Sunday, 26 June 2011

Code and custom binding

I was supposed to post some environment sketches but soemthing big happened during this week and I had to start working on my game. 

So I'm using a azerty keyboard when the rest fo the world use a qwerty one. So look into key binding in-game to remap the key. After looking for hours I finally found out how to do so; 

exec function GoQwerty()
local name key01, key02, key03, key04;
PlayerInput.SetBind(key01, "GBA_StrafeLeft");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key02, "GBA_MoveForward");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key03, "GBA_ToggleTranslocator");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key04, "GBA_ShowCommandMenu");
`log("Qwerty keyboard");

exec function GoAzerty()
local name key01, key02, key03, key04;
PlayerInput.SetBind(key01, "GBA_StrafeLeft");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key02, "GBA_MoveForward");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key03, "GBA_ToggleTranslocator");
PlayerInput.SetBind(key04, "GBA_ShowCommandMenu");
`log("Azerty keyboard");
that's a easy way to do then you just nneed to press tab in game and type one of the command GoQwerty or GoAzerty.

I put that code in my playerController.

t's quite easy to understand and that's the basic to key bind with unrealscript.
Careful when ever you change those key bind it's save in the config file.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

value sketch

Agian some value sketch.

Try to get some job done but I quite busy at the moment. I started some env painting I'll update them tomorrow. Nothing crazy just some of my experiements.

Friday, 17 June 2011


I getting more and more comfortable with my tablet and I just finish a new value painting.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

little sketch

I did acquire a trust 7300 a few months ago and since then I always regret it. My bamboo pen was way better in term of support and ease of use. I had proble with my dual screen. I had problem with windows tablet support. I had problem with the stylus too and I just felt like giving up. After I got a new stylus change my dual screen configuration and look for new drivers. But I manage to make it work. I was on my way to by a motion computing le1600 or le1700 but the fact I did not know if the screen could be use it as a screen on my desktop pc so I look into other option like diy cintiq and such.

But I manage to make it work. It was painful and I would not recommend it to anybody. some intuos3 are available on ebay and maybe that's better than a faulty tool.

So this is a value study I did this morning.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Canvas, Scaleform ? Dochi da ?

So I'm working on new project (yeah a new one) and I was kind experimenting the Hud which is really important for that game or rather the feel of the game.

So canvas or scaleform. Scaleform sounded like a nightmare. Having to learn flash ... Ouh ... Right ? And Actionscript 2!!!

Where to find a simple video tutorial of action script 2 ?

Exactly, nowhere. So was just left alone with the silly adobe page learn as2. What a joke.

Canvas in another was a good surprise. Fast, really fast to pick up and well integrated with unreal sounded like the perfect pick so I was wondering with Scaleform is getting more attention ? I still don't know since I haven't finish exploring. I'm still learning canvas and I haven't built anything near a decent hud or menu but I just learn on the forum, scaleform 4 is coming to udk really soon. that's good news.

I mean why bother learning an outdated language. Anyway that's the good news.

Scaleform 4 also bring optimisation and such.

The thing I don't like about scaleform is how clumsy it is to get anything working. SWF files, kismet, actionscript, unrealscript. That's a bit too much if you want to work efficiently. I still want to try both to see what works the best.

But from what I can tell canvas may be a little bit complicated for a complicated menu. My new project doesn't really have a one so that's a good thing.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

outline without post process

I did a sort stencil outline without using buffer (you can't access it in udk) and it turn out ok I guess. It's object based and that's pretty cool.

Here the image. I just need to make it glow a little bit more but that goo for now.

Not dead massive update

I've been active those last six month but I couldn't get any time to update or post on my blog. Also I was so caught up in several project that I could not create anything personal.
so some pics of my latest models. Really low poly this time.