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Unity: Evaluation Part 3

by on Sep.11, 2016, under On Game Development, Software Engines, Tutorials

I have just spent a little over a day working on the scripting side of Unity, and I have achieved something that I feared would take weeks to complete. Not only did I successfully implement raycasting, but I was also able to create a polygon from code, texture it, and apply a collision mesh. These […]

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Unity: Evaluation Part 2

by on Sep.11, 2016, under On Game Development, Software Engines, Tutorials

I have completed a simple art Demo in Unity. This is a very basic demo of the standard features of the Unity editor, plus some assets from the asset store. I have not created any art for this demo. I think the near photorealistic nature of even the standard Unity tools is staggering, and the sheer […]

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Unity: Evaluation

by on Sep.11, 2016, under On Game Development, Software Engines, Tutorials

I have decided to begin evaluating the Unity game engine, after spending some time with Unreal a few months ago. I found Unreal to be quite difficult to use, and the Blueprint scripting system wasn’t to my liking. Unity, by contrast, seems to be much more user friendly, and I seem to be able to […]

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P-171: Oculus Rift/Virtual Reality Demo Part 4: L3DT Terrain Generation

by on Jun.12, 2016, under Art and Designs, Software and Games, Tutorials

I used L3Dt to create the terrain for this project. I haven’t used this program in some time, not since the old Atlas terrain that was used in previous incarnations of Torque. I find it quite powerful and easy to use, and even the standard, free version produces very good looking terrains. Most of the […]

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Oculus Rift Support in T3D Part 2

by on Jun.12, 2016, under Software and Games, Tutorials

I have finished integrating the Oculus Rift with T3d. In order to get rotation properly working I needed to add the bind command: “moveMap.bind(openvr0, “opvr_sensorrot0″, OVRSensorRotAA);” To config.cs, in addition to default.bind.cs. I also needed to specify “Rift headphones” as the audio device in the T3D options dialog. It may also be necessary to specify […]

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P-171: Oculus Rift/Virtual Reality Demo Part 3: Oculus Rift Setup

by on Jun.10, 2016, under Software and Games, Tutorials

I have made some significant progress in getting the Oculus Rift CV1 to work with T3D. As stated previously, I am using the Dx11/Open VR build from HERE. I am also using the latest OpenVR SDK, and the example project given in my recent blog post as well. The first thing that caught me was […]

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P-171: Oculus Rift/Virtual Reality Demo Part 2: Mixamo Fuse animation, modelling, and T3D Integration

by on Jun.10, 2016, under Art and Designs, Software and Games, Tutorials

Creating a Model in either the Steam edition or the Adobe Creative Cloud edition of Mixamo Fuse Character Creator is very simple. To get this character, and it’s animations, into T3D, is also, thankfully, simple. First, the model must be uploaded to the Mixamo website. From here, an animation pack can be easily created from […]

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Oculus Rift Support in T3D

by on Jun.10, 2016, under Software and Games, Tutorials

I have recently begun the task of getting Oculus Rift support working in T3D. It seems that many of the tutorials and guides on the internet are out of date, so hopefully this post will be of use to someone. Firstly, I have discovered that the Oculus SDK is not actually used with T3D. Instead, […]

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mySQL Integration for T3D 3.6 (file download)

by on Jan.30, 2016, under Astral Realms, P-0, Software and Games, Spiritus Astrum, Tutorials

I have completed my integration of the great mySQL tutorial from my previous post (HERE). I have left it at a fairly basic level, because the rest of the integration will be dependent on the individual applications it is being used for.   To integrate this resource, follow the following steps: First, set up your […]

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Very useful new Screenshot App: Screenshot Captor

by on Jan.24, 2016, under Software and Games, Tutorials

Having recently upgraded to a new 4K monitor, I noticed that my previous screenshot tool was no longer working. It was only capturing a portion of the image. This is likely due to tool not being capable of handling the new resolution. There are a few options within Windows 10 to take screenshots, but they […]

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