[Bf-committers] A contribution

Dan Brown bf-committers@blender.org
Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:49:08 +0100

Ok, I've made a simple one for just the metadata. It is at 

The edit panel at the bottom has the new metadata fields. This is to show that 
exporting this file to my engine, it knows that this point is the corner of a 
door, which mesh/material to use, which way it is open and closed, where it 
leads and if it is locked/which key to use. It would be done with normal Blender 
editable string control. I have made 8 slots, but the actual number could be a 
parameter in the config panel. There are a few other Empties in that room, One 
on a lamp, on for a player start position, and one I attach to the camera for a 
look-at point. The startpos and lamp ones would also benefit from having extra 
data attached to them.

I am currently doing a similar thing by having a text file attached with all 
these properies in, but it isn't as easy to use and can't handle things like 
object name changes and means switching away froma 3d view to view/change it.


Dan Brown wrote:
> I will whip up a screenshot mockup to show what I mean. The metadata 
> would be in the form of user-modified text fields attached to Empties 
> that would allow exrta info to be passed on to the game engine itself. 
> Maybe metadata is the wrong word to use?
> Cheers,
> Dan
> Alexander Ewering wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, car wrote:
>>>> The second is a bit more involved. It is to upgrade the Empty system 
>>>> to allow both a few lines of meta data and a few different Empty 
>>>> primitives (point with radius, plane, triangle, quad).
>>> A bit more of an example for these would be cool. Like screen shots
>> Screen shots for metadata? What do you want? A screen full of
>> 0s and 1s? ;-)
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