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Goxel editor

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:41 am
by yarro
A new open source editor (to me anyway) Goxel.
It makes voxel cubes and exports in object format and looks like a natural for BZFlag but I haven't tested in much yet.
I quickly made a very nice terrain tho by just scribbling with it.

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:45 am
by Zehra
Here's a link to the website, if I am not mistaken: guillaumechereau.github.io/goxel
I have seen some maps made which used a similar style and have considered creating one which could generate maps with a voxel theme.
My main concerns would be on how 'well' these maps would handle, as I assume they would possibly end up being laggy and jittery.
This is based on some experiments I've done and from what I've heard/read about within the forums and servers.
Still, the possibility of voxel maps is something I would look into closely.

-Zehra

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:08 am
by yarro
I'm no expert but speed has to do with the number of poygon meshes.
So I guess don't make too many voxels.
I built a level that was based on subdivisions of the standard layout on x,y axis and z axis was a jumping height so looks a lot like a voxel map you might build with this.

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:47 pm
by Zehra
I was able to find a thread which should be able to provide some insights: Box Vs Mesh

-Zehra

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:38 am
by yarro
My insight is that if you need a box or a mesh then output the voxel to that format, as voxels are cpu intensive as they run trig functions.
The Goxel app creates a boxy minecraft experience any way so save to the obj format and convert to mesh or use wings to convert obj to bzworld.
I may have missed somethig as I don't have a phd in computer science or graphics programming. :D

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:31 am
by allejo
Many export formats

Goxel can export to obj, pyl, magica voxel, png, qubicle, povray, and more.
From the project website, it supports exporting to OBJ. Take that OBJ, open it up in Wings 3D, export it to a .bzw. (or use modeltool) It's possible to use this to create bz maps.

With regards to lag, as mentioned in the post linked, it really depends on the number of faces the client needs to draw. So if you have a significantly high number of boxes, then it'll introduce lag. If you have significantly complicated meshes with a lot of faces, then it'll introduce lag. Really, just give it a try and see how much you can do before it becomes unplayable.

Re: Goxel editor

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:16 am
by yarro
Which is what I thought I just said. :)