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  1. Hello people. Am a Computer science graduate student and planning to do the Game designing course in Canada and this is my personal statement for the college and it is the first draft ,hence no professional or fancy words used here. Please help me in the statement before i submit it and let me know if there is anything that has to be cancelled or shortened or edited. The essay is way over the specified word limit and i will work on trimming it so please help me on this. Essay attached as txt file. Any help would be appreciated.I have just two days left to submit so please reply as soon as possible. Thank you. Essay.txt
  2. A global update for the "Character Interaction" package has been released. For more information click here. https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/character-interaction
  3. Hi everybody, i'm ready to announce that Xilvan Design build 3D games since 2004: Lights of Dreams IV v8.97. Candy World II v9.07. Candy Racing Cup v2.75. Candy World Adventures v6.37. Candy to the Rescue IV v6.27. Candy's Space Adventures v16.27. Candy's Space Mysteries II v6.75. No More than 7 new updates since last edit: - We are planning Lights of Dreams V: There will be Space travel. - Just enhancing the graphics of Candy World Adventures IV. - Rocks wasn't blasting enough in Lights of Dreams IV, Now it breaks a lot. - Enhanced the lights balls in teleportation scenes in Lights of Dreams IV. - Enhanced the spatial explosions effects of the: Candy's Space Adventures & Candy Space Mysteries II. - I have been changing the explosions effects of all my games. - We are actually releasing my games. They are available for download on my website: Plenty of games wait you HERE: - Our amazing Xilvan Design Websites - Hope you'll appreciate! If you want to watch the videos of our games: - Our Youtube Channel - Please, Subscribe to our channel for more infos about our new releases. Now we have 608 subscribers, we are needing more than 1000 to get fulfilled. Also, you must share the news! Friendly, Xylvan, Xilvan Design.
  4. GameDev2017

    a BIZARRE Status Report 2018

    It's damn hot in Germany! Isn't it the same for u? Over the last four weeks, we've mainly sweated, but we managed to do some gamedev stuff, too! Now and then. 😉 First, we did a Status Report video, in which Charly Men talks about the achieved game successes of the last year as well as about all set targets till next year in July approx. It’s a summary in which you can consume all important facts about the game in “only” 10 minutes. We continued painting walls but that’s not new at all. It’s a tricky mission that will last weeks. We also continued fine tuning Clearwaters shooting behavior. We modelled a gun. The gun that, shot by an unknown, will hit Clearwaters head in the first scene. From then on, Clearwater will start receiving bizarre visions. We modeled a one-handed shooting animation in which he is also walking, and we created a more accurate shooting animation holding the gun with both hands. We adapted his hands and fingers to the new gun and attached the weapon to his hand via envelopes. We created some new facial animations for Clearwater, all relevant for the video. We want to make a drama out of the thing and keep the facial expressions hidden, just until the new video is published. 😛 The book writing is stopped at the moment as no one can write absurd horror scenes at 35 degrees. The sun, all the flowers, baby ducks and sun cream. Come on!!! What to do in the next 4 weeks? We continue texturing the game environment of the first game scene. We want to switch between the one-handed and the both-handed shooting animation. We need to program that in UE4. We must check out how he can use his gun best. We want to create a first test sequence for the new video in Clearwaters apartment. From the videos beginning till its end. Did we miss something, do we need more animations, more code, more texture? It’s time to think about the background music for the new video. How would the BIZARRE music sound? Continue writing the book BIZARRE Episode I as soon as the baby ducks get older. Now then, ladies, let's get in the pool!! 😄
  5. Hi GameDev! Magical Game Studio is excited to present an opportunity to the CA community that we’re passionate about. The game we’re working on is a throw-back to one of our favorites, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and we’re looking to create a similar 2D, top-down adventure game with more of a painterly art style and faster-paced gameplay. We are developing for Nintendo Switch and PC platforms (we’re Nintendo dev partners with Switch access). A bit about our own experience: we have signed contracts with three publishers across four previous games, ranging in funding from $400K to $5M. As a team, we have shipped over 22 game titles in the past, and we’ve shipped both AAA and indie projects alike. This specific project is in current negotiations with several notable publishers who want to see our First Playable demo in September. This job posting refers to work that needs done for that First Playable milestone. Our studio is comprised of 17 members. Several of us are currently employed full time in director or senior-level roles at other game companies, but this is our passion project that we’re looking to get funded so that we can quit our day jobs and establish our own studio. We’re currently looking for a character/creature animator who enjoys creating compelling hand-drawn, Disney quality animations. We have roughly 240 frames to animate in total. We have colorists that can take line art animations and bring them to final polish (if needed). We do not use puppeting or symbol-based animation. This is a typical contract with additional royalties added once the game ships. The person who accepts this contract will be allowed to show their work on their portfolio. If you’re interested in hearing more, we have documented a full breakdown with more detail on the game itself (and us as a team) and we’d love to discuss it with you via Discord. We also have a small game demo we can send you to test the game. Simply email me at zach@riseofthemakers.com with your portfolio or examples of work and I’ll reply promptly. Art Style: MGS values two elements above all else: clarity and impact. Players need to understand exactly what is happening within the game at all times and they must know that their input has significant impact on the game world. Every button press needs to carry weight. This means we look for people who can demonstrate core animation skills such as anticipation, body breaks and smearing. Lastly, MGS prefers a painterly, visually expressive style that you’ll find in the link of images here: https://imgur.com/a/WRyzC. For the lazy or paranoid, here are some samples from that image gallery: Concept art of our castle (not seen in First Playable but you get an idea of style). Zoomed out shot of our village inside Unity. This is a fully functional level (minus the villagers). Concept art of our Bog Rusher In-game shot of our baker - one of the villagers. And some more “job” details: Primary responsibilities will include creating character and creature animations in the top-down perspective that will bring our game to life. Specific tasks include animating the Bog Queen (the green monster shown above) as well as some simple NPC animations (such as our Baker, also shown above). Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear from you soon! Zach
  6. Hey All! Currently im designing a Turn Based Strategy game, the game take inspiration from Sid Meier's Civilization series And stellaris. the main mode basically is the campaign mode, there are 7 alien races, some you may be able to make peace with while others will not allow it and will try to kill you, as you grow, upgrade your weapons, ships and Men other empires will level up with you, if you make peace with a race you will be able create new space stations twice as big as the usual ones you will be placing down, also you will be able to send your army to the alien planet. or you can destroy that alien species, and become bigger and bigger.until you have killed them all. You will also be able to explore the universe and find other alien species on unknown planets. If you are interested then we need programmers, a 3D Artist And A 2D Artist (2D And 3D Artists are Important) Contact Me On Discord At Thathuman44#4207 and we will speak further.
  7. INTwindwolf

    [Rev-share]3D Animator

    COMPANY AND THE PROJECT We are an indie game studio consisted of professional and skilled artists who are dedicated indie enthusiasts. Our current project is INT, developed on Unity Engine 5 for platforms Windows, Linux, and Mac. We are recruiting a few more members on the team to finalize our playable demo. INT is a 3D Sci-fi RPG with a strong emphasis on story, role playing, and innovative RPG features such as randomized companions. The focus is on the journey through a war-torn world with fast-paced combat against hordes of enemies. The player must accomplish quests like a traditional RPG, complete objectives, and meet lively crew members who will aid in the player's survival. Throughout the game you can side and complete missions through criminal cartels, and the two major combatants, the UCE and ACP, of the Interstellar Civil War. Please note that all of our current positions are remote work. You will not be required to travel. For more information about us, follow the links listed below. INT Official website Steam Greenlight IndieDB page Also follow social media platforms for the latest news regarding our projects. Facebook Twitter 3D ANIMATOR We are looking for an Animator to join the Art team to rig characters and create animations for the game. You will be collaborating with fellow members of the team in the creation and polishing of 3D animations. Your tasks will include: 1. Create rigs to be used for animations. 2. Skin 3D models to rigs. 3. Refine existing 3D animations. 4. Contribute to constructive team discussions. 5. Attend regular team meetings. REQUIREMENTS To be successful in this position, following requirements apply: 1. Have working knowledge of 3D animation suites. 2. Understand import/export requirements for Unity Engine integration. 3. Excellent self-management skills. 4. Excellent attention to detail. 5. Excellent communication skills. Satisfaction of the follow requirements are preferred, but not essential: 6. Knowledge of the Unity Engine UMA character creation system would be an advantage. REVENUE - SHARE This is the perfect opportunity to get into the game development industry. We have the majority of our art assets completed and are marching towards our crowd-funding campaign, currently planned for mid 2018. We are unable to offer wages or per-item payments at this time. However revenue-sharing from crowd-funding is offered to team members who contribute 15-20 hours per week to company projects, as well as maintain constant communication and adhere to deadlines. Your understanding is dearly appreciated. TO APPLY Please send your Cover Letter, CV, Portfolio (if applicable), and other relevant documents/information to this email: JohnHR@int-game.net Thank you for your time! Please feel free to contact me via the email provided should you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! John Shen HR Lead Starboard Games LLC
  8. Hello, We know that the identity of the people you will work with is a very important thing, we are a group of two person and we are both about fifteen years old (coincidence right). I'm the programmer, I have three years of experience with C++ and my team partner is the graphic artist but he is no that good (I'm glad he probably wont read this topic) and there are too many graphic works for a game development so we have decided to look for an artist. Our project is a about a game, a 2D online RPG, we are working on this since February, specially me, I have coded many things as a server, a connection screen, a verification screen, a game menu and many other details. So basically all the things needed except the game itself so we could start the game and totally focus on it. I have already started the game development, actually I'm implementing an ECS architecture so it will be easier to make the game scriptable in the future. Me and my friend have also started to draw a tileset together (I have some basics you know). We need a pixel artist to join our team and help us. About the graphics: our tiles are 32x32 pixels, a player body will be like 64x160 pixels. Please don't hesitate to talk with me if you want more informations, I will leave here my mail (accfldekur@gmail.com) and my Discord (Rossinanté#6810), even though I would rather if you contact me on my Discord! Thank you very much for reading all this post!
  9. Hi, I'm looking for some artists for a top-down medieval pixel art game. It's a little hack and slash game with a pretty generic storyline. I'm currently designing the game and getting the basic mechanics programmed, and I have a friend that is willing to do some level design. Right now I would like an animated character and some environment tiles to get started with art. You will be following flavor text and a pretty rigid set of needed assets with descriptions. You then are free to add what you like and I will try to incorporate it into the game. Right now I have 17 levels (I am trying to reduce it to about 10 though) of varied sizes, but the game will be linear (there are 2 villages that will have a more open map though). Each of these levels have some new enemies and have their own environmental taste, so we might be looking at 20-30 creatures all together, mostly redundant environment tiles, and then several animated props and items. This is mostly meant to be a fun project, where you and I can meet developers and make a game or two together. I don't plan on selling this game, it is open source and written in Lua using Defold. If you'd like to see code I've written I can PM you my github, you can PM me here for more details! Thanks
  10. Hi I am just getting started with Unreal with the aim of putting together a rough and ready demo of an idea I have. I have found some free CGI of rooms and want to drop a 360 degree green screen video of a person into the scene. However it is going to look weird clashing CGI with real footage and would therefore like to convert my film into CGI. Ideally I would like to turn the person in the scene into an Avatar that I can then control at a later date. Does that technology exist? Any pointers on how to do this (with little or ideally zero budget) very gratefully received. thanks for your help Nick
  11. ERASERHEAD STUDIO

    13 RONIN - DevLog #4 - Say hello to Ester!

    Ester (Eraserhead Animation Editor) is a new tool I've build that will make it easier for me to describe what different animations a spritesheet contains and their different characteristics e.g. how long each frame should be displayed. I can then export the description, as a json-file, and then together with the spritesheet load it into the game and use it to set up my "in game" animations. This is how Ester looks with a spritesheet loaded and one animation created: I'll easily admit that building this tool has been a detour that's taken far too much time from any actual game development, but please let me give you the background. Background 13 RONIN is a pixel-art game with animations based on spritesheets, just like the one below: The spritesheet together with a json-file describing the sheet are read into the game and turned into different animations. A process that works quite well. This is the "Draw"-animation beginning at row 3 and column 1 as described by the json-file below. In this example each frame is displayed for 150 milliseconds Same animation as above but with individual frame times The description file The description file started out quite small, but since I prefer to hard-code as few things as possible and also want room for adjustment, the file grew. This is a file describing the "Draw"-animation starting at row 3 and column 1: { // General description of the spritesheet "spritesheet": { // Size of sheet in columns and rows, // where each cell is a sprite "gridSize": { width: 13, // The sheet has a size of 13 columns height: 5 // and 5 rows of sprites } // Size of a sprite in pixels "spriteSize": { width: 160, // Each sprite has a size height: 160 // of 160x160 pixels } } // Default values for animation frames "frameDefaults": { // Intended for describing hit-boxes and such. This // example would give a hitbox located at same position // as the sprite and of the same size "margin": { "top": 0, "right": 0, "bottom": 0, "left": 0 }, // Offset value used when positioning and drawing // sprites. "offset": { x: 10, // The sprites should be drawn 10 pixels y: 0 // to the right of the destination point } // Frame duration. Display each frame 200 milliseconds // before advancing to next frame "duration": 200 }, // Animations found in the spritesheet "animations": [ // An animation { // Name used for identification "name": "Draw", // OPTIONAL. Will override default setting "offset": { x: 0, // No offset for this animation y: 0 }, // OPTIONAL. Will override default setting "margin": { "top": 0, "right": 0, "bottom": 0, "left": 0 }, // OPTIONAL. Will override default setting. // Frame duration for this animation is 150 // milliseconds "duration": 150, // Start location in grid "index": { x: 0, // This animation begins with image at y: 2 // row 3 and column 1 }, // This animation contains 13 frames starting // at "index" "frameCount": 13, // OPTIONAL. Using this property it's possible to // set frame duration for individual frames "frames": [ ] } ] } Writing and maintaining the description files is very tedious and it's also very easy to make mistakes. Remember that the file above only contains one animation and that is an animation without any individual frame duration times. To get the animation seen in the second example above following "frames"-section has to be added: "frames": [ { "index": 0, "duration": 200 }, { "index": 1, "duration": 175 }, { "index": 2, "duration": 175 }, { "index": 3, "duration": 200 }, { "index": 4, "duration": 300 }, { "index": 5, "duration": 175 }, { "index": 10, "duration": 175 }, { "index": 11, "duration": 175 }, { "index": 12, "duration": 1000 } ] We now have 3 pages of json and only one animation described. I grew tired of this and felt a need for a tool to assist me in describing and tuning the animations as well as automatically generating the json. Together with a desire to improve my skills as a front-end developer I started the development of Ester. Tech Ester is an Electron based application using React as UI-framework. I'm not really a front-end developer and since this isn't the main focus of the blog I won't dwell and deeper into the subject, but for anyone interested in trying out these technologies, there are a lot of posts written on the subject, so just use your magic friend google and you'll get lucky. And please feel free to browse or clone the Ester-repo. I think the project- and component-structure is quite good, but I'm sure there could be a lot of improvements made on the JavaScript- and CSS-code. If you find something really horrific please let me know. Using Ester If you would like to give Ester a try, please visit my BitBucket account for further instructions. If you find Ester useful, run into bugs or have ideas for new features, please don't hesitate from letting me know. Please be aware that this is not a finished product, but something I'm working on as part of the game development project. Fatal crashes might happen and breaking changes be introduced. You're also very welcome to clone and extend the product yourself. Happy coding! /jan. NOTE. As always, everything I show, share or write about here is work under progress and subject to change.
  12. Hi everyone! Just want to everyone to know that I have published DevLog #4 for my upcoming game 13 RONIN, a pixel-art samurai fighter in the spirit of classics like The way of the exploding fist and Barbarian. In DevLog #4 I'm writing about my new tool Ester. It's an editor for tuning spritesheet animations and generating json-files describing the animations. For anyone doing spritesheet animations it might be worth checking out. Happy coding! jan.
  13. Sprint no. 27 is here, and we skipped the sprint 26 on gamedev.net in June as the #WORDSproductions team members sent me a lot of vacation requests over the last few weeks (and I was on holiday, too 😉), so that we could not complete as much items from the sprints as we initially wanted, but we opened up a lot of nice issues either way. Take a look! First, the concept art of the next game scene is finished. The scene we want to recreate after Clearwater's apartement scene has been completed. It looks nice. It's a scene from the book BIZARRE Episode I. Furthermore, we continued texturing the houses of the world-outside-Charlys-apartement-window. We haven’t finished it yet, as it became a little game environment already, with many houses, with streets, street lamps, fences, and so on. We use a nice texturing software and began painting the bricks or the colored cement onto the houses exterior walls. Bit by bit, one by one. We use textures, we photographed in our neighborhood, or we’ve found by accident anywhere in the world. We continued programming Clearwater’s shooting behavior. We implemented some basic shooting mechanics in the player controller using c++. The player is now able to pull his gun which triggers the correct state transition causing the associated animation to play. The logic to control the shooting animation blueprint and aim offset, letting Charly aim at the target he is shooting at, is now in place. We did improve main-character Charly Clearwater’s appearance again, by adapting vertices and textures and light. But, obviously, we won’t stop improving his appearance and behavior until the finished game is published one day, and after that, we’ll permanently upload updates including some nice main-character improvements. 😄 Next, we started modelling Charly Clearwater’s facial animations. As I said, during the colored woman video, we’d published on Halloween last year, the facial animations could not be imported in UE4 caused by a mean Bug. But now I ate the Bug, and the animations can be imported now without any errors. We need some facial expressions for the planned video, but also for some 4k pics of Clearwater, we want to render later on. He’s now able to smile. To be continued… I continued writing the book BIZARRE Epsiode I. It works fluently. No Bugs, no thinking barriers. I’ll keep writing. Our plans for the current sprint 27 are: We'll continue painting walls and modelling houses, trees etc. We'll continue programming Clearwater’s shooting animation and behavior. We need to adjust his pull-the-gun-and-shoot animation. We need to make him look hot and unaffected while killing. We'll continue modelling some relevant facial expressions and import them correctly in UE4, hopefully. Test them. Adapt them. Until they look flawless. We want to shoot a status report video, in which I talk about our successes of the last year and our targets for the next year. In May 2017, the BIZARRE Game project was born and one year after, I pass the year in review. It’s planned to include English subtitles. It is also planned to publish this video in July on YouTube. I’ll post it here, too. Yeah, some props must be done, too. Stuff for the kitchen, some books, a couch. Peanuts. Did I miss something? I think that’s enough. CU
  14. sneaky_squirrel

    Researching my Animation Pipeline

    This is my first blog post. I am making a videogame as a learning exercise, using SDL 2.0 as my framework (I can't call it an engine, but I'm using it as my game engine). I opted to attempt a 2D Turn Based game. Animation I have followed SDL tutorials and am now familiar with [Textures] and [Rectangles] in SDL, necessary for animating characters in the game. I wrote wrapper code to turn my sprite sheets into living characters. Now that I have achieved animation implementation, I focused on getting a practical art asset pipeline (drawing the sprite sheets). 1) I first tried Medibang. I had to manually position the sprites in my sprite sheet, and the Surface Pro 4 (tablet) didn't work. 2) I then tried using Graphics Gale. I found out I'm a terrible pixel artist. 3) I checked out Krita again. It turns my tablet into an electric oven. But I can draw without lag, it has animation support, exports a series of png files, and I can use texture Packer to create the sprite sheet. Gif with 1 Boar was made with Medibang. The 3 sprite men were made with Graphics Gale, and the three boars were made with [ Krita + Texture Packer ]. What did I learn? Animation is expensive, took me way longer to draw 16 frames of animation than I would have liked. I want to focus more on programming more features, and less on animating. Although I do want to see how "pretty" I can push a game. For now, I'll try to stick to easier character designs and shorter idle animations.
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  16. INTwindwolf

    [Rev-share]3D Animator

    COMPANY AND THE PROJECT We are an indie game studio consisted of professional and skilled artists who are dedicated indie enthusiasts. Our current project is INT, developed on Unity Engine 5 for platforms Windows, Linux, and Mac. We are recruiting a few more members on the team to finalize our playable demo. INT is a 3D Sci-fi RPG with a strong emphasis on story, role playing, and innovative RPG features such as randomized companions. The focus is on the journey through a war-torn world with fast-paced combat against hordes of enemies. The player must accomplish quests like a traditional RPG, complete objectives, and meet lively crew members who will aid in the player's survival. Throughout the game you can side and complete missions through criminal cartels, and the two major combatants, the UCE and ACP, of the Interstellar Civil War. Please note that all of our current positions are remote work. You will not be required to travel. For more information about us, follow the links listed below. INT Official website Steam Greenlight IndieDB page Also follow social media platforms for the latest news regarding our projects. Facebook Twitter 3D ANIMATOR We are looking for an Animator to join the Art team to rig characters and create animations for the game. You will be collaborating with fellow members of the team in the creation and polishing of 3D animations. Your tasks will include: Create rigs to be used for animations. Skin 3D models to rigs. Refine existing 3D animations. Contribute to constructive team discussions. Attend regular team meetings. REQUIREMENTS To be successful in this position, following requirements apply: Have working knowledge of 3D animation suites. Understand import/export requirements for Unity Engine integration. Excellent self-management skills. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Satisfaction of the follow requirements are preferred, but not essential: Knowledge of the Unity Engine UMA character creation system would be an advantage. REVENUE - SHARE This is the perfect opportunity to get into the game development industry. We have the majority of our art assets completed and are marching towards our crowd-funding campaign, currently planned for mid 2018. We are unable to offer wages or per-item payments at this time. However revenue-sharing from crowd-funding is offered to team members who contribute 15-20 hours per week to company projects, as well as maintain constant communication and adhere to deadlines. Your understanding is dearly appreciated. TO APPLY Please send your Cover Letter, CV, Portfolio (if applicable), and other relevant documents/information to this email: JohnHR@int-game.net Thank you for your time! Please feel free to contact me via the email provided should you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! John Shen HR Lead Starboard Games LLC
  17. Hi GameDev community! I don't know what to do next to work as a video game artist. Education: Advanced drawing, figure drawing, oil painting, traditional animation, java and visual basic college classes. No degree. Self or tutorial taught skills: 2D digital art and animation (would prefer to learn how this is normally made for and used in games), currently learning C# and Unity I am happy with my level of traditional art skill. My 2D digital art and animation skills are there, but I'm kind of self taught and I bet there are many things I can learn to improve. I have not even tried 3D art yet. I'm curious about it, but not sure if it will be useful to know both 2D and 3D. I enjoy programming and learning to use Unity, but again I'm not sure if these are things that will be useful as an artist. What is my next step? Are there alternatives to formal education that will still teach me what I need to know? And most importantly, is there a path I can set for myself to work towards my goal of working as a video game artist?
  18. Hello, everyone! I hope my problem isn't too 'beginnerish'. I'm doing research on motion synthesis now, trying to implement the Deep Mimic paper (DeepMimic) by BINPENG XUE, in this paper, I need to first retarget character A's motion to another character B to make the reference motion clips for character B, since we don't have character B‘s reference motion. The most important thing is that in the paper, the author copied character A's joint's rotation with respective to joint's local coordinate system (not the parent) to character B. In my personal understanding, the joint's rotation with respective to joint's local coordinate system is something like that in the attached photo, where for the Elbow joint, i need to get the Elbow's rotation in the elbow's local coordinate system (i'm very grateful for you to share your ideas if i have misunderstanding about it 🙂) I have searched many materials on the internet about how to extract the local joint's information from FBX, the most relative one i found is the pivot rotation( and geometric transformation, object offset transformation). I'm a beginner in computer graphics, and i'm confused about whether the pivot rotation( or geometric transformation, object offset transformation) is exactly the joint's local rotation i'm seeking? I hope someone that have any ideas can help me, I'd be very grateful for any pointers in the right direction. Thanks in advance!
  19. Hi, I'm a Multimedia Engineering student. I am about to finish my dergree and I'm already thinking about what topic to cover in my final college project. I'm interested in the procedural animation with c++ and OpenGL of creatures, something like a spider for example. Can someone tell me what are the issues I should investigate to carry it out? I understand that it has some dependence on artificial intelligence but I do not know to what extent. Can someone help me to find information about it? Thank you very much. Examples: - Procedural multi-legged walking animation - Procedural Locomotion of Multi-Legged Characters in Dynamic Environments
  20. Is there a way to automatically change the start position of an animation? I have a bunch of animations set up on 3D models in unity. The issue is that I need to move the 3D models, however when I do so the animation start positions are not updated and I have to do it manually.Changing the transform of key frames is time consuming with the amount of animations I have, so I was wondering if there was a way to do it automatically?
  21. Hi Everyone, My name is Bob Pepek, I'm an audio post production engineer for film / TV. I'm looking to try my hand at Game Audio. Did you know that great sound design is rarely ever noticed but is always felt by an audience? That's where I can help. I've worked as the dialogue editor and sound designer for Sprout / NBC's Saturday morning cartoon Astroblast. I sound design for the web-series Channelate (hosted by Explosm / Cyanide and Happiness). Though most notably work as the go-to sound designer for the hundreds of the LEGO Star Wars / Marvel / Ninjago product animations and mini-movies.My past sound design clients include NBC, ESPN, LucasArts, LEGO, Sprout Network, Disney, Sci-Fi Network, Walmart, Sesame Street, The list goes on and on! Below I've included a link to my demo reel as well as other projects I have done sound design for:Sound Design Reelhttps://vimeo.com/214093302Other Work (Channelate, Explainer Vids, Ads)meloncollieproductions.com/work/360 Sound Designs (LEGO Star Wars / Avengers: Infinity War)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gdss2fANPQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7Leyaq780https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJzPu_tw6eYRecent Film Work:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFXobIMAgMhttps://vimeo.com/273203490https://vimeo.com/229448486If you're looking for a sound designer I'd love to help out! Feel free to reach out at bobpepek@gmail.com. Cheers, Bob
  22. ERASERHEAD STUDIO

    13 RONIN - DevLog #3 - The movie analogy

    Here in Stockholm it's been unusually hot and dry for this season of the year and I'm quite convinced that the pharmacies have broken a new record in anti-histamine sales. Last night we were finally blessed with thunder and rain and today the air is cool and nice and the pollen gone. I've sneezed quite a lot the last couple of weeks but I've also done some coding. My primary focus has been building an animation framework for use in intro, cutscenes and background movements and coding an editor for animating sprites. Ester (Eraserhead animation editor) will be the subject of an upcoming dev log and this dev log will be about the animation framework. This is an animation demo and not part of the game Animation framework The purpose of the animation framework is to ease setting up and running sequences of multiple animations. The need for this arose with my desire to create an animated intro with objects moving in different patterns. But I will also use this framework for pre- and post-fight-animations as well as background animations. When finished the animation framework will contain: Support for spritesheet-based animations Builders for setting up animations by code Simple script-language for setting up scenes Loader and parser for script-files In addition to this, I will probably build an editor to use with the script-language for trying out and previewing animations. The movie analogy When designing and naming the building blocks of the framework I've taken a "movie scene"-approach and used a nomenclature found in movie scripts. That gave me following main classes: Scene Actor Action Animation "Animation" might not be a name known from movie scripts, but I kept the name to encourage its use outside of the "animated scene" context. As long as you keep track of calling the update- and draw-methods both actors and animations can be used without a scene. A simplified diagram describing the relationships between the classes Scene Think of a scene just the like a scene in a movie or a theater. It's a "room" where something takes place. A scene can have a name, background image and any number of actors. You draw it on the screen by calling its Draw-method. Background for our demo Actor Unlike in a movie or theater, an actor is not only characters but all things living or dead that has it's own image and is separate from the background e.g. character, bullets flying, rising sun. An actor has a location, it can be visible or hidden, and has a collection of actions to perform that can be looped when done. An actor also has an animation as it's current "gesture". Action Just like in the movies, an action is something an actor does, i.e. an actor will act according to its actions. Some of the available actions are: Show - draw animation Hide - don't draw animation SetPosition - set position of actor BasicMove - move actor to destination with given velocity and acceleration ChangeGesture - change animation Animation An animation is based on a spritesheet, start index in the sheet and a frame count. This determines how the actor will appear on the screen. A note on naming. The property for the animation is named Gesture in the Actor-class, that is a choice I made to keep the movie analogy consistent. I've named the class Animation to encourage use of it outside of the "animated scene"-context. Our famous actor doing one of it's gestures How to To create the scene in the demo above following steps have to be made: Load content Create an animation sheet configuration Create an animation factory Create an actor Create the scene Start the scene Draw scene Step 1 - 5 can all be done in the Initialize-method of the Game-class. Step 1 - Load content As a first step we load background- and spritesheet-images as textures. var background = Content.Load<Texture2D>("Animation_demo_background"); var texture = Content.Load<Texture2D>("Animation_demo_spritesheet"); The demo spritesheet Step 2 - Create animation sheet configuration Then we create a configuration describing animations found in the spritesheet. This object will later be used as argument to our animation factory. var sheetConf = AnimSheetConfigBuilder .Begin() .Name("Samurai gestures") .GridSize(new Point(13, 4)) .SpriteSize(new Point(160, 160)) .DefaultFrameDuration(150) .AddAnimation("Idle", new Point(0, 0), 6) .AddAnimation("Bow", new Point(0, 3), 11) .AddAnimation("Draw", new Point(0, 2), 13) .AddAnimation("Walk wo sword", new Point(0, 1), 8) .AddAnimation("Walk w sword", new Point(0, 4), 8) .Build(); We create a configuration describing a spritesheet with a size of 13 columns and 4 rows where each sprite has a size of 160 x 160 pixels. The spritesheet is called "Samurai gestures" and default frame duration for all animations in this sheet is 150 milliseconds. It contains four different animations. Note that all names must be unique. Step 3 - Create animation factory When the sheet config is ready this step is easy. Call the AnimationFactory-constructor passing in the spritesheet texture and the sheet configuration. Our factory is ready. var animFactory = new AnimationFactory(texture, sheetConf); Step 4 - Create actor Just as it takes some time for an actor to prepare for a big movie role, it takes some coding for us to set up the actor for our scene. var actor = ActorBuilder .Begin(animFactory) .Actions( actionBuilder => { return actionBuilder .Hide() .SetPosition(new Point(-120, -4)) .ChangeAnimation("Walk wo sword") .LoopAnimation() .Show() .Move(new Point(-60, -4), 0.1f, 0.0f) .ChangeAnimation("Bow") .WaitForAnimation() .ChangeAnimation("Walk wo sword") .LoopAnimation() .Move(new Point(110, -4), 0.1f, 0.0f) .ChangeAnimation("Draw") .WaitForAnimation() .ChangeAnimation("Idle") .WaitForAnimation() .ChangeAnimation("Walk w sword") .LoopAnimation() .Move(new Point(312, -4), 0.1f, 0.0f) .Build(); }) .Build(); actor.Loop = true; Here we use the ActorBuilder in combination with the ActionBuilder to create the actor and the collection of actions to perform. All these actions will be performed in sequence and when done the actions will, thanks to the "actor.Loop = true;" statement, be restarted. Step 5 - Create scene As a last building step we tie everything together by creating our scene, and for this, we also have a dedicated builder. _scene = SceneBuilder .CreateScene(animFactory) .Name("Demo") .Background(background) .AddActor(actor) .Build(); Our scene is now ready. Step 6 - Start scene If you run the project you'll find that nothing happens. That's because we haven't included the scene in the game loop yet. Add following lines to the Update-method: if (_scene.State == State.NotStarted) _scene.Start(); _scene.Update(gameTime); Step 7 - Draw scene Still, nothing happens. It's because we're still not drawing the scene. And following line to the Draw-method: _scene.Draw(_spriteBatch, Vector2.Zero); Run the project and enjoy! The future You're as always more than welcome to download the code and use it in any way you like, but since it's still early days please regard it more as inspiration than a working framework. I'm sure there are lots of bugs. And changes will come. If not discouraged, visit my BitBucket-account and get going, or wait for an announcement of a more stable version. Please visit Eraserhead Studio for more. Happy coding! /jan. NOTE. As always, everything I publish here or on any other site is work in progress and subject to change.
  23. INTwindwolf

    [Rev-share]3D Animator

    COMPANY AND THE PROJECT We are an indie game studio consisted of professional and skilled artists who are dedicated indie enthusiasts. Our current project is INT, developed on Unity Engine 5 for platforms Windows, Linux, and Mac. We are recruiting a few more members on the team to finalize our playable demo. INT is a 3D Sci-fi RPG with a strong emphasis on story, role playing, and innovative RPG features such as randomized companions. The focus is on the journey through a war-torn world with fast-paced combat against hordes of enemies. The player must accomplish quests like a traditional RPG, complete objectives, and meet lively crew members who will aid in the player's survival. Throughout the game you can side and complete missions through criminal cartels, and the two major combatants, the UCE and ACP, of the Interstellar Civil War. Please note that all of our current positions are remote work. You will not be required to travel. For more information about us, follow the links listed below. INT Official website Steam Greenlight IndieDB page Also follow social media platforms for the latest news regarding our projects. Facebook Twitter 3D ANIMATOR We are looking for an Animator to join the Art team to rig characters and create animations for the game. You will be collaborating with fellow members of the team in the creation and polishing of 3D animations. Your tasks will include: Create rigs to be used for animations. Skin 3D models to rigs. Refine existing 3D animations. Contribute to constructive team discussions. Attend regular team meetings. REQUIREMENTS To be successful in this position, following requirements apply: Have working knowledge of 3D animation suites. Understand import/export requirements for Unity Engine integration. Excellent self-management skills. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Satisfaction of the follow requirements are preferred, but not essential: Knowledge of the Unity Engine UMA character creation system would be an advantage. REVENUE - SHARE This is the perfect opportunity to get into the game development industry. We have the majority of our art assets completed and are marching towards our crowd-funding campaign, currently planned for mid 2018. We are unable to offer wages or per-item payments at this time. However revenue-sharing from crowd-funding is offered to team members who contribute 15-20 hours per week to company projects, as well as maintain constant communication and adhere to deadlines. Your understanding is dearly appreciated. TO APPLY Please send your Cover Letter, CV, Portfolio (if applicable), and other relevant documents/information to this email: JohnHR@int-game.net Thank you for your time! Please feel free to contact me via the email provided should you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! John Shen HR Lead Starboard Games LLC
  24. Hello! I'm working on a game that is a narrative driven dark comedy with some small aspects of platforming and puzzle solving. The project is rather small as well. It touches on topics such as suicide, mental illness, family, corruption, free-will, and redemption. This project is exercise in polish, this means some experimentation will be needed along with some reworking of assets as they're provided. This will be a revshare model. First, I'm looking for a 2D sprite artist, not pixelated, that can compliment the style of the attached images, and be similar to the temporary character. I'm also looking for a male voice actor, English should be your primary language. There will be at minimum two characters that will need to be brought to life through vocals. The first voice is similar to Marvin from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A reference for the second voice would be a mix of Ren (Ren & Stimpy), and Android 21 (DragonBallFighterZ). Due to formatting, I'm not including YouTube links in the post, sorry. WIP Scene with our custom shaders attached (platforms are lazily placed, as this was an asset test): A scene with dynamic lighting and temp character: Unshaded asset: If you made it to the bottom, thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.
  25. Paszq

    Arpago - friends and foes!

    From the album: Arpago

    Group photo of some of the characters and creatures currently living in Arpago

    © Arpago, 2018

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