Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tiles and Sketches
Let me just get this out of the way: Making tiles in video games is hard. What a pain. After a couple hours of fighting with it, I was able to get a master tile created that I will be able to adjust to create most of the sidewalks I will need for the game. I got a little cute with the perspective and it made everything challenging. I have a giant picture to serve as the left edge of any sidewalk (where it meets the road) and that will butt up nicely with the repeatable tiles. It was pretty difficult, but I'm happy to have it out of the way.
Also, I'm working on this round's RBMC theme "Lucas vs Disney". At the moment I have a very rough sketch of Gaston as Boba Fett. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to lengthen those arms, but I'm pretty happy with the pose so far. Looking forward to finishing that in the next couple of days.
And finally, I decided to try out the FRAPS program for some gameplay capture based on a fellow developer's suggestion. You have to work with it a bit to get it to record the desktop, but it works pretty good. I would have liked to have been able to limit the capture area to the gameplay window, but cropping out the excess screen wasn't too difficult. Be sure to subscribe to the Youtube channel for more gameplay updates.