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Ray Casting Source Code and Demos
March 15, 2019
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Uploaded source code and demos for our ray casting tutorials to GitHub (https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast#ray-casting-tutorial-demos).

Ray casting is a popular graphic rendering techniques in the 90s, used to render semi-3D worlds in many games.  These repository contain demos for the ray-casting tutorials at permadi.com.
https://permadi.com/1996/05/ray-casting-tutorial-table-of-contents/

Read through the tutorial to learn the concept behind ray casting, then check out the demos and source codes.

References

First Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/1
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/1/

What’s on it:

  • Wall finding
  • Generating lookup tables
  • Fishbowl / distortion corrections
  • Simple flat wall shading
  • Rendering of simple (static) ground and sky
  • Handling keyboard inputs
  • Moving the player


Second Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/2
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/2/

What’s on it:

  • Wall texturing using JavaScript canvas copy image


Third Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/3
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/3/

What’s on it:

  • Wall texturing revamped with offscreen buffer
  • Wall texture beutification with cheap shading
  • Line drawing and image scaling with Bresenham algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresenham%27s_line_algorithm)
  • Offscreen drawing/double buffering
  • Collision detection (player can no longer move through walls or walk into oblivion!)


Fourth Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/4
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/4/

What’s on it:

  • Floor casting!


Fifth Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/5
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/5/

What’s on it:

  • Panoramic seamless background.
  • Shading tricks.


Sixth Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/6
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/6/

What’s on it:

  • Ceiling casting.


Seventh Demo

Source: https://github.com/permadi-com/ray-cast/tree/master/demo/7
See it in action: https://permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/demo/7/

What’s on it:

  • Vertical motion (looking up and down, flying and crouching).