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Offline jtyler125

Ideas for the best way to add an animation
« on: April 17, 2007, 09:05:45 PM »
This is a question for the best way to add an animation, for example have a golfer walk up to the tee box, you type "hit ball" this causes ego to disappear and then the animation takes a swing...and then after that ego reappears.

right now I am using an if said statement

with something like (this is not what I really have but I think you get the idea):

(if (Said 'hit/ball')
(seng gEgo:hide)
(Golfswing:init())
(SetUp gEgo)
)(else
Print('Your not close enough.")

Blah blah blah...

The problem is the golfer swings...and then ego is still hidden.

What am I doing wrong?

Any takers....

The best response would be to paste a part of your own script that works...as a response...also not sure how to apply a method change state...to allow for the clip to stay on the screen for a few sends to play the full animation and then disappear again to put the ego back on the screen to continue on with the game.

Thanks,
JT


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Offline Doan Sephim

Re: Ideas for the best way to add an animation
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 01:04:21 AM »
If I understand correctly, you don't want to make the ego disappear, just to change to a different view (the swinging animation). But just to be clear, instead of (SetUp gEgo), the code that would make the ego reappear would be (send gEgo:show()).

For your purposes, the best thing to do is set up a changeState method:

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(method (changeState mainState)
        = state mainState
        (switch(state)
            (case 0) // since there's no case 1 identified, it won't go to case 2 unless told
            (case 2 = seconds 1 //or however long you want the animation to be
               (send gEgo:view(#)loop(#)cel(0)setCycle(End)) // change ego to animation view
               (ProgramControl) // player will not be able to move or type during animation
            ) // end case 1
            (case 3
               (send gEgo:view(0)loop(#)cel(#)setCycle(Walk)) // change ego back to walking view
               (PlayerControl) // give player back ability to move and type
            ) // end case 2
         ) // end switch(state)
) // end method

That would be the basic code to change the Ego to a different view for some animation, and to get the game to do it is pretty simple...you use the same (if(Said())) thing, only if the player did input 'hit/ball', you do (RoomScript:changeState(2)), which will then run the animation code.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 01:06:39 AM by Doan Sephim »
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Offline jtyler125

Re: Ideas for the best way to add an animation
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 10:11:46 PM »
Ok this is the exact place where you put it...thanks Doan:

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(instance RoomScript of Script
(properties)
     (method (changeState whatevertheanimationnameis)
        = state whatevertheanimationnameis
        (switch(state)
            (case 0) // since there's no case 1 identified, it won't go to case 2 unless told
            (case 2 = seconds 3 //or however long you want the animation to be
               (send gEgo:view(6)loop(0)cel(0)setCycle(End)) // change ego to animation view I chose view 6
               (ProgramControl) // player will not be able to move or type during animation
            ) // end case 1
            (case 3
               (send gEgo:view(0)loop(0)cel(0)setCycle(Walk)) // change ego back to walking view Ego is view 0
               (PlayerControl) // give player back ability to move and type
            ) // end case 2
         ) // end switch(state)
) // end method

   (method (handleEvent pEvent)
  (super:handleEvent(pEvent))

 (if(Said('wave'))//my animation was to make Ego wave when you typed wave
 (RoomScript:changeState(2))
   )
   )
   )

Thanks,
JT
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Offline jtyler125

Re: Ideas for the best way to add an animation
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 06:13:02 PM »
OK doan now I have  a different question...I want to get in a boat in one room and then have the ego still be in the boat in the next room, how do I accomplish that.   It can be cheap and easy and the Ego never has to be a regular walking ego in the room where he is in the boat...so is there a way to init the ego as the new view...I keep getting messed up.

JT
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Offline Doan Sephim

Re: Ideas for the best way to add an animation
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007, 06:43:39 PM »
There are probably a few ways to do this, but here is what I would do:

set up in the main script a variable like:
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gInBoat = 0Then, in the handleEvent method for the room with the boat,
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(if(Said('get/in'))
  Print("OK")
  = gInBoat 1
  (send gEgo:view(8))
)
Then, in all the rooms where you may be in the boat, you can set up in the init(method) code like this:
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(if(gInBoat)
  (send gEgo:init()view(8))
)(else
  (send gEgo:init()view(0))
)
That's pretty barebones, but I think it should work...let me know if you need more help with this.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2007, 06:46:00 PM by Doan Sephim »
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