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Post by ducktape » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:01 am

Hi there,

This is a Really n00by question i know so dont make it worse. I have uploaded a image into the bzflag image uploader thing but how do i get it from the uploaded image onto my map?

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Post by Teppic » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:35 am

material
name example_material
texture filename # set working texture
# - non-interlaced PNG
# - http:// or ftp:// hyperlinks can be used (no spaces)
# - BZFlag default texture names can be used (.png not required)
end


meshbox
("top" | "bottom" | "inside" | "outside" | "startside" | "endside") example_material (or)
matref example_material
end

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Post by ducktape » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:14 am

Do i need the

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 # - non-interlaced PNG 
part?

Where do i put the position part to put where i would like?

So far this is what i have:

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material
name xross_material
C:\Documents and Settings\Zachary\Desktop\image.png
# - non-interlaced PNG
# - http://images.bzflag.org/zrussell/ducktape_image.png
end


meshbox
("top" | "bottom" | "inside" | "outside" | "startside" | "endside") example_material (or)
matref example_material
end
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Post by khazhyk » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:36 am

if # is at the begining of a line, it means that it is commented out, or it isn't included when defining the map. those are just there because teppic is saying bzflag doesn't use interlaced pngs? and that you can use the default textures without the png at the end, and that hyperlinks using http or ftp can be used. aka, no, you don't need them


also the (inside | outside | etc.) part is a choise, you chose one, or just do matref. i.e.:

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material
name meh
texture ftp://hypertexttransferproto.col/my/image.png
end

meshbox
name myuberbox
size infinity to the third
location everywhere
matref  top meh
end
^This would give an infinitly large square occupying everywhere, which my image on the top of it.^

or you can just do matref and the name to have the material on all sides
'inside' is the inside of a hollow arc
'outside' is the outside of an arc
'top' is the top
'bottom' is the bottom
'startside' is something else that i don't know
'endside' is another thing i don't know
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Post by ducktape » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:14 am

Ok um I thought i got it right, but it shows the Meshbox just no image on it.

Here is what i have:

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material
name ducktape_image.png
texture http://images.bzflag.org/zrussell/ducktape_image.png
end

meshbox
name ducktape_image.png
size 10 1 5 
position 0 -10 20 
end
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Post by immunogoblin » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:33 am

I'm not a mapper, but it looks like you left out the "matref" line specifying the material that includes your image...

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Post by macsforme » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:19 am

ducktape wrote:

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meshbox
name ducktape_image.png
size 10 1 5 
position 0 -10 20 
end
Change name to matref.

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Post by F687/s » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:17 pm

Helpful links:

- The BZFlag Wiki
- The Material Page
- The Meshbox Page

These pages will also give you more information on how to do additional cool things, like apply colors to meshboxes, apply a texture to just one side of a meshbox, or alter the texture.

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Post by ducktape » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:44 pm

Ok well i got it to work thanks everyone! But one more thing, How do i have the same image more then once on my map like i tryed to use the same one but i got a Error saying it cannot be duplicated. Do i have to submit the image 4 times if i want it on my map 4 times?
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Post by Joe-Schmoe » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:13 pm

You don't have to submit multiple times...what code did you use? I have never got that error message.
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Post by khazhyk » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:58 pm

you only write the material statement once
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Post by ducktape » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:37 pm

Ok is the material statement this part:

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material
name ducktape_image.png
texture http://images.bzflag.org/zrussell/ducktape_image.png
end 
if so i tried use it only once and it didnt work, Here is what i have:

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material
name ducktape_XrossCTF.png
texture http://images.bzflag.org/zrussell/ducktape_XrossCTF
end

meshbox
matref ducktape_XrossCTF.png
size 5 1 8    
position 0 10 10 
end

meshbox
matref ducktape_XrossCTF.png
size 1 5 8    
position 10 0 10 
end

meshbox
matref ducktape_XrossCTF.png
size 1 5 8    
position -10 0 10 
end

meshbox
matref ducktape_XrossCTF.png
size 5 1 8    
position 0 -10 10 
end
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Post by CUPCAKE » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:50 am

maybe take out the PNG in the name section?
Personally, I always put the "matref" after position and size, too

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Post by ducktape » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:52 am

The .png is need i think atleast it worked when i only wanted one image. And it works with "matref" where it is, I just cant get multiple images.
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Post by Winny » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:35 pm

ducktape wrote:

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material
name ducktape_XrossCTF.png
texture http://images.bzflag.org/zrussell/ducktape_XrossCTF
end

meshbox
matref ducktape_XrossCTF.png
size 5 1 8    
position 0 10 10 
end

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You forgot the .png at the end of the URL.

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Post by CUPCAKE » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:43 pm

Hmm, I recall reading in the wiki that you could leave out the png in the url... I've never really tried it, though.
And the .png is not "need" in the name section

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Post by F687/s » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:45 am

> Hmm, I recall reading in the wiki that you could leave out the png in the url... I've never really tried it, though.
> And the .png is not "need" in the name section


Yes, if you're speaking of a local texture in the client's data library. So...you could make a texture using caution.png this way....

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material
 name explosive
 texture caution
end
...but if you have it at your url, then you need to make it this way...

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material
 name explosice
 texture http://pwnz00r.h4x0r.bz/~r00t/caution.png
end
...with the .png safely intact.

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Post by blast » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:58 am

Keep in mind that a map using local textures for 2.0.x won't work the same in 2.99.x/3.0.x, since the data directory has been reorganized for that version. It is still best to host all images at images.bzflag.org.
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