[project1dev] Re: Action Camera!

  • From: Kent Petersen <kentkmp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 19:58:01 -0700

I kinda like wurmz idea of taking control of the camera and making a cut
scene. We could lock player control and fly the camera over. Or even simpler
then that would be locking the camera and zooming out. Then zooming back in
after the boss dies.

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Wurmz i am in complete agreement.  It's an issue that the game does neat
> stuff like bridge collapsing and cave in rocks blocking tunnels and yet they
> mostly happen off screen!
> From a code POV I'm up for coding just about anything but if we come up
> with a cool feature that would take too long to code, we can always do a
> temp solution now and do the real solution in a later milestone.
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Matthew Freeland 
> <mattthefiend@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Ahoy folks, got a mini technical question as to how we plan on directing
>> peoples attention to particular details in their surroundings...
>> I bring this up because in light of the awesome script which Kent has been
>> so wonderful to write... No one will really look up to see the platforms
>> going squish. So how do we want to present it? Would it possible to make
>> mini cutscenes where the engine takes over to force the camera where we want
>> it to be? There are a few other alternatives I can think of as well, but in
>> terms of the boss dying and then the little micro-quake occurring
>> immediately after. Even if there is a small pause after combat ends before
>> the earthquake appears there is still the ultimate problem that all 3d game
>> development companies have had: making the player look UP. There are
>> multitudinous other ways to doing so that don't involve taking over the
>> players control of the camera which should also be addressed. If you've got
>> an idea I recommend you make it as difficult as possible just to make those
>> silly code monkeys work. :P
>> For consistant presentation of the game I think we should probably hash
>> this out with some immediacy and might even be worthy of a milestone entry.
>> Those are my thoughts. Feel free to leave some input!
>> -Wurmz

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