Leap Motion hand tracking support arrives with Godot 3.0.3
Godot 3.0.3! In this release we've enable C# exporting for desktop platforms and fixed many bugs.
The existing animation system in Godot was already one of the most powerful of any game engine, but its age was starting to show (it was written 10 years ago and barely improved). The new one builds upon the strengths of the previous one but does massive improvements to features and usability.
We have released a tool to repair APK files released with older versions of Godot. A fix for this will also be integrated in upcoming Godot releases.
Guest blog post by Michael Bridges from GameDev.tv, explaining how to import 3D models and animations from Blender using Godot's "Better" Collada exporter.
The GLES2 backend is getting closer and closer to completion, this progress report shows a detailed overview of the steps taken to implement PBR.
After games being published using Godot on Google Play for almost 8 years with no problems, Google decided they don't like the format we use for exporting any more and is suspending many published games. Here's how to fix your APK to upload it again.
Work is ongoing to completely overhaul Godot inspector. This was a pending assignment for me since even before Godot was open sourced but, as always, other issued had priority.
Godot 3.1 is getting many improvements on the physics side, and one of those is the new ragdoll system. Physics maintainer Andrea Catania presents the work he did on this topic and how to get started with physical bones and ragdoll simulation.
The progress of last month was largely defined by stabilizing the 3D renderer with many smaller fixes, but work on the PRB side of things has begun and the GDNative system also saw some quality-of-life changes again, with improvements to the GDNativeLibrary resource as well as an API to provide safe type-casting in NativeScript.
Currently, Godot is pretty comfortable for doing 2D cutout animation, with several games in development making use of this feature. A very common request, though, was the ability to do custom mesh deformation based on the same bones used to animate separate parts. This would allow deforming such parts, for a more organic animation feel.
After years of discussion on how to implement CSG, Godot finally gets suport for it. This implementation is simple, but makes use of Godot's amazing architecture to shine.
For the past months, popular demand has been growing for a way to propery map controller axes in Godot. For a long time Godot was only able to map a single event to an action, making it impossible to deal with analog strengths. Today (after months of discussions), this problem has been solved, and it only took very little amount of changes to the current input mapping system!
Godot has been around for over 4 years, and localized documentation in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, Russian and many other languages has always been a very requested feature. After a lot of documentation work to ensure that we have a good original English content to translate from, and some more work on setting up a convenient infrastructure for translating and keeping translations up to date, we are now ready to welcome contributions!
Latest update on the GLES2 and GDNative developments. This month, a lot of time has been spend on refactoring the way materials work together with shaders, but also the C++ bindings got some nice new make-up!