[quote="quazi":j52kzkso]you dont need to be so protective of your work, after all you did get this idea from a cap i posted.[/quote:j52kzkso]
no disrespect, but I didn't get the idea from a cap you posted
I've had it for quite some time, even before I heard of the euphoria engine
what I did get from the cap you posted, however, was the realization it would be worth trying in construct, so thank you for that
another thing I got from the cap you posted was from watching the exe itself, not looking through the cap
but the idea that hips should move based on when the feet intersected the ground and that the motion curve shouldn't be limited to the reach of the limbs, so thanks for that, too
but perhaps you're right, at least at this point I shouldn't be so protective
honestly though, as this project progresses, I will be more protective, I eventually plan to sell my finished product
I don't think it's too crazy not to want it to be open source
here's the cap for that:
you may notice some disabled controls, or missing conditions and such, that's because I stripped it down in the end when I realized I'd be starting from scratch, and I just wanted it to be able to prove the walking running thing to me, and how feasible it is
I didn't even finish making the ground detection, as you'll notice the height of the character changes as the speed does
[quote="QuaziGNRLnose":j52kzkso]did you use beziers to animate it? or something different?, and what do you mean by animation package?[/quote:j52kzkso]
I used an ellipse. the new version will be two cubic bezier curves, one for the forward motion, one for the back. I want to be able to adjust the animation for a wide variety of scenarios, and I want it to be able to change based not only on terrain, but other outside influences.
as for the animation package. I originally had controls on the feet to adjust the length, width, and position of the ellipse, and the position of the hips, and the direction the torso was pointing, which made it obvious you could get nice animation for anything from pushing pulling heavy objects, crouch walking, long jumping, creeping, even swimming, just by adjusting those controls. but just to get walking and running to automatically blend based on speed, I had to tweak numbers, run it again, tweak speed conversions, run it again. it would have been faster if I had text on the screen at runtime that told me all the settings as I tweaked them, but still wouldn't be fun to have to enter everything into the program manually. aside from that, I realized it would be ridiculously annoying to do similar thing with other motions you might want to make, such as punching and such, if you wanted them to be bezier controlled, and flexible.
the animation package is going to be a separate program that will have a timeline. you go to frame 20, move everything where you want it go to frame 30, do that there, and it will tween for you. you'll be able to tweak the speed with a bezier curve, meaning if the animation should speed up as it's going from position 1 to position 2, you'll be able to adjust the rate of acceleration deceleration. mainly though I want it for animation loops and transitions. so you can create this walking animation, create the running animation, create a crouching animation, a jumping, a pushing, a pulling, etc, and give them all parameters and ranges. so walking and running is one animation that varies, the parameter will be speed,
jumping will still have this same speed parameter, but the added parameters of where a jump can start (probably a foot on ground type thing) , pushing and pulling will have a weight parameter, etc. you'll be able to test blending between one animation and the other, and test out physics, if I can get that to work well. you export the file, and load it into construct. then in construct you use private variables to control all those parameters, and the animations themselves will be automated for you. I also want the saved animation file to contain any other important information, like what sprite sizes to use for the model, how many limbs, character names, etc.
as far as the terrain solver and slowness. I guess I'll be feeling those headaches soon enough
I have a few ideas I hope will work, though, I guess we'll see
as a last resort though, I wouldn't be too disappointed if I had to have premade types of terrain, that vary in height only at certain distances.
edit: lol @ my response with the exe being posted at 3:52 am.