phale
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help with animated dice, plz

Postby phale » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:59 pm

I'm having a project in Visual Basic class about a dice game. However, I don't know where could I get the animated dice, so, if you know any useful websites, plz share. Thanks
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Re: help with animated dice, plz

Postby OneBriiguy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:33 pm

phale wrote:I'm having a project in Visual Basic class about a dice game. However, I don't know where could I get the animated dice, so, if you know any useful websites, plz share. Thanks


Hello, phale!

I would need to do a simple web search for appropriate images. Make sure any that you use are not copyright protected. As an alternative, you could build your own graphics using graphics editing software, such as Paint for Windows.

Best wishes for success on your project.
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Postby raytrent » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:12 pm

While it's important to honor the copyright of peoples pictures on the web, there are numerous places where you can find free images available for public use. A Google search like "dice images free" reveals many options.

Unless you're up for a challenge, I would recommend not trying to do a physical animation of bouncing 3d dice on a table as a first project. Many games that need to "animate" dice use a simple 2d trick like switching between images of different dice and stopping on the randomly selected one. Again, Google is your friend here. "visual basic dice animation" will yield several useful pieces of information.
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