I’m using the built in particle emitter system with the “Common/MatDefs/Misc/Particle.j3md” matDef, I actually didn’t know there were other options
For most of my grayscale textures I just found and tweaked an image/texture I like and removed the color, but I’ve still been meaning to look for a good tool for making grayscale textures for my particle emitters from scratch.
I haven’t familiarized myself with the SS editor yet but I’ plan to do so soon when I start making more spells and sculpting a large world. I’ve been meaning to start working on my particle emitters and scenes with water in the SS for a while. I’ve wasted more time than I should have just going in and out of my game to tweak how the particles and water look. Especially since I’ve added more menus to click through before the game starts, and I’ve also been too lazy to add a bypass for testing.
I also noticed and liked that I could move and edit individual terrain patches in the SS editor to open up holes in the terrain, I’ve been looking for a way to create holes for caves in the terrain, and the SS editor looks like it can do that
So as it’s been pointed out before I’m probably going down the more complicated path. Buuuuuuuuuuuuut whatever. Having fun mucking with this stuff. Once the asteroid is the way I want it I’ll be applying LOD on this geometry so hopefully that plus some fancy methods for only loading what is needed will end in a fast(ish) system.
@FrozenShade I really like the overall feel of your game based on your posts in the last few WIP threads. All the parts of your game fit together really well visually, nothing looks out of place and everything comes together for a very immersive feeling. I can’t help but imagine sound effects in my head when I look at your GIF for this scene and your last scene showcasing the fireball that shakes the camera when it explodes