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by David Williams
Fri 07 Dec 2018, 16:18
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

That red balloon in the video took about 4 hours to model and texture in Blender! I have seen many Blender videos. I have tried Blender in the past and it is quite the tool. I also tried and bought Hexagon 3D. I am surprised you have become skilled in Blender so quickly. Not skilled, but calmly sle...
by David Williams
Fri 07 Dec 2018, 16:06
Forum: Assembly language
Topic: x86-64 assembler
Replies: 5
Views: 4060

Re: x86-64 assembler

I've been reading this thread with interest, and will continue to monitor it. I don't have much time for assembler programming (IA-64 or otherwise) at the moment, but perhaps in the New Year I'll get a chance to try out the new assembler.


David.
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by David Williams
Fri 07 Dec 2018, 16:03
Forum: Desktop platforms and IDEs
Topic: SDLIDE Dark Mode?
Replies: 16
Views: 7602

Re: SDLIDE Dark Mode?

Before attempting this, and it's not at all straightforward to achieve (not least because of all the various 'selected', 'pressed' and 'disabled' colour combinations used) I would be interested to know what the demand for it is. Would you use a Dark Mode if it was provided? Do you think it's a good...
by David Williams
Thu 06 Dec 2018, 10:02
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

I don't yet know how to make the leaves' tips more pointed or needle-like I admire your persistence with Blender, and it's a skill that will no doubt be of great value, but I would definitely have paid $15 for these (apparently quite pointy) commercially available holly leaves It's a vast improveme...
by David Williams
Wed 05 Dec 2018, 18:30
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

Patrick M wrote:
Wed 05 Dec 2018, 17:36
David Williams wrote:
Wed 05 Dec 2018, 16:00
Anyway, what's with the holly? You need it to pop the balloon
In real life you could easily pop the balloon by squeezing it until it bursts.
This one's a magical balloon. It doesn't obey the laws of nature as we understand them. :)
by David Williams
Wed 05 Dec 2018, 16:00
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

That red balloon in the video took about 4 hours to model and texture in Blender! If that was 4 hours of computer time rather than 4 hours of your time, it's probably better value than paying $29 for this . It was 4-or-so hours of my time! These holly leaves* (with berries) took me around 2 hours t...
by David Williams
Tue 04 Dec 2018, 19:05
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

guest wrote:
Tue 04 Dec 2018, 18:33
David Williams wrote:
Tue 04 Dec 2018, 18:09
Is the final thing going to have any sound effects or music?
I intend to have a few sound effects in there, and hopefully an unobtrusive, seasonal music track.

That red balloon in the video took about 4 hours to model and texture in Blender! :( :shock:


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by David Williams
Tue 04 Dec 2018, 18:09
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
Replies: 18
Views: 10121

Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd

Cross-post from SyntaxBomb:

Still soldiering on, but very much behind schedule.

Here's the latest WIP, being tested under Raspbian Stretch on a Raspberry Pi 3 model B:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK77M4Xgh3k

Sorry about the shaky hand-held video recording!




David.
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by David Williams
Wed 28 Nov 2018, 22:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Leaving the forum (again)?
Replies: 27
Views: 14014

Re: Leaving the forum (again)?

One factor in the decision must be that the volume of posts has declined markedly since I rejoined, and my last two posts have received no replies or comments of any sort. I think this forum has always been comparatively quiet. There are periods of activity and others when nothing gets posted for s...
by David Williams
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 00:24
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: WAIT and *REFRESH
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

Re: WAIT and *REFRESH

guest wrote:
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 22:03
(for example owing to a bug introduced by Apple there is no vsync when running on MacOs Mohave). It's all rather a mess. :?
Are you aware of any indication by Apple that that bug will be fixed in an update at some point?


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