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Actor viewtype query

User is online   MC84 

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I've been experimenting with some actor/enemy sprites in mapster32 and found that the viewangles aren't displaying as I'd assumed they would. According to the wiki (under actions/<viewtype>);

"8 - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 8 art tiles. A new frame is drawn every 45 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite."

So unless I'm thick my understanding is that the correct order of angles to be displayed is as pictured below;

The code I'm using is simply
action ACHUNKERWALKING	0 8 8 1 14


However in game the only angles that display correctly are 1 and 5 (ie front and back of actor). 2 and 8 are swapped, 3 and 7 are swapped, and 4 and 6 are swapped)

When I look at the original sprites, it seems as though the actor is constructed with 5 angles counter-clockwise from the front.

Point I'm getting as is this - is the wiki incorrect? And should I be constructing the actor in this order - 1,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 ?

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User is offline   Reaper_Man 

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I assume that's a typo and should be "counter clockwise", since even viewtype 5 would have the art for tiles (in your example) 8, 7, and 6 flipped to create 2, 3, and 4.
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View PostReaper_Man, on 13 October 2021 - 05:25 PM, said:

I assume that's a typo and should be "counter clockwise", since even viewtype 5 would have the art for tiles (in your example) 8, 7, and 6 flipped to create 2, 3, and 4.


Yeah I'm going to assume that as well. Going forward I'll rename the cameras in blender to correspond with this.
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User is online   jimbob 

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the 8 sided one creates aditional angles by mirroring some iirc, you could use 7 wich uses 7 angles from front to back at about 30 degree angles and mirrors the other side. the pigtank, RPG rocket uses 7 angles, for reference. this results in the maximum amount of angles per actor i think


do keep in mind, you have now set up 8 animation frames, and 8 angles per actor. try it with just 1 animation frame first to see if all angles are displayed correctly

This post has been edited by jimbob: 19 October 2021 - 01:03 AM

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