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Bespen City project – Faith_Warrior

Faith_Warrior

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So here is a project Iím working on, you guys get first look though there are only three files right now and they are still very rough and unfinished. Their work in progress so I should have improvements as I get the time to work on it over the coming months and years. Generally it is going to be part of a portfolio site, this is just covering one section of the encompassing content of a fictional world, or many worlds to be precise. Feel free to post comments and questions here about it, you can view the media currently at http://savefile.com/projects/808476479

Note: the Virtual Reality movie (QTVR) requires the apple quick time movie player (free version is fine), I didnít make a note of that on the file description.

Faith_Warrior

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So 12 thread views here, looks like two people downloaded the files, any comments thus far?

Iím not finished with the city model, currently it has 15 tiles (~30 buildings per tile) and I duplicated a few at this point to get the general feel though will be adding more tiles. Do you think the people mover works for the scene? I gleaned that idea from Babylon5 and made it a little larger, that was the transportation system they used on Mars for B5. One thought I had was to remove it and put the city in space, basically make a giant space station with a transparent dome overhead. Either that or leave it on the planet and run with the way itís unfolding and make my next city to float in space. Anyway, once I finish with the building tiles I plan to go back and detail it out someÖ then maybe detail it out some more.

Calin

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I've seen the trailer but I still can't figure out what is what you're trying to make? What is the point in building a virtual world if you can't interact with it?

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Faith_Warrior

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quote:
Originally posted by Calin:
I've seen the trailer but I still can't figure out what is what you're trying to make? What is the point in building a virtual world if you can't interact with it?


Itís multimedia. Basically it will be different forms of media. Iím majoring in multimedia at my local college (part time) so this is meant to cover many different forms of media as I develop my skills. So, as you travel through the galaxy, you visit new locations by different forms of media. At some point there will be direct interaction, mainly in the form of QTVR (Quick Time Virtual Reality) with sound and nodes imbedded into the website, though I may need to buy a [used] Mac since I just cant find a good QTVR editor for Winders or Linux. Multimedia also covers games, actually that is the main focus on my studies, so Iím sure at some point interactive games will be included, though that takes a lot of time to develop and I have a game project in the works already, but I may find time to create a virtual tabletop game or a small MYST type of game later. But anyway, ther is an interactive file up there now, you spin the camera around I love those things, myself

People make these really boring portfolio sites where they toss up a few Jpegs and say ďlooky here!ĒÖ to boring for me

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JeTSpice
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Put a city above it, upside down, and have traffic going between the two cities.
Faith_Warrior

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quote:
Originally posted by JeTSpice:
Put a city above it, upside down, and have traffic going between the two cities.

Hah yeah, thanks for the suggestion, I had something like that in mind. I was thinking of putting a floating city in low orbit, that would look pretty crazy looking lol. And yes, traffic is one of those details I plan to add, like in the Star Wars movies but not so heavy, just a small number of them following above the long transport tube.


Actually I was just working on the platform for the floating city tight now, I still have it loaded in my modelling app... I'll post a screen in a moment.

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JeTSpice
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Cool.
Mene-Mene

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If you don't mind my input, there's a couple of stuff I've noticed.

First, Bespen sounds a bit much like Bespin from the Star Wars Ep. V.

Second, the floating platform seems to have a lack of parts to lift it, its a nice Idea, but realistically it would have a series of lifts surrounding the platform.

Just my little input.

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Faith_Warrior

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quote:
Originally posted by Mene-Mene:
If you don't mind my input, there's a couple of stuff I've noticed.

First, Bespen sounds a bit much like Bespin from the Star Wars Ep. V.


I don't mind at all, actually encourage it.
You mean the planet Bespin in star Wars? No relation, really. This is like Bespen as in Bespen Spain http://www.worldcitydb.com/bespen_556212.html yet really no relation to that either.

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Originally posted by Mene-Mene: Second, the floating platform seems to have a lack of parts to lift it, its a nice Idea, but realistically it would have a series of lifts surrounding the platform.

Just my little input.


Well, 900 years in the future, Iím not sure what supports you would be considering, though I would like to hear your idea. You mean connecting from the planet to low orbit?

I can get somewhat into theoretical aspects of it, they say in the Earths atmosphere (or any planet) there is a massive amount of energy, some even propose putting up an object into space and running a conductor from orbit down towards the Earth to tap into the energy. In this case I could imagine that such energy could be quite enough to run the massive generators (in this case) to generate an anti-gravity field thus levitating an object above the planet surface into a low orbit. Consider like that floating city in Star Gate, you know the one that was cloaked and the people seemed very primitive to the SG team? Simply a floating city which theoretically could have been tapping into the atmospheric energy to generate enough force to keep it aloft as well as cloaking itís location. Thatís my thoughts on it at least

InsanePoet

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=) it seems you are well into your multimedia major.


Are these concepts soley multimedia or do you plan to develop it into a game at some point?

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Mene-Mene

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Not exactly what I was meaning. Basically what I was meaning what that a car can't roll without wheels, well a platform doesn't seem like it could float without multiple propulsory engines.

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Faith_Warrior

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quote:
Originally posted by insanepoet:
=) it seems you are well into your multimedia major.


Are these concepts soley multimedia or do you plan to develop it into a game at some point?


More like just starting with the classes, been studying for some time though, it's imaging concentration and also some animation w/ videography on secondary. Will it be a game? I'm not sure at this point, it's always possible that I could base a game on it, I'm already working on a game right now... for some time now... and lots more time needed (over a year until it's ready).

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Originally posted by Mene-Mene:
Not exactly what I was meaning. Basically what I was meaning what that a car can't roll without wheels, well a platform doesn't seem like it could float without multiple propulsory engines.


Well, it could use like an anti-gravity generator, you think? Like those flying saucer things people seem to see. So maybe propulsion but more like magnetic field based of some type sort of like placing a magnet on top of another where they are repulsed away for each other.

So here is the general concept, but this is beyond what I'm working on now with Bespen City, but generally one could look up and see some weird structure floating in the sky. If I had a QTVR editor that uses nodes, you could click on the thing floating in the sky and be taken to it from the city then look down on the city and click back, or to another location.

InsanePoet

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One thing i'd say about game development. Start small.

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Faith_Warrior

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quote:
Originally posted by Insanepoet:

One thing i'd say about game development. Start small.


Hm? Oh yeah, heh, thatís for sure. My last game was a MUD, it was pretty cool. The host I was using went out of business so I never bothered to transfer it to another host, mostly was running it since I was taking Computer Science in college, so I could improve my coding. Was programming robotic machines for a company at the time (5+ years) while taking classes though my job was too demanding and I really donít like math so didnít finish the degree. Actually started game programming maybe 25 years ago, didnít do much of it through my 20ís though.

Working on a smaller game now which is mostly for testing my coding, scripting and server load, then my larger project is planned (same engine and all) to be released in 2008. On top of all that, Iím freelancing on another project, which is a sci-fi mmorpg game. This multimedia project is just something Iíve been thinking about doing for some time to focus on for my classes. I mean you figure, game media really is pretty different than what you would always want to use in general multimedia classes for many reasons, not always the case but in some cases.

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dartsman

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pff.. mene-mene, plenty of games and movies have floating islands and it's fine... games allow reality to be a figment of your imagination

Though sure, mechanical floating objects typically require some sort of visible 'lift'... so I do see your point there, but I do think you could get away with a fair bit now-days

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Lava
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The propulsion could also be in the bottom of the island, but very small. If the whole island's weight was evenly distributed. It doesn't have to be in the bottom, but I am just saying that in the future their way of propulsion could look different.

Also to the effect of what Faith Warrior said, it could be more magnetic or a power source, like in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, there is a floating island that is being held up by the power of a jewel called a Chaos Emerald.

In other words, an imagination is endless.

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Mene-Mene

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FW: Yeah, that looks nice.

Darts: I know, I was just saying how the name was similar.

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