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    Thank you for your feedback.

    I can definitely round off the objects, I was being too conservative with the poly count. I was actually afraid that 19k polys would be too many which was why I was hesitant to round off those rubber bands, rails, and other objects. I'm glad to know that I shouldn't hesitate to shoot for the higher poly counts (80k or more) as you suggested.

    I used a point and shoot camera for the playfield texture (Panasonic DMC-ZS3). The playfield resolution came out to 2232x3968. I just tested the reduce noise filter with your recomended settings and it helped quite a bit. I will still need to retake the picture, because the text, lines, and other fine details on the playfield should be clearer than it is currently appearing. I will dig deeper in the camera's exposure settings to try to reduce the noise and capture the playfield's details better.

    About your playfield texture resolution, do you take one picture of the entire playfield and split it into two textures? Or do you take two seperate pictures (top and bottom)?

    I can add the holes with the sides, and remove the parts in photoshop that couldn't be physically removed from the table. I'll look into the bake shading.

    The texel density video was very helpful, thanks for sharing.

    Again, thank you for your input, I really appreciate it.
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    We take one picture with a 18MP camera. Then while cleaning up if there's any glare spots or other issues I'll take a handheld shot and composite it in.

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    Future Pinball was using 200k+ polygons (strictly triangles) 10 years ago on an average modern style table at the highest quality settings... but obviously polycount isn't everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lio View Post
    Future Pinball was using 200k+ polygons (strictly triangles) 10 years ago on an average modern style table at the highest quality settings... but obviously polycount isn't everything.
    Big Buck is around 200k at max, 50k for mobile... it ain't easy to go from 200k to 50k lemme tell ya.

    But the simplicity of the table you're making you shouldn't need more than 80k
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarSight_Matt View Post
    Big Buck is around 200k at max, 50k for mobile... it ain't easy to go from 200k to 50k lemme tell ya.

    But the simplicity of the table you're making you shouldn't need more than 80k
    Wow a quarter of the polys. It's a wonder the table doesn't look square.

    I need to take a look at this on Steam...
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    Hey Matt, Is it still snowing up there?

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    It apparently snowed in Bear City like 2 days ago, but the snow is all gone for the most part.

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    Any news on what you guys are up to? Any release info or even some juicy gossip?

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    Inter-office romance? Someone stealing food from the break room?

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    Going from the last twitch stream, still no announcements and no stream for next 2 weeks because of annual holiday of the chap that does them (going to Hawaii).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbers View Post
    Going from the last twitch stream, still no announcements and no stream for next 2 weeks because of annual holiday of the chap that does them (going to Hawaii).
    Mike did say they were told to chill on any talk about tables, guess they got scolded for announcing about that mystery table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkthorne View Post
    Mike did say they were told to chill on any talk about tables, guess they got scolded for announcing about that mystery table.
    Because they are working on the PBA bowling game, and there is only one more table that is going to be released for TPA (which we already know what it is). So there isn't much to discuss when it comes to tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trash80 View Post
    Because they are working on the PBA bowling game, and there is only one more table that is going to be released for TPA (which we already know what it is). So there isn't much to discuss when it comes to tables.
    Actually in a previous Twitch stream Mike had said "tables, as in plural" and said going forward they would do packs and not one offs of a table. They did the PBA Bowling game back in 2010 on mobile, unless they are planning on doing another platform??? Looked on Google Play and no more PBA Bowling by Farsight listed, only one with PBA license is by Concrete Software(PBA Bowling Challenge).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkthorne View Post
    Actually in a previous Twitch stream Mike had said "tables, as in plural" and said going forward they would do packs and not one offs of a table. They did the PBA Bowling game back in 2010 on mobile, unless they are planning on doing another platform??? Looked on Google Play and no more PBA Bowling by Farsight listed, only one with PBA license is by Concrete Software(PBA Bowling Challenge).

    You are completely out of the loop.

    "The Professional Bowlers Association and FarSight Studios have partnered to create an official PBA-licensed console video game. Due out in late Fall 2019, the game will be available for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One."

    Mike has said many different things on streams and in various interviews. The latest statement was just a single table, and all signs point to it being the upcoming Stern "Young" Elvira 3 re-skin table that is scheduled for release later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trash80 View Post
    You are completely out of the loop.

    "The Professional Bowlers Association and FarSight Studios have partnered to create an official PBA-licensed console video game. Due out in late Fall 2019, the game will be available for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One."

    Mike has said many different things on streams and in various interviews. The latest statement was just a single table, and all signs point to it being the upcoming Stern "Young" Elvira 3 re-skin table that is scheduled for release later this year.

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    remember bowling on wii sports? that was pretty decent. like you know with a wii mote & stuff. could work and be cool with a vr style controller where you can mimic the motions, sounds lame if it's on a regular controller. if you like bowling or whatever. I spend allot of time at my local bowling alley not bowling, just go right over to the pinball section. pretty much every bowling alley has pins.

    edit- i always call pinball machines pins, but after posting realized every bowling alley has bowling pins lol, didnt mean to make that pun there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkthorne View Post
    Mike did say they were told to chill on any talk about tables, guess they got scolded for announcing about that mystery table.
    I don't think this happened, if it did, they didn't say this to me. I just know what's not a good idea to talk about.

    BTW, if anyone has any questions or critique that are art related to say about that PBA video go for it. I can handle it.
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    art wise it definitely fits the bill of exactly what a bowling alley should look like, can't really see anyone complaining about that. if it can use motion controllers it will probably be the best bowling game ever made for sure. if it gets put out on psvr or samsung gear vr I'll probably pick it up.

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    The PBA vid looks really nice, can't really complain. If I can play as Jesus in the game that would be so cool I'd buy it right away! Or as The Dude! Maybe Smokey at least?
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    Hi Matt, has Farsight ever considered the WWE (Data East or Stern) or Guns N' Roses tables?

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