• Competiton - Star Wars Pod Racer
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  • Avatar of Hunta
  • Ok- [IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/yamclam999/gm_flatgrass20080348.jpg[/IMG] This is the first comp I've started, and I have no idea if it'll catch on Obviously, it is a pod racer comp (Star Wars duhh), Rules: NO homoballs Apply force is fine No custom models other than phx (if you want any others, ask, I may allow them) errr that is a about it, you will be judged on: aesthetics - looks Function and Features you guys can organise a race or something, I wont cause I'm in New Zealand so you will all lag like hell. I'm not entering but here is an example: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=738645[/url] I'm expecting better from atleast a few of you - you know who you are. Edit: Submissions can just be pics, a video is prefferd, No dupe required. Oh, and I will be the judge
  • Avatar of BaWa
  • Nice idea, I think more people will try if you gave out an exp2, I know I would
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • [QUOTE=BaWa;15108748]Nice idea, I think more people will try if you gave out an exp2, I know I would[/QUOTE] of what?
  • Avatar of BaWa
  • [QUOTE=Hunta;15109317]of what?[/QUOTE] Controlling it? like karbines hovering exp thing
  • Avatar of Frechetta93
  • I agree with Bawa, I would try it but I don't feel like rigging up a control system when i'm already working on something else at the moment.
  • Avatar of FokkerBoombass
  • I think that's the main point, to see how people will solve the problem of making it hover properly...
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • [QUOTE=BaWa;15109376]Controlling it? like karbines hovering exp thing[/QUOTE] I just used a simple ranger based hover expression, basically - Thrust = (HoverHeight - Range) - ($Range) one in the front and 1 in the back of each pod then I fixed roll with a gyro, then added an apply force air resistance at the back, applyForce(Ent():Vel()) prob mucked something up with that applyforce, but you get the point, with mine I set the Z of the velocity vector to zero so I wouldn't get any resistance in that axis then I duped that, and used 2 ropes and 2 elastics to hold the pod engines together, then an advanced ballsocket for the pod cockpit Done. My hover hasn't got anything on karbines etc hover expression, that is one of the reasons I'm expecting better [QUOTE=MacHaddock;15111380]*cough* remake of my ancient sebulba pod racer might be possible*cough*[/QUOTE] any rofl send me a pic, all the pod racers I've seen are classic funny
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  • i actually might have a go at this except all my hover systems suck balls grumpy you have to teach me yours please
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  • I say the same. Release some lines of code for what you described about the rangers! That seems to be enough for anyone to manage from there by themselves. Don't you think?
  • Avatar of Shogoll
  • I started working on a pod racer soon after I saw yours, as of now it's just a statue that can't really fly, and I'm having trouble parenting it, but I think it's a decent start. I'll get some pictures in a sec. [editline]11:50AM[/editline] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0020.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0021.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0022.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0023.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0024.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Shogoll/gm_flatgrass0025.jpg[/IMG]
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • [QUOTE=Shogoll;15118050]I started working on a pod racer soon after I saw yours, as of now it's just a statue that can't really fly, and I'm having trouble parenting it, but I think it's a decent start. I'll get some pictures in a sec. [/QUOTE] That is looking great! This is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, Thank you for contributing - looking foward 2 the finished product
  • Avatar of Maximash
  • Man, I haven't been on here in tiime, I might get back into Gmod by making one of these. Can mine have a thermal detonator thrower? :P
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • [QUOTE=Maximash;15132317]Man, I haven't been on here in tiime, I might get back into Gmod by making one of these. Can mine have a thermal detonator thrower? :P[/QUOTE] It better
  • Avatar of xroblade
  • Pictures of an unfinished chunky pod racer [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4580/bestside.jpg[/img] [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1867/generatorside.jpg[/img] [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4005/podi.jpg[/img] [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6308/topviewone.jpg[/img] [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6563/topviewtwo.jpg[/img] [img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7332/fansoo.jpg[/img] Trying oposeing vector thrusters for stablility and air resistance
  • Avatar of Maximash
  • [QUOTE=Hunta;15132364]It better[/QUOTE] Awsumnass. Its also gunna have a place on both of the engines where, if you shove something inside it the engine breaks! :O :) Well placed grenade ftw?
  • Avatar of Shogoll
  • Oh wow that's awesome, I should have gone for a more junked steam punk design. [editline]01:03PM[/editline] Also I need some help making this thing drive, anyone wanna clue me in onto how I should go around doing this?
  • Avatar of Maximash
  • Did you see huntas comments on how he made his one hover? I could show you how to do that, though the way i do it may be different to him. Once you've done the Gyro and the hovering all you do is add air resistance to the pod, and some thrusters to the thrusters :P
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • Ok- seeing as I have been naged, here is my basic pod set up, excluding the cockpit, because I don't like how I did mine, so I'd prefer if you guys figured out your own way. [IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/yamclam999/podint.jpg[/IMG] Edit: I've changed a significant amount for things since I made this, but it gives you the basic idea
  • Avatar of Gmoddermelon
  • Ok finally here it is.... My Pod Racer! Influenced by Sebulba's Plug F Mammoth Split X Took me awhile to post because my stupid home server has been down for 2 weeks, and has been on and off since then. I didn't even finish my screen shots because I crashed =\. The ropes arn't in their final place... They will mostly be redone and some other things will be changed. I will post a video when I have fully finished. Build time: Around 5 - 6 nights. Prop count: About 150-175 Constraints: Unkown yet because I have not yet parented or anything. [img]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1775/pod1y.png[/img] [img]http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1128/pod2.png[/img] [img]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9421/pod3.png[/img] [img]http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9205/pod4.png[/img] [img]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1148/pod5.png[/img] [img]http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2788/pod6.png[/img] [img]http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2095/pod7.png[/img] Thanks....More to come soon!
  • Avatar of xroblade
  • Wardog's Posible Entry [img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2841/wardogdefault.jpg[/img] [img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9154/wardogpod.jpg[/img] [img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8351/wardogrear.jpg[/img] [img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3478/wardogsiderear.jpg[/img]
  • Avatar of DONUT KING
  • I might enter, if I can figure out a good system to make it work, suggestions anyone? Also, Sebulba's pod racer up there is inaccurate (unless you're not done :3) Edit: Nevermind, I was thinking of something else x|
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • Bit of an update, Xro and I are building a really cool race track on gm_buttes, we shall release the dupe when it is done
  • Avatar of Hunta
  • Here is a WIP pic of the track, looks a bit lame from above but trust me, it is very cool, you can see my pod racer (top right spec lol ) for scale [IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/yamclam999/podc1-1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/yamclam999/hl22009-05-3014-33-10-89.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/yamclam999/hl22009-05-3014-33-07-31.jpg[/IMG] Plus a quick wip vid of the track at its current state, with my driving my pod race through [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyz3elw20qo[/media]