Tutorial on JPatch for Newbies

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Tutorial on JPatch for Newbies

Postby nine » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:03 am

You can find the tutorial here:
Tutorial on JPatch for Newbies - http://www.jpatch.0nyx.com/


It is also to be found on the JPatch WIKI:
http://www.jpatch.com/wiki/doku.php?id= ... etutorials


The tutorial is in six parts. It is made with the free WINK program:
http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

The six parts are together only 1.6 MegaByte.

Perhaps I have missed something important, misunderstood something or made some spelling miissstakke.

All comments are welcome!
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Postby sascha » Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:52 am

Hi,

I tried to link to the swf file from the Wiki, but it doesn't seem to work and I have no clue :?

Could you take a look at it in the wiki (follow the tutorials link). You can log in using your forum username/password, then click on edit to view/edit the source.

Thanks!
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Postby nine » Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:40 am

The links to the Newbie tutorials for JPatch 0.4 are now OK!

You can have a look at them here:
http://www.jpatch.com/wiki/doku.php?id= ... etutorials

All comments are welcome!
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Postby sascha » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:37 am

Ok, thanks!

(Although I still have no clue about why they don't load when embedded in a Wiki page :?)

I really like the tutorial - it goes through most of the important features, so new users can become familiar with them in a very short time.

Is there a kind of source format that can be chaged, and would you want to share that as well? Swf files are certainly better suited for tutorials than plain Wiki pages, but the advantage of a Wiki is that all users could collaborate until they reach an "optimal" result. So, if someone discovers an error or a spelling-mistake, he could easily correct it.

I really like the idea of users how build tutorials! :mrgreen:
Not because it saves a lot of time (:wink:) that I can spend on developing, but because I see JPatch from a different prespective - I wrote it, so I know how all the tools work, why they work that way and what doesn't work. Long story short: From a users perspective you have a better understanding about the problems new users will have than I.

PS: A feature request: Next, prev, index navigation links in the html files that embed the swf's would make jumping from one tutorial section to the next easier.
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Postby nine » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:55 am

You cannot embed the .swf-files because there are some code on the HTML-page making the .swf-file function correctly!

Thanks for telling me you like the tutorials - I believe I have covered most of the things about modeling. I have to look through the tutorials once more - I know about some mistakes.

Just a question: Bezier Tesselation is that correct? Bezier you are telling us is only for debugging! Tesselation I believe have something to do with the Bezier curves - or how to express the Tesselation modifications you can do in JPatch?

I tried to upload the source files - the .wnk-files - the WINK-files to the server. But http://www.0nyx.com did not let me upload big files. The WINK tutorials are about 10 MegaBytes together - I can have a new try... someday... or I can mail you the files - do you have a lot of email-space?

I believe in both WIKI and WINK - they can complement each other... if there are some mistakes in a WINK tutorial - you can write it on a Forum.

Next, prev and index - in the HTML-files - perhaps - but why?
On the WIKI forum you click the PARTs and all the parts open in new windows. Downloading the .zip-files to your disc - just click the six HTML-files to open the tutorial parts in new browser windows. On my site - http://www.jpatch.0nyx.com - you only have to scroll between all the parts of the tutorial... so why Next, prev and index?

What I like to see is WINK tutorials made for showing how to Render using Lights and Materials. And also I want to have some WINK tutorial on animation and sound and lip-sync... I myself have not really got the time just now so I am hoping on someone else!!!
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Postby nine » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:36 pm

I have updated the tutorials six parts - doing some cleaning up - hope you will like them!
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