[project1dev] Re: Next up for coding

  • From: Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:08:46 -0700

we havent really stress tested it too much but like they say "premature
optomizations are the root of all evil" so everything so far has been
functionality first, then optomize when it becomes needed.

So, dont get discouraged if something runs slowly, when that happens it'll
become the low hanging fruit and we can optomize (:

I dont think we are going to be pushing the envelope graphically and try to
make things better than anyone else has ever done before (and we don't want
minspecs to be too gnarly), but we do want things to be pretty so we'll have
to find the balance in there somewhere :P

That kind of depends though on what Eric thinks the art style should look
like, and what kind of tech will be involved in getting there too so shrug.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Chris Sherman <cshermandesign@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Before we start modeling, is their a poly limit we should be aware of? What
> can this beast handle is my question :p
> Sent from my BlackBerry
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> *From*: Alan Wolfe
> *Date*: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:03:13 -0700
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Next up for coding
>   Here's the art that we need....
> #1 - better floors and walls for the cave (Wurmz is working on this right
> now)
> #2 - props for the cave (mining picks, rail cars, piles of rubble, that
> kind of stuff)
> #3 - lighting pass for the cave
> #4 - animation for miners walking around
> #5 - animation for miners mining the walls
> #6 - animation for boss monster
> #7 - combat animation for miners in combat (just an idle animation)
> #8 - combat animation for boss monster (just an idle animation)
> #9 - A walking animation for the player?  Unless we want to put that off
> for now and the player stays the wooden ball for this milestone.
> I think thats it.
> Yeah we should talk about the next couple milestones soon (:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:22 AM, eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> sounds good alan...
>> hey, artwise, we should compile a list of models/animations that need to
>> be done to give direction to me/whoever else - what needs attention?
>> hopefully Chris and I or maybe Katie (if shes still "in") can get that stuff
>> knocked out by the time you get your stuff done and we can wrap up the
>> milestone by the end of the week....
>> just a thought :)
>> also... for next stuff... i was thinking we could start storyboard the
>> intro/character creation scenarios, then i would have something to draw
>> specifically out concept wise and we could start building
>> maps/scripts/models for that and you would have something as a leap off
>> point if thats what we decided the next step would be.
>>   On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> I'm trying to figure out what's next up for coding for this milestone.
>>> It kinda seems like most everything is done codeside.
>>> All i can think of is a way to make the screen shake for the cave in
>>> after the boss fight.
>>> That and maybe getting sound and music working, or coding in particle
>>> systems to do dust clouds / dust particles for the cave in, or for putting
>>> off embers from fires if we have any fires in the cave or torches on the
>>> wall for lighting
>>> Am i forgetting anything?

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