So I’m looking to show/hide popup menus and interface items like journals, tooltips, maps, etc, but I’m not sure how to go about it exactly. My thought is that I can have the object in question lurking on a different layer, then call it to the playable layer on demand, then send it back when it’s not needed, but I don’t know where to look for how to do that. It might be best handled with a Python script, but while I can code, I’m not familiar enough with Python (and the BGE’s capabilites with it) to just magic something out of thin air.
For an example, imagine that you’re in 3rd person follow view and you want to look up a journal with details on…anything, it’s just a book object with a lot of text, maybe an image or two. I want to hit a key and have that book move from layer 2 (where my props are) to layer 1 (where my character is) and always display it with the pages facing the camera.
If anyone has some guidance, I’d greatly appreciate it.