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  1. 3 points
    Stephan

    Is Panda 2 Dead?

    Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that Panda is still my primary game engine and I have no plans to abandon Panda. The absence of @enpu is unfortunate but don't forget that Panda is open source so most of the time, it is possible to fix minor issues yourself by having a look in the source code. Currently I have two large commercial projects powered by Panda and it is expected that these project will be running for at least several years. Don't forget that Panda by itself is a great engine and that it has a couple of features that not all other engines currently are supporting. Take hires support and the custom Panda GUI for example, these are just great! I will continue to read this forum on a regular basis. If there are questions that I can answer quickly, you can count on my support. Stephan
  2. 3 points
    dimanux

    Relic Runway

    RELIC RUNWAY Are you ready for crazy adventures? Run as far as you can, collect coins, upgrade useful bonuses, pick up parts of ancient relics, unlock amazing characters, and compete with your friends to be the best relic runner! LINK: https://gemioli.com/relicrunway/ MAIN FEATURES: Beautiful and dangerous Inka Ruins 10 brave heroes to unlock A lot of ancient relics to discover on your way Play with your Facebook friends And it's free for embedding on your website <iframe src="https://gemioli.com/relicrunway/" name="Relic Runway" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> Please contact us at contact@gemioli.com if you have any questions, suggestions, etc.
  3. 3 points
    b10b

    Everything to create fb instant game

    I'll have a stab at these as I like to snapshot my view on things periodically ... Yes and yes. Pixi has a very decent power to size ratio and solid compatibility (v4.8 may be wisest in 2019?). For a competent developer capable of spinning their own game structure Pixi is ideal for a lightweight browser game. Coming in at less than 5MB total for your IG is wisest. Red tape aside, it's possible but improbable to make money releasing a single game. Primary monetisation choice with FB IG is in-game ads (which are a low value transaction for a developer and an intrusion to the player). In-game purchases have more value but will require significant retention first. Or consider indirect value generation such as consultancy services, brand building, learning for the next game? FB IG is inherently multiplayer (async). Within the SDK are context (group) leaderboards, notifications, packet sharing (challenges). That being said the vast majority of initial plays will be in solo mode, so a compelling single player experience is necessary for retention. Get creative for the crossover! For more advanced multiplayer use a custom backend. Having some separation / abstraction from the Facebook SDK might be wise in case other markets are a better fit for your game? For Multiplayer specifically? Yes there's a TicTacToe example that covers the basics of a client-server model. My advice is play some of the popular titles, understand what the FB IG audience seem to be attracted to and how other developers are leveraging the SDK to create retention and monetisation - warning, some of it can be ugly. Iterative development is going to be crucial, however you'll likely only be promoted once - so use it wisely, and use each territory to run a split test. Or build several games and apply the learning from one to the next etc. If you haven't built dozens of games already, FB IG probably isn't for you yet? Imo there are better platforms that can help evolve game development skills and player retention mechanics. Instead see FB IG as a specific audience with a specific style of game - developing a game precisely for that might work out very well (FB has a HUGE potential audience after all). Imo Messenger games should be about decorating a conversation, in the same way filters decorate a photo. So quick, contextual, personalised, fun, indisposable. That's not necessarily a standard casual game, so changing some assumptions and expectations may be wise. Just my advice, your mileage might vary!
  4. 3 points
    Greetings everyone! Check out our FREE asset packs at: rottingpixels.itch.io You can also follow us on social media and support us over Patreon! patreon.com/RottingPixels twitter.com/PixelsRotting rotting-pixels.tumblr.com facebook.com/Rotting-Pixels Cheers!
  5. 3 points
    enpu

    bugfix for Panda2 p2 plugin

    Yeah i'm still here! Just been a bit busy lately, but i am working on Panda 2!
  6. 3 points
    Hello, My goal is to update a small part of a texture the fastest way possible with WebGL2, preferably using Pixi.js v5 (RC 3 is out). Am I right that a RenderTexture is going to re-upload the whole texture whenever there is a change? (this would not be good for a big texture, hence why I am looking for another method) I'm a complete noob when it comes to OpenGL, but I've googled a bit and figured that I can use gl.texSubImage2D() to upload just the part of the texture that I need to change. I didn't find a way to get the WebGLTexture object of a PIXI.Texture, so to be able to use that command I did something like this (not the complete code): renderer.addSystem(PIXI.systems.TextureSystem) renderer.TextureSystem.contextChange() // needed to do this loader.load(main) // and could not use gl.texSubImage2D() on tex before the loader called main function main() { let tex = resources['test'].texture let imgData = new Uint8Array(32*32*4) renderer.TextureSystem.bind(tex) renderer.gl.texSubImage2D(gl.TEXTURE_2D, 0, 0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) renderer.TextureSystem.unbind(tex) } But I wish that I had the WebGLTexture available so I could avoid messing around with PIXI.systems.TextureSystem, because I don't really know much about it or when and how it should be used. I also want to read the previous data and change it, I figured it can be done with: gl.readPixels(0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) But that needs the frameBuffer to be binded first... Hence I tried to also use the PIXI.systems.FramebufferSystem, lol: renderer.framebufferSystem.bind(fb) //fb = new PIXI.Framebuffer(tex.width, tex.height).addColorTexture(0,tex) gl.readPixels(0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) But it was not that easy, I didn't even find a way to unbind it. But I guess it is not supposed to be used for my little problem...? Maybe there should be some Pixi.js functions to do this? Maybe something similar to this: texture.getPixels(x, y, width, height, ArrayBuffer) texture.setPixels(x, y, width, height, ArrayBuffer) I'm new here btw, this is my first post I don't have much Pixi.js experience yet, but I really like it.
  7. 3 points
    No bans are happening here (yet). @5neia_opo2@google-mail.ooo, try to understand the frustration people are experiencing. A new user came to the forum and in nearly every post they made trashed the project they were asking about. A lot of people here put in a lot of time and effort to not only to develop the project, but answer questions here as well. I was definitely frustrated reading your responses as someone who has put 6+ years of their life into this project. @botmaster did a poor job of handling that situation, but has apologized and I'm sure will do better in the future, as will you as well. Let's all be adults about this, acknowledge we did something wrong, and move on. @5neia_opo2@google-mail.ooo you are free to ask any question you need help with, but I definitely recommend reading through some tutorials, the examples, and checking the API docs before asking questions. It will often lead to you finding the answer yourself, and there will be less fatigue for the people answering here on the forum. I'd also recommend you approach things you don't understand, or decisions you disagree with, with a more open mind. Try to learn and grow the new library, not all libraries are alike and different problem spaces call for different solutions. Having a bad attitude is a good way to earn ill-will in the community and you may no longer get the help you expect if you are ungracious about it. When you find inconsistencies, or things you think should work differently, then change it! Pixi.js is an open source library built by the community. Everyone gets a chance to make the library better by contributing to it. The best way to get problems you have fixed, are to fix them yourself.
  8. 3 points
    I had some similar problems with this yesterday so I wrote up the workflow I found to work step by step. Hope this helps anyone else who finds this thread in the future. https://www.adammarcwilliams.co.uk/creating-bitmap-text-pixi/
  9. 2 points
    Hi @Reborned, I asked the policy team to look into it. Let me get back to you when I have more information.
  10. 2 points
    nice editor dude ! very nice !
  11. 2 points
    Hey ivan (thanks for your help) I thought i'd throw an update to this. I've sorted out a majority of the issues just some polish left. I've linked to a video to see the result of what i've been working on. Any thoughts? Suggestions? If anyone else has run into this issue, reply to this topic and i'll setup code examples. https://nyrion.ca/Cyndar.mp4
  12. 2 points
    https://github.com/tleunen/pixi-multistyle-text Use this one!
  13. 2 points
    hum from individual test on Vivaldi browser (chromium) ~2sec test, ms per frames . (100% cpu usage for all!). It a fast test, if you guys can also take and shares same kind of screen plz. Hardware. Result link source code used: http://fatidol.com/phy-benchmark/
  14. 2 points
    ohmed

    DatTank multiplayer webGL game!

    this one is nice
  15. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Need help with shader code

    https://www.pixiplayground.com/#/edit/s~VNyhMHDC32k41fJ4iD7 OK, so, vTextureCoord is normalized input, mouse is screen coord. We convert mouse to normalized input too. power is also converted to normlalized input, by dividing. If you want to get rid of division - pixi also gives 1.0/inputSize in its "zw" part. No way to put int constant there, have to use js interpolation. Its easy to fix aspect ratio there if you need, but, since original shadertoy source didnt have it, i dont want to add it for you. I'm depressed because my articles do nothing and people still ask me to do all the stuff for them.
  16. 2 points
    I want to share a small PDF booklet with JavaScript coding challenges: https://codeguppy.com/site/download/50_coding_challenges.pdf These coding challenges are designed for beginners and intended to offer the foundation that they may need when developing mini-games on https://codeguppy.com or any other platform.
  17. 2 points
    What's the size of image and what's the size of PNG? if PNG is power-of-two. then you can enable "baseTexture.mipmap=PIXI.MIPMAP_MODES.POW2" before it first renders then in case of big downscale (>2) it'll look better, it'll use those MIPMAP constants in webgl. If its not pow2 (512, 1024, 2048, e.t.c.) there are two ways: 1. make it pow2 - either scale either add more pixels at right-bottom, you can adjust "texture.frame" afterwards. 2. enable mipmap for webgl2 for any sizes: "baseTexture.mipmap = PIXI.MIPMAP_MODES.ON". It works only on webgl2 devices. In general, if you try big downscale in any WebGL renderer you'll have that problem. ThreeJS does resizing automatically. SUMMARY: its one of those things you have to know when you move your app to WebGL. There are others like that, for example: anti-aliasing, blending modes. DEMO: Try it here, comment the respective lines, switch to different modes: https://www.pixiplayground.com/#/edit/qWXxeV7e1KOyWayy6DLu5 . I know that even Google Skia webasm port has problems when you try to downscale "Google.png"
  18. 2 points
    bruno_

    How many webworkers to create?

    I don't know any link that explains this directly. But web workers are not part of javascript. Web workers are a browser feature that you can interact via javascript. This means that when you want to process your code in the background, you tell your browser using a javascript api to do your work and pass back the result in the end. This background process works the same way as any background thread your browser executes. If you execute 100 web workers, the browser will use its web worker pool to execute your workers, the pool may have 10, 20, ?? threads, but probably not 100.
  19. 2 points
    i was made this demo, maybe it will be more revelen with class https://www.pixiplayground.com/#/edit/WqMGLC7M3Fre3boCU1c1b
  20. 2 points
    rich

    Alexa and HTML 5 Games

    Hi @Chelsea - I've also signed-up as it sounds very interesting! We are the developers of Phaser and I'd love to take a look at what would be involved to enable our game engine to work with the Alex platform directly.
  21. 2 points
    Bitcanvas

    Appropriate use of the right tools

    Hi, I am trying to build an trading orderbook heatmap which basically takes all pending orders from a securities and plots it in the form of a heatmap shown below where brighter colors mean more volumes. Canvas 2D implementation has has performance issues given the number of blocks and so I am exploring the idea of using webGL through PIXIJS as I am familiar with Canvas 2D APIs. Would like to know which tools should I start experimenting with. I understand you may not have a definite set but a menu of tools to choose and experiment with for best performance). Use case is to efficiently draw large number of small blocks
  22. 2 points
    Hello guys and basically this topic is for you guys/developers that upload games on gamedistribution so, I read too many topics with gamedistribution and all you guys/developers that you read all bad comments, "gamedistribution not pay me yet", "gamedistribution this, that" but you still continue upload to this website and support it? Serious? And the funny is, upload too many games to get in 1-3 or more months ........ What/How earning? 50euros? Or less? They own complete chain in advertising. So officially you get 1/3 of the income of a game. But they get often 2/3 because 1/3 for gamedistribution but also 1/3 since they own big game portals like Kizi. But also: You get 1/3 of the net income. But the ads are sold by their own advertising company so they can control different between Gross and Net. So they get up to 70% and you get 15% ............ if you are lucky! My experience to them? -> Of course. I get ~100euros in 6months from 10+ games... And when i remove all and i upload to other portal, i get ~200euros in 1 month from 2 games only. Imagine how % you get from your games. Even your game is addictive, even is top of the top....... You still lose a lot money. So you can continue upload your games, no problem. And open topics again or post to ask for help. Send them unlimited emails, will answer when they want. Cheers. By the way, @GameDistribution Support I'm still waiting "success stories" ? Can you share some original-success stories? Remember? I post under your post in this topic (June 18): P.S 1: Why open this topic ? -> One (1) only answer : To help new developers and their games. I learn from my mistakes. Bad experience with this company and similar. So i share true stories, that's all. P.S 2: How know and share all this ? -> This is personal sorry but thanks to a friend, he knows. P.S 3: Am i wrong? -> As i said, no problem, you can still continue upload your games. Your results from your earnings is the only truth.
  23. 2 points
    decrease the quality parameter -> less texture2D calls -> works on mobiles. I have better glowFilter, to be published soon
  24. 2 points
    That's nice using particles. Looks great. Using a shader would also be an option for water simulation.
  25. 2 points
    Welcome to the forums! Congratulations with hitting a problem that is not possible to solve through docs in your first question on this forums. However, PixiJS is not a black box, it has sources: https://github.com/pixijs/pixi.js/blob/dev/packages/mesh/src/Mesh.js#L275 OK, either you override _renderDefault, either make "update" function that'll pass calculated alpha to uniform. https://www.pixiplayground.com/#/edit/dCSAWarvEMdFqWip1BcuO const shader = PIXI.Shader.from(` precision mediump float; attribute vec2 aVertexPosition; uniform mat3 translationMatrix, projectionMatrix; void main() { gl_Position = vec4((projectionMatrix * translationMatrix * vec3(aVertexPosition, 1.0)).xy, 0.0, 1.0); } `,` precision mediump float; uniform float alpha; void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0) * alpha; }`); shader.update = function() { shader.uniforms.alpha = shader.alpha; } btw, that code in _renderDefault is low-level pixi over webgl, you can add hack more stuff if you override it
  26. 2 points
    -AAG-

    I hate designing levels!

    There! I said it! ­čśí
  27. 2 points
    TheBoneJarmer

    Why did the forums move?

    Sadly I share the same experiences. Lots of Facebook groups active on the gamedev subject but so goddamn toxic that there is no motivation whatsoever to stay there. I like forums like this, they are organised and structured, and when properly moderated, very fun. Completely agree with your opinion on Discourse there, just one big list with very user-unfriendly way to filter it.
  28. 2 points
    PunyGames

    Why did the forums move?

    I am not sure on Discourse policy of sharing data with 3rd party, but you can't really escape tracking. Most websites use Google Analytics. Your best bet is probably using Firefox with disabled tracking, using throwaway email for each service, (+ KeePass so you do not have to remember) and VPN.
  29. 2 points
    utkayd

    Need some help with a Free Drawing App

    Worked like a charm! You are a lifesaver, Ivan, thanks a lot.
  30. 2 points
    Usually its good to use "position" because it affects transform and not the shapes inside graphics. But in your case, you have to rebuild shape every time because UV's are changing, that means you have to change ONLY the shape, not the position. store position somewhere else, not in "position" field. this.brush.position.set(0, 0); this.brush.clear(); this.brush.beginTextureFill(this.resources.t2.texture); this.brush.drawCircle( event.data.global.x, event.data.global.y, this.currentWidth );´╗┐ this.brush.endFill(); If you want to apply brush multiple times you can just drawCircle multiple points in it. I'm not saying that its best practice, but just if you understand how transforms and texture shift work (and they work like in a Adobe Flash), then this method is probably the best for the case. There's also "matrix" param in beginTextureFill that can help you . Of course when you experiment more, you can start using position + custom matrix inside beginTextureFill but at this point im afraid to suggest that, it will only confuse you.
  31. 2 points
    Velith

    SpineBoy Mouse Track

    Hi, It should be something like that : // 0. Listen which Pixi mouse event that you want (here PointerDown) stage.onPointerDown = (pixiEvent) => { // 1. Get the bone/constraint that you want to move using mouse const target = mySpineObject.skeleton.findBone("target"); // 2. Modify it's coordinate with the mouse event of pixi target.data.x = pixiEvent.data.global.x; target.data.y = pixiEvent.data.global.y; } Not test..
  32. 2 points
    Dumadu

    Bouncy Jump (3d)

    My new game in html5 done in Playcanvas engine For game licenses contact: arif@dumadu.com https://playcanv.as/p/0OdQ0ldY/
  33. 2 points
    I wasn't aware that you guys had done this in 5.1.1. So I enabled PIXI.SCALE_MODES.LINEAR´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ and went back to the default DisplacementFilter and ... it worked perfectly. The new shader code I was so happy about is completely unnecessary (on desktops at least - maybe I'll still use it if I want to be ambitious about mobile support). Oh well, at least I learned a lot the past few days. Don't worry about missing my issue, I'm sure I'll manage to wear you down with a million other questions in the next few months. In fact, I already have a tricky one in mind - I'll start a new thread right away.
  34. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Pixi.Text v5.1.1 doesn't work

    Found it here: https://github.com/pixijs/pixi.js/wiki/v4-Resources https://www.adammarcwilliams.co.uk/creating-bitmap-text-pixi/ the only difference is that "BitmapText" is not in extras anymore.
  35. 2 points
    First try ... Double check Chrome is really using WebGL. Spine mesh deformation can be quite intensive for Canvas and could easily account for these FPS variations (if WebGL isn't working).
  36. 2 points
    Hey guys! I'm so excited to share this new game I've been making. It's a dungeon exploring & grinding with random dungeons and random items you can collect along the way! Play it now: https://mazmorra.io Screenshots:
  37. 2 points
    khleug35

    Space Shooter J Hit

    Hello Everyone. My new HTML5 shoot em up game made using Panda2 This game can play on mobile or desktop, but this game is no sound yet. Special thanks to @enpu, @Stephan and @Wolfsbaneteaching me coding skill, really thanks This game can play on mobile or desktop Try the game in here , hope you enjoy: https://superfranco.itch.io/space-shooterjh Android Version: Google Store Link ScreenShot: How to Play? For desktop control W key - Up A key - Left D key - Right S key - Down P Key - Pause the Game Space - use subweapon For Mobile control You can control the ship movement with JoyStick Click or press the icon to use subweapon and Pause the game. You can destroy the enemy and get money to buy a new ship and upgrade them. Mega Bomb - Mega Bombs damage and clears all forms of the enemy from the screen. When upgraded to level 3 or above,it can also clear enemy gunfire or bullet. Laser - Laser allows you to deal massive damage onto your enemies. Energy Shield - Energy Shield can protect player, When upgraded, it improves the duration of the shield. Mobile version. Android This is a classic vertically scrolling space shoot 'em up game. It has 9 levels with Easy and Hard unlocking regimen. The Hard mode can make double the amount of stars as your reward. You can go to store to upgrade your ship and buy a new ship. How to play -Control the ship movement with JoyStick -Click the icon to use subweapon and Pause the game. Item- Coin - Dropped from enemies , you can take this to upgrade your ship and buy a new ship. Health - Heals 20% of your ship. Subweapon item - increase one Subweapon amount of use. SupWeapon Mega Bomb - Mega Bombs damage and clears all forms of enemy from the screen. When upgraded to level 3 or above,it can also clears enemy gunfire or bullet. Laser - Laser allows you to deal massive damage onto your enemies. Energy Shield - Energy Shield can protect player, When upgraded, it improves the duration of the shield. Ship upgrades are Attack -power of bullets from main cannon. Speed - speed of ship. Health - endurance of the ship. SupWeapon - increase your SupWeapon power or improves the duration of the shield. If you clear all the stage with Hard mode. You are successful to complete the game. Made With: https://www.panda2.io/
  38. 2 points
    cafelatte

    Pixi.Mesh gl_FragColor Alpha Channel

    Hi, I've tried to change the Alpha Channel on gl_FragColor on a Mesh, but it doesn't show a result as I expect. For example, on the pixijs.io example ( https://pixijs.io/examples/#/mesh/triangle-color.js ) void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(vColor, 1.0); } If we changed the line into void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(vColor, 0.5); } It doesn't show any difference. Is there any workaround/settings I need to adjust to use the alpha channel correctly? Thanks.
  39. 2 points
    Rezoner

    SpriteStack - 3D Pixelart Editor

    Ahoy there. I have just released a standalone version of my voxel editor where you draw models layer by layer like a 2d image. It features very neat spritesheet exporter with my handcrafted retro renderer made in WebGL. Please take a look at https://spritestack.io/ to get more info. I am also glad to anwser any questions.
  40. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Making GUI in 2019 with Pixi

    Do the right side with react, field with pixi. problem solved. The biggest collection of pixi ui elements is https://github.com/pixijs/pixi-ui/ but its not documented nor is it moved to v5 and typescript yet. Text input: https://github.com/Mwni/PIXI.TextInput SDF fonts: https://github.com/PixelsCommander/pixi-sdf-text , https://github.com/avgjs/pixi-richtext We are working on moving all plugins to v5 and we are making new tutorials. I hope in half of year we'll have complete set of stuff for games, but right now its not the case, so go for React to save time.
  41. 2 points
    Are you sure you didn't turn on Battery Safe Mode when trying Cordova?
  42. 2 points
    Hey there, I made this little game called Life in the Static, the basic gist of this game is that you have an ability to stop time. LINK TO PLAY THE GAME: Tasty Link
  43. 2 points
    Yes, there is! Here's an example of Shockwave that you could include w/ a `<script>` element. https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@pixi/filter-shockwave@3.0.1/dist/filter-shockwave.js All filters are published to NPM with bundler file versions ("lib" folder) and a browser version ("dist" folder). You can use jsdelivr or other CDN that allows you to include files from published NPM versions.
  44. 2 points
    You are lucky! We are working on examples for playable ads. Unfortunately, they are not available yet. Wait a month or two. Also "no one ever posted their code for the issue" is MY phrase, that's how I explain people why is feature X not available. Someone asks help, I provide a few snippets, they make their app and do not share the result. Then second person asks the same thing. Then third. On 10-th attempt we have a hero who makes an article or repository and shares it with community!
  45. 2 points
    Exca

    creating a animated soft color

    You can do that with vertex shader by giving each vertice a color and then gpu interpolates between those points. Or you can do the calculation in fragment shader to get more refined look. Here's an example how it could be done with fragment shader https://www.shadertoy.com/view/tls3zS For info on how the color palette is done read this article http://www.iquilezles.org/www/articles/palettes/palettes.htm
  46. 2 points
    b10b

    ctx.clearRect() not working with Image.

    @James432213 hi, many issues here, all solvable. 1) The function named "canvas" rename this and avoid some confusion, call it "init" or similar 2) doKeyDown function has parameter "e" but references "event" in the switch - be consistent. 3) the functions doKeyDown, updateCanvas, drawPlayer are scoped "above" the "init" function, so they can have no easy reference to the "canvas" variable defined within "init". Notice also the name collision of "canvas" if we ignore step 1. Easy fix is to move these function declarations inside the "init" function. 4) There's nothing wrong with ctx.clearRect Some basics in how to debug your code will be beneficial, in particular the developer console (F12) is great, and using "console.log" can send helpful messages there from your code. Use that as a start towards watching the flow of your code when it runs, and where things are not actually working as might be expected on a first draft of code. This will lead to more advanced debugging techniques and more elaborate (and working) code.
  47. 2 points
    Do you draw something else than the video to canvas? If something taints a canvas then it stays tainted no matter what is rendered in the future. Or it might be due to stream becoming unavailable at some point for short duration and that could cause tainting (though the bug report I found on this should be already resolved, it was 5 years ago). Pretty sure it's some kind of edge case in security constraints which causes canvas to become tainted (by something), which causes security error when pixels are read from it.
  48. 2 points
    mattstyles

    I hate designing levels!

    Procedural generation can be a load of fun, but its a butt-ton of work to get working well. You could even use a genetic algorithm (GA) to create levels, have an automated actor play them, test the 'success' of the actor using fitness functions and then loop that process until you get levels (again, based on a heuristic function) that are fun to play. The up-shoot is that you can, potentially, create a near infinite number of levels like this. Or at least generate a manageable amount (say, 30) and manually curate them. Depending on how good your heuristics are you can create levels that are harder or easier for humans to play. It's a ton of work though. So depends on your mindset. Some crazy people find that a wonderful coding challenge.
  49. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Fading trail

    Here's the second one, super-v5 stuff: https://pixijs.io/examples/?v=v5.0.0-rc.2#/textures/gradient-resource.js Yes, you can use it as an alphamask. Why do you need though? Your trail is simple rectangle, right? In fact, that's one of common mask use-cases in Flash: alpha gradients. Its shame we cant replicate all that Flash stuff even after several years of coding.
  50. 2 points
    Sounds like what you need is to have a sprite child for that graphics object. You see, technically, the entire canvas (whether 2d or webgl, doesn't matter) is one big image. PIXI just draws different parts of the image separately to create the whole. So when you render a container, you will draw each child of that container (whether sprites, graphics, or something else) and all of its descendants (children, children of children, etc) in order from top (root) to bottom (leaves). The different parts may overlap, but at the end of the day the entire tree is reduced to an image. So do you want an image loaded from file to be in the middle of your graphics object? Easy. Just position the image object (sprite) so that it is in the middle of your graphics object. The easiest way to do that is to make the sprite a child of the graphics object, so that its position (x and y coordinates) are relative to the top-left corner of the graphics object. Parent/child relationships are not required, mind you, it is just a convenient way to get relative positioning (and also guarantee that the child is drawn after the parent, possibly overlapping). Does the whole paradigm of drawing position and order make more sense now? With all that in mind, I'll answer each question specifically: 1) Is there a way of doing this, similar to the plain/vanilla canvas way: // untested// 2d or webgl, doesn't matter.var renderer = PIXI.autoDetectRenderer(300,300);var canvas = renderer.view;var stage = new PIXI.Container();var sprite = PIXI.Sprite.fromImage(source);var graphics = new PIXI.Graphics();stage.addChild(graphics);graphics.addChild(sprite);// assuming graphics object is 100w x 100h// graphics position is centered horizontally and vertically relative to stage/canvas.// absolute position of the graphics object is 100 points right and 100 points down from the top-left corner of container (parent).graphics.position = new PIXI.Point(100,100);// assuming sprite object is 50w x 50h// sprite position is centered horizontally and vertically relative to graphics object.// absolute position of the sprite object is 125 points right and 125 points down from the top-left corner of container (grandparent).sprite.position = new PIXI.Point(25,25);// draw some lines n stuff on the graphics object.// Only reason I'm putting it in the ticker is just in case the image hasn't loaded yet.// We'll render 60 frames per second until it does... and after it does!PIXI.ticker.shared.add(function () { renderer.render(stage);});// put the canvas somewhere in the DOM. 2) Is the context (2d), unique to the Canvas? Yes. 2d is a context. webgl is a context. PIXI calls the 2d context renderer "Canvas". Both contexts are built on a "canvas" dom element. Confusing? Yes. 3) Would drawing imaged[sic] to the graphics object limit me to the CanvasRenderer... No. PIXI abstracts the WebGL nonsense (it's pretty arcane) away from your eyes so that you can create sprite objects that can be rendered magically using webgl context or rendered boringly using 2d context.