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Old 11th January 2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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Hi Andi,

I have a few suggetions for AC3D that would make life easyer as a game developer(hobbie).

- Not Only Advanced Light(spot light, directional lights, ect..) but how about MultiTexturing for Light & Shadow maps and other multiTexture effects, this would be awsome. You could have each object save a NumOfTextures variable and just have a list of texture Directorys with a new set of UV cords for each Vertex. This would make it much easyer when doing any UpToDate Project, most games now never have single-texture mapped levels and objects.

- How about Reflection Maps and/or BumpMaps (I know the difucultys in doing this) mainly for Pov-Ray rendering, but not excluding Real Time Game Dev.

- Animation, very usful, would like to see it save as seperate bone files(with key Frames, ect..) with a Directory to it in the main .ac file.

- Object Centers that you could set with the mouse
- Surface level Hiding/locking (very useful!!)
- A Push/Pull/Smooth Tool for Hight Polygon Models(this might not do well since it would probly only work in the 3ds veiw, but it might be doable)
- A Scale Button in the Texture Cordinate Editor

- (just a thought) A Trigger Object with a Location, Name, Data, and Bounding Box and/or Bounding Sphere, wich would be used to trigger a seguence in a game.

Well thats my ideas, they would realy help me!
Any Comments would be nice.

thank you.

an ac3d fan, always

Philip

(I would Just Like to Take the Time To say) AC3D is the best modeller out there, totally worth the money, easy, and fast, I cant wait to see the next updates.
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Old 11th January 2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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one more idea.

if you had a Surface Division Tool similer to a cutting tool(exept it doesnt split the surface), you could divide a surface from one edge to any other edge on the surface. this would be very helpful for adding additional surfaces to areas of a model, without having the having the problem of createing uneaded surfaces and points.

The way ac3d does it now - a single rect becomes four conected rects :?
The way I wish it where - you would use a division tool(up with the extrud, rotate, and moce tools) and then select and divide the surface to the next edge, creating two conected rects(without excess points!)

would help me a lot, and would make modelling faster, and easyer.

thanx

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Old 13th January 2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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how about a particle system?

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Old 13th January 2004, 11:41 AM   #4
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and bones, must have bones, I'm trying to implement some rag doll animation. MUST HAVE BONES!!!

Ok, I'll stop now.

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Old 13th January 2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Bones? Why do you have to have bones? My grandpa didn't have bones. My dad didn't have bones. I don't have bones either. Of coarse we have to roll everywhere we want to go, but that's no big deal.
( Sorry, I'm in one of my stupid moods again )
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