Category: rms titanic

When creating spaces with complex decor full of carvings and details, it’s necessary to relegate most of that detail to textures so as not to spend millions of triangles on a single carved panel. When a little extra dimension is needed, shader tricks can be used to give details the illusion of being 3D. The 1st Class Dining Saloon is one of the places these tricks are used. Just don’t get too close or else things will get trippy!

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For those wondering about update videos, not to worry! We have a new one coming soon, and more in the pipeline as we move into next year! In the meantime, check out one of our last update videos, from July, if you missed it!

The July update video covers our attendance of Titanic at the Grand in May/June, general updates, and a little something neat we’ve been working on.

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It’s not just the small things we print; we also tried our hand at the 21-light candelabrum from the 1st Class Reception Room! We already had a detailed model for the game, so it was a simple matter of putting it into a 3D-printing workflow instead. The result? A near-1:1 scale replica of the candelabrum, printed, painted, and wired by our marketing and printing man, Zeno Silva! Yes, that’s right, it’s wired and lights up.

In the process, we learned some new things about the candelabrum (including its true size) which we’ll incorporate into the game model. The same can be said for much of what we print, as working things out in detail for printing and handling physical objects often leads to new ways of looking at these objects.

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With the help of our marketing man, Zeno Silva, we’ve paired our digital work with the power of 3D printing to bring bits of Titanic into solid reality! In addition to our 3D-printed ship models, we offer a growing selection of reproduction items including these signs. The lifeboat plaques are printed at 1:1 scale, and purchasing the full set gets you a bonus hardtack reproduction! The plaques are currently on sale on the THG Store!

https://www.titanichg.com/store/

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Curious about how people aboard Titanic ate in the different classes? Historian David Kaplan, a friend of the team and fellow presenter at “Titanic at the Grand” in Mackinac, MI, walks us through the dinner settings of the three classes aboard Titanic. He explains how the table is set, how the dinner is organized, and what the role of every table item is.

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Yes, we’re still here and working hard to bring Titanic to life, and as our team churns a path forward and into 2020 with new-found fervor, we plan to keep the updates moving!

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TITANIC CONFERENCE 2019 – REGISTER NOW!

http://www.titanichg.com/titanicconference

Titanic Conference is an annual event held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee featuring presentations from Titanic historians, researchers, passenger relatives, and authors, with attendees from all over the Titanic enthusiast spectrum. Titanic conference 2019 will not only feature famed Titanic wreck diver P.H. Nargeolet, a couple of passenger relatives, and the amazing sculptural work of Alan St. George, but also conference-exclusive content from Titanic: Honor and Glory! 

You’ll get to meet the core THG crew along with lead voice actor James Penca and the guy who does the 3D-printed models we sell in our shop, Zeno Silva. We plan to have Demo 3 set up with VR, a new playable “mega” demo with new parts of the ship, various things on display, and a whole display from Zeno featuring 3D model samples and a 3D printer setup to demonstrate how it’s done. You’ll also get to mingle with the THG crew and other attendees (including some fellow THG fans) and, if you choose when registering, attend the Titanic Museum Attraction and experience a special dinner there. The attraction currently has the largest display of Titanic life jackets anywhere.

There’s a limit to the number of attendees, so don’t miss out, register now by visiting our site and following the directions on the conference page:

http://www.titanichg.com/titanicconference

If you plan to register and attend, here are some basics:

  • Dates: Thursday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 25th 2019
  • Location: Mainstay Suites, 410 Pine Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Conference minimum price: $52
  • Conference maximum price with Attraction events: $92
  • Hotel prices (with special rate): Thu – $99, Fri & Sat – $129
    (You may be able to book other hotels if the Mainstay Suites is full or too expensive, but you must make it to Mainstay for the conference.)
  • Transit options: Flights and trains go to Knoxville, TN, an hour from Pigeon Forge. Drive, bus, train, fly, Uber, how you get there is up to you.

NOTE: Hotel and transit are NOT included in the conference package.

http://www.titanichg.com/titanicconference

TITANIC CONFERENCE 2019 – SIGN UP!

If you’re interested in attending the next Titanic Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and meeting the THG crew while seeing some neat stuff, now is the time to sign up! Here’s how to do it:

FIRST, DOWNLOAD AND FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMATS:

PDF – https://we.tl/t-Leclqiu4lA

DOCX – https://we.tl/t-9nKppQ0pDJ

Carefully read the form and follow the directions included in it (it’s very short).

SECOND, MAIL THE FORM WITH A CHECK, OR EMAIL THE FORM WITH A PAYPAL PAYMENT, TO EVENT ORGANIZER BILL WILLARD AS PER THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FORM/S.

THIRD, BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THE MAINSTAY SUITES IN PIGEON FORGE, TN, WHICH IS THE MAIN VENUE FOR THE CONFERENCE:

http://mainstaypigeonforge.com/

Room prices are:
Thu – $99
Fri and Sat – $129.

When booking, tell the hotel you’re with the Titanic Conference 2019 to get the discount prices.

NOTE: For 2018, some people booked other hotels in the area, so you may be able to do the same this year if Mainstay Suites is too expensive or full. Please contact Bill Willard if you plan to do this, to be sure, and be prepared to get to the conference venue on time.

FOURTH: FIGURE OUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO GET THERE, AND HAVE FUN!

Please join the dedicated group for more updates and info/discussion about the conference here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674222522836674/

Titanic Conference 2019 – General Info:

Planned THG guests include but are not limited to:

Tom Lynskey, Matt DeWinkeleer, Kyle Hudak, and Zeno Silva.

In addition to a presentation we will give, the THG crew and Zeno will have tables set up for demos (possibly including VR and a nice, big new tour demo just for conference goers) and other stuff, as well as 3D printing demonstrations and model examples.

Other speakers and guests will include but aren’t limited to:

Titanic wreck diver P.H. Nargeolet (who will be presenting rarely and never-before-seen wreck footage), Alan St. George (with his amazing sculpted works), Helen Benziger (Margaret Brown relative), Joan Pope Randall (daughter of Louise Kink Pope), and others as presenters and guests, including fans from this group.

Conference Prices:

Conference fee – $45

If you want to dine with attendees at the Titanic Attraction Dinner, + $20

If you wish to go with attendees to the Titanic Attraction during the conference, + $20Total for all – $85

This includes the welcome reception Thursday evening, the conference room, snacks, other conference expenses. These expenses do NOT include hotel costs.

Dates and Locations:

Welcome reception after dinner Thursday Aug 22, 2019

Conference begins 9 AM Friday Aug 23

Conference continues Saturday Aug 24

Conference concludes 12 noon Sunday Aug 25Location for main events will be MainStay Suites at 410 Pine Mountain Road (just a block off of the Parkway – approximately across from the huge Ferris Wheel). See the location at:

http://mainstaypigeonforge.com/

Hotel Rates:

Thu – $99
Fri and Sat – $129.

Tell them you are with the Titanic Conference for the discount. All rooms are Queen suites, some with a single queen bed, some with double queen beds.

The Welcome Reception will be outdoors in the covered creekside Pavilion at the Conference Center. They will also have a complimentary hot breakfast in the hotel. There are indoor and outdoor pools, AND a lazy river!

We’re LIVE on Youtube NOW! (Until possibly 5pm eastern.)

We’re exploring the ship with discussion about Titanic history, the game, and more. Join us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8siMOieE6mE

We’re LIVE on Youtube NOW! (Until possibly 5pm eastern.)

We’re exploring the ship with discussion about Titanic history, the game, and more. Join us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8siMOieE6mE