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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:38 am 
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Looks brilliant, excellent work!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Absolutely stunning! Can't wait!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Yes I know progress has been slow but here's my progress report:
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I've been mucking about with the textures as I found them to be rather oversaturated, if you compare the image above the previous screenshot, you'll hopefully see an improvement.

Tempest has also given me permission to reskin his bogies so that they match the underframe, and to eventually release onto the DLS, so that saves time in bogie fabrication.
The LODs still need tweaking, as TANE is still moaning about the Polygon counts, on top of that it wants LODs for the animated doors (screenshot below) which will be a right pain in the backside.

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As screenshotted, the VEP will feature animated doors, I'd never animated hinged doors before so this was a new experience.

Next items on the agenda are:
- Get LODs sorted
- Get Script working (I may wait until the MBSO and TSO are sorted before making a start on this)
- Make a start on the MBSO

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Looking great! Can't wait for this.

Would love plenty of passenger viewpoints too!

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I like the way you've got standing passengers in there, I've never seen that before. Probably essential for these units!

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This is awesome. Well done. Looking forward to it's release.


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paulsw2 wrote:
I like the way you've got standing passengers in there, I've never seen that before. Probably essential for these units!

Paul


I've read plenty of modern railways from the 70s and 80s, about people complaining about this very issue. So I thought it was a vital detail.

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Work has started on the MBSO.

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Looking great!
Will it use the old Class 421 cab or will it have a new one?


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Looking great!
Will it use the old Class 421 cab or will it have a new one?


Going to use the old 421 cab for the time being although it is looking a bit rough nowadays, so the possibility of a new cab sometime in the future is on the cards.

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Nice work, will it include all of the liveries the train wore through it's life?

Eg: BR Blue, BR Blue Grey, NSE, Connex, Southern and South West Trains.

By the way i don't have a problem waiting for this, Tempest70's 421 is very useful and has been since i got it. (It's a shame the website got taken down but i'm lucky that i got it when i did.)

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Looking good. Will it be TANE only.or 2012 upwards .


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PendennisCastle wrote:
Nice work, will it include all of the liveries the train wore through it's life?

Eg: BR Blue, BR Blue Grey, NSE, Connex, Southern and South West Trains.


That's the plan, although the NSE livery requires a fair few variants in it's own right, Blue & Grey with NSE Markings, NSE Unrefurbised, and NSE refubished.

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Looking good. Will it be TANE only.or 2012 upwards .


2012 hopefully.

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