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Keatonian



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3rd January, 2004 at 21:02:01 -

I need to make some lightning for a game AS A WEAPON (it needs to be able to collide)
I have a lightning bomb which shoots lightning randomly outward.
I have found a method to do this.

You make it shoot a tracer which drops objects that have OR transparancy so
that they connect like lightning. When their animation is over, they die.
This works BEAUTIFULLY, except it uses too many objects.
(My game is a major object hog.)

Please give me a method to do this with programming not picture.

(PS=
(Please no Advanced Math)
(Needs collision abilitys)
(Needs to launch in ANY DIRECTION)(Out of 32)


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3rd January, 2004 at 23:21:43 -

You could just increase the size of the objects, thus reducing the number of objects needed to pull off the effect. If you're using MMF, you could also just increase the maximum object count to 10,000. If you've already tried both of those things, then I really don't know what to tell you...

 
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Keatonian



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3rd January, 2004 at 23:26:52 -

1: That might not help much, I'll think about it.

2: I use TGF

 
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4th January, 2004 at 01:30:30 -

Hmm... well, to be honest, trying to pull off complex effects like that in TGF probably isn't going to work out for you since you're limited to something like 260 objects. I don't want this to sound like an advertisement or anything, but you might want to consider upgrading.

 
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4th January, 2004 at 01:45:51 -

This has been a paid presentation from Kirby Smith

PS : Only amateurs with no imagination can't use TGF for complex effects...

 
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4th January, 2004 at 02:06:55 -

LOL. I suppose Ashman is right, actually. I'm sure it's possible somehow -- I just can't think of any way to do it.

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4th January, 2004 at 02:16:01 -

ok i have made a perfect lightning engine thing i will upload it now (it uses less than 7 objects)

 
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4th January, 2004 at 08:20:26 -

I use TGF for Complex effects all the time.
Its a little harder but still easy.
(I love OR transparancy)

I would get MMF if it was cheap.

 
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4th January, 2004 at 08:24:15 -

Paid Presentation?

I THOUGHT YOU WERE ON OUR SIDE!
(sob sob)

Just kidding! Good luck on making money advertising
MMF for Clickteam!

lol

 
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4th January, 2004 at 08:32:31 -

Make sure the lightening effect generates 1.21 jiggawatts of electricity otherwise it's a phoney!

 
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4th January, 2004 at 08:48:51 -

Remember Ashman. Click games use visual effects to
simulate experiences, not create them. The electricity
required is only that to project the image.

 
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4th January, 2004 at 08:56:34 -

Ok, here's my 5.7 Terrrawatt lightning maker thing:
http://mogg.m-watts.co.uk/Aali/Apps/lightning.zip

 
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Keatonian



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4th January, 2004 at 08:59:49 -

Cool, It would be best if you could shoot it in 32 directions though.
Oh well.

PS: Thx Kirby Smith, but I might use this instead.

 
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Stephen [NeonairGames]

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4th January, 2004 at 09:12:40 -

fastloop could create an effect like this.

 
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Keatonian



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4th January, 2004 at 09:14:13 -

Neonair, that uses fastloop and I use fastloop.

 
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4th January, 2004 at 09:26:27 -

You can make it shoot in 32 directions (or more) but I just kept it simple. I'll make it with more directions if you want.

 
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4th January, 2004 at 09:32:19 -

I could deal without it. I know what I will do.

 
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Stephen [NeonairGames]

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4th January, 2004 at 20:29:39 -

I've made a lightning tutorial.
It has 4 different lightning effects.

http://www.clickteam.com/CTforum/showflat.php3?Cat=&Board=fac&Number=222433

-from above
-lightning attack
-lightning current
-electrocution


 
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4th January, 2004 at 21:08:23 -

Have you tried "Destroy objects if far away from playfield" or something with that name?
Also, I'm not sure if this works, but it would be interesting to see if just having objects in different levels that would be created in a different frame would take care of this object problem.

 
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8th January, 2004 at 07:43:38 -

Keatonian wins Ashmans 'TAKE THINGS TOO LITERALLY' award, along with the 'WATCH THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY ALREADY' award.

 
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