Afternoon all, hoping someone can help me. Really new to all this and whilst i vaguely understand bits and pieces of lua script im struggling.
I've created a scene where the cursor is a magnifying glass, with the 'Glass' part transparent, and when the cursor enters an object area it 'reveals' a clue using the mouse over action parts. Easy as pie, but then i had the idea of making the magnifying glass a sort of hand held electronic scanner, using the Shader tv effect on the transparent screen. However, you cant use the shader on a cursor (as far as im aware) and even if you could it would affect the whole cursor image rather than just the screen part.
Next idea was to create a nearly transparent object on the scene, apply the shader effect to that and bind its position to the position of the cursor..so that it looks like the scene object is the 'screen' part of the cursor and you can look though it to the scene underneath.
Rooting through the forums i found this thread (Character's Shadow
) which nearly does the same thing, but it binds character to character (i think).
Anyone got any ideas?