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Unhappy adding text - 11-24-2008, 08:43 PM

how can i add ordinary (not 3-D) text to my alice world? i know it can be done as i've seen it in tutorials
   
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Default "Plain" Text - 11-26-2008, 06:44 PM

I'm not sure what tutorials you are referring to, but the most common method for titles, etc. is to use billboards. If you use .png format and a transparent background, only the text will show. However, it gets a bit difficult (not really hard, but annoying) to modify text, fonts, etc. during program execution.

For the latter case, I like just using a 3D text object with the extrusion parameter set to zero. This gives you a "normal" looking text but with all the built-in object methods available in Alice. If you want the text to appear on an object, you can just make that object the vehicle for the text, for example.
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Default Say function - 11-26-2008, 08:18 PM

The thing they refer to in the tuorial would be the "say" function. It's a simple method that holds so much in a good game.


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