Problem with Character Talk Proximity

  • #1, by theokouMonday, 03. April 2017, 21:46 3 years ago
    Hi, I encountered a problem when I try to talk to a character. The method I use is when I click on a character (Execute command on Character (Command's name is Action) and then Start Dialogue...)

    The problem is that this only works when the main character is extremely close to the NPC I want to Talk with (also when I want to Use/Give an item from the inventory to the NPC). This problem is solved when I subtitute the previous method with Left Click (Immediate Execution), but then other problems appear, such as Drop item on character not working.

    Has anyone else met this problem? Any workarounds? Thanks, Thodoris

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  • #2, by sebastianTuesday, 04. April 2017, 08:23 3 years ago
    Do you have a waysystem / wayborders already in the scene? Could be possible that the playable character doesnt know hoe to reach the NPC when standing not directly in sight. 
    How does your command interface looks like?
    Is anything specific set to your Left Click mouse properties? 

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  • #3, by theokouSaturday, 08. April 2017, 12:14 3 years ago
    Sorry for the late reply,

    I was using waypoints, I tried and it worked. SO thanks for that!

    Another question, is there is any wiki or post that describes exactly how way points work?

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  • #4, by constantinSaturday, 08. April 2017, 13:39 3 years ago

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  • #5, by afrlmeSaturday, 08. April 2017, 13:54 3 years ago
    Sorry for the late reply,

    I was using waypoints, I tried and it worked. SO thanks for that!

    Another question, is there is any wiki or post that describes exactly how way points work?
    No, not really. The general idea is to make sure none of the way border lines overlap each other or are too close together. Also make sure you don't accidentally create any additional (loose) way border points that aren't connected to other way border points to create a closed circuit as that can cause errors or even cause Visionaire Studio to crash.

    As for way paths...

    1. try not to add vertical scaling on the way path points themselves inside of the way border. Instead create some points outside of the way border to assign the vertical (y-axis) scaling.

    2. if possible try only to scale on the y-axis as x-axis doesn't scale as smooth (or at least it didn't used to).

    3. if you select a way path node, you can join it up to any other existing way path node by right clicking on the node you want to join the currently selected node to. It also removes path existing path lines between the selected node & the node you right click on too.

    4. think carefully about how your paths should be before creating them as you can't (currently) add way path points in between 2 existing node points like you can with the way borders - don't ask me why as I don't know.

    5. consider creating your way paths in a way that they make a closed circuit - when you've done it should look somewhat like a spider web

    https://i.gyazo.com/66ea735e00704a42c627da92f70dd481.png

    edit: @ Constantin Göttfert: Aye, good call! completely forgot that James (RedSpark) had created that tutorial.

    @ theokou: you should definitely check out the tutorial section of the wiki as there's plenty of useful video & text tutorials listed on it. I think James & Andi covered quite a bit of stuff with their video tutorials. Around 20 or so videos in total.

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