No. The original team was either let go or moved on for various reasons . I suspect this shift in team was due to the overall downsizing during the Japan tsunami period ...read more here [link]
...and because its a new team that took over, they just do their job to work with what they have... aaand thats more or less how I see it i do know the creative director doesnt agree with my conceptual direction from the tone of his twitter responses to fans who've seen both my concept work and then ingame finals and asking about the... lack of translation.
Looks really cool, and I like the near-future feel of it. As a guy who served in a mechanized company I have some experience with IFVs, specifically the American tracked M113 (or "the lunchbox" as we called it), the Finnish six-wheeled Sisu/ Patria Pasi and the Swedish tracked CV-90. Though the latter I had very little to do with.
As I don't know much about armour design, or engineering, and such, and how the drone tech is supposed to be implemented properly, I'll settle for a single, minute piece of critique; where does the "luggage" go? Combat rucksacks, larger recon packs (if necessary) ammunition bags, water containers, etc. In general, some of these things can be placed outside (like water), but subzero temperatures is going to play hell with that. The simplest solution in my mind would be behind and under the seats. There also the possibility for a "kangaroo pouch" (not sure what the English term is; basically a giant watertight pouch hanging on the front of the vehicle.)
Of course, for such a large vehicle (at least from me judging by the size of the seats) it doesn't carry that many men, and there seems to be some dead space towards the back in the second cut-out. (are these two different versions? It's a bit ambiguous) I just wondered what that would be for, and why there weren't more seats to increasy carrying capacity.
BUT ANYWAY - as you might notice, this is a very minor gripe, and as this is an artwork, and not secret blueprints for the army, you don't need to get bogged down too much in fairly small details (imagine if some electrician began bugging you about the wiring - I'm sure that'd be annoying as hell.)
Thanks for the insight! There is actually plenty of cargo space: -On the lower image, you can see the area behind the folded down 'bed' (refer to colour key if you need more help locating it), there are 2 big sound speakers for music and 2+ weapon cases and lots of room. -At the rear, 2 more open bins like the kind on modern M113 update -Most of the extra cargo would be locked in the 'coffins' alongside the combat drones. One is shown open exposing the drone rifle and gives a general peek into the structure itself. -Where drones are not mounted on their stations, rucksacks and other gear can be stored on the 'drone seats' themselves and latched in place by the Drone cage.
I only see a couple flaws in the design. *The side mounts for drones means no reactive or slat armor. *No visibility for crew inside. *No remote weapons stations or machine guns at the hatches. *No cannon or similar anti vehicle defense.
Thanks kindly! Personally, I don't see those factors as flaws, because the drones really double up as all those factors- combined. Besides, there are only purpose-built vehicles in the real world. So I approached it with that mentality, to create as realistic an effect as I could.
nope... I never had access to such education-- but that said, I don't see how exposing yourself to the same kind of knowledge or influence should change the outcome. Know what I mean? School can't teach you, it can only offer a direction.
One trick is to: -make a bare cylinder to the width of a tyre -create a separate group of 'thread pattern' on a segment of the tyre (that is of course designed to be tileable). -select that 'thread pattern' group -copy-duplicate the group with a rotation anchorpoint about the exact center of the tyre, so as you generate copies it revolves around a fixed point, and keep repeating all the way around.
I have a feeling i'm going to be hating you pretty soon.