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Developer Journal - 1 day, 9 hours 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 - 3 days, 23 hours ago
Let's make a Survival RPG - By arka80
So I’m coding a survival rpg (uh, seriously? pretty original…). Well, at the beginning I didn’t know of the survival element, only pretty focused on the rpg thing. But then I started to think to t...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 18 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 - 1 week, 3 days ago
KREEP, input is king! - By Spidi
Hi there! I’m not going to go into a big yakking this time about the obvious again. Summarizing: still not advancing as planned and my online presence is still far from adequate, but the updat...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 8 hours 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 - 2 weeks, 5 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 - 3 weeks, 3 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 - 3 weeks, 4 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 - 4 weeks, 7 hours 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 - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Doodle - By fastcall22
Just a doodle. http://i.imgur.com/DeyN9TZ.png (177.8KB)
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day 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
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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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
Is there a hexagonal analog of Conway's Game of Life? - By jwezorek
The short answer is that in the hexagonal case the best analog of Conway's Game of Life -- in my opinion as someone who has been a CA hobbyist for 30 years or so -- is an original creation which I...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks 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 - 1 month, 2 weeks 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 - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The claw is gonna get ya! (if the explosions don't!) - By braindigitalis
Hi all, Another day, another feature! The last couple of days have kept me busy creating a "physics powered" grab arm for picking up the crates. When the player gets the crates to the exit, th...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
New World instance builder - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the new interface for creating World instances, the World.Builder!  dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-licenced...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
April update: the new procedural dungeon generator - By Ashaman73
I'm back with a new progression video. I had skipped the last month update due to not having something useful to show off. I had optimized the engine and went from 20-25 fps to a stable 60 fps in m...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Unity Editor Data Entry 2.0 - By dsm1891
Unity Data Entry  So, unity has a problem. Well, ok lots of problems, but I want to talk about a specific one. Data entry and how things can quickly get out of hand. For those who are unawar...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The project from insanity - By blewisjr
Wow has it really been this long since I posted a journal entry. Man time really flies right by it is just insane. Over the last few months I have been going through the motions of designing...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks 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 - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Personal Update - By Aardvajk
Just a quick personal update to explain my total lack of posting here for a while. Had some kind of problem with my stomach and kidneys which led me to be admitted to hospital a couple of week...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks 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...


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