Industry Beach

No waving palm trees or white sands, but rough industry and large factories on the shores: Industry Beach. This is where you don’t want to be  unless you want to race!

Blastback WIP

A new vehicle has born: the Blastback. I created this model a few weeks ago, but today I finished the interior. Its still kinda crap and not finished yet, but I still want to show it off.

Triangle count: 8.000

Reflections

Another day, another showoff. This time: reflections. As these reflections are faked, the still look pretty nice. The technique used is sphere mapping with final texture that I render within every render pass.

Ps.: The numbers in the top is not the frame-counter!

Race game graphics showoff

Here are some screenshots of how the game looks with lights and post effects at the moment. Still no other scenery than the track and cars.

Artificial Intelligence

Driving a computer controlled car around the track.

Last few day I worked on the vehicle AI.  To get the AI working I did 2 thing: created AI itself and scattered “control points” around the track so the AI knows where it needs to go.

The AI is very limited, but works well. The only thing it does is follow the track, brake a little in tight corners and goes full speed on the straight roads. As it is not very thoughtful and always brakes too late, it often crashes into the walls. To compensate this, the AI has the ability to drive backwards and steer a random direction for a short period of time. Most of the time this is enough  to follow the track again. Also vehicles are not aware of each other or objects/walls on and around the track.

I made a movie that I put on YouTube to show what the AI does certain situations. The movie shows only AI, no input is given by a human being. I also enabled the lights on the car for a more visual-appealing look.

ps. 1: Sorry for the choppy frame rate, I think my hard disk is fragmented.
ps. 2: The white dots are the places where lights are located.

NecroSPACE 2 intro movie

Today I uploaded the intro movie of NecroSPACE 2 to YouTube. Here you find an preview! It’s an old movie, but I still does the trick :). I wanted the the space ships to shoot each other, but the lack my 3D Studio Max knowledge back then failed me to create it.