All blender games i have seen seem to be lacking in one important element: AI artificial intelligence.
I’m just wondering exactly how much Blenders game engine and Python are capable of. Not having tried it yet myself i would say that all the tools necessary to create a fairly sophisticated AI are there. If anyone else has tried this or knows anything about good ways to implement this with Python then please let me know! it would be much appreciaed :eyebrowlift:
I know that to make significantly intelligent AI is quite a task. Often the most difficult part, from my understanding, is not creating intelligent processes (well for games, usually an illusion thereof), but creating the interface between that AI and its environment (this is even more so the case with real world AI applied to robotics or autopilot). For 3d games this usually requires navmesh, physics hulls or some other property of physical meshes for the AI to sense where it is, various sensors to simulate its sight or hearing as well as kind of direct input ‘intuition’ for it to just know stuff like its objective and ‘telepathy’ between AI.
Then there is the output side which is equally difficult, once the AI knows stuff about its environment and has decided what to do it has to implement that. I suppose the biggest thing here is pathfinding, there are many methods like the A* algorithm for dynamically moving and updating goals. Then theres other actions and their corresponding animations which can take a lot of tweeking.
Then theres the intelligent processes or decision making systems which probably vary the most from game to game. To me at least this is the fun part!
I have progressed in my python skills a bit and thought it was time to take it on!
I have found Python a bit weird after doing some C++ and machine code uuurgh :no: but ill get there eventually i hope
Soooo, i’m just curious of what others know about/think of this as im gonna try anyways so please let us know and hopefully eventually Blender will have a built in module for customising your own game AI!
…iisthphir… fire that came from the darkness