Well, I love templates. They have helped me a lot. But I take them apart as soon as I can. But Im like that…
What makes it tick. LOL. I learn best from a book in hand and a keyboard in the other. I like to go fram a to z with examples and the questions.
Sorry, it how I learn most things, even knitting, lol.
But we dont have a book like that for the game engine. So templates help. I would rather see a tutorial in the template, explaining everything.
Because you can learn faster if you dont have to look in a kazillion places to find out what one little statement in pythond does, or whatever, a logic brick or something.
That is what frustrates me the most. I am so used to learning from a book.
When I did the fps I went through each line of the code and made added in comments of what I guessed it was doing.
I think I posted it here someplace asking if it was correct, but never received an answer. I could be wrong about that, I mean not getting an answer.
So that frustrated me too. Sometimes when you are given an example of a script its not that helpful if there isnt a tut to go with it.
For a noob, and sometimes for the expert too. There are soo many ways to code these days, lol, and so many ways to say something or get from A to B, that the only way to follow is to look for the python/blender function be used and figure it out from there.
I wouldn rather use that disecting time to build the game then understand the scripting, etc. Does that make any sense at all?
But I am still very thankful for ANY templates. I wish there were more and they would say in the template if it is ok to use it.
Some blends are posted like that, but I cant tell if you can use them or not and write the author… actually, it would be nice if every said, Use freely, or For learning purposes only, or Keep off, or whatever.
You know, we could have some icons that replaced the words? OK… im can just ramble on and on… sorry
BIG EDIT: I am dyslexic and when I am stressed, sick etc it gets worse, sorry for all the miss spelled words… I am sad and words are very hard for me now… in fact some mean nothing at all. LOL.