Category: Software Development

Switching to CRYENGINE 5.3 New Entity System

In this article I will cover the changes I made to Chrysalis for the release of CRYENGINE 5.3. Some were required due to old code being deprecated, others were simply improvements over the previous way of doing things. A lot revolved around the entity system, entity events, and game objects. I hope to reveal all … Continue reading Switching to CRYENGINE 5.3 New Entity System

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First Person and Action RPG Cameras

Camera Management in CRYENGINE In this article I will introduce you to view management within CRYENGINE and then use the existing view management to build a camera manager, a first person camera and a third person orbit camera (action RPG style). The first person camera is simple enough, but the third person camera has a … Continue reading First Person and Action RPG Cameras

Controlling an Animated Character in CRYENGINE using C++

Making an animated character move around the screen in CRYENGINE requires many thousands of lines of code and a lot of time and dedication. This series of articles will show you how to control a character animated in CRYENGINE Mannequin using C++ code. We will eventually cover the entire process from taking player input, through … Continue reading Controlling an Animated Character in CRYENGINE using C++

Matrices, Vectors, Quaternions and CryEngine 3

This article will introduce you to matrices, vectors and quaternions and how you can use them for programming games using the CryEngine SDK. You will only need a basic understanding of mathematics, beginner level c++ and a general knowledge of the CryEngine SDK; in particular, the gamesdk.dll code which is written in c++. Example code will be taken … Continue reading Matrices, Vectors, Quaternions and CryEngine 3

Introducing CryEngine 3 Event Listeners

In this article I will introduce you to event handling within CryEngine 3 and give a brief overview of the many listeners you can utilise within your project. Learning the CryEngine code can be daunting at first. It's large, non-trivial and complex. Approximately 220,000 lines of C++ are provided with the CryEngine FreeSDK, and much … Continue reading Introducing CryEngine 3 Event Listeners