Projects

Below is a listing of projects I worked on in my personal time. Unless otherwise noted, all work was done solo.

Realms (2018 - Current)

A Roguelike in pre-pre-Alpha. Hopefully one day it will see the light of day.

Ocular Engine (2014 - 2018)

A C++14 rendering engine with features such as:

  • Direct3D and OpenGL renderers
  • Resource Subsystem
  • Event Subsystem
  • Keyboard/Mouse Input
  • Scene Editor built with Qt and custom reflection

After over 500 commits I have decided to retire Ocular. It was a blast to work on and I learned a ton. If I were to do it again, I would do it very differently but that is the nature of these projects. Try something new out and see how it works.

I think it definitely deserves at least a retrospective in the future. Until then, feel free to browse my largest personal codebase.

Website: ocularengine.com
Code: github.com/ssell/OcularEngine

noisegen (2017)

A web-based coherent noise generation tool, implemented using JavaScript and HTML5.

  • Coherent noise algorithms (Perlin, Simplex, Wavelet, Worley, Diamond-Square, etc.)
  • Pure noise algorithms (XorShift32, XorShift128, WELL512, CMWC131104, MT128, MT19937, etc.)
  • Grayscale and color palette manipulation
  • Multi-threaded using workers for maximum performance.

Website: noisegen.io
Code: github.com/ssell/OBJParser

OBJParser (2016)

A fast, efficient, and easy-to-use parser for the OBJ and MTL file formats, built with C++14 using the Boost Spirit library. Originally intended for use in the Ocular Engine, it has been released as a completely stand-alone library.

Website: vertexfragment.com/objparser/index.html
Code: github.com/ssell/OBJParser

Embers of Caerus (2012 - 2013)

Served a graphics and engine programmer as part of an international group of volunteers developing a sandbox, open PvP MMO using the Havok Vision engine.

Worked on a host of systems including: shaders, texturing, water rendering, optimizations, etc.

Unfortunately, in the end the project did not pan out but it was great fun to be a part of it.

Website: embersofcaerus.com (courtesy of the Internet Archive)