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The tank is the primary avatar of the player in BZFlag.[[image:Blue_tank_small.png|right]]
 
The tank is the primary avatar of the player in BZFlag.[[image:Blue_tank_small.png|right]]
  
==2.0.10 and earlier==
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==Overview==
This Classic BZFlag tank model has been in the game since its inception, and is an integral part of game play.  This tank model has received few graphical upgrades over the years, and looks today much the same as it has since the first version of the game.  
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BZFlag was inspired by the game [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlezone "BattleZone"] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari Atari, Inc]. The BZFlag tank model has been in the game since it's inception, and been an integral part of game play.
  
The classic tank model is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcoded hard coded] as a series of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL OpenGL] instructions in the [[BZFlag Source]] code. The model may not be changed externally without modifications to the game client itself.
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The tank has received few graphical upgrades over the years, and looks today much the same as it has since the first version of the game.  
  
The 2.0.10 tank model has been exported from the code, and can be found as a wavefront obj file at https://bzflag.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/bzflag/trunk/bzflag/misc/tank.obj This model is licensed under the LGPL as it is pulled from the bzflag sources.
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The tank model is currently [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcoded hard coded] as a series of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL OpenGL] instruction in the [[BZFlag Source]] code. The model may not be changed externally with out modifications to the game client itself.
This can be imported into most 3d modeling packages.
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===Appearance===
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==Appearance==
The tank model has 7 different colors, or "skins", that it can appear in. The color of the tank results from the team in which the tank is playing, or some other game logic (such as Hunters and Rabbits in [[Rabbit Hunt]])  
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The Tank model has a total of 7 different colors or "skins" that it can appear in. The color of the tank results from the team the tank player is on at the current moment, or some other game logic ( such as Hunters and Rabbits in [[Rabbit Chase]] )  
 
The 7 tank colors are as follows:
 
The 7 tank colors are as follows:
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Depending on an individual client's graphical settings, the tank may have animated treads and spinning wheels. The tanks shown are the most basic version of the tank.
 
Depending on an individual client's graphical settings, the tank may have animated treads and spinning wheels. The tanks shown are the most basic version of the tank.
  
===Dimensions===
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==Dimensions==
[[image:Tank_sizes.png|frame|right|Tank dimensions in [[world units]]]]
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[[image:Tank_sizes.png|frame|right|Tank dimensions in [[World units|world units]]]]
The Tank's visible model is 8.04 [[world units]] long, 2.8 [[World units|units]] wide, and 2.05 [[World units|units]] tall as shown in the image. If one assumes that one [[World units|world unit]] is equivalent to one real world meter, then the tank would be 26 feet 4.5 inches long, 9 feet 2 inches wide, and 6 feet 10 inches tall.
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The Tank is 8.04 [[World units|world units]] long, 2.8 [[World units|units]] wide, and 2.08 [[World units|units]] tall as shown in the image. The turret is 1.6 [[World units|world units]] from the ground, meaning that a tank can shoot over a box 1.5 [[World units|units]] high. If one assumes that one [[World units|world unit]] is equivalent to one real world meter, then the tank would be 26 feet 4.5 inches long, 9 feet 2 inches wide, and 6 feet 10 inches tall.
  
The tank bounding box (used in collisions with world objects) is 6 [[world units]] long, 2.8 [[World units|units]] wide, and 2.05 [[World units|units]] tall, and does not include the barrel forward of the tip of the treads. The muzzle of the barrel is 1.57 (visually only 1.53) [[World units|world units]] from the ground, meaning that a tank can shoot over a box 1.5 [[World units|units]] high.
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==History==
 
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The tank model was trigonally created by [[Tamar Cohen]] for the first versions of BZFlag and has since been extended and modified by the BZFlag developers.
===History===
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The tank model was originally created by '''Tamar Cohen''' for the first versions of BZFlag and has since been extended and modified by the BZFlag developers.
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==Future Versions==
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The tank model will most likely be redone for a future version. [[Image:3 0 tank test render.png]]
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It will be an external loaded model and have the same basic dimensions as the older tank.
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[[Category:Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Map Making]]
 
[[Category:Map Making]]

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