I am currently trying to develop a game that allows players to place down specific blocks and items onto a canvas (their plot). This stops people from building outside their plot, snapping items in a grid (2 studs in my case), and can build parts of different sizes (in multiples of the grid snap size), while building above the floor, as in you can place blocks on top of each over etc. This design would be very similar (if not almost the same) as Plane Crazy’s placement system.
After a lot of research, I still cannot seem to figure out how to work everything in relation to world and object spaces, rotations etc. The problem is the calculation of the CFrame of items.
I have looked up and tried a few different solutions, but they limit out rotations and CFrames, or don’t allow objects to be placed on top of one another.
Here is a snippet of position calculation I currently have for reference:
local function SnapPosition(x, y, z) return math.floor(x / step + 0.5) * step, math.floor(y / step + 0.5) * step, math.floor(z / step + 0.5) * step end local function CalcPlacementCFrame(model, rotation) local ground = p.Plot.Value.Ground local modelSize = model.PrimaryPart.Size local position = mouse.Hit.p local target = mouse.Target local surface = mouse.TargetSurface local x = position.X local y = position.Y local z = position.Z if target == ground then y = ground.Position.Y + ground.Size.Y / 2 + modelSize.Y / 2 end x, y, z = SnapPosition(x, y, z) return CFrame.new(x, y, z) end
The experience looks like this when building: