A ThreeJS/physics experiment, with first person controls and minimal collision detection.
The goal of this project was to explore the options for a simple game with first person controls that runs completely in a browser. To achieve this I wanted to be able to
- load a 'level', i.e. a basic 3D model (in this case with Blender)
- create 'WASD' first person type of controls
- apply simple physics with collision detection to walk around and interact with objects
- add dynamic objects on runtime
Luckily, all of the ground work was already done by someone else. :-)
I added the idea that the imported Blender geometry gets turned into a static model in the physics engine by finding the cubes and adding invisible physical collision boxes to their position.
This worked surprisingly well and gives some sort of minimal FP(S) - completely running in the browser. The imported Blender model is turned into a static model by adding the boxes as static physic objects. This way this you can 'walk' on the objects of the Blender model (the grey objects in the screenshot).
Important: to try it locally you still must run it from a web server (for example 'python -m SimpleHTTPServer') due to cross-origin security issues.