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Matthew - Nov 06 2015

Discussion in 'Developer Progress Reports' started by PsychoticLeprechaun, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    In the last few weeks I have shifted gears a little bit and have began some work on the programming side of SoA. I know updates are thin on the ground, so I thought I would throw up the few things I've gotten done recently.

    First up, I have implemented some functionality for fancier interpolation in Vorb. We now have a range of "tweening" functions that will be crucial to our implementation of procedural animation. The below image shows off the different functions added.

    I highly recommend you checkout this video. It's a great talk on how procedural animation can be done well using these functions!

    I have also started transferring SoA's camera from SoA to Vorb, and expanding it to accommodate certain behaviours. In particular, a cinematic camera that can have a series of positions plotted with interpolation between using the above functions so that we, and you, will be able to make awesome cinematic shots in-game.

    On the design side of the coin, Seb and I have been hammering out how character progression will work in all aspects of SoA. This will be an incredibly important aspect of the game to get right, as we want it to be fun while sticking to the core principles of SoA - that it not detract unnecessarily from the feeling of immersion especially.

    I know this isn't much, but it hopefully shows we haven't stopped working on SoA. We have just shifted focus to getting in the core underlying tools and features we need to develop on top of later down the road.

    Have a screenshot for your awesomeness:
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  2. ColdFuseon

    ColdFuseon Lost in Space

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    Nice man, thank you and Seb, interesting screenshot
    ColdFuseon, Nov 7, 2015
    Last edited by ColdFuseon; at Nov 7, 2015
  3. Thomas988

    Thomas988 Back Into Space

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    Cool! I'm really liking the idea of the cinematic camera. :D
  4. Danarkivus-2

    Danarkivus-2 Back Into Space

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    that great i can make better machinimas with that.
  5. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    Sweet! Any development news is good news.
    Thomas988 likes this.
  6. zeroinnocent

    zeroinnocent Tester

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    nice! good job!!
  7. Potatocat

    Potatocat Back Into Space

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    Dang those functions though
  8. Xion

    Xion Industrial Re-revolutionist

    • Member
    Hi, guys. I'm still here.

    It's good to see something new! :)
    Thomas988 likes this.
  9. Chaser04

    Chaser04 Reinvented The Wheel

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    Sweet! The cinematic camera sound awesome!
  10. Gram

    Gram Crash Landed

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    Happy to see updates! :)
  11. Kesorvas

    Kesorvas Crash Landed

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    Awesome to see that this game is still being made, but what is Vorb? I keep hearing it and seeing it around the forums and some of the streams before but I don't understand what it is
  12. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    Vorb is the game engine we built when we decided to refactor SoA. It's still being expanded on but ultimately it will have all of the portable aspects of the game incorporated into it so other games could be made based on the same engine as SoA!
    Gram likes this.
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