Thursday, December 5, 2019

Single handed shooter game prototype.

I was wondering how feasible it is to make a "twin stick" shooter game (a shooting game that uses two analog sticks on a controller, one for controlling movement, the other for aiming) but make it in such a way that can be played with only one hand. I'm pretty sure that there are people without full use of both hands that want to play games. So I was wondering how someone could design around this issue.

Noticing that gamepads can basically be cut in half and each side mirrors the other, the controls are also doing the same. Analog stick controls movement, and the bumpers are acting as modifiers, basically altering movement to allow for aiming or moving the tank. The triggers are doing the shooting, with the face buttons being mirrored by the directional pad on the left. (Haven't added any functionality to them yet, but ... they are four buttons and the pad can point in 4 directions and is oriented just like the face buttons...

(Better view the video in full screen.)

This wasn't to make a full game out of it, just see if i could control the tank and not get flustered by not being able to play the test well enough.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Photogrammetry test.

Photogrammetry is a technique that allows you to take a bunch of photos of something, and with mathemagics to transform those 2D images into a 3D model.

It's a boring ant nest, but I'm happy with the result, given that i took 29 images. (The more the better.)

Use your mouse's scroll to zoom in and out, left click and drag to rotate the view, right click and drag to pan around. The "f" key will go full-screen and then back out.

(Direct link to the sketchfab page if you want to view it over there: )