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Real time editor?

Post by micdareall » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:20 am

What do you guys think of an editor similar to that of the one built into the Torque engine. Allowing terrain sculpting and texturing in game as well as allowing drag and drop editing of the world and set up of scenes during the running of the simulation.
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Post by bibiteinfo » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:31 am

This is what GOOF is ... GOOF is still a work in progress, but it's the main goal of the program...

You may search a bit before asking questions.

Wiki :
http://www.ogre3d.org/wiki/index.php/Ga ... _Framework
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http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2addons/viewforum.php?f=2
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Post by Praetor » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:40 am

I believe GOOF is actually intended as an external editor. It is now running within wxWidgets. However, it is also intended that you plug in game-specific modules to allow engine-specific edits. I'm not sure if this is really an important difference or not.

The problem I see with these general editors is making one truly engine-agnostic will be too large of a project for SoC or it will be too specific for a good portion of the community to use. Maybe refine your idea a bit to give us a clearer picture.
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Post by Falagard » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:09 am

Yes, the GOOF editor I'm working on is actually an editor framework with plugins. One of the plugins, called the World Editor Plugin allows you to do realtime editing using the GOOF engine.

The editor itself can be used for any engine and tool that uses Ogre (for example, terrain editing, resource editing and mesh viewing, tree generation, or whatever), but is pretty much just a shell for loading plugins. It has some helpful functionality, such as easily allowing you to add toolbars, docking windows, etc. and some helpful classes like the AxisManipulators that allow you to easily show move, rotate and scale handles like its done in 3ds max, stuff like that. A property grid helper class for automatically populating and handling properties. But as Praetor suggested, there's still most of the work going on inside the World Editor plugin itself. It's generic enough that it's a useful framework, but you couldn't just throw an engine in there and expect it to work easily - you'll have to make it do what you want.
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Post by syedhs » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:17 am

Falagard,

Honestly, when do you think GOOF Editor/Framework can reach beta stage? I am starting to think if that it may end up as a dead project. GOOF Editor/Framework is wonderful by its features alone, but if it is not completed then it is as good as nothing.
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Post by Falagard » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:09 am

syedhs,

My new website is http://www.goofvaporware.com

Seriously though, all I can tell you is that I'm working very hard on it and it's a lot of work to put together a plugin based engine.

I will complete it, and it will be good. Unfortunately I can only work on it in my spare time. It's definitely taking me longer than I wanted it to.
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Post by pekar » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:16 pm

Falagard, do you have an idea what GOOF will look like around june? I've been breaking my head on procedural generation these past days, and the GOOF seems like the best choice for a GUI.
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Post by KungFooMasta » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:27 pm

Best choice for a GUI? What does that mean?

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Post by pekar » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:41 pm

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I've been poking around for SoC, and I was looking into GOOF as an editor (for procedural terrain/textures). It think it would be a good idea to use GOOF as a framework/editor for terrain, as it has a terrain editor plugin for PLSM. Any thoughts on that?
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Post by bibiteinfo » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:24 pm

The link you give Falagard is not working, the web site is down or it's just a typo error?
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Post by haffax » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:34 pm

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Post by Falagard » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:56 pm

The link you give Falagard is not working, the web site is down or it's just a typo error?
The website link was a bit of a joke ;-)

Vaporware = software that's never released, hence goofvaporware.com
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Post by bibiteinfo » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:16 pm

Haha ok I've been catch by my lack of english vocabulary :D
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Post by Chris Jones » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:32 pm

Haha ok I've been catch by my lack of english vocabulary
if only i could blame it on that too :P
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Post by Lioric » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:43 pm

Could you provide a better/detailed description of your project? How do you intended to provide the terrain editing features, will it be SceneManager specific?
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