This initial post will be administrative, and will be updated with each official thread update. Following posts will contain the mech hitbox images. Some of the posts will contain "holding" images until the testing is complete. The plan is to test and post mechs in the order:
Inner Sphere: Light, Medium, Heavy, Assault
Clan: Light, Medium, Heavy, Assault
Clans are last as I see that Sylvian Le Fabre has an active Clan hitbox thread here. If that is not complete by the time this thread gets to Clan, I will continue.
Mechs issued after the initial hitbox mapping will be examined and posted after they are available for MC.
Methodology: The testing mech is a Raven with 2 small lasers. Then in a private lobby (or the testing grounds for the first eight mechs) I use the Raven's laser to map the hit boxes, trying to identify the transition areas. The intent is not to be inch-by-inch perfect, but to assist pilots by showing where NOT to aim if they do not want to spread their damage.
After a set of weight class image are posted, I will also post a PowerPoint package with the raw images and drawn hitboxes. I am using a "MechWarrior" font pack - let me know if you want me to change to a different typeset on the mech images.
Inner Sphere PowerPoint (23 MB): GoogleDrive
Clan PowerPoint (12 MB): GoogleDrive
As in the original thread:
Yellow = cockpit
Green = Arms
Red = Legs
Orange = front Side Torso
Blue = back Side Torso
Purple = Center Torso
Edited by Tamerlin, 15 April 2017 - 08:59 PM.