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At last I have gotten my Cintiq display. It works great! Drawing new graphics is a breeze. This should allow me to do some nice portraits for the game NPCs and such. The display takes up a large chunk of my table though.

Game development progress... I'm trying out some new building graphics together with multiple floors. The new house type has walls made out of wood planks. I think it makes the house look a little bit more sophisticated. I find that a mix of the two building types gives a village a bit more of natural feel, I like.

But all is not well; multiple floors have raised an issue with the pathfinder. The pathfinder uses a ray test when finding out where the player wants to go. Right now the ray test only returns the closest point on the nav mesh (to where the player clicked with the mouse). This results that only points on the top floor of the building are returned. This is bad if the player wants to go to a floor in the middle or in the bottom of the building. I need to find a point on the nav mesh which is on the same floor as the player. I am guessing this will require some work and tweaking to get right, stairs for instance... might get a bit tricky.

Some screens showing the new graphics:



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Glad to hear you finally got your new cintiq :)


Also, the graphics look really smooth and clean, the only thing I would suggest is more contrast with the roof colour and the grass.

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What size is your cintiq? I am looking to get the 24hd Touch within the next month.... god i cant wait.

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I really love the art style, it really looks fantastic, especially the interior.


Have you thought about adding some hints to the faded out walls ? Maybe a few centimeter height base ?

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This graphics are simply AWESOME!

I would agree that the roof color needs to be a bit more different between and the grass.

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Thanks for the suggestions. The roof color have bothered me somewhat also but I have been too caught up in other things to actually change it. Though last night I tried a slightly less saturated color and I think it turned out nice.

riuthamus, I got the 24hd touch. I am however a bit disappointed with the touch functionality in some programs. Photoshop for instance doesn't support touch very well. I disable touch all together when drawing, at least for now. When browsing the web and other things the touch works fine.

Ashaman73, I could split the walls in two sections, one that stays solid and one that fades away. However, I don't know if it will look that good with a seam when viewing the building from the outside. I have instead tried changing the floor graphic beneath the wall, I think it hints that the wall has been faded out pretty well?


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