I was hoping that the studio would be available again by now, but since it isn’t, I decided to try my hand at producing my own video using my own gear. I’m interested in what people think; is the audio quality okay? I don’t think it’s as crisp as the proper studio sound, but.. for a home production, perhaps not too bad?
I’d kill for a softbox and a supply of acoustic foam, though. :)
Show notes and addenda:
- For those in the professional industry, I should mention that making great game cameras is not a good way to try to get noticed by your boss; as I said in the episode, people only ever notice bad cameras; good cameras just blend into and improve a game without ever calling attention to themselves. This means that you can’t impress your boss by creating a great camera, as great cameras are invisible to people playing the game. If you want to get ahead in the industry, I recommend trying your hand at something more visible, instead (or in addition!).
- The alternate camera seen in the Asteroids demo is a “Lerp Follow”-type camera, which interpolates both the camera position and the camera’s facing, to attempt to face the same direction as the player.
- C++ source code for the testbed application seen in this episode is available from my public Subversion repository located here: http://www.vectorstorm.org/get-games/vectorstorm-test-harness-games/ Project files are provided for MSDev 2008 and for XCode.
- If you just want to see the C++ code for the various camera behaviours, you can see them directly within your web browser here: http://www.vectorstorm.org/svn/repos/VectorStorm/trunk/Games/CameraTest/CT_CameraScript.cpp