The past week, the game programmer in my team and I only revised our game before we submit it online. We managed to fix most of the bugs in our game and made the other students play the game, so that we can receive feedback. One of the problems that we faced before is the placement of the colliders. The colliders act as barriers that players cannot pass through. There were some empty areas that attracted the players but only lead them stuck with the colliders. After learning about the problem. I decided to add more trees on empty areas and make the areas packed.
After I did my part in helping with the game environment and left my game programmer to fix the game, I focused on finishing my show reel turntable of every prop that I mostly worked on. One of my teammates helped made a background for the team to place his or her own props and render his or her own turntable. I placed my Stone lanterns, stairs, luggage, temple shrine, the mountain cave, trees, gravestones, and cabin on each turntable with their own grayscale and wireframe. Here is a sample of what my turntable looks like:
After I rendered every turntable, I compiled the rendered targa files in the video editing software, Premiere pro. I first placed a title in my video as an introduction and then imported all the rendered files of my turntable. I placed and positioned the videos next to each other and added a video transition effect called dip to white. It brings a little white flash when it changes to another video or scene. I also placed a title on each prop on the top video layer to show the viewers what prop I made and textured. I made sure that each video layer will also transition or change smoothly.
I left everything else that remains to my game programmers to finish the game. I somehow developed my trust with the game programmers and everyone else after building my bond with them throughout the trimester. I really enjoyed working with my team. Because of that, I get to know more about the people whom I worked with. As one website says about building work relationships, “When you trust your team and colleagues, you form a powerful bond that helps you work and communicate more effectively” (Building Great Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive, n.d.). I look forward to seeing what the game has in store for the audience.
- Building Great Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive. (n.d.). Retrieved December 16, 2017, from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/good-relationships.htm