San Francisco, California - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/noble-empire/ultimate-disassembly
'Ultimate Disassembly' - is computer software, that shows you exactly how stuff works, inside and out, in real-time; and lets you break a mechanism apart down to its smallest components: manually, step by step, learning what goes after what by heart. It has an Operation mode with X-ray vision and time dilation, and a Game mode that lets you set personal disassembly/assembly time records and beat global high scores.
The choice of the models for Ultimate Disassembly is based on their real-world popularity and historical significance, the influence of their design, and on interaction with our users through forums, polls and votes.
We are working on:
- Delorean Time Machine
- F4U Corair (US WWII fighter)
- Mi-24 gunship (Soviet gunship Afghan War era)
- HMMWV (US Army High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
Featuring real-time 3D manipulation of the models, users have full control over camera position, camera angle, and focal length as they fly through, over, under, and around the detailed model. The entertainment application includes five modes: Demo, Operation, Assembly, Disassembly, and Game. With a photo-realistic models, convincing sound effects, and precise animations, users of all ages will be instantly absorbed in the part by part exploration of the function, location, and linkage of hundreds pieces in the assembly. International gamers can compete to re-assemble an entirely disassembled vehicle in the least time.
One of the most entertaining part of the application is Operation Mode. We plan to show how engines works with its crankshaft and pistons. How operates aircraft's flaps, rudder, chassis function (opening and closing). Delorean Time Machine will have a lot of effects and features with its flux capacitor, speeding up to 88 mph and many others transformations. HMWVV will have several transformations of its platform (Base, Cargo/Troop Carrier, Armament/TOW Missle Carrier Basic Armor, Soft Top Ambulance). Mi-24 gunship will be explained as follows - swashplate function, tail rotor, helicopter control system.
Disassembly mode, where users practice taking the model apart, offers two difficulty levels, Normal and Casual. At the Normal setting, all possible pieces come apart, while at the Casual setting sub-assemblies separate automatically after they are removed. Hints, text labeling of parts, undo, and x-ray view are available, as they are in Assembly mode. Users can leave Disassembly mode anytime, and attempt to reassemble the partially completed model in Assembly mode. Game, Assembly and Disassembly modes require operations be done in order.
Game mode gives players an opportunity to test their knowledge, memory, and coordination, as they try to re-assemble a completely disassembled model with the best time.
Some comments, from the Noble Empire dev team:
- It's like a puzzle game, you need to know what part supports another and what is the proper order of the installation (- Sergio, 3D artist, NE)
- In real life it's works in one moment, but you never know how much details are working at the same time that moment (Valerii, Project manager NE)
- Mechanism live when it is working, it is inspire for animation creation (Alex, animator NE)
Project web site: http://ultimate-disassembly.com
PC (Windows), Mac, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Android (both tablets and phones), Unity 3D (social integration coming soon)