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Default How can I make the dragon fly - 07-25-2009, 07:57 PM

I am new to Alice; in chapter 3 of the textbook there is a project to make a dragon fly around a blimp. How can I get the dragon to fly? Everything I try looks very unnatural.

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Default 07-25-2009, 09:27 PM

The key is to have the dragon turn to the left as seen by the blimp. To do this, you must Put in a method which has the dragon tun to the left 2 revolutions, then click the dropdown menu at the end of the method and select "asseenby," then select the blimp. The dragon should now fly to complete circles around the blimp. The only additional thing you need to do is have the dragons wings flap to make it look more like he's flying and less like he's gliding.

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Default 07-27-2009, 01:09 AM

Another tip is when trying to make something as realistic as possible, you go one step at a time. For example, if you were trying to make a person walk, you would first make the basic movements of the actual character moving forward without leg and arm movements, then you would add leg and arm movements, but they wouldn't be perfect, but more of a really rough rendering example. Then, you just keep tweaking with the movements bit by bit until they look more nicer and smoother.
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