• Freejam Chris

Testing The Limitations Of Building - Dev Blog #32

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

We’ve been doing some experiments to investigate the limits of our current building system in Techblox and how we can work towards improving it further throughout development.

One of the experiments was to figure out how much scaling, rotating and skewing would be required, using some of our planned shapes, to build a standard car like a Toyota Camry that looks OK and has reasonable proportions. In order to do this we built a vehicle in Blender out of several blocks which are scaled and skewed in place.

This has highlighted some concerns that we plan on addressing… For example, a lot of awkward proxy building and skewing of plates would be required to make something like the windscreen and windows of the cabin.

The video below is an example of what could be built within Techblox and uses default shapes that have been scaled, rotated and skewed. The only shape that is custom when creating this vehicle are the wheel arches.

We choose the Toyota Camry in this experiment because it is one of the world’s most popular everyday sedan style cars.

A playable Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Alpha is now available! Make sure to visit our home page at http://www.techblox.com/ to sign up to play it!

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