Category:  Dev

By Mak, August 6, 2016 2 Dev, General, News

I’ve finally gotten around to integrating the Physically Based Rendering into Dominium, along with the long parked Engine Flare system! Sadly, both suffer from ‘programmer art’ at the moment, but I’m happy it’s all now plumbed in and working, ready… Read More »

By Mak, July 22, 2016 Comments Off on The Effect of Mass Design, Dev, General, News

As Dominium’s Flight Mechanics journey continues, I’m revelling in the nostalgia of all that school math/mechanics/physics from so long ago. Now I have Newton’s Second Law(F=ma) in the code armoury, and all the various tunable ‘bits’ which affect movement and… Read More »

By Mak, July 20, 2016 Comments Off on Space Flight Mechanics – Check! Design, Dev, News

The first phase of development on the Flight Mechanics is now complete, and I have to say, I’m pretty chuffed with the results! Let me begin by saying that this doesn’t mean ‘Flight Mechanics’ is completed and now final. I’ve… Read More »

By Mak, July 8, 2016 Comments Off on Back to Dominium, huzzah! etc. Design, Dev, General

Hi folks, and a return back to Dom Dev for those tired of the flood of book updates! To avoid getting dragged into the mire with bug-fixing the vessel mount code (which is not really a priority at the moment),… Read More »

By Mak, June 29, 2016 Comments Off on Visual tweaks;it’s all about the speed! Design, Dev, General

I’ve been back visiting the unpleasant Bugland this past week or so, and also tinkering with some visual effects; velocity markers and course tunnels. Velocity Markers have two tiers; HUD markers which are projected by the ship-board systems, and ‘real’… Read More »

By Mak, June 5, 2016 Comments Off on PBR Article Published! Articles, Dev, News

Hi folks! I’ve finally managed to polish up the article – it’s amazing how much time it takes to put something together, then edit and format it to be suitable for an article, and then do it all again to… Read More »

By Mak, May 18, 2016 Comments Off on PBR still on the horizon… Dev, General

Another ping-keep-alive I’m afraid… I’ve created the article, reverse engineering the ‘working’ PBR shader I had built… and then found it wasn’t working the same way… on further investigation I found the ‘working’ PBR shader wasn’t quite working as it… Read More »

By Mak, April 24, 2016 Comments Off on All Hail Microsoft Surface Book! Dev, General, News

Well (in a move that probably won’t encourage much in the way of sympathy!) I have moved to the Microsoft Surface Book for my mobile Windows development. I’ve scoured the current flotilla of laptops available today, and frankly, the MSB… Read More »

By Mak, April 22, 2016 Comments Off on PBR on the Horizon Dev, General

Due to having no laptop 🙁 this past week, I decided to do some research on Physically Based Rendering. I’d been planning to tackle something along these lines since I first created 666’s material system back in 2003. Back then,… Read More »

By Mak, April 13, 2016 Comments Off on Much ado about Mountings Dev, General, News

A dull, keep-alive post I’m afraid… The past couple of weeks has seen me close in on zero know bugs… But rats, I got stymied by the third from last! The innocuously titled bug ‘Vessel mounts no longer orient correctly.’… Read More »

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