Project MTP dev log index
Project MTP dev log (July - August 2023)
2023-07-09 Learning how to animate
It took me two weeks to learn how to rig and do basic walk/run animations. They turned out pretty fine.
2023-07-10 Rigging and animating the cat
The cat is rigged and I made a basic walk animation for him.
2023-07-12 Face animations/textures
Previously, the cat’s face features were modelled. But I decided to do it as textures for ease of use.
The faces are still modelled in Blender and later rendered to a PNG texture.
They textures look pretty in the game. The texture is only 512x512 and you don’t see pixels even up close:
2023-08-03 Picking up items and inventory
2023-08-07 Music and SFX
Spent some time learning REAPER and made some music and SFX for the game
2023-08-13 Dialogue choices + item interactions
2023-08-14 Debug info display
There’s a lot of stuff going on (most of the names are disabled usually, so it’s not as cluttered)
2023-08-16 NPC path following
NPCs can now follow paths. Reading paths from gltf was difficult because Blender doesn’t export vertices in determined order so I had to implement an algorithm to recover the vertex order by their edge connectivity (the “start” of the path is the vertex which is closest to the origin)
2023-08-18 Gleeby deeby???
Spent a lot of time working on a camera system which would allow me to easily and smoothly transfer from one camera to another
2023-08-23 Menu system
Spend several days working on a menu system. The positions of each element is automatically determined by a grid layout which makes it easy to rearrange elements and make complex menus.
It also supports UTF-8 and localization: