[DIS] Isometric monsters

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[DIS] Isometric monsters

Post by Rotonen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:34 am

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RO also took the shortcut of drawing the monsters in only two directions:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i15/A ... G/Maya.png

Which works rather well in their freely rotated 3D environment. Could also work for us and potentially ease drawing monsters as a whole, but do we want to completely revamp our current monster scheme?

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Post by Crush » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:51 am

No, monsters drawn in isometric perspective would not look good in our strictly orthogonal game world.

It would not even be a net work reduction because the 33% frames you save are nullified by the additional effort it takes to draw sprites in isometric perspective instead of orthogonal.
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Re: [DIS] Isometric monsters

Post by Rotonen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:10 pm

Instead of bringing this up, we could just have swept the remark under the carpet without reacting to it as I intended.

I merely reinforced your point of "professionals take a lot of shortcuts, we should be intelligent about them too".

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