Hi Thanks. Is the following enough to start?
This would be the opening scene and then the people move apart and let us see the globe unblocked
you don’t need to do all that …
So you can just create the globe floating in space for now
Here some slides that show later transformations (you need not do theses)
(i think you may need to use the arrow keys to step trhough these images
1st thing I want is the Globe in the first picture … If we removed the people and the seat
create just that Globe in space … as much as that as possible
2nd Need that to transform into another simplier version of the globe … when the inside of the globe is emptied
The player picks an ICON (described next) WITH THE PC Mouse and places it somewhere inside the globe . So the player can move to the globe, reach in or go inside and and place the ICON anywhere.
The ICON floats where it was left , but slowly rotates in place … The globe can be expanded or contracted and rotated
The icon for now can look simply like a keychain picture (without the chain)
so these are examples of Beethoven , Mona Lisa , the Louvre, Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, The Thinker , could be anything Eiffel Tower,
Put the picture on both sides (( an there need to be a popup of description . like a tooltip popup with the title of each icon.
In the game I’ll want a more interesting 3D shape maybe like a diamond shape at the bottom of that webpage (but 3d)
but now just that coin shape is ok
LIST OF ICONS for the player to choose from:
So there needs to be a set of these ICONs in front of the player (at the bottom or side of the screen)
each player in turn picks up one and places the ICON into the Globe
LIGHT RAY CONNECTIONS
The last step is Sometimes there are special relationships between icons so (ithe game adds) the a Solid Ray of LIght (a light line of various colors and thickness and brightness) gets drawn between two of the ICONS
So Beethoven would have a LIGHT LINE to “Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony” if both had been placed inside … And If Napoleon was placed inside the globe , there would be a LIGHT LINE from Napeleon to “Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony”
So the goals are 1. The Globe 2. The icons displayed for choice 3. Picking and placing an ICON in the Globe and 4 LIGHT_LINES get connected between some (only some) of the ICON
NEXT revision future
The user can create any ICON … by browsing the web and finding an image and a description and then create a new ICON
ICON - image
- title (name)
- description (short description like a dictionary would have)
- categories (artist, music, art work, building etc.)
LET ME know if this is reasonable … I’ve worked with Unity enough and am guessing most of this can be done in 4 hours … if you don’t agree let me know … THANKs
this is a game I’ve been designing in my mind for years … when I have something to show I have some interested investors that I’ll present to. I also intend to develop commercial AI Personal Apps and other software.
thanks David McClanahan