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Sean88
08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Hi everyone....I finally bought karting 2 days ago. Spending my time cresating in both lbp2 and lbpk. Both are cool.

Anyhow.... as i'm quite new to lbpk, i was wondering if its possible to create my own custom kart in a level.
I have made 2 that that are really jnust flat blocks of material (wood) with a cockpit on them and then a kart transformer on the spawn gate.
But... i was wondering if its possible to make my kart, then attack wheels or lights to it.
I have noticed that there is a tab labelled KARTS, but i cant seem to use the kart there.

Thankyou for the help

atheistsw
08-15-2013, 03:04 PM
Of course! You can make ANY object you create in the studio a kart by attaching the kart chassis and (optional) cockpit to them. Have a look at a level I recently published as a test called Ignition Testing. I have created 8 separate karts inspired by the vehicle classes of Motorstorm. You can drive them all! :) You will need to place a Kart Transformer gadget on the spawnpoint then you'll be able to select any objects you have saved that have a kart chassis attached to them.

https://karting.lbp.me/v/k33w

Note: Best to choose 'play online' as this will allow you to drive different vehicles each go. For some reason choosing 'play on my own' keeps putting you in the Monster Truck each time around... :(

Hope this helps (and inspires!) :)

Sean88
08-16-2013, 11:36 AM
Thanks a million for the reply. After messing about with it for six hours last night (I got no sleep lol), I fiinally got to grips with it... BUT....
I'm still wondering how to make an actual Kart.
I'll explain.
I want to be able to make a kart, which i mstered, but can I attach wheels to it that spin (like a normal kart, so even though its been moved via the chassis, it seems to roll by the attached wheels on the side (do they spin around?). Alkso...What is the KARTS menu for karts encountered in story mode....can these be used in create...I cant seem tlo select them?? (or are they selectable via the transform logic on spawn point)

atheistsw
08-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Hi, if you want your kart wheels to rotate you need to attach rotate motors to the wheels. First of all you need to group your front wheels together, separate from the body. Then you attach the rotate motor to the centre of the wheel and play with the settings until you are happy with how it looks. It can be a pain getting it centred, just persevere and move the motor up/down and side to side until it is more or less central. Once you have the front wheels going, clone them and move them into position for the back wheels as well. You now have a four wheeled vehicle with rotating wheels!

Group the two sets of wheels with your body et voila, the kart is complete! If you only want the wheels to rotate while the kart is moving (advisable!) then attach the a speed sensor to the kart body and attach the output to the two inputs of the rotate motors. ;)

As for the KARTS menu, that's just where you can choose the pre-made kart that everyone will be driving in unison if you are too lazy to make custom karts for your level.

Sean88
08-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the help hys