I’ve added a lot behind the scenes… I have finally figured out appstates for the most part, and have a working menu system (not much to look at yet besides some buttons) and have sgold’s sky system in. I also have more stuff added in for entities and items and skills. Oh and now the player is an actual entity like enemies are (with special stuff) and I have a camera controller kind of thing that I can attach to any entity in the game. Lastly, I managed to mess up my heightmap by exporting from GIMP. i’ll just say I’m really excited for GIMP 2.9’s 32 bit channel support.
For now, I guess I have a blocky style game, on accident. I don’t want that haha.
I know it’s probably not much for most of you gurus, but its a learning process for me.
Similar but different to ones posted in previous months.
For those unfamiliar with Mythruna, here is that same view with a default 128 meter clip range (pretty standard for block world games, I guess):
The view up on a tower and looking down is not so impressive. (Even less so if you are flying around like a bird.)
Some time back, I added “far terrain” to the new Mythruna engine:
…which is similar to an image I think I posted before.
And while I hate to clog this thread up with one image-heavy post, here is why it’s cool for me… This is a standard view at max clip of 192 meters. At least back when I played other block games, this was a pretty generous clip distance if not the very maximum.
And here it is again with far terrain + far trees:
…and you see it doesn’t even cost that many frames… but the real difference is when I back up to the smallest clip range, 64 meters:
This is that same view with far-terrain off:
Suddenly, with far terrain on, min clip is becomes much more playable.
The effect is not perfect… I’m sure I’ll find ways to tweak it over time but not bad for a days work, I say.
P.S.: I’ll probably post some “behind the scenes” shots to a separate thread. Maybe it is interesting see all of the “looking horrible” meat that went into this particular sausage.
Not much to see unless you want a screenshot of my new main menu (you don’t). These are my new-ish player models. May add some blue fire round the bottom or perhaps use a cell shader.
By the way I think this is a really good idea for a monthly thread, it made me actually think about how much progress I’ve made since last month when I decided not to post because I had nothing. Plus its good to see what everyone else is doing Keep up the good work :mrgreen:
By the way I think this is a really good idea for a monthly thread, it made me actually think about how much progress I've made since last month when I decided not to post because I had nothing. Plus its good to see what everyone else is doing :) Keep up the good work :mrgreen:
I agree. I look forward to these threads now… and they haven’t been around that long.
This time I have something to show. I’ve recently started creating a voxel engine, and doing a kind of destructive terrain, creating some guns that players will use for shooting one another and for destructing the terrain itself :).
Hello monthly screenshot champs! Working on anything cool these days? Whether it’s the same thing as it was back when this thread started or something brand new, however big or small, please consider sharing it for the 2015 jMonkeyEngine showcase video: