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qrtda235566
10-19-2008, 01:00 AM
I think there should be a new movement tool. A tool which allows objects to (more easily) move in complicated patterns. Like instead of making an object move up and down or side to side, there should be some kind of tool to make objects move in a rectangle shape and stuff like that. For example:

I want to make a platform move in an eclipse shape above and eclipse shaped fire thingy, so that you have to jump when you get to the end of the eclipse or you fall into electrified "water", or jump on the underside of the platform when it flips to get score bubbles and a prize bubble under the fire thingy.

I know that this is most likely possible in game, but probably real complicated. If anyone knows how to pull this off, can you tell me? I just think this new movement tool would be real helpful.

Dropbear
10-19-2008, 01:03 AM
I don't understand what you mean, diagram maybe?

qrtda235566
10-19-2008, 01:21 AM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/Untitled-2copy.jpg
There you are. Making the platform move in this manner would be be very difficult, you'd probably need a ton of magnetic key switches, however making it flip would only require two magnetic key pairs.

Marino
10-19-2008, 01:22 AM
Linque made something exactly like that.

PM him maybe? :)

Dropbear
10-19-2008, 01:38 AM
Simple, make a turning wheel, attach pistons to make a elliptical orbit, and time the rotation of the platforms so they turn upside down when you want.

Whalio Cappuccino
10-19-2008, 01:45 AM
I agree with you that they should add this tool, I'm just hoping MM makes a ton of free tools DLC :)

12454522412412
10-19-2008, 02:22 AM
they should just add a "track" button... that way you can free-hand a track to have platforms move on...

OverWork
10-19-2008, 03:21 AM
Linque made something exactly like that.

PM him maybe? :)

i always meant to ask him how he did that:confused::confused::confused:

Linque
10-19-2008, 09:45 AM
Here's the PM I sent to Awesomemans:


At 1:41 in the Glass Challenge video, you have a cool moving platform. Can you tell me how to do this?

Check this video, at 01:40 you see how the moving platforms are made:

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Basically what I have behind the wall is a rail made of antimatter (so it floats in the air), and on both sides of the rail are a set of rubber wheels that are bound together by a rubber plate These wheels are a bit closer to each other than the rail, so that they're constantly in contact with the rail on both sides, this way they move along the rail as the wheels turn, even upwards. You can make them be closer to each other than the rail by making the rail a bit thinner in the beginning, then making in thicker.

The platform is attached to two of these wheels by loose bolts, so it can turn whichever way you want.

ClankXIII
10-19-2008, 10:02 AM
Basically what I have behind the wall is a rail made of antimatter (so it floats in the air), and on both sides of the rail are a set of rubber wheels that are bound together by a rubber plate These wheels are a bit closer to each other than the rail, so that they're constantly in contact with the rail on both sides, this way they move along the rail as the wheels turn, even upwards. You can make them be closer to each other than the rail by making the rail a bit thinner in the beginning, then making in thicker.

The platform is attached to two of these wheels by loose bolts, so it can turn whichever way you want.

So it's similar to how rollercoasters move, right?

Linque
10-19-2008, 03:37 PM
Not sure how rollercoasters work. Here's a picture making it easier to understand:


http://linque.pp.fi/LBP/coasterplatform.jpg

RedPanda
10-19-2008, 04:03 PM
It's crazy how that idea went through your head O_O thanks for sharing though :idea:

Velo
10-23-2008, 03:52 AM
That was a really great idea! I like that video, it had some great concepts and use of motors!

Thanks for sharing that! :)

ClankXIII
10-23-2008, 03:56 AM
Not sure how rollercoasters work. Here's a picture making it easier to understand:


http://linque.pp.fi/LBP/coasterplatform.jpg

Yes, that's like roller coasters. :)

qrtda235566
10-24-2008, 08:29 PM
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Hey, guess what I just found. :D.
At the beginning and at 2:15, and basically all throughout the level, you see a lot of moving platforms!