Unity throws an ArgumentException when building for Android This post originally appeared on my blog on http: When this process fails, it may be hard to determine the exact reason. One approach would be to try looking for what you did wrong what did I install?
Recently, after reading a Riot Games Engineering blog post about Fog of War in League of LegendsI got motivated and started prototyping a new implementation. Fog of War in Strategy Games It normally represents the missing information about the battle, for example, not knowing how the terrain is yet, or outdated information, for example, the old position of an enemy base.
Player units and buildings provide vision that removes Fog during the game revealing information about the terrain and the current location and state of the enemies.
Dune 2 and its Fog of War representing the unknown territory by the way, you can play Dune 2 online. The concept of Fog of War is being used in strategy games since more than 20 years now, which is a lot for video games.
Process We started by researching other games and deciding what we wanted before start implementing anything. After that, we decided to target a similar solution to Starcraft by the way, it is free to play now, just download Battle.
In that game, units and buildings have a range of vision that provide vision to the Player. Iron Marines Given those rules, we created mock images to see how we wanted it to look in our game before started implementing anything.
Testing terrain with different kind of Fog in one of the stages of Iron Marines.
Testing now with enemy units to see when they should be visible or not. We started by prototyping the logic to see if it works for our game or not and how we should adapt it. Each time they move, we first decrease 1 from its previous position and then we increment 1 in the new position. To determine if an enemy unit or building is visible or not, we first get the corresponding entry of the matrix by transforming its world position and check if the stored value is greater than 0 or not.
If not, we change its GameObject layer to one that is culled from the main camera to avoid rendering it, we named that layer "hidden". If it is visible, we change it back to the default layer, so it starts being rendered again. I will talk more about that feature in the next blog post.
After we knew what we wanted, and tested in the game for a while, we decided to start improving the visual solution. The improved version consists in rendering a texture with the Fog of War over the entire game world, similar to what we did when we created the visual mocks.
For that, we created a GameObject with a MeshRenderer and scaled it to cover the game world. Now, in order to fill the FogTexture, we created a separated Camera, named FogCamera, that renders to the texture using a RenderTexture.
To complete the process, each of those objects have a SpriteRenderer with a small white Ellipse texture to render white pixels inside the RenderTexture.
This is the texture used for each vision, it is a white Ellipse with transparency I had to make the transparency opaque so the reader can see it. In order to make the FogTexture look smooth over the game, we applied a small blur to the FogCamera when rendering to the RenderTexture.
We tested different blur shaders and different configurations until we found one that worked fine on multiple mobile devices. Here is how it looks like:Expanded the Tutorials section with a feature on modern pandas, Unity dropna for Series/DataFrame signature, tests from GH, courtesy of @rockg; The default in is to write lists of tuples and not interpret list of tuples as a multi-index column.
A Beginner’s Guide to HTTP and REST. by Let's first attempt to determine which URL has been called. Subscribe below and we’ll send you a weekly email summary of all new Code tutorials.
Never miss out on learning about the next big thing. Update me weekly. I have seen several videos and tutorials for creating singleton objects in Unity, mainly for a GameManager, that appear to use different approaches to instantiating and validating a singleton..
Is there a correct, or rather, preferred approach to this? He has good control on 3d tools and Unity and does great 2d art (the game proves it!). As always, it was a great experience, it helped on exercising the creative process of developing games and learning how different kind of games are made.
Join GitHub today. GitHub is home to over 28 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
CoordinateMapper’s job is to identify whether a point from the 3D space corresponds to a point in the color or depth 2D space – and vice-versa. CoordinateMapper is a property of the KinectSensor class, so it is tight to each Kinect sensor instance.
You need to write your own image processing algorithm or use an existing library.