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Krom

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Post 18 May 2016, 04:37

Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Work in progress on terrain textures rendering engine:

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A little bit more info at http://www.knightsprovince.com/2016/05/ ... in-render/
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Post 18 May 2016, 08:47

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Hi!
Nice to see that the tile connection is solved. I think to the game will got nice and very shiny maps.
May I ask what the blue numbers are meaning? And what are those black stones? MAybe coalfields?
Interesting to see how is developing day by day!
Keep up this job!
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Post 18 May 2016, 09:20

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Numbers are explained on the blog mini-article - they show into how many chunks geometry had to be split, to keep each chunks texture count below 4.
"Coalfields" are decals without textures - haven't had time to upgrade them yet.
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Post 18 May 2016, 17:28

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

It might be too early to mention that, but right now the terrain looks repetitive at places where there's a lot of one type of it.

In KaM, we first picked a brush (for example, grass brush), painted all over the grass areas, then picked individual tiles (which looked almost the same as the main, clean grass tile, but they were slightly different) and made the grass more varied with it.

I assume that's not the way you'd want it to be in KP. I am not sure you want to let people use tiles at all (I think that instead, you're opting for simple textures), but how about somehow randomizing the textures, or having 4-5 texture sub-types of most of the terrain variants? The way I see it, a sub-type would be just another brush, but just like KaM individual tiles, it could be used to subtly change the terrain appearance. I think these sub-types would definitely be needed for grass and any other frequently used types, like dirt. On a second thought, though, for the final game it would be ideal to have it for stuff like mountains as well - I'm not sure whether you're familiar with the procedure of making good looking mountains in KaM (using individual tiles and elevating them properly to make nicely looking cracks etc.), but something similar might be needed for KP too - so, some cracked mountain textures might be nice as well.

If there's any more explaining needed, simply catch me on TS or ask for more details here, I may try to make some screens to clarify what I mean.

By the way, a random question: will mountains cast shadows? :P
edit - any plans for animating the textures, for example for lava?
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Post 19 May 2016, 04:21

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

@Sado: I'd like to make a post in devblog quoting your message, will that be okay? The topic is quite lengthy and the answer might be interesting to many.
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Post 19 May 2016, 15:56

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Krom wrote:@Sado: I'd like to make a post in devblog quoting your message, will that be okay? The topic is quite lengthy and the answer might be interesting to many.

Sure, go ahead, looking forward to it
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Post 20 May 2016, 12:40

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

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Post 20 May 2016, 19:13

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Starting to look quite interesting. :)
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Post 24 May 2016, 05:29

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

And here's missing sky texture in water reflections:

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Post 24 May 2016, 14:03

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Krom wrote:And here's missing sky texture in water reflections:

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WoW, so will be clouds there? cool (H)
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Post 24 May 2016, 18:37

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@Thunder: Some small clouds, yes )
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Post 29 May 2016, 13:11

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

Is it possible to get Alpha 7 somehow? I'm interested in seeing these nice new textures. And I might also finish that map I once started working on. :P
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Post 29 May 2016, 19:36

Re: Alpha 7 - Textures wip

@TDL: For you - anything! :-) Send me an email ;-)
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