This command will create a matrix to a given width and depth segmented into grid square of a specified arrangement.
MAKE MATRIX Matrix Number, Width, Depth, xDivisions, ZDivisions
Matrix Number is an integer value to be assigned to the matris
Width - is a float number giving the width of the surface along the x-axis
Depth - is a float number giving the depth of the plane along the z-axis
xDivisions - is an integer value specifying how many subdivisions are required along the x-axis
zDivisions - is an integer specifying how many subdivisions are required along the z-axis
This command does not return a value.
A ground surface can be created using the terr\in objects commands. An alternative eay to create a surface that rises and falls is to use a matrix object. DarkBASIC Pro uses the term matrix to describe a 'plane' of 2 dimensions which can be divided into a number of rows and columns (known as subdivisions). This can be considered as a grid pattern of rectangles in the plane. Each rectangle is then divided into two triangles. Where the corners of individual triangle meet is called an 'apex'. Each apex can be manipulated up and down (along the y-axis) to create a 3d-surface. The surface can then be textured like any other object.
A matrix can be thought of as a grid landscape with individual tiles that can be textured, raised and lowered to create a wide variety of surfaces. The matrix number and division values should be integer values. The width and depth should be real numbers (floats).
ink rgb(255,255,255),0 position camera 0,300,0 autocam off make matrix 1,1000,1000,25,25 position matrix 1,0,0,0 randomize matrix 1,rnd(100) update matrix 1 do loop if matrix exist(1)=1 then delete matrix 1 end
Rem ** Set display mode (most systems should handle this)
Set Display Mode 1024, 768, 32
Rem ** Position camera for an overview of the matrix
position Camera 0, 500, 300, -600
Rem ** Create a grid (800 by 720)
Make Matrix 1, 800, 720, 8, 12
Rem ** Wait for key press
Rem ** Randomly adjust the y ordinates
Rem ** to a maximum of 45
Randomize Matrix 1, 45
Rem ** Update matrix
Update Matrix 1
Rem ** Wait for a key press to end the program