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PlanetSide 2 Time-Lapse Weapon Design

The Sky Lance is a prototype anti-air weapon in the upcoming PlanetSide 2, and you can see its creation in this video.

The weapon appears courtesy of the Nanite Systems corporation in PlanetSide 2, and you can witness its design progress from a rough sketch to finished concept. Senior artist Roel Jovellanos provides commentary on top of the video of his work, adding insight into the process. Even if you aren't a PlanetSide fan, time-lapse videos like this are always fascinating, so give it a watch.

PlanetSide 2 is an MMO shooter from Sony Online Entertainment . If you want to see more, you can check out another time-lapse video along with screens and wallpapers. You can also sign up to be a part of the beta at

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  • I really enjoyed the first Planet Side. It had 2 major flaws, mainly it was ahead of the technology. There was just not enough broad band yet. So in many cases either you or your target were lagging making fire fights very rough. Then SOE killed the game with their own expansion pack that broke any form of class balance (similar to what they did with Galaxies).

    I have high hopes for this game. I do have major concerns with the F2P elements. It could massively unbalance the game and cause big issues. I also have little faith in SOE..they tend to be very hit and miss..okay mostly miss.
  • This video is really inspirational. I always enjoy watching these dev vids and this one is exceptional. gr8 artist

  • planetside is so far my favorite fpsmmo

  • That was incredible. Although he certainly went through a number of iterations and layers of work to flesh out the details, his final product was remarkably consistent with the shapes he plotted out in the beginning. Also it's always a healthy reminder that even quick brush strokes and blobs of color that aren't extremely detailed can make a piece that much better as long as they work within the context of the larger piece, like the little highlight and darkening strokes and the LED lights and stuff. There are a hell of a lot of amazing artists out there!

  • thats so cool! I wish I could do that

  • That was super interesting.

  • I'm assuming signing up to be a part of the "bets" means "beta" :P I can't wait!

  • How long did it take for the entire process?

  • I wish I had more Photoshop-learning time. It looks like fun.

  • It's videos like this that make me realize how horrible of an artist I am, and how truly amazing some people are.

  • Its cool getting inside looks into this.

  • is this? looks painfully interesting... sweet!

  • That's really impressive

  • Ok, so this video just blows my mind (like every time lapse video of this kind) but i am seriously frustrated.

    How does he pull out that color palette shown at 0:56?

    I have photoshop CS5 ive checked every menu and ive spent 3 hours online looking for tutorials on how to do it but i just cant find it.

    Should have posted this sooner since this topic is pretty much dead already, but it is worth a try.

  • by : winz

    weaponnya tutorial is still less understood at the time it was 1:10 minutes in photoshop software or other software