Hello Dan and Manuel, I’m very happy to see an AMA like this.
Right off the bat, I’d like to say that there’s much more I’d like to discuss, but I’ll keep it to the main things for now. The rest can be found in this topic: “If you could make any service, what would it be?”
So here are a few things I’d like to see:
- Pixel color at screen point
- Invert/Mirror images/UI elements (via negative size) (Especially ViewportFrame)
- UI render effects (such as blur)
- More visual rendering effects in general (including different types of distortion)
- Improved terrain functionality
One of my biggest question is if we’ll ever see shaders or otherwise have access to some sort of GPU API?
There are many features and mechanics that I’d love to see, but we’re forced to wait for them to be implemented by Roblox rather than being able to do it ourselves.
Another big question is if we’ll ever get more website API access?
The HttpService doesn’t allow requests directly to the Roblox domain. We know that this was to essentially prevent Roblox servers from DDoSing itself. However, with all of the API we already have, such as MarketPlaceService and some others, I feel as though there should be API for all parts of the website by now, with the appropriate rate limiting. Things such as more group information, more experience page information, etc. I don’t think developers should need to use a proxy for this sort of thing, especially when similar partial services already exist and work great.
Lastly, will see see AI integration with Roblox Studio?
We’ve seen some amount of AI for scripting, but obviously, especially with it being new, it leaves much to be desired. I’ve recently started trying out ChatGPT and it has been truly impressive. I’d love to see either a partnership with OpenAI, or an equal level of AI, of which can connect to Studio and use the current explorer as context for things.
Bit of a bonus one and not a question but, I’d love to see the road map show more of what’s being worked on. I know that not everything is shown for various reasons, but I’d love to at least see monthly progress updates on features that have already been anounced.
I have other questions, but I’ll leave it there for now. Thank you for your time.