design competition - a new set of wheel/s

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I've worked out a variety of cycle that if all the mechanical engineering was there, would be something you could build and actually make 90 degree turns with.
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I am no engineer but do you mean that it is possible to build this when you think about gravity and all? and each turn would last around 2-3 seconds just to show the player the way the cycle can move from one wheel to another.
or does it crawl like a 4-leg-spider that has always just 1 contact to the ground? (if it doesn't, that would have been my next idea xD )

as you can see in the pic there are lots of "wheels" under the spider, but only the black one touches the ground:
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and i remembered this doll from "Toy Story" xD , maybe I'll make a cycle of it
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I have made a few drawings here, tomorrow i'll replace them by screenshots and models.

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Word wrote:I am no engineer but do you mean that it is possible to build this when you think about gravity and all? and each turn would last around 2-3 seconds just to show the player the way the cycle can move from one wheel to another.
With gravity and physics yeah. No crawling. I based it slightly on the crocodile rail engines they use in mountains. At least that's what the picture reminds me of.
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Post by Phytotron »

Tank Program wrote:something you could build and actually make 90 degree turns with.
Just use floating spherical wheels.

I think the default moviepack cycle is fine. Granted, the cycle used in the "textures" folder is dumb.

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Phytotron wrote:snip...the cycle used in the "textures" folder is dumb.
lol the tractor yeah thats horrible

I find that the old original moviepack http://armagetron.sourceforge.net/old/addons.html works very well with good fps
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Post by ender »

ed just needs to get those new mono wheel designs ready!!!!!!!

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I wouldn't mind driving the bikes from Extreme-G 3:
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...it would not allow me to simply link to the image...

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I only suggest this because it almost looks like a cross between Tron's bikes and Tr2n's bikes... almost...

That, and I'm a fan of that game series, too.

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First, hello to all on the forums!

Next... did this while I should have been sleeping.

I know it's 3-wheel instead of 1, but it's where my head went when I saw this thread and had to paint it. Figured I'd share even though it's not a real entry.

Turned out a little more organic than I thought it was going to. *shrug* Might change it, might roll with it. Heck - might not even get back to it (hope I do). But if I do, I'll make a quick mesh in modo.

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Ok, so it doesn't follow the design 'rules' as the TR2N cycle, but I did at least try to go with the darker mood. Not sure what possessed me to put the wheel glow on the INSIDE of the rings but I dont hate it.

One obvious critique is about where the heck the program sits. Guess I could massage the design a little. =P

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Vesh wrote:Next... did this while I should have been sleeping.
Welcome to the forums; this is a great first post. :)

I had to comment because I think your design is excellent. About two weeks ago I drew a cycle that looked almost identical to this one, but I decided not to post it. So, this is pretty amazing for me to see this drawing - haha!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work. And check out the following thread if you're into such stuff:
http://forums.armagetronad.net/viewtopic.php?t=18705

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Vesh wrote:First, hello to all on the forums!

Next... did this while I should have been sleeping.
Welcome & Awesome.
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Vesh wrote:(epic first post with this epic picture)
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that's... ... that's...

Lemme put my eyeballs back into my head and pick my jaw up from off the floor and re-attach it.
I'd ride it!

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Post by 2020 »

wow
some nice visuals :)
especially vesh :)

have you guys seen the new hubless bikes?
http://motowallpaper.altervista.org/gal ... pics1.html
may not be that new
but certainly new to me
still haven't seen one in real life

here's ed's second attempt
third to follow
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I didn't see any hubless bikes in your link, 2020.
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ok here is the "wheelchair alternative". :)

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Download the moviepack model here:
http://www.file-upload.net/download-156 ... e.ase.html

It looks a bit hypnotic if you play with it because of the transparency

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Post by 2020 »

try this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJPTSaARlvs
for a working example :)

if you notice
looks like they may be using hubless wheels in the next TR2N
at least if they are working on mead's original designs...
though i think that was just a mock up
hold the line

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