Creature from the Black Lagoon VPX [Abandoned]

In this project I'll be showcasing the work and progress for the CFTBL build that I'll be working on with Unclewilly. The plan: If you followed my Gilligan's Island project you probably already know I pretty much built that entire table in 3D and also made a fully 3D tour version on sketchfab. I plan to do the same for this build except that I will try to implement what I have learned from the last build. This project wouldn't really be possible (or not nearly as nice) without randr. Randr (Jason) owns a CFTBL and has provided (stupid) HD scans of all the plastics for me....and yes I mean STUPID HD....like 500 megs per image HD...randr over kill just to make my life harder dealing with these files! :P In addition to full plastic scans, we also have a super HD playfield and all the resources we could possibly need or want. Randr has done a complete tear down of his table (it needed cleaning any ways he says), and has provided many detailed, measured photo references of all major table elements. So in short I'll be doing my best to have everything as close to scale as possible. I plan to optimise performance for the table by reducing render calls as much as possible by grouping primitives into as few mesh's as possible. I also will try to keep cpu calculations minimal by using only 'power of 2' textures. The performance of the table should be optimal, yet the visual impact will not be compromised as a result. I've received a number of good performance enhancing tips from fuzzel and the devs at sketchfab so I'm hoping I can make the most of it this time round.

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New Collection

Watched WIP
Nine Ball (Stern 1980) Plastics
Jurassic Park VPX [Completed]
Jurassic Park VPX [Completed]
Gilligan’s Island 3D VPX [Completed]
FSS (Full Single Screen) MODs Volume 1 & 2
Jurassic Park VPX [Completed]
Jurassic Park VPX [Completed]
Memory Lane (Stern 1978)
Joust VPX! [Completed]
FSS (Full Single Screen) MODs Volume 1 & 2
Star Trek TNG WIP
Jurassic Park VPX [Completed]
Creature from the Black Lagoon VPX [WIP]
FSS (Full Single Screen) MODs Volume 1 & 2
Avengers VPX
Avengers VPX
Bronto Crane 3D
FSS (Full Single Screen) MODs Volume 1 & 2
FSS (Full Single Screen) MODs Volume 1 & 2

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  1. Dark Post author

    Just getting set up for another great project with the legend himself, Unclewilly. Probably an easy one for most of you, but who can tell which table based off the one plastic image? :)

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      1. ICPjuggla

        I don’t even see a cover photo. That’s what I’m saying I see nothing! Must be my stupid iPhone and iPad. A lot of stuff doesn’t work for me here as it should. I’ve got old gear! :-(

  2. STAT

    Looks like the hardest work on a Virtual Pinball for now … boah, you Guys are cool … thanks i.a. UW, dark and randr …
    I think my Pic below is the right one for that: “Here Comes the big one …”

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  3. Scotty VH

    Awesome! This is such a great table. The existing VP9 one is great… this will be incredible especially with of the experts chipping in their help!

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      1. Unclewilly

        May be able to use some of the physics settings here, the only issue is the table needs to be completely rebuilt as neither myself or melon used the right table dimensions so everthing from the preexhisting tables is slightly off

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        1. Dark Post author

          Yeah thanks STAT but as UW mentioned this will be a from scratch build, we have such great resources and we really want it to be accurate as possible so it’s really easier for us to start fresh. Appreciate you keeping an eye out for us though! :)

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  4. Unclewilly

    I’m not quite as fast as your gilligans team so i hope you have some patience with me. Although i have built this table before in the early days of vp9 so most of the code is already done.
    Hey dark, you think it would be possible to do the raising/lowering metal ramp as a primitive animation? Or better as 2 seperate pieces?

    1. Dark Post author

      Don’t worry bud, the Gilligan’s team is kept busy with a semi-secret project! You work at your own pace. Obj animations should only really be used when it’s not possible to get the results through normal means. Likely do the diverter/lift ramp the way we’ve done them for Gilligan’s, or Road Kings by setting the pivot of the ramp to the top.

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  5. Mark70

    Thats the perfect table for all these A-W-E-S-O-M-E plastic ramps from Dark!
    Always enjoying them when playing all the games like LAH, Rollergames and so on…

    1. Dark Post author

      Hey Mark, thanks for noticing, I do my best! Since this table doesn’t have any crazy dynamic 3D models like TWD I plan to allot extra polygons/faces/detail for the ramps. So with randr’s resources and the room for detail I’m hoping they’ll be some of my best looking ramps so far.

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  6. Jodannar

    fantastic for on this. I love this table and would love a VPX version of it to play. The quality that you guys now are able to achieve in these tables is amazing.

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  7. Al

    Awesome. Can’t wait to follow it along. I’m saving like crazy at the moment to try and buy one IRL. I reckon It’s a great fun table, Also I enjoy b grade 50’s horror :) and in your hands and with an abundance of resources it is bound to turn out well ! Thanks for taking it on. Randr cheers for pulling down your table ..

    Cheers,
    Al.

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    1. Dark Post author

      Usually my personal preference is to stay away from mods, but if these images could be found without water marks I could see it as an option.

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  8. robwaade

    I SAW A VIDEO THAT PLAYS MOVIE PREVIEWS AND CREATURE VIDEOS WHERE THE CREATURE HOLOGRAM IS ITS A NEWER UPGRADE FOR THE PINBALL MACHINE ANY WAY TO INCORPORATE IT ON THE NEW TABLE FORGOT WHAT SITE IT WAS ON

  9. robwaade

    looks cool i am a huge horror movie fan of old stuff is it cool looking in person on net it looked cool i live in minnesota a friend said he was thinking about getting it wasnt sure if he wanted to sink extra $ into iti told him to try it

  10. Al

    Thanks for pumping out Joust ! it’s just beautiful, but .. [spoiler title=" "]now it’s time to F-O-C-U-S ![/spoiler]
    :) any update pics ?

  11. Al

    So with “Jurassic Dark” almost done, I’m just wondering if there is a WIP update on my fave irl table .. ? :heart:
    Just curious if we can get a teaser ? – Cheers, al.

  12. Al

    BiMonthly Bump :)
    I’m aching to play a revised version of CFTBL .. the one I was going to buy fell through, so I’m still looking for an IRL table !..