I don't know how to approach this so I'm hoping for some help. I want to recreate the swimming system from Ecco the Dolphin and I don't know where to begin. Three questions I have specifically are:
1) How do I create the "falling" when jumping out of the water into the air above?
2) How do I create the "bounce" effect when crashing into objects?
3) How do I create the "dash" move where it stops moving, and then propels forward?
If those are too many questions to reasonably ask on the forum, then the first is the most important one. So far I've gotten a semblance of the swimming by using the "8-Direction" tool with Max Speed = 600; Acceleration = 300; Deceleration = 100. I've tried applying the "Physics" tool, reversing direction, ignoring inputs while in the sky, and changing vectors but so far nothing feels like a natural falling.
Thank you for any and all responses.
Video of Ecco: