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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project - Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Blog
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Gallery.. Team.. About.. Press.. Download Yo Frankie!.. Jul.. 04.. 2009.. YoFrankie 1.. 1.. Posted by:.. Campbell (ideasman42).. in.. Apricot Press.. Its now 7 months after the DVD release, this is the first version of YoFrankie since being an open project at the blender institute.. Version 1.. 1 brings YoFrankie up to date with Blender, taking advantage of new features.. There have also been improvements in the game logic and levels.. Includes the 3 winning levels from the level design competition, with additional improvements.. Updated Game Logic for Blender3D 2.. 49a.. Runs faster, from testing level 1 home: 2.. 48a averages 50fps, 2.. 49a 80fps*.. Cleaned up blend files, materials, textures, animations, unfinished levels.. Loading screen between levels.. yofrankie_1_1b_bge.. zip (120mb) -.. download.. blender.. org.. ,.. NL mirror.. Linux 32, 64bit, Windows 32bit (MacOS binary not included but is compatible with 2.. 49a).. full svn log of changes since 1.. 0.. Of course contributions are still welcome and I intend to keep YoFrankie running with the latest blender, adding levels and content from the community.. * Tested with release builds on 32bit Linux, AMD3800, NVidia 8800.. * Update 1.. 1a*.. fixes the secondary level selector (no sign-post) bug.. momo dancing in credits was missing.. 1b*.. linux 64bit player was an older blender version.. 57 Comments.. May.. 19.. Yo Frankie! New BGE Video.. blengine.. Uncategorized.. Here s a new run-through of the game in the Blender game engine, this time with the music playing in the game, 4x antialiasing, and a decent frame rate.. There s also a multiplayer demo at the end.. ENABLE HQ after pressing play.. Seen the massive surge in BGE projects and development after Apricot? We re trend setting rockstars.. 21 Comments.. Mar.. 17.. Competition Winners Announced.. Blogroll.. Development.. 1st Prize to Moraes Junior s Nut Level.. Moraes s level is really involved with a catapult, ziplines with baskets, lava waterfalls that makes up quite a challenging puzzle.. The aim is to collect all the sheep in the level onto a counterweight that enabled a catapult to launch you to the levels end.. 2nd Prize to Bruno Franci s Lighthouse Level.. Bruno s level is set on a stunning island with interesting areas explore.. The goal is to get to the lighthouse were the game finishes.. 3rd Prize to Bradley Wabbersen s Underworld Level.. Underworld an example of what you can make with existing props.. While its small and not as advanced as the other 2, I m glad a level like this got in.. Download.. (complete data files including new levels 180mb).. Or separate levels that can be copied into the existing YoFrankie data files.. Nut Level (11mb).. Lighthouse Level (9mb).. Underworld Level (0.. 1mb).. Installing the separate levels.. Extract the zip and enter the directory, copy everything (levels, textures, etc) into the original YoFrankie BGE folder released on the DVD or downloaded on-line.. You can start YoFrankie from the menu and these levels will be available from the small level selector world.. These levels will be included with the next release of YoFrankie which will be updated for Blender 2.. 49.. Bugs.. All the levels have some glitches that need to be resolved.. Since this competition is for level design, I accept that level logic and scripts will need tweaking, this can be worked out before inclusion in the next release.. *Update*.. Created a list of things to fix in the levels.. http://wiki.. org/index.. php/Org:Bf-institute/ApricotTODO.. If anyones interested in helping with these edits and general level maintainince, please mail me (ideasman42@gmail.. com).. The levels are now in the subversion repository with all the other YoFrankie files.. If you have svn installed grab them with svn checkout https://svn.. org/svnroot/yofrankie , or with.. tortoisesvn.. on windows.. Thanks for the hard work guys!.. 17 Comments.. Feb.. 28.. Competition Deadline, Checklist.. Its almost over, some submissions have already been handed in but I m expecting to see some more levels so no conclusions yet! Suffice to say that I m happy with the outcome so far and there will be a 1st, 2ns and 3rd.. Heres a list of things to check off before you upload your level to make it easier for me and others to play.. Make sure your blendfile can  ...   Prize 100 Euro.. (Payment via PayPal).. Notes.. You may focus mostly on one area, awesome graphics, great puzzles, fun 2 player, challenging platforms to glide between etc.. This project should be something a non technical artist can finish.. You can make a level without adding any logic bricks or scripts, the players have their own logic, so you can get by with knowing 3-4 property names to assign to different level objects - see the.. wiki.. for details.. Your level doesn t need to use GLSL materials (old texface materials are ok too).. This level will eventually be included with other levels, start by adding your level to the levels directory, and reuse existing groups where possible.. Even if you don t win, your level can still be included in the next release of YoFrankie.. This is not an official Blender Foundation competition, see my contact details below.. To get updated YoFrankie files from Subversion see.. projects.. org/projects/yofrankie.. (includes some texture updates but not a requirement for making your level).. Your not limited to a woodland theme, however if you want to add a new world type (space, ice, underground etc), your giving yourself a bigger project.. No age limit on participating.. Judging.. I ll run a community vote on blender artists, however I ll decide on the final outcome if it seems biased in some way or if people are not able to test levels.. Rules.. Collaboration is fine, but I ll only accept an entry from a single person.. Final level must be under 100mb compressed (excluding existing assets).. No modifications to the player logic (jump height, glide distance etc) - bug fixes are an exception.. Your level must be under the same creative commons license as all existing YoFrankie levels.. No node based materials (just use material-textures for more efficient shaders).. You can enter more then one level.. Level cannot have been entered into a previous competition.. Guidelines.. Texture dimensions should be one of 1024, 512, 256, 128 etc.. With a maximum of 1024 1024, (Animated textures and shadowmaps are an exception, can be 2048 2048).. I m purposefully leaving the poly count undefined, use the existing levels as a reference for polygon density and try to minimize the use of alpha sorted faces.. Level size should be somewhere between the lava level and level_1_home - 20 20 to 120 120 blender units.. Uploading.. There is an open ftp space on blender.. It works like this:.. ftp to: download.. user: anonymous.. password: your email address.. When logged in, go to the directory ‘incoming’.. What you put there is visible here:.. http://download.. org/ftp/incoming/.. This upload space deletes all old files after a couple of weeks, so don’t use it for permanent storage.. Once you have uploaded your level email me and I ll move it to a permanent location.. Useful resources for level editing.. An overview of the game logic used in Yo Frankie! can be found on the.. , which describes in detail things like properties in the game, character and level logic, camera, splash effects and more.. Video tutorial.. on how to create your own level using the level template (library.. blend found in the levels folder).. I ll answer questions on the thread, but you can mail me personally too.. Contact: Campbell Barton - ideasman42@gmail.. com.. *Update* the most useful feedback is taking place on the.. blenderartist thread.. *Update* Compatition starts today, added ftp upload information, good luck!.. 44 Comments.. Previous Entries.. Search.. Recent Posts.. 1.. Yo Frankie! New BGE Video.. Competition Winners Announced.. Competition Deadline, Checklist.. Yo Frankie Level Competition (Blender Game Engine).. Yo Frankie! Online Release!.. Blender Gamekit almost done!.. DVDs arrived!.. DVD goldmaster ready.. YoFrankie BGE Gameplay Update.. Categories.. (19).. Blender Institute.. (10).. Crystal Space.. (13).. (26).. DVD Content.. (6).. Media Gallery.. (8).. Production.. (23).. Random Fluff.. (11).. Screenshots.. (16).. Archives.. Select Month.. July 2009 (1).. May 2009 (1).. 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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Gallery
    Descriptive info: Meet the.. Yo Frankie!.. Crew!.. BGE Game Screenshots.. July 30 goodbye dinner.. Concept art.. Concept Art made by.. Andy.. Crystal Space Prototype Screenshots.. The Team.. Preproduction Workshop.. 46 Responses to Gallery.. Jazzpilz says:.. September 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm.. Great images!.. Mike says:.. September 3rd, 2008 at 1:49 pm.. This is amazing.. First it s proven that you can get results usually expected only from 3D packages costing thousands for free Now it s being proved that a quality, polished-looking game can be created in the same manner.. Awesome and very inspirational to this wanna-be indie designer.. Name says:.. September 3rd, 2008 at 3:08 pm.. The pictures look great.. Alex Blank says:.. September 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 pm.. Absolutely amazing can t wait to try it!.. Harith.. says:.. September 4th, 2008 at 7:08 am.. cam best je.. Kota Weaver says:.. September 4th, 2008 at 8:52 pm.. Why don t developers go open source?.. venomgfx.. September 5th, 2008 at 11:21 am.. @ Kota Weaver?.. rafa says:.. September 12th, 2008 at 1:11 am.. si es como se ve, es super genial.. NathanKP.. September 16th, 2008 at 3:38 pm.. Wow! These are some beautiful pictures.. I love the art and feel of the game world.. NathanKP -.. Inkweaver Review.. tinman321.. September 17th, 2008 at 3:51 pm.. Concept art are really beautiful.. I guess one of them will be on my desktop.. Thanks.. From Russia with love.. wildlux.. October 8th, 2008 at 11:51 am.. Sono bellissime queste immagini:).. this image is beautiful.. from sicily from love.. Stormcrow@Ubuntu.. it says:.. October 12th, 2008 at 3:37 am.. This is a very nice project and the team did a great work! Gratz.. joaquin says:.. October 22nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm.. hola, soy mexicano y la verdad apenas empiezo a manejar blender esta chido, y psss si me han servido algunas cosas que e encontrado en la pagina, espero sigan sibiendo mas cosas.. bueno me despido adios sigan asi.. Dreamlinux.. October 24th, 2008 at 7:40 am.. hellow my folks.. nice image, nice world, everything is very very nice.. I love de 3D grapichs the game is gona rules jeje!!!.. now, the game is not free???.. well keep going and good luck.. see ya arround bytes!!!.. blengine says:.. October 25th, 2008 at 9:17 pm.. Dreamlinux, the game is free.. The source files are already available.. The final game will be available for download eventually.. The DVDs are to be sent out first to those that supported the project by purchasing them.. Babatunde Adeyemi.. November 5th, 2008 at 1:37 pm.. Great thanks to the Apricot team and to Blender Institute for bringing about the reality of Open Source Game, just like they did for Elephants Dream.. We d love to see more of these and well-done to the Apricot team too for making this happen.. Forthfriend.. November 18th, 2008 at 4:43 am.. THANKS SOO MUCH! Is there anywhere where I can get a  ...   applications menu, but I have no icon there.. Thanx! This game is GREAT with capital letters.. jasper.. February 10th, 2009 at 12:39 pm.. respect to the YO FRANKY ! crew!.. satanicslave says:.. March 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 pm.. just goes to show what can be done with open source software.. i hope to see more in the future.. keep up the good work.. Daniel Ordonez.. March 16th, 2009 at 6:57 am.. I love blender !.. joshua says:.. March 24th, 2009 at 10:08 pm.. i think that this really proves the potential of blender.. allot of my friends think that it is only for making things fall apart and turn to dust and that lot, but they don t realise its true potential.. i use it for school [i am in year nine] and am currently working on a French project.. Vadim.. April 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm.. Hello !!!!.. ridwan says:.. June 27th, 2009 at 6:21 pm.. HOW DO I CREATE A GAME GOOD AS UR GAME IT IS TOO GOOD.. I WANT TO USE BLENDER TO LIKE U.. travis says:.. June 27th, 2009 at 8:05 pm.. this is amazing! i believe this game could make the market easily, this game is better than games that is made with equipment costing thousands of dollars!.. Radim1998 says:.. October 9th, 2009 at 8:48 pm.. Great and good game!I play this game!I am from Czech Republic!.. kk says:.. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:17 am.. awesome game!! the developer team deserves great praise for their outstanding work on a free game!.. Cody.. November 10th, 2009 at 3:15 am.. You guys are awesome at blender! I am just learning lol.. marta says:.. November 20th, 2009 at 10:32 am.. I love this.. This is amazing you made this with blender.. This blender must be really great.. I will have to try it.. ted says:.. January 11th, 2010 at 8:35 am.. the coolest game i have ever seen.. Saleh.. February 6th, 2010 at 5:00 pm.. You show me the power of Blender in Game and Modeling Design.. Alekh says:.. May 6th, 2010 at 1:33 am.. This is the most stunning thing i have ever seen! You guys are great! By the way, what version of Blender did you use? And how long did it take you to make it?.. Dharmraj says:.. May 26th, 2010 at 9:16 am.. Great work man.. I love this game.. I also want to be a part of your team in future project.. Don t forget me.. Ben says:.. October 15th, 2010 at 3:30 pm.. I ll try downloading fro crystalspace this time.. Blender crashed my computer Again! XD.. Frank says:.. November 15th, 2010 at 8:10 am.. just one word.. AWESOME!.. Lutfi says:.. August 25th, 2012 at 7:43 pm.. woowww amazing.. Rozalia Skvarkova says:.. January 4th, 2013 at 12:15 am.. I love you people.. Leave a Reply.. Name (required).. E-mail (will not be published) (required).. Website..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Team
    Descriptive info: L to R: Frank, Brecht, Ton, Chris, Pablo Vazquez, Margreet, Campbell, Dariusz.. Core team:.. Campbell Barton.. Ideasman42.. (Australia).. Blender Developer.. Game Logic (Blender Game Engine).. Level Editing (Blender Game Engine).. ideasman42 insert-at-here gmail.. Christopher Plush.. Blengine.. (USA).. Lead Game Designer.. Level Design and Modeling.. Textures and Lighting.. Character Animation.. cjplush insert-at-here gmail.. Dariusz Dawidowski (Poland).. Crystal Space Game Logic.. Crystal Space Level Design.. dariusz.. dawidowski insert-at-here gmail.. Frank Richter.. res.. (Germany).. Crystal Space Game Engine Developer.. res insert-at-here crystalspace3d.. Pablo Martin caedes (Spain).. B2CS.. Developer.. caedes insert-at-here sindominio.. net.. Pablo Vazquez venomgfx (Argentina).. Character Design and Modeling.. Additional Modeling.. Logo, Graphics, and Web Design.. contact insert-at-here pablovazquez.. Supported in the.. by:.. Brecht van Lommel (Belgium).. Margreet Riphagen (Netherlands).. Producer.. Ton Roosendaal (Netherlands).. Blender Project Lead.. Further we have permanent online support of:.. Amir Taaki (UK).. Crystal Space Game Engine Developer, Crystal Space Game Logic.. Claire Fitch (Ireland).. Music and Sound FX.. fitch insert-at-here fitchsounds.. Jorrit Tyberghein (Belgium).. Crystal Space project lead.. Marten Svanfeldt (Sweden).. Physics/Animation developer.. Moraes Junior mangojambo (Brazil).. Lead Character Animator, Additional Modeling.. moraesjunior insert-at-here gmail.. And of course the support of the entire Blender and Crystal Space community!.. 24 Responses to Team.. Randy says:.. September 3rd, 2008 at 3:35 am.. Nice work all! i believe 3D is the future of the web as i am sure You do also.. banor.. September 14th, 2008 at 9:37 pm.. Thank you for all your hard work, guys! Collaboration can be very difficult.. I appreciate you pulling together.. Looking forward to creating my own work, and someday working in a collaborative team on a project.. Thanks for paving the way, pioneers,.. God bless,.. -b.. http://minosafilms.. wordpress.. com/.. Daniel says:.. September 19th, 2008 at 12:44 am.. Un comentario en español para hacer algo original, me encanta la foto, la honda y lo que hacen.. Suerte y adelante.. Philip.. September 23rd, 2008 at 10:18 pm.. Just wanted to see if you all needed some extra music for Yo Frankie? I wasn t sure where to post this.. Here is a link to some RPG music I did a little while ago:.. http://philipyon.. com/rpgmusic/CavernOfWanderingSouls.. mp3.. You can also go to:.. http://www.. philipyon.. to hear my other music if you like.. You can email me at:.. philip philipyon com.. Hope to hear from you!.. flashy8.. October 17th, 2008 at 12:15 pm.. blender verey good.. I love blender.. Maik.. October 31st, 2008 at 7:23 pm.. I love Blender and I love games.. So I realy love Yo Frankie!!!.. - Great work!.. cwxwwwxdfvwwxwx says:.. December 25th, 2008 at 12:04 pm.. well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed.. how s life? hope it s introduce branch.. Kacper says:.. January 18th, 2009 at 10:47 pm.. Dariuszu! Twój udział w tym niezwykłym przedsięwzięciu to zaszczyt  ...   dev and the team was against, seems real artist always know better and only time provides proof.. pctopgs says:.. February 10th, 2009 at 10:55 pm.. Hi.. Is it ever possible for a team to make a game without have a studio or even seeing each other face to face?.. icholast.. February 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm.. that was great!!!!.. game???awesome.. we will make something with blender, but not game maybe.. coming soon.. please look at.. http://animatormalang.. blogspot.. Jyulliano Rocha.. March 8th, 2009 at 3:04 pm.. Great work!.. ubuntosaure says:.. March 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm.. Yo frankie for ubuntu (.. deb):.. freetorrent.. fr/.. ilo says:.. March 20th, 2009 at 5:23 pm.. hi ill make a climbing tree thing for you but in retern i want a jump tutorial useing a model of frankie please.. March 20th, 2009 at 5:30 pm.. hi ill make a climbing tree thing for you but in retern i want a jump tutorial useing a model of frankie.. thanks.. Erik says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 11:52 am.. Can you sell the game on Steam? Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but I want to buy the game to support the project, but I don t want DVD (or psyical medias).. And also I like having my game on Steam with all my other games.. Best regards,.. -Erik.. FDZ says:.. July 19th, 2009 at 3:12 pm.. @Cole i suppose u mean a team of one member, well if u mean so, i think its possible but u gotta learn everything by yourself from programming to modelling to animating etc, but i think the best thing is to get some help (a team of 4 or more each member learns something that will help).. soulaymen says:.. August 5th, 2009 at 7:17 pm.. thanks guys reallllllly great work !! I wish to become like you !.. Erick Pacheco Marcano says:.. October 28th, 2009 at 5:29 am.. son lo maximo impressive already know and what is’m from Venezuela and I’m starting in blender is wonderful this world of creation imprecionante someday I hope to get to be almost nearly as you jejeje greetings from Venezuela if they meet the ERICK_ comment may do so here.. 13@hotmail.. joserafael.. ve.. thanks for motivated to continue in this world.. michael says:.. November 29th, 2009 at 2:47 am.. this is amazing is there a tutorial showing the steps you guys did to make this i wanna see the steps so it can help me make one!.. Martin Ondrejmiška.. April 12th, 2010 at 10:36 am.. Realy perfect project.. good luck YEAH FRANKIE.. NoobProgramer says:.. June 17th, 2010 at 9:06 am.. The game is glitch topia!.. Francesco Cozzolino.. November 4th, 2011 at 2:07 pm.. Hello, everyone!.. is the project still progress?.. Kind regards..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » About
    Descriptive info: Project Apricot.. After Orange and Peach, Blender Institute continued with a new open project: Apricot.. This time it wasn’t a movie but a 3D game! Starting february 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers worked on a game jointly with the on-line community.. The main character in the game has been based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach.. The project ended in august, and in october 2008 the DVD and game was released.. The Game.. The original project goal was to work on a cross platform game (at least Linux, Windows, OS X), using Blender for modeling and animation, Crystal Space as 3D engine and delivery platform, and Python for some magic scripting to glue things together.. The purpose was to not only make a compelling 3D game experience, but especially to improve and validate the open source 3D game creation pipeline, with industry-standard conditions.. Halfway during the project, we noticed the great advances made in Blender s internal Game Engine, so we ve added delivering the project entirely in Blender as a target for Apricot as well.. Targets.. - Validation: create full functional game prototype, industry quality.. - Crystal Space development: HDR lighting, game logic, character animation.. - Blender development: animation prototyping, pipeline improvements, GLSL (node) shading editor, improvements in logic editing (states), general Blender GE improvements.. - Realize in Open Source (GPL/LGPL), deliver in Open Content (Creative Commons).. - Education: Training/workshops, presentations, documentation, DVD.. How.. The Blender Foundation and Crystal Space community will be the main financiers for Apricot.. Additional support will be by Grupo Ikusnet and the Dutch Game Days Foundation.. As for the previous open movies, a pre-sale campaign to purchase the DVD has been organized by the Blender Foundation as well as by Crystal Space.. Sponsors or Partners.. Sponsors who have helped realizing Apricot:.. Project Partner:.. Grupo Ikusnet.. Dutch Game Days Foundation.. Sponsor:.. Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.. Music composition and sound design:.. Claire Fitch.. Hardware:.. Maqina Computersystems.. Sponsor:.. Paravizion.. Redfish.. Nyquist Art + Logic.. tarent.. External consultant gamedesign:.. Wouter Baars.. Donations.. Blender Foundation donations are still welcome for future projects.. Click on the button below, or use foundation(at)blender.. org to do the payment to.. Creative Commons.. The Apricot open game project, the data we ve published online and on the DVDs, and all of the contents on this website has been licensed under the.. Creative Commons Attribution.. license.. 3.. If any content on this site is not licensed as such, it will be clearly indicated.. In short, this means you can freely reuse and distribute this content, also commercially, for as long you provide a proper attribution.. The attribution is:.. (c) copyright Blender Foundation | apricot.. Excluded from the Creative Commons is: all logos on this website (including Blender logo, Apricot logo, Yo Frankie! logo, Creative Commons logo) and associated trademarks.. Website credits.. This Wordpress blog has been based on a CC licensed theme.. 29 Responses to About.. proslaviy says:.. September 17th, 2008 at 12:34 am.. Hi, how I can send PM?.. coward says:.. October 7th, 2008 at 9:46 am.. It would ve been nice if there where some mail-address or similar to contact the projects leader(s) regarding different things not supposed to be written in comments and the like.. Like a humble request for updates.. Magicalmel83 says:.. December 23rd, 2008 at 3:04 am.. what is the aim and goals of this game,me and a friend have both downloaded it and are unable to figure out what the aim is and what we are supposed to do.. Injuffunparee.. December 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm.. hello it is test.. WinRAR provides the full RAR and ZIP file support, can decompress CAB, GZIP, ACE and other archive formats.. wdqhficawqbcrumsuprnubtsbbijjeqtilthello.. BlusuankGainsoscix says:.. January 2nd, 2009 at 7:25 pm.. gqitdxwfphkyhpwzwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed.. naiden says:.. January 8th, 2009 at 8:11 pm.. Can the team say wich linux used while developing and where i can find some dovumentation on how to install and configure all the stuff.. anonymous.. January 12th, 2009 at 12:35 am.. Hi Naiden, I always like to see the credits in the end of the movies  ...   i play?.. what are the controls?.. Mikuro.. February 26th, 2009 at 3:16 am.. @jonathan, do you mean 4gb of ram? thats quite a lot for a P4 machine.. my guess is your graphics card is not supported.. Check to make sure your card has enough vram (memory) and high enough pixel shader version.. T.. O.. February 27th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.. I ve wandered your site and still have no idea what the hell who or what Yo Frankie is, besides a game.. I m not downloadinf jack without some visuals, descriptions, general plot or something.. martin says:.. February 28th, 2009 at 5:23 pm.. After all the effort that went into greating this awesome free game, somebody really should create a.. DEB package and include it into Ubuntu so that people can install and play the game easily! A lot of people find it hard to download ZIP files, extract files, chmod to make things executable and so on.. If someone knows how to create.. DEB files please help out here:.. https://bugs.. launchpad.. net/ubuntu/+bug/311938.. March 2nd, 2009 at 6:12 am.. Everyone that cares what T.. downloads, raise your hand.. jamjamnorman.. March 2nd, 2009 at 7:13 am.. Not me.. shawn.. June 13th, 2009 at 1:02 am.. How do I run and play the game?.. June 27th, 2009 at 6:14 pm.. Hello the founder of yo frankie i would like to ask u a few questions and please send me an.. e-mail , could u give me ur e-mail address and tell me how u made this game because i would like to use blender and make a game but please reply as soon as possible.. THANKYOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CO-OPERATION.. RIDWAAN FARAH.. snaring says:.. August 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm.. thank you from Russia, nice work!.. please, delete the comments 28,29,30 and from 40 to 74 - spam.. Digitalos says:.. August 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 am.. Hello, I couldn t see how to send my thanks, so I thought to leave a reply here.. I just worked through one of your tutorials (low poly tree) and it was just pure awesome, thanks very much, I learned an absolute ton.. All the best and I hope you guys do really well.. hugodecasta says:.. December 31st, 2009 at 3:27 pm.. Hello!I am a french boy but know spike english.. I have download your game and it is a very good game (the best).. I wille encourage you for your futur games.. Bye.. Hugo.. jeuxenligne.. January 27th, 2010 at 6:34 pm.. bonne info, cela va me plaire merci.. Omar Duarte says:.. February 13th, 2010 at 5:52 am.. I have no idea on how to install this on MAC OS X.. Can someone please help!.. miles.. March 18th, 2010 at 4:31 pm.. it very cool the best from blender ever.. hope your guy will create a better 3D game in soon.. jamie Arbuckle says:.. June 4th, 2010 at 7:51 am.. how do you change the resolution?.. John Dovey.. September 15th, 2011 at 4:52 am.. Hi,.. Please could you clean out the spam?.. I have installed Yo Frankie on Ubuntu, but I have no idea how to play the game.. Where should I look next?.. John.. Menno says:.. July 31st, 2012 at 10:28 pm.. Screenshots look promising, so download from Ubuntu repositories and install.. Try to run the game:.. TexFace Convert: Material Material.. TF.. 1026 created.. Warning: material signpost_bolts skipped - to convert old game texface to material go to the Help menu.. Segmentation fault (core dumped).. Ubuntu 12.. 04 64-bit, Intel Core i3 2120, 8GB RAM, Nvidia ENGT430 1GB.. Any ideas?.. DANIEL says:.. October 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 am.. ****************************************************.. I have a problem starting Yo Frankie!.. please contact me.. ___________________________________________________________.. Warning: Material signpost_bolts skipped - to convert old game texface materials to go to the Help menu.. Segmentation fault.. -.. Linux Mint Maya - 2x Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.. 00GHz - GeForce 8400GS/PCIe/SSE2.. BillWans says:.. November 29th, 2012 at 6:16 pm.. Great game, great team! This has inspired me to use blender even more.. thanks!.. Kursus Web Design.. November 8th, 2013 at 9:41 am.. Terima kasih atas informasinya sangat kreatif dan inspiratif.. Salam..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Press
    Descriptive info: In.. this presskit.. you will find the Yo Frankie! logo in high/low resolution and with/without transparency (PNG).. As well as a version of the logo in.. svg (Scalable Vector Graphics).. Young Scandinavian Game Developers go Open Source!, July 2008.. Blender Institute used as a case studie.. After producing the open movies Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny, the Blender Institute is getting into games with the new Project Apricot.. Here you can read the full article.. 3D World, August 2008.. Control Magazine, July 2008 Issue 7.. Met Apricot open source gameproject zet het Blender Institute de eerste stappen op het gebied van gamesdevelopment.. Doel: een volwaardige, gratis alternatief voor gamemakers.. Nu.. nl, December 4th 2007.. Het Nederlandse.. Blender.. brengt begin 2008 s werelds eerste open source game op het net.. Iedereen met verstand van zaken kan met  ...   this be the formule for a successful game? This we will find out very soon.. The software is Blender and Crystal Space.. And the team: will be announced soon.. Also visit the digital version of Control.. control-online.. nl/.. Or visit the website of NLGD (Dutch games days).. nlgd.. nl/nlgd2007/.. 3 Responses to Press.. December 23rd, 2008 at 3:02 am.. Me and a friend have both downloaded this game, but what the hell are you supposed to do, and what it the aim of the game.. ckt1g3r says:.. December 29th, 2008 at 10:25 pm.. hello from Portugal , i must say this is work of professionals , great work , personally i love platforms games , my congratulations.. ckt1g3r.. ScotXW says:.. September 21st, 2013 at 4:14 pm.. What is the license of the Presskit? Creative Commons? Which one?..

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    Descriptive info: Download and Play Yo Frankie! no matter if you re on.. GNU.. /.. Linux.. Windows.. , or.. OSX.. The game is available in two different Game Engines.. Blender Game Engine.. Watch Yo Frankie! BGE Gameplay demo.. at YouTube.. the.. zip.. file of Yo Frankie! for all platforms.. (~120 Mb).. org/apricot/yofrankie_bge.. svn repo https://svn.. org/svnroot/yofrankie/trunk.. Browse.. the source files!.. graphicall.. /yofrankie/game.. Press.. F1.. during the game to see the controls.. For opening the files or playing the game, use.. Blender 2.. Files are compatible with newer versions but gameplay is not.. Download and Info available at this blogpost:.. yofrankie.. org/?p=377.. GNU/Linux and Windows only.. Tutorials and Videos.. All the documentation included on the.. DVD.. will also be available here as they are uploaded.. Yo Frankie! Blender Game Engine Logic.. explanation and examples.. Online at blender.. org Wiki, click here to go!.. VideoTutorial:.. Library Linking.. - [03:44].. Grouping and Linking objects, workflow used in Apricot that allows multiple users to work and share models, lights, materials, etc.. Level Template Creation.. - [05:45].. Once you grouped them, you have to make something out of it! This tutorial explains how to create a level from scratch.. Texture Splatting in Real Time.. - [04:03].. Thanks to the GLSL capabilities that Blender now  ...   Change the mood and feel of a level by adding ambient colors.. New Features in the IPO Editor.. - [07:20].. Learn what the new features are in Blender’s IPO curves editor.. Baking Shadow Maps.. - [04:41].. Bake shadow maps to greatly enhance the look and feel of your levels and assets.. Part 1 of 5: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. - [20:12].. Part 2 of 5: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. - [14:59].. Part 3 of 5: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. - [18:19].. Part 4 of 5: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. - [26:28].. Part 5 of 5: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. - [11:04].. Expand Yo Frankie!.. Yo Frankie! (BGE) is now part of.. Blender Projects.. , that means that you can make and share your own levels, characters, whatever! and also help in the development and maintenance of the game.. Project Page:.. http://projects.. org/projects/yofrankie/.. Check out SVN:.. svn checkout https://svn.. org/svnroot/yofrankie.. ~300meg uncompressed.. Please remember that by.. getting the DVD.. you re directly supporting future Blender Foundation s projects like this, as well as Blender s development itself.. Yo Frankie! is licensed under the.. Creative Commons Attribution license 3.. The attribution is:.. Comments are closed..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » YoFrankie 1.1
    Descriptive info: Saturday, July 4th, 2009 at 5:52 pm.. 57 Responses to YoFrankie 1.. tatsuyame says:.. July 4th, 2009 at 9:23 pm.. Unfortunately, there are still some bugs involving movement.. When using my gamepad, Frankie constantly moves forward, while turning to the left.. When using my keyboard, I cannot turn left while running, though I can turn right.. (A temporary work around is to rapidly alternately tap the left and up arrow keys; this makes him turn left, but keeps him ready to continue the running animation when up is pressed).. For reference purposes, I m running Windows Vista SP2 32 bit, Blender 2.. 49a, and my gamepad is the Fightpad from Mad Catz.. As for the good, I ve experienced a MASSIVE speed boost, the game is playable at 30fps with full eye candy turned on (and on my rig it wasn t before).. Great job guys!.. Sammi says:.. July 4th, 2009 at 9:38 pm.. Runs in blender and blenderplayer 2.. 49a in osx on my Macbook Pro aluminium, but I can t select any menu item.. I can use the arrow buttons to cycle between the options, I just can t choose anything.. Tried all keyboard buttons.. Looking forward to trying the new levels.. Mataii.. July 5th, 2009 at 1:18 am.. Nice to see an updated version of yofrankie to blender 2.. 49.. Thanks!!.. Just one question, why I cannot use the mouse to select any option of the game menu inside of blender?.. Felix says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 1:42 am.. Woot! I ve been waiting for this.. domkop says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 9:20 am.. What about the sound issues? Are those solved as well?.. Giovanni Lanfiuti says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 9:40 am.. Great!.. blendman.. July 5th, 2009 at 9:53 am.. Excellent ! Thank you this work, this a very good news.. MyGB.. July 5th, 2009 at 11:54 am.. Nice, but, any mirrors (downloading at 35Kb/s) ?.. Gallaecio.. July 5th, 2009 at 12:41 pm.. A torrent ould be great (I recommend it with big files, I mean, more than 5-10 MiB).. panzi says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 2:06 pm.. Erm, which button applies a selection again? I ve selected Play Game but no button on my joypad, keyboard or mouse seems to apply the selection in order to start the game.. July 5th, 2009 at 2:07 pm.. Oh, I got following message printed a lot of times to the shell:.. Python script error from controller menu_logic#CONTR#3 :.. Traceback (most recent call last):.. File /home/panzi/software/yofrankie_1_1_bge/levels/menu_scripts/select.. py , line 200, in main.. menu_activate(cont, own, items[act], items).. py , line 70, in menu_activate.. if portal in portal_ob: # check for a spesific object.. TypeError: argument of type KX_GameObject is not iterable.. July 5th, 2009 at 2:13 pm.. Replacing:.. foo in portal_ob.. with:.. portal_ob.. has_key( foo ).. in:.. yofrankie_1_1_bge/levels/menu_scripts/select.. py.. did help.. July 5th, 2009 at 3:42 pm.. I can t start a game.. Nothing is reacting on the title screen.. Using linux amd64 version.. Traceback:.. rik@Arcturus:~/Games/YoFrankie/yofrankie_1_1a_bge$.. /yofrankie-linux-x86_64.. bin.. guessing.. bin == /home/erik/Games/YoFrankie/yofrankie_1_1a_bge/.. bin.. argv[0] =.. Detected GL_ARB_texture_env_combine.. Detected GL_ARB_texture_cube_map.. Detected GL_ARB_multitexture.. Detected GL_ARB_shader_objects.. Detected GL_ARB_vertex_shader.. Detected GL_ARB_fragment_shader.. Detected GL_ARB_vertex_program.. Detected GL_ARB_depth_texture.. Detected GL_EXT_separate_specular_color.. read library: lib //.. /chars/butterfly.. blend.. /chars/frankie.. /chars/frankie_actions.. /chars/bird.. read library: lib //momo_actions.. read library: lib //frankie_actions.. Warning, sensor menu_delay has lost a link to a controller (link 2 of 3) from object menu_logic.. possible causes are partially appended objects or an error reading the file,logic may be incorrect.. Warning, sensor menu_delay could not find its controller (link 3 of 3) from object menu_logic.. there has been an error converting the blender controller for the game engine,logic may be incorrect.. Warning, sensor sensor2 has lost a link to a controller (link 1 of 1) from object butterfly_logic.. File /home/erik/Games/Yo Frankie/yofrankie_1_1a_bge/levels/menu_scripts/select.. autum says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 4:01 pm.. doesnt work for me, no selection in the menu is possible (panzi: cant get your diff).. walo says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 7:30 pm.. great!!!!! this is just i ve been waiting for.. July 5th, 2009 at 8:29 pm.. here my changes in unified diff format:.. py 2009-06-12 15:25:49.. 000000000 +0200.. +++ yofrankie_1_1_bge-patched/levels/menu_scripts/select.. py 2009-07-05 15:12:09.. 875551232 +0200.. @@ -67,13 +67,13 @@.. blend_name = scene_name = target_name =.. - if portal in portal_ob: # check for a spesific object.. + if portal_ob.. has_key( portal ): # check for a spesific object.. target_name = portal_ob['portal'].. - if portal_blend in portal_ob:.. has_key( portal_blend ):.. blend_name = portal_ob['portal_blend'] # No way to check if this really matches up to a scene.. - if portal_scene in portal_ob:.. has_key( portal_scene ):.. scene_name = portal_ob['portal_scene'] # No way to check if this really matches up to a scene.. July 5th, 2009 at 8:32 pm.. Ok, that screwed up the whitespaces.. Here you can download the patch:.. http://twoday.. tuwien.. ac.. at/pub/files/yofrankie_1_1_bge.. mbue says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 9:05 pm.. I ve tried the 32 bit and the 64 bit version under Linux and I can only get the menu (and thus the actual game) working in the 32bit version.. The 32 bit version seems to work fine though.. @autum Seems to be the same problem as yours - did you use the 64 bit binary?.. Martin.. Kennethrealpe says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 9:21 pm.. python from blender.. Bruno says:.. July 5th, 2009 at 11:47 pm.. There is still that stupid error that Player 1 is set to joystick control as default which makes this game unplayable for me (It is hard to play this with steering  ...   in the package or anything about the media, can you include it? Thanks!.. DaVince says:.. July 18th, 2009 at 8:42 pm.. I posted a fairly big comment before and it got eaten, possibly by the spam system.. [i]Great[/i].. Nice to see a new release, hope it runs a bit faster on my vastly underpowered Eee PC now.. Jochen says:.. July 24th, 2009 at 2:17 pm.. Hi, the game is really great, thank you very much and keep up the good work!.. I was particularly struck by the levels nut and lighthouse.. I would like to request the following thins:.. - the camera work isn t ideal, so I request to control the camera with the mouse and run with keyboard (w,a,s,d), like the most role playing games do it.. - the artificial intelligence of the enemies suspend sometimes; e.. g.. the animals hang on objects.. Besides perhaps it would make sense to move the development of YoFrankie to a famous OpenSource plattform like Launchpad, because I think it the project will get more attention and it would make it easier to write bug reports.. skarmiglione says:.. July 24th, 2009 at 11:25 pm.. I wanna know what about the crystal space? the next time you do a open game use ogre3d please.. , in other way i am writing now a little document analyzing the points what i think the game have holes of entertainment, i wanna do a few modifications on it, if somebody are interested contact me please.. countryboy says:.. August 12th, 2009 at 5:00 am.. Hi there! I m downloading Yo! Frankie at this moment.. I found Yo! Frankie when I accidentally enter to downloadsquad.. com site and it caught my attention to try it lol.. Anyway, I hope it doesn t give me any problem after I downloaded it, the Blender and Python though.. I ve watch its tutorial at YouTube and I m really excited to play iy.. XD Best open source 3D game so far! Good luck!.. August 12th, 2009 at 10:49 am.. I m back! Aw, I have problem regarding with the game.. I ve done downloading the Blender (newest version) and Python, now when I click Play! I get inside the game BUT after that it hung up.. I waited for at least 30 minutes but nothing happened.. In fact, I ve tried it fir third time but again, same thing happened.. Any help guys? I want to play it asap lol.. I m new to Yo! Frankie btw.. Thanks!.. Damian.. August 12th, 2009 at 11:38 pm.. Havn t tried it yet, it s downloading right now.. I m so excited!.. Catalin.. August 28th, 2009 at 12:58 pm.. I have this error on Fedora 10:.. warning: could not open /usr/share/yofrankie-bge/levels/start_menu.. /usr/bin/blenderplayer: line 7: 2665 Aborted /usr/bin/blenderplayer.. bin $@.. j0pine4 says:.. October 31st, 2009 at 8:34 pm.. I was just wondering, why did u stop production on the crystal space version of the game?.. Confused Newbie says:.. November 18th, 2009 at 12:04 am.. Okay, I got the.. blend files, now how do I get it to run without the **** lines and everything, like outside the edit thing!!!! I m fairly new to blender so I don t understand the game engine very well HELP!!! : (.. sleeballs.. January 7th, 2010 at 3:33 am.. i dwnloded a wile ago but between levels it is real slow.. any help???.. Justme says:.. January 10th, 2010 at 12:41 pm.. This game makes no sense! lol.. I just walked around picking up acorn for about 5 mintues then quit because I didn t get the point.. Other than that, I saw HUGE potential in the MMORPG genre.. WindPower says:.. February 22nd, 2010 at 9:48 am.. This joystick thing is really stupid.. I don t even have a Joystick, but the laptop s accelerometer is detected as one.. Had to remove the joystick kernel module to get it to work, as arpu suggested.. Jeux.. April 5th, 2010 at 9:52 pm.. Wow , great thanks a lot !.. Scott.. August 13th, 2011 at 3:40 pm.. Great job! Blender is such a fantastic piece of software.. gabriele says:.. September 30th, 2011 at 5:07 pm.. Chinese are everywhere.. they re suggesting you specify what subversion folder fits newest blender versions.. Samuraidave says:.. October 20th, 2011 at 5:36 am.. With the recent release of blender 2.. 6 I hope to see an update soon.. It is a great distraction when i need it.. anton.. October 30th, 2011 at 2:15 pm.. blenderplayer yo_frankie_stub.. game is starting blue sky and sound but no game menu ?.. T says:.. November 17th, 2011 at 8:49 am.. ***** Is YoFrankie project DEAD ? *****.. The lastest release was in July, 2009 !!!.. The game has a lot of bugs and doesn t work well for me and my friends.. WAS THE PROJECT ABANDONED ??.. April 10th, 2012 at 12:23 am.. The project is long finished.. It may be updated in the future but as it stands the final product is a 2.. 49a-compatible game demo rough around all of its edges.. Of course it s open source as you know, so anyone can update this to make it compatible with 2.. 6 and fix any bugs.. Pit.. December 7th, 2012 at 11:22 am.. it will be good for game-engine users, to have a 2.. 6 version compatible.. Now, it s an hard way to understand how to use blender game engine without this project.. Thanks to let game-engine alive!..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Archive for Apricot Press
    Descriptive info: Author Archive.. Oct.. 08.. 2008.. YoFrankie BGE Gameplay Update.. Its close to release and were finalizing the levels, cleaning up the files and removing smaller glitches.. however there are some things that we didn t post about because we were too busy.. Behind the exciting GLSL shaders, along with the funny animations and pretty scenery we did manage to get some gameplay in.. Here s  ...   you can expect to see.. It might also come as news to some of you that you can play a second player - Momo - Thanks to Moraes Junior ‘mangojambo’ for making the character and all animations to match Frankies.. For more information on gamelogic and examples the DVD will include , see the.. ApricotBgeLogic Wiki.. Download the OGG Theora (32meg).. Youtube video.. 30 Comments..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Archive for Apricot Press
    Descriptive info: Archive for the Apricot Press Category.. Dec.. 09.. Yo Frankie! Online Release!.. Behold.. Yo Frankie!.. Online.. ! Both the binaries and the whole production tree are available in.. format and also browsable via web.. So go to the.. page and start playing the game, playing with the source files, or open the blend files in Blender 2.. 48a and do.. both.. !.. A big new is that Yo Frankie! is now part of.. , this means that you can make and share your own levels, characters, whatever! and also help in the development and maintenance of the game, so we can all play Yo Frankie! in future Blender versions.. VideoTutorials uploaded so far:.. - Library Linking.. - Level Template Creation.. - Texture Splatting in Real  ...   Editor.. - 5 Part Series: Modeling and Texturing a Low Poly Tree.. check the download page:.. org/download.. (now with an easier-to-remind URL.. ).. That s all folks!.. Thanks for everything,.. The Apricot Open Game Crew.. 134 Comments.. Nov.. 14.. DVDs arrived!.. ton.. The long wait is almost over, today the dvds were delivered to the Blender Institute.. Tomorrow we ll pack them all for our sponsors/customers, monday it gets picked up by the Global Mail service.. Delivery is usually 2-4 days for countries close, 1 week for rest of Europe, 2 weeks for USA and rest of world.. In case you ve moved to another place after ordering, make sure the e-shop knows! (Mail shop at blender.. org order number and new address).. -Ton-.. 90 Comments..

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  • Title: Yo Frankie! - Apricot Open Game Project » Yo Frankie! New BGE Video
    Descriptive info: Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 at 1:29 pm.. 21 Responses to Yo Frankie! New BGE Video.. Christopher Allan Webber.. May 19th, 2009 at 3:28 pm.. Great news!.. Dusty says:.. May 20th, 2009 at 1:13 pm.. This is great news!!.. Are you going to be working with the Twilight 22 project for future BGE improvements?.. Bigbob.. May 21st, 2009 at 9:09 am.. after chcanges done on BGE in 2.. 47-2.. 48 I was incredibly happy.. But it is going even further, I can´t believe it.. It seems that BGE will soon catch up with some commercial game engines.. p.. s.. If there will be a third edition of blender gamekit (the book) becouse of theese updates I will buy it.. May 22nd, 2009 at 2:20 am.. Good to see things like this, very good improvements in the Blender Game Engine!.. Cheers!.. Derevokas.. May 23rd, 2009 at 7:47 am.. Просто замечательно - очень интересные мысли.. Cederash.. May 23rd, 2009 at 5:04 pm.. Спасибо за Ваш труд!!.. question says:.. May 26th, 2009 at 6:26 am.. when i load up yo frankie the controls are for the joystick and i cant seem to change them,is there anyway to play it with a keyboard?.. Aderevit.. May 27th, 2009 at 7:18 am.. Здорово!.. June 1st, 2009 at 3:15 pm.. the actual svn revision (52) doesn t work with the new version 2.. Will that be fixed?.. Филимон Семенов.. June 25th, 2009 at 12:30 pm.. 123.. Bigbob says:.. June 27th, 2009 at 9:59 am.. 456..  ...   its users.. Violence.. December 29th, 2009 at 5:26 am.. this gives me hope i finally see something of quality in a graphic game for blender3d now all i need to see still is for someone to incorporate the mmo pieces of blender to sell me on it the graphics are awesome cant wait to start school in january to learn the beginning steps of animation and after 2 years ill have animation and C++ programing under my belt.. and hopefully ill start on a game project along the way not sure if im gonna do blender 3ds or maya yet though.. Newesrit.. January 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 am.. Article written ochentochno.. In other words, and not say.. DeathPoland.. January 11th, 2010 at 10:41 pm.. Oh nice.. I hope that the game will be as good as the video:).. Alexander (miniSun) says:.. January 25th, 2010 at 12:46 pm.. Very cool.. Game Engine looks like Fable ||.. paul says:.. May 16th, 2010 at 11:25 pm.. Hey,.. I got a problem when I go to the menu screen I can t go further because it don t see a mouse.. Because of this I can t select anything.. Can somebody please help me out?.. Mark says:.. December 9th, 2010 at 8:34 am.. Wow, I must say that I am impressed with the level of detail that is in this game! I honestly didn t think that it would be THIS good!.. Usama says:.. September 6th, 2012 at 8:39 am.. Impressed.. !..

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    Descriptive info: Aug.. 16.. Environment update, shadow maps!.. Here are the latest environment shots from the island and the lava levels, with shadow maps(shadows+ao), and props all around like grass that s the wrong color green, flowers, mushrooms, logs, etc.. There are things that still need to be finished, like fx(note the lava platforms are supported now!), water, lighting, sky, and animated WATER.. Make some noise if you d like to see Brecht add a decent alternative to animation maps for animated textures! No promises, but he s thinking about it.. I ll finish up with these levels this weekend and then next week is a big week.. Everything starts getting wrapped up into a complete package.. Pablo starts working on documentation, Campbell is finishing up with enemy AI, and now we ve even got pesky rats running around! Moraes Junior (aka mangojambo) has been making brilliant animations and will continue with this too.. Next week we ll be posting a video or two showing some special effects and gameplay.. 73 Comments.. Who likes lava?.. Production with the bge is taking off.. We re really motivated by how enthusiastically the blender community received the news about using the bge in this project.. I ve had my doubts as to how many people were actually interested in the bge, but evidently there are a quite lot of you.. Make more noise!.. We re making all new levels for the bge game, and we re bringing in new characters.. Campbell is finishing up the game logic for Frankie, and then shifts focus to implementing enemies and animals to bully.. By the beginning of August we ll be wrapping this game up into a complete package with menus, etc.. We ve also gone over the animation submissions! The animations we decided on using in the game are:.. Marcus Feital s Sleep Idle.. Mango Jambo s Show Off Idle.. Joshua Huf s throwing and minor damage.. Glenn Melenhorst s run cycle.. Thanks guys! Great work.. Mango Jambo, for crediting you, is that your real name, because that would be awesome.. Now below are some wip screenshots from our first level in the bge.. The environment is missing enemies, plants, ground props, special effects, and all importantly, shadow/ambient occlusion maps.. 74 Comments.. Jun.. 27.. Animate Frank!.. UPDATE:.. Tomorrow there will be an update with those animations we ll be including.. Thanks for all the contributions, you guys are doing awesome, keep going! There s also been a few questions,  ...   to the blend file in this post in the comments below.. We ll look at all of the entries and if your animation is awesome, we ll include it in the game and you ll get a spot in the credits.. We won t be able to be the director to everyone making animations, so only animators whose work we include will receive a reply.. When you post your work, be sure to leave your name and email address.. All work that s sent to us and is included in the game will be released under the same license as the game, Creative Commons 3.. 0 Attribution.. Some animations we have are placeholders that need to be redone, so look through the actions list in the blend file and find one you think would be fun to redo, and do it.. Here s a list of some of the animations we really need though.. As far as style for animation goes, we re looking for fun and exaggerated animations.. Idle(fun stuff, scratching his ass, etc.. ).. Jump.. Double Jump(front flip, wing flap for boost, etc).. Getting hurt(minor damage).. Getting hit(impacted, rammed into).. Shimmy left and right while hanging on ledge.. Falling(dropping down from a high place).. Throwing nuts.. 75 Comments.. 25.. Shadow Baking!.. More awesome blender dev.. It s there at last, the bake panel has existed far too long without the shadow bake option.. Thanks Cambo! The plan for the BGE game is to use dynamic shadows for the character, and bake shadows for the level.. Note the quad split option in the image above.. Blender s baking needed an option for quad splitting as well.. Internally, most systems will split a quad into 2 triangles, and blender s no exception.. It checks for non-planar (bent) quads and splits them in the direction that gives the least distortion.. While good for rendering models, this causes a problem for baking because the split direction can differ from the one used to display and export.. One solution is to triangulate all faces before baking and exporting, but this isn t ideal since it would loose the edge loop topology and make models harder to edit later.. To make matters more confusing, graphics card don t all split quads the same way, but many game engines just convert to triangles when exporting.. Campbell was also kind enough to add this option to split quads in a predictable manner (0,1,2) (.. ) etc.. 29 Comments..

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