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HUD in 3D environment

Apr 23 2013 | 6:57 am

I’m building several games in Max/Jitter right now and I have already created the FPS-style navigation in a 3D environment with physics etc. Now I am looking to create the heads-up-display for showing health, a map etc. What I need is the ability to render text/jpg/shapes to a 2D plane that is unaffected by the camera rotation and 3D movement already present in the game. Is there an attribute of the or objects that I can use to achieve this? Maybe rendering as matrices and using a jit.op to combine? Any and all assistance appreciated. I’m sure I’m missing something simple.

Apr 23 2013 | 10:08 am

In my opinion a good option is to create second rendering context (this context will be containing your HUD visuals), add atribute @shared 1 to booth main and second rendering context, render second context to texture ([] with @capture 1 parameter is good for that), and display the texture on a plane in first (main) context.

Apr 23 2013 | 8:33 pm

I’m a bit confused by that last bit. If I display the texture on a plane in the main context it will still need a position and rotation in 3D space. Essentially, I need a way to treat the window as the plane. Is this what worldtoscreen is for?

Apr 23 2013 | 8:41 pm

see my reply here:

best bet is to start patching something. if you get stuck post what you’ve got back here.

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