When building a simulation, it is critical that the models, both physics/mechanics and visual, represent the real world object as accurately as possible. Even though the WWII U-boats were closely guarded, over time (through historical accounts, released documents, and even a captured U-boat now turned into a museum), information has become more readily available for those who seek it.

After weeks of research I have amassed enough information to incorporate into the game. My focus, from the start, was to simulate the majority of the U-boat fleet, the VIIC . The blueprints I am using as a reference for most of the work are:

VIIC blueprints

These blueprints are used to ensure all underlying physics models, buoyancy objects, physical forces, water/air drag surfaces are accurately modeled and will help when positioning internal components.

Since the physics model is hidden from the player, it is crucial I use a 3D model which matches the blueprints (and the real sub) as closely as possible (so when a wave hits the physics model and adds force to the underlying model, the 3D model matches the force visually. Here is the model I’ve settled on, incredibly accurate and gorgeous!

 

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And here it is in game so far!

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4 Comments

  1. Erik Schanssema

    June 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Good work and best wishes

  2. I just stumbled across this when looking for blueprints for the v11c .Beautiful work and credit where credit is due ,I think it’s pretty dam good. Any chance of a stp file of the model 😉 ??
    Has your game been released yet?
    I am starting to put together a (on the long finger) plan to build a scale rc u-boat with as much detailed as possible.with actual running diesel scale 6 cylinder 4t motors (2off) so I’m basing the design around how small I can make the motor. The plan for now is cnc machine the boat in sections and build her to a near exact spec so I may not finish her until I’m at retirement age ha ha ha .anyways well done and if u fancy sending me the model I’d greatly appreciate it .

    • Marius

      July 13, 2018 at 5:12 am

      Check out the trumpeteer 1:48 model.

      Unfortunately I don’t have an stp file. I bought the base model from turbosquid for a little over $100 and can’t resell it or share it under the terms.

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