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Hello everybody,

I'm a beginner in Torque3D but a competent programmer. I was able to run a basic project on macOS.

I want to couple a Torque3D world with an external AI (python) and I need to feed multiple camera views to my neural net.

What I need is to capture a frame buffer/ image buffer, whatever, of one or more Torque3D cameras.

I looked and searched for some API, but I was not able to find anything useful.

Anybody could help? Some link or information?

Thanks in advance

Best regards


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Dear Azaezel,

thanks for the link :)

The screenshot functionality requires to save to a file; this would not do because we are sampling multiple times per second and using the filesystem would be a huge bottleneck.

On the other side, If I understood correctly, this screenshot is taken on the current 'viewport' (I don't know if it is correct terminology); we require to take multiple camera views at the same time.

Does anybody know if it is possible to capture multiple cameras view in a fast way (not passing through a file)?


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Thank you irei1as.

This link is more akin to what I need.

Best regards



I've done some of that in https://forums.torque3d.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=866&sid=26ef5ec3b97cb06d44a72b05f9b1d9e7 but it's just basics and a bit outdated.

Feel free to check it and fix it.

The part about using it as bitmap comes from named textures and dump function, not sure.

On a side note, maybe in 4.1 we'll have camera-based texture render targets.

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