The Ascent project had a bunch of upgrades these days, including better loading logic, a radar, pointer lock support and others. But the most important one certainly was decoupled input. I found it important enough to extract and polish it and create a separate GitHub repo for it. So, let me introduce you to decoupled-input!
Posts Categorized: Experiments in Web
UPDATE: This post was written for three.js revision 49. An updated post for newer revisions of three.js is here: Mouse-Picking Collada Models with three.js, Part II. Finding a Collada model that has been “clicked on” in a scene seems to be a common issue, and I’m getting quite some emails asking me about details. So
As I mentioned before, the THREE.js Ray class is not very optimized regarding memory usage. Of course, you should avoid expensive operations like ray casting, but it seems to be the cheapest way to detect if a given point is inside of a mesh. So you will eventually do a lot of ray casting in
One of the main missing things in Ascent is “Being able to shoot at things”. To solve this, the first question is “What to shoot?”. Ok, there are rockets. But what about the almost-unlimited-basic-weaponry? Many space games feature laser guns. But, lasers, if implemented they way they’d actually look like and work, are boring. Just
During the last month, I didn’t have much time to work on Ascent, mainly because of an awesome three week vacation in Italy. But there’s one tiny update I made that I find pretty important: moving from particles as scene “background” to a skybox.