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  • #115328
     Schreibi34 
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    This is my first WIP thread and i’m not really sure where this will go. I’m not a huge fan of WIP’s but this is the last full table i’m doing so i thought you can not hate what you don’t know, let’s try it. Maybe something good will come out of this, maybe it’s getting on my nerves real quick, i don’t know! We’ll see.

    First of all i want to thank 32assassin and bodydump for making a rock solid VPX table! I needed a table with an excellent base and found 32a’s 2k version of DW. I really think that this is one of his best tables and i really fell in love with that fake Lethal Weapon theme. It’s a great single level shooter with some nice sounds and rules. It feels more like a mid 80’s table which i really like!

    My first plan was to do what i always do and make this table 4k ready with some renderings, primitives, new gameplay and lights. At the end i found my self sitting in front of a full 8k Blender file where evrything was upscaled, rebuild or cleaned up. Not a screw that i didn’t touch. 32assassin was once again very generous when i asked him if i could upload the finished product as a rebuild from scratch or a v2.0 of his table. I got his permission to upload it under my name. I would not have uploaded this one as a mod for a couple of reasons. But don’t worry, i won’t go through all of that again! I have to say that it’s ALMOST a rebuild from scratch because right now it’s still the old 32a script that is running and the Gottlieb logo on the bumper caps is still bodydumps!

    I made the 8k PF with my, what i call, upscale and repair method. To make this work you need a 100% clean PF with no JPEG artifacts and / or no sharpening filters applied. So thanks to bodydump for his professional ultra clean PF, that made the upscale possible! Brand new insert meshes were made and i rendered them once again with the Blender material that i got from flupper. I still love it! Thanks man!

    The plastics were redrawn from scratch with new, more accurate patterns. I kept the shape / layout from the original authors because it already matched the PF. Getting good top down images of the table is a pain so hats off to whoever is responsable for the layout. Getting everything together at the end would be wrecking my nerves big time.

    I bought the metal rail decals and scanned them in  B-)

    All resources will be uploaded with the table for future use (8k ready with a little clean up here and there)

    Overall time for upscaling was around 100 hrs.

    All meshes were rebuild, cleaned and i also made a lot of new ones.

    I’m still looking for a 4k or better 8k PF wood image with a nice looking shooter lane and i still need a texture image for the black wood on the table. But i will only do the extra work if it’s significantly better then what i have.

    Before somebody is asking, the table is at about the 60-70%  mark so there is still about 100 hrs of work ahead. I won’t expect it to be done before summer.

    OK, here are a few Blender images, definetly not as good as fluppers or g5k’s stuff, but i’m pretty happy with the limited time i have. Feel free to give some constructive criticism! Keep in mind, that i’m using this file to create textures for VP. There are no light bulbs and i still haven’t done the cut outs in the PF. I haven’t done the light state of with only the BG as a light source yet. The material of the little flasher globes is horrible! Mostly because it’s creating a lot of noise! There is still some cleaning to do on the apron image.

    01 - DW - Render - Day - DT-view

    02 - DW - Render - Night - Bumper off - DT-view

    03 - DW - Render - Night - Bumper on - DT-view

    04 - DW - Render - Night - Bumper off - Diagonal-view03

    05 - DW - Render - Night - Bumper off - Diagonal-view01

    06 - DW - Render - Night - Bumper off - Diagonal-view02

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    #115329
     Schreibi34 
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    Picture size seems to be limited here so here is the link to the full size images:

     

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtQwS7kKT0THg8Y-iviXCQIsZDK6Mw

     

    #115344
     Thalamus 
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    Damn. Schreibi34 is evolving into a table author. How cool is that ?! :good:

    Very happy to hear that 32a was so gracious, not that I’m surprised. If only there where more people like him in this community.  :rose:

    Looking very nice – and not released until summer ? Not a problem as long as you are having fun making it. Good luck my friend !

    #115345
     Schreibi34 
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    I will need a lot of luck!

     

    And some help!  :wacko:

    #115349
     randr 
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    Very nice renders thats for sure! and will be yet another top table by the looks of the wip ALREADY! :)  i know the time it takes to make the tables this way. looking forward to more updates!

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    #115353
     bord 
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    Looking great. I have a super-hi res shooter lane wood scan if you’re still looking. Lmk

    #115354
     Schreibi34 
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    Hi-Res shooter lane? Would be great! Still need a good wood image. I hope i can implement the shooter lane into the wood image with my mediocre PS abilities!

    Thanks Bord!

    #115355
     Schreibi34 
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    Or is it already combined?

    #115369
     Mark70 
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    Looks awesome!! Great table choice also, it will be very interesting to follow this wip.

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    #115371
     robertms 
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    Hot damn Schreibi34, that looks amazing!

    #115401
     bjschneider93 
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    Looking really good.  Thanks

    #115476
     Schreibi34 
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    @bord

    Your PF scan is excellent but it seems that i can’t use it! What a shame! That routed dent that keeps the ball centered is way to long. I have a picture here with both tables, devided by the red line. Anyone with an idea how to make this work? Moving and squeezing looks awefull.

    DW - Bord Shooter lane

    #115504
     roccodimarco 
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    This is another one of my favorite tables to play.  Looking forward to this table!  Looks awesome!

    #115510
     arconovum 
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    @schreibi34 really nice 3d work..

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    #115512
     Onevox (PeteM) 
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    Above and beyond. Above. And beyond.

    #115908
     Schreibi34 
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    Thanks to BorgDog and Bord this baby has some wood now! I was able to cut out the shooterlane dent from bords image and place it into Borgs maple image!

    Thanks guys!!!

    DW PF New Wood

    #116105
     Schreibi34 
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    I changed the images in the DL-link in the 2nd post to the original .png’s because the .jpg’s looked horrible!

    #116164
     Schreibi34 
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    Shooter lane is looking great, cutouts are done, yellow Gottlieb added to the PF!

    DW - Targets Cutout

    DW - Shooter Lane Wood

    DW - Gottlieb PF

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    #116167
     randr 
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    Very nice

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    #116168
     Mark70 
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    It is looking great!

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