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Blender Game Engine Beginner's Guide by Victor Kuller Bacone

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Time for action — overlaying something like a map

This technique is applicable to maps and anything that we want to be superimposed on our screen as a Heads-up Display (HUD) . Imagine a whale hunter as a sniper: if we press an S key that implies we have superimposed crosshairs. We will see the scene with a crosshair in the middle as a hunter with his weapon. In the same way, if we press the M key, we should see an overlaid map in the scene. Let's try it first.

  1. Make a new scene, rename it as CROSSMAP, and add a camera at a position, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action — overlaying something like a map
  2. Press 0 (camera view) and add a map of your level in a PNG format. Scale it and ...

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