Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Getting the movement of your elevators is painfully difficult if you follow any of the online tutorials, and it's needlessly complex. The Crysis FlowGraph will let you make a two way elevator without needing to bind anything outside of the game controls. It's simple and works great.
Step One: Create the BasicEntity from the Physics folder in the Entity menu. This will be blank inside your map until you assign it your chosen model (under entity proerties when the BasicEntity is selected). Once your model is assigned, orient and position your model to where it should be in one of its positions.
Step Two: Make the entity usable under the entity properties (just below where you assigned the model). This allows Crysis to use the entity directly, with interactions based off the entity and not input commands.
Step Three:Scroll down the properties to the FlowGraph section, create a new flowgraph (or modify your existing) as follows.
With your elevator selected in the world, right click and "add selected entity", which should create a node for your BasicEntity.
"Right click, add node, MoveEntityTo" this will give you the movement node. Input the current co-ordinates for the entity (NOT where it is moving to!), set your speed and your ease distance and finally, link the Start to the "Use" of the first node.
Create another MoveEntityTo node, and enter the destination coordinates, set the same speed and ease distance and then also connect the start of this to the "Use. This means when the use key (which is F by the way) is pressed on the elevator, it will move to whichever position it is not at, and stay there until it Used again, where it will then return to its starting position.
Friday, May 14, 2010
German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked the green carpet in London at A Bid to Save the Earth with Miranda Kerr. A fund raiser where proceeds from the celebrity auction benefits environmental charities. The 27-year-old supermodel supported the joint venture between the automobile branch, electricity distributors, battery producers, research institutions and four leading environmental organizations to raise awareness and funds for the new initiative aimed to bring 1 million electric vehicles on Germany's roads by the year 2020.
"We need to fulfill the requirement of the protection of our planet. In 40 years' time, urban transport should be able to virtually do without fossil fuels", Merkel predicted. Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council and The Central Park Conservancy claimed that electric cars are especially important for environment protection. "The world does not sleep," she added.
Merkel met with top executives of the country's major carmakers on Monday culminating with the inaugural Christies’ Green Auction on April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The carbon neutral electric car summit in Berlin had both live and online components, featuring 147 professionals focusing on the technology of full electric vehicles, world-renowned works of art, exotic travel packages and unique celebrity experiences.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Miranda Kerr and Angela Merkel, two prominent and powerful women in their own distinctive fields. I selected these two as their respective power is far more evident and thus able to be explored in a greater detail. The finding the formative expression of their individual power is going to be key to this experiment, and a design based around understanding is far more preferable than one based around speculation.