WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Julius » 13 Feb 2014, 17:08

I hope fr1tz continues this thread ;)

For today:
Image

Really like the purple ocean ;)
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller
User avatar
Julius
Community Moderator
 
Posts: 2165
Joined: 06 Dec 2009, 14:02

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 14 Feb 2014, 22:31

Image

A little experimentation with slightly different CAT looks:
Image Image Image Image Image

Some experimentation with weapon aesthetics:
Image Image Image Image Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby 3xcl4m4t10n » 15 Feb 2014, 02:15

I LOVE the first and the last weapon.
3xcl4m4t10n
 
Posts: 18
Joined: 18 May 2012, 09:00

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Julius » 15 Feb 2014, 15:52

Awesome ;) This is turning out even better than expected with the graphics update. Anything you need a hand with 3D model wise?
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller
User avatar
Julius
Community Moderator
 
Posts: 2165
Joined: 06 Dec 2009, 14:02

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 15 Feb 2014, 16:20

Anything you need a hand with 3D model wise?


Basically everything ;)

I'm leaving the CATs alone for now, but all the weapons are up for grabs (including adding new ones).

Also models for the environment would be neat. Both structures on which actual gameplay happens as well as stuff meant to be visible in the background (for example towers like this: http://www.planetvideo.com.au/blog/assets_c/2010/11/Tron-thumb-450x208-2900.jpg)
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Evropi » 15 Feb 2014, 16:22

Julius {l Wrote}:Awesome ;) This is turning out even better than expected with the graphics update. Anything you need a hand with 3D model wise?

I believe fr1tz hinted at allowing people to choose from variety of different player models, though I could just be speculating. :D
You just wasted 3 seconds of your life reading this.
User avatar
Evropi
 
Posts: 364
Joined: 02 Sep 2012, 16:18

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Julius » 15 Feb 2014, 16:56

fr1tz {l Wrote}:Also models for the environment would be neat. Both structures on which actual gameplay happens as well as stuff meant to be visible in the background (for example towers like this: http://www.planetvideo.com.au/blog/assets_c/2010/11/Tron-thumb-450x208-2900.jpg)


Yeah something easy and static to start with would be nice. However for those back-ground towers: I don't believe Torque3D has 3D skyboxes support at the moment.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller
User avatar
Julius
Community Moderator
 
Posts: 2165
Joined: 06 Dec 2009, 14:02

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 20 Feb 2014, 20:58

Etherboarding:
Image

Skidding:
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Evropi » 20 Feb 2014, 22:07

Hmm... the skidding effect looks a bit like broken glass. I guess I'd have to see a video of it to judge. I thought the old skidding effect was just about perfect mind you.

As for the etherboard, it looks great, but personally, I think the trail is too strong an indicator that a player is etherboarding. Coming from RotC, I typically associate lines that trail players with the virtual form of the cats. Ideally, the trail behind players in virtual mode and the etherboard trail effect should not be very simliar.
Last edited by Evropi on 21 Feb 2014, 01:55, edited 2 times in total.
You just wasted 3 seconds of your life reading this.
User avatar
Evropi
 
Posts: 364
Joined: 02 Sep 2012, 16:18

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 20 Feb 2014, 22:19

The etherboard trail is only when boarding close to the ground. Should be hard to mistake for an etherform trail, but I guess we'll see ;)

The skidding should look like broken glass :) If you listen to the skidding sound in ROTC you'll hear glass being grinded.
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby mray » 20 Feb 2014, 23:00

from the distance the vertical effect is most important imho.
a big glowing ball under the feet seemed like a good idea to me
mray
 
Posts: 52
Joined: 01 Feb 2014, 15:55

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 05 Mar 2014, 08:36

So I've been working on a deathmatch map experimenting with the spawning process...

This shows the "heap" (blue), where players spawn and the entry to the arena (yellow):
Image

Players spawn as CAT, fall down and get funneled through a small tunnel that can be used to have them automatically pick up some starting items:
Image Image Image

At the end of the funnel the CAT is being "compressed" into a packet and sent down a "pipe" into the arena (the pipe is not yet visualized):
Image

The ride down the pipe:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

At the end of the pipe the CAT gets "decompressed" and the actual game starts:
Image

CAT posing for the camera:
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 10 Mar 2014, 11:14

Started work on per-object palette-based colorization:

Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Julius » 10 Mar 2014, 17:29

Looks great! Does it allow for pulsating or morphing colors?

By the way: I kind of liked that hexagon textured terrain and I am also not so sure about the extreme low-poly look of it in the latest screenshots. Smooth rolling hills are cool for a fast movement game ;)
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller
User avatar
Julius
Community Moderator
 
Posts: 2165
Joined: 06 Dec 2009, 14:02

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 11 Mar 2014, 23:52

With the current implementation pulsating/morphing colors are possible but a little heavy on the bandwidth.

The lack of smooth rolling hills is just for this particular map. Plus the surrounding "eyecandy" terrain has to be low-poly for performance reasons.
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby Evropi » 12 Mar 2014, 13:44

fr1tz {l Wrote}:With the current implementation pulsating/morphing colors are possible but a little heavy on the bandwidth.

Well, if it's on the player models it would just be client-side, right? No need to trasmit it over the wire.
You just wasted 3 seconds of your life reading this.
User avatar
Evropi
 
Posts: 364
Joined: 02 Sep 2012, 16:18

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 12 Mar 2014, 15:28

Evropi {l Wrote}:Well, if it's on the player models it would just be client-side, right? No need to trasmit it over the wire.


There is currently no way to animate it without using quite a lot of bandwidth because there's no client-side palette-animation interface, meaning every change to an object's palette would force the entire palette to be re-transmitted to the client.
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 12 Mar 2014, 16:23

Messing around with bots:
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 13 Mar 2014, 21:07

Movement trails:
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 11 Apr 2014, 15:31

Linux version now uses the portable menu bar & file dialog. These two are implemented mostly in script with a bit of engine glue. File dialog doesn't work properly yet, but the menu bar seems to work ok.

Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 21 Apr 2014, 19:52

Throwing up random screenshot because I haven't posted anything here in a while.
Image

I've been sick the last week, but development should pick up again now.
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 08 May 2014, 01:26

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a disc!
Image
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 19 May 2014, 04:29

Porting the zones went smoother than expected so far. The rendering currently still suffers from clipping issues, but they work :)
Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 20 May 2014, 12:44

Started work on first Ethernet map. Looks kinda familiar ;)

Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Re: WIP development sneak-peeks (image heavy)

Postby fr1tz » 21 May 2014, 06:02

Just a few improvements/tweaks later and things already start to look surprisingly decent:

Image
User avatar
fr1tz
RotC Moderator
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 18:22

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest