Glass will an important material for the buildings, specially the ones from the “elite” – normal buildings will be shacks. So I was shopping for a great glass shader and I found Crystal Glass from qq.d.y. This set of shaders is great and easy to use, except for two major problems They do not react to Global Illumination which is a big issue in a environment with day/night cycles. They do not support an opacity map to simulate dirt. In one word, […]

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I love Playway Water System… but the ones who really knows me, are aware that I have some experience with water shaders! 90% of the work made by Playway is a complex and powerful framework, that can save presets, and manage the different shaders. 10% is made in the shaders themselves. This shader seems to be done by a good mathematician. FFT/Gerstner waves are the best and in general, the water is moving great. But here is a list of things that […]

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I though that clouds would be easy, I would eventually buy some assets and go, but that was not the case. 3 days fighting with clouds and here is the result. Everybody knows that tropical storms can be dramatic and I want to have those in my game.  I tested several solutions: Toz Clouds: this thing is looking good in the demos, but in practice it was really awful in game. Trashed. Volumetric Clouds: ok but the shape is more […]

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WOK will have many beaches… not really places for stay, because it is not safe when it is raining, so there will not be house to rent there, but beautiful and also interesting to discover, each will have some NPC or some secret to find. It took me about 2 hours to do these 4 beaches, thanks to the procedural help, so that I do not have to handle the nature side. I had to find a triplanar top down […]

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I have worked one night to record this Theme, but I was building it in my brain for at least 3 months. I found the main melody a while ago and it was sticking in my brain. I just needed a night to record it. I use Cubase (the version 5.1.1, because my Dongle stopped working and I have no choice than using a pirated version, even if I purchased it!), thanks Steinberg! I am on PC. The main source […]

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