After a long wait it was finally time – the 3rd Year Group Project.
Our team was assigned to Guerilla Tea’s Titan1um brief – a side scrolling game featuring 3D characters and dynamic object cutting.
The brief was targeting iOS devices specifically – with Unity being the chosen engine.
David Gunn, Stefan Harrison, David Hughes, Max Inkster, Kyle Maxwell, myself, Natasha MacDonald, Conor McHugh, Christy McLaughlin, John Robb, Neil Robertson.
Titan1um source – Unity, C#.
I would have to say our group got along really well, really coming together during the second semester to finalize our prototype.
After our code team broke down and implemented a basic form of mesh slicing, I was tasked with translating the screens swipe gestures into the scene. The mesh slicing code required the cut to completely intersect with the object, and the diagram below shows how I approached the problem.
As it turned out I ended up rigging our games main character T1m.
The character and mesh were created by Kyle Maxwell, then passed to be for rigging and skinning. Afterwards I passed the rig to Neil Robertson for animation.
This allowed me to make up for my failed skinning attempt on Volibear. T1m was a robot, but the mesh did not allow use of rigid binding for the skinning. Therefore smooth binding and re-weighting was required – particularly around the joints.
Given T1m’s bulky chest armor, we were concerned about his range of motion. Despite this Neil produced a rather amazing set of animations.