August 16, 2012 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Noble Empire today introduces Car Disassembly 3D 1.1 for iOS, another in their best-selling series of 3D Disassembly models/games. Featuring real-time 3D manipulation of the Hot Rod, users have full control over camera position, camera angle, and focal length as they fly through, over, under, and around the detailed model. The entertainment app includes five modes: Demo, Operation, Assembly, Disassembly, and Game. With a photo-realistic model, convincing sound effects, and precise animations, users of all ages will be instantly absorbed in the part by part exploration of the function, location, and linkage of all 545 pieces in the assembly. International gamers can compete to re-assemble an entirely disassembled vehicle in the least time.
First and foremost an educational, interactive, 3D construction of a classic 50's hot rod, Car Disassembly 3D is part of a series of iOS apps that allows users to explore in depth the inner workings of various guns, starships, motorcycles, and more. The extraordinary app must also be recognized as a tour-de-force in the art of real-time, interactive 3D graphics and animation on a mobile device. Startling in its photorealism and superfluid operation, Car Disassembly 3D is a perfect app to show off the Retina display and processing power of the new iPad. And lastly, the app has been creatively configured to support a most challenging game, where players put their knowledge and understanding to work re-assembling the model as fast as possible.
* Highly detailed 3D model
* 545 parts in one model (including fasteners)
* Fully interactive disassembly of the model
* Pinch zoom the camera view from super-telephoto to ultra-wide angle
* Optional labeling of every part that is disassembled
* Five modes: Demo, Operation, Assembly, Disassembly, and Game
* Casual and Normal difficulty option in Disassembly mode
* 4 levels of X-Ray viewing in Operate Model (best way to explore each assembly's location under the hull)
* Personal and global high scores and achievements
* Universal app: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (full Retina display support)
Demo mode is a complex, 7 minute, high-speed animation wherein the entire car is disassembled, one part at a time. First, the camera (which is never seen) moves to a position where it has a perfectly framed view of the part that will be disassembled. Second, the single part or component quickly turns gold and flashes on/off twice, signaling that it is about to be unbolted and removed, set aside the model. Third, a 3D green arrow indicates the proper pull direction to remove the part. Fourth, quickly rotating, the necessary fasteners are removed to free the part, which is placed on the virtual plane beside the car, which floats in the sky. Then, as the camera view rapidly changes, the cycle repeats until every part is removed.
In Operation mode, users can display the hot rod in normal, x-ray, or rotating views. Side buttons permit the customization of any of the following components: front glass, side mirrors, hull cover, roof, hull color, nose, additional headlight, sport wheels, exhaust pipes, and sport seats.
Disassembly mode, where users practice taking the model apart, offers two difficulty levels, Normal and Casual. At the Normal setting, all possible pieces come apart, while at the Casual setting sub-assemblies separate automatically after they are removed. Hints, text labeling of parts, undo, and x-ray view are available, as they are in Assembly mode. Users can leave Disassembly mode anytime, and attempt to reassemble the partially completed model in Assembly mode. Game, Assembly and Disassembly modes require operations be done in order. Some operations, like the removal or replacement of a wheel, can take place starting with LF, RF, LR or RR. However, in Disassembly mode, wheel removal must precede all other operations.
Game mode gives players an opportunity to test their knowledge, memory, and coordination, as they try to re-assemble a completely disassembled car. The current world record is 8 minutes 24 seconds with 0 hints, as compared to the 7 minutes and 10 seconds that Car Disassembly 3D uses to demonstrate a full disassembly.
"Never before has it been so easy to work with a realistic, dynamically lit, complex, mechanical 3D model on an iDevice," commented a member of the Noble Empire team. "Explore, experiment, and play - discover what it takes to build a hot rod from scratch."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 37.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Car Disassembly 3D 1.1 for iOS is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Car Disassembly 3D 1.0 for Mac OS X is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category. Versions for Windows and Android devices/computers are available. Review copies are available on request.
Located in San Francisco, California, Noble Empire's main goal is to create entertainment applications for interactive manipulation and in-depth analysis of real-life objects. At the end of 2010, they acquired VK Team, a development company whose technology was used for the Gun Disassembly iOS projects. These high-tech products allowed users to disassemble, assemble, and operate modern firearms on the Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). Following their acquisition, Noble Empire's dev team is now twice as large and consists of more than twenty experienced programmers and artists. With these increased possibilities, they plan to expand the Gun Disassembly application to all mobile and desktop platforms: PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and others. They plan to release at least one new model per month. Copyright (C) 2012 Noble Empire Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.