Weekly Updates #5

This is our fifth weekly update; we are still rapidly making progress. Here are the most important changes this week:

  • Philip implemented dynamic level of detail for the terrain. The terrain now renders at a huge view distance with about ~100k vertices per frame. He also refactored the terrain system to support sharp edges. Check out the screenshots; even the boxes are actually part of the voxel terrain. The wobbly artifacts on the edges will be fixed when Marcus is done with his procedural function system.
  • Marcus worked on range predictions for the procedural function systems. When finished, this will speed up the terrain generation by magnitudes. He also implemented analytical derivation of the procedural functions, providing us with reliable normals for the terrain.
  • Kersten started working on a sophisticated particle system. We hope to soon be able to give you the cool explosions you asked for.
  • Lukas worked on physics interaction and the scripting API.