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15th March, 2011
Get up to speed with the features of ShiVa3D v1.9 with our latest series of tutorials
The Stonetrip team have been working hard to complete tutorials for selected new features of ShiVa3D v1.9.
The latest tutorials explain the principles underlying the features and take you, step by step, through the procedures needed, with screenshots from ShiVa3D and examples of code required. Once you have followed the tutorial, you’ll be able to use what you have learned in your own Shiva3D projects and, we hope, to build on the knowledge from the tutorial to develop your own routines.
How to implement the multitouch functions in your game. You will see how to manage events when the user taps one finger on the screen, two fingers, and more …
Inherited Visible State of a Component
This tutorial shows you how to see if a HUD component is visible, with the visible state of its parents taken in account.
Launch a Game from Another Game
In a game, you can download a stk file containing another game and then launch this second game.
This can be used in several situations:
* To create your own startup pack on a web page, to replace the default one.
* You have a big game, and you want to display something to the user quickly, to make the loading less annoying, with a custom loading progress bar or with animations.
* You have introduction movie(s), and you want to externalize them from your game to avoid the introduction management in script.
See how it’s done in this tutorial.
AdMob for iPhone/iPad
This tutorial will show you how to add adverts in your game using the well-known mobile advertising network AdMob.
Native export will convert all your scripts into C++ files. Here’s how to do it and also how best to perform the necessary error checking.
Single-double tap management
This tutorial explains how to manage a single/double (or more) tap on a the screen of a mobile device – note that the information in this tutorial can also be applied to a single/double click on the mouse.
These are just the most-recently posted tutorials. There are several more on the Stonetrip website and they are regularly added to, so keep checking the page regularly for new additions.