th Oct 2011 02:32
you can use the forum download, too.

here are some screenies





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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 02:48
These situations can be easily handled by standard commands, but can you show something that is already rotated on possibly all 3 axis, AND is following the camera position correctly? ...a laser attack for example.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 07:15
Well done. I have tested your dll so far no bugs.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 14:22
Quote: "These situations can be easily handled by standard commands, but can you show something that is already rotated on possibly all 3 axis, AND is following the camera position correctly? ...a laser attack for example."


hmm, sorry, i don't know what you exactly mean. The Above Example you can fly through the explosions and they face the camera all the time.
In the tree-example, the billboards are locked on the x-axis and can only rotate over the Y-axis to the camera.
You can look at my little game AstroRain. That use these Billboard-Functions. The Plasmaballs und Explosions are Billboards.
I hope this information help you.

Quote: "Well done. I have tested your dll so far no bugs.
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thanks for testing it.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 14:58
I mean something that is not the complete equivalent of POINT OBJECT.

When a plain is already bent over, and it follows the camera only on it's LOCAL y axis.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 15:57
Ahh, ok, yes. You can lock a Billboard on the X-Axis than the Billboard can only follow the Camera over the Y-Axis. By locking the Axis you can define an Angle to lock.

Example:
LOCK BILLBOARD AXIS X 1, 45.0

This will lock the billboard, with the ObjID = 1,at the X-Axis on 45°. Now the billboard follow the camera only over the Y-Axis and the X-Axis is allways 45° and the Z-Axis is that what you give by ROTATE BILLBOARD ObjID, Angle#. All Rotation's are over the LOCAL-Axis.

I hope this answer is satisfactory.


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