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Hanging Stingers

Posted by Hugh 1 day ago
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Swimming in open water can be a pretty nerve wracking experience. Back in my home town,  a Great White shark was hauled out of the water off a popular beach just this week. The only unusual part of the story was that it was dead – These giant predators are always around. That’s one of the core fears of open water swimming: What’s underneath me, that I don’t know about?

Even when swimming out on the ocean, there’s one unfailing truth: As long as the sea is calm, you can always swim to the surface. But what if there is no surface? What if the only thing above you is rock? For many people, cave diving, or swimming through any …

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Subnautica Dev Update 2

Posted by Hugh 1 week ago
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Another week has passed: A week in which we did absolutely nothing, except roll around in the piles of cash from Subnautica: Special Edition sales. Game is finished, right guys? … Before we end up on the front page of Kotaku, IGN or RPS, I should clarify that the previous sentences are not true. Here’s a rundown of some of the stuff we actually got up to this week. It is by no means comprehensive: To see almost everything, check out the Subnautica Trello board, and new for this week, the live checkin and changes feed.

 

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The new ‘changes and checkins‘ section

Speaking of changes and checkins, let’s start with the subnautica.unknownworlds.com backend. Lukas has …

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It’s not fish science

Posted by jonas 1 week ago
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Making creatures swim like fish is suprisingly difficult. It leads right into the territory of non-holonomic locomotion. Equations with lots of funny greek symbols.

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Basically, MS Paint.

The reason behind all this is that fish are much better at swimming forward than in any other direction. They also need some velocity to make a turn. In that sense fish are like higher dimensional cars. Now stir some bumping into each other and colliding with terrain into the mix. Add a pinch of non-uniform drag and two scoops of underwater currents. Now you got yourself a real problem at hand. Enjoy!…

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