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SceneUpdateFragment is one of the most important types in Indigo, as it is the type that describes everything you want your player to experience, visually and audibly*.
*An exception: You could emit a
PlaySoundevent from a model or view model update via an
Outcomeif you had a good reason to do so.
Chunky usage sample taken from the lighting example code:
SceneUpdateFragment.empty .addGameLayerNodes( graphic, graphic.moveBy(-60, 0).withMaterial(LightingAssets.junctionBoxMaterialOff), graphic.moveBy(-30, 0).withMaterial(LightingAssets.junctionBoxMaterialGlass), graphic.moveBy(30, 0).withMaterial(LightingAssets.junctionBoxMaterialFlat), graphic.moveBy(60, 0).withMaterial(LightingAssets.junctionBoxMaterialFlat.unlit) ) .withAmbientLight(RGBA.White.withAmount(0.1)) .withLights( PointLight.default .moveTo(config.viewport.center + Point(50, 0)) .withAttenuation(50) .withColor(RGB.Green), PointLight.default .moveTo(config.viewport.center + Point(-50, 0)) .withAttenuation(50) .withColor(RGB.Red), DirectionLight(30, RGB.Green, 1.2, Radians.fromDegrees(30)), SpotLight.default .withColor(RGB.Yellow) .moveTo(config.viewport.center + Point(-150, -60)) .rotateBy(Radians.fromDegrees(45)) .withHeight(25) .withPower(1.5) )
SceneUpdateFragments are not Functors, but they are Monoids, which is to say that:
- There is a concept of an identity value,
SceneUpdateFragment.empty, that if you add it to another
SceneUpdateFragmentit has no effect.
- There is an append operation
|+|for combining to of them together.
This is really important as it allows you to build parts of your scene up in lots of different ways, and then easily and reliably combine all the results together at the end. For example:
val sceneAudio: SceneUpdateFragment = ??? val background: SceneUpdateFragment = ??? val clouds: SceneUpdateFragment = ??? val player: SceneUpdateFragment = ??? val foreground: SceneUpdateFragment = ??? sceneAudio |+| background |+| clouds |+| player |+| foreground
Consider also the following:
val vanishingThing = if(visible) SceneUpdateFragment(graphic) else SceneUpdateFragment.empty scene |+| vanishingThing
val l: List[SceneUpdateFragment] = ??? l.foldLeft(SceneUpdateFragment.empty)(_ |+| _)
What can you describe?
SceneUpdateFragment has a fairly rich API that you can explore, but at a high level allows you to describe the following:
- The Game Layer: Nodes and effects that represent the main playable visuals
- The Lighting Layer: Nodes and effects that represent the image based lighting effects
- The Distortion Layer: Nodes that warp the visuals
- The UI Layer: Nodes and effects that represent the UI that sits above everything
- Ambient light: White light / None? Pitch black? A moonlight blue?
- Dynamic Lights: A list of dynamic lights that affect nodes with the right materials.
- Audio: Background audio tracks and volume mixing.
- Screen level effects: Some basic screen effects like saturation and tint
- Clone blanks: A list of nodes used as look up reference for Cloning.