Need help developing a 3D Chess Set


#1

I need help developing a 3D Chess Set. To start the the pieces can be classic pieces that you can move on the board. Eventually I would like to see the pieces animated.
Any suggestions are welcomed.


#2

Hello smartguy,

If you’d like to do something for the HoloPlayer, I’ve got part of the functionality of what you might like to do in scene 8 (Grid) of the ‘Hack the Hologram’ kit! https://lookingglassfactory.com/library/hack-hologram-kit/

It covers a script of basic grid movement. Where as you touch a piece and can let it go at a certain point. That is the basic functionality. It would be up to you to script in ‘what happens if piece A travels into piece B’ and so on. The kit is also helpful if you have a 2D project in mind, which if that is so, that is all the more endearing you found a holographic forum!

I discovered this too, for a kit of further breadth directly to board game style motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjFsRMvhI0

As for animating the chess pieces, there’s two options. Using basic scaling and rotating, you can get away with doing that in the embedded ‘Mecanim’ animation system in Unity. I can walk you through that if you’d like.

If you want ‘personality’ style animation, that would be something done in an external creative package such as Maya/Blender/3DS Max/etc. You can rig up with small style joints to simulate mouth motion, bending, and more. If I were doing that project, I might even opt for the ‘bending’ motion to give it more jazz.

Thanks for asking! How’d you find this forum?


#3

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for your input.
I got a HoloPlayer specifically for making this 3D chess set. I’ve discovered that I’m not much of a Unity game programmer. If you or somebody else could put this together, I could pay (a token) for your efforts.
I found this chess 3D set http://u3d.as/SKv, I’m not sure how to sew this all together.

Thanks again for your response.

-Steve
310.890.8100


#4

Not sure what your skill level in scripting is, but maybe this is enough to help:
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/templates/systems/chess-game-59341

There are several assets on the store that handle the logic/AI for you. I haven’t tried this system myself, but my guess is that it shouldn’t be too difficult to attach game pieces to it.