So after playing around with some amazing applications the past week, I stumbled across a simple application which allowed you to move back and forward through slides on a PowerPoint. This is great for presentations and It allows people to be more interactive presentations.
I then got thinking… What if… What if I could harness the gesture to go left and right through the PowerPoint and use it with Kodu!
Initially, it seemed like a great idea, however It wasn’t that simple! I had a lot of issues with code. Apparently the same code used in this application would not cross over onto Kodu and I would end up having a static robot which would not go anywhere . Eventually I found a solution which involved emulating keyboard codes in windows such as “0x25” meaning go left. I’m not going to bore you with the coding side of things though!
Eventually! I have managed to come up with something which will move the characters up, down, left and right. The only thing you need to do with your character, is make sure that it is assigned the keyboard controls for up, down, left and right. The program replicates these.
The project is in EARLY stages and the functionality which I am looking to add to it include:
- Voice controlled shooting
- Speed control
- Customisable keys
If you would like to view a video of what I have running at the moment, please have a look at the YouTube clip below. Unfortunately… there isn’t source available at the moment, but please revisit the blog soon for an update of what is to come and possibly some source to go with it!