Thought these might be handy for anyone who needs/wants them.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
These are the settings I did int he post processing box i was testing out for the end of the level. Obviously you can play with midtones as well, might create a better transition. The hard this is the timing as you don't want it to fade out too quickly and you don't want it to drag on.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
I just put this up here as back up on what I'm doing, the kismet above is all about opening a door once you have a key which you get once the animation for the slot machine is over. So its not that hard. Tore my hair out for hours trying to figure it out and to find one tick box that had to be checked. I love UDK soooooooo much. I cant be bothered to go through the sequence of nodes i pressed here but i will in my design doc :)
This small piece of kismet controls a thing disappearing in a scene, i took notes on this one as it is smaller;
-Put builder brush around object you want to disappear
- go to volumes and set trigger volume
-open up kismet with the volume selected and go to "NewEventUsingTriggerVolume_0" "Touch"
-Add Action > Toggle > Togglehidden, have the mesh you want to disappear selected when you do this
- Connect Touched to toggle
-Click add New Object Var Using Interactor and connect it to target
-Then what should happen is when you enter the trigger volume the mesh disappears
-Note that i have been reading about how collision meshes don't disappear so i have to be careful. Though when you convert a static mesh to a interactor it sets it to no collision so that's fine. For the door in the first kismet i need to set it to block all to not allow the player to walk through the door.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Tutorial link is below.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
The connecting room.. well.. there was no clear art direction for this area, so I've had to go with plain lighting for now. Thoughts welcome as always.
The lift room, which still needs some ivy slapped around the walls, and perhaps some warmer lighting.
Basement shots.. this area looks empty, but with a few extra assets it'll look much nicer.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Sparing a few tweaks, this is pretty much done now. Rebuilt the lighting (presentation lighting was AWFUL :<) and threw some extra things in there too. Tried to capture the very eery ultraviolet look of my concept from way back, with the super blue and the mist. I haven't got the subtle smoke in there yet, need to get that particle from Samuel de le Pink next week.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
I need to sit down and create a nice material for the tenting itself; the ones I've created previously haven't put across the effect we agreed on in our concepts. However, this area is otherwise done. I will go back and do the tent material at the end, it is not vital at the moment. Since the presentation, I've gone back, reorganised the area and re-lit it. I will be doing the same for all areas, one by one, and hopefully we'll have a finished level by the end of this weekend. We can then spend next week just tweaking.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Okay I was trying to go out cube mapping for the windows, below is what i did. I got is mostly working, take into account I just used a random texture sample and not a proper image. The picture below tells how to do it, but as it states i have a problem. Remember when I had to put the blue channel of the texture into transmission mask to make the object opaque and the glass transparent in the GlassWalkway mesh? Well I did try the same here in order to make the window frame opaque but it just wouldn't work. I'm not sure how to fix it and I'm tired and can't be assed tonight so i will research into it another time. You can try research it for me if you like, I've also seen people do distortion maps on the glass but to me it just looks like the glass on bathroom windows.
Doing the exact same as the tutorial but it is completely opaque.
Red Section shows that it makes the frame translucent :C
Sammy Can't Win :C