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Sonic5411
01-06-2009, 10:07 PM
Okay, so I thought that it would be cool if they gave us a mirror material. And if you have your PlayStation Eye plugged in, and you walk by the material, you would see the reflection of you (or obviously whatever is in the view of the camera). Or if you don't have a PlayStation Eye, it would just reflect the background of whatever one you are using at the moment.

What do you think? :confused:

Trap_T
01-06-2009, 10:32 PM
incorporating the ps eye like that seems somewhat pointless...
it'd be better if the mirror reflected like a real mirror, so depending on the angle your sackboy is with the mirror you'd see something different.

if that's how it would work it'd be a tonne more useful ^^

RockSauron
01-06-2009, 10:33 PM
That seems like an awful lot of programming that ultimatally would be completely useless in actually making levels o_0.

Whalio Cappuccino
01-06-2009, 10:37 PM
That seems like an awful lot of programming that ultimatally would be completely useless in actually making levels o_0.

Are you kidding?! A mirror material would be awesome for making levels... I can imagine people creating mirror rooms, and even puzzles that have you use mirrors. T

Bottom line : The PSEye thing sounds dumb, but a material like this would be awesome.

Trap_T
01-06-2009, 10:37 PM
well it isn't something Id ask for over bug fixes.. but I'm sure it'd still have it's uses. like seeing farther than the screen.

maybe if a laser and laser switch was added with it O:! the laser would reflect off the mirror and stop at anything else! O: makes for great puzzles!

ClankXIII
01-06-2009, 10:38 PM
maybe if a laser and laser switch was added with it O:! the laser would reflect off the mirror and stop at anything else! O: makes for great puzzles!

Except the laser doesn't actually do anything. >_>

RockSauron
01-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Are you kidding?! A mirror material would be awesome for making levels... I can imagine people creating mirror rooms, and even puzzles that have you use mirrors. T

Bottom line : The PSEye thing sounds dumb, but a material like this would be awesome.

I meant the PSEye thing would be useless. That would be completely useless in an actual level, and would be super hard to program probably.

The mirror thing that reflects in game would be cool, though.

dorien
01-06-2009, 10:43 PM
A mirror material would be good
Then we could all be 2 faced ;)

Would be good for puzzles like Whhhhhaaaaaaaaalllllllllleeeeeeeeeeee said

Whalio Cappuccino
01-06-2009, 10:48 PM
I meant the PSEye thing would be useless. That would be completely useless in an actual level, and would be super hard to program probably.

The mirror thing that reflects in game would be cool, though.

Oh... I... See... :blush:

ClankXIII
01-06-2009, 10:55 PM
The puzzle thing would not work. What can you really see? It's not like you can change the camera to view yourself in the side of a 'mirror block' or something. The three dimensions of this game are extremely limited. All the player would be able to see is the "reflection of the background". If there was a mirror material, there wouldn't be any way to use it for puzzles. It would just be for asthetic purposes.

Trap_T
01-06-2009, 10:56 PM
Except the laser doesn't actually do anything. >_>

You'd have to reflect it into the laser switch, then the switch would activate, and do whatever you have it hooked up to!

If they ever do get mirror material, I demand lasers and laser switches!


The puzzle thing would not work. What can you really see? It's not like you can change the camera to view yourself in the side of a 'mirror block' or something. The three dimensions of this game are extremely limited. All the player would be able to see is the "reflection of the background". If there was a mirror material, there wouldn't be any way to use it for puzzles. It would just be for asthetic purposes.

You can see objects that are of the opposite angle at which you view the mirror... if the mirror is at 45 degrees and you are walking along the floor to it, you would see the ceiling..

how would puzzles not work?

and you can rotate the camera enough to see the sides of objects

Sonic5411
01-06-2009, 10:57 PM
it would also be good for seeing the back of your sackboy when making costumes

Sgt_KILLA
01-08-2009, 11:31 PM
it would also be good for seeing the back of your sackboy when making costumes

I agree 100%

ClankXIII
01-09-2009, 01:21 AM
You'd have to reflect it into the laser switch, then the switch would activate, and do whatever you have it hooked up to!

Allow me to repeat.

Lasers don't do anything!


You can see objects that are of the opposite angle at which you view the mirror... if the mirror is at 45 degrees and you are walking along the floor to it, you would see the ceiling..

how would puzzles not work?

Sweet halibut, dude. You cannot rotate anything in the z axis! Do you even own this game? You can't do that!

Trap_T
01-09-2009, 01:31 AM
Allow me to repeat.

Lasers don't do anything!

Sweet halibut, dude. You cannot rotate anything in the z axis! Do you even own this game? You can't do that!

How would you know what lasers do? I'm saying they would make a special switch for the lasers that would detect if one was hitting it and then activate.

AND

I never said anything about the z axis.. can't you rotate an object 360 degrees?

Like aup! There's my square! -> [_]
Aup! Now I've rotated it! 45 degrees! woo! -> <>

Tomoso
01-09-2009, 10:24 AM
The Z axis means rotating it towards or away from the screen which is immposible in LBP... at least I think ;P

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