Jump to content

Hitbox Localization 2

Hitbox

7 replies to this topic

#1 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:00 AM

Greetings, MechWarriors. This is a new thread for presenting 'Mech hitboxes since the initial thread hit an image limit within a single post. So I've separated IS and Clan 'Mechs.

This initial post is administrative and will be updated as new images are posted.

Methodology: The testing 'Mech is a Raven with 2 small lasers. Then in a private lobby I use the Raven's laser to map the test 'Mech's hitboxes, 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.

New images are posted in the respective IS or Clan post and a consolidated PDF linked below.

PDF
Inner Sphere (27 MB): GoogleDrive
Clan (19 MB): GoogleDrive

Nov-2018: Here is a video of how I do hitbox mapping on the Blood Asp (BAS).



Color legend:
Yellow = cockpit
Green = Arms
Red = Legs
Orange = front Side Torso
Blue = back Side Torso
Purple = Center Torso

Updates
Spoiler

Edited by Tamerlin, 04 October 2019 - 07:56 AM.


#2 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:10 AM

Inner Sphere Lights
Spoiler


Inner Sphere Mediums
Spoiler


Inner Sphere Heavies
Spoiler


Inner Sphere Assaults
Spoiler

Edited by Tamerlin, 04 October 2019 - 07:55 AM.


#3 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:14 AM

Clan Lights
Spoiler


Clan Mediums
Spoiler


Clan Heavies
Spoiler


Clan Assaults
Spoiler

Edited by Tamerlin, 12 September 2019 - 05:44 PM.


#4 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:02 PM

Added the Marauder II. Hold onto your neurohelmets, it's a bit wacky.

Let's start with the straight-forward stuff. I mounted two flamers onto a MAD-4A ST to confirm that the added modules to the 'Mech were hit-able. They are - however the first weapon mounted appears over the center of the 'Mech (above the cockpit) and has a CT hitbox. So an ST-mounted weapon give you a CT hitbox. Huh.

Like most fuselage 'Mechs, the MAD2 has "fire from front, hit rear" and "fire at rear, hit front" conditions. I test with a Raven, and the MAD2 is just taller. From the front I can hit the radiators that drop low from the rear ST. That is not to surprising.

However, from the rear things get fun. The ST mounted weapon is still front ST even from the rear. Not too unusual. However, the exhaust blocks next to the radiators have no hitbox. At all. You will fire thru them and hit whatever is behind them, depending on your angle. I hit arms, rear ST or front ST.

It gets stranger. The MAD2 has obvious rear wings. The "winglets" do not have a hitbox, which (again) is not unusual - many 'Mech have art-assets at the edge of the 'Mech that is not part of the hitbox. But the outer 1/3 of the wing may have a hitbox. Yes, I said "may".

I dropped four times to test the hitboxes on the MAD2. Two times the entire wing had hitboxes; two time the outer 1/3 did not have any hitbox - my center HUD told me the range was the wall beyond the wing. I could not determine what was going on, so I'll let PGI know and let them figure it out.

Spooky.

Edited by Tamerlin, 06 August 2019 - 07:06 PM.


#5 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:51 PM

Added Rifleman-IIC. It's one of the few 'Mechs where the Center Torso does not go to the bottom of the hips. Otherwise normal, even with the big sombrero.

#6 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 04 October 2019 - 08:18 AM

Added Dervish. Pretty normal. From the rear there is a small slice of front ST, but not enough to change how you aim.

...and that's it - 106 'mech chassis hitbox mapped. Thank you so much for over 172 thousand views (sum of both threads) and almost 600 views of my hitbox mapping video. I am so very grateful for the support I've received over these five years.

It's been great, MechWarriors. I'll see you on the battlefield.

#7 Tamerlin

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Patron Saint
  • The Patron Saint
  • 308 posts

Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

Today we passed 175,000 page views (when you combine this with the original hitbox thread).

I am overwhelmed with the support everyone has given these threads.

#8 Aidan Crenshaw

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • The Mercenary
  • The Mercenary
  • 1,080 posts

Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

good work is always worth supporting





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users