|The drawing which started everything. Btw. da Vinci's notebook is almost as famous as a certain Drow diary!|
Quite a striking design, isn't it? And since my Steampunk airplane you can see in the post below was so smoothly to build I instantly went on with my next project - I think you know already what it is ;-)
|If you havent guessed it yet (even when looking at the picture: Its a Steampunk helicopter!|
Of course I had to add a steam-engine. After all I'm pretty lazy, so the pedal drive didn't really convince me. So its da Vinci goes Steampunk, or Steampunk goes da Vinci - whatever you prefer^^
Luckily recreating the distinctive air-screw was pretty easy using a spheric prim and adding a bit revolutions and other tweaks to it. Getting the flying script right was much harder work but now at least I know a bit more about vehicle scripting and what the different values do.
The helicopter has a nicely animated crankshaft with cogwheels (not speaking of the air-screw itself which just looks stunning when rotating), sound and a smoke script to underline the word steam in "Steampunk"!
|"Screwed-up" at Cafe Lounge!|
|You can also call it a flying da Vinci hand blender.|
|Nice and shiny - and of course rotating.|
|Also nice but not included: Cute Drow-pilot.|
After some evaluation-flights and final tweaks on the flight-script this little gem will of course show up at my store at the SL Marketplace.