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### Numbers and Letters What do they mean

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:57 am
I have had a hard time understanding where to apply numbers and letters in bzedit (idk if it is suppose to go there) For example http://my.bzflag.org/w/ .
This site shows how to make a sphere but there r 2 many numbers and letters in th instruction.

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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:04 am
You need to have a basic understanding of 3D geometry to create maps. If "radius 10" is confusing as a parameter for creating a sphere, then you're really not ready to be creating maps. I'd suggest going through some tutorials or (better yet), go to your local library and ask for books on learning geometry. They'll usually be a big help.

This isn't something that you're going to readily be able to grasp without understanding the basic fundamentals (usually taught by 9th grade in the U.S. if not much sooner). Maybe try reading http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Geometry.html or http://www.flipcode.com/articles/gprimer1_issue00.shtml.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:37 pm
radius 10: How big it is. like SW kinnda.

check this out Win gave it to me. helps alot.

http://my.bzflag.org/w/Arc
http://my.bzflag.org/w/Sphere

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:44 pm
A more inclusive link is http://my.bzflag.org/w/Category:Map_Making

at the bottom are all of the pages that relate to map making.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:45 pm

Radius: (n.) (ray-dee-us) A straight line distance from the center to the circumference of a circle or sphere.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:42 pm
ducktape wrote:radius 10: How big it is. like SW kinnda.

learner is correct. kinda hard to create a 3d map or system without at least a basic knowledge of 3d geometry.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:53 pm
anomaly wrote:
ducktape wrote:radius 10: How big it is. like SW kinnda.
yes but u can change it to whatever u want. i was using it as a example. not saying it was 10.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:41 pm
I know the math part!!! I dont know where to plug these numbers in such as radius 10- I mean how can I have radius 10 when I dont know how to make the sphere!

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:43 pm
You cannot make a sphere in BZEdit.

You can make a sphere in Wings3D or Blender.

-Tanner

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:51 pm
Here we go:
http://mybzflag.net/?p=23

Gives you an idea of what BZEdit can and cannot do.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:54 pm
A .bzw, if you haven't yet figured out from the wiki, is a plain text file. You can open it up and edit it. When you see the text and numbers and stuff, those are things you can put in your .bzw to define new shapes. You can get a feel for how the .bzw file is formatted by looking at other people's map files, especially ones that weren't made in BZEdit (the ones produced by BZEdit are often rather cryptic).