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WG's USS Indianapolis model WAS used on the PBS wreck dive live-stream

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Greetings all,

 

Wednesday night at 9pm Central Time a special live-stream was aired on PBS that featured images and video of the newly discovered wreck of the Indianapolis. Now, during the event they used a CGI model of the Indianapolis to show where on the ship the images of the wreck currently on screen are located. I thought this looked a lot like our in-game model. Even the colors matched. I decided to check for sure and I am 99.9% certain that this is WG's model being used.

 

Here is a screenshot from the video, you can see the CGI model in the upper left-hand corner.

 

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Now here is the same view on WG's model...

 

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Notice the angle of the anchor is the same.

 

Notice the rust streak below the anchor is the same.

 

Notice that the skinny rust streak that travels above the "5" in "35" up to the above porthole is present on both models.Same with the thicker rust-streak that is just above and to the right of the former.

 

 

Now let's look at this view...

 

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And compare it to our in-game model...

 

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Notice that A1 turret has 4 life-rafts on its roof in both models and 1 on the side of the turret (I don't know why it's floating in mid-air on the GM3D one... just ignore it)

 

Notice that the angle and position of the paravane below turret B2 the same in both models, look at the other objects in this area as well including the door and a long pole, again, the same on both models.

 

Moving along to the starboard hangar...

 

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And our's...

 

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Notice the position of the 2 life-rafts are the same.

 

Notice the broom and mop on the superstructure to the left of the starboard-side 5" gun. They are on both models. Every ship in the game has this exact same broom and mop texture scattered about each ship. This really seals the deal. The models are one and the same!

 

 

If you haven't seen it yet, here's the documentary...

 

 

 

Edit: It's official!

 

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the editor was being finicky. Edited the post and included the hangar area.

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2 minutes ago, Dictonary said:

Yeah. That has been noticed.

 

I figured I'd give it its own thread. Since no one else has.

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Interesting, definitely too many identical rust spots/streaks to be coincidence.

 

Did WG put in some money on this project? Would explain use of WG asset.

But even if not, better to use a reasonable representation rather than the typical CGI documentary boats that often aren't even the right class.

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2 minutes ago, DeliciousFart said:

I believe WG was actually credited in the PBS program.

 

I'll have to look and see...

 

Edit: yep, added to OP

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1 minute ago, dseehafer said:

 

I'll have to look and see...

 

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Just now, Goose21891 said:

 

-snip-

 

 

Beat ya to it. ;)

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Thks for posting the vid :)

Edit: but 'the uploader has not made this video available in your country' :(

 

Checking screenshots above vs GM3D looks like WG gave them their render model rather than just the ingame one.

More polys & crisper textures in the screenshots.

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44 minutes ago, hoom said:

Thks for posting the vid :)

Edit: but 'the uploader has not made this video available in your country' :(

 

Checking screenshots above vs GM3D looks like WG gave them their render model rather than just the ingame one.

More polys & crisper textures in the screenshots.

 

It should be noted that the texture's GM3D uses are only 25% resolution of the actual in-game textures.

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I KNEW IT. Those models we have in game are some of the best of the best. This is truly great. :Smile_great:

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