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Swimming Agent V3   C3DS   Doringo | 12/13/2016  log in to like post  2

typeMisc
authorGrendel_Man
version3.0
Made for the CCSF 2016 by Grendel Man! The description is as follows:

Grendel_Man wrote:
The latest and hopefully final improvement to my Swimming Agent. Swimming creatures should now move more naturally than before, and without randomly jumping up a level (or out of the metaroom). The downside is that they may take a little longer to start swimming, but you can't win them all.


 
 
Lurhstaap | 5/7/2017  log in to like post

After using it for a while, I'm in love with this! It might be my imagination, but their movements underwater look more precise and varied. Like, they're doing quick little motions and subtle changes in direction that I don't remember the others doing. Not that v2 was crude-looking in general, but this is definitely more graceful. They look less awkward when they make those sudden darts for prey, too. It looks more like a real predation rush and less like a graphic just zipping across the screen. Something about the motion is smoother, less jerky. Great work!
 
Grendel_Man | 5/6/2017  log in to like post

It was a separate project, more or less (although both this agent and the flying agent were based on the previous version of my swimming agent).
 
Lurhstaap | 5/6/2017  log in to like post

Is this related to that flying agent test you sent me a while back or is it totally new?
 
Mioonktoo | 4/8/2017  log in to like post

The wait time for the creatures to start swimming is well worth it, in my humble opinion. I agree its much more natural looking than ones before. I like how it makes the pearlmaids, at least the colortrue genomes anyway, seem more graceful when they're just floating at rest and when retreating.
I'd say its pretty well done!
 
Wingheart | 2/20/2017  log in to like post

The 'take a little longer to start swimming' thing sounds like it might help aquatics lay their eggs-they have to be not swimming to lay, and with the previous swimming agent they tend to start swimming halfway through laying so it takes them forever to lay even if you keep picking them up and putting them on the seafloor, and they also keep falling asleep instead of laying and so their pregnancies take forever.
 
Doringo | 12/14/2016  log in to like post

I've been trying this out a bit myself, it's really good! The swimming certainly looks more natural and seems to be much quicker too, looks less like the norn is just being elevated by a vehicle and more like they're moving towards where they need to go.


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