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GFX

The GFX plugin is specifically designed to implement graphics quality scaling features, for games built in Construct 3.


The GFX plugin primarily functions as a means for graphics quality settings. It scales the graphics canvas of the application between performance and quality.


It also is equipped with an automatic feature to automatically scale the game application's graphics quality based on the device specifications.


You can conveniently limit the amount of quality to be scaled without having to scale the percentage manually, using the limit feature, which you can choose either a limit of High Quality or a limit of Low Quality.


The GFX plugin implements graphics quality settings for your game applications, either automatically, manually or both applied seamlessly.

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Introduction

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The Construct Master Collection has plugins that extends the editor and engine features of both Construct 3 and Construct 2.


Please click here to learn more about Game.

Features


The GFX plugin is specifically designed to implement graphics quality scaling features, for games built in Construct 3.


The GFX plugin primarily functions as a means for graphics quality settings. It scales the graphics canvas of the application between performance and quality.


It also is equipped with an automatic feature to automatically scale the game application's graphics quality based on the device specifications.


You can conveniently limit the amount of quality to be scaled without having to scale the percentage manually, using the limit feature, which you can choose either a limit of High Quality or a limit of Low Quality.


The GFX plugin implements graphics quality settings for your game applications, either automatically, manually or both applied seamlessly.


Here are some of the game features of the game plugin:

  • Graphics quality settings

    • Performance

    • Quality

  • Graphics quality percentage

    • 0 to 100 quality

  • Graphics quality styles

    • Manual

    • Automatic

  • Built-in performance optimization features.

  • Automatic graphics quality mode.

    • Methods

      • Memory

  • Manual graphics quality mode.

    • Set initial graphics quality percentage.

      • 0 to 100 quality

  • Window scale limit features

    • High quality

    • Low quality

  • Easily switch graphics optimization style.

  • Toggles to enable or disable a graphics optimization style.

  • System counterpart features

    • Set canvas size

    • Set layout scale

  • Well maintained and fully tested for production release. (Currently repairing issues.)

For more information about game project features, please click here to read the introductory lessons to Game.


Platform Integration


Here are some of the platforms that are natively supported:

  • All platforms supported by Construct 3.

  • Web

  • Mobile Web

  • Desktop

  • Android

  • iOS


Build Support


Here are some of the supported build options:

  • Web

  • Desktop

    • NW.js

    • Windows (WebView2)

    • macOS (WKWebView)

  • Mobile

  • Construct 3 Build Service

  • Facebook Instant Games

  • Playable Ad

  • Construct Arcade


Editor Features


Here are some of the features in the Construct editor:

  • Construct 3

Introduction
Features

How to use?

It is easy to use the GFX plugin, you will only need to follow the steps below.

1. The first step is to add the GFX object into the project.



2. The next step is to go to the Properties Bar while the GFX object is selected.



3. Set the plugin's unique properties.


4. The debug mode property toggle enables info logs in the console.


5. The style to initially implement the graphics quality optimization. Either automatic or manual. You can later change this through events, to make them work seamlessly together, for example based on the player's preferences.


6. If the GFX optimization style is on automatic, the method property will be the based specification for the automated optimization. The GFX plugin will base the quality percentage with that of the selected optimization method.


7. The Limit property option sets the minimum quality scale, either High Quality or Low Quality. It's a convenient way of limiting the minimum quality scale without having to scale the quality percentage itself.

In other words, if the limit is set to High Quality, then the minimum quality would just be High Quality, while the maximum is High Definition.

But if the limit is set to Low Quality, then the minimum quality would be instead Low Quality, while the maximum still being High Definition.


8. The Automatic - Enabled toggle property determines if the automatic optimization would be enabled, that is only the case if the style is currently on automatic.


9. The Manual - Quality option determines the quality percentage of the optimization, from 0 to 100.

  • 0 - meaning having the most of the performance but lowest in graphics quality.

  • 100 - having the most graphics quality but lowest in performance.

This is only applicable if the style is currently on manual and the manual toggle is currently enabled.


10. The Manual - Enabled toggle property determines if the manual optimization would be enabled, that is only the case if the style is currently on manual.


Instructions
Documentation

Documentation

There is currently nothing to show, we will add more in the future.

ACEs

Actions, Conditions & Expressions

Actions

The following action groups:

  • Manual

  • System+

  • Automatic

  • Optimization

Manual

  • Set Quality - Set the optimization quality.

    • Percentage - The percentage from 0 to 100, to manually set the GFX quality.


  • Set Manual - Sets the manual optimization 'enabled' or 'disabled'.

    • Toggle - The manual optimization to set.


System+

  • Set Canvas Size - Sets the size of the canvas, use this instead of the System action for the optimization.

    • Width - The new width of the canvas, in pixels.

    • Height - The new height of the canvas, in pixels.


  • Set Layout Scale - Sets the scale of the entire layout, use this instead of the System action for the optimization.

    • Scale - The overall scale of the layout. 1.0 for the original size, 2.0 for double the size, etc.


Automatic

  • Refresh - Refresh the automated optimization, useful for rescanning the device specification.

  • Set Automatic - Sets the automatic optimization 'enabled' or 'disabled'.

    • Toggle - The automatic optimization to set.


Optimization

  • Set Style - Set the optimization style to either 'Automatic' or 'Manual'.

    • Style - If 'Automatic', the optimization is automatically based on the device specification while 'Manual' is developer defined.


Conditions