MERMAID HEAVY INDUSTRIES IS HAPPY TO REVEAL WE ARE A FINALIST IN THE UBISOFT 2021 INDIE SERIES (FOR OUR GAME, WHICH WE CAN'T SHOW YOU YET BUT WE PROMISE IS REALLY COOL) https://toronto.ubisoft.com/2021/04/the-2021-ubisoft-indie-series-finalists/
This looks *more* interesting in VR, but not so much more interesting I feel like I've got something I can use #sdfidk
Postscript: Here are some gorgeous/awful images that came about when I was trying to debug something. I will not be explaining these.
Finally I also did some experiments with expanding Lovr's truetype MSDF shader to do outline and glow effects. This was the image I was happiest with even though it was a bug (a < should have been a >, so instead of the letter outline fading to transparent the "inside" fills the whole glyph quad). It has this great construction-paper-cutout feel (it's a small thing but I love the imperfection inside the "t", it looks like an ink smear) #sdfidk
Also did some first-step experiments with CRT/LED phosphor shaders and even in their simplest forms they went well (look at the moires on the 4th image here!). I wanna play with using SDF techniques + blurring to make surfaces that realistically blur into one slightly-chromatic-aberrated images at a distance but burst out into visible RGB phosphors up close, the way an actual old television would.
Spent the first part of this week working on expanding https://lovr.org 's Truetype/SDF font support to support pixel-art fonts. It went well. I am now one step closer to my dream of somehow making VR look as though you are watching the world itself on a busted VHS tape.
OCULUS QUEST GESTURE RECOGNITION DEMO: "FINGER GUNS"
SECOND TEST, OCULUS QUEST HAND-TRACKING SYSTEM WIRED IN TO HTTPS://LOVR.ORG ENGINE. COLORFUL FINGER TRAILS
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