Sunday, December 21, 2008

I said I wouldn't...

...but I lied.

Please keep in mind this is *very* work in progress, but the labour of the last two months (mostly mind bending code) has finally produced a little stuff worth looking at I think. Only a couple thousand hours of work left here haha.

Only the centre panel is remotely complete, minus some shading and weathering, and the rest is basically untextured still. Everything you see though works, and this is the kind of detail you can expect throughout the pit in the finished product. :)

15 comments:

Fab208 said...

Looking nice Lotus :D

Whos on the beta team? ;) :P

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Thanks Fab. Beta? Nowhere near alpha yet hehe, still a ways off. :)

Doug said...

That's looking really good. Can't wait to see how the night lighting is with those 3-D gauges.

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Thanks Doug. The night lighting has been finished for a good while actually, but I'm keeping that a surpise. ;)

Sundowner said...

Photoshoped ! ;P

We won't believe you until we see a movie... in full HD... in different lighting conditions.

See this happens when you show your work prematurely, hope you learned your lesson... and we are waiting for that video. ;]

Mugar17 said...

Oh yeah, didn't Lotus Films used to do movies or something? ;)
looks great

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Movies? What are those? Moving pictures and stuff? :)

And yeah there's a lot of photoshop in that image, about 500 hours worth I'd guess, hehe.

I don't really have time to make movies of it, but there will be a rather big one when the plane's done of course. Until then, full speed ahead.

xxilim said...

Merry cHRISTMAS (sorry i'm a day ahead here!) i Think i can see myself in the reflection of the guages!

Looks sweet as man, really looking forward to the release :)

Sundowner said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Ho Ho from Europe ;)

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2554/topgunxmascardp1dz9.jpg

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6390/topgunxmascardp2tn6.jp

Vlad said...

That's a hilarious card. Wonder from when that is. Cheers, that made my morning!

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Haha, thanks guys. Merry Christmas to you as well.

That card is *awesome*.

Doug said...

Merry Christmas guys, have a good day all of you. And Lotus...get some sleep!

Sundowner said...

Vlad, that card is from 1980s, unfortunately don't know the year exactly. If I remember correctly, It was posted some time ago by Joe "Hoser" Satrapa - a legend figure in US Navy fighters community (now flying Grumman S-2 tanker)

JetfargoJet said...

hurry with the damn plane already. im tired of waiting. if you would have started the project 3 months earlier we wouldnt be in this mess

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Hahaha, you're in a mess? You should see what I have on my plate every day. :)

Quality takes time. Slightly higher quality takes exponentially more time. It can be done quickly or it can be done well. I prefer the latter. :)