Posted on November 15, 2008

  • Ok, I think I’m done tinkering now. As I mentioned last time, I wanted to rework “A New Dawn” using some of the new tools available to me in the latest version of Vue d’Esprit (released just last week). The new version is up now (the old version will remain available in the Pickle Jar).

    What’s different? Most noticably, the water now has “real” waves rather than being a flat plane. Beyond looking more realistic, the new waves (I think) can be animated which opens up some new avenues for animated wallpaper.

    I’ve also replaced the clouds with Vue’s new cloud technology (“Spectral 2.0”). This took quite a bit of tweaking, but I think these clouds look a little less chunky than the old ones. The lighting is also a little better (IMO) in this version, with a bit of the left side of the cave visable.

    All in all, I’m very pleased with the new version of Vue and I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to some brand new scenes. Expect a multi-screen version shortly and then it’s onward and upward.