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Resetting the clock on the development of the NPC/Boid symbiant – just so the video log makes sense on YouTube. As promised, Part 1 begins our ‘warts n’ all’ development log of the system as I tweak and evolve it… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
No weekly update last week, and a bare minimum one this week – not due to lack of progress, but lack of time. I’ve been plugging away at the new Auto-pilot, which has involved some intricate work with n-point splines… Read More »
So as the posts of late have shown, breaking into ‘AI’ territory and creating NPC’s to populate the game universe has led to a lot of ‘satellite’ work (no pun intended) – being work I had parked for later, which… Read More »
So, addressing the consistency of vessel sizes led to addressing space stations (naturally – ships need to dock), which has led looking at how I am portraying the volume of ‘local space’ you would be in when by a station,… Read More »
Now I’m building a ‘consistent’ universe for the NPC’s to play in (as well as you), I’ve finally (grudgingly) turned my attention to ensuring all the various vessel models have a consistent scale against each other. To date – aside… Read More »
Another ‘grey’ update – I’ve spent the last week (one working day spread over 5 days) creating ‘scene contexts’. The game universe has to be populated with a believable, generated ‘scene’ whenever you drop back into local space. So reaching… Read More »
One of the many very large stations in Dominum, this one being a hub for trading in mined/harvested resources.