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Jav400 04-17-2009 07:35 AM

Yes there are plans for exactly that, but to do so Jim is going to need to break new ground on how it needs to be done. It's down the road some before he tackles that.

Overlord 04-17-2009 07:35 AM

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The sea apple is going to be a nice addition. Will the feeding tentacles extend and retract?

sophie_uk 04-17-2009 07:38 AM

I'm up for buying a creature pack when they're available :-)

I would love a sea horse - have very many other people requested this?

cjmaddy 04-17-2009 07:51 AM

See also... Wish List. ... :)

Surferminn 04-17-2009 08:32 AM

wow, that's a pretty sea apple pic.

iMark 04-17-2009 08:59 AM

I didn't know what a sea apple was when Jim mentioned it...i did a bit of awesome is that?...I also read that Butterflyfish and Angels will nip at them so you can't put them in the same tank...we'll have to forgo the reality of life, I

Jim Sachs 04-17-2009 10:31 AM

pvernam -

Yes, there's a plan to animate the anemone.
Yes, the clownfish will reside there.
Yes, it will be a horrendous amount of work.

cjmaddy 04-17-2009 11:10 AM

I don't know if I dare ask this, - but I will.... ;)
Your plan Jim, to let the user choose between several locations for the bubble column. - Will it allow multiple columns?
And will that be, "a horrendous amount of work" ?

Jim Sachs 04-17-2009 12:09 PM

Moving the bubble column is relatively easy. The plan is to have about a dozen locations from which to choose. Multiple columns should also be possible.

cjmaddy 04-17-2009 12:14 PM

Nice! .... :)

Overlord 04-17-2009 04:24 PM

I'm not putting you on the spot for a time frame but I was just curious if the new fish models will be easier to implement than the "dreaded clamostomy"? Or will you not know until you get into it.

Jim Sachs 04-17-2009 04:31 PM

There are three major parts to the fish makeover: New models, new textures, new behavior. It's going to be a hard couple of months.

feldon34 04-17-2009 05:54 PM

Right now there are 3 fish models. Triggerfish, Lionfish, and everything else. Will you be increasing this number?

Jim Sachs 04-17-2009 06:24 PM

Technically, each fish has its own model of a slightly different shape even now. All the fish will have more working parts, including mouths and gills. The fins will have more polygons so that they can bend more realistically.

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Overlord 04-18-2009 12:16 PM

I've always said you can never have enough polygons. Just don't ever take them without eating something first!

henemly 04-19-2009 06:40 PM

Did the Lobophyllia hemprichii get smaller
when the closing clams were introduced?
(got these by runnin beta & installed one at same time)

feldon34 04-19-2009 07:55 PM

Jim's brain really is melting...

Jim Sachs 04-19-2009 08:05 PM

I switched to a higher-res texture. The old one was a little blurry.

patscarr 04-20-2009 05:35 AM

Now, how did you notice that, henemly?

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