Unity3D is amazing, great, wonderful etc etc
And then you get all excited about having spent all year reading and learning C# in depth like a boss. Having read the entire Unity manual, 100's of articles.... 1000's of articles....
And then... aaaand then... you can't even figure out how to draw a simple rounded rectangle on the screen to make a button. Basic things you take for granted in Flash completely missing in Unity. As Unity really is more of an operating system for making things. And so off you must head to the asset store and goole to find someone else's code to solve this. And then you find dozens of approaches, some long ago abandoned and longer updated, and the best ones no longer developed as Unity snatched the debs up and employed them! How is drawing a simple shape so complicated!
In any case, I decided to create a rounded rectangle in vector style using no bitmap data, found Vectrosity was super good at turn lines into polygons that then draw on the screen to look like well... lines. Nicked some kind to draw circles, put them together in a class and tadda the rounded rectangle drawing class was born:
And yah it has a glitch in it, but otherwise good job team me only took me several days of googling and trying to find a compromise
Ok now to just draw it the size I want and make it fit the width of the screen on ipad/ios etc etc...
Seriously... ok this too is hard apparently!
Which sprite / UI manager do I use, NGUI, SpriteManager, EZGUI..... on and on, oh Unity is bring out a new GUI system... they said a year ago... ok can't wait for that
Screw it, made my own Transform like class with relative scaling, positioning and all that fancy jazz. Took longer than I thought... many days arguably wasted
Now I need to draw my Logo, but at a different location and scale depending on the screen size, screen dpi.. orientation... oh god, what can of worms is this....
So I write that by having multiple copies of my special Transform and a script that picks which one of those to use based on criteria....
And there you have it, several weeks to get my logo and a rounded rectangle drawn to the screen exactly where I want it
This while making a game thing... could end up taking quite some time I think :-S
In the process made some weird looking stuff!
First attempt at rounded rectangle created some weird bacon like creations:
Playtime with procedurally rounded rectangles!, Oh the fun I have:
Tinkered with making 3D looking text:
There are a total of 0 books on advanced Unity 3D with C#
I mean... seriously, what are you doing learning Unity if you need this bit explaining this verbosely:
That explanation did not need to take up that much space
Speaking of learning to code, it is funny to think how far I have come, even if it feels like I am not moving sometimes
Not long ago something like this would have made me quite emotional:
And now it just makes me screw my face up a bit
( it was complaining because I was using a nullable values represented by question marks. Your chance of figuring that out if you just started C# about the same as == null ?? -1
While a dead end due to technical limitations amongst other things, I enjoyed exploring the visual style of what I cam to call 'Lumen'
Here are some of the explorations
Here are some of the explorations
Ok it is apparent writing to this journal of randomness is not something I do often enough, in fact add that to the long list of things I don't do enough
Exercise, Travel, Work etc etc
And all the things I haven't done, checked off, got round to reading, watching, listening to and playing
Vast, easily 1000's of times greater than the usable years in a single life
Life very much is becoming more apparently stream like, where you dip in, versus a list of things you check off and 'achieve'
Still this realization helps me little, either in figuring out what I am to do tomorrow, or the equally bewildering question of what on earth it was I even did yesterday
Ah but how the last 12 months have been fun, so so fun
LetterPress = TimeVampire
Igloo is no more
Aww my moms diet dinner on the right... very sad:
looks like ebay changed It's logo
its not often companies are this bold
They say it 'reflects a dynamic future' whatever the fuck that means
it feels so boutique now
creative use of color again also, reminds me of past masters in logo design:
And MSFTS 'new' logo, inspired:
It's like a terribly boring conspiracy, the year of the ANTI logo
I still love how deftly MSFT joined the f and the t, it really changes it from just a bunch of letters taken directly from a boring font, and turns it into a work of art, week labouring over the exact shade of grey to infuse the type with.
At least google has a good excuse for having a shit logo, it was free
Lol looks like I'm not alone in making this granted rather obvious connection:
*starts to hyperventilate* *breaks glass and takes an emergency look at the one true logo, one to rule them all*
Yah I'm a fan boi, what evs
Here are some other logo's getter better:
And best logo ever:
What did you see, I saw a temple in front of a big red sun....