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Issue 1.5

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Touchy-Feely 3D

Using FindObject and FindPoint

Issue: 1.5 (April/May 2003)
Author: Joe Nastasi
Author Bio: Joe Nastasi has been a programmer since 1977 and a full-time REALbasic consultant since version 1.0. He is also the developer of a spacecraft simulator, A-OK! The Wings of Mercury, which was recently awarded a Cubie for Educational software.
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Last month we discussed techniques for detecting and reacting to collisions between 3D Objects. So much for object-to-object interaction; this month I'll show you how to use the mouse to select and move 3D Objects.

Let's say we want to move the mouse cursor over an RB3DSpace control and display the equivalent location in the 3D scene. Additionally, when the mouse is over an Object3D, we want the name of the Object3D to be displayed near the object. Finally, dragging the Object3D will move it within the scene.

FindPoint

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