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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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