Category:  Dev

By Mak, February 27, 2013 1 Dev, General

Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂 Thanks Arthur C. Clarke for being such a visionary! Star rendering… I’ve left it alone for quite a while – as we’ve got plenty of other things to be working on at the moment – but… Read More »

Engine Flares Revisited

By Mak, February 15, 2013 Comments Off on Engine Flares Revisited Dev

I’m sure this one thing is going to kill me. I realised my intended approach is very similar to a toon-shader. I need the effect to “roll off” based on the viewing angle. So I started tinkering with one to… Read More »

By Mak, February 8, 2013 Comments Off on Engine Flares Dev

So, I had a cool idea to create a shader which would make engine flares look a whole lot nicer. A volumetric effect, which would produce a nice glow inside any volume from any viewing angle. It would have many… Read More »

Tell me a story

By Mr T, February 6, 2013 Comments Off on Tell me a story Design, Dev, Uncategorized

When we were looking at what we really like in any videogame, it’s always that narrative that you create yourself, just by playing the game. I’ve watched so many GTA cutscenes that I immediately forgot that I sometimes wonder what… Read More »

Snap Happy

By Mr T, February 3, 2013 1 Design, Dev

Coming right on the heels of Mak’s High Resolution Worlds I’m going to take the opportunity to talk to you about one of the coolest things you can bolt onto your vessel. The all purpose, auto-focusing, water resistant digital camera… Read More »

By Mak, January 31, 2013 1 Dev

So – we’ve banged on about “no hyperspace, seamless this-that-and-the-other” – what do we mean? Traditionally – games have to shift in huge amounts of data (levels, textures etc.) in order to provide a larger game experience than will necessarily… Read More »

By Mak, January 29, 2013 1 Dev

Yes, that featured image is being rendered in real-time, in Dominion 🙂 So far, I’ve been using 2048×1024 (or lower) images for the planet surfaces. For populated worlds I’ve been sticking with the Blue Marble surface maps for day and night… Read More »

By Mak, January 26, 2013 Comments Off on Shooting Stuff : Triangle Based Collision Testing Dev

Ok, it’s about time for some posts! So far shooting stuff has been based on your basic point/ray to sphere  – a more sophisticated system was planned for later on in development – but to bring the wow-factor up a… Read More »

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