Daily Archives: April 2, 2020

Dimetrodon And Basics

This is Dimetrodon (level 4 area 1), and some of my best work on dinos in JE. He looks stunning, the high detail and solid vibrant color. Now, dime was a scavenger type. Top speed was 10 MPH, and scientific research reveals that the “sail fin” on his back was to warm his blood (most dinos in that era were cold blooded). So i made the sail fin colors a bit darker, as darker colors will absorb heat much better than light colors.

Dev info: when you grab a model asset for your game, or any asset, test it in a new project, DO NOT just import ANY asset till its been tested, and ALWAYS make up a backup of your game/project. I see peeps (alot) who dont backup their projects, import a bad asset, blam!, now the project is porked, (i have 4 backups, and 2 test servers).

You need to go through the model/asset completely, check rig, animations, import settings, LODS, materials/textures, etc. Once done, open the models texture, do any custom work, and adjust hue/saturation/sharpness (sometimes converting to “legacy colors” is needed, as it adds a more temperature/saturation type base).

Big Thnx, Site Update

1st thnx for the great comments from you guys, i really appreciate it. 2nd ive had like 20+ requests lately to post more about the actual dev process, dino factual info, etc, and how i do it all (hope alot of you are game devs, or inspiring devs), feel free to ask any questions.

I usually post dev stuff on the JE Unity Forum thread, and i dont want to bore anyone, lol, but starting this weekend ill be posting alot more inside dev info here.

And lastly JE…. there will be alot more coming to the game, hidden weapons, cut scenes, teleports, new hybrid dinos, and an ending i dont think ive ever seen in a game (that i know of).

One last thing, i wish i had more time to dedicate to the website but i just dont have it. Everything dev wise is going great, but im thinking i may have someone else head/take care of Enigmatic Games site, as this isnt the only game we will be releasing, and the next will have a team (3-6), so i deffinately wont have much time.

If im not at my regular FT job, im deving, 24-7, i dont stop, and never will, it only gets better 🙂 If anyone know someone who would like to take charge of the site, that would be great, cant pay anything till games release, but you wont be forgotten about 🙂

Look What I Found

I have a test server of JE set up for testing assets and experimentation with models, and look what i found (SS). I was deving him for the orig JE, hes rigged and textured, no annimations yet, so i played around with him for a bit. I may mod him to be a different hybrid, as i dont want to copy Jurrasic Park in any way, even the name cant be used (IndoRaptor).

If i decide to mod and use him in JE his name will be VRex, as the indoraptor was created from a velociraptor and a trex. I have alot of dino models im creating/modding, hes just another, lol. Just thought he was cool to see: