Thursday, March 04, 2010
Ian Hubert came up with this model for the mechs in Day 2. These things are going to be 50 or 60 feet in diameter.
I suspect if we saw these in real life we wouldn't call them "robots" or even "mechs". I think we'd just tall them "those things". We may want to modify some dialog to reflect that.
Hopefully the reflectance properties of the material will be minimal because we don't want to be ray tracing for a million years. I don't know what the color scheme will be or how well we'll be able to "see through" the center or the wheel itself.
The textures will be high res so we can get relatively close to the thing. Perhaps, as far as blinns and other specularity methods go we should make the thing partially metal, partially plastic, partially ceramic?