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BGP – Day 21

Stylized Texturing
For our game we our aiming for a ”stylized realism” which means that everything will be semi realistic, with realistic lighting and high detailed textures, but hand painted. And as I have been working on materials, textures are a part of them and I have only used placeholder textures, I was asked to hand paint some textures. To start of I’m not very good when it comes to 2D art, but here is what I came up with on […]

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BGP – Day 21

Stylized Texturing
For our game we our aiming for a ”stylized realism” which means that everything will be semi realistic, with realistic lighting and high detailed textures, but hand painted. And as I have been working on materials, textures are a part of them and I have only used placeholder textures, I was asked to hand paint some textures. To start of I’m not very good when it comes to 2D art, but here is what I came up with on […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 20

Looking at Height Lerp and More vertex painting
Today I was asked to look into height linear interpolation to see if I could do vertex painting on materials with less vertices, turns out the difference isn’t that big to what I previously posted, but I still got to create a material that is more in line with our Egyptian theme. 
This is how the material looks like now, tomorrow I will see If i can get it to look more stylized, but […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 20

Looking at Height Lerp and More vertex painting
Today I was asked to look into height linear interpolation to see if I could do vertex painting on materials with less vertices, turns out the difference isn’t that big to what I previously posted, but I still got to create a material that is more in line with our Egyptian theme. 
This is how the material looks like now, tomorrow I will see If i can get it to look more stylized, but […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 19.1

Vertex Painting and Tessellation
The sun is shining and springs is here, what better than to spend your time sitting inside, learning about materials and tessellation? At least that is what I did. I wanted to look into that, since our Lead Artist asked me if I knew how to use it, I didn’t, but now I do! Also another thing was mentioned when the programmers had their QA with their teacher. The teacher was worried that we wouldn’t get all the […]

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BGP – Day 19.1

Vertex Painting and Tessellation
The sun is shining and springs is here, what better than to spend your time sitting inside, learning about materials and tessellation? At least that is what I did. I wanted to look into that, since our Lead Artist asked me if I knew how to use it, I didn’t, but now I do! Also another thing was mentioned when the programmers had their QA with their teacher. The teacher was worried that we wouldn’t get all the […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 19

Halfway through BGP
We have finally gotten the server to work for everyone, this means we can start to implement our work into one collective project. Other than that I’ve looked into implementing the animations and working together with one of our programmers/Lead sound. We had some issues with having the character to stay in place when walking as we changed it in unreal. Since it didn’t work we instead choose to change this in the animation program, which worked fine. […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 19

Halfway through BGP
We have finally gotten the server to work for everyone, this means we can start to implement our work into one collective project. Other than that I’ve looked into implementing the animations and working together with one of our programmers/Lead sound. We had some issues with having the character to stay in place when walking as we changed it in unreal. Since it didn’t work we instead choose to change this in the animation program, which worked fine. […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 18

A day of unclean… animation
So today I got all the animations into the animation program and dusted them of just enough so that they can be imported to the engine as soon as possible. Also a lot of my time was spent on trying to connect my computer to our server/unreal project. Which is where our whole project will be accessed and worked through. Above you can see the character come alive. That was all, take care!
 

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 18

A day of unclean… animation
So today I got all the animations into the animation program and dusted them of just enough so that they can be imported to the engine as soon as possible. Also a lot of my time was spent on trying to connect my computer to our server/unreal project. Which is where our whole project will be accessed and worked through. Above you can see the character come alive. That was all, take care!
 

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 17

A day of cleaning
During this day we went to the office to set up our server, which is a computer we all will connect our own computers to, this server will help us work on the same project. Also I Imported all the animations to motionbuilder but some problems appeared and haven’t been solved yet. Most of the day was went into looking into those problems and helping the programmers with some of the particle effects and other questions. We […]

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BGP – Day 17

A day of cleaning
During this day we went to the office to set up our server, which is a computer we all will connect our own computers to, this server will help us work on the same project. Also I Imported all the animations to motionbuilder but some problems appeared and haven’t been solved yet. Most of the day was went into looking into those problems and helping the programmers with some of the particle effects and other questions. We […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 16

Subtle glow
On my last post I mentioned working on the animations, that didn’t happen since the character had to be re-skinned. Therefore I cleaned up the material for the hand a little more, where I added some variation to the emissive, now it increase and decrease over time. Here is what it looks like now.

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BGP – Day 16

Subtle glow
On my last post I mentioned working on the animations, that didn’t happen since the character had to be re-skinned. Therefore I cleaned up the material for the hand a little more, where I added some variation to the emissive, now it increase and decrease over time. Here is what it looks like now.

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BGP – Day 15

After Easter Work
This week it’s mostly about animations and the first step to get our captured motions into proper animations is to clean the motion capture data in the program we are using, called Motive. The cleaning involves watching the different tracking markers and see if any of them disappear. This can happen if they are getting occluded by a body part or if they are confused as being another marker. This is fixed by either re-labeling them to their actual […]

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BGP – Day 15

After Easter Work
This week it’s mostly about animations and the first step to get our captured motions into proper animations is to clean the motion capture data in the program we are using, called Motive. The cleaning involves watching the different tracking markers and see if any of them disappear. This can happen if they are getting occluded by a body part or if they are confused as being another marker. This is fixed by either re-labeling them to their actual […]

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BGP – Day 14

Clean up
It had to be done, I’ve spent today cleaning up folders and files from different unreal projects so that it is all more focused. I needed to prepare them since we are later going to share one project and it is important that I can find and share all my work in one project. What I’m thinking about to look into next is to get the fire to stick to the hand and also have that trigger the material […]

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BGP – Day 14

Clean up
It had to be done, I’ve spent today cleaning up folders and files from different unreal projects so that it is all more focused. I needed to prepare them since we are later going to share one project and it is important that I can find and share all my work in one project. What I’m thinking about to look into next is to get the fire to stick to the hand and also have that trigger the material […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 13

Better late than never!
Well, its not a motto of mine, but last night I didn’t do my daily post. It wasn’t because I haven’t worked, rather the opposite. Since I have dwelled into a lot of subjects that I have never explored before, It can be very tiresome for the mind to try to remember all that new information. I decided to relax for the rest of the evening and prepare for the next day, as me and my girlfriend is going […]

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BGP – Day 13

Better late than never!
Well, its not a motto of mine, but last night I didn’t do my daily post. It wasn’t because I haven’t worked, rather the opposite. Since I have dwelled into a lot of subjects that I have never explored before, It can be very tiresome for the mind to try to remember all that new information. I decided to relax for the rest of the evening and prepare for the next day, as me and my girlfriend is going […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP – Day 12

A Burning Arm and Motion Capture
Continuing my work, I started the day looking more into the material transition of the arm to make it change materials. Currently it’s to make it look like its glows as it catches on fire and then have it transition into the normal skin of the arm. But the transition has to look more natural than what it did in the previous video and I have found a solution, I just have to implement it.
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BGP – Day 12

A Burning Arm and Motion Capture
Continuing my work, I started the day looking more into the material transition of the arm to make it change materials. Currently it’s to make it look like its glows as it catches on fire and then have it transition into the normal skin of the arm. But the transition has to look more natural than what it did in the previous video and I have found a solution, I just have to implement it.
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BGP – Day 11

Watching more tutorials!
During today I spent time changing my particle fire to look more ”calm” as that was the feedback I got from our teachers during our feedback session. Also I changed the smoke, for a larger fire, to black. Since its a fire that is using oil to burn.
When that was done I started working with doing dynamic textures for the hand, so that I could get the hand to change texture as it catches fire. We don’t have any […]

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BGP – Day 11

Watching more tutorials!
During today I spent time changing my particle fire to look more ”calm” as that was the feedback I got from our teachers during our feedback session. Also I changed the smoke, for a larger fire, to black. Since its a fire that is using oil to burn.
When that was done I started working with doing dynamic textures for the hand, so that I could get the hand to change texture as it catches fire. We don’t have any […]

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Program: Graphics