Sunday, July 19, 2015
Some screenshots from a map I'm working on. It's taken a long time to get where it's at and it's going to be a long time still before it's done. The map uses only stock doom.wad textures It's essentially The Shores of Hell on acid being eaten by some monolithic parasite.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Some quick and dirty vertex slope terrain. Usually I'll use a more careful hand in sculpting terrain, but this video demonstrates the fundamentals of working terrain into a UDMF format map.
As the video progresses, you can see that the entire business end of vertex slopes is essentially flood-filling larger sector boundaries with triangles. There are a couple of things to keep in mind that aren't mentioned in the video.
- Assign all the lighting and texture properties of your terrain before butchering it into a mesh. It takes a lot more work to flesh in the small details when you're swimming in triangles.
- Monster/player collisions on slopes aren't exactly refined. Areas with very dramatic height variations should be avoided where a lot of foot traffic is to be expected.
- The least amount of triangles you need to achieve the desired effect, the better.