Procedural cliffs – first tests

After experimenting with photogrammetry, despite not being in my plans, I decided to finally learn Substance Designer and try my hand at completely procedural textures, in this case organic. After being struck by the level of realism and organic...

Photogrammetry rocks

No pun intended. ­čÖé Handcrafted rocks also rock. This goes to the dilemma of faster and more realistic results versus a more artistic process where you learn more about form, nature, patterns in nature, recurring elements, the character of an...

Texturing pipeline

Just a little update. Still testing texturing workflow, this time using Quixel Suite. I'm still learning the tool - started some 2 days ago. I made this texture to put the shield together with the previous assets and compare the results: procedural versus hand-crafted...

Assets pipeline, lighting tech

Since the last post, I've been working some more on the landscapes tech, but I kind of shifted focus more towards the assets pipeline. Models, textures, materials, lighting... all the elements involved in creating an immersive world for the player, in this case,...
More on landscapes

More on landscapes

A small update on landscapes. Going ahead with the idea of having full control over landscape features┬áto properly design the levels. I made some tests, not focusing on visuals, but posting some images won't hurt. ­čÖé This time, playing with the layouts of landscapes,...

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Blending between landscapes

Blending between landscapes

Still in the subject of the previous post, here's a new update on the terrain technology for the game. It may be nothing new visually, but I found it worth posting because I just came yesterday to a decent (and very important: simple and intuitive!) enough solution...

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First post

First post

Well, the Ataru website is finally online, with a development diary ready to start posting. This first post is more to inaugurate the development diary than anything else. So, this will be more of a tech update, but also related to level art. As you can see in the...

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More on landscapes

A small update on landscapes. Going ahead with the idea of having full control over landscape features┬áto properly design the levels. I made some tests, not focusing on visuals, but posting some images won't hurt. ­čÖé This time, playing with the layouts of landscapes,...

read more

Blending between landscapes

Still in the subject of the previous post, here's a new update on the terrain technology for the game. It may be nothing new visually, but I found it worth posting because I just came yesterday to a decent (and very important: simple and intuitive!) enough solution...

read more

First post

Well, the Ataru website is finally online, with a development diary ready to start posting. This first post is more to inaugurate the development diary than anything else. So, this will be more of a tech update, but also related to level art. As you can see in the...

read more