Poll #2: Next feature for Construct 2 (again)

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Post » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:00 am

I always think in families like tags or classes that you can give to objects to "group" and reference them in events. In reality is something more complex than that, but in essence it's really close.

On the other hand Containers in CC are something more related to the concept of "parenting" than "grouping", because an object can only be contained by another object that already exists. In "grouping" a collective of objects create a new entity that is a group.

In this sense I think Families are more related to grouping than Containers. Although in CC both only "group" objects in the runtime not in the "edit-time".

Would be a great addition to C2 if you could group objects in the layout editor as well. If you ever used a vector editor you will understand how useful this would be to Construct in helping manage layout content, and extending this concept with the ability to reference and manipulate them through events would make it a very powerful feature.

I really expect that the families/containers/groups/classes/tags (or whatever you prefer to call it) be well thought with a lot of care and respect for C2, since they perform a fundamental role and yet have very similar concepts and overlapping functionality.
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Post » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:24 am

I think tools in the image editor is 500x more important than families right now O_o;

Sitting around, bored, I decided to make a single-level Super Mario game to mess around with C2...then I realized these giant spritesheets are useless.

What good are families and practically everything else on the poll if you can't even cut up sprite sheets yet?
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Post » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:30 am

@Tokinsom: I think you missed the "Import sprite sheet" function (In the animation frames window, right click on the background of the window, not a frame and then click "Import sprite sheet")
This automaticly will import frames out of the origin file according to the width and height of cell that you set.
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Post » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:41 am

No, I know about that, but this spritesheet is very unorganized and it would take a really long time to do that!

Of course I could always re-organize the sheet but..I'm lazy and just wanted to play around with C2 a bit because I'm burnt out on my current project ^^;Tokinsom2011-09-27 00:42:50
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:07 pm

I voted for families too, would make things a lot more easier for me, but I really need containers and idk how to do my project without them :/
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:26 pm

Multiplayer , but family would be very helpful :)
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:27 pm

I could do with a family, cute and clever girls drom me a PM.
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:33 pm

This post is from september... it's kind of out of date, so gonna lock for now.
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