I’m finishing my current game, but I’ll I’m doing is working on Blender and no coding is requires. So I’m hungry for coding.
I want to make a forest plugin for JMonkey. Right now I don’t see any plugin available that doesn’t require a degree in rocket-surgery in order to be used. My plugin should be as easy to use as the Skybox plugin (http://hub.jmonkeyengine.org/wiki/doku.php/jme3:advanced:sky) that jmonkey currently has.
Moreover, I should state that I’m not aiming to make a gui for it. If I do make a gui it would be because it was a stretch goal.
A bit of specifications:
-The plugin will only use etc1 textures for maximun Mobile and Desktop compatibility.
-It will use imposters.
-Since I’ll be using etc1 textures, no transparency will be available. So I intend to make use of shaders on opengl es 2.0 to pick a color (like black or orange) to indicate the places of transparency. I thinks this is possible, but I’m not sure since I’ve never done it before.
-Hopefully it will be wind sensitive and touch sensitive.
Right now I don’t know all the best techniques to make a good forest plugin but I’ll search youtube and the web to see what are the current trends. Hopefully it should be as fancy as the Forests on the Crysis games =D.