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 Post subject: WIP: mtm2's first pinball machine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:52 pm 
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I actually started this project several years ago but never got around to finishing it. So now it returns with brand-new detail.

The whole thing is designed with Future Pinball (www.futurepinball.com), where I used the "Export Blueprint" function with some usual Photoshop magic to use it as a texture. From there, I started modeling different parts based on specifications in Future Pinball (basically, one millimeter equals one foot, making things easy).

Here's a basic pic of the table as it is now. A few models still need some tune-ups.

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(The ugly transparent-red thing in the lower left is a jet bumper from the older version of the table/track. It will soon be replaced with the newer, higher-detail version.)

...and a closer view of some of the finer details.

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How's this look?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:10 pm 
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It's hard to get a sense of size and proportion or to know how you'll layout the course, but we've had pool tables so I think it's about time for a pinball machine. It looks good and I think it's a good start.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:44 am 
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Hey neat, this would be fun!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:10 am 
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:)

Currently I'm working on modeling the metal inlane surfaces (supported by the vertical rods next to the flippers on the pics). That should make it fairly easy to do the plastic inlanes since they're the same shape except a bit smaller.

Also, there'll be a little treat for driving this track at night. Thanks to mtm2's famous make-a-train-to-make-a-light loophole, the whole track will be lit up at night - just like a real machine!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:42 pm 
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that looks awesome i can't wait too try it! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:16 pm 
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HOLD FLIPPER BUTTON FOR STATUS REPORT

Latest additions:

-Changed flipper face type to mtm1 flat textures (to preserve shape better)
-Added metal inlane guides
-Added inlane plastics
-Added some posts
-Added a few rubber rings

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:41 pm 
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You have to give this in-game music. I'm thinking Pinball Wizard by The Who. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:11 am 
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:)

Not sure what the final music will be, although I have a few tunes selected (all of which come from pinball machines)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:26 am 
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Ii know this is a way old thread, but was the track ever finished?

I am also curious about the mtm1 faces..how do they differ?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:09 pm 
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I had a more recent, much better planned version of this (called "Temple of Sphere"), but the project hasn't really progressed that much otherwise. I may return to it if there's enough demand for the idea.

Edit: Whoops, sorry, forgot to answer your second question. MTM1 face types are flat shaded - i.e. instead of blending together, each face has a hard edge. You may be able to tell from the pic, the new flippers have better defined edges than in the first pic.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:52 pm 
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I think there's enough demand. I'm looking around and there just aren't many tracks put out for racing anymore. without new tracks the racers get bored..I know I did.

I for one would love to see the end result ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:15 pm 
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I agree with Sky, this should be finished up some day. It's a good idea I wish I had thought of. Fun stuff to work on if you like modeling and could make a very interesting race course.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:51 pm 
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SO are you going to go forward with it?

I'm not working 24/7 on my new track, but i am slowly amassing textures for a really good setting, and working on altitude when i can.

keeps me from getting burnt out to quickly.

Once I get all the texture s down and the road roughed in, then i seem to get kind of addicted to finishing it. Problem is..trying to be a perfectionist. I always see something I can fix, add or move around to make it look better..sometimes it ends up getting worse or more/too complicated heh


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:26 pm 
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I guess there really is demand for it.

I'll see what I can do! [;)]


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:31 am 
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Good deal. let us know when it's released ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Wondering if you;ve gotten anywhere with this..kinda interested in seeing it ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:21 pm 
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It's not much, but here's what I have for ground/playfield graphics so far. I wanted to make the textures in normal mtm2 style - grass, dirt, etc, instead of solid colors and borders like pinball art - and it looks like this will work. I added "burn spots" where lights will go. You can actually see on some games, and I thought that the general illumination lamps could be replaced with torches or small bonfires on this track, to go along with its ancient "temple of sphere" theme. Here's the track texture so far, down by the slingshots and return lanes:

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How does this look?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:30 pm 
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I kinda liked the original pinball art, but hey, that's just my opinion :P


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:28 am 
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me too but I am game for anything


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:33 am 
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Welll....... heck, why not, I still have the shape templates... I'll give it the borders. (It makes it easy on the color palette too)


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