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A big problem that often occurs during KMP setting is put points in specific places or give them an order; these problems can be solved thanks to the tool for Google SketchUp Point Gadget.
This tutorial will show how to place points, get a list and import that list in KMP Cloud; the example shows the objects placed at the centre of six hexagons, but it works also with all the others types of points (Start points, Respawns, Route points…).
Step 1: Shoot points
From the Plug-in menu of SketchUp select Point Gadget, from there Shoot Points and place how many points you want and where you want; at the end you should see something like shown in the picture.
Step 2: Get the list
To get the list of points placed and their coordinates just select Point Gadget and Point Report.
Step 3: Copy, paste and switch
Now you have to copy and paste the list to a Microsoft Word document as shown in the picture; CLEAR SELECTION, Type, PointID and Feature columns are useless and they must be cancelled; now substitute all dots with commas and switch Y and Z columns.
Step 4: Define object and paste
In KMP Cloud create one point of what you want (in this case the object), then go back to the Microsoft Word document and cut the coordinates as shown in the Picture 1; now in KMP Cloud select the three coordinates of the point you defined (like in the Picture 2) and paste them with CTRL+V: the result is shown in the Picture 3; now delete the point you defined at the beginning.
Step 5: Scale
In KMP Cloud coordinates are switched from SketchUp (for this we switched Y and Z columns), but the Z column is also symmetrized, so the signs of all values need to be changed; this problem can be easily solved using the Scale option of KMP Cloud: with the right clicking select Scale and set these values as shown in the picture: 1, 1, -1.
Step 6: Test in game
The procedure is ended, now you only have to save and test in game if everything is correct; the picture shows the result of this tutorial.