πŸ”¬ New New Microbe Cutscene [WIP]

Update #4

What’s this? Two updates in one day? It’s Christmas here on the Thrive forum; the next installment is the ocean simulation that the camera will dive into! It uses a color ramp that changes the color of the water based on its height (useful for simulating foam). The water here is dark and opaque, perfect for a stormy setting! PS: It kinda resembles a mountain range, but when animated it works really well!
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Cool. The planet seemed a bit green to me, though. At the beginning of the game, there should not be any plants on the land.

Alright, I’ve gotten quite a few messages regarding the greenness of the planet, and I would just like to say that the planet’s texture was merely a placeholder to test its bump/specular shading

Update #4 - 2

Not really a true update on it’s own, but here is a fully rendered version of the simulated ocean. Its not too large, but sizeable enough that I can’t upload it on any medium. So here’s a downloadable copy! (Don’t worry, its not a rickroll.)
EDIT: Thanks to Lavathor, here is a youtube version!

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It’s not a rickroll, but I WAS GNOMED.
I DECLARE WAR AGAINST GNOMES

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WHERES THE GNOME I GNDIDN’T FIND IT. Though seriously, where is the gnome

The gnome is on the point (there is a number in a gray ball).
I prefer rickroll

Dang it Quantum, stealing my rick roll ideas i see?

Quantum you got me real good i thought i was looking at a picture from space! its much better! keep it up!

@QuantumCrab, have you any progress in that?

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I’m afraid not. I have recently been on holidays, and as such have been unable to make any actual progress. Until I get that elusive PC that I keep trying to get but at this rate never will, the cutscene will probably remain shelved.

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Ah, good! Another three months reply! It is good to see one again that responds to @QuantumCrab! β€œGuess Who?”, does it remind you something @QuantumCrab?

Good post!

:crazy_face:

EDIT : It seems that nobody has really understood what I said.

Ya think? Also can you not post garbage in my cut scene thread

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Yes, sorry for that low quality post of mine. But is that true? No more cutscene?

Read QuantumCrab’s reply to Gotor.

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I was trying to go back to the subject, but since QuantumCrab can’t continue for now, I can’t really do anything here… Anyway, I’ll hover my mouse over another thread to see what’s up.

I know im definitely late but what about zooms into planet, dives into water, show proteins colliding while bubble envelopes them, show the prokaryotic cell that you start with, then it begins the game.

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We’re wanting to avoid revealing the overall appearance of the planet until the player sees it themself. A smooth transition into gameplay sounds pretty cool though

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Why does it look like a movie intro…

It has to look cinematic if we want to add realism. Maybe it doesn’t HAVE TO but it must contain some aspects that make it feel real and a more scientific game.