I don't particularly care for brush editing in the UDK. It's slow and cumbersome to drag around and re-size a builder brush. Want swim-able water? You have to not only make the level geometry, but also water volumes, and post-process volumes for the underwater effects.
In the old days things were so much simpler. Just extrude and cleave your geometry, assign sector flags and you are done.
Then I found out the editor can import text based level files. I set out to write a level converter, which would allow me to make level geometry in an older, easier to use level editor. Here is the result!
It works perfectly! The converter does a few things:
Finished up the high detail rocket launcher model which I will use to generate normal maps.
The design is based off of a low poly model and concept art I made in 2007!
Well, it's been a while, but Membrane continues active development. I've decided to start a video developer log to show what I've been doing. Check out the video for some actual game-play! Oh yeah, and weapons.
All sounds are temporary placeholders.
-Decided to use the Unreal Engine 3. (Learning as I go!)
-Melee / Fists weapon modeled. (Very) Basic scripting done. Punch things!
-Auto Pistol modeled, textured, animated, scripted.
-Shotgun modeled, textured, animated, scripted.
-Double Barrel Shotgun modeled, textured, animated, scripted.
-Various ammo pickups created.
-Added place-able weapon pickup support.
-Custom player model in game with all major movement animations.
-Key Toggle-able third person camera.
-Other bug fixes, including a resolution specific weapon offset "bug" that had to be fixed before I could record the video. blah!
I've been hard at work on the player model for the game: It is completely modeled and textured. Check out the video! A lot of the detail is lost in the YouTube compression, so here is also an image.
So after kicking around a few options, I've finally settled on the name of my game: Membrane.
I also had a cool idea for the logo. Unfortunately it also took forever to draw. Seriously.
Here it is. Click the pic for a larger version.
How cute, the next generation of evil invaders. They want to bite your face off.