let NPC walk off the scene [solved]

  • #1, by esmeraldaSaturday, 31. March 2018, 19:35 2 years ago
    This might be a silly question. I want to let an NPC walk off the scene. But I have no foreground object to hide him behind. (that's how I normaly do it)

    The only options I could think of:
    - let him walk near the border and then hide him (doesn't look good, because he disappears in full view)

    - extend the background so I can extend the wayborders beyond the visible area. But how do I prevent the scene from scrolling further than to this point? (scene is larger than the resolution, so scrolling is needed)

    Or is there another way I just don't see? Any help is appreciated (I don't want to do the backgraound again from scratch to fit in an object to hide the character...)!

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  • #2, by esmeraldaSaturday, 31. March 2018, 19:49 2 years ago
    Oh, I'm so stupid! Just ignore the question.
    That's what"set horizontal scroll area" is for!

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  • #3, by afrlmeSunday, 01. April 2018, 00:36 2 years ago
    You can draw way system borders outside of the scene background. No need to force scroll areas. If you have a middle mouse button you can drag the viewport around which will let you access outside of the scene background area on all 4 sides. That's how I allow characters to walk off or into scenes from the outside.

    https://i.gyazo.com/e05c5965397e0c5c1af21f325cb36175.jpg

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  • #4, by esmeraldaSunday, 01. April 2018, 13:51 2 years ago
    Strange. I tried this first, but when I reached the side of the background by dragging a point of the wayborder, the engine stopped reacting to any input, so I had to close the program. But I tried this on my laptop without mouse - so no middle mouse button. Will try again with a mouse.
    Thank you.

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  • #5, by afrlmeSunday, 01. April 2018, 14:09 2 years ago
    Strange. I tried this first, but when I reached the side of the background by dragging a point of the wayborder, the engine stopped reacting to any input, so I had to close the program. But I tried this on my laptop without mouse - so no middle mouse button. Will try again with a mouse.
    Thank you.
    Yeah, would be really helpful if Simon could add a hand button option to the toolbar or added a keyboard option, like spacebar in adobe photoshop to switch to the hand tool while mouse is hovering over the viewport.

    I know not everyone has access to middle mouse button. Back when I was using my laptop I ended up changing the bindings on my touchpad mouse buttons so that right button was middle mouse & 2 finger tap on touchpad was right click. Bit of a crude workaround, but it did the trick at the time.

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  • #6, by sebastianMonday, 02. April 2018, 02:19 2 years ago
    oh, learned something new today smile Did never noticed that the middle mouse button is able to drag the scene around. Maybe because I now use a mouse with a "real scrollbutton" instead of the apple magic mouse.

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  • #7, by afrlmeMonday, 02. April 2018, 13:16 2 years ago
    oh, learned something new today smile Did never noticed that the middle mouse button is able to drag the scene around. Maybe because I now use a mouse with a "real scrollbutton" instead of the apple magic mouse.
    If you hold ctrl/cmd then you can zoom in/out whatever preview viewport the mouse is hovering over with the mouse wheel - scenes, characters, animations, etc. Apparently it zooms into the point where your mouse cursor is positioned.

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