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Thread: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

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    Question How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    I recently watched someone make a game, and they made a system to make a certain level on a plat-former by using a picture.
    Basically, I have 6 pictures, and I want to draw them on the screen to make a level, by using the info from an image. How can I do this?


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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    What do you mean by a "level"?
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

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    What do you mean by a "level"?
    Well, what I mean is that in Mario, there is a set level with all the enemies and platforms and what-not, and I just want to make a system to create one level for my game by just making a photo, unless there is a way that is just as easy once it is set up.

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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    Can you explain what you mean by a level? Is it a number, like floors in a building? Level 1 is the first floor, level 2 is the second, etc

    What would "creating a level" mean? Would that be generating a random number say from 1 to 10?

    Or would it be level of difficulty: level 1 is easy, level 10 is very hard.
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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeR View Post
    Well, what I mean is that in Mario, there is a set level with all the enemies and platforms and what-not, and I just want to make a system to create one level for my game by just making a photo, unless there is a way that is just as easy once it is set up.
    Can you explain what you mean by a level? Is it a number, like floors in a building? Level 1 is the first floor, level 2 is the second, etcetera.

    What would "creating a level" mean? Would that be generating a random number say from 1 to 10?

    Or would it be level of difficulty: level 1 is easy, level 10 is very hard.
    Well, look at a platform game. There are platforms, spikes, enemies etc. And I want to make each level by creating a picture with different colours for each pixel, and the RGB value the pixel represents will make a certain thing in the game (For Example, in the image for the first map/level, I put a red pixel in the top corner. In the game, it reads the file, and puts a spike on the screen relative to the position in the picture.

    Summary of my question: I want to be able to simply draw a new level, add a few lines of code and voila, I can enter that room or 'level'

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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    I want to be able to simply draw a new ...
    Are you talking about custom drawings?
    See the tutorial about how to do custom paintings: Lesson: Performing Custom Painting (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing)
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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    Are you even *** listening to me? I want to create a drawing like this: (I made the image 10x bigger for you to see it)
    level_example.jpg
    And it looks at the file, for every red pixel (the RGB value for red, (255,0,0)) it prints a certain picture to the screen in the same place relative to the picture, and for every orange pixel it does the same with some death-inflicting spikes
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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    Did you look at the link for custom painting?
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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Did you look at the link for custom painting?
    Yes I *** did, but that has nothing to *** do with what I am asking.

    I want to read every pixel, from left to right, through the entire image, and put a number in an array depending on the RGB value of the pixel.
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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    @LukeR, getting answers has as much to do with how a question is asked, and using profanity is not doing you any favors. Your posts have been edited. I suggest reading Lesson: Working with Images (The Java™ Tutorials > 2D Graphics)

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    Default Re: How do I create a level using different colours in a picture?

    Sorry, but atleast now I have an answer related to what I want.
    But, for more explanation, watch the last five 2-3 minutes of this video
    3D Game Programming - Episode 34 - Entities - YouTube

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