We’ve been very very busy preparing the final build… now that the camera is free to roam, we thought we’d better upgrade the exterior. Here she is, v1.0:
..inspired by the original matte painting:
Well, the port to Unity 5 took a bit longer than expected. Then again, what port doesn’t? Overall, we’re very happy with the more robust namespace support in code, and the physically based shader model. It took quite some time to re-tool all our custom shaders into a PBR model, but once done, the results are spectacular, no pun intended.
And, we finally solved the mascara issue with all our character models, which we created in Mixamo’s excellent Fuse product. For those techies / artists out there: the trick is to duplicate the existing Legacy/Diffuse-Bump shader for each character, keep the textures and normals, and set the shader model to “Standard / Specular / Fade” with a smoothness of 1.0. Do the same with the eyes, and you’ll have that beautiful “twinkle in the eyes” that all pseudo-living avatars should properly exhibit.
In other news, our friends at Magic Leap released their first actual concept video. Just single-player for now, but fun stuff nonetheless.
That’s all for today.