|Understanding the inner workings of A Gta Vehicle.|
|Yes I'm back again. With another tutorial, this time it's on Dummys and Heirarchy. I'll be showing you, the locations of the Dummys and the order of the Hierachry as well, as well as how to get custom wheels on a Vehicle.|
Dummys, tell the Gta game engine where certain parts are, and how they turn. The turning depends on the local axis.
All will be revealed, read on, read on!
| Dummys, probably the second most important part of a car. With the first being the car itself... |
Dummys provide the locations for each object that the car has, doors, boot, bonnet etc. Without dummys, the game wouldn't even load, if it did you wouldn't be able to drive or get in the car, it would be like those cars you see in the Hati area...
Lets have a look at the dummys.
If you want to follow along, then open a car dff in zmodeler.
First lets see what a dummy looks like.
Thats all a dummy is, a few simple polys yet this simple thing tells the game engine where most things are.
The wheel's dummys tell the game where the wheels are, there are four of them.
Which translates to
front left wheel
back left wheel
front right wheel
back right wheel
The wheels are normally found roughly in the centre of the wheel arches.
Door dummys tell the game engine the location of the doors. Because there is two types of cars, two door and four door. There will be two dummys in the two door car.
Which translates into
left front door
right front door
These are normally located about half way up the door pannel and inbetween the wing and door.
|A four door car adds two extra dummys|
Which translates to
left rear door
right rear door
They are normally found half way up the door panel, inbetween the front and rear doors.
Wing dummys tell the game engine, where the wings go. No not plane wings, but the front panels of the car.
Which translate to
front right wing
front left wing
Theses are normally found at the top of the wheel arch offset towards the rear.
The light dummys tell the game engine where the lights go, theres only one dummy for each, but the game mirrors this.
The head lights are located at the front of the car, in the centre of the headlamp.
Edited by Gangsta Killa, 28 September 2004 - 06:52 PM.