Hit up flozi in lobby
[10:24:40] <[S44]FLOZi> Units of Measurement
[10:24:41] <[S44]FLOZi> The game runs in real time (i.e. 1 game second = 1 real life second).
[10:24:41] <[S44]FLOZi> Model scale is 8 elmos per meter.
[10:24:41] <[S44]FLOZi> Unit speed scale is the same as model scale. 1 elmo / frame (i.e. the value in the unitdef) = 3.75 m/s = 13.5 kph = 7.29 kt = 8.39 mph = 12.3 fps.
[10:24:41] <[S44]FLOZi> Weapon range scale is roughly 1 elmo per meter, but this is very flexible, since a strict translation would not be good for gameplay.
[10:24:41] <[S44]FLOZi> Weapon velocity scale is 2 elmos/s per m/s, a compromise between model scale and weapon range scale.
[10:24:41] <smoth> this new guy could probably benifit from it
[10:24:59] <[S44]FLOZi> according to a post in s44 dev forum by zerg
[10:25:12] <smoth> mind if I copy paste that?
[10:25:17] <[S44]FLOZi> sure
[10:25:28] <[S44]FLOZi> no idea how true it is to s44 at current (i assume mostly)
[10:26:04] <[S44]FLOZi> models are mostly scaled 'by eye' by spiked
[10:26:20] <smoth> oh so you guys rescale yuritch's work?
[10:26:22] <[S44]FLOZi> even some of yuris will be scaled up slightly to match the restin a convo with yuritch(one of the main modelers in s44)
[10:27:10] <[S44]yuritch> Maybe. I'll explain how I scale my models
[10:27:58] <[S44]yuritch> I model them with 1 unit = 1 meter (in Autocad that is). Then I export them to .dxf, import into 3DO Builder, scale remains the same. Then I scale them by a factor of 2.54
[10:28:01] <[S44]yuritch> And that's it
[10:28:32] <smoth> mind if I post that? I am trying to help a new guy figure out scaling in his project
[10:28:51] <[S44]yuritch> Post that if it helps, sureAnd there you have it..
Of course some "by eye" scaling is used. but yeah, that is roughly what they use in s44 kivi. I suggested scaling similarly to them as they are largely infantry with mobile units.
Whatever is done I would not go any larger than 2x2 as that would make tanks very large.
Tanks are very large.
Kivi, can you post a shot of a tank next to an infantry unit?