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Newcomers DBPro Corner / random movement

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Justice
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Posted: 7th Jan 2015 22:47
Hi,

I have screen dimensions

horizontal. -354 to 1117
vertical. -84 to -700

I want to move smoothly a 3d object randomly around the screen in the dimensions above.

I don't want the object to follow me, just to randomly move around.

Any ideas ?
LBFN
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Posted: 8th Jan 2015 02:03
A couple of suggestions:

You could decide what directions are possible for the object to move. You could then pick a random direction and have it take so many 'steps' checking the boundaries to make sure it stays in. Once it completes the steps (or hits a boundary), you pick a new direction and number of steps.

Another way would be to pick a random X / Z coordinate within the boundaries and have it move there. Once it's there, pick another.

So many games to code.....so little time.
MrValentine
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Posted: 8th Jan 2015 05:03
Quote: "horizontal. -354 to 1117
vertical. -84 to -700"


Correct me if I am too tired to realise, but is the vertical not off screen completely?

Why the negative numbers?

Anyway I wrote some code for you to grasp the range idea, unfortunately RND() only supports '0 to Number' so I subtracted using positive numbers and subtracted the left side from the right and reduced the numbers accordingly...



Justice
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Posted: 8th Jan 2015 16:13
Thankyou for your replys, Ill try your suggestions
MrValentine
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Posted: 9th Jan 2015 05:12
Here you go, for those negative numbers...



I think you get the idea from that...

Justice
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Posted: 11th Jan 2015 22:27
thank you very much.
MrValentine
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Posted: 12th Jan 2015 01:24
Another happy customer

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