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Posted bysellenoff
Posted on04/28/01 02:24 PM

Cool stuff Donnie-

We look forward to your scanned images! That would make the tables look so much better!!

Not sure what your question is about polygons.
> I am currently working on a pinball webpage for some friends I have who are
> *very* large pinball collectors. I have shown them the recent developments in
> pinnie emulation, and they were impressed and very eager to help out.
> I have seen the their flyer collection, and all I can say is, 'woah!'. They have
> possibly one of the most complete collections I have ever seen. I have scanned
> some of my favourites in, but be rest assured, there were about 400 I didn't
> scan! (From classic 'mechanicals' thru to new tables!)
> Anyway, they seem very keen to let me set up the pc and the scanner next to
> their tables on weekends, and pull off the drop-targets and all the other bits
> of plastic and metal and run them under the scanner and measure them with my
> trusty GIS precission!
> A big problem seems to be drawing in parts however. (For example the two planes
> in the Indy Pinball adventure) Could anyone keep me up-to-date on what we can
> use to draw in the polygons to have all these bits properly countoured in the
> sims? Additionally, is there a way to bend some elements of the ramps, or
> perhaps draw them from scratch and import them in, complete with rivets and
> tappered ends!
> What we're proposing at the moment is to redraw existing tables, possibly
> starting with 'Getaway'. That way we're not coding VB script, just updating the
> playfields.
> It sounds very prommising, there have been several 'direct orders' made about
> the tables that should come up very noticable and authentic in the simulations,
> such as where dirt streaks and cracks in the playfield are always found on
> particular tables, and even to which specific drop-targets in Indy should be
> rendered with ripped stickers and sticky-tape holding them together, as 'that
> one always breaks, replace it and it'll just break later - you really need to
> wrap some sticky-tape around that one!'
> Well, keep me posted, a town-planner and a pinball collector, this seems like
> the perfect match for authentic tables to me!

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*construction and updating tables.  Donnie04/27/01 01:02 PM
..Re: construction and updating tables.  sellenoff04/28/01 02:24 PM