I am making the background. I made one model and copied it around. I think it might be easier to program the background from one object with tilable and animated tiles. I used one object and added two materials. That way it can be programmed to change colors. That could be cool.
I got hired today to make a game, I am hired for one week and will make low poly models. I am so excited to be part of this game. I started today to make some of the models. I was asked to make the drone, background, and platform first. So far I made the drone and planned the work for the week.
The drones look cool, they miss some details, but if they are scaled down they might be cool like they are without too many details.
The propellers are different on the pink and the green.
I like the yellow one the best. same with the color combination, I like the pink, green and yellow together. I also decided to make a folder at google drive to add all the assets, that way it is easy to share them.
I am so excited that I started to stream my work. This will be a great experience, and it will help me with my work. So far I had so many cool and interesting people come by, and many of them have done a great job in the industry. I used the last month to make my stream and get it working like I want it to. Even designed it twice to make it look good. I hope you would like to come to join me on the stream.
I made my own logo for the stream, a cartoon of me.
Now all is complete and I started to pack my files, the only file missing now is my blog. I been writing blog for 6 years. and I like writing down the process and reflection. It is so great to have a place to look at when you want to remember what you have done. This has been a exciting year, and thank you all for following my progress. I’ll add my game movie here, that way you can get a look at what this project did for me. And how it ended up looking in the end.
I worked alone on my project, But I got some help with the programming from my husband. Working alone is a challenge, no one to lean on and it is harder to ask for help. The good thing is that I only relied on myself, that way I was in charge of the project and how all was organized. That made me have a good organizing and proper planning on the project.
I did have a lot of challenges in this project, that is the best way of learning and gives me success when accomplishing them.
The weather is something I can’t change, and when the winter came early and with a massive amount of snow I was afraid I didn’t have the textures I needed, but the ones I didn’t have I made in photoshop and Substance Design.
Substance painter and Substance Design are very complex programs with a lot of settings, and they can feel quite intimidated to learn and master. I did not find the time to learn Substance painter, but I made multiple materials in Substance design.
A seamless texture is an essential feature in my game, and that is a learning curve to manage to make them, but after I figured out how I could create it and edit the materials, it worked out nicely.
Finding somewhere to show all my textures were also tricky. After searching thru other people’s work and getting answers to my research I found Marmoset, this is a great way to show my textures.
The model of the environment was complicated to get nice, I ended up buying a program called World machine to get it done, here there were much more settings then Unity, and I got an excellent terrain that I could edit inside Unity after the base was done.
My research question was made with one teacher, when the teacher changed, we talked and figured out I should make a new question. The new question was much better, and it was more appropriate for the project and my specialization.
Getting the game ready for oculus rift was a hope, but there was not enough time to implement this into my game. I hope to be able to make that happen this summer, that way I can play my game and get a feel for the game and textures.
My health gave me a challenge at the start of the year, I was in and out at, and it took some time, now it is better, and my new medications don’t give me lousy side effects. The last six months have been much better, and I can accomplish anything.
My river was a problem that kept me up at night, it did not have a pleasant waterfall and was missing its realism. At the last moment, I bought a river generator and made the river easily. This had moving and programmed materials and models that had the settings build in.
One of the things that I would like to find a solution for is a light problem when building, and the scene is dark for six seconds before it loads the light. This should not be a hard fix, but so far I am still working on the solution.
I feel I mastered my challenges and got a lot of experience from this project. I am looking forward to work on my game and edit the things that needs to be done. This is a great learning curve while searching for work.
I made my movie complete today, and it looks good. Like the way I made the story. There are some changes I need to do in the game after delivery, that will be my summer project. Ill start to change my sounds, and add more of them. The movie I will post last second before I deliver.
The programming is finally done. This is so exciting. We have been testing everything for the last days, and it is so cool. The flute animation works as well, but I hope to get some particle notes to fly from it. The knights walk between random points, some of the points have paths that he will have to follow if he choose that point. So now the player can walk close to the knight, but on real close hold, the knight will start to follow the player. If the player plays the flute sound the knight will react on a longer distance, turn from his route and walk to the player. If the distance gets too much the player will turn and walk the other way.
If the player comes in contact with the knight the health will reduce. If the player goes inside the water the knight will follow till the shoreline and jump after the player, if that happens the knight will drown and the player will count the knight on the counter in the corner.
I see this as a huge success. I am so excited to show the game to my class on Thursday. Now I am missing only some things design things before I need to complete the video.