New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Maia

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New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Maia

Post by SimoRoth » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:33 pm

Hi all!

A new blog detailing how the game renders so many lights!

http://maiagame.com/viewentry.php?id=5

Let me know if any of it need extra explaining. I might draw some diagrams tomorrow.

-Si

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by DerRidda » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:48 am

I love reading about these things, more please!

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by Stinking_Bishop » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:45 am

So if the AI reacts to the lights that you deploy, would you be able to turn different lights on and off to change their behaviour?

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by SimoRoth » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:37 pm

Stinking_Bishop wrote:So if the AI reacts to the lights that you deploy, would you be able to turn different lights on and off to change their behaviour?
If your colony is too dark your colonists will become depressed. Although lights use power so you will have more for other things.

If you use a lot of red light, your colonists will be more angry, but also more productive. If you use blue lights the colonists will be more sedate, but also less productive.

IMP bots will be more productive in well lit areas, occasionally you might get one who is afraid of the dark. ^_^

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by Stinking_Bishop » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:11 pm

And will `curious alien fauna` be attracted to certain lights? I don't want to sound sadistic, but I wouldn't mind luring some aliens into a big pit and unleashing them on unsuspecting enemies.

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by SimoRoth » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Stinking_Bishop wrote:And will `curious alien fauna` be attracted to certain lights? I don't want to sound sadistic, but I wouldn't mind luring some aliens into a big pit and unleashing them on unsuspecting enemies.
Yep thats in the plan for when I start adding them.

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Re: New Blog: How to render a hundred thousand lights in Mai

Post by Belsameth » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:25 pm

This sounds very, very interesting...
with each drop of information I get more excited.
Frok DK to DF, I must've put thousants of hours in games like this... :)

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