There are still a few issues:
- No alpha testing in the shadows (fences, etc.)
- No fancy sun/glare...just a billboarded quad...that will change tommorow, and it's gonna be good.
- Sorry for the somewhat spaztic camera movements [grin].
I've still got a lot of tweaking to do regarding the sky/ambient/fog/cloud colors, it's very time consuming tweaking them all...I'm just doing a texture lookup into a 1D texture for each of the colors. Except the sky, which is a 2D texture, mapped onto a skydome.
I think it's coming along nicely....I'll have some cooler lookin' stuff soon enough (tommorow).
Here you go...as usual you'll need DivX to watch these. Let me know what you think.
Just click each image to download video 1 & 2....
Here's another screenshot...please excuse the sun...or lack-of rather. Aaaaand I just realized the sun isn't in the correct position in this screenshot...it must have been early on [lol]
Lets see what else is new...oh yea...I got a new chair. Since as I'm either in the gym, or sitting at my computer (it's rough these days [wink]), I figured it would be a good investment. It's an "Anti gravity massage recliner", I got it from Best Buy's website, it was 300 bucks. It's damn comfortable.
Here's how the control center is looking these days:
Also I've been playing a lot of games lately. "Star Wars Galaxies"...I'm getting back into that, since they released a 10 day free trial. They recently released a new "Combat Upgrade" and everyone is up in arms...some are predicting that they lost 75% of their user base because of the upgrade. Though that's the only reason I started playing it again heh.
Apparently Sony Enertainment Online sprung this patch on people totally simplifying the game, and negating years of hard work developing their online personas. They dropped the number of in-game professions down to 9 from ~35, and all kinds of other crazy things...and they didn't run it by the user base. I read up a lot about this fiasco and it's pretty crazy, Sony f-ed up on 100s of different levels...the more I read the worse it gets.
Check this out...start with the "Open Letter to the community" from the President of SOE [lol] Then read the 255 pages of responses...it gets interesting to say the least.
Also Battlefield 2 & Call of Duty 2, and others are consuming all of my time. Some of these games are so damn addicting...