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CSS Hunley

06 March 2018 - 04:45 PM

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Yes there were only 8 crew in total with the commander standing in the front hatch, and she was 4 ft 3 from hull top to bottom, I don't think the hull would have been thicker than 1 inch so 4ft is a pretty good guesstimate. She was also narrower than she was tall, which might be why it looks more roomy.


There are quite a few pictures of the actual vessel on the museum site here:- https://www.hunley.org/ 


and :- http://www.digitaljo.../article/494629


Yeah, knew those sites, and found also another one by a guy trying a reconstruction of the Hunley. Although some of his claims might be somehow controversial, there are lots of interesting information there.


As for the dimensions and general shape, I'm going to make the hull a bit narrower, but I think the height is almost correct.


Also I've found an excellent model of the Hunley, including a very detailed interior.  I won't use it as given, for it's far too complex for our purposes and very high in the poly count, but I'll take  many of its parts "borrowed" for the model I'm working on.




Modding Mishaps: How to Prevent and Fix them

20 February 2018 - 05:59 PM


First things first: this series of posts is the output of a work made in close collaboration with John Nahton, whom must be given his own share of the credit as its co-author.


Let's face it: modding for Moviestorm, although not necessarily a too complex task, it's an activity plagued by traps and that demands every little bit of the modder's attention.


Sometimes even the more experienced modders can fall victims of one of these mishaps, which, unless you're well aware of the reason which causes it, can prove to be really nasty and exasperating.


We'll see some of them in the next posts, which hopefully will be extended with new entries and contributions.



It was only 10+ years ago

15 February 2018 - 03:59 PM

Especially to all of you veterans, a screenshot of a pre-release version of Moviestorm (mid 2007), rescued from the DVD included with the seminal book by Hugh Hancock and Johnnie Ingram and running on a VM:


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Fun with fans

07 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

A little mod, included a couple of desk fans (one of them autoanimated) and a settable wall thermometer. It will be published really soonish.


In the meantime, a short clip is available for demonstration purposes:




Fractalized (Machinimating by delegation)

06 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

I'm in procrastinating mode once again, so here you are my last entry in my 'Short Whimsies' series.
I bet it's not the most amazingly original idea in the world, but here you're anyway.
Also, I had a hard time to get it completed for Moviestorm kept crashing all the time while working on the second iteration of the movie, so it's far from perfect and the real think I had planned.


More of a proof of concept than a finished production, it's wrong and unsatisfactory in every possible aspect, from the title to the planning and the execution. And yet, I think it might be inspirational for a much accomplished producer.