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      Hi guys!
      This is a independent game being produced by me and my brother. We’ve been working on it for about 6 months and we’ve already done a good part of the game. We hope to finalize and make it available on Steam by the end of this year.
      We are using Blender 3D and Gimp software for production.
       
      About the Game: Dongo Adventure will be a 3D platform style game, where the main character (Dongo) is a mouse that ventures through various scenarios (sewers, culverts, streets, electric grid, etc.) and faces several enemies along the way (cockroaches, mosquitoes, spiders, toxic gases, electrical wires, etc.). He carries a basket / backpack with cheeses that he uses to throw and defend himself from enemies, as well as being able to push objects that helps him to overcome obstacles. The ultimate goal will be a surprise!
       
      Now we are developing new scenarios and enemies. We hope to publish news soon...
      Game page on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/811450/Dongo_Adventure/ - (Teaser UPDATED)
      Dongo Adventure - Indie Game Project (First Teaser) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nmxtkE0xk
       
      Thanks for following the project!

    • By Epicghost 505
      Hello,
      We are looking for people to be apart of a team, to help create a horror game we are looking for 3d modelers, coders, artist, animators, fx artist, level designers, and audio design, there will be a payment plan once release of game                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              if your interested come join our discord                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We hope to see you there
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    • By lxjk
      Hi guys,
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      Because tile frustums are general small compared to light radius, I tried using cone test to reduce false positives introduced by commonly used sphere-frustum test.
      On top of that, I use distance to camera rather than depth for near/far test (aka. sliced by spheres).
      This method can be naturally extended to clustered light culling as well.
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      Performance-wise I get around 15% improvement over sphere-frustum test. You can also see how a single light performs as the following: from left to right (1) standard rendering of a point light; then tiles passed the test of (2) sphere-frustum test; (3) cone test; (4) spherical-sliced cone test
       

       
      I put the details in my blog post (https://lxjk.github.io/2018/03/25/Improve-Tile-based-Light-Culling-with-Spherical-sliced-Cone.html), GLSL source code included!
       
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    • By Octane_Test
      I am developing a mini golf game in Scenekit. I have applied dynamic physics body to the ball and static physics body to the grass surface and the brick walls show in this image.
      Issue:
      When I apply the force to the ball, the ball’s linear and angular speeds change as shown in the graphs.  The ball’s speeds don’t reduce to zero (so that the ball can stop) but remains constant after certain value.
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      When I increase the values to both the rolling friction and the friction, the ball speed is reduced quickly but remains constant after certain value (similar to the above graphs). When I increase the values of the linear damping and the angular damping, the ball speed behavior is same as the point #1. When I set the gravity value to -9.8 m/s2, the ball’s linear speed remains constant after 0.1 m/s. If I reduce the gravity value to -5 m/s2, the ball’s linear speed remains constant after 0.05 m/s. The friction, linear friction, linear damping and angular damping are same throughout the motion of the ball.
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      From the analysis test #3, I think the gravity is causing the constant ball speed issue. Is my assumption correct? If yes, how can I fix the issue? I can’t remove the gravity field as without the gravity field the ball will not roll along the grass and it will slide. Why the friction and the damping properties are not affecting the ball speed after certain value?
      Are there any other physics properties can cause such issue?
      From the analysis test #5, are there any chances that the ball is receiving upward push to correct the position of the ball?
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      If I increase the physics timestep from 60 FPS to 200 FPS, the issue is resolved. I am not able to understand how this change can fix this issue? After reducing the gravity value to -1 m/s2 and physics simulation speed to 4 (4 times fast physics simulation), the issue is fixed. Again, I am not able to understand how this change fix the issue? I would appreciate any suggestions and thoughts on this topic. Thank you.
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      Downloadable at:
      https://virva.itch.io/sandman-academy
      https://gamejolt.com/games/sandmanacademy/329088
      https://www.indiexpo.net/en/games/sandman-academy
      https://www.gamefront.com/@sandmanacademy
      http://www.indiedb.com/games/sandman-academy
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3D Texture image format (hdr, sky)

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Hi everyone,

 

First of all, I want to render an HDR sky. What I'm doing now is transforming this HDRI image into a cubemap, using an external tool, since the common way to display a sky is to do it with a cubemap. Is it the right way ? Or maybe it is common to render a sky dome instead in that case ?

Second, assuming that the HDRI is transformed into a cubemap texture (whether cross, or threw 6 different files), the tools I use allow me to create whether DDS or KTX images in order to preserve all the HDR information. I wanted to use DDS since it seems to be wider supported (is this correct ?). Unfortunately, both Devil and FreeImage fail to load these DDS generated images. I'm planning to try SOIL, but for some reasons I start to believe this will end with the same failure and it would be very frustrating to have 'lost' all this time for nothing. For information Devil reports that the header of the file is wrong and FreeImage simply returns a null pointer without more explanations...
I understand that having my own format might help. But this will imply more works on my side: I'll have to transform the HDRI to a cubemap myself, I'll have to create a new image format myself (which most certainly will look more or less like DDS or KTX), plus I'll have to maintain it and to ensure it will work the same on all the expected supported platforms.  Also, my own format won't be optimized for the GC.

Transforming an HDRI into a cubemap might not be that hard, but if I go this way, then I'll have to do the same work for supporting other kind of images too (ie radiance and irradiance). These will require a lot of code, more chance of having errors, and probably a non negligible cost in the accuracy of the result.

So what do you suggest will be best for a single man with only loose-time availabilities ?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I haven't tested KTX yet...

Edited by _Silence_

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