Category:  General

By Mak, September 30, 2014 Comments Off on Another ping… Dev, General

My brain is fritzed by the vis-testing fiasco I’m experiencing with Maggy. I’ve spent a week straight doing ‘what it should’ and almost getting it right, then some patch disappears under my camera’s virtual nose when it shouldn’t, and I start… Read More »

By Mak, September 24, 2014 Comments Off on Making noise with Maggy Dev, General

This past week or so, whenever I can I’ve been tinkering with the visibility testing, and LOD’ing – but having no real success. Nothing I’m trying seems to either a) work, or b) work as I’d expected. I get something… Read More »

By Mak, September 14, 2014 Comments Off on Maggy on the GPU 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 3, 2014 Comments Off on Wake up Maggy… 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 Comments Off on Planetary Shadows 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 Comments Off on Shadow Rings 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 Comments Off on Building the Heavens 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… Read More »

By Mak, July 28, 2014 Comments Off on Mini-update… 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 on Galactic Map UI – WIP 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 »

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