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Developer Journal - 1 hour, 26 minutes 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 - 4 days, 9 hours 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 week, 6 days 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 - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
New textures with the tri-planar shader - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/232ILDK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/u8d0uzA.jpg  SoTL and MarkS talked me back into using the tri-planar shader I've been using so far. Above are a couple shots of some of the te...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Textures - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/qUltO72.jpg  Did a quick little test to see how well some of the textures I made in making the previous journal entry "read" in Goblinson Crusoe. Looks pretty good, if you a...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 10 hours ago
Renderer bells and whistles - By eppo
Hello again, Updated my lightmapper to bake full indirect diffuse as opposed to only an ambient occlusion term. It now also captures a viewport dependent occlusion mask that lets the environme...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Dirt and Rock Textures Using Blender Particle Systems - By JTippetts
Reading alfith's entry on rocks reminded me of a technique I often use for creating dirt, stone, and pebble textures in Blender using particle systems. Since alfith's rocks are fresh in my mind (a...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
Instant Meshes Retopo - By JTippetts
I'm terrible at art. Let me back up. There are some aspects of art, at least video game art creation, that I have achieved an "acceptable" level of skill. And there are others that I have achi...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Bokeh to the Future - By eppo
Hi! Wasted an entire week trying to salvage this plan I had for a new depth of field shader. To up the performance, I came up with this really awkward mipmapping scheme, because for some reaso...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Rendering Tree Sprites - By JTippetts
It's been awhile since I did anything 2D-related, and I'm a little bit worried that some of those particular hard-earned skills are starting to fade from my weak brain. Last night, I was talking wi...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
ANL Expression Parsing - By JTippetts
Over the last several years, my noise library (ANL ) has been a sort of sink for whatever miscellaneous time I get in between work, kids, the house, game development, game playing, etc... It has ev...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The 10 Suggestions. - By Alpheus
I think for anyone beginning to learn to game dev, you should heed the following Suggestions.I don't care how you do it; just do it.Your language doesn't matter. Your platform doesn't matter.Nothin...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 6 days ago
One code base to rule them all! - By slicer4ever
For quite awhile i took a break, getting frustrated with my progress on my framework. recently i've decided to come back with a new plan in mind, get it to the point that it can be used to make som...
Developer Journal - 5 months, 3 days ago
Jasper's Place - By JTippetts
So, I haven't worked on GC in quite awhile. I've been playing a bit of Path of Exile lately, so my urge to play/work on a turn-based RPG is at a pretty low ebb.I typically play games at my PC in th...
Developer Journal - 5 months, 2 weeks ago
If an RPG falls in a forest, but the trees suck, does anyone care? - By Servant of the Lord
My game, Of Stranger Flames, takes place in a fictional French colony settled in a heavily-wooden bit of terrain.Forested areas appeal to me greatly, so it makes sense to set my game in a forest.Th...
Developer Journal - 6 months, 1 week ago
Cloud.gen - By eppo
'alloSomething I've vowed several times I'd never do again: hand-paint a skybox .The outdoor cloud-ish type specifically:http://www.dynamique.nl/grow/pst/cloudmap.png Painting clouds is all fun and...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 1 week ago
Working on the Quest Map - By JTippetts
Lately I've been working on the quest map. The quest map will be accessible from a special kind of workbench, the Map Table, that you can construct as part of your base. Using the Map Table will br...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
evo's Game Jam and thoughts on organization - By JTippetts
So, evolutional recently challenged himself with his own personal game jam . In the process he created a simple clone of an existing game, 2048. He used the opportunity to work the rust out of some...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Doors - By JTippetts
In response to input by Servant of the Lord and Eck in my previous entry on bridges , I made a change to how the hexmap tracks object IDs. The result is a system that has not only allowed me to do...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Week Of Awesome III - Postmortem - By slicer4ever
This is my postmortem for the WoA III. I have been mulling over what many of the contestants have said, what has been discussed. I tried to reflect more on how to improve things for next year. The...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Bridges - By JTippetts
Spent a couple minutes today implementing constructable bridges:http://i.imgur.com/h6wSgLM.png Unfortunately, due to the way I handle units occupying hexes, the bridges are permanent. Only one comb...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 4 days ago
Week Of Awesome III - My Results - By slicer4ever
Thank you everyone for bearing with the wait, you can find my results here, for individual ranking see the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mezCu1oGOe6K4RvvpuXy6QHLo7ZvpDv3...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 4 days ago
Week of Awesome III - Servant's reviews of all games - By Servant of the Lord
====================================================================================== Congratulations on reaching the end of the Week of Awesome! My feedback is in the form of critical reviews of...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 4 days ago
Urho3D and Pyrotechnics - By JTippetts
Urho3D's architecture is based on a component system. You may have heard the term. Essentially, Urho3D provides a hierarchy of Nodes, where each Node comprises a set of transforms (position, rotati...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 5 days ago
Flame Shotgun - By JTippetts
In honor of Washu, I present to you the flame shotgun. http://i.imgur.com/E2iet5w.jpg And a shitty, low-res video of it in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UB3PGKkhe8&feature=youtu.be


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