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I've demonstrated that I can make cubes float and rotate in empty space, but can I make them stay still and form something that kindof resembles scenary?:


I had the thought earlier that, if I could render texture mapped cubes in 3D, why not make a 3D tile map? And so I did using tile graphics from Blocky Man as texture maps. It's not much, but it's a start, and perhaps it can lead to a simple game of some sort.

One thing I'm still having trouble with is working the camera. As long as it just rotates about the Y-axis, and moves forward and backwards, it's fine. However, when I try to look up or down and move forward, I encounter some rather interesting problems. I'm still learning the math behind it, and I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon enough.
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you are aware of these right?
http://creators.xna.com/Education/Samples.aspx

All of my cameras were adapted from code found in one of those samples. I guess you could puzzle through the math yourself, but I guess I've never really been one to reinvent the wheel.

hurrah for xna!

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you are aware of these right?
http://creators.xna.com/Education/Samples.aspx

All of my cameras were adapted from code found in one of those samples. I guess you could puzzle through the math yourself, but I guess I've never really been one to reinvent the wheel.

hurrah for xna!


Actually, I was not aware of those, I've been using the documentation that came with the XNA 1.0 refresh. The camera tutorial I used only teaches how to rotate around the Y-axis, so that's all I know.

The starter kits also look good, especially the racing game one.



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wow! It's impressive that you got as far as you did then!!
Just about all of the hard mathy stuff in my game is adapted from those samples


Thanks! It was alot of trial and error, but I understand the math alot more than I did before (although still not that much).

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You're going to end up with a blocky equivalent of every generation of Mario/Sonic ;)

Looking good.


That's the plan[lol]. I did imagine that a 3D Blocky Man game would be one of my first 3D projects because, well, it's pretty easy to model everything.

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