If there were a program that could make a 3d Sprite grid level and create 3d sprite grid objects to move through the level, and rotate them as well as Construct rotates 2d things, only during Runtime too, then be able to shape the inside of the 3d pixels to smoothe and round the edges, that would be truly Awesome.
Most 3d throws away the sprite system completely though, and instead uses points and panels between the points.
But it would be neat to see 3d done with 3d pixels instead.
If I ever figure out how to use Construct as masterfully as I now know TGF ... then perhaps I will attempt to create such a system. I'm rather curious how memory intensive it would be.
But, I see no reason why the outer edge of 3d sprites could be filled (using memory) while the inside is left hollow (no memory used for empty 3d pixels) ... like a candy shell with no chocolate, cause all you need really is the shell to interact with other such objects, right ?
In fact, if some sort of mathematical formula to empty out all the pixels in a 3d pixel object except the outer layer was created, it might be faster and easier and maybe even use less memory than the current 3d methods. Think about it .. for some reason beyond my knowledge, tiled backgrounds work faster in MMF than one big picture for a background. Or so people tell me anyway ... but, if that's actually true, then would it be the same with the panels placed on the points and lines in 3d editors ? ... so basically the smaller "tiled" 3d pixel version would work faster and eat less memory ? I really don't know, but it would be neat to see done even if it doesn't work that way.
Think of the 3d pixels as empty cubes, only the outer edges using memory. Or maybe even empty spheres.
If nothing else, then it would make a really sweet sculpture artists' program for practicing shaping and whiddling away from a block of wood or chunk of clay without using up so much time and without the need for any actual art supplies. No need of wood or clay
I know it's a little off-topic but it's still talk about 3d.
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