Hi everyone, first of all apologies for the delay. there has been quite a lot going on in my life, but I am working hard on getting the sample done. This time around I wanted to make sure I had a sample ready to go with the article, especially since the article will focus on the technique and theory and have little to no code – although I will certainly focus on XNA when it comes to mentioning issues and benefits to certain parts.
One of the main delays was getting the sample code out of my engine, and cleaning it up so it can be used as a learning tool. Unfortunately most of the code was hacked on as I fixed issues in the LPP renderer, and added features.
I have a fair bit of the article written, however recently I was implementing shadows and realised that I never thought about how they would integrate into the system, so I decided to rewrite my own renderer (which should not take long) and at the same time keep the code clean so it can serve as a sample as well.
This means I will probably also have Directional Light shadows in the sample. This then allows me to write about point lights, and spotlights later on, and include shadows for both.
So again, sorry for the delay, I am working hard to get it out soon.
As an aside, I noticed that Game Programming Gems is getting an 8th Edition, something I was not expecting, so with that, GPU Pro, and Game Engine Gems, I might be able to find some more cool things to write about.
Thank You for your patience.