Thursday, April 26, 2007

Editor Update build 0.03

I've been working on additional features for my editor. The two main items I added were:

Spherical Mapping:
While doing research for spherical mapping textures to geometry I ran across several examples and tutorials. Some of which were in published books such as 3D Game Programming with DirectX9.0c A Shader Approach. Another good one was by the zman(I'll include link later). I found that all of these examples had a rendering issue at the poles. It took me a little time to come up with a way of solving the problem. If you need to find out how to do it feel free to post a reply. I'll post this fix later when I have time.

Relative Extrusion:
Wrote a new algorithm that takes into account faces with shared edges that are to be extruded. This feature was a blast to code.