I’m new to Blender and have been doing intensive tutorials for days in order to test a proof of concept. I’m starting to lose heart, I don’t know if I’m on the right track, or whether what I’m trying to achieve is even possible.
I want to control my character with a motion sensor (Kinect) using the Ni-Mate add-on, and allow it to interact with other objects in game mode - stand-alone player if possible.
I have rigged a character and hooked it up to the Kinect using the Ni-Mate python script. So far so good, it works well.
Then I wanted to have my character interact with other objects, so I started doing simple game tutorials to find out how the BGE worked. That went well too.
Then I started trying to bring my character into the game environment, and hit various problems. For example, the game player crashes when started with certain characters (I’ve downloaded some from Blend Swap to test with). I’m also struggling to understand why in game mode the characters become grey, or the rendering is so different, it’s almost unrecognizable.
I am prepared to continue struggling through this, but I need some advice as to whether this is advisable or possible. Has anyone been doing work like this, and had success?
I would appreciate some feedback!