Testing out the new exporters coming in 0.2.2. Voxatron currently supports .pov, .obj/.mtl, and .txt (raw data), and either the current voxde item or an in-game scene can be exported.
This scene was exported as a .pov and rendered in POV-Ray (click to bigify)
Next update coming on Monday! [ ^ _ ^]
I should clarify that this is not a real-time in-game screenshot (awww!) but just a separate render that took around 20 seconds to create. But it's quite an interesting way to visualise what future voxatron renderers might look like. The current one doesn't use graphics hardware is designed to work on anything -- even old netbooks. So later on I'm keen to try my hand at some higher-end renderers for machines that can support it.
@Vizer I hope it's useful. The editor is still a little restrictive for general use (48 voxel maximum depth) and with a fixed palette, but I might try forking it into a separate tool at some stage.
@hseiken Hardware rendering is totally a possibility at some point, especially in order to port Voxatron to other devices.
Use "export something.obj" from the console. Files are saved in the most recently used folder -- e.g. the last location you loaded or saved a level file.
Copy-pasted from voxatron.txt for searchability:
:: Exporting Use the console to export models or in-game screenshots. To bring up the console in-game, hold down both shift keys or press tilde (~) useage: export [filename] Format is guessed from extension: obj, png, txt, pov e.g. blah.txt will be saved as raw data in a text file. File(s) are saved into the most recent voxde directory. obj: A wavefront .obj/.mtl pair are saved. png: A set of slices are saved as a single png Include '%d' somewhere in the filename to split into one png per slice. pov: A POV-Ray description is saved with some default lighting txt: A text file with raw values is saved: file_version width height depth r g b // x 256 lines. one for each palette entry raw voxel data, 40 space-separated decimals per line
@GnomeSlice there isn't much use directly for Voxatron until there is also an import command. But I think making Voxatron useable as a general design tool will foster a bit more activity in the level designing community over time. And yeah, fancy thumbnails (:
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