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Brendon Chung

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  1. Thanks! Yup, ctrl+mmb is currently the way I do this. I wasn't sure if some sort of keybind existed for centering the 3D camera.
  2. Is there a hotkey for focusing the 3D camera on the currently-selected entity? Right now you can bring up the Entity List (J), and then click the entity in the list to focus the camera. I was wondering if there was a hotkey to focus the camera on the currently-selected entity, without having to bring up the Entity List. Thanks!
  3. Sure thing -- I created a new item in the bugtracker and submitted it.
  4. Resolved! It turns out that on the machine that didn't work, "Open Map From Project..." was being used to open the map. This was somehow affecting the .lin and autosave functionality. At any rate, using "Open..." resolves the issue.
  5. No problem. I attached the .lin from the computer that doesn't work. @stgatilov - yes, the folder structure is identical on both machines. Additionally, perhaps related (?) -- on the machine that doesn't work, the autosave functionality also doesn't work. test_combat_tworoom.lin
  6. Yes - same game setup on both machines, and same folder structure.
  7. I have two separate computers, and for some reason the pointfile doesn't load correctly on one of the machines. I looked into the .log file, and I noticed this difference: on the machine that works. Here's what it displays when I intentionally delete the .lin file: Command 'TogglePointfile' failed: Could not open pointfile: D:/games/monstergame/base/maps/test_combat_tworoom.lin on the machine that doesn't work. Here's what it displays when it attempts to load the .lin file: Command 'TogglePointfile' failed: Could not open pointfile: maps/test_combat_tworoom.lin On the computer that works, it prints the full absolute file path. And on the machine that doesn't work, it prints a relative path. I don't know if this has any bearing, but I couldn't find anything else pertinent. The only difference between the two computers is that on the machine that doesn't work, it has a partitioned hard drive. Has anyone experienced a similar issue?
  8. Ok, thanks all! I think I just totally misremembered this feature being in the doom3 engine, my mistake : ) @HMart - yup, r_showTris 2 is what I've been using for verifying visibility stuff. It works well, but becomes a little difficult to visually parse when the level reaches a certain complexity, so I was looking around for possible alternatives.
  9. I'm not sure if I'm misremembering it, but is there a console command to "pause" the engine update of visibility/culling? With the primary purpose of letting you noclip around and see exactly what is being rendered/not rendered when the player is at a given location. I could've sworn I've used this command before, but I just spent the last hour trying to find it to no avail, so maybe I imagined it!
  10. Hi all! I wanted to share some thoughts on DarkRadiant tweaks & features. I’m guessing most of this has already been mentioned before, but I wanted to throw it out here just in case! Thanks. Particle Editor Currently, it’s a bit difficult to judge a particle effect’s size relative to other particle effects, as the camera automatically repositions itself to frame the effect in a close shot. (The ground grid does give a frame of reference, but is only useful for very rough estimates.) I’d love it if there was a way to “lock camera position” while viewing particles. This would allow me to view a series of effects and more easily identify which effects are small, large, etc., as the camera position would be locked in place. Texture Wrapping It would be greatly useful if there was functionality to “wrap” a texture around a brush, as described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBvj-d2AiT0 Ideally, this would help automate a lot of the manual processes involved in texture angling and alignment. Texture Browser For the “Choose Shader” window (S > folder button), I’d love it if there was an option to include thumbnail visual images of each texture next to each texture name. Having it be image-oriented would make it easier to browse textures at a glance. Also, it would be helpful if the texture dimensions were displayed, either on the thumbnail or in the description. Vertex Editor Currently, the editor prevents brushes from becoming concave during vertex editing. It would be helpful if there were an option to temporarily allow concave brushes during vertex editing, as the current convex-only safeguard sometimes makes it difficult to do more complex vertex edits. Also, currently if I drag a vertex on top of another vertex, the the entire brush is immediately destroyed. It would be great if the vertices were instead merged, and automatically collapsed the missing edges/faces. Three-Point Clipping When using the clipping tool to cut along three points, it appears that when I move one of the three points in a given orthographic view, its coordinate in the inactive axis will be reset to zero (i.e. if I move a clipping point in the X-Z view, it will reset to Y=0). This current setup makes it difficult to do certain clipper cuts -- it’d be a big help if the clipper didn’t reset to zero. Entity Inspector Currently, when I have multiple entities selected and open the Entity Inspector window (N), the entity key fields are all empty. It’s a little difficult to view how entities differ, or to apply batch changes (i.e. the workflow is select one entity > decide which single key-value pair you want to change > change it for one entity > select all entities you want the change applied to > reapply the change). It’d be great selecting multiple entities showed a union of all the properties belonging to the entities -- with common values showing the key/value, and with conflicting values showing the pseudo-value of “different”. ReloadCurrentMap When using the in-game editors (i.e. ragdoll editor, light editor), the game saves over the current .map file with the changes made. It would be great it if there was a DarkRadiant keybind to reload the currently-loaded map, to more easily load in the changes made by the in-game editor. Right now I’m manually reloading the map via DarkRadiant’s File menu, but a keystroke shortcut would help streamline this. Editor_usage text It would be nice if the editor_usage help text appeared somewhere in the Entity Inspector (N) window when an entity was selected. Arbitrary Reflection It’d be great if reflection/mirroring was allowed around an arbitrary plane (i.e. if we need a symmetrical detail on a wall that runs at a 45 degree angle). This is currently possible with the existing tools, but it’s a bit tricky, and in the case of more exotic angles, oftentimes forces us to go off-grid. Scripting The scripting interface is very powerful and flexible, and has been hugely valuable. Something that would be great is some way to operate on selected components, i.e. a way to operate on specific faces, edges, or vertices. Currently with SelectionVisitor, we can traverse a component selection with GlobalSelectionSystem.foreachSelectedComponent(). However, the nodes traversed with SelectionVisitor seem to be the brush the component belongs to. Ideally, it’d be great to be able to traverse selected components. Also, there seems to currently not be a way to identify components (i.e. there’s an isBrush()/getBrush() method pair, but not an isFace()/getFace()) -- admittedly, not sure if I’m fully understanding how this system works, so apologies if I’m misunderstanding it!
  11. I'm digging into DarkRadiant's python scripting tools and was wondering if anyone had tips on how to detect which face is selected. Currently I can detect: the brush that is selected the parent (brush) of the selected face But unfortunately I can't seem to figure out how to detect when a specific face is selected. Does anyone have insight on this? Here's my current python script: class FaceAligner(dr.SelectionVisitor): def visit(self, node): if node.isBrush(): brush = node.getBrush() for i in range(0, brush.getNumFaces()): face = brush.getFace(i) # This iterates over *every* face on the brush, including the selected face. # Instead of iterating over every face, I'm looking to iterate only the currently-selected face(s). faceAligner = FaceAligner() GlobalSelectionSystem.foreachSelectedComponent(faceAligner)
  12. Oh cool, I think that'd be useful in some specific cases. Thanks for the tip! I just realized I posted this in the wrong forum category. Sorry about that, my mistake. Is there a way I can have this post moved to TDM Editors Guild, or for this post to be deleted?
  13. I was wondering if there's a special DarkRadiant technique/tool for adjusting a texture orientation by an edge. A level designer I'm working with made a demo video describing this: Basically, right now he is doing some calculator work to angle a texture along an edge -- is there a shortcut of some kind to do this? Thanks!
  14. I feel I'm missing something basic - here's what I'm experiencing: 1. I make a brush. 2. I turn the brush into a trigger_once. 3. When I try to resize my trigger_once, I'm unable to resize it, nor can I select its vertices. Can you explain what you mean by 'select the proper worldspawn' - is there a special way to select brush entities? Here's a short desktop recording of what I'm experiencing. I make a trigger_once and am unable to resize it: http://blendogames.com/dev/dr1.avi
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