We’re definitely still in our honeymoon phase with our printer, a phase that involves Star Wars geekery and printing out Stormtrooper masks. I’m not sure that we see an end to this anytime soon.
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Can you still call them brass knuckles if they’re made out of plastic? Next up on our goals list: brass knuckles phone case.
Here’s more photos of our favorite Yosemite summit, El Capitán. And here’s the Millennium Falcon flying over it. In real fake life, the Falcon would be much smaller in proportion to the Yosemite Valley (34.37 m long compared to 13,000 m long), but we’re not too concerned about things making sense here. Onto news of small things: Here is a… Read more »
So we have this 3D model of the entire Yosemite Valley: And we can’t get enough of canyons, so we’re making more. Next up: the Grand Canyon, maybe the Grand Teton range. CANYONS and VALLEYS will be the inspiration for this game! The 3D models we’re printing are great because they help us visualize what… Read more »
Faces made out of the things we keep lying around our workspace. We’re not using our phone case idea anymore, but they make great eyes. The white squiggle at the bottom is a failed experiment with our 3D printer. You could also call it a turd. Why not a winky face? Thanks Adafruit for providing… Read more »
Thanks to the printer, we now have the capacity to bring any number of things to life. Including the obligatory Millennium Falcon as a controller (the back has a cutout for where a Bean would go). Because star wars.
Behold! This is El Capitán, a vertical rock formation in Yosemite and printed in miniature from our trusty Ultimaker. We’re working on making a never-ending canyon for JetRecon, and we’re making it 3D. The game will have you soar through the canyon and it will be awesome. We’ve scrapped the idea of a phone case… Read more »
There are some great, beautiful, and affordable assets out there. Like Better Rocks and Cliffs, which looks stunning and costs just $25: And this Alpine Mesh Terrain, which creates landscapes that look like wonderful spots for a scenic summer vacation home: While searching for assets for our game, however, we’ve also stumbled upon some virtual rocks that… Read more »
We finally got the team together today and talked JetRecon – we need a better name – for a bit. This game has been slow-cooking for months, absorbing some good Unity sauce, and we’re excited that it’s now time to be taking a concrete step forward together as a team. We asked ourselves, “What are we trying… Read more »
Sometimes we fight with our 3D printer. We always make up in the end, but the fights can have some pretty spectacular results… We’ll update this with more once we get over the embarrassment.