Cockpit and Periscope Development

Here are a couple of work in progress shots of the interior of Freedom 7.  Still a lot of detail to be added such as the lights and switches but as you can see the overall space is taking shape.

One particular instrument that has been causing some headaches is the iconic Mercury periscope, specifically how to get it to display an authentic, realtime view on the dashboard.  After a great deal of experimentation I think you’ll agree the finished display is looking rather good, and works as it should showing a refracted view of the planet below.  Other features such as dynamic lens distortion (linked to player head movement), reflection and realistic glass really add to the effect.

More pictures to come soon as this environment is worked on!

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