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-[[:​start|Start Page]] >> [[gamedev:main|Game Development with the Drag[en]gine]] >> [[gamedev:​deigde:overview|Drag[en]gine Integrated Game Development Environment]] >> **Skin Editor**+[[:​start|Start Page]] >> [[:gamedev|Game Development with the Drag[en]gine]] >> [[gamedev:​deigde|Drag[en]gine Integrated Game Development Environment]] >> **Skin Editor**
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 ====== IGDE Skin Editor ====== ====== IGDE Skin Editor ======
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 The skin editor allows to create skin resources for your game. Skins resources are static resources assigned to [[gamedev:​components|Components]] or other objects that you can modify during run time using [[gamedev:​renderables|Dynamic Skins]]. They use [[gamedev:​pbr|Physically Based Rendering]] and are defined using [[gamedev:​skinproperties|Skin Texture Properties]]. See the [[gamedev:​texturepropertylist|List of Texture Properties]] for detailed information about what you can achieve using skins. The skin editor allows to create skin resources for your game. Skins resources are static resources assigned to [[gamedev:​components|Components]] or other objects that you can modify during run time using [[gamedev:​renderables|Dynamic Skins]]. They use [[gamedev:​pbr|Physically Based Rendering]] and are defined using [[gamedev:​skinproperties|Skin Texture Properties]]. See the [[gamedev:​texturepropertylist|List of Texture Properties]] for detailed information about what you can achieve using skins.
  
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-https://youtu.be/​npBzQorenrg \\ +{{:gamedev:​deigde:​editors:​editor_skin2.jpg?​direct&​400|Skin editor preview constructed view}}
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 +====== Constructed View ======
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 +The **Constructed View** is used to edit //​Constructed//​ texture properties. This allows to define the content of a property using a vector graphic application type approach. Using constructed textures allows to increase the variety of textures in your game without needing to create individual variants of images. This not only reduces the work load but also memory consumption and reduces the final *.delga size. Constructed images are static in nature.
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 +Use the <​key>​MOUSE_RIGHT</​key>​ context menu to add, remove and manipulate nodes.
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 +Nodes can be grouped to manipulate them as a unit. To enter a group <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ **double-click** on the node group or use the context menu //Enter Group//. To exit a group <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ **double-click** outside the group or use the context menu //Exit Group//.
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 +To **Group Nodes** select/​unselect them using <​key>​SHIFT-MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​. Once you have all nodes selected use the context menu //Group Nodes// to group them.
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 +To **Ungroup Nodes** select the node group by <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ then use the context menu //Ungroup nodes//.
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 +When a node or node group is selected a bunch of edit points are shown around the node.
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 +To **Move** the node <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ inside the node without hitting any edit points and **drag** the node to the desire location.
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 +To **Resize** the node <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ on the <typo fc:​blue>​**blue arrows**</​typo>​ to resize the node into the direction the arrow points.
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 +To **Rotate** the node <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ on the <typo fc:#​ff4000>​**orange arrows**</​typo>​ to rotate around the center of the node.
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 +To **Shear** the node <​key>​MOUSE_LEFT</​key>​ on the <typo fc:​green>​**green arrows**</​typo>​ to shear along the direction the arrows points.
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 +To **Rearrange** the node press:
 +  * <​key>​HOME</​key>​ to raise the node to the top
 +  * <​key>​END</​key>​ to lower the node to the bottom
 +  * <​key>​PAGE_UP</​key>​ to raise the node above the node right above it
 +  * <​key>​PAGE_DOWN</​key>​ to lower the node below the node right below it
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 +To **Delete** the node press <​key>​DEL</​key>​.
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 +To clear the selected node click into empty space outside any node.
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 +At the bottom right you can change the **Zoom Factor** as well as panning the canvas.
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 +Next to the zoom combo box you find **Layer Selection** spin button. The constructed texture property has not only a //Width// and //Height// but also a //Depth// which usually is 1. Depths larger than 1 are used for environment maps or variation properties. Each layer represents a variation in this context. You can switch between the layers by using the //Layer// selection spin button.
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 +Nodes have a 3-point value to define their position and size. The third point is the //Starting Layer//. If a node has a size with a third component larger than 1 then the node spans multiple layers. Hence a node with position.z=2 and size.z=3 will be visible on layers 2, 3 and 4 (with 0 being the first layer).
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 +====== Texture ======
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 +{{ :​gamedev:​deigde:​editors:​editor_skin_texture.png?​nolink|Texture panel}}
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 +Shows the list of all **Textures** in the skin. Textures have a unique **Name** which is used to match textures in //Model// resources. The texture name in the //Model// resource is the master name so match adjust skin texture names to match.
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 +The **Texture Preview** panel allows to set texture transformation parameters to apply to the preview model. They are not saved to the skin.
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 +The **Property** panel shows the list of all [[gamedev:​skinproperties|Skin Texture Properties]] assigned to the texture. You can use any name for the properties you like as long as the //Graphic Module// understands them. See the [[gamedev:​texturepropertylist|List of Texture Properties]] for the officially supported properties. You can find this list also in the IGDE by using the //Settings -> Texture Property List// menu command.
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 +All properties share the **Name** and **Renderable** parameter. If //​Renderable//​ is not empty string the game scripts can assign a [[gamedev:​renderables|Dynamic Skins]] and add a renderable with matching name to dynamically alter the content of all properties using the same renderable name.
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 +Each property has a **Value Type** indicating how the content of the property is produced. The panel below changes depending on the selected value type.
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 +====== Node ======
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 +{{ :​gamedev:​deigde:​editors:​editor_skin_node.png?​nolink|Node panel}}
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 +Shows list of **Nodes** in the selected texture property if it is of value type //​Constructed//​. The parameters of the selected node are shown below.
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 +The **Node** panel contains general parameters in common to all node types.
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 +The **Mask** field below shows the mask node assigned. Mask nodes hide parts of the nodes they are assigned to. White color is visible while black color is hidden. Gray scale values in betwen produce transparency effects.
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 +Below is the panel showing node type specific parameters.
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 +====== Dynamic Skin ======
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 +{{ :​gamedev:​deigde:​editors:​editor_skin_dynamicskin.png?​nolink|}}
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 +Allows to edit a preview [[gamedev:​renderables|Dynamic Skins]] to test how a skin behaves if a dynamic skin is used in-game.
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 +The **Name** parameter is the unique name of the renderable. It has to matcht the renderable name used in properties.
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 +The **Type** parameter defines the //​Renderable Type//. This defines how the renderable content is defined. The panel below changes depending on the value type selected.
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 +====== View ======
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 +{{ :​gamedev:​deigde:​editors:​editor_skin_view.png?​nolink|}}
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 +The **Preview** panel defines the **Model** and **Rig** resource to use to preview the skin. Without a model skin is visible.
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 +The **Animation** and **Move** parameter allows to assign an //​Animation//​ resource to play an animation while previewing the skin.
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 +The **Rewind Textures** button resets the textures. This is useful to test animated textures, especially those not playing in a loop.
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 +The **Sky** panel defines the **Sky** resource to use in the preview view.
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 +The **Environment Object** panel defines the **Object Class** to use as environment the rig is previewed in.
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 +The **Camera** panel shows the parameters of the camera in the preview view. The values can be manually edited.
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gamedev/deigde/editors/skin.1557391449.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/05/09 08:44 by dragonlord