Proper Water Transparency

One thing that the new engine allows me to do is to use shaders.

Finally, after over 3 years of pain and trying to emulate what I wanted to do with XNA pipeline, I have proper shaders. It’s like a breath of fresh air. For example I could remove all the dirty hacks I used to make clothes render properly.

More importantly we now have proper water transparency. See for yourselves:

http://youtu.be/wg4iYkvS2i8

117 Comments

  1. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:28 | Permalink | Reply

    First

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

      i am always late. :(

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:12 | Permalink | Reply

        You will be first next time :)

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:27 | Permalink

          maybe………..

  2. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I love you Kaalus I’m straight no offense to anybody

    • brythok
      Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

      No one cares…

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 20, 2015 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

        oh look whose back…. -__-

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:46 | Permalink

          Back again, shady back, tell a friend, now everybody report to the dance floor now everybody report to the dance floor now stop, party time

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 00:24 | Permalink | Reply

        What’s wrong with you?

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:28 | Permalink

          with me? or the coolred6 guy or girl?

  3. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome, well done kaalus and keep up the good work. You are truly an inspiration. You have stuck at it and produced something amazing.

  4. brythok
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, this is all so new and cool! Every update is always awesome and unique! Its getting very survivaly in SurvivalCraft!

    Also, do you think youll ever have fish lay eggs? I would love to have a fish hatchery :)

  5. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

    You should do that bolts and arrows stay stuck on the animals when we shoot them, cause its bad to die because a diamond bolt comes back at me after I shoot it… -.-

    • Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Thats true, thats annoying and very unrealistic, I think kaslus should hear you.

  6. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it just me or does the camera travel faster (when flying)? Is that a new feature in the creative mode? When he looks, the angle looks different than in the current version.

    • Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

      No he is using some kind of game developing exclusive

    • Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply

      I think he is using an emulator

      • brythok
        Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

        Its not an emulator, SC is programmed on a computer…

        He is using his own camera to move about SC

        • Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:44 | Permalink

          I know it’s programmed on the computer obviously.

        • Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:44 | Permalink

          I never said it was I said I think. Theirs a difference

  7. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Either way I like this feature (and pretty much everything else). This is so much better than MCPE or even MCPC.

  8. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    :)

  9. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Actually Kaalus if you already have the reflections shaders done can you reimplement hem but have them as an option to turn on or off?

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 05:58 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree, or at least show us a screenshot.

  10. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

    You just made it alot harder to whale hunt. I will have to go back to bird meat. Bird is the easiest to acquire food source in game. All you need is a bow with stone arrows and you are set for life

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 05:59 | Permalink | Reply

      I ostrich farm, its pretty easy and gets you infinite eggs without leaving your home.

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Where’s the fun in that? Also every time I tried that the ostrich farm wouldn’t give me enough eggs. I always ended up killing a cow to make it through the day

  11. Posted March 20, 2015 at 20:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! The new water looks so much cooler and adds that little bit of extra realism to the game :)

  12. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Cue dramatic shark music. Now you won’t see Jaws coming!!! :-) Awesome Kaalus, you’ve really outdone yourself.

  13. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Will 1.27 come out today

  14. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

    If you made the changes to the engine will the save games be compatible with the new version?

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 05:59 | Permalink | Reply

      99% sure yes

  15. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

    i love the new posts!

  16. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet! …mayyybe…this could lead into us having fishing poles one day… Ya never know what you could hook out there;p

  17. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Anyone know when the update is coming out for android?

  18. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Holy s***, This… Is… Awesome!
    Special tanks to the new Engine…

  19. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:50 | Permalink | Reply

    notice…his head tilts like in real life!

    • Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:52 | Permalink | Reply

      That is a developing hing it won’t be in the actuall update

  20. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply

    What day will this update come out.

  21. Posted March 20, 2015 at 21:59 | Permalink | Reply

    That looks awesome. Makes it harder and more dangerous to be in the water. You won’t see what lurking down there haha

  22. Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow kaalus, really nice, cannot see sharks properly now ;-;. But as usual: ADD TENTS AND MOUNTS WITH CHESTS BEFORE REALISING 1.27, PLEEEEASE, SINCE WE HAVE CAMPFIRES, TENTS AND MOUNTS CARRING STUFF WILL MAKE A NICE EXPLORATION COMBO. PLEASE ADD TENTS AND MOUNTS WITH CHESTS IN 1.27

    • brythok
      Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:39 | Permalink | Reply

      No, u r seeing sharks properly because this is how kaalus wants them to be seen.

      I would like to see tents as well so i can set up a tent, have a chest, and a campfire as a nice survival shelter!

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Imo tents are useless. You can just dig a hole or even make a tent with wood if you really want. I play cruel mode and everything needs to have a purpose. Besides, a tent wouldn’t save you from predators, they’d tear it up

      • brythok
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:34 | Permalink | Reply

        Alright, but what if you go out on a long journy from home and its getting dark? Grab some sticks, leather, and a table to make a tent and go to sleep.

        And you know, i think predetors could break a wooden door down too, but they dont, just like they dont have to rip up a tent. And maybe tents give special perks for sleeping in, like being not tired at all, and maybe sleeping outside a house or tent only gives you 75% sleep than normal.

  23. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:29 | Permalink | Reply

    WOW that is really cool! i am always late. :( please turn the body temperature off in adventure mode or at least an option.

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 06:01 | Permalink | Reply

      +1

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Why don’t you just give the player clothing for your world?

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:30 | Permalink | Reply

        there is water…… and then you freeze to death….

  24. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 22:30 | Permalink | Reply

    the head swaying is annoying.

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s not in the actual game so don’t worry

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:30 | Permalink | Reply

        oh nice….

  25. Posted March 20, 2015 at 23:15 | Permalink | Reply

    It looks more realistic, for sure – and no more watching the sun/moon float up through the drink, which I’ve always found disturbing. My only (high-level) gripe is that now I won’t be able to spot that Orca anymore when it spawns in the distance ;)

  26. Posted March 20, 2015 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

    AWESOME!!!!! Keep up the great work this update is going to be the best yet!!!

  27. Posted March 21, 2015 at 00:05 | Permalink | Reply

    When will 1.27 be out? kaalus.survivalraft

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

      I think today or tomorrow (knock on wood) 😥

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:32 | Permalink | Reply

        no. Google play is the 1st platform released for. then if everything goes well he releases to the others. and if you have apple you wait a longgggggggggggg time.

  28. Posted March 21, 2015 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, do you think you can update the birds? They look weird now that all the new animals came.

  29. Posted March 21, 2015 at 01:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Well kaalus did something with the camera and flying didn’t he

    • viper
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 01:49 | Permalink | Reply

      No its because his using pc. It was always like that. Watch the video Terrain Improvement.

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 03:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh cool but how does he hook it up too his pc

        • viper
          Posted March 21, 2015 at 04:21 | Permalink

          He doesnt port sc to pc. He develops it in pc then ports it to phones. I dont think coding in mobile phone is possible at all. Phone is very weak and i doubt any phone can handle that mass of code.

  30. Posted March 21, 2015 at 01:45 | Permalink | Reply

    omg kaalus great work this game is amazing

  31. Posted March 21, 2015 at 02:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Brythok is back nnnooooo

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:05 | Permalink | Reply

      What’s wrong with brythok?

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:33 | Permalink | Reply

        because of the fighting with her. i have been on here a long time to know what he is talking about. i am a little mad too. :)

    • brythok
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Aye, whats up! Glad to be back :)

      • brythok
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:39 | Permalink | Reply

        Also im a guy. Theyre probably pissed at me for talking trash on MC.

  32. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 03:21 | Permalink | Reply

    There should another file in the game that will act like a second skin on top of the first one. It can have a 3d effect on the bottom skin enhancing it. The extent ion could be .sc3d

  33. mrdxn
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 03:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Looking good….looking good!!! Can’t wait!

    All the new clothing stuff/armor ect… makes me think I wish there was a material for making a sort of wet suit. epecially now that you have the mechanic where you get cold and “completely wet”. Could be like…low on the “armor” side, but when in the water, it would keep you from hypothermia.

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Or a dry suit which you wore on top of all your clothes. It could make you run slower but keep you from drowning.

  34. minerqueen
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 05:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Watching this video on full screen made me dizzy! ( :

  35. Posted March 21, 2015 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Looking at the sun, the character is blinded for a moment an idea but to 1.27

  36. Posted March 21, 2015 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

    When will 1.27 come

  37. Posted March 21, 2015 at 06:27 | Permalink | Reply

    •_•

  38. Posted March 21, 2015 at 08:34 | Permalink | Reply

    That is totally sweet! I’m so pumped up!

  39. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 13:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus should add wind with particle effects such as dust or leaves. If he adds that, it could open the doors to something like tornados and hurricanes.

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 15:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Well, we have already smoke particles so it’s SEEMS is not a problem coding particles…
      And wind, dust leaves particles can be a good idea…

  40. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

    When 1.26 was coming out, Kaalus commented that he is adding a female character model.

    • DrSmCraft
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

      In the update after 1.26.

      • viper
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 13:59 | Permalink | Reply

        No… Ithink he had meant dying

  41. Posted March 21, 2015 at 14:14 | Permalink | Reply

    So um are you giving us 1.27 today

  42. Posted March 21, 2015 at 15:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Now I would like to see a new kind of ore…
    Is since 1.19 that there aren’t implemented new ores (correct me if I’m wrong)…
    Gold? Steel? Silver? Platinum? Ruby? Sapphire? Just an idea…

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 16:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Steel and platinum are man made so he could add them just not as a natural ocurance

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 16:57 | Permalink | Reply

        You’ve right…
        Well… If steel will be added in game… Can be smelted in the Furnace using Iron Ingot and Coal Chunk?

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:19 | Permalink

          Now that is very possible if you’re making carbon steel not stainless but until he adds rust that fact doesn’t matter

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:23 | Permalink

          No, it would be made by combining metals irl.

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:25 | Permalink

          Now you’ve got me thinking about titanium replacing diamond, after all, it can be used for tools and armor and its V-E-R-Y strong.

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:26 | Permalink

          And, no offense, but it’s more realistic (no offense)

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:37 | Permalink

          Completely Agree…
          So why Kaalus decided to use Diamonds? Rather than Titanium?
          To “help” new players who played Minecraft before? (I don’t know how to explain, my English is not perfect…)

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:48 | Permalink

          I don’t know, maybe.

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:50 | Permalink

          In the real world, diamonds are used for jewelry and drills.

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:01 | Permalink

          No taken but carbon steel is combining carbon and steel the only metal you need is iron however in other steel alloys you typically add different metals such as vanadium and zinc. So I think carbon steel would be the best to add since we have carbon. Also, Kaalus added diamond edged stuff because it’s still more realistic than diamond tools. Diamond edge still has the iron structure under neath it. But, yes diamonds are pretty weak due to cleavage

      • brythok
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:41 | Permalink | Reply

        I WOULD LOVE THIS! I didnt think platinum was man made :\

    • DrSmCraft
      Posted March 21, 2015 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

      I would like to see Titanuim.

  43. Tom Fryers
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    A good feature to go with this might be tides. I don’t know hard this would be to add but if it were easy it would definitely be worth it.

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Well yes that would be great idea but if you remember what kaalus said in the video about shadows “it’s just not that kind of game” its a non-physics game so giving it any sort of physics would ruin the game but good try Tom

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

      What if birds laid eggs in leaf blocks (like a nest). That way, they lay eggs in trees and you can facilitate them by making a hen house with a leaf floor!

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Or if animals could “breed”(spawn other animals of the same kind near them if a male and female are in close proximity) only problem with that would be animals that only have one gender in the game

  44. Posted March 21, 2015 at 17:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Not only is titanium lightweight, it’s also V-E-R-Y durable.

  45. Posted March 21, 2015 at 18:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Guys, immersive mode would be nice, dont you agree????

    • Posted March 21, 2015 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

      What is immersive mode? Is it like spectator mode in minecraft?

      • Posted March 21, 2015 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

        fullscreen mode to force navigation bar away

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 19:56 | Permalink

          You are talking about that feature implemented with Android 4.4. Kitkat?
          I don’t want to offend you, but I hate that thing…

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 20:04 | Permalink

          im not offended :-)) but option to hide keys ,so you dont accidentally press them would be useful… Anyways updating to 5.0.2 soon, i hope theres option to hide keys for gaming purposes

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 20:09 | Permalink

          If there is an option that allows to enable that, that’s fine…

        • Posted March 21, 2015 at 20:10 | Permalink

          *If there is an option that allows to enable or disable…

  46. Posted March 21, 2015 at 20:09 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve played sc for 2 years this is the best feature yet I found more dirt trees again

  47. Posted March 21, 2015 at 21:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Is 1.27 coming out today?

  48. Posted March 21, 2015 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you should give us beta testing

  49. Posted March 21, 2015 at 21:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus should allow people to put doors on half blocks which would make building cars so much easier! Great work by the way Kaalus!

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