Champion Circuit and first look at kart driving

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Since getting back from our holiday hiatus, we have been working on our vehicle physics as well as a new track to test them on. Here is a look at another new track, Champion Circuit, as well as a preliminary glimpse at the basic implementation of our driving model using Bullet physics. Still lots of things to come! Click here to see the video in higher resolution on vimeo.


Zero Gear - Champion Circuit from marshmonkey on Vimeo.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The physics look really smooth. I want to drive! The track looks great (a little almost out of place in comparison to all of you guys's other themes). This video pops!

Brian Cronin said...

You have no idea how long it took me to get the physics looking that smooth, countless hours :(...

But in the end it was all worth it :)

Pau said...

Great video. The game looks really great, and fun to play... It made me want to play the old Mario Kart again.
One thing that bothered me though is the head of the little dude moving too much for little movements. Maybe smoothing that out depending on the amount of time the user has been steering, and popping it back smoothly to the neutral position will make it look better. That was just nitpicking though, it looks really great.

David Marsh said...

you are totally right Pau, that is actually something we wanted to address before we posted this video but we ran out of time! Hopefully you will see the head turning closer to what you are describing in the next video.

Another thing we were close to implementing but couldn't polish off in time for this video was a shadow being cast from the kart, so look out for that in the future too!

lowpoly said...

looks fantastic guys, glad to see this coming along so well

L. said...

Awesome!
nice work guys. Hope to play it soon.

Gorion said...

looks really good guys :) Allthough i kinda got the feeling that the game does not run smoothly. or thats just the head screwing things over :)

Brian Cronin said...

The head "twitching" might make it seem not as smooth but it is very smooth in game. It might just be the video. I noticed the video looking a bit jerky on another computer the other day...