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Adventure Beyond Time VR: Development

The below is a brief description of early development into Adventure Beyond Time VR, an exploration into creating a technically demanding virtual reality experience. Some of the technologies and design techniques employed are discussed. Overview Adventure Beyond Time, is a point-and-click puzzler which attempts to create an immersive and complex world. The location of the game, a mysterious island where time doesn’t obey the familiar rules, acts as a strong character in the narrative progression. Wanting to bring the story to a new audiance, we have begun moving the concept to the virtual reality format. The original point and click
                                                                        
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etymology of Chinese Characters

Oracle Bones to Modern Script

An Etymology of Chinese Characters: Oracle Bones to Modern Script. Adventure Beyond Time features several puzzles that utilized actual historical facts and iconography, including one that focused on the the etymology of Chinese written characters, know today as hanzi (simplified: 汉字, traditional: 漢字). The earliest form of Chinese writing appeared on what today are referred to as ‘oracle bones’. Oracle bones (Chinese: 甲骨; pinyin: jiǎgǔ) are pieces of turtle shell or bone, normally from ox scapulae or turtle plastrons, which were used for pyromancy – a form of divination – in ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty. The
                                                                        
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Torch 3D Model

3D Model: Torch

Geometry: Polygonal, Polygons: 7,022, Vertices: 7,015, Textures: Yes, Materials: No, Rigged: No, Animated: No, UV Mapped: Yes, Unwrapped UVs: Yes, overlapping, 3D Model of pitch soaked wooden torch. Diffuse, Normal and Spectacular Maps. Two different Texture Set: with Tar Pitch or without.OBJ, FBX and Blend File Formats. Originally produced for Adventure Beyond Time 3D model > interior design > fixtures > lighting > torch Keywords: torch fire lighting weapon burn torchlight medieval primitive ancient tribe castle dungeon wall hanging old stick wood chamber lamp candle camp army

3D Model of Greek or Roman Trireme Warship

3D Model: Trireme Warship

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 18,725 Vertices: 18,498 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, overlapping 3D Model of Greek or Roman Trireme WarShip. FBX, OBJ, and Blender file Formats. Diffuse, bump and specular texture maps. UV-Unwrapped. Originally produced for Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > vehicles > vessel > sailing ship > trireme Keywords: roman warship bireme trireme sea vessel ship war boat navy military tower italy rome ocean rostrum bridge deck hull sail oar row slave captive wood

3D Model of Mammoth or Elephant Skull

3D Model: Mammoth Skull

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 6,370 Vertices: 6,418 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: No 3D model of Mammoth or Elephant Skull Originally produced for Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > nature > animal > animal anatomy > fossil > dinosaur skeleton > mammoth skeleton Keywords: skull mammoth elephant dino dinosaur fossil bone anatomy animal prehistoric ancient

The Jungle's Edge - Adventure Beyond Time

Jungle’s Edge

“The Jungle’s Edge,” In game assets from Adventure Beyond Time. Creation of this piece of the game world went a very long way toward establishing the Beyond Time universe. The shape of the submarine was directly inspired by the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The initial development concept of Adventure Beyond Time had the early game world bathed in the orange glow of the evening sun. During creation of this the Submarine Jungle Edge Image a different sky temperature was attempted. The render immediately informed the design of the island: wet and misty. Furthermore, the soil around the base
                                                                        
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3D Model of Life Raft

3D Model: Life Raft

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 2,590 Vertices: 2,483 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: No Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D object model of inflatable life-raft. 3d model > vehicles > vessel > lifeboat Keywords: life raft liferaft rescue ship safety equipment emergency shipwreck boat aid ocean sea inflate inflatable lost sink river water

3D Model of Viking Longboat

3D Model: Viking Longboat

Originally developed for ‘Adventure Beyond Time,’ this viking ship takes a novel approach on the design a Viking Longship, while maintaining much historical accuracy. Geometry: Polygonal, Polygons: 10,308, Vertices: 9,925, Textures: Yes, Materials: No, Rigged: No, Animated: No, UV Mapped: Yes, Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping. 3d model > vehicles > vessel > sailing ship > viking ship > longship Keywords: boat ship viking longship longboat dragon north fantasy old ancient antique warrior historic medieval mystic mythology norse sailboat pagan oar battle

3D Model of Marine Bollard

3D Model: Marine Bollard

Geometry: Polygonal Quads/Tris Polygons: 1,136 Vertices: 1,129 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Mixed 3D model of Marine Bollard. Originally developed for Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > architecture > urban design > street elements > bollard Keywords: bollard marine boat ship rope ocean cargo cruise fishing fish sea navy dock harbor harbour port pier maritime bollards quay tie sail sailing coast

3D Model of Hatch Portal

3D Model: Hatch

Geometry: Polygonal Quads/Tris Polygons: 246 Vertices: 246 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D Object Model of hominid or primate skull. Originally developed for Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > architecture > building components > hatch Keywords: roof hatch door portal ship boat escape exit open low poly top building skyscraper office block town city cityscape navy scifi tower street lock space

3D Model of Sealed Door

3D Model: Ship or Lab Door

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 8,342 Vertices: 8,412 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping Ship, navel or scifi, laboratory door 3D object model. Originally developed for Adventure Beyond Time. 3d model > architecture > building components > door > metal door Keywords: door portal ship boat space lab laboratory old scifi science fiction vessel frame submarine spaceship naval fleet shipping navy marine sea ocean bolt

3D Object Model of hominid or primate skull

3D Model: Hominid Skull

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 8,859 Vertices: 5,042 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: No 3D Object Model of hominid or primate skull. 3d model > science > anatomy > gross anatomy > skeletal system > skull Keywords: skull hominid human fossil bone archaeology ape evolution ancient old chimpanzee primate Neandertals neanderthal Africa anatomy prehistoric ancestor

3D Model of Chinese Merchant Junk Ship

3D Model: Chinese Junk Ship

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 29,968 Vertices: 30,293 Textures: Yes Materials: Yes Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D Model of Chinese junk fishing boat or merchant ship. 3d model > vehicles > vessel > sailing ship > junk Keywords: ship boat sea ocean old chinese japanese china ancient asian merchant trade vessel junk yatch historical period sail sailing fishing fish time

3D Model of Fractal Sierpinski Sphere Star

3D Model: Sierpinski Star

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 390,600 Vertices: 464,835 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: No Unwrapped UVs: No 3D model of procedurally generated fractal Sierpinski sphere star. 3d model > symbols > geometric shape Keywords: shape fractal pentagon star fish geometry art platonic solid sierpinski architecture pattern math mathematical form basic science scifi alien grow sea

3D Model of Soldering Iron

3D Model: Soldering Iron

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 960 Vertices: 938 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D Object model of soldering iron. Originally created for Adventure Beyond Time. 3d model > industrial > tools > hand tools > soldering iron Keywords:solder soldering iron electric electronics computer hardware repair tool heat weld gun industrial smelt melt workshop circuit board component fix

3D Model of Desktop Work Station Computer

3D Model: Computer

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 32,781 Vertices: 22,657 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Mixed 3D model of desktop workstation computer. Originally created for Mystery on Telescope Hill. Utilized in Mystery on Telescope Hill and Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > technology > computer > desktop computer Keywords: computer keyboard monitor screen motherboard workstation office equipment desktop laptop pc machine hardware plasma fan display work furniture desk

3D Model of Shallow Bowl

3D Model: Shallow Bowl

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 130 Vertices: 135 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, overlapping Two 3D object models of sculpting tools. Originally created for Mystery on Telescope Hill. Utilized in Mystery on Telescope Hill, Adventure Beyond Time and The Secret of Chimera Labs 3d model > technology > computer equipment > computer monitor > lcd monitor Keywords: LCD Computer Screen Flat-Panel Flat Monitor TV Desktop PC machine office work keyboard hardware plasma display cinema laptop system LED inch

3D Model of Computer Model

3D Model: Computer Monitor

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 130 Vertices: 135 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, overlapping Two 3D object models of sculpting tools. Originally created for Mystery on Telescope Hill. Utilized in Mystery on Telescope Hill, Adventure Beyond Time and The Secret of Chimera Labs 3d model > technology > computer equipment > computer monitor > lcd monitor Keywords: LCD Computer Screen Flat-Panel Flat Monitor TV Desktop PC machine office work keyboard hardware plasma display cinema laptop system LED inch

3D Model of Sculptor's Artist Tools

3D Model: Sculptor’s Tools

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 304 Vertices: 290 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, overlapping Two 3D object models of sculpting tools. Originally created for Adventure Beyond Time. 3d model > art and media > art supplies > sculpting tools Keywords: art artist tool sculpt sculptor sculpting modeling renaissance clay studio school study mold shape terracotta statue history painter painting davinci

3D Model of Rustic Mat

3D Model: Rustic Mat

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 27,416 Vertices: 26,552 Textures: No Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D object model of rustic mat. Originally created for Adventure Beyond Time. 3d model > interior design > housewares > fabric > rug Keywords: floor window screen bamboo rustic old farm asian mat matt rug tatami stick wood wooden cover antique bed shutter hole woods forest ancient furniture

3D Model of Hollow Gourd

3D Model: Gourd

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 288 Vertices: 278 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D object model of hollow gourd water vessel. Originally created for Adventure Beyond Time. 3d model > food and drink > food > vegetable > gourd Keywords: pumpkin gourd food halloween thanksgiving holiday native farm farming seed plant harvest autumn fall produce agriculture decor exterior indian water

3D Model of Moonshine Jug

3D Model: Moonshine Jug

Polygons: 1,018 Vertices: 991 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D object model of antique ceramic jug or bottle. Originally created for Adventure Beyond Time 3d model > interior design > housewares > dining room housewares > glassware > moonshine jug Keywords: moonshine easy old water bottle jug container victorian clay pot antique alcohol beer barrel kitchen house home vintage bowl cooking milk drink glass

3D Model of Antique Ship's Thottle Control

3D Model: Ship Throttle

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 2,581 Vertices: 2,587 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D object model of antique ship throttle control. 3d model > vehicles > vehicle parts > craft parts > throttle Keywords: ship throttle lever control nautical modern sea ocean telegraph historic steam deck bridge sailing cargo boat freight marine captain steering