I’ve been so busy that I haven’t updated the blog in almost two weeks.  I need to show you what I’ve been up to.

Here is a snow material practice/work-in-progress that I’ve been working on, which will be the primary decoration for some of the areas featured in Himeko Sutori. Here you see the following: sparkles on the snow, falling snow particles, materials that automatically change to be snow-covered on the top, one building that needs its lightmaps fixed, and a landscape that needs smaller tesselation.  I think it’s off to a pretty good start.

Besides this, I’ve been doing a lot of work on the menu system.  I’m adding all of the functionality for changing character classes and equipping your characters.  It’s kind of a long process that doesn’t deliver quite the same punch as new scenery, but I’ll show it off when it’s ready all the same.

I’ve also added a new artist who is working on character portraits.  You might have seen me post some of her work on Twitter and Facebook already.  I’ll prepare a blog post on that soon.