I'm wondering exactly how the layers can work with eachother. It says that you can have Background objects, active objects, anything on the different layers. But how would those objects interact? If you have an enemy in layer 2 and your player in layer 1, will it ignore the events? Can you move objects between layers?
Sorry if I should know this already, but I'm still using MMF express
If anyone has played Wario for virtual boy (yeah I have one) I'd like to do something like that. You could launch him from the foreground to the background. You could potentially do some cool 3D stuff that could effect gameplay, not just for a neat graphical effect.
Layers are something that MMF originally lacked, thatís why there are so many extensions out there that reproduce the effects that required layers originally, but now donít.
One of the most useful tricks for layers, will obviously be parallax scrolling, and side from that, menu screens that didn't require multiable frames, or confusing "show/hide" for all the objects on the menu. Just swap visibility of layers. So yeah, layers will be very interesting to work with, should inspire some very unique idea's.
With the built in ability to resize objects, as well as control layers, some very cool things could be done. Take an image, resize it while bringing it forward to new layers and you have some real potential for 3D effects.
i recall a level in revenge of shinobi for the megadrive where you can jump from the front to the back of a fence. And the enemies on either side could only attack you if you are on the same side.
I guess layers are like that. Although i would bet that the interactivity is up to the maker.
Mario had something like that. New super mario bros did too. Where you climb on the gates and there are enemies on the front and back. That could pretty much be done with what we have now though. It'd just require an active object. I don't think you'd even need to use layers to do it with mmf2, I think they said you can have backdrop objects in front of active objects now.
My mind is reeling with uses. It really really needs to have a way to move objects between layers. Just "bring object to layer 2" would do the trick. I'm also hoping that the resizing can do more than just shrink and enlarge things proportionally. It'd be cool if you could do something along the lines of the perspective tool in photoshop. Combined with the rotation, you could basically do mode 7 if they allowed that!
I guess that's a possibility but I could imagine that getting really complicated.
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26th June, 2006 at 20:50:37 -
Why not just have an object on each layer if you need collision testing like that. Set Pos(Object 1) (layer 1) to Pos(Object 1) (layer 2). There's always backup just in case Clickteam didn't include object collisions through multiple layers.
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Im same as Jason - I'll probably use the layers more for effects, but I think that the idea of having enemies on both sides of a 'fence' sounds like a great idea, and I think the layers would help a lot for that. I just hope that the layers in MMF2 are easy to see and use and everything - all these new features are great, but I don't like things to be confusing