intersect . . . invisible images

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 19:39:20 CEST 2017


Hes the invisible man with a multi-phasing skill.  Just being invisible
doesn't remove him from physical constraints.  Add the ability to set a
phase state based on transparency level and there ya go.

You're welcome.

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I hope his shin does; unless, of course, his transparency level is below a
> certain threshold.
>
> The problem is NOT the invisible man; it's the kid he fathered on a
> visible woman so we
> have the 50% visible child, also known as "The situation that H.G.Wells
> didn't think about too
> carefully."
>
> Things get even more difficult in further generation with the 5% visible
> descendant,
> the 95% visible distant cousin and so forth.
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> On 7/14/17 7:38 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote:
>
>> The invisible man still had to worry about opening doors and bumping into
>> things.  His shin could intercept painfully with the corner of a coffee
>> table whether visible or not.
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm not sure why the explanation would be difficult. Existence is
>>> different from appearance. Intersect looks for existence at a particular
>>> location, visibility is how the object looks.
>>>
>>> Substitute "blue" for "visible" and it's the same thing.
>>>
>>>
>>> On July 14, 2017 5:03:09 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> It does seem illogical that while one can set levels of transparency
>>>
>>>> with interset
>>>> an image can continue intersecting with another when it is, supposedly,
>>>> invisible . . .
>>>>
>>>> Certainly, having to explain THAT to children is going to make them take
>>>> an even
>>>> more dim view of adults than I hope they do already.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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>>>
>>>
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