We are slowly but surely chipping away on our character animations. Here is a rough preview of our light attack animation. You will be able to attack with a single hit, a combo or a heavy attack later on. What do you think?
Take a look at our controller key bindings! It’s based on Dark Souls’ control scheme mixed with twin stick aim because we love fluent and intuitive control experiences.
You can walk and aim at the same time, you’re able to perform a light and a heavy strike, you can sprint (watch you stamina!) and of course do some parrying. If your sword is sheathed, your character will draw it with a strike input first. You will also be able to perform a thrust attack while running and do some strike combos.
There are a lot more dependencies to come, but all in due time 😉
Last weeks Screenshot of our animation controller in Unity got quite some attention. A lot of people mentioned, that we should look into blend trees to improve the controller. So our programmer Tony reworked the controller this week from the ground up. Looks so clean and organized now and it will be way easier to use in the the future 🙂
This saturday, we’d like to present you our new animator system. In a brainstorming, we decided to split the character in several animators, like the leg animator which you see above. This way we are able to perform mixed animations like walking backwards and strafing. Combats will be much more dynamic and challenging. Last but not least, you will be able to customize your character in every corner 😉
Today we’d like to present your our current state of the lighting system:
- Real time shadows are evaluated by the sun direction and fade out within the created mesh
- Lightmaps bring dynamic lighting into the sprites
- A custom shader lets sprites receive lighting and shadows