Gesture based casting system for SC2
I'd like to introduce you to my gesture based casting system for SC2 which is, as far as I'm aware, the first of its kind.
For those who have played the game 'Black and White' before, the concept of gesture based casting should be very familiar! For those who aren't, gesture based casting involves the player drawing a particular symbol on the screen using their cursor. If the symbol drawn matches a spell in the players spell book, the associated spell is cast.
Here's a short demonstration video to show the prototype I've developed thus far, in which a High Templar (in the bottom right hand side of the screen) casts a variety of spells upon some hapless marines. Each spell used has a unique symbol which triggers it (unfortunately the video recorder I was using hides the cursor, but you can use the raised supply depots as an indicator of the cursor path and the symbol used as the trigger).
Each spell was cast in a single pass. All I needed to do was to click and hold down a mouse button, draw the shape I wanted and then release the mouse button to signal that the drawing was complete.
If you're curious in using this system, it will be released as a public asset in the future, once I have it working to my satisfaction. I'll post new updates as I continue to refine the system :D
v2.0 of the gesture based casting system is done! I've included a video of the new system here. Enjoy!