Buildbox 3 Frequently Asked Questions (faqs) For Newbies

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  1. DariusGuerrero

    DariusGuerrero Avid Boxer Staff Member

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    Alright. Since there are a ton of new people posting the same stuff again and again and hijacking the forums lately, here's some FAQs courtesy of HueTheDev from discord.

    Q1. How do I download Buildbox 3 Beta?
    A1. From the Buildbox Official Forum: Official Announcements / Buildbox 3.0 Beta. https://www.buildbox.com/forum/index.php?threads/buildbox-3-0-beta.13334/

    Q2. How do I get an Activation code for BB3 Beta?
    A2. You will receive a new Activation Key for BB3 Beta via email. For Alpha users, it will work automatically. If you do not receive an activation code via the email you subscribed with, you may try logging in to the Buildbox account portal https://www.buildbox.com/account/. If you can't log-in, you should try resetting your password. Once logged in, you should be able to find your keys there. If these doesn't work should contact support@buildbox.com

    Q3. Where do I report a bug?
    A3. http://buildbox.com/forum/index.php?threads/buildbbox-3-0-beta-1-bugs-report-thread.13336/ for everyone's knowledge and support@buildbox.com for official reporting to the Buildbox staff.

    Q4. Will my Buildbox 2 license keys activate Buildbox 3 Beta?
    A4. No.

    Q5. Can I open BBDOC (from Buildbox 2) files with BB3?
    A5. We DO NOT recommend doing that. BB3 Beta cannot work with Buildbox 2 files yet.

    Q6. Can I still double click my BB2DOC files to open them while BB3 Beta is installed?
    A6. No. If you double click bb2doc files while BB3 is installed and the file type is associated with BB3, it will convert your bb2doc file into a bb3doc file which is not backwards compatible.

    Q7. Will ____ feature be available?
    A7. Follow the updates from the Buildbox CTO himself via this thread http://buildbox.com/forum/index.php?threads/buildbox-3-0-beta-development-plan.13333

    Q8. Buildbox 3 Beta if full of bugs! I hate this why is it like this grrrrr
    A8. That's because it's in beta.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. AndyG

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    Here's a useful one peeps might not be fully aware of yet:

    Q. How do I move around the 3D World view?
    A. Press space bar and hold down either the left mouse button to move around or right mouse button to rotate.
     
  3. hajy

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    Can you help pleas? i buy buildbox 3d but dont work
     

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    Please contact support@buildbox.com for help with this.
     
  5. tlgasimsek

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    thanks mann
     
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    On my windows machine, SPACE+move around is not working, im on a VAIO notebook. it might be a problem capturing the Synaptics touchpad. On OSX it's working ok.
     
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    How do you create a start menu page for your game in BB3
     
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    andre_sprs Serious Boxer

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    Add a Menu UI and connect your start scene to it
     
  9. Brandon Humfleet

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    do they have plans to merge buildbox 2d and buildbox 3d?
     
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  11. Jay

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    I also contacted support regarding this and I have not received a response.
     
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    It may sound stupid but, is it possible to publish a game from buildbox 3 beta? I know its beta, but saw export options still there.. so just a question.
     
  13. AndyG

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    If you can export. You can publish.
     
  14. Eduard de Bruyn

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    Hi,

    My Buildbox 3.0 keeps failing to download the iOS and Android modules on startup, plus I can't preview the 3D world once it's created.

    Please can someone assist me or point me in the right direction?

    Thanks
     
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  15. Jay

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    Hey, yeah the module download failure issue seems to be a common problem but don't worry. I had this issue before.

    What you can do is contact support@buildbox.com and explain that the modules keep failing to download and they'll provide you with a download link to download them manually and then you just put them in the correct folder.

    Regarding the 3D World not rendering. This might not work, but try resizing one of the inside panels just a little bit. Sometimes my 3d world won't show up until I reside the window or a panel which causes it to re-render the 3d world again.
     
  16. Eduard de Bruyn

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    Hey Jay,

    Thanks for the tip. They have downloaded now.

    Regarding the 3D world. The content in the editor render and I can fully edit all objects and so on. When I preview the world nothing shows up in the preview window. Any help on this?
     
  17. kodagames

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    Does BB3 support animated 3d objects that are fully rigged and animated?
     
  18. thatguyminib

    thatguyminib Serious Boxer

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    Nope and from what has/hasn't been said they don't plan on it any time soon either, which is unfortunate.
     
  19. kodagames

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    Wow I’m shocked at that! I have a really cool player character with many animation states (run, jump, slide, etc..) that I would love to use in a BB game.

    My mind is now blown... how can this be for 3d?

    I do appreciate the response, thank you ;)
     
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  20. thatguyminib

    thatguyminib Serious Boxer

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    Yeah a lot of us are wondering why fbx isn't being pushed harder.

    Having a 3d engine and expecting people to not want to do 3d animated objects is weird lol.
     
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