The Complex (Update)

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Well, as posted before by Nems1s, the map called The Complex was being made. well, now, after who knows how long, some more information is given, but its not about the release date of the map! Nope! Its about the SHOW thats going to be made called ...well, The Complex!
    So what is Machinima? Machinima is much like puppetry, but rather than controlling puppets, actors control virtual characters inside a 3d world. Machinima involves using video game technology to create movies and performances. How does it all come together? From the audience you will see 5 individuals (4 actors, and one virtual camera man) sitting on stage, each at a computer. The audience sees the virtual world from the perspective of the camera man, who's viewpoint is projected onto a large screen over the stage. When can I see it? The AV Club is hard at work putting this show (and a few others) together. Because of the complex technical nature of this show, a great deal of custom models, textures, sets, and software need to be created. So keep checking this site, and feel free to post your questions, comments, and suggestions on The AV Club Machinima forum. What will it look like? The show world is created and rendered using the new "Source" engine by Valve Software. Halflife 2 and Counter Strike:Source are a couple good examples of games that use the "Source" engine. Screenshots of the apartment building map that will be used as the set for "The Complex" can be found in our Gallery.
Click Here for the new site + More information on the show!
Update: Watch new HDR video! Watch the above video to see what the "av club" has been up to. They are getting ready for a release.
HDRI WalkthroughWelcome true believers!

The time has come for a new walkthrough video of our apartment set for “The Complex.”  This video shows the apartment map with it’s work-in-progress HDRI lighting.  As you may notice, there are a lot of areas that are still being worked on.  The most obvious are the high speular level on some surfaces that makes them appear super glossy, as if they are coated in plastic.  This effect only exists when the map is being run with HDRI enabled, and should be resolved soon. 

This video will be part of a series of walkthrough videos that I will be releasing, each video will be a behind-the-scenes look into the development of the map and should show you what areas are currently being worked on.

If you have any requests for any specific content that you would like to see in these videos, or suggestions/ideas/comments on the progress so far, please feel free to post a comment here or in our forums.

Soon I will be adding a lot of new car models to the map… right now all the vehicles in the garage look like they belong in a post-apocalyptic action adventure game.  For information on other parts of this project that I will be working on, take a look at my most recent project update posting.  There will also be an update in the near future that will cover the work being done on our custom mod that focuses on live performance machinima.

As work on the map progresses, I will be uploading a lot more screenshots and walkthrough videos, so stay tuned!;

/Chris

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    Sounds pretty cool.
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    random! whats that got to do with the topic :-D!
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    Normally I would flame someone for being that random, but that video was too damn cool lol.
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    very very old video, but he should be baned, his been spamming in everyones profile!
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    An Update to this has been release. I know this is a huge bump but I am the author of the thread and I have updated it with more new information!
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    Word! They are still makin this? awesome!
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