R-Type Final (2003) Ship Viewer

A custom ship viewer to preview the numerous Spaceships, Force and Bits in R-Type Final.

I have always been facinated with the myriad mecha designs of the game but there wasn't a easy way to preview them easily, so I wrote this custom viewer in Unity3D to allow me to do that; and to those who share the same interest.

Refer to "Developer's Notes" section to see the process.


v1.02
Features
- Replaced proprietary navigation system with own built system
- Added compatibility with mobile browsers
- Added responsive UI based on screen orientation

Art
- Added booster flame to TP series ships
- Fixed TP-3 Canopy color
- Mr Heli Bit's Propeller now spins
- Fixed Camera 1 Force level 3 lens position
- Fixed canopy color not reseting to default on changing ship
- Updated ship material & scene lighting


v1.01
Features
- Hide rocket trail when Force is placed at Back when switching ships
- Added default ship body color
- Updated ship default canopy color


v1.0
Features
- Change ship color
- Change canopy color
- Set Force levels
- Set Bits

Art
- 8 first Ships
- All Pow Armors
- 8 first Force
- All Bits


1. All models were extracted from PS2 disc using RTFtool (check Credits section).

RTFTool preview and export data files.

2. Models were cleaned up using 3D Studio Max.

Face normals issues and Stray/Additional faces from import.


Face normals issues.


Duplicate faces issues.


"Double sided faces" on same plane.


Fixed with adding "thickness" to "double sided faces".


Remove duplidate/Merge vertices.


Cleaned up kihon looks good.


Looks good in viewport.




Just a couple of renders to make sure all issues are resolved, looking good.

3. The viewer is developed from scratch in Unity3D.

Custom RType Final ship viewer built using Unity3D.

Irem - https://web.archive.org/web/20070809044055/http://www.irem.co.jp/official/rfinal/
RTFTool - https://github.com/neko68k/rtftool
R-Type Final Ship List/Tree - https://slateman.net/rtype/rtypefinal