how to create a smoke effect

Discussion in 'Spigot Plugin Development' started by ritolika, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. So I have this block, and a function that removes it, after it gets removed I'd like some sort of smoke effect around the block. But I don't know how to do it.

    Code (Text):
        public void closeInv(InventoryCloseEvent e) {
            if(e.getInventory().getHolder() instanceof ShulkerBox){
                if(Container.get(ShulkerHandler.class).shulkBoxes.containsKey((ShulkerBox) e.getInventory().getHolder())){
                    ShulkerBox sb = (ShulkerBox) e.getInventory().getHolder();
                    if(Container.get(ShulkerHandler.class).shulkBoxes.get(sb) != (Player)e.getPlayer())
                int which = Container.get(ShulkerHandler.class).whichBox.get(sb);
                    ShulkerInventory inv = Container.get(ShulkerHandler.class).shulkers.get(e.getPlayer().getUniqueId()).getInv(which);
                ShulkerInventoryHolder sih = Container.get(ShulkerHandler.class).shulkers.get(e.getPlayer().getUniqueId());
                    sih.hasOpened = false;
                    Location staticLoc = sb.getLocation();
                    //this is where I'd like the smoke effect to happen

  2. Choco


    Well, a "smoke effect around the block" is really vague. Circular? Rectangular? Cubic? Just a puff of smoke? There's a lot of different possibilities. Regardless, unless you're just displaying a smoke particle in the center of the block, there is going to be a bit of trigonometry involved
  3. A sphere around the block
  4. Choco


    Oh a sphere? Well, I could explain that to you but to be honest I'm rather lazy. Imma just send you over to finnbon's mathematics tutorial which covers circles. A sphere is just a bunch of layered circles with a curve similar to that of an inverted cosine wave (0 -> 1 -> 0 radius)
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  5. Check out EffectLib it has a lot of pre made effects and a manager for adding and removing them. It definitely has a sphere effect and smoke.

    You depend on it in your plugin, hook into it and add/remove effects as you need it's super handy

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  6. Choco


    When it's something as simple as a sphere, I don't think an entire library of effects is required. Spheres are rather easy to accomplish if you've got a basic understanding of trigonometry and radians (not even radians. You can do it in degrees). Though if the OP isn't fond of mathematics, then sure, EffectLib would be useful
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  7. True enough, if it's just a sphere and that's it EffectLib's github has the source code would make it pretty easy to get the math he needs for it

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  8. I'll have you know I have a tutorial for a sphere itself too ;)
  9. Choco


    Oh... I knew that. Heh... Toooootally knew that.
    :oops: -whistles-

    @OP You should use that instead
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