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Developer Journal - 3 days, 13 hours ago
Photo Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 196 - By ryan20fun
Hello again. So, I am back and ready to resume development :) So, The plan for this week is:Plan some modular BP puzzle peicesBuild some of the planned modular BP puzzle peicesMisc  ...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 2 days ago
Highlighting - By JTippetts
In between work, sleep, family, home and yard projects, and being sick (all the usual bull-shit cop-out excuses you have all come to expect from me over the years) I have been getting in some work...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
Shadow Mapping Part 5 PCSS - By IYP
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with the university and stuff and couldn’t make much time to work on my journal, though I’ve tried a lot of new things, so I decided to share so...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 12 hours ago
Banding and Dithering - By Josh Klint
I came across a very interesting presentation that talks about how to avoid "banding" artifacts in game graphics. The author uses dithering to add noise to an image and break up the visible line...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Effects - By alfith
Hello.The work on the effects took longer than I thought but the result is not far from what I was expecting. It is now possible to create things like smoke trails, explosions and maybe other effec...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 181 - By ryan20fun
Hello again, And welcome to this week's Journal entry. Things done this week: 65% done on the new level[100%] Workout why the player looks like he is moving though molasses with the reduced Dr...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Installing - By JTippetts
Finally got a day off, with the leisure time to install Linux. Been booting off the USB for days now. During the 'trial' period, I tried out a number of different distros, just to refresh my head o...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
April Update - By slayemin
I'm feeling depressed. This is what happens when you run out of money and your project still demands more from you. This is a hard entry to write because there is so much struggle right now. L...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 174 - By ryan20fun
Hello again, And welcome to this week's Journal entry. I don't seam to have done much this week, Again <_< But I have started working on a prototype level(Another one anyway), And...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Mint - By JTippetts
To whom it may concern, I am writing this missive while booted into Linux Mint from an ancient USB stick. How I came to this sad, low, lonely state is a tale of hubris and pride. You see, I am...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
A fellow game developer died - By slayemin
I'm close friends with the fellow game dev team upstairs on the 14th floor. Every time either of our teams has something to celebrate, we invite each other. We share in each others happinesses and...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Enlisting IBM Watson as a voice actor - By etodd
Allow me to regale you with an exciting tale: the birth of a janky dialogue and voice system. I have a JSON file with all the localized strings in my game, like this:{ "danger": "Danger", "lev...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 167 - By ryan20fun
Hello again, And welcome to this week's Journal entry. UE4.11 with Intel Embree does seam to be a lot faster building lightmaps (just like Epic said).Removing one of the 4GiB RAM sticks seams...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
"Quad"-planar projection - By JTippetts
HA! It never fails. As soon as I resolve to work on much-needed logic and AI refactoring, I let myself get distracted with a visual thing again. But this fix was relatively easy, and is something I...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
Creature AI - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/ulaF0Wy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CMGEDS9.jpg I'm in a creature AI phase right now. It's actually a bunch of code that I haven't really touched in awhile, and as with all such code...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
It’s happening - By fastcall22
Oh boy, it’s happening. http://i.imgur.com/fy3Usda.png (665 KB) Learned how to cycles render. Basic water ‘n’ stuff-- still needs some work.
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Doodle - By fastcall22
Just a doodle. http://i.imgur.com/DeyN9TZ.png (177.8KB)
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Pastry Fortress - J007 - MP and Dropships - By riuthamus
Been a few weeks since I have posted, mostly because work has been crazy. However, as with all my returns I come bringing gifts of visual joy! http://www.riuthamus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Bringing back the mountains - By JTippetts
I spent some time recently working out some bugs with the tri-planar shader. I believe the bugs are fixed now (and it required some fixes in the Urho3D library to do it), but I don't really underst...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 160 - By ryan20fun
Hello again, And welcome to this week's Journal entry. Stuff done this week: [25%] Finish the movement test map (It is to test all the moves that the player can due to make sure that something...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
My woes while trying to build UE4 from source - By ryan20fun
Welcome to this special entry, [Monday] I have tried compiling UE4 from GitHub, But I am getting (semi) random ICE errors.Right now, When I see an ICE; I go ArggggThis is really frustrating!I...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Block Transfers, Buffers, and Audio - By fastcall22
Waiting for Visual Studio to update, so I thought I’d write something. When working with streams such as file or audio processing, you usually run into the same problem: How to copy the most data w...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Translucency maps - By eppo
Hello, A while ago I fiddled a bit with an offline translucency technique as discussed here: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/653094-baking-a-local-thickness-map/ . Never officially made it part o...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The No-OOP back to basics experiment - By Mussi
I'm about to embark on a journey where I let go of the typical way I program and try something radically different as an experiment. I've been programming for a little over 15 years now and I have...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ray Tracing #3: Let's Get Some Actual Rays! - By ericrrichards22
Alright, ready for the third installment of this ray tracing series? This time, we'll get some actual rays, and start tracing them through a scene. Our scene is still going to be empty, but we're s...


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