Archive:  May, 2017

By Mak, May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Physically Based Rendering = Preposterous Level Of Detail Dev, Media

I donned my Rendering Engineer hat once again and decided to go back to the PBR system, with a view to nailing it well and truly on the head. In total it took almost four working days, including tinkering with… Read More »

By Mak, May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Time out, to Tech up! Dev, General

As often seems to happen after I do a stint of ‘gameplay’ oriented work on Dom, I then end up taking a wee break to tinker with rendering. I’ve been looking at Substance of late, and I have to say… Read More »

By Mak, May 10, 2017 Comments Off on The Evolutionary Boid – Part Four Design, Dev, General

The final chapter in this round of dev on the NPC Pilot AI; While there is plenty of work still to do to make this ‘super awesome’ I’m well pleased with how it’s turned out. Pilots can; Scan for nearby… Read More »

By Mak, May 4, 2017 Comments Off on HOTAS & Combat Design

Ok, so I don’t actually own a HOTAS joystick, or even a joystick. I have a keyboard, mouse and somewhere buried in a draw, a gamepad. This is deliberate. For although I do enjoy ‘other space combat games’ I have… Read More »

By Mak, May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Collision Redux Dev, General

Thanks to the NPC’s wanting to vapourise each others hull (and mine!) it was a perfect time to revisit and improve the collision detection from back along… For ‘something to hull’ collision, there’s no choice but to hit the triangle… Read More »

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