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Hi,
I'm trying to create a map from tiles. Here is my tile scene:
enter image description here

The script is really easy, I'm just starting, but the idea is to add more thing in the future:

class_name EmptyTile
extends Spatial

Now the "game manager" is a Control node with the script:

extends Control

var sizeX : int = 11
var semiSizeX : int = sizeX%2
var sizeZ : int = 11
var semiSizeZ : int = sizeZ%2

var ttile = preload("res://Assets/Tiles/EmptyTile/EmptyTile.tscn")

func _init():

    var tilesTranslations : Array = []

    for i in range(sizeX):
        for j in range(sizeZ):
            tilesTranslations.append(Vector3(-semiSizeX + i, 0, -semiSizeZ + j))

    var currTile : Spatial
    for i in range(tilesTranslations.size()):
        currTile = ttile.instance() #EmptyTile.new() # here is the problem, see bellow
        currTile.translation = tilesTranslations[i]
        currTile.name = var2str(tilesTranslations[i])
        add_child(currTile)

    var camera = Camera.new()
    camera.translation = Vector3(0, 1, 5) # just placing the camera in to see something
    add_child(camera) 

Now, the problem, when I use currTile = ttile.instance() this is the output:
enter image description here
note you can see Remote on the left side.

Now if I use the way I want currTile = EmptyTile.new():
enter image description here
As you can see now, the MeshInstance is not added. What is happening? I want to use .new().

Godot version 3.3.3
in Engine by (223 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
Best answer

Your EmptyTile class is just basically a Spatial. So EmptyTile.new() creates Spatial.
If you want to have all that stuff stored in the "EmptyTile.tscn", you need to load and instance that particular scene.

Just to be clear: this is not scenes/nodes attached to a script (that would magically load them) - just the other way around: you attach script to some Node (and it possible to attach the same script to different Node instances and even of different (compatible) classes) to alter and extend their behavior.

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