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Reply #10 - 04.10.2007 at 23:14:21
 
Aah.... the magic spell !!

Thought that was long forgotten...BTW, it was in The Mansion Family: Mind Mines....  I know I promised back then I'll share the secret.... now considerable time has passed, so I might be able to do so:

For that trick I have NOT USED any invisible bricks at all (and, unfortunately, I'm afraid building invisible bricks is not possible), but I created the impression of walking in air with the use of a layer trick.

I'm not even sure if I remember the correct order of proceedings, as I worked pretty long on that...trying out different things until it really worked..... but I achieved the effect by first adding bricks in a layer other than layer 4 and later removing them again.
The setting of the "fringe" is essential.

BTW..... some of you might remember that (shortly after the release of TMF 1) I announced The Mansion Family 2, which I was building already back in springtime. TMF 2 featured the then-novelty SNOW and ICE and there I also wanted to introduce another "magic spell" trick called "The Northern Lights" (which, incidentially was also the subtitle of TMF 2).

Unfortunately I never finished building TMF 2, as I was never completely satisfied with the snow landscapes (for which I got a little help from JoeB., who lshortly afterwards introduced snow in one of his mansions). So I abandoned the project (for now).
(It's a shame...as I'd really would have liked to show you the "Northern Lights" trick...  Sad   Cool)

You might be interested to hear that currently I'm working on TMF 3, working title "Parachutes"....which will also introduce an innovation. TMF 3 is already close to being finished, so it will definitely be released before TMF 2 !!
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Reply #11 - 05.10.2007 at 01:41:52
 
aquaMat wrote on 04.10.2007 at 23:14:21:
I'm not even sure if I remember the correct order of proceedings, as I worked pretty long on that...trying out different things until it really worked..... but I achieved the effect by first adding bricks in a layer other than layer 4 and later removing them again.
The setting of the "fringe" is essential.


Do you remember whether you used a lower or a higher level bricks than L4?

aquaMat wrote on 04.10.2007 at 23:14:21:
You might be interested to hear that currently I'm working on TMF 3, working title "Parachutes"....which will also introduce an innovation. TMF 3 is already close to being finished, so it will definitely be released before TMF 2 !!


Well, the Star Wars series was 4-5-6-1-2-3 so you are excused  Wink
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Reply #12 - 05.10.2007 at 03:01:12
 
aquaMat wrote on 04.10.2007 at 23:14:21:
I'm not even sure if I remember the correct order of proceedings, as I worked pretty long on that...trying out different things until it really worked..... but I achieved the effect by first adding bricks in a layer other than layer 4 and later removing them again. The setting of the "fringe" is essential.


Did you remove some of the fringe from layer 3 or something to get rid of the generated fringe or something by using the black nothing-ness tile on the fringe? Was that a part of the process?
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Reply #13 - 06.10.2007 at 15:44:06
 
I actually do remember this (alas....I'm givin' it all away.. Cheesy  Wink):

I first added a second floor in layer 6 using "Fringe ON". Later I removed that floor, but somehow (that's the part I really can't remember exactly anymore) removed it with "Fringe OFF", theoretically leaving the fringe in the picture. Of course you CAN'T see "fringe only".
Due to some bug in the software, you now step onto that floor, even if it is already gone....giving the impression you were walking on air.

After I stumbled upon this effect / bug accidentally a while earlier (where I had removed a single "layer-6 + fringe" brick), I tried to recreate it in TMF for an entire floor.

BTW, I also experimented with layer-3, but that led to nothing.
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Reply #14 - 07.10.2007 at 04:18:02
 
While telling all the secrets of your private life Grin, please tell us for once and for ever why carots are more orange than oranges! Wink
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Reply #15 - 07.10.2007 at 08:29:39
 
aquaMat wrote on 06.10.2007 at 15:44:06:
...Of course you CAN'T see "fringe only".


Oh really?
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Freddy wrote on 07.10.2007 at 04:18:02:
While telling all the secrets of your private life Grin, please tell us for once and for ever why carots are more orange than oranges! Wink


If I only knew, Freddy, if I only knew......    Undecided
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Reply #17 - 07.10.2007 at 23:58:45
 
Anthony wrote on 07.10.2007 at 08:29:39:
aquaMat wrote on 06.10.2007 at 15:44:06:
...Of course you CAN'T see "fringe only".


Oh really?



Yes, I know.... that this sometimes happens... but it is not "meant to (be used)" officially, and - at least durring my experiments - didn't always look like that. Sometimes you remove the brick front, but not the fringe (for whatever reasons) but still the fringe is gone afterwards.  And that's the way it should be...e.g. in layer 4 it has to be always like that. You remove the brick (front is selected only), and the software "knows" it also has to remove the resp. fringe.
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Reply #18 - 11.10.2007 at 01:57:07
 
aquaMat wrote on 07.10.2007 at 23:52:28:
Freddy wrote on 07.10.2007 at 04:18:02:
While telling all the secrets of your private life Grin, please tell us for once and for ever why carots are more orange than oranges! Wink


If I only knew, Freddy, if I only knew......    Undecided



Maybe because it has more beta-carotene?
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Reply #19 - 11.10.2007 at 03:11:18
 
Beta-CAROTene that is not in carots ... Grin
Or isn't this to subject anymore?  Huh Better: Lips Sealed
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