Do you use a cow?
We use 3D models of cows in our simulations. But it’s not just a matter of using computers to do the work. Instead, we use an extremely small, highly detailed hand-painted image of our cow to produce a perfect 3D model, a sort of virtual camera.
We then use a mathematical process to translate our model directly into a 3D image as a computer animates.
This process is known as a CNC machine. It uses a 3D printer to make the part of the cow body that actually moves, and a laser cutter to create the details. It’s much less of a hassle than the traditional manufacturing method and is less labor intensive than hand-painting.
The cow is printed by a 3D printer made by G-Technology. Image credit: Flickr / kristin van der schip.
It also allows our team to create a virtual cow that is actually interactive with others, similar to “Star Wars” characters.
We can interact with the virtual cow! Image credit: Flickr / sosomia
We want you to help. You’re going to download The Cow and play with it as much as you want. Your input will help us improve the game and give the cow a new, much more realistic look. We need $2000, so any amount is appreciated. We think this could be the start of a whole new video game industry that’s not dependent on selling video games online. It also would allow us to make a living as designers from developing the game, which will be free, and to be able to spend it on better-made games like The Cow.
The Cow is a first person, 3D-printed, interactive real-time, 3D cow simulation. You’ll play as this virtual cow that can move around, interact and laugh with other virtual cow characters. You’ll even play an interactive race against other players.
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