Creating a group

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Creating a group

#1 Post by Bum_McFluff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:46 am

I want to create layered image characters, but can't find how to make the group in the first place. If I want to make a new image I add (for example) image r = 'characters/robin.png' to my image.rpy file. I assumed it might be similar to this, adding something like: group r = 'characters/robin/body/base/robin_base_00.png' but I keep getting errors that I can't interpret. This is my first foray into making a game.

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I'm sorry, but errors were detected in your script. Please correct the errors listed below, and try again.

File "game/groups.rpy", line 7: expected statement.
    group r = 'characters/robin/body/base/robin_base.png'
            ^
Ren'Py Version: Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Sat Feb 08 16:43:05 2020
It says 'expected statement', but I don't know what type of statement I can make except 'HELP!'
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Re: Creating a group

#2 Post by Per K Grok » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:44 am

Bum_McFluff wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:46 am
I want to create layered image characters, but can't find how to make the group in the first place. If I want to make a new image I add (for example) image r = 'characters/robin.png' to my image.rpy file. I assumed it might be similar to this, adding something like: group r = 'characters/robin/body/base/robin_base_00.png' but I keep getting errors that I can't interpret. This is my first foray into making a game.

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I'm sorry, but errors were detected in your script. Please correct the errors listed below, and try again.

File "game/groups.rpy", line 7: expected statement.
    group r = 'characters/robin/body/base/robin_base.png'
            ^
Ren'Py Version: Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Sat Feb 08 16:43:05 2020
It says 'expected statement', but I don't know what type of statement I can make except 'HELP!'
No you do not define groups like you can do with images. Groups are defined in the definition of the layered image.

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layeredimage kombi:

    always:
        "hat1"

    group r:
        attribute glad:
            "tie1"

        attribute sad:
            "shoes1"

label start:

    show kombi glad
    "I'm glad"

    show kombi sad
    "I'm sad"

"hat1", "tie1" and "shoes1" are all images.

You can refer to an image with the full address, as you described "characters/robin.png" or only with the image name without the suffix; "robin". Ren'py will find the image. You must make sure you only have one image with that name, though.

When starting out doing games you should keep things very simple. You should probably not bother with stuff like layered images until you have done a couple of small games using more basic stuff.
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Re: Creating a group

#3 Post by Alex » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:47 pm


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Re: Creating a group

#4 Post by Bum_McFluff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:34 pm

You can refer to an image with the full address, as you described "characters/robin.png" or only with the image name without the suffix; "robin". Ren'py will find the image. You must make sure you only have one image with that name, though.

When starting out doing games you should keep things very simple. You should probably not bother with stuff like layered images until you have done a couple of small games using more basic stuff.
Thanks for that, I am going to start small, but eventually I want to use this and if I can get my head around it now, I may be able to plan better going forward. Thanks again.
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