So for this year we have been given a chance to work on a project of our choosing with our own direction. I had started out the year interested in modelling and rigging characters and creatures, however soon into this process I found myself disengaged with the project and rapidly losing interest. As soon as I realised that I did not enjoy this process I changed my project focus, I started out by wanting to model rig and animate and also make the mechanics of a free running character.
The only part of this process I found enjoyable was the Blueprint and making the mechanics for the free running, so I decided to focus my efforts on this for a while into the project. I included a screenshot and a detailed breakdown of my blueprints in my design document, seeing as this became my primary focus of my project I needed to make sure these where fully working and implemented and my primary goal.
I feel like I achieved this goal really well and managed to make the mechanics that would work well in a game, towards the end of the project I even managed to tweak most of the mechanics and get them working the way I wanted them to.
My secondary goal was to build the environment and the village for the player to run around in and interact with, I feel like I lost focus a little in this part of the project. My secondary goal was to build the environment to run around in and interact with, and my Tertiary goal was to build the AI that the player had to run away from or help heal. Instead of focussing on my secondary goal I kind of split my focus with the secondary and tertiary goals, leading to a less full and complete environment and a poorly built AI that didn’t work properly.
In conclusion to the project, I feel that what I primarily set out to do has been achieved. Build mechanics and blueprint for a free running game, however regarding my secondary and tertiary goals this has been a failure. Without fully completing the environment or the AI programming both these goals have not been achieved, the project has been a success however it could have been more if I had not lost focus.