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ROBLOX Enters the VR Space with Launch on Oculus Rift

Here at ROBLOX our dream is to allow digital creators and explorers to play, learn, and socialize with their friends across any and all devices. As new avenues of technology open up to the world, new ways to play and make amazing interactive experiences do too. So we’re thrilled to announce that ROBLOX has officially taken the next step into the world of virtual reality with our launch on Oculus Rift.

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Work Together on ROBLOX Projects with Team Create

Social experience and interaction is in the very DNA of ROBLOX. We enable creators and gaming enthusiasts from all over the world to develop and play on a single platform. The future of collaborative creation technology will be cloud based and tools such as Google Docs and Slack are paving the way. At ROBLOX, we are taking collaborative creation one step further with introduction of Team Create. Team Create is a new Studio feature that allows you to create with your friends in real-time.

You can invite your friends to join you in Studio after enabling your Team Create for your game. While each of you has Studio running on your machine, you will all be able to; edit the same game place, see what everyone is working on, and even chat with each other.

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Expanded Water Properties

At ROBLOX we are constantly looking to improve our tools and technology so you can make better games and experiences. A big part of our development process is iteration: constantly making updates and additions to features already implemented. Last year we released Smooth Terrain (http://blog.roblox.com/2015/06/create-all-new-worlds-with-smooth-terrain/) which brought ROBLOX into a new era of environmental design. Recently Stickmasterluke announced some major improvements to the smooth terrain tool kit (http://blog.roblox.com/2015/12/smooth-terrain-and-new-horizons/) bringing even more power and potential to the creations on ROBLOX. Yet, there is still another important feature we want everyone to know about: Water Properties! Continue reading →

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Smooth Terrain and New Horizons

We’ve got some new and exciting updates for you! Since Smooth Terrain’s release back in May, we’ve seen the quality and immersion of worlds on Roblox soar. To keep up with the overwhelming use of the tools, we’ve made a few upgrades. These updates give the tools new functionality, make them easier to use, and make them more fun to play with. Lets dive in!

Something simple we added to help speed up workflow, is the material picker. When using any of the brush tools, you can easily select materials from the terrain itself by holding Alt and clicking on the terrain. This allows you to quickly sample different materials while staying in the flow of painting and shaping.

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New Humanoid Properties: Custom Jump Height and Climbing Angle

ROBLOX characters have super powers. They can jump higher than they are tall and can climb up any hill, no matter how steep. Up until now, game creators had no easy way to control these powers. While this may be appropriate for some games, many game creators have been asking for a way to let them set how humanoid characters behave in their worlds. Some creators looking to disable jumping all together, while others seek to simulate low gravity moon physics, some have expressed a desire to use unclimbable high hills to direct characters down certain paths.

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Explore the Endless Possibilities of Custom Particles

Particles are a staple in computer graphics and game creation. They’re an easy way to create flames, smoke, explosions, sparks, splashes, weather, dust, and even abstract effects, such as the wispy, glowing trail behind a magic spell. These kinds of effects can set the atmosphere and mood of your game, make vehicles roar to life, bring excitement and visceral feedback to combat, and more. Now, with Custom Particles, you have the freedom to change the existing ROBLOX particle effects – and the power to build beautiful and creative effects of your own.

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