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jacob_bald6225
02-12-2013, 08:41 AM
So I was playing around the Z axis filters and got this sort of thing working...

Anyone want to contribute ideas: Was thinking like a large sky fortress on an overworld. With clouds and stuff.

Right now I only quickly threw together a small gmap of levels from classic and angel clan in the sky.

Note: Sometimes my tiles seams pull apart in the video, it's a side effect of how this is accomplished.
j9myMsPeARU

Tricxta
02-12-2013, 09:00 AM
So I was playing around the Z axis filters and got this sort of thing working...

Anyone want to contribute ideas: Was thinking like a large sky fortress on an overworld. With clouds and stuff.

Right now I only quickly threw together a small gmap of levels from classic and angel clan in the sky.

Note: Sometimes my tiles seams pull apart in the video, it's a side effect of how this is accomplished.
j9myMsPeARU

Wait a minute... that looks suspiciously similar to flying technology, what are all these stories I heard of such things never existing?
Regardless! I like the idea, and I'm really suprised someone hasn't already capitalised on it. Awesome job :)

Gos_pira
02-12-2013, 09:03 AM
How was this achieved?

smirt362
02-12-2013, 03:52 PM
Really cool

Galdor
02-12-2013, 07:23 PM
O-M-G, first I was like "yeah I guess thats kinda cool", then *BAM! layer 2 appears* and I'm like
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx2cywuU2l1r89xg4o1_500.jpg

DeCeaseD
02-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Seriously.. How the heck did you do this? o_O

DustyPorViva
02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
I'm thinking maybe this was done using a similar method to how I was rendering gmaps with my Mode7(assuming this is actually being done in Graal)? Basically you prerender each level in the gmap(or in this case the surrounding 3 levels) on a DrawingPanel, then save the renders as images. From there you can stitch them together as individual levels.

IzariusRyudo
02-12-2013, 08:52 PM
So it it two actual levels? When I'm up in the sky looking down, will I see players running around, or just the simple image of a gmap?

Tim_Rocks
02-12-2013, 09:19 PM
Please let me see this in action for myself, looks awesome.

papajchris
02-12-2013, 10:06 PM
photoshopped

jacob_bald6225
02-13-2013, 04:26 AM
photoshopped

All done in paint.

scriptless
02-13-2013, 01:59 PM
So it it two actual levels? When I'm up in the sky looking down, will I see players running around, or just the simple image of a gmap?

technically, that would be possible. and pretty cool. not sure if it would lag tho.

DeCeaseD
02-14-2013, 12:05 AM
I get the feeling this is just stitched together screenshots.. ?

Kamaeru
02-14-2013, 05:54 PM
I've been thinking about attempting to make a virtual boy game. This concept would rule.

Tim_Rocks
02-14-2013, 06:26 PM
I get the feeling this is just stitched together screenshots.. ?

Nah, do you remember how on some servers (n-pulse?) you can drive around remote control cars/planes and there's a screen limitation to how far you can be from your character. It looks like that in the video.. If that makes sense.