Month 2 has come to an end and I’ve completed my work on Anatomy. The first evaluation is also right around the corner. In this post, I will summarize my work on Anatomy over the past month.
As I mentioned in the previous blog post the anatomy structure is composed of various subsystems (like how real life anatomy is). Whenever damage is dealt to an entity, it is received and handled by these sub-systems.
Behind the scenes, these subsystems have a
health parameter associated with each body part, and based on different thresholds of this level, effects of different severities are applied to the entity. The Circulatory System has an additional
bloodLevel parameter, which on dropping to 0, the entity dies.
I also made a very basic paper doll visualization which shows the effects sustained by each part. This screen can be accessed by pressing V.
Healthy parts are shown in green, whereas affected parts are shown in red and mousing over them lists the afflictions they have.
The entire structure has been designed in a way so that adding more subsystems or even custom systems for imaginary creatures would be easier. Each subsystem works independently and the
AnatomySystem is used to send and collect data from each of these. This little guide I made might be useful for future content developers looking to make more anatomy subsystems.