im just going to have one player against themselves first, then an “optimal move” opponent in the future. The optimal move opponent will be a bit more complicated considering playing on surfaces of topological objects is different and I dont know of any pre-trained models for that sort of tic tac toe.
I have reviewed the documentation of the AdvancedDynamicTecture method. However, none of the playground examples show the dynamic texture actually applied to the surface of the 3d object. Is there an example somewhere of creating a canvas that allows interactions and wraps around the 3d object like when i use a diffuseTexture or DynamicTexture?
AdvancedDynamicTexture relates to GUI, not for meshes.
Actually I am not sure that you need it at all. If you need to draw a game field maybe it is better to use 2D canvas methods, like var ctx = myDynamicTexture.getContext();
Here is PG from documentation, I just added cylinder - https://playground.babylonjs.com/#5ZCGRM#824
For “X” and “O” moves you can just use font on canvas.
More docs here - Dynamic Textures | Babylon.js Documentation
Right, that is what I was looking at as well and I did the same thing in that playground. Now I am trying to figure out 1. how to properly uv map the canvas to only the mid surface of the cylinder (not the top and bottom) and 2. will I have to have some sort of interpolation function where I track the click coordinates and then draw an X or O in the proper place based on the click coordinates?
If so, are the click coordinates provided by babylon click handlers the click coordinates of the surface of the cylinder or of the 2d canvas?