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Author:  tatu [ Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:14 pm ]
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MinePass wrote:
So your saying the scenes such as the Rex shack, view/tar pit, and raptor gorge we're all in separate levels and we're never part of the real game? If so why would they go to the trouble of creating unique pieces and concepts if they didn't intend to use them?


Earlier this year I asked Seamus on Twitter about the picture with the wooden shack in the woods and the T-Rex shack image. He said those were created for the marketing team. I believe the images like these are also part of things made for the marketing team to market the game, and never anything they actually planned to have in the game. He said the marketing team demanded the images and he always thought they were a waste of time.

If we have images of something that looks like a rendering image, or like these above, it is pretty possible they were made only for marketing.

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:19 pm ]
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Aww, sounds like accidental parenthood. The disowned model comes back years later to visit its creator... "Sorry, Rex Shack, you were an accident."

Author:  glitchhunter09 [ Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:28 pm ]
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Well in the Trespasser source files, there is a heightmap called "Shack scene" which may be the one that had said shack.

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:29 pm ]
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Eh machf? The rex + shack scene?

Author:  machf [ Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:29 am ]
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Well, it's likely it was custom made using that heightmap. The only other location with any similarity is up in Pine Valley, near those Mayan ruins...

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 pm ]
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Right but what does the heightmap look like.. Ifg

Author:  machf [ Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:25 pm ]
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Well, this is it:

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Author:  MinePass [ Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 pm ]
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If I remember right those black blotches were holes, any idea what they could have been?

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 pm ]
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Looks like an odd face huh

Author:  Double_G [ Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:40 pm ]
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Image
this looks a lot like the starting area in ascent 1 from beta 96/7 build but even if that's where they took this picture, they must have made a separate version of this level, with high res textures and models

Author:  tatu [ Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:32 pm ]
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This is an early images from 1997 I believe. It is just a show-off image and is not part of an actually level (you can see the borders clearly on it).
Glitch asked Seamus last week I believe about the coding history, and they did have some sort of tech engine back in 1997, so images that doesn't look like they were rendered in 3ds Max was probably viewed in that.
But this is probably just a typical marketing image. :) It is still nice though, as the resolution on the image itself is really high.

Author:  machf [ Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 pm ]
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Actually, tatu, this location is featured in the first trailer (the one that was in MPEG format originally):


It's the one in the second sequence. And there are several other shots from the same area. Maybe some mini-level like the ones we've already identified.

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 am ]
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Definitely an environmental test area. As machf said, some of the terrains from them survived into the source code we have.

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