can we have an angle gauge?

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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:38 pm

While playing around with my AI's shooting ability I found that I was constantly doing calculations in my head to adjust the angle. Adding or subtracting a few degrees at a time.

Later I found a cheat sheet-


I downloaded it to my desktop and rotated to so it matched the C2's angle system.

Now I can just glance at the chart and instantly choose the angle I need.

Maybe a small cheat sheet Icon on all of the dialogs that have angles would be really helpful for people.

labeling the chart at increments of 22.5 would probably be enough for most people. I bet it could fit on a 32x32 icon.

I have all of the angles memorized at increments of 22.5 because I was a carpenter 20 years ago. The way 0 starts where most people put 90 really messes with my Dyslexia.

I end up spending a lot of time rotating the compass in my head, then choosing the angle I need. In school, and everytime I have use angles in the past 0 points north, up, or at the top of the document.

TLDR; It would make choosing angles a lots faster, if we has a simple compass key showing where 0 and some of the most commonly used angles are pointed, anywhere we are asked to enter an angle.


Thanks :)
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:12 am

That may be a helpful too. Also to add to this suggestion. Would be relative angle distance between two objects. AND a new angle() function that only require to pass the obejct like angle(object1, object2) instead of passing x.y, x.y. I do think the angle assistence would be great. I like this gauge idea :)

Also as a peeve.
I dislike TLDR; and I don't mean the poster. I dislike when people actually come to a topic by a poster. then only post TLDR. Sometimes the posts aren't even that long. OP, your on a developer forum. I suggest that you don't need to add a TLDR. Just a friendly suggestion. I am fortunate that scirra forum site doesn't have a lot members that do that :)
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:02 am

Man thanks for posting this, its actually pretty helpful I can't believe I didn't look for a angle cheat sheet like this sooner..

[QUOTE=jojoe] While playing around with my AI's shooting ability I found that I was constantly doing calculations in my head to adjust the angle. Adding or subtracting a few degrees at a time.

Later I found a cheat sheet-


I downloaded it to my desktop and rotated to so it matched the C2's angle system.

Now I can just glance at the chart and instantly choose the angle I need.

Maybe a small cheat sheet Icon on all of the dialogs that have angles would be really helpful for people.

labeling the chart at increments of 22.5 would probably be enough for most people. I bet it could fit on a 32x32 icon.

I have all of the angles memorized at increments of 22.5 because I was a carpenter 20 years ago. The way 0 starts where most people put 90 really messes with my Dyslexia.

I end up spending a lot of time rotating the compass in my head, then choosing the angle I need. In school, and everytime I have use angles in the past 0 points north, up, or at the top of the document.

TLDR; It would make choosing angles a lots faster, if we has a simple compass key showing where 0 and some of the most commonly used angles are pointed, anywhere we are asked to enter an angle.


Thanks :)[/QUOTE]
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:14 am

I support this idea as well.
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:44 pm

I'm confused - I thought 0 was right, 180 was left, 90 was down and 270 was up. Do I have them all mixed up? Seems like even after making a topic asking about this a while back it's still tricking me.

That being said - Isn't there an angle gauge in C2 already? If you have the properties window open and click the little square on the sprite that lets you rotate it, the numbers in the angle property update as you move it. Does this not do what you need? True it only helps when you are working on the layout editor, not during ACE's.boolean2013-01-12 22:48:27
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Post » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:07 pm

0 is right, which is why a lot of the suggestions would make excellent additions.

Something I struggled with a while back was making a radio style dial for volume / balance - trying to calculate mouse to angle by adding degrees became more complicated than I thought as 270 is up, and trying to work out the maths to create a range from 0 to 100 from a range of 270 > 0 then back to 270 , all became a bit too much! haha
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