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Flax Facts #10 – Scripts debugging

Feature Preview: Tool for Visual Studio Welcome back to the Flax Facts! Recently I’ve finished our brand new extension for Visual Studio (VS) that enables game scripts debugging. It’s definitely must have for every game programmer. It allows to debug and track code execution live. The plugin comes up with features like: breakpoints, threads stack
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Flax Facts #9 – Material Editor

Feature Preview: Material Editor Welcome to the new Flax Facts! There was a small break but we’ve done a lot of good stuff meanwhile. New C# Editor starts to look great. In fact, it has all the good features from the old C++ version plus many new useful things. Now we’re working on Custom Editors
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Flax Facts #8 – The Roadmap

Project info Welcome to new Friday Flax Facts! Today I want to talk about our current tasks and the project status. Our roadmap is getting clearer and release plan more possible. But firstly let’s start with the current progress. C# Editor – good or bad idea? After a few weeks of work we’ve got working
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Flax Facts #7 – Universal API

Universal API Hidden behind decompiler Many modern game engines, actually all of them that I know of uses 4 different APIs for UI elements. Editor Internal API – for all elements that were not designed to be modified, or intermediate methods that hide “complicated” stuff Editor Public API – all methods that we get to

Flax Facts #6 – Persistent Data

Game saved. Another Friday Flax Facts! Today we have a bold topic. How many times were you in need of writing your own system for handling persistent data between restarts: game states, configurations, local runtime asset storage and everything that needs to be held for the user until next session? Flax has an answer for this,

Flax Facts #5 – DirectX 12

Next-Gen and DirectX 12 Did you hear about DirectX 12? It’s a next graphics API from Microsoft after DirectX 11 which is not a successor but kind of new low-level API. This gives a way more power and control over the GPU but does it? Writing own GPU driver First of all we’ve successfully implemented
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Flax Facts #4 – Shaders Parser

Shading Surfaces using Shaders Hello! It’s Friday again! As always we have some news for you and of course interesting post. This time I will talk a little about our shaders, especially parsing shaders. But first the news. In this week we added more support for Compute pipeline in DirectX 12 and exposed more Engine
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Flax Facts #3 – Let’s design Editor

From developers for developers. I would like to do a test 🙂 It is anonymous so brace with me. Pick your best, a beloved game engine that you are working on Today. Now imagine that in the middle of the project where your whole animation data is processed by default engine animator timeline tool, you had added

Flax Facts #2 – Moving Editor to C#

Open Source Editor Welcome to fresh Flax Facts post! Today I want to talk a little about our current task which is: Moving Editor to C#. Yeah, kind of dramatic change, especially because 3 years ago whole engine was running on C# 🙂 But we don’t move everything… Plug in baby The question is why
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Flax Facts #1 – Spring Refactor

Hello there! Welcome to the first pots of Flax Facts blog series! We have a lot of things to share from out development so every Friday we will try to write about something interesting (series inspired by the Factorio game blog). Refactor, refactor, refactor… Once in the past I wrote about Tech Demo production. It