Tiburon and EA have distributed a second target image for this summer’s Superman Returns Xbox 360 game. Like the first it features Supes engaged in combat with an escaped creature from Cadmus Labs. With the camera angle positioned at a slightly higher vantage point it’s possible to see the streets of Metropolis clogged with a decent number of vehicles. Whether those vehicles react dynamically to the battle remains to be seen.
In distributing the image, EA offered this guide for understanding where target renders come from and what their purpose is:
“For those not familiar with the term, this image was created with models used in the game. The developers place those models into a 3D program, add lighting and shadows, then render out an image to use as a goal. The game’s programmers use this goal image as a visual reference to build towards as they game progresses – basically, this is what they want the game to look like.”