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Pictures and Alice. Barb Ericson Georgia Institute of Technology September 2006. Learning Goals. Understand at a conceptual and practical level How to save pictures from Alice scenes How to create billboards in Alice from pictures How to use pictures for texture maps

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Pictures and alice

Pictures and Alice

Barb Ericson

Georgia Institute of Technology

September 2006

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Learning goals
Learning Goals

  • Understand at a conceptual and practical level

    • How to save pictures from Alice scenes

    • How to create billboards in Alice from pictures

    • How to use pictures for texture maps

    • How to put pictures in a picture frame

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Saving pictures from alice
Saving Pictures from Alice

  • First click the Play button

  • Click the Pause button to stop the action

  • Click on the Take Picture button

    • This saves a picture on the desktop as capturexx.jpeg

    • Numbering starts at 00 and increments for each picture you take 01, 02, 03, …

    • You can move the picture to another directory

      • And rename it

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Create a billboard in alice
Create a Billboard in Alice

  • You can add a picture to Alice as a billboard

  • Click on File and then on Make Billboard

    • Locate the picture to add

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Position a billboard
Position a Billboard

  • Click on the Add Objects button to see the mouse controls

  • Click on the billboard reference in the object tree

  • Use the mouse controls to position the billboard

  • Click on Done when you are done

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Use a picture as a texture map
Use a Picture as a Texture Map

  • Click on ground in the object tree window

  • Click the properties tab in the details window

  • Scroll down to the Texture Maps

  • Click on the + next to Texture Maps

  • Click on the import texture map button

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Picking the picture for a texture map
Picking the Picture for a Texture Map

  • Select the picture to import

    • And click the Import button

  • Set the ground texture map to the new texture map picture

    • In the properties

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Example of changing the ground
Example of Changing the Ground

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Putting a picture in a frame
Putting a Picture in a Frame

  • Put a room in a world

  • Add a PictureFrame object

    • Use the mouse controls to position it on the room wall

  • Click on the reference to the PictureFrame object in the object tree

    • Click on the + and select matte

  • Click on the properties tab

  • Click the Texture Maps +

  • Click the import texture maps button

  • Select the picture to use

    • It shows up upside down

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Summary
Summary

  • You can save pictures from Alice

    • Use the pause button to stop the movie or game

    • It will save to the desktop

  • You can create billboards from pictures

    • Using File and Make Billboard

  • You can use pictures to make texture maps

    • In the properties tab of the details window

      • Open Texture Maps

  • You can put a picture in a picture frame in Alice

    • By changing the texture map of the matte

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