[Bf-committers] Learning Blender Code?
blueprintrandom1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 17:58:53 CEST 2014
I have a task, that would "unlock" the true power of of the bge Logic
nodes, allow "sensor input" in a property node.
Ray--------and-------property target =Ray hitObject
Message----and-----property message =message Bodies:
Basically a dropdown to select any sensor in a object, and then any
Also, adding the data type gameObjectKey and allowing them to be sent with
messages would be nice.
On Jul 2, 2014 8:50 AM, "Howard Trickey" <howard.trickey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some introductory FAQ material is here:
> As it says there, reading all of the docs on
> is useful, though hard-going and somewhat out of date.
> It's probably best to start on just a small area of the code and not worry
> about the rest.
> Follow through what happens when you execute some command in an area that
> you are interested in.
> Do what you are trying to do: fix a small problem or make a small feature
> change in that command.
> Probably doing a NURBS task isn't the best idea to start, since there is a
> summer student right now working on revamping NURBS, and anyway that code
> is fairly old and somewhat removed from the modern part of Blender.
> - Howard
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 11:07 AM, John Alway <jalway at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've been working to understand Blender code so that I can try my hand at
> > fixing some bugs and adding some features as needed. However, I'm
> > the learning curve to be quite steep. C and C++ code per se are no
> > problem for me, but it's hard to determine what the code is doing,
> > there are many abstract concepts that have been implemented.
> > I was trying my hand at Issue T39656, just to see what it would take:
> > https://developer.blender.org/T39656
> > And, to help me along, I've been using the Visual Studio debugger and
> > read many things out of the wiki, including this overview:
> > http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Source/Architecture/Overview
> > However, at the end of the day, this is proving to be pretty heavy going.
> > So, I'm wondering how others have learned the code, or is it just a
> > of putting in lots of time?
> > I do know OpenGL and I have studied many graphical concepts, and I've
> > a lot of matrix math for rotating and translating objects, etc. But,
> > sure there is much to more learn, anyway. There always is!
> > Anyway, I'm just looking for pointers and any kind of help on this.
> > Thanks for any feedback!
> > ...Regards,
> > John
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