Hey again folks,
With AOEs shipped, I’ve returned to the lasso tool for the group-movement feature.
If you are interested in how it works, then this video is an excellent place to start. It’s very simple, but I still managed to make it take a day :P
I made a separate project for the experiment to speed up compile times. This video shows the test code in action:
An additional requirement for ear-clipping to work is that no three consecutive vertices are colinear. It’s a bit faint, but this clip shows that when the verts are in a line, the result is one triangle rather than two.
Now I have this working, I will clean up the code, so it is ready to combine with the previous lasso work. I’ve been careful to write the code in a fashion that lends itself to porting to Burst. As a single lasso path can result in multiple polygons, I will use Unity’s job system to mesh them concurrently.
That’s the lot for today. It’s been wonderful seeing the response to AOEs. Hopefully, it won’t be too long until I can get this into Beta.
 I am not yet satisfied with my approach, but it’s good enough to allow me to write the rest of the lasso implementation.
Disclaimer: This DevLog is from the perspective of one developer. It doesn’t reflect everything going on with the team