Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Combining 3rd person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat, Overgrowth achieves a unique feel. Overgrowth also benefits from Wolfire's brand new Phoenix Engine which has been built from the ground up to allow the use of cutting edge graphics, animation, and physics. Add to these exciting features Overgrowth’s realistic artificial intelligence and streamlined control system and the result is an astoundingly immersive experience.
Phillip has made some pretty good progress on Overgrowth's physics editor. Here is an HD video demoing it so far.
Posted by jeffr on Jul 1st, 2009
The latest toolset I've been working on for Overgrowth is the physics editor. There are three big pieces to this, and each is now well underway. First, users need to be able to make and manipulate simple physics primitives (such as boxes, capsules, and spheres) that can be inserted into the Overgrowth physics world. Second, we need tools to link these primitives together with joints. And third, we need a way to attach models to the newly formed physics bodies (model rigging). We will go into more detail about each of these steps a bit later, when our tools are more polished. For now, I'd just like to demo some of the fun physics things I've been playing with:
One cool thing about the physics editor is that it will also serve as the back-end for our animation editor. This will ensure that our animations are part of the physical world and can thus react to impacts and uneven terrain.
Do you guys have any questions or thoughts about the video? (permalink)