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Easy3D engine v1.1
Author: Simon Czentnár Submitted: 16th December, 2007 Favourites:1
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Edited By Simon Czentnár on 8/21/2008

!!!New update is available (version 1.1)!!!

This is a simple 3D engine for MMF2. It places the 2D objects in a 3D area. It's very simple, but it is also a very small file (only 424 Kilobytes!) and it doesn't use any special extensions (It uses only Active, Backdrop and Text objects).
You can read more instructions in the .mfa file - it has commented events. You can download the stand alone application file (.exe) and also the source file (.mfa).

There are 5 examples:

1. Simple engine (first screen shot) - The engine sets the objects' scale by their coordinates and it orders the objects in the virtual Z direction. There is also a light perspective-effect. Move the little square with arrow keys. It can collide with the obstacle square.

2. Advanced engine (second screen shot) - It is the same, but there are two obstacle squares, you can drag and drop these obstacles and you can also scroll the area.

3. 3D menu example (third screen shot) - Use the mouse to navigate in the menu (scroll right/left). Very simple, but attractive!

4. 3D menu example 2 - New menu example. Click on the right side/left side squares next to the square in the middle to navigate. The squares are always in the middle.

Stand alone application file:
Source file:

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Posted by viva/volt 16th December, 2007

The menu effect is very nice, not too sure that the engine is applicable in a game though :\
Posted by DaVince 17th December, 2007
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Isn't this more like a "sprites in a 3D environment" example rather than "completely 3D"?

The advanced engine is exactly the same as the simple engine. The menu looks nice, but is a bit impractical to use.

Could've done better... though nice effort, I guess.
Posted by yuyu 17th December, 2007

just get mode 7 to calculate it all for you.
nice tho, good work.
Posted by Simon Czentnár 17th December, 2007

Thanks all. Yes, there are only 2D sprites in a 3D area. And I think you can use it in a game, too (for example point and click adventure games). The "advanced engine" shows you how to create more obstacles, scrolling area and you can drag and drop the obstacles. The goal was to create a simple 3D engine without any special extensions.
Posted by columbo borgi :C 17th December, 2007
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i like it
Posted by DaVince 18th December, 2007
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Then vote!
Posted by columbo borgi :C 18th December, 2007
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ah.. ive voted, just forgot to clickon the checkbox :C
Posted by Simon Czentnár 18th December, 2007

Thanks, Borgi!
Posted by Reno 18th December, 2007

im doing a 3D game right now actually. this is nice but simple
Posted by Reno 18th December, 2007

oh you should use mode7
Posted by Simon Czentnár 19th December, 2007

Thanks Reno! Mode7 is a great, but I don't like to use special extensions in this project.
Posted by Josh Whelchel 19th December, 2007
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This is a great demonstration of using MMF's core features to make something you wouldn't expect.

Applicable? The menu seems pretty sweet, but who knows?

Thanks (:
Posted by DaVince 20th December, 2007
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The menu is almost like a ring menu with perspective, which can be useful in Mana-like games.
Posted by AndyUK 20th December, 2007

mode7 is awfully slow though remember.

This is pretty good. I'm sure you could expand it to make the whole world move and keep the camera on the player. It's very limited, yes but still pretty funky.
Posted by Simon Colmer 22nd December, 2007
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that menu is sooo nice - why do i think we are gonna see it included on some games soon? lol
Si x
Posted by Simon Czentnár 22nd December, 2007

Wow, thanks again for the comments, and thanks for the lots of GOTW polls, too!
Posted by Simon Czentnár 27th December, 2007

New version is available!
Comment edited by Simon Czentnár on 12/27/2007
Posted by Simon Czentnár 10th March, 2008

New version is available (again )!
Posted by Disthron 11th June, 2009
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Hay, this is kind of cool.
Posted by Aloan Moreira 27th April, 2012

I can't download, I'd like to see it!
Posted by Simon Czentnár 8th May, 2012

Unfortunately, the original file is currently unavailable. The 3D menu Widget can be found on my website (it's the future version of this):





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