I'm having an issue with the flying texts not appearing. I'm working on a basic 2D starter project to learn ORK. I'm going through the full 3D tutorials, but also pausing to apply what I've learned to my rough 2D game project to help it sink in for my purposes.

The battle works fine and the flying texts are being created. I paused the game when testing and can see _flyingtext objects in my scene view. They are invisible though. There is a slightly lighter circle in my scene view (arrow pointing to it) to show the exact position of the flying text. It's exactly where it needs to be, seems to move fine then disappear after the allotted time. But I can't see them in my game view at all for the life of me. I have done side-by-side comparisons of my ORK Tutorial project and my 2D project and everything is exactly the same in the flying texts portion of Status values and in the notification move event. All except I've changed my horizontal plane to be XY and not XZ.

Has anyone run into this issue? Is there a simple setting or check box I'm missing somewhere? Any help in the matter is greatly appreciated. Link to screenshot below. Thanks,


https://drive.google.com/file/d/11iZVXkfCZtxplYSipwHjfmkzBMc2f2kS/view?usp=sharing
  • The flying text objects in the scene are just for the position of the text in world space - the actual UI/text isn't on that game object.

    Which GUI system are you using?
    Also, are you using a move event to animate the text?

    My first guess would be that either the color is faded out completely (alpha 0) or it's rotated in a way that would show it from the side in the UI, although that shouldn't be the case based on your screenshot.
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  • Thanks for the help.

    I'm using the BaseSkin GUI skin that came with the tutorial. And I'm using the same move event (notification1) from the tutorial to move the flying text.

    When pausing the game to check, it doesn't look like any of the flying texts are rotated on any axis. Though the text could be since you mentioned it's not actually on the game object.

    And I tried removing the fade in and out nodes from the move event, just in case I missed something there, but still no text visible. I have the status values set to show as damage, healing and magic refresh just like in the tutorial.

    Here's a link to more screenshots of my battle event object and my flying text settings in the Status Values area of the ORK editor. I'll keep trying different things, but appreciate any help.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rDCz3wxWeiBmgb4bjyYP8HnMILDLdJms?usp=sharing
  • Hm, looks correct to me (unless the used text/shadow colors have no alpha value, i.e. are fully transparent).

    Could you send me a small Unity test project (or download link to it) to contact@orkframework.com? Probably easier to figure it out that way :)
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  • For others having this issue - check if your camera is tagged as Main Camera, otherwise ORK doesn't know about a camera, which it needs to correctly place world position based GUI elements like flying texts.

    The next ORK update will automatically use the first available camera in the scene if no main camera is found, so issues like this should no longer occur :)
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