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Call of Juarez 2 Part 4: Object Props

Category: Call of Juarez 2
November 11, 2009

Call of Juarez 2 Part 4: Object Props

Part 4 covers:

Model Browser
Placing Objects
Grouping/Ungrouping
Parenting Objects
Setting Classes
Changing Skins
Object Transformation
Shadow Maps
... much more

Call of Juarez 2 Level Design Part 4: Object Props

CoJ2 Bound in Blood Video Notes:

Mesh Browser

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Mask is ability to search through CoJ2 model directory

If you use * (asterisk) in front of your keyword it will search for all the models that has that particular search in the title. It widens your search.

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When placing Object Selections, they are multiple objects grouped together. To open up a selection group, RMB click on the model and Open Group.

Same to close the group. RMB click on the model and Close Group

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Parent other objects to a group by going to Object's Attribute Property by double clicking on an object.

Under Parent, Browse and select a group that you want to parent to.

To deselect it, follow the same steps but now click Deselect.

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X = centers the object in your viewport

Object Selections:
1. Hide Helpers
2. Hide Selected Objects
3. Hide Unselected Objects
4. Unhide Selected Objects
5. Unhide All Objects

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S = Select Objects

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Space Bar = Locks Select Objects

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Impulse Physics will place an object into your scene using physics. More natural way to place your models.

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Object Attributes --> Shadow Maps.

Allows to reduce or increase the distance of rendering shadows for selected objects.

Greater the number, the futher away the shadows will render for that object

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Hold Cntrl+RMB = add to current selection

Hold Alt+RMB = remove from current selection

Resize/Move/Scale/Rotate Objects

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More precise control over object transformation, select from World to Local coordinates.

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A = place/move selected object by RMB anywhere in your viewport

Object List of all your objects in your scene.

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Object Attributes --> Skins

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Object Attributes --> Class --> LawmanASP = assigns physics to the selected object in your scene.

ASP = Actor Single Physics. Use LawmanASP only in single player mode.

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Shift+Drag Object = Duplicate

Using Layers organizes your scene for better management

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Going to Object Attributes --> Layers, change which layer the object will be on.

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To create subLayers, hold Cntrl+LMB and drag a layer into another layer.

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Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood Level Design Tutorial List

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