By Yosef BenSadon
Hi , I was considering this start up http://adshir.com/, for investment and i would like a little bit of feedback on what the developers community think about the technology.
So far what they have is a demo that runs in real time on a Tablet at over 60FPS, it runs locally on the integrated GPU of the i7 . They have a 20 000 triangles dinosaur that looks impressive, better than anything i saw on a mobile device, with reflections and shadows looking very close to what they would look in the real world. They achieved this thanks to a new algorithm of a rendering technique called Path tracing/Ray tracing, that is very demanding and so far it is done mostly for static images.
From what i checked around there is no real option for real time ray tracing (60 FPS on consumer devices). There was imagination technologies that were supposed to release a chip that supports real time ray tracing, but i did not found they had a product in the market or even if the technology is finished as their last demo i found was with a PC. The other one is OTOY with their brigade engine that is still not released and if i understand well is more a cloud solution than in hardware solution .
Would there be a sizable interest in the developers community in having such a product as a plug-in for existing game engines? How important is Ray tracing to the future of high end real time graphics?
I recently started going into GameDev for real and I made simple game for iOS platform. It is written in Swift and uses SpriteKit framework. Please give me some feedback about my game because i don't know if I have any potential for making games. I don't want make mobile games but it is some sort of warm up.
Link for game in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/colorize-quick/id1167120774?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Thanks in advance!
I just wanted to share our casual game that is available for android.
Description: Fight your way from the ravenous plant monster for survival through flips. The rules are simple, drag and release your phone screen. Improve your skills and show it to your friends with the games quirky ranks. Select an array of characters using the orb you acquire throughout the game.
By Manuel Berger
Hello fellow devs!
Once again I started working on an 2D adventure game and right now I'm doing the character-movement/animation. I'm not a big math guy and I was happy about my solution, but soon I realized that it's flawed.
My player has 5 walking-animations, mirrored for the left side: up, upright, right, downright, down. With the atan2 function I get the angle between player and destination. To get an index from 0 to 4, I divide PI by 5 and see how many times it goes into the player-destination angle.
angle = atan2(destination.x - player.x, destination.y - player.y) //swapped y and x to get mirrored angle around the y axis
index = (int) (angle / (PI / 5));
PlayAnimation(index); //0 = up, 1 = up_right, 2 = right, 3 = down_right, 4 = down
Besides the fact that when angle is equal to PI it produces an index of 5, this works like a charm. Or at least I thought so at first. When I tested it, I realized that the up and down animation is playing more often than the others, which is pretty logical, since they have double the angle.
What I'm trying to achieve is something like this, but with equal angles, so that up and down has the same range as all other directions.
I can't get my head around it. Any suggestions? Is the whole approach doomed?
Thank you in advance for any input!
Can anyone point me into good direction how to resolve this?
I have flat mesh made from many quads (size 1x1 each) each split into 2 triangles. (made procedural)
What i want to achieve is : "merge" small quads into bigger ones (show on picture 01), English is not my mother language and my search got no result... maybe i just form question wrong.
i have array where i store "map" information, for now i'm looking for blobs of same value in it -> and then for each position i create 1 quad. and on end create mesh from all.
is there any good algorithm for creating mesh between random points on same plane? less triangles better. Or "de-tesselate" this to bigger/less triangles/quads?
Also i would like to find "edges" and create "faces" between edge points (picture 02 shows what i want to achieve).
No need for whole code, just if someone can point me in good direction would be nice.