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Sports Fiction Development Kit Update 05/12/14

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Chris Tate @ BinaryModular

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Sports Fiction Development Kit Update 05/12/14 The editor

The editor being developed for the Sports Fiction project has been called the X-Producer. It contains an array of 26 modules used for producing content for the game and for your own software projects.

The purpose of the X-Producer
The X-Producer will be the SDK for Sports Fiction modding, a 3D world creator and an IDE for various programming languages used to create my software. It is an editor based on abstraction. You create out of previous creations, and you can create tools which generate such creations for you. A creation can mean anything, for this reason term X is used to represent anything you can think of creating in the production tool.

You can use the X-Producer for whatever you want for your own video game or multimedia creations.
Some of the interesting modules being worked on
One of the 26 editor modules in the X-Producer includes the material editor. I needed to work on my textures and shaders pretty early on. It currently listens to changes made on the material shaders and updates the scene for you, so that you do not need to reload shaders and apply them again to each of the objects in the scenes one by one.


[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bHeHRKTsIJg[/media]



The theme editor is being constructed to create styling and rendering settings for 2D and 3D content which makes use of the given theme.

A prototype of the theme editor's platform level theme designer has been demonstrated in a video for you. The end product will prove useful for 2D video games.

BinaryModular-XProducer-13-RoadConstruction.jpg

One last example for today's update will be the film editor. This tool will produce animations using a number of interpolation functions and timelines based on the dotNET framework's animation system. Together with direct X the tool will eventually be capable of animating the cut scenes for the Sports Fiction game, and any scenes you intend to build for yours.

[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9LsnkQ0QZ-Q[/media]



The other modules
We will have the other modules introduced as time passes, but for those who do not wish to wait, you can check them out in the multipaged development blog.

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