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Project cube diary - 6
by, 03-27-2011 at 12:47 PM (402 Views)
A new entry for the first time in 3 weeks. Woohoo.
That is pretty much where the good news end. I realized a major mistake in my logic last week and now I'm sure that I would have to rebuild pretty much the whole logic for it to work. Oh well, the whole project has been stuck with me being bored and not really having any good idea on how to make the visuals work. (I kinda thought I would figure it out when I have to... maybe I will)
You probably want to know what's wrong? Well, as I explained in my last entry, I had problems with all possible outputs being activated so I needed to build a system that checks which outputs need to be activated so it only changes to the right input... yes I know I am also getting a bit confused on what I am talking about... Well basically I just forgot that when I have the moves inverted, the outputs will be the same but the squares have to move to another place. This causes a huge problem. I need to somehow have the system check if it's inverted or not, which basically means that my current system won't work.
I could have the cube working so that you can only turn the sides in one direction but that sound really lame, I want it to work properly.
Also another thing I thought of. Lag. I tried to copypaste some hologram pieces to see how the system could handle all the holograms. I got lag, which wasn't that bad but really annoying. I think I had too many pieces copypasted so there might be no lag if I ever get this done...
So, what I basically said... the project is cancelled for now... or delayed to a date that hasn't been specified. Maybe I'll start from scratch one day.
For now, I really want to concentrate on something else. I felt like I couldn't work on anything when I had this cube in the works. Now I have an excuse not to work on it...
So, maybe you will see this guy below in a level in the future... I call him mr Evil. (The name will change, though)