I’ve finally got round to pulling stuff together for a well overdue release. Since this one is so late I’ve skipped a couple of versions as an indication of how much has been done since v0.2.
Some of the new features:
- Environment Mapping
- Bounding Volumes
- Render to Texture, with built in oblique near-plane clipping, for reflections and refractions
- Collada Animation support
- Completely re-done skeletal animation; there is no longer a limit on the number of bones.
- A new particle system
- There is also experimental soft shadow support.
You may have noticed that the original GLGE animated man disapeared a little while ago. Unfortunately he doesn’t work in the new system and I seem to have lost the original blend file, so I don’t think I’ll be able to bring him back ; I have however done a completely new test man with animations. As always I’ve had to rush the modeling and animation to get it done – one of these days I’ll spend some proper time on the arty side of things
Anyway I’ve used the new man in a simple platform game. It’s still very buggy as I’ve not sorted out proper physics yet but it shows off v0.5 quite well:
If you’re intrested I’ve made the blend files for this one available with the export script, which still needs a little manual intevention, but it’s getting there slowly. Download: