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# Progress?

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things have been kind of slow lately, I've been suffering some un-inspired-ness, but as any game developer will know this is common, the key is to stick with your project. :D

I've been spending some time refining the engine which was put together rather quicky, certain aspects like removing the needs for specialized 'shader' objects (terrainshader, entityshader) and moving to a single Shader class which handles parameter setting via a cached handle map, this removed a lot of specialized code.

I also spent a good deal of time over the weekend making the game look better, it still isn't optimal but i've managed to get texels to properly map to pixels for the 2D art, which has gotten rid of the nasty filtering that was taking place, some people say they cant tell the difference, but focus on Rebecca's face in particular. Edges are also now smoothly blended, this means however I will need to sort everything by hand since the z-buffer cant handle alpha blended objects.

Before:

After:

the new image does have some issues, mainly no sorting is done yet (note one palm tree in front of another), but that will of course be fixed.

Im still trying to think about ways that i can use the power of shaders to my advantage in generally making the graphics more interesting, nothing coming to mind yet but I'm sure somthing will eventually.

Yay Wallpaper material!

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 Im still trying to think about ways that i can use the power of shaders to my advantage in generally making the graphics more interesting
Post-processing. Simple and effective and can add a completely unique "edge" to your final imagery. Even simply messing with the colour curves/balances and/or enhancing (or muting) important areas can be a neat effect.

Example: You could make the main character(s) have vibrant colours, the background slightly more washed out...

Example: Any "bad guys" could darken the local area of the scene to give them a bit more presence.

Up to you of course, but (very) subtle features like that can make a neat difference [wink]

Jack

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 Im still trying to think about ways that i can use the power of shaders to my advantage in generally making the graphics more interesting
Post-processing. Simple and effective and can add a completely unique "edge" to your final imagery. Even simply messing with the colour curves/balances and/or enhancing (or muting) important areas can be a neat effect.

Example: You could make the main character(s) have vibrant colours, the background slightly more washed out...

Example: Any "bad guys" could darken the local area of the scene to give them a bit more presence.

Up to you of course, but (very) subtle features like that can make a neat difference [wink]

Jack

Are you doing alpha blending of translucent images, or are you merely using alpha blending to mask out solid shapes? If you are only using alpha to mask, you really don't need to sort your billboards, you can just enable alpha testing to discard fragments with 0 alpha, and they will not be rendered to the depth buffer. Might save you some time. If, however, you are doing translucent effects (glass, water surfaces, ghostly materials, etc...) you still need to sort back to front, no get out of jail free card for you!

yeah im out of luck, while i will turn on alpha testing to reject absolutely transparent areas, almost every image has intermediate alpha blending to eliminate 'jaggies'.

so im sunk =D

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