What ever happened to the Holly 3D engine?

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What ever happened to the Holly 3D engine?

Post by NOWKA » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:14 am

http://a128.atspace.com/holly3d/index.html
http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.php/Main/Holly

First, I am sorry if this has been asked multiple times. I have been away from this forum for about 1 year.

What ever happened to this project? I remember when the news about this engine came out, I thought it was amazing. The screenshots on their site are outstanding and look commercial quality. Is this a dead project or is it still being worked on?

I am wondering this since the last time news was posted on their site was 02.04.06.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:46 pm

I guess Heinrich Tillack is busy with working on DCastle, his game for the GOAT Store. I've tried to email him at least two times during the past two years iirc, but I never got a response.

Maybe Kalin Krastev (aka Segata Sanshiro on these forums) could help us out there. He made the concept for the Holly demo and also the awesome character model on the site:

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Post by Imerion » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:02 pm

I hope this project is still running. It's one of the most promising projects around. Would be really nice to see it in action.
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Post by Segata Sanshiro » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:14 am

Well, I've lost contact with Heinrich a long time ago, so i cant speculate on the status of the Holly3D Engine, what i can say is that the engine was in a very advanced stage. A year ago Heinrich was already writing the MilkShape3D model importer and a 3rd person camera. So the level i made was already running, i even have a walkthrough demo (for the PC, not DC) with lightmaps and stencil shadows. I know that Heinrich was having lots of work in real life and had the time to work on the engine only on weekends, but that info is old.

I'll try to contact him again, because this was a really promising project putting to shame some of the commercial Dreamcast releases.
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Post by Arqueiro » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:33 am

i was just wondering about this, i really want see this engine on final release
3d graphics and visualization ?
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Post by Egotistical EvilN » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:08 pm

Wow. That's impressive.
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