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Newcomers DBPro Corner / Controlling a 3D Spaceship with mouse

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Kafoolwho
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Posted: 9th Nov 2013 13:01
Hi everyone. I recently started using DBPro free version, and I am having a bit of a problem with a small program I am writing.

I have been trying to get this to work for at least 2 weeks now, but the results are just BAD.

I have a 3d model flying over a terrain with a camera following it. What I want to do is be able to control the ship's flight with the mouse, I.E. Move the mouse up, it climbs, move mouse left, it banks left etc. Also, the further the mouse is moved the higher the rotation.

Also, I want the camera to always stay directly behind the ship, adopting the exact same angles on all axes as the model.

This is driving me totally insane! Please, any help will be very much appreciated.
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 9th Nov 2013 23:23 Edited at: 12th Nov 2013 17:33
For the pitch control, you'll want to use MOUSEMOVEX/Y/Z in conjunction with PITCH OBJECT UP/DOWN, TURN OBJECT and/or ROLL OBJECT

For camera placement centered behind your object try using SET CAMERA TO FOLLOW or something manual like:



D.D.
Kafoolwho
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Posted: 11th Nov 2013 12:19
Thank you very much, Derek Darkly.

The camera code you provided definitely did the trick for the camera following the ship.

I still don't have the ship movement working correctly, but I'll experiment some more.
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 12th Nov 2013 17:35 Edited at: 12th Nov 2013 17:35
Glad I could be of help.

I corrected my code by replacing the "MOVE CAMERA UP" which is not actually a command but something I imagined. LoL

D.D.

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