Download Alice 3 Cookbook by Vanesa S. Olsen PDF

By Vanesa S. Olsen

A part of Packt's cookbook sequence, each one bankruptcy specializes in a distinct point of operating with Alice. each one recipe has useful, step by step directions with plenty of screenshots. This ebook is designed essentially for lecturers constructing schooling plans and prepared to take advantage of 3D environments utilizing Alice three. Alice clients who are looking to increase their Alice programming talents also will locate this ebook invaluable because it deals leading edge 3D versions in motion. a few uncomplicated wisdom of Alice and the way it really works is important, even if you're not anticipated to have labored with model three sooner than.

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Follow these steps to change the value for the opacity of the stormy sky: 1. Select stormysky in the instance drop-down list located at the left-hand side of the main window, behind the small scene preview. 2. Click on the Properties tab on the panel located behind the aforementioned drop-down list. Alice will display all the available properties for stormysky. 3. Drag the Opacity assignment statement and drop it in the drop statement here area located behind the do in order label, inside the run tab.

Drop-down menu button again and specify a different value for the asSeenBy parameter and test the effect on the movement. When we want to write code that moves the actors according to a specific baseline, the asSeenBy is really useful. grassyGround) and program many movements as seen by the ground. We can click the more... drop-down menu button again and specify a different value for the style parameter. This optional parameter defines the style of the movement animation and has four possible values:   BEGIN_AND_END_ABRUPTLY: This value is useful when the user controls the movement of an actor by pressing certain keys BEGIN_GENTLY_AND_END_ABRUPTLY: The movement starts gently and increases the speed to end abruptly  BEGIN_ABRUPTLY_AND_END_GENTLY: The movement starts immediately with a maximum speed but reduces the speed and ends gently  BEGIN_AND_END_GENTLY: This is the default value and sometimes it won't look so good in the animation The names for the aforementioned possible values are very easy to understand and define the way the animation begins and ends.

5. Repeat the aforementioned step nine times more, and assign a lower value to the opacity level each time. As a result, you will have 11 assignments, as shown in the next screenshot: 26 Setting Scenes There's more... The methods that return a value are known as functions and Alice separates them from the previously introduced procedures. The procedures are methods that don't return a value. Once you are in the code editor, you can activate the Functions tab and Alice will display the methods that return a value for the selected instance, as shown in the next screenshot: 30 Setting Scenes How to do it...

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