Quote:Stephen Loftus did the size work thing. He helped them on the guide. Using the curvature of the planet he got that size.
Hi, Loftus here. I just stumbled on the topic, but I can add my 2 cents here. As Onyx81 added, erickyboo's explanation is reversed. The Mantle's Approach
size was initially determined by 343 Industries when we began the review process for the Visual Guide
. In fact one of my first tasks on the book before I got a copy to review was to take a couple of images about Mantle's Approach
and verify the numbers provided.
The size was determined in the following manner: The Broadsword's final fight against the AA guns in the main weapon area of the ship was built at the size of the Broadsword, so the fighter and environment were scaled to one another.
Next, that area was scaled against the same weapon area of the Mantle's Approach
model (which was never rendered in its true full size in the game like many large objects in Halo), and the final dimensions of the Mantle's Approach
was determined from there.
The reversal of what was said in your post, is that once I had independently confirmed 343 Industries' size for the Mantle's Approach
, I used those values to determine the size of the planet Requiem based on the ship leaving the outer hatch.
The Mantle's Approach
is comparable in size to High Charity. A new scale chart of mine will be on HBO within the next few days (it's been submitted for posting already) and that will nicely show the size of the Didact's ship compared with High Charity.
I hope this cleared up the original poster's question.