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DCPU Concept Art

Postby sanchezman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:31 pm

I got to thinking about what the DCPU might look like, and I came up with a few ideas that I quickly mocked up in blender.

The first is a utilitarian console/station design. The monitor, keyboard, and floppy drive are all combined into a large server-like console:
DCPU mock-up 2.png
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This obviously uses little floor space than other designs, but the problem is that its design is fixed. If, for some reason, you do not want a monitor, keoyboard, or floppy drive, that's too bad. Maybe this configuration would be for the main computer that flies the ship, where you know you will need these basic devices.

The other design is based off of microcomputers from the early 1980's:
DCPU mock-up 1.png
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In this design, the DCPU is included in the keyboard. Everything else plugs into the keyboard. This would use more floor space than the previous design, but is more modular. The modularity of monitors would make this better for playing games. Of course, if all you wanted was an autonomous DCPU that takes no keyboard input, you wouldn't use this design, but rather one that was just a DCPU (maybe just a blocky shape) that you can plug anything into, and nothing is included. This would use less space than either of the others, but would be more sparse.

Anyway, this was just a thought about how to implement DCPUs. It would be more work to creat different 'configurations' of DCPU, but it would lend itself to choices and customization: Do I want to buy the cheaper, keyboard DCPU and hope to find a good monitor? Which one would be better for this probe I'm building? This one comes bundled with all the basic hardware, even if it is more expensive. Should I get that to begin?
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby Ravener96 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:13 am

made some dcpu stuff too...
you have to remember that this isnt the 80s, it is a sci fi in an 80s setting.

annyway, my scetchup skillz incomming in 3.. 2.. 1..

here is my first model.
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now add a keyboard, floppy disc reader, a separate box for the dcpu and power supply.
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and finally a 64p texture .
Image

it is in the pixelated style i want (even though i probbably shouldent make the finished product) and has that chunky feel to it.
i will try to make a wall mounted monitor so we can see how that monitor would look there.
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby sanchezman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:56 am

Looks good. A lot better than mine anyway!
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby Ravener96 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:19 am

i thought yours looked good, the models look a lot smoother than mine... sketchup and all.
to be honest i just made png files in paint and drag and dropped them into sketchup.
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby Midget » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:55 pm

I got bored so I drew a concept for the DCPU...
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby Ravener96 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:28 pm

I think we have come to a conclusion.
The computers should be boxes of different sizes attached to each other and/or stacked on top of each other.
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby VladVP » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:28 am

Ravener96 wrote:made some dcpu stuff too...
you have to remember that this isnt the 80s, it is a sci fi in an 80s setting.

annyway, my scetchup skillz incomming in 3.. 2.. 1..

here is my first model.
Image
now add a keyboard, floppy disc reader, a separate box for the dcpu and power supply.
Image
and finally a 64p texture .
Image

it is in the pixelated style i want (even though i probbably shouldent make the finished product) and has that chunky feel to it.
i will try to make a wall mounted monitor so we can see how that monitor would look there.

Protip: you can disable edges and axes with View>Axes and View>Edge Style>Edges. ;)
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby S0lll0s » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:41 pm

Ravener96 wrote:made some dcpu stuff too...
you have to remember that this isnt the 80s, it is a sci fi in an 80s setting.

annyway, my scetchup skillz incomming in 3.. 2.. 1..

here is my first model.
image
now add a keyboard, floppy disc reader, a separate box for the dcpu and power supply.
image
and finally a 64p texture .
image

it is in the pixelated style i want (even though i probbably shouldent make the finished product) and has that chunky feel to it.
i will try to make a wall mounted monitor so we can see how that monitor would look there.

I love it!
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby VladVP » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:03 am

Apollo Guidance Computer:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... 2/Dsky.jpg

Vostok Control Panel:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... kpanel.JPG

Maybe we should use these as references for the DCPU design?
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Re: DCPU Concept Art

Postby VladVP » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Just put something together in SketchUp:
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dcpu1.png
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