Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Coming Soon - My OpenGL Particle Engine



Got a start on this over the weekend, and will probably spend some time on it New Year's day. Right now, the basic functionality and physics work, but it only supports simple point drawing - no shapes or texture mapping. I'm also working on recycling the particles rather than constantly allocating and freeing the memory.

I have no idea how this is going to perform on an actual device - I've been working on the simulator so far, but I will be curious to see what these little machines can do when I start adding textures, transparencies and the rest.

Oh, and Happy New Year, everybody.



5 comments:

Stephen said...

Oh, yes. "I want to go to there!" Looks beautiful so far. Thinking of getting the 2G iPod Touch to take advantage of the supposedly faster hardware.

Appreciate your fantastic work here...even if it's a struggle to keep up with you :D

papillon68 said...

Hi Jeff, I have a question: do you ever sleep ? LOL
I am amazed by the quality and quantity of the projects you work on, keep up this excellent work !

Eric Busch said...

Looks like you're going to make me have a great start to 2009. :)

Sara Reid said...

The variables xspeed and yspeed allow us to control the direction of the tail. xspeed will be added to the current speed a particle is travelling on the x axis. The reason I say 'MORE' in a specific direction is because other factors affect the direction our particle travels. xspeed and yspeed help to move the particle in the direction we want.

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