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Offline sTyLeS

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« Posted 2004-05-11 17:43:59 »

How does one register continuouse mouse movement in one direction?
For example: A simple raycasting game where one can pivot in place and view the world in 360 degrees using the mouse. Using MouseMotionListener, I believe MouseEvents stop being sent once the edge of the "screen" is hit, but for my usage I would like to know that the mouse is still being rolled in the same direction.
Is there anyway to determine this? I remember back when using C/C++ and Allegro there was a notion of "mickeys" which was independent of the screen's X,Y coordinates of the cursor, but was rather a delta of the mouse's motion. Anything like that, or a way to determine that?
Thanks a lot!
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-05-11 17:52:10 »

JInput could give you this. Or you could use a java.awt.Robot to reset the mouse position each frame and just record the difference from the center position.


Offline sTyLeS

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-05-11 18:12:43 »

Thank you so much for the quick response, kevglass. I went ahead and implemented the java.awt.Robot solution you had suggested. Just resetting the cursor every frame, and upon movement determine current relationship to the center. Works like a charm. Thanks a lot!

(However, it does seem sort of like a backwards way to get the required data.)
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