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Hello, Gamers! This week, I wanted to give the player more control. I had an idea to change the player controls, from just looking around to being able to move! I pictured the Archer(Player) could navigate through levels/areas shooting targets or enemies to obtain score.

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In these devlogs, I will show you the development process from start to finish, for an archery game. Before I begin developing, I like to brainstorm ideas and create a Game Design Document (GDD). This post will consist of a new idea, Colliders, Rigging and Animation. Let's get started!


Hello, Gamers! This week, I wanted to give the player more control. I had an idea to change the player controls, from just looking around to being able to move! I pictured the Archer(Player) could navigate through levels/areas shooting targets or enemies to obtain score.

Colliders

Still working on a script for the archery target, to define the rings with an array of box colliders. Finished adding box colliders to the white, green, and yellow rings. This is very tedious!

Box colliders progress so far on the archery target for Precision

Rigging

I decided to edit our characters appearance. I replaced his hat with a Robin Hood style one and edited the quiver. With the player controller change, I am auto-rigging the character with Mixamo. It has lots of animations ready to use as well.

Auto rigging with Mixamo.

Animation

I am using the Longbow Locomotion pack, from Mixamo, to animate my character. I have working walking forward/back, walking left/right, turning right/left, running forward/backward/right/left, stopping and idle animations.

Here are the walking animations in first person. I may or may not take out the turning animation and the player can use mouse or toggles to look around.

Basic walking animations for archer.

Here are the running animations in motion. I like these better than walking, because you can go diagonal instead of turning.

Running animations for Precision

What's Next?

For next week, I need to add aiming, shooting, and jumping animations, and finish the colliders on the archery target.

Stay tuned!

Code for project here: Precision

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