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  1. Ultimately I don't think we want the weapon like this so this is just minimal work to make it less like a pistol for now. Testing the muzzle flash in the darker area.
  2. I was keen to get waypoints in as they give us some interesting options for AI behaviour just the basic charge and attack which I find can get boring fast. I'd like to take things a little further so we have some interesting behviours that the user can play with to their advantage . The small half-cubes on the ground are debugging shapes to help see the target picking of the waypoints. First attempt may need to continue to refine. Based on The Hankinator's extended MonsterAI script
  3. health and potion/energy prefabs now have working scripts which will supply heath and energy to player. Just thought, may need limiting to prevent AI trying to pickup or crash script if they do. healthstation can deliver single large charge. Could be made more complex later to deliver a slow increment of health over a period of time.
  4. I linked the credits into the menu system but I have never really messed with the GUI system (just used clickable images and key presses usually) so it is certainly possible that it isn't completely integrated as it finally should be. Possible I broke something too I suppose but it seems OK. You could argue that there could be a GUI button instead of hitting esc (which was just a quick fix), but then typically I think the background is usually grey when we want it to be clear on credits. I'm sure there are ways to address this if you fiddle enough but the aim was merely to integrate in some basic way so if someone has a better vision fits best with the existing setup they can make it work as a whole.
  5. I suppose we could do a level change for this. I was also considering if maybe we could move between little isolated scenes within a single simple map when major menu items are selected e.g. new game.-> OK(selected) - zooms you to the start of the planet crash cinematic. continue -> zooms you to planet surface with fade out . Basically similar to start cinematic but no cube there. goes straight to planet swoop and fade.. settings -> starts the normal menu system - Maybe it zooms to a moon first and then options appear overlaying that. credits - zooms you to the title sequence scene. This may all seem like a lot of extra work but I think it would give a better initial impression of the game and I think for the amount of work it might be good payback. I'm not sure if there are difficulties I've not thought of. I'll not pursue this just yet but personally I think it would be neat to have something less static that just dropping into menu with static backdrop.
  6. Well I've not really quite figured out who did what but in general I've been avoiding touching other people's stuff and picking up things that were more on bits I was doing before. I think there are a few player combat things that I wasn't sure were things were up to, or I've been told might not be 100% working . E.g. the plasma ball. I've not tried to fix it. In general there's a good chance I've probably got my own code from some other project for any particular thing so I'd maybe just drop that in but in general I'm working out from what I was doing previously.
  7. Cinematic tests. Cube crashes to planet surface Cube burns/descends through ground to outside cryo room Project Forth: Fade and Cut Test Testing fade out and cutting to alternate camera/view. Fade not fully complete yet.
  8. Very simple scene for title scrolling which can easily be added to without any need to fiddle with code. Just got the same placeholder repeated for now. We'd need to consider what we want the actual content should be, and if we need to mention any open source assets. Need a way to get to and back from this scene. just in place as a test scene in the test folder of maps...
  9. I hope you don't mind but I have started to refresh the Trello board (https://trello.com/b/RsYy7AbK/forth) so it can be of some use on tracking things to an initial release. I will continue to refine a bit more. The main aim is to make it a bit cleaner and simpler to see what work is proposed for the first release, what is in progress or done, and what we are not planning to tackle yet (PROPOSED) . I would suggest we keep cards fairly broad in subject (e.g. enemy AI) and use a checklist called tasks in each card and keep the number of cards smaller rather than lots of small cards that may be on similar thing. One problem with this proposed way is that with only a few cards and task lists it may be less clear who is working on what, especially if we are working on what. The best way around this might be that we try to focus on different areas of work, or alternatively a check list item can be popped out to an individual task when underway. There are MANY MANY ways to do Trello and I vary sometimes myself but if you agree maybe this will keep it clearer what is outstanding and what is left to do from the checklist items. I have archived a number of items which are fairly old now in favour of having a board more reflective of current intended work.
  10. I will consider how to get some minimal fun behaviours into a first cut of combat and consider your suggestions along with what I have in mind as a backlog of intended first things to complete. I have always found the cryo room a little confusing (sorrt) as I've mentioned. In principle there's some interesting deep mechanics but I strongly thing that it should be phased in some way so that on first encounter it's is visually easy to determine what is needed if possible even without any reading. This might be possible. I think you are OK with me tweaking the look of the room (maybe those missing blocks or some simple architecture?). Let me know if you want me to do or not do certain things. In the same vein if you would prefer I put in place mechanics in the cryo room let me know. Maybe you feel it works best if I model and you script. I think I probably do need to get back to scripting in the cryo room , particularly with cinematic elements with the initial room entry and the enemy ball thing. I may look at scripting out the other things such as health station, doors, lights (alarm state and normal state) and other things. We may need to discuss about remaining scripting. If you have limited time and want to focus on your other project and do only bits on this one fine too.
  11. I've returned to some AI combat work. Personally I find this sort of thing takes a long time to iron out what with all the animations and debugging scripts. I've gone back to basics and worked at getting the basic monster ai (MELEE AI) and soldier ai (FIRING AI) working with a couple of test models. IMHO this is a good starting point from which to build. Stock sound effects and visual effects. Long way to go but there's some satisfaction in surviving and taking down enemies.
  12. Overhead lights and walkway edge light use palette entries set to use emission. The ceiling ones look less strange now as they don't seem so dull as if not emitting light. Tried to reduce the number of lights and use more 'ambient' light with a non-shadow casting point light. Speed still seems to be taking a hit and I think it's still the lights so will need to experiment some more.
  13. First go at health station. May redo a bit with lower poly. Forgot to reduce the geometry on the cylinders I was using.
  14. In an attempt to narrow down the problem with more data....have you tried images generated by others (preferably more than one source) and what were the results? Have you tried saving to different formats or from different software for the final image? Perhaps try saving out a working one from the software you save normal images and see if it breaks or continues to work.
  15. mdgunn

    Flying Objects

    Flying objects is the reason Forth is not moving to 4.6 right now. Good to know it's getting attention. Thanks!
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