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By Mak, September 14, 2014 0 Dev, General, News

This is very ‘warts and all’ this week. I’ve made some considerable progress moving the terrain deformation onto the GPU with some fantastic early results, but due to the work that needs doing on the patch visibility, and LOD’ing code… Read More »

By Mak, September 8, 2014 0 Dev, News

Experimenting has begun with procedurally generating the terrain surface! Though still early days, I’m keen to explore the results… what’s clear is that getting something that will look superb and perform is an art form, and although I already had… Read More »

By Mak, September 3, 2014 0 Dev, General, News

Ah, I have temporarily derailed my development ‘intent’ for Dom. I am impressed though, despite myself. It’s taken two years for this to finally bite. This past couple of weeks has been a ‘Dom’ free dev week. Deliberately so. I… Read More »

By Mak, August 22, 2014 0 Dev, General, News

Well, I finally ironed out most of the wrinkles – but I’m still not 100% happy with the final effect, so I’ll have to come back to that later on after I’ve had some time to cogitate. Everything is working,… Read More »

By Mak, August 15, 2014 0 Dev, General, News

A mini-update this week I’m afraid… I returned to integrating Shadow Mapping, and finally resolved a couple of the ‘daft’ issues I was seeing. I can now render the Planetary scene into a shadow map and cast shadows onto the… Read More »

By Mak, August 8, 2014 0 Dev, General, Media

Work has progressed this week on the Celestial Body rendering – I’ve resolved the issues reported in the last post and largely wrapped it up for now. I’ve also obtained a few more high res textures to use as placeholders to… Read More »

By Mak, August 1, 2014 1 Design, Dev, General

Well, partly I’ve jumped back in ‘dev-time’ a few weeks, to sort out the work I left dangling on the Celestial Body renderer. I was a bit wary of mucking about with the existing ‘satellite’ rendering code – as it… Read More »

By Mak, July 28, 2014 0 Dev, General, News

Hi folks, not a lot to report this week – at least visually. I’ve made some headway into the shadow integration into Dom – hitting some very odd and unusual bugs in the process which aren’t fully rectified as yet…. Read More »

By Mak, July 20, 2014 Comments Off Design, Dev, General

Finally, I’ve been able to capture video with FRAPS. No idea how, it just ‘”worked” so I grabbed a quick sequence of the Galaxy Map to show it’s current state of play whilst I could! I was rushed I’m afraid,… Read More »

By Mak, July 19, 2014 2 Dev, General

Right – FRAPSgate is driving me nuts. For some reason I cannot capture anything rendered within Dominium – but can record everything else. I suspect the issue I’m having with Shadows at the minute is also the cause of FRAPS being… Read More »