Titanic Groups On Facebook!
While the Honor and Glory team thoroughly enjoys sharing with all of you the work we do to recreate Titanic, there’s much more to Titanic and the Titanic experience than renderings of the ship. There’s a whole community one can engage in, and here you’ll find a sampling of places to go for just that.
If you’re on Facebook and you’re interested in any and every aspect of the Titanic, or her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, and you enjoy discussing these ships with others, then you should definitely join these groups.
A group dedicated to the trio of White Star Line liners to which Titanic belonged. Topics of discussion vary, usually focusing on the ships themselves and their history. The group has an active membership that includes some recognizable names in the Titanic community.
The official Facebook group for the Titanic Historical Society.
A group specifically for models of the Olympic Class Liners. People can share both physical and virtual models, showing them as they’re built or finished, and discussing the process of modeling these ships and techniques used to do it.
A group for collectors of Titanic books or those interested in such books, to discuss and share collections and books.
A group for the serious and in-depth discussion of Titanic’s passengers and crew and the history and stories that surround them.
- Most or all of these groups are private or “closed”, meaning you must join them in order to view content and contribute.
- Please follow the groups’ respective rules and guidelines for discussion and posting.
- All groups have passionate and dedicated memberships, some of which include a number of notable Titanic/Olympic Class historians, researchers, and authors.
Via Aboard the Titanic
As a little treat, we are polishing off Titanic’s funnels and buffing the Buff in the engine. This is in-engine (in-game), not a rendering, and still a work in progress.
A glimpse of some of the latest work on our exterior model of Titanic: Renderings showing some of the aft areas of the ship as viewed from the Boat Deck. While the exterior is far less complex and far better documented in plans and photographs of Titanic and Olympic, it still takes a great deal of research and plenty of time to pour over images to ensure things are accurate.
Here we see a number of Titanic’s electric cargo cranes. The cranes serviced the hatches on the well decks and B Deck. These models are not yet 100% complete and include a few errors that must be fixed, but they provide a detailed look at a much-ignored feature of Titanic.
Q & A VIDEO:
We recently posted a Q&A video in which our team answered some of our fans’ questions, featuring author, historian, and Blue Star Line’s Titanic II (and T:H&G) advisor Steve Hall. If you missed it, you can find the video here:
An older rendering of an early version of our model of Titanic’s First Class Purser’s Office, accompanied by a GIF illustrating the different ways a model can be displayed.
While our models are ultimately destined for a video game engine, we also create (and have mostly done up to now) renderings of our models to show their full beauty and help bring our work - and the Titanic - to life.
The model can be displayed a variety of ways when working on and rendering it. Wireframe displays only the model’s edges, shaded shows its surfaces, and textured shows its colors and the images used to add detail and depth to surfaces, all useful for various modeling tasks. Displaying lights is useful when preparing the scene for rendering. Once rendered, often the scene may need a final touch, and so things like lighting and color are adjusted in the rendered image to create the final image for posting here and elsewhere.
The process of modeling can be immensely complex, and rendering is no tiny task, either. Making things look good in the game engine is another chapter altogether, so we’ll leave it at that for now.
Earlier we asked people to submit video questions, as well as text questions, and we got some of our team together to answer them. Steve Hall, co-author of books such as “Titanic: The Ship Magnificent” and “Titanic in Photographs”, advisor for Blue Star Line’s Titanic II project, and one of our own consultants, joined us to read the text questions people submitted.
We hope you enjoy the Q&A, our belated Christmas gift to you, and we look forward to bringing you great new developments as 2014 progresses.
From the entire Four Funnels team, we wish our fans a happy new year!
A rendering of the First Class Cafe Parisien on B-Deck. All that’s missing are the china, cigar holders, and ivy. (Though without those things, this resembles an early photo of Titanic’s Cafe.)
Where would you prefer taking a meal, the Dining Saloon, the A La Carte Restaurant, or the Cafe Parisien?
A little fun for our followers: Can you guess where this is from?
If you give up on guessing, click here for the answer.
And on a side note: While we have not posted as much lately, we’re still hard at work behind the scenes, so thanks for bearing with us!
We are now shipping the ‘Titanic: Honor and Glory’ stationary set, one of our Indiegogo perks for those who donated a total of $200 or more. If you donated $200 or more, you should receive your set within a few weeks (depending on your location).
The set includes:
- ONE mouse pad (featuring the Grand Staircase and game logo)
- ONE note pad (WSL stationary style featuring the game logo)
- TWO sticky note pads (featuring the game logo)
- TWO pens (featuring Titanic’s hull and game logo)
Thank you again for your contributions!
NOTE: This full set is only available to the Indiegogo donors of $200 or more (and likely donors to our next fundraising campaign), but individual items - similar to those seen here - might possibly be sold to those who would like to buy them in the future.
The 'Titanic: Honor and Glory' team welcomes Anthony Casalena as our musical composer for the project. Here’s a brief bio:
It only took a moment for Anthony Casalena to become enthralled by the intricacies of orchestral music, and how accurately it could convey a particular emotion. He promptly began cultivating his new passion through classical piano training and by 17 had immersed himself into a wide range of genres. At 22, he furthered his education at the SAE Institute of New York and upon graduation has produced an extensive portfolio of pieces for advertising, game, and film.
Like many young people, Anthony was also intrigued by the story of the Titanic, even writing a speech on the topic while in primary school. 20 years later he is pleased to be given the opportunity to score the music for the modern video game.
Being involved with a team whose vocation is to give fans and enthusiasts a life-like experience is an honor. He will put forth his greatest efforts in trying to capture the gargantuan ship’s decor with music and enliven all of the game’s advocates.
Find out more at Anthony Casalena’s website here.
A rendering of the C-Deck Landing of the forward Grand staircase, with the First Class Enquiry Office visible in the background.
This view is similar to that of a 1933 photo of Olympic’s C-Deck Grand Staircase, which you can see by clicking here.
Another rendering of our recreation of Titanic’s First Class Reception room, for our Tumblr followers.
So who wants to join us here for some tea? (Please excuse the graininess, we thought it was still too good not to share.)
Some of you may recall a group on Facebook called “The Olympic Class Liners: Olympic - Titanic - Britannic”. Sadly, that group has closed its doors at the behest of its creator after four years. However, former TOCL admins (including myself) have started a new group; “The White Star Liners: Olympic - Titanic - Britannic”, a group with the same purpose as the old, dedicated to talk and research about Titanic and her sister ships.
So, if you’re interested in the RMS Titanic and her sister ships, and especially if you were a member of the old group, please feel free to join our new group (which is closed to non-members). We’re a friendly bunch, with a variety of members from the casual fan of the Titanic to hardcore Titanoraks and renowned Titanic historians and authors. (However, if you’re looking for Kate and Leo, you won’t find them here.)
See you there!
While not part of our project, one of our team members is an admin on this new group and it’s a great way to socialize over the Titanic!
This is just a update about the perks from our Indiegogo campaign. Due to a mistake we do not have some of your addresses (for shipping physical perks like a free copy of the game or stationary sets). Those who donated $50 or more to us, please check your email. If you did not receive an email from us, that means we already have your information, and there is no need for you to give us your information. If you do have an email, please respond to itwith your full name and full address (to our project’s email at email@example.com) so we will be able to ship your perks in a few months or whenever they’re ready. Thank you very much for your donations!
- The Titanic Honor and Glory Team
How about a little more light?
A rendering of Titanic’s D-Deck Reception Room during the day, with the candelabra being no less magnificent when turned off. Click here to see the candelabra in a different light.
How about a little light?
A rendering of the magnificent candelabra on the D-Deck landing of Titanic’s Grand Staircase, casting an eerie glow across the First Class Reception Room.