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AppGameKit Studio Chat / [SOLVED] ISO : Video or tutorial on how to use the sun commands

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Loktofeit
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Posted: 12th Jan 2022 18:59
Looking to have day and night with sunlight that moves across the sky,
but the sun commands don't seem to have any examples in either AGK2 or AGKS.
Videos, written guides, online tutorials, usage examples... will take whatever you've got.
LynxJSA's web games/quizzes - LynxJSA's Android apps
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"Stick to a single main loop (DO...LOOP) and loop through it every frame.
Do everything inside functions.
Use finite state machines to control your game.
Use lots and lots of source files.

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jd_zoo
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Posted: 13th Jan 2022 02:37
I believe with sun there is only really the color and direction commands. So based on moving it along an arc you could manually create a day/night cycle.

There is a skybox which has also has sun settings, I believe they will provide visual representation of the sun which may be what you are looking for above the shadows from moving it.
https://www.appgamekit.com/documentation/Reference/3D/SetSkyBoxSunVisible.htm
Loktofeit
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Posted: 13th Jan 2022 23:05
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ty, jd, but there's nothing really on that page (or the pages for most related commands), which is why I was looking for videos, written guides, online tutorials, usage examples.
LynxJSA's web games/quizzes - LynxJSA's Android apps
AGK Resource Directory
"Stick to a single main loop (DO...LOOP) and loop through it every frame.
Do everything inside functions.
Use finite state machines to control your game.
Use lots and lots of source files.
Kevin Cross
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Posted: 14th Jan 2022 09:15 Edited at: 14th Jan 2022 09:16
@Loktofeit, I attempted this once and shared an example on Discord. It usese a gradient image, memblocks and a loop to go through that memblock changing the sky/light colour. Setting the speed of the loop will give you shorter or longer days

https://discord.com/channels/436107917037404160/436108318755258369/761939850839982100

If you scroll up in that chat you can see the different attempts as I worked on it. One or two messages after that one I linked to you will see the 3 gradient images it uses

I've uploaded the project here but check out the discord post too where you will see a video of it in action and a bit more detail about it

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Kevin Cross
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Posted: 14th Jan 2022 09:24 Edited at: 14th Jan 2022 09:32
I couldn't see you on Discord with the same name so will share the video here.

One thing I had issue with was shadows at night because I think the light source was underneath at that time of day. I didn't have the experience or knowledge to fix that.

The number at the top left of the video is the hour of the day.

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Virtual Nomad
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Posted: 18th Jan 2022 18:09 Edited at: 18th Jan 2022 18:32

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Lokto
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Posted: 26th Jan 2022 13:47
My apologies for the late reply, and ty so much for the info! It's exactly what I needed.

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