RUBE & Code::Blocks

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HH2017
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RUBE & Code::Blocks

Post by HH2017 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:50 pm

Hello,

I have a question re building the Box2d testbed in code:blocks. I followed the orginal tutorials and got it to work, then I watched the following videos in order to see how the output of RUBE can be worked on further with C++,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqLR4dFn1qE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-pmWLLGrU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYD3fWpMoo&t=349s

Unfortunately I can't get Code::Blocks to build the testbed with the new loadrube.h files. I've also looked at the Box2D JSON loader (http://www.iforce2d.net/b2djson/) but I can't figure out how it fits together. I'm sorry if this is covered elsewhere or its so blatantly obvious that I can't see the forest for the trees.
I've looked in the folder sampleLoaders-box2d-testbed-(C++) that came with the RUBE downloader but unlike the first tutorials there wasn't a Code::Blocks platform (Box2d.workspace,etc) (?)
Any help or pointer towards existing resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

kind regards,
Helen

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Re: RUBE & Code::Blocks

Post by iforce2d » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 am

There is not much to go on here. Surely "can't get to build" involves an error message of some kind?
The b2dJson is a handful of files you add to your program.
It sounds like this question is more about code:blocks and how to set up a project, compile and link etc, rather than Box2D or RUBE usage. Perhaps the code::blocks forums might be a better place to look for info? eg. http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php?topic=13709.0

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Re: RUBE & Code::Blocks

Post by HH2017 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:49 pm

yes I'm sorry I wasn't clearer, I was getting so many errors I didn't know where to start. Thanks for your quick reply and the code::blocks forum link, I've been looking around here and other forums today as the following errors keep coming up, 'Can't read files timestamp' or 'no such file or directory' - even though the files are there and the paths seem to be correct.

Essentially I'm trying to get the box2d testbed to run with code::blocks in order to go through the loadrube.h files. Is there another way to access this file?

I know box2d doesn't support/come with the code::blocks platform (contribution folder) so I was trying to work from your original tutorials which I had gotten to work (Box2D_v2.1.2-iforce2dTutorials). I copied the extra files (loadrube.h, loadrube_customProperties.h, etc and the rubestuff folder) to the appropriate folders and then added these files to the project in code::blocks itself but no luck.
I hope my problem is a little clearer and I'll keep looking through the forums you suggested but if you have any other ideas I'd be grateful. Thanks again for your time.

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Re: RUBE & Code::Blocks

Post by HH2017 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:51 am

Hi again,
I've mangaged to get the testbed to run but it's showing that it 'Could not load JSON file' - whenever I try to run the load RUBE, load RUBE(custom properties), load RUBE(joint types) files in the testbed.
I have the three folders (src, data-files, binaries) and rubeRawInfoOutput.json - the file being called in loadrube.h is in the data-files folder. Am I missing something?

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Re: RUBE & Code::Blocks

Post by iforce2d » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:32 am

What filepath did you tell it to use? If you don't give a full path, it will look in the current working working directory, at least on Windows and Linux. On Mac there is some crazy system that I don't fully understand.

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