Discussion in 'Plugin Development' started by Nogtail, Dec 8, 2013.
Storing 3D regions is easy but are there any simple ways to store a region that can only be 2D?
What's the problem? If you can store 3D you probably can do it with 2D...
Store the 3D region, then only look at the x & z coordinates since I assume you want to look from the top down
I want to store locations for item frames actually, for top down it would be easy by just storing x and z coordinates but when you are storing "walls" it gets a little complex.
I guess there is just no obvious way to do this? I could just use a 3D region and throw an exception if a region that isn't 2D is used.
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Umm.. would think the opposite..
I don't really understand the connection between storing a region and storing the location of an item frame.
Basically I'm making an API to make "displays" and they need a region to create one and it would be a lot nicer to only have a 2D region instead of assuming that devs have only allowed a 2D region.
Are you trying to store the coordinates of an item frame block? Nogtail
I'm trying to store the coordinates of the blocks the item frame hangs on, currently I'm storing a 3D region which works fine and throws an exception if a region that is not 2D is used but it would be nicer if you could only have a 2D region.
Just use a 3D region and save the BlockFace for the item frames along side with it.
Also if you are going to spawn item frames, currently spawning them is really dodgy. I figured out a way to get it to work some time ago, you can take a look at it here.
That's what I'm currently doing, what I was wanting to do with a 2D region was minimise the code a developer has to use to get the display created (not have to check for a 2D region).
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