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Old May 24 2013, 11:18 PM   #109
Robert Comsol
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Re: TOS Enterprise Interiors -- Unreal 3 Engine

Donny wrote: View Post
I did some research and discovered that the transporter pads were actually made from Fresnel lenses of 10,000-kilowatt set lights. I was able to then google up some images of actual Fresnel lenses and found a diagram of their shape. I then modeled a high-poly version in 3ds Max and made a simple normal map to apply to my low-poly model of the pad.
"Some" research? I'm stunned and impressed. The things I / we learn and see during the course of this thread is exciting.


P.S. Now we know how the transporter is working. The person is vaporized by 10,000 Watts or more.
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