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Adam_Thorpe
06-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Hi once again,

It has long seemed strange to me that one of the most iconic and popular rides in the world has not been made in RCT3, while the likes of the Eurofighter has. So, yesterday morning I set about changing that :D

Behold, the Intamin Accelerator! :D

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator1.jpg

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator2.jpg

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator3.jpg

As you can hopefully see, the model is 90% complete. The last remaining job is to make OTSRs. Obviously this will be on the Stormrunner track, and so soon I hope we will have an accurate launch coaster, say no to the Stratacoaster!

Thoughts and comments, as ever, most welcome. :)

Ps. Those of you waiting on my S&S Screamin' Swing, that is still WIP but I fancied a short break, making this the ideal project.

popball
06-23-2009, 09:10 AM
Wow! Cant wait 'til it's done!

TheVirusMagnet
06-23-2009, 10:20 AM
nice , is it the stealth/rita cars?

sherman454
06-23-2009, 10:23 AM
The front looks a little flat, apart from that it look brilliant!

Adam_Thorpe
06-23-2009, 10:43 AM
Wow! Cant wait 'til it's done!
Niether can I! :D

nice , is it the stealth/rita cars?
Yup, 'tis indeed.

The front looks a little flat, apart from that it look brilliant!
They do tend to look quite shallow, but I think it is because for some inexplicable reason there is a gap of about a mile and a half between the underside of the body at the very front, and the track. I will post an in-game shot in a min...

EDIT

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Shot0093.jpg

THRILLLOVER28
06-23-2009, 10:47 AM
this what i have been waiting for, looks great :)

Amplifyed
06-23-2009, 11:01 AM
What's the poly count?

FOgplaya
06-23-2009, 11:28 AM
Cool :D I requested this some while ago :)

Adam_Thorpe
06-23-2009, 11:44 AM
What's the poly count?

I'm working on that... :cry:

New seat, with old ones left in for comparison:

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator4.jpg

gavt1976
06-23-2009, 11:46 AM
I think that this is going to be amazing when you do finish this one and also your screaming swing ride because i will put these 2 in my new park that is on the forum.

TPM INC
06-23-2009, 11:53 AM
Been watching this for a while and I just have to say good luck with this. One sentence of advice would be to cut your poly's down because i can see some that can be moved. Also use alpha textures.

Magm&MForce24/7
06-23-2009, 11:54 AM
I love these! I've been wanting to find a Rita/Stealth style.

TheChicosAStar
06-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Good start so far.
May I ask where the peeps feet are going to go?

disneyworld
06-23-2009, 12:37 PM
^ i was thinking the same thing when you hit the launch you feet would be in your mouth

TheVirusMagnet
06-23-2009, 01:10 PM
^^
lol, there is no place at all to put you feet apart from you mouth LOL

royse888
06-23-2009, 02:11 PM
Coming along pretty great

Xendax
06-23-2009, 03:05 PM
Great!

Adam_Thorpe
06-23-2009, 04:20 PM
Last update for tonight, and thanks for all your positive feedback!

OTSR progress:

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator5.jpg

And your feet go here!

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator6.jpg

Enjoy!

Crispylad
06-23-2009, 04:28 PM
What's the poly count?
From the looka of it , tons.

There are many useless polys in there. Like the front of the car you have two shades of red for design. You need to use textures. If you have too many polys , it will destroy your game. Ha , more like crash.

Adam_Thorpe
06-23-2009, 04:37 PM
AFAIK they are the same shade, trick of the angle. In any case, they are by no means there to stay!

gavt1976
06-23-2009, 06:38 PM
It is looking good adam, and i am looking forward to see more of this.

DollywoodGuy
06-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Wow this is looking really good! Keep up the work...This is one I will download lol

Vodhin
06-23-2009, 11:29 PM
Why work twice as much? Start with fewer faces instead of re-working something that will eventually overload RCT3...

91ad11
06-24-2009, 12:07 AM
The car look a little Short on the front is'nt it a little longer and not as flat :) But you could use the first car for the seconds car and make 1st car better and long like Rita , Stealth xD


Like so , You are close though ??
http://i42.tinypic.com/jkg38x.jpg

Adam_Thorpe
06-24-2009, 12:15 PM
Update time :)

OTSRs nearly finished :D

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator8.jpg

Trains lengthened, which meant a bit of a redesign for the rest to keep it in proportion. Much longer now though.

http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/159969/Accelerator7.jpg

Please rate and comment! Thanks!

PumpUpTheBeats
06-24-2009, 12:18 PM
Wow,Cool!!!

Magm&MForce24/7
06-24-2009, 12:33 PM
Keeps getting better and better

Greatdrift
06-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Dude, the poly count is gotta be 10,000!!!!!!!! Use alphas instead of round wheels!

KPWoCkAxX
06-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Wow, just wow. I love it!

03gibbss
06-24-2009, 03:52 PM
Faaaar too many poly's here and tbh the car doesn't look great. It's too small, especially compared to the rita cars and the ingame cars. You need to at least make them taller! And for the designs on the front and side use textures rather than adding poly's to the model! It will look just as good and will run faster. Also make the wheels alpha textures.

Changer098
06-24-2009, 04:44 PM
You do know every circle has 25 faces and I have seen 4 already so 25x4=100x4=400 faces without the thought of the restraints. All of the wheels you have put on there equals to 1200 faces 350 every side group of wheels.

Adam_Thorpe
06-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks for all the pointers and tips everyone - I will certainly act upon them. The diagonal lines on the front are not there to create a pattern!

91ad11
06-25-2009, 07:38 AM
One Thing you need though is that Stealth Sign or they gonna be just normal cars and one Stealth one :D But if your doing a stealth one look at picture i send earlier xD

FOgplaya
06-25-2009, 10:11 AM
One Thing you need though is that Stealth Sign or they gonna be just normal cars and one Stealth one :D But if your doing a stealth one look at picture i send earlier xD
Or he could release a re-skin :)

Adam_Thorpe
06-25-2009, 10:13 AM
Don't worry - Its all cool regardng colour schemes ect because I was thinking about a Stealth version first, then maybe a generic red and patterned one, then possibly a Rita colour scheme. The Stealth construction mini site Thorpe put up back in 2005/06 is a great help to me doing this!

News for today is that I have... Dun da da daaa... Finished the lead car model!

Now all I have to do to it is texture, and...

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/80489/exterminate.jpg

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yz8awh&outx=600&noresize=1&nostamp=1

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yz8awi&outx=600&noresize=1&nostamp=1

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yz8awg&outx=600&noresize=1&nostamp=1

Thanks for all your input, thoughts and comments peeps, please keep it coming, voice any opinions & rate! :)

Oakley.26
06-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow, this is going to be amazing when its completed :D.

Magm&MForce24/7
06-25-2009, 11:45 AM
I love it! just one thing aren't the restraints supposed to have that pole that goes up to the headrest too?
Like This
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn298/5boater/Maverick11.jpg

Changer098
06-25-2009, 11:56 AM
You don't need headrests because the peeps can't use them.

Farenheit97
06-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Thats not what they're saying, they are saying that it is missing the lap bar support that links from the top of the head rest to the lap bar.

Adam_Thorpe
06-26-2009, 11:34 AM
Well, some news of sorts today everyone. I have imported my first ever CTR!

...

But its upside-down, and hanging under the track :sour:

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yz8j86&outx=600&noresize=1&nostamp=1

At least the peeps seem to fit in the seats well!

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yz8j8u&outx=600&noresize=1&nostamp=1

Any ideas anyone? Thanks :)

gandhi606
06-26-2009, 11:38 AM
Ok, I've had this problem. In your Bahndaten.txt, make sure you are using 'mit addons'. Then at the bottom of the bahndaten change 'verticalinversionflag 0' to 'verticalinversionflag 1' Then once you place the coaster it will be upside down, however you can then click on either barrel roll on uninverted on the banking menu. Then delete the upside down bits and complete the track.

TheChicosAStar
06-26-2009, 11:42 AM
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/tycoon4life/Example.png
There that is how to fix it
*Thanks to T4L for the pic*

luke_1990
06-26-2009, 11:42 AM
In the CTR Creator where it says Stationtype, put "Standard", and in the Tracksectioname take out "Invstationmiddle" and make sure you have "Stationmiddle" in there instead. Try that out and see if it fixes it.

Good luck, hope you sort it out.

TheChicosAStar
06-26-2009, 11:44 AM
That is not going to matter. If there are still inverted track pieces Rct3 will default to the inverted station. Those track pieces need to removed for it to default to, well default.

simtanic8
06-26-2009, 11:48 AM
Ok, no offense but this thing is going to kill a computer. There are far to many polys, circles should have a maximum of 12, and the wheels should be alphas. On quarter curves, have a max of 6 sides. The lap bar could be a triangle, not a complete 12 sided circle.

Other then that its good.

-SImtanic8

luke_1990
06-26-2009, 11:49 AM
That is not going to matter. If there are still inverted track pieces Rct3 will default to the inverted station. Those track pieces need to removed for it to default to, well default.
Oh, fair enough. Well just a thought, I'll leave it to you to help him out.

TheVirusMagnet
06-26-2009, 12:15 PM
you do realise the peeps feet are ganging through the back of the car ??? :S lol and the wheels dont fit on the trock properly, BUT nice model :D you just need a floor :D

Adam_Thorpe
06-26-2009, 12:39 PM
Yeah, I'm working on finalizing scale ect. at the moment :)

TheVirusMagnet
06-26-2009, 02:21 PM
cool, i think, when its finished, this will be awsome

Adam_Thorpe
06-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Quickie for you guys, I'm just waiting for something from someone at the moment, then I'm out of the country all next week. Unfortunatly that means a week where I can't do any work! :( I promise I shall return to this project as soon as I get back though, I'm really enjoying it. First thing to do when I get back is make the intermediate cars.

Brawlstar032196
06-27-2009, 03:04 PM
Before you release this, I would recomend changing those wheels to Alpha Sandwiches. Looks better and reduces poly's. ;)

Adam_Thorpe
07-06-2009, 03:32 PM
I'm back guys, woo! Work shall continue ASAP :D

91ad11
07-06-2009, 07:57 PM
Cant wait mate :D Looking good from the pictures just need them handled behind the seats which makes the ride more realistic , Oh About Rita i wouldn't make the car in the same theming as the the ride because we don't no what the cars are gonna look like now SW6 Is coming in early spring 2010 :D But you could make one like Accelerator at Knotts Berry Farm , CA

91ad11

TheVirusMagnet
07-07-2009, 04:39 AM
OMG I went to thorppe park for the first time on tuesday (last week) and stealth was by far the best!! loved the car also!!! thats why i love this soooooooooo much!!!

buisketboy
07-11-2009, 04:17 AM
OMG I went to thorppe park for the first time on tuesday (last week) and stealth was by far the best!! loved the car also!!! thats why i love this soooooooooo much!!!


Stealths my favourite aswell :)

I was really disapointed in Saw.

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 04:36 AM
omg i lovethe progress on this, i have only been on top thrill dragster and Rita and i goin to Thorpe park, im gonna see what it's like and btw, ure cars rock!, just exterminate them polys

TheVirusMagnet
07-11-2009, 04:57 AM
Stealths my favourite aswell :)

I was really disapointed in Saw.

Well, I didnt acualy go on saw, simply because it didnt look worth the que line, BUT that was when we didnt know there were fastracks for saw.... -_- and by the time we found out, they were all gone :(

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 05:00 AM
how does fast track work in Thorpe, is it like Disney's?

gandhi606
07-11-2009, 05:18 AM
how does fast track work in Thorpe, is it like Disney's?
0-80mph in 1.9 seconds, faster than disney.

Buisketboy, I find SAW to be the best, but that's just me.
Virusmagnet, when did you go? I've found the queue is generally only 1 hour when at the entrance!

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 05:38 AM
ghandi i meant the qeue jump, thats what fast track is

TheVirusMagnet
07-11-2009, 05:56 AM
I went on the 30th, it was a school day, but when we got the there was about 300 buses full of school kids lol...
i also suggest getting fastracks to anybody who go's to thorpe park, coz they are really worth it, as you only gota wait 1-2 rides and then your on. so yeah they are really great. i got the acselorator one and the collosus single one

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 06:13 AM
cools, do they cost much?

TheVirusMagnet
07-11-2009, 07:07 AM
well they cost 3 for a single ride, theres special group ones that costt....

4 rides 9
5 rides 9
unlimited all day 50

but the 9 pound ones you cant choos which rides, theres a list, theres the acselorator, with vortex,rush, samurai and stealth and i cant renember the other list

gandhi606
07-11-2009, 07:37 AM
gandhi i meant the qeue jump, thats what fast track is
Yes I know what fast track is. I misunderstood you and thught you meant 'How fast does the track work, like in disney'. My bad.
It's 4 for Stealth and SAW- The Ride, 3 for all other rides, 9 for 'Accelerator' Package, 9 for extreme package and 60 for ultimate fastrack (unlimited access to all rides, all day) It's also 6 for stealth if you want to go at the front.
Anyway, back on topic please.

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 07:55 AM
cool, i will buy the Ultimate and on topic, when does it come out?? i like it so far

gandhi606
07-11-2009, 10:35 AM
cool, i will buy the Ultimate and on topic, when does it come out?? i like it so far
The best answer to that question is when it's ready! I really don't know, could be a week, could be several months. Depends how many problems he gets.

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 01:59 PM
yeah, what i think he should do it so ti can be easily edited if he wants rita-like cars because they are changing in about 5 months

Adam_Thorpe
07-11-2009, 02:12 PM
The best answer to that question is when it's ready! I really don't know, could be a week, could be several months. Depends how many problems he gets.

Here here, well said! I am hoping to be finished soon but bearing in mind I'm off to Florida on 19th (woo!) we're probably looking at mid August I WOULD GUESS, don't hold me to it but that seems a reasonable working timeframe. I should probably tell you at this point that I am envolved in some other projects as well at this time, which are working in collaboration with other people so have to take priority over personal projects. That doesn't mean this has no priority at all though :)

motojack1000
07-11-2009, 02:26 PM
adam im looking forward to see these and btw, when these are done they will look soooo realistic

Adam_Thorpe
07-14-2009, 12:24 PM
Ok peeps, this is the thing I have been waiting for:

http://i28.tinypic.com/2myaijk.jpg

Thoughts?

tomm.
07-14-2009, 12:24 PM
Looks amazing!

motojack1000
07-14-2009, 12:24 PM
wow,that is AMAZING!!!

Hotasflames99
07-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Wow! I had no idea an Intamin Accelerator could be a Ford! Looking Good!

Changer098
07-14-2009, 01:24 PM
That looks awesome.

JRCH123
07-14-2009, 01:46 PM
wow! this looks really amazing! seriously.. keep it up! :up:

TheVirusMagnet
07-14-2009, 03:36 PM
WOW. the only problem is, wher are the restraints at???

JRCH123
07-14-2009, 03:42 PM
the restraints are on there. they are orange

Viscosity086
07-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Dang, that dose look pretty.. I like the restraints..

twinsofdoom5
07-14-2009, 06:47 PM
looks ace but can you make the lap part of the restraints like on All the Accelerator's and that will make it mega! :P

Magm&MForce24/7
07-14-2009, 07:54 PM
one word........Awesome

TheVirusMagnet
07-15-2009, 03:44 AM
the restraints are on there. they are orange
no not that ppart, the part going acros your lap

cernuschi
07-15-2009, 07:56 AM
^ and then leading to behind the headrest.

Tawm
07-15-2009, 08:54 AM
looks really good. have been waiting for this

adiel19
07-15-2009, 10:09 AM
looks amazing ;)

Adam_Thorpe
07-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks for all your comments and messages of support! It isn't finished yet, I know there is still room for improvement... Look on the bright side, once this lead car is done the others should be a doddle! :D

JV1994
07-16-2009, 02:08 PM
looks amazing , but i think that maybe the textures could be made better.

stevefromtheuk
07-16-2009, 02:18 PM
looks amazing , but i think that maybe the textures could be made better.

You say this but i dont think that that will help Adam_Thorpe. Maybe tell him what you think should be changed.

Adam_Thorpe, I'm loving this, I've been following and thought that I should finally add my input :P

It looks very nice, It will be great once its released but dont rush this until you think its ready :)

Thanks
Steve

JV1994
07-16-2009, 02:41 PM
Well , i think that it could be made a bit more shiny , if you know what i mean , rather than what it is like the moment , because the overall shape and details are amazing , but the texture does not look quite right.

91ad11
07-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Is that me or does that say FORD in the grid of the car :S , Because i didnt realise stealth had that and could you send me the car from sketch up so i can make it like Rita :)

KingVeveraine
07-17-2009, 08:47 AM
Well , i think that it could be made a bit more shiny , if you know what i mean , rather than what it is like the moment , because the overall shape and details are amazing , but the texture does not look quite right.

He can add shine when it gets imported, you can't just paint it on in the modler as such ;). The screenshot, while possibly looking rendered doesn't have the properties to make it shine, however RCT3 can render the shine easily.

Wayne2224
07-22-2009, 10:51 AM
This is great looking!! Im gona have this in my parks for sure! No doubt about that one!!!

Adam_Thorpe
07-23-2009, 07:20 PM
Hi guys, managed to find some internet and some free time out here in florida :D Thanks for all your comments and encouragment! Just to clear up 'from the horse's mouth' as it were, the textures are temporary, I just like to add some colours while working to get a better feel for how it is gonna look. There shall be no Ford logos on the release!

Just a personal addition- been to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Islands Of Adventure so far :D Got Animal Kingdom, Universal, EPCOT and SeaWorld left to go :D I'm back on the 30th so I shall carry on then :)

Thanks for keeping the chat going on this while I'm away!

Crispylad
07-23-2009, 08:58 PM
That car CTR loks pretty darn good. My only critism is the restraints look a little thin. I wouldn't mind using this for a themed ride. I've never seen a new themed CTR. Keep up the good work.

CoasterManiac6
07-24-2009, 05:07 PM
wow this is really amazing i love it!! :heart::heart::heart:

TheVirusMagnet
07-26-2009, 03:46 PM
I serously need this for my new project

Adam_Thorpe
07-30-2009, 02:34 PM
Hi guys, good news! Whilst working on something else I found how to do textures and make them export properly! The last obsticle in the way of this has been cleared :D Picture update soon!

JRCH123
07-30-2009, 02:37 PM
^
cool ;)

Wayne2224
07-30-2009, 02:58 PM
:O

OH YEAH!

Magm&MForce24/7
07-30-2009, 06:39 PM
Can't wait!

gavt1976
07-30-2009, 07:48 PM
I am looking forward to see the pictures adam.

Off Topic: Adam are you still working on your screaming swing ride or is that dead now.

Adam_Thorpe
07-31-2009, 09:03 AM
OT: Not dead, in that I will return to it at some point... I have a few ideas up my sleeve right now, as well as working on things for other people but I will return at some point. I think by that point, given it was my first model, I will have improved to the point of starting it again from scratch. We'll see I suppose. But I do want to do a screamin' swing at some point, aside from anything else I just want to play with one in game!

On Topic: While working on set of new textures last night, I accidently deleted the Stealth ones :bored: Luckily only one side had final textures on, so it won't take long to do again. Thats what I'm doing as we speak :D

gavt1976
07-31-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks for letting us know what you are doing about your screaming swing ride and i am looking forward to see your next update of the ride adam.

Burger27
08-28-2009, 09:47 PM
Is this thread dead?

ytivarg
08-28-2009, 11:34 PM
Is this thread dead?

Read the post two above yours. It's amazing what you can learn when you read!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/Gamer674G/nbc_the_more_you_know.jpg

TheVirusMagnet
08-29-2009, 03:28 PM
oh its a comfort to know its not just me your sarcasticaly rude too.

118822447700
09-20-2009, 07:55 PM
I've been waiting to long. can u please finish.

colbycx
09-20-2009, 09:30 PM
^Patience is a virtue.

Brawlstar032196
09-20-2009, 10:07 PM
^ Spam? I really can't tell.

Burger27
09-22-2009, 07:13 PM
This really needs to have a update.it has been over a month or two since the last one

Adam_Thorpe
09-23-2009, 03:53 PM
I really would if it were only down to me but as I keep telling you it isn't! I do appreciate you have been waiting ages though so I think it might be ultimatum time :D I might just go it alone again, becuase I really want to finish this.

Burger27
09-28-2009, 08:14 PM
Well now that I know this is still being worked on I will stop bothering you from now in-till the 15th of october/next month

HevimiesT
10-02-2009, 10:25 AM
Amazing! Can't Wait!

Burger27
10-03-2009, 07:50 PM
^Same with me
Also this should be put on a Stormrunner/Giga track combination

shadow-coaster
10-04-2009, 03:56 AM
i want this sooooooooooo bad.

Raven!
10-04-2009, 04:41 AM
absolutely amazin!

Burger27
10-04-2009, 11:10 PM
I agree with you.absolutely amazin!

LittleNinja
10-07-2009, 07:05 PM
theres a scale tool on sketchup, as for the high polys, i cant help

Burger27
10-07-2009, 07:55 PM
Will the next update be posted between this post and the 14th of October?

shadow-coaster
10-08-2009, 01:22 PM
i hope so.

Irct3noob
10-10-2009, 07:23 PM
omg thank you so much u are making this allowing me to build Xcelerator!!! :) a recreation i have been planning on forever (could u please make the track so it has overbanked turns(giga))

Burger27
10-17-2009, 11:49 AM
Oh come on no update and its been past October 14th=(
Please post an update on what you got so far Please.

Colors
10-18-2009, 09:47 PM
oh my god, can you people stop pestering him. if he's getting it done hes getting it one, if not well then tough luck

Adam_Thorpe
10-20-2009, 03:57 PM
^ I like you :)

However, I'll say a few words just because it has been a while... The thing is basicly going to be completely re-done. I'm tempted to delete the old one tbh lol. It was just insane on the poly front, and I have improved SO much since I started it.

I have a lot of other stuff going on though, school is a bit of a nightmare right now and I've drifted from RCT3 a bit. Fallout 3 is taking up much of the little free time I have if I'm honest.

So yah, ground up rebuild. It'll take longer but it will be worth it :) I think its only fair though to stop bringing this to the top of the list when other people have things to show though, so if I could make a polite request it would be to let this thread go down until such a time as I post more pictures :) I don't want to seem ungrateful for all your interest etc, but thanks :)

Changer098
10-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Fallout 3 is taking up much of the little free time I have if I'm honest.
Falllout 3, very well understood. That game is awesome.

Adam_Thorpe
10-21-2009, 01:25 PM
^ Lol yeah :D The character I'm playing right now has 110 hours on the clock, and I just bought Game Of The Year version for all the DLC Addons :D

shadow-coaster
10-21-2009, 02:03 PM
can't wait!!

Burger27
01-17-2010, 03:02 PM
First post of the year and still no update!!:mad:

Spl Eagles
01-17-2010, 03:15 PM
^if YOU want it so badly, YOU make it yourself! stop yelling at EVERYONE for updates and releases!

carpenterj06
01-17-2010, 03:42 PM
Agree with Spl Eagles, cs making is very hard work

Adam_Thorpe
01-17-2010, 05:05 PM
I think its only fair though to stop bringing this to the top of the list when other people have things to show though, so if I could make a polite request it would be to let this thread go down until such a time as I post more pictures :)

:cool::up:

Please, clearly you are desperate to use this Burger but it'll be a while yet. Sorry.

BTMRRDude5
01-19-2010, 04:55 PM
is it recolorable?

Sir Coaster
01-20-2010, 07:06 AM
its look very good so far!!

~Sir Coaster

andyman127
01-22-2010, 01:39 AM
looks really good so far. have you gotten to do any tests with people in it, because their doesn't seem to be much let room.

Adam_Thorpe
01-22-2010, 01:51 PM
Reading is a wonderful thing, peeps. ^ If you had read through the thread you would have seen pictures which answer your question.

And to all three most recent posters, I will post this for the third time on this page:

I think its only fair though to stop bringing this to the top of the list when other people have things to show though, so if I could make a polite request it would be to let this thread go down until such a time as I post more pictures :)

:mad::up:

andyman127
01-22-2010, 10:40 PM
Believe it or not i did read the thread, and i made the post looking at the pictures considering the car, and making the post with the intention of helping out.....if you don't want the help, tell me so.

I WILL STOP POSTNG IF THAT IS YOUR WISH! I NEVER POST UNLESS IT IS TO SUPPORT SOMEONES WORK, HELP WITH IDEAS, OR GIVE ADVICE!

Adam_Thorpe
01-23-2010, 07:01 PM
Ok you guys, the nagging paid off! I'm sorry I was a bit rude to some of you when you were only trying to help :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4299110566_a12bf97d00_o.jpg

Literally, one night's work. Poly count is down from a staggering 19,000 to 2,335! Mostly this is from remodelling the seats and replacing the wheels with alpha stacks. The front bodyshell was also redone, and smoothed. I'm actually really happy! I hope you guys like it! Still WIP obviously - more details are still needed, OTSRs, and the back portion of the body shell might get a bit of tinkering done to it as well - plus texturing in various colour schemes. Well on the way though! It is much nearer to completion than last time this thread was active, and I for one think it looks a damn sight better!

And please, after all that nagging, for goodness sake tell me what you think! :D

Dark_Horizon
01-23-2010, 07:52 PM
Wow what a comeback! This looks great! One bit of advice, in some of your curves on the seat, i can tell they have way more sides than they need. I don't know if you already know this, but right clicking a curve, going to entity info, and lowering the amount of segments makes a huge difference. But, dang, from 19,000!!!!!! I really don't think its necessary that you lower it any further anyway!

118822447700
01-23-2010, 08:27 PM
WOW!!!!! What ^he said great comeback. I've been waiting for this before I even signed in to atari forums.

Changer098
01-23-2010, 08:35 PM
What an amazing piece. It's Aliveeeee!

Burger27
01-23-2010, 09:33 PM
Yaaay,After eternal waiting its ALIVEEE AGINNN

But I think the body should be a little thicker

Colors
01-24-2010, 08:50 AM
wow, looks really awesome! and well worth the wait! ;)

carpenterj06
01-24-2010, 01:04 PM
brilliant, my pc sighed at the poly count but very well detailed.

Changer098
01-24-2010, 01:13 PM
One question, are you going to animate it? Still looks great.

GlassSnow
01-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Im not quite sure what you've done with the seats is well relistic and also looks like there is more pollys then there is in the real one. :haha:

http://www.screamscape.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2009_0916_XceleratorAccident21.jpg
Then theres this version also.

EDIT: Just found a better picture:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Kingda_Ka_restraints_down.jpg/200px-Kingda_Ka_restraints_down.jpg

Adam_Thorpe
01-25-2010, 01:22 PM
Thanks for all your kind words guys. GlassSnow, I'm modelling after the Stealth varient to begin with:

http://stealth.thorpepark.com/images/photo_diary/06_03_06/full_size/06_03_06-3.jpg

If you look back through the thread, the old seats had all the details on. The new ones will too, I just haven't got to it yet. The restraints will be animated.

BTMRRDude5
01-25-2010, 07:56 PM
http://www.screamscape.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2009_0916_XceleratorAccident21.jpg

I hate this accident. It's Really sad that the kid got hurt just by riding a coaster.

Adam_Thorpe
01-26-2010, 01:58 PM
I didn't realise before, is that the Xcelerator cable snap? It's torn the train body shell!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2756/4306552411_04e48a7a08_o.jpg

New seat shape and added the red support spines behind the seats too. Still working on spacing and exact alignment.

Changer098
01-26-2010, 02:14 PM
Oooh, nice seats.

Bassmachine2010
01-26-2010, 03:07 PM
did you make those wheels they look like the RR ones no offence

Adam_Thorpe
01-26-2010, 03:31 PM
I made them. Thanks Changer :)

Bassmachine2010
01-26-2010, 04:33 PM
hmm to me every single wheel on every CTR looks exactly the same but then again there is no different shaped wheels

Adam_Thorpe
01-26-2010, 05:07 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4307717716_8ea31cdbf6_o.jpg

They're not RR. They even say Intamin on them, and batch numbers!

Changer098
01-26-2010, 05:12 PM
The Revolutionary Rides wheels have two alphas then then a solid surface containing the other texture. Altogether, alpha stacks are so much easier. I think, not sure, part of the Revolutionary Rides wheels were UV mapped. Not sure, but they look that way.

Bassmachine2010
01-26-2010, 05:23 PM
^^ nice detail
^ wiggedy wiggedy what?!

SpineFull
01-27-2010, 12:00 PM
Looking really great so far! :) I really hope you have a good time enjoying this instead of being rushed by some users, :bored:. But anywayz good luck on the rest of this! :up:

CoasterManiac6
01-27-2010, 01:11 PM
Wow! these look great and better than before, but i do hope this doesn't consume all of your time :D

Adam_Thorpe
01-27-2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys, for the kind words and the understanding! I took tonight out to kick back and do a little work on my park having spent the vast majority of my recent free time on this, but tomorrow or Friday I'll be back at this - I don't want to leave it this time :):up:

Colors
01-28-2010, 05:46 PM
looks awesome! and just amazing detail.

Adam_Thorpe
01-31-2010, 12:08 PM
Thanks Colors.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4318717765_d2b6d104cd_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4319451926_e4d92d0b1e_o.jpg

Ok, I think I've killed off the last of the modelling on the lead vehicle! I completely butchered it this morning, doing the massive remodel the outside got on the inside. I've resized the entire model too, so it should look better in game. All the seats were ripped out so I could tidy the inside and remove polys where they weren't needed, then I finished the seats and put them back in. OTSRs are done too, I think that's it! To do list on the lead vehicle is now just re-applying the wheels, and final texturing!

Can I get a woop woop?!

irct3
01-31-2010, 12:10 PM
Looks amazing!

Xendax
01-31-2010, 12:13 PM
Wow.. Just wow.

-Kyle.

118822447700
01-31-2010, 12:23 PM
This is one of the best CTRs. Keep up the work.

woop woop

wasstraat65
01-31-2010, 01:09 PM
wheels are exactly as in real life:
http://www.rctland.com/toppunta.php?id=448
(scroll down to about 3/4)

SpineFull
01-31-2010, 01:10 PM
WOOP WOOP :haha: this is looking superb!:up: I really like the textures, the car seems to be perfect atm, looking like a real accelerator! Keep up the great work :):up:

Adam_Thorpe
01-31-2010, 01:54 PM
Thanks guys, that's some serious praise there! Wheels are back on, I think it's done! Texturing is the final hurdle!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4319775080_244101aee0_o.jpg

Smolly
01-31-2010, 01:57 PM
looks very good...
but it looks so small compared to the track you placed it on

cernuschi
01-31-2010, 02:33 PM
^ I suppose you will get a better idea of size once its been put in game and the people are in the car. Looks great though.

118822447700
01-31-2010, 02:35 PM
I can't wait till you finsih the final texture.

Colors
01-31-2010, 02:38 PM
looks spot on :up:

superlegostarwa
01-31-2010, 02:42 PM
Can't wait to see the other cars!

GlassSnow
01-31-2010, 03:27 PM
Just wondering, will you be adding the handle on the base of the restraint?
It'll make it look more realistic. Other then that its great!

Changer098
01-31-2010, 03:46 PM
Awesome!

SpineFull
01-31-2010, 05:06 PM
Perfection :up::)

Adam_Thorpe
01-31-2010, 05:34 PM
Thanks everyone!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4320452860_c4a675105c_b.jpg

So nearly done! I can almost taste it!

CoasterManiac6
01-31-2010, 05:45 PM
thats awesome stuff there, but i do have to admit, the bottom of it does look a little bit thinner than the actual ones on the photo but it's not a worry

Changer098
01-31-2010, 05:50 PM
Can't wait to see ingame!

SpineFull
01-31-2010, 06:00 PM
3 updates in 1 day! :D:up:;) You really seemed determined on this! I hope your having fun making it.:) It looks fantastic btw :up:

xluvanmusiqx
01-31-2010, 06:13 PM
This looks amazing... Cant wait for the release...

118822447700
01-31-2010, 06:22 PM
^Same here.

Xendax
01-31-2010, 06:59 PM
WOAH!

-Kyle.

Maverickfan
01-31-2010, 07:05 PM
Looks very nice, the only think i would say to maybe work on is the bumper because the bracket looks weird. Other than that its very nice.

andyman127
01-31-2010, 09:44 PM
big improvement since i last looked at this thread. keep up the good work:)

Crispylad
02-01-2010, 01:01 AM
Consider this amazing... I will defiantly be downloading this and making a racing theme ride in a park some day. Great work, and this has improved so much!

BTMRRDude5
02-01-2010, 07:04 AM
:eek2::eek2::eek2::eek2::eek2::eek2: nice train!

carpenterj06
02-01-2010, 12:25 PM
very very very good i agree with BRMRRDude5

Burger27
02-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Awwwsooommmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it going to be recolor able?

BTMRRDude5
02-02-2010, 08:22 PM
Is it going to be recolor able? ^^

That's what i said before LOOOL

Adam_Thorpe
02-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys... Really appreciate it.

I've now finished my side of the project for the time being, I've sent the files over to Chico who has kindly offered to animate the restraints for me. A big thanks Chico!

As far as colour schemes / recolourablity are concerned, I'm releasing the Stealth version first, which is a direct rec so not recolourable. For the second release after that, I will make some sort of Rita / Xcelerator style skin with flames, which will be recolourable. Watch this space ;)

B-ray
02-03-2010, 11:25 AM
this looks great :)

Remember though, that they are changing the theme (and colour) of Rita for the new season ;)

lovealtontowers
02-03-2010, 12:53 PM
this looks great :)

Remember though, that they are changing the theme (and colour) of Rita for the new season ;)
YEp that is true well the track for onething is remaining red altho the cars will change but so will the name so :) yae but people may want to nuild just rita and will want rit'a old cars not the new drak forrest thmed cars :) but i do agree
"THE CARS ARE AMASING I LOVE THE RESRANTS ( HARNESS ) I WILL DEFFO BE DOWLOADING" !!!! Keiron

BTMRRDude5
02-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Recolorable flames, SWEET!!!!!!!!

118822447700
02-03-2010, 09:35 PM
I always wanted a Xcelerator CTR. Can't wait.

CoasterManiac6
02-04-2010, 02:43 PM
i've had another look at those picturs on page 6 and i've noticed something, the back seats need to be slighlty higher than the front ones, that may make it look better (not that it isn't good anyway) =]

Burger27
02-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Not more waiting=(

CoasterManiac6
02-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Not more waiting=(
good things come to those who wait as one rather odd advert once said

TwiDragon1000
02-10-2010, 05:39 PM
recolorable flames? Sweet!

Omnidroid70
02-14-2010, 09:04 AM
Looks really nice! By the way are you still doing this? I really could use it and sorry if I'm hassling or rushing you, I just wanna know if you will continue it. Thanks

th13teen mad
02-28-2010, 02:45 PM
does any one no when it will come out i cant wait iam sooo excited

Fenalor
02-28-2010, 03:59 PM
well, just be patient... it will come ;)

LakeRC
03-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Is there lights on the car. I would be nice to have one with and without lights otherwise, :10sur10:.

azanderz
03-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Nice work.. Good to see that you cutted down the polys ALOT, though it still looks a little high poly it would be sad to change more.