Discussion Thread For Buildbox 3.2.0 Beta

Discussion in 'Buildbox General Discussion' started by Sean Buildbox, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Sean Buildbox

    Sean Buildbox Administrator Staff Member

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    We've just launched the 3.2.0 Beta. You can find that here.

    Feel free to post any comments, questions, or anything else regarding the Beta here. For a refresher here is whats new:

    What’s new in Buildbox 3.2.0

    3D Animation Support
    • FBX files containing 3D model skeletons and animations are now supported in Buildbox.
    • New Brainboxes available for 3D animated assets:
      • Animated Platformer
      • Keyboard Controls
      • Mobile Controls
      • Keyboard Camera Controls
    • New Content Nodes available for 3D animated assets:
      • Sub Scene
      • Keyframe Animation

    Worlds
    • 2D Worlds
      • To rotate an object 45 degrees, select the rotate tool, hold shift and drag an axis handle.
    • 3D Worlds
      • Ground object that covers an entire scene and provides a solid platform for dynamic assets.

    Textures
    • Unused textures are removed when Buildbox opens a project.
    • Alpha channel support
      • Enabled transparency in textures
      • The texture area without the transparency can cast shadows onto other objects.

    UI Changes
    • Color coded axis fields
      [​IMG]
    • Tabs and home button in the Navigation bar, along with navigation control arrows.
      [​IMG]

    Nodes
    • Health node now contains Starting Health and Max Health attributes.
    • Script nodes now have a purple self reference output, and each input and output can now be color coded.
      [​IMG]
    • Move and Rotate nodes now contain a set of range attribute fields.
    • The following nodes are now available in the asset Node Map.
      • Sub Scene
      • Keyframe Animation
      • Rotate Towards
      • Speedometer
      • Self Attribute

    Ad Monetization
    • Facebook Analytics in the SDK tab of the Project Settings window.

    Keyboard Shortcuts
    Keyboard Shortcut Description
    cmd/ctrl + [ Move the selected object down the hierarchy in the outliner.
    cmd/ctrl + ] Move the selected object up the hierarchy in the outliner.
     
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  2. Elite Games

    Elite Games Boxer

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    Hi happy to see fbx animation support.
    I would like to ask when we will see offline version for buildbox.
    I like to code in buildbox and want to learn more but cant do much work due to Internet issue. You cant save or open your work offline thats the main issuue.

    2nd there is no offline documentation available with it. Everytime you have to see online manual. Please include offline updated manual with each build (update). Or make available of intellisense for bb api in bb code editor or create extension for vscode.

    About Buttons in ui we dont have any access to other properties of button like image etc. I would like to see for example there is a navigation button which is connected to other world. I want to control it through code when we click on it. It will check for condition then trigger its action. Currently you cant do that.
     
  3. MattWills

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    Hi @Sean Buildbox I'm getting this occuring each time I try and open a game world on Windows.
    Its showing as transparent with the desktop showing through. I have tried this in 2D and 3D and restarting my machine. Still occurs. Thanks
     

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  4. kwinchi

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    awesome update :)
    a small bug report : when you drag a connection and let it go it lags for like 2 secondes before it disappears
     
  5. Elite Games

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    .Fbx importing 3d objects have scale issue and also texture look weird in some cases.

    If we delete and recreate 3d world buildbox get crashed.

    Also i downloaded models from mixamo site and getting vertices limit exceed error.
     
  6. kipasgajah

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    Hi, any solution for import 3d object without need to add texture image?
     
  7. mshuraih

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    love it !!!! thank you BB
     
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  8. Rodney Burnett

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    Can’t wait to play around with the 3D platformer brainbox. Are there any plans to update or expand on the 2d platformer brainbox, eg. fall animations
     
  9. Ivan Perfetti

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    @Sean Buildbox That's a nice update! :) Time to play around with FBX models!
    Found a problem, looks like the fromEuler property has been removed from Quaternion object, now I always get this error when trying to access it: TypeError: Quaternion(...).fromEuler is not a function.
    Checked the properties for Quaternion and fromEuler is not there anymore. :(
     
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  10. GeeekyBoy

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    Emulator is very slow, laggy, buggy and full of glitches after upgrading to 3.2 !!
     
  11. Ivan Perfetti

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    To anyone complaining:
    I know, I've been feeling like that in the past, it might be frustrating trying a new beta and find out it has more problems than before but you got to consider it might just be a matter of mindset :)
    Just keep in mind this is a beta, it's supposed to have problems and should not be considered as an upgrade (yet) elsewhere you're going to be disappointed.
    What I'm saying is nothing new but why not try instead to consider a beta release for just what it is? To me it's just a glimpse at new features and a call to users to try it out, learn what's new and most of all help find bugs and problems so that when it gets released most of the problems are hopefully gone and you can enjoy a better software with new features like the newly introduced FBX support!
    Just my two cents but I can assure you now I'm way less disappointed by bugs and way more excited by new features! :D
     
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  12. Sean Buildbox

    Sean Buildbox Administrator Staff Member

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    Internet connectivity will be required for Buildbox access for the foreseeable future. We hope to allow offline access eventually but would not expect it in the immediate future for a variety of reasons.

    Documentation I will see if the team has this on the road map. Will make suggestion to the buttons for potential editing to the future.

    Have seen this a handful of times. Can you send over to support or DM where you are seeing this and what your graphics card and monitor set up are with this currently?

    I'm still seeing the function actually. Quaternion is not an object however, you need to it class yourself. If you have more questions or see more issues please shoot me a DM ;)

    Emulator as in Buildbox preview? Or Android Emulator? In any case please send details to support@buildbox.com
     
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    I cant find ground to add.
    how to add ?
     
  15. Achiraka kaveen

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    Graphic Interface look transparent don't update wait until they fixed it.
    My graphic card is GTX 1050[​IMG]
     
  16. Achiraka kaveen

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    Same issue
     
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    best update ever :) I am downloading now. FBX and animation I can't believe it :)
     
  18. GeeekyBoy

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    That's a normal thing because Buildbox can't deal with objects having too much details right now...Try to optimize your mesh included in the FBX file or use low poly models instead.
     
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    We need folder for same objects, Level Section bar is still too crowded.
    Also we need search or filter in here.
     

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  20. Aashish pandey

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    can anyone please share me link for the latest version of buildbox 3.2 as i am not able to install it from my buildbox. it shows corrupt file Annotation_2020-04-03_142538.png
     

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