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Offline asyikarea51

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It reminds me of a Shivan ship for some reason... maybe it's the camera angles. I literally did a triple take on the pictures before I realised it was a Terran design...
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It reminds me of a Shivan ship for some reason... maybe it's the camera angles. I literally did a triple take on the pictures before I realised it was a Terran design...

Actually, I had this feeling too in the middle of the modelling phase. But I decided to follow that direction since I think it's pretty consistant with the BP's storyline.
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Since Fedayeen are "controlling" a Shivan specimen, I'd fancy that this ship's blueprints was developed largely using its fast computing intelligence and its knowledge. If the expertise acquired on TEV's technology after the seizure of Agincourt was taken into account, the overall result would be something like this ship. This is the best of both worlds!

 

Offline esarai

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Holy balls that's amazing.  Texture it.  Texture it NOW.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 06:04:47 pm by esarai »
<Nuclear>   truth: the good samaritan actually checked for proof of citizenship and health insurance
<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

Esarai: hey gaiz, what's a good improvised, final attack for a ship fighting to buy others time to escape to use?
RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
DarthGeek: no don't do that
amki: don't EVER do that

 

Offline Spoon

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That looks really sweet
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[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
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[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline esarai

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Also, I must say this thing looks quite like a stealth frigate.  I know that's virtually impossible in space, but it just screams stealth.
<Nuclear>   truth: the good samaritan actually checked for proof of citizenship and health insurance
<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

Esarai: hey gaiz, what's a good improvised, final attack for a ship fighting to buy others time to escape to use?
RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
DarthGeek: no don't do that
amki: don't EVER do that

 

Offline An4ximandros

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We can always blame Shivan shenanigans and subspace quantum plot foam. :p

 
Also, I must say this thing looks quite like a stealth frigate.  I know that's virtually impossible in space, but it just screams stealth.

It is intended to be also stealth, or better, to have a heavy electronic warfare suite... remind me to add anti-radiation coffee dispensers inside the hangar bay too...  :D

Man, I've finished to draft my graduation thesis in law 10 min ago... my brain is laying on the floor right now! But I'm very excited about it!  :bump:
Aside from jokes, I think I'll be very busy next weeks and I have to go through the tutorial again, because I need to learn texturing from zero. It'll take a while...  ;)

 
I know that's virtually impossible in space, but it just screams stealth.

other things impossible in space: everything in freespace
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Offline An4ximandros

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My only concern is it not replacing the Narayana Masyaf if it gets picked up by BP...

I doubt it would happen but... ya know.

 

Offline Nyctaeus

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You can always use tiles/parts of other textures and than bake them all into single texture. Despite the method of texturing U will use, I wonder if that detailed model should use one texture, as the polycount is pretty high. I think it should use 2-3 2048x2048px maps or one single 4096x4096px texture.

Wish you luck. You will need it, as it will be somekind of horror to make uvmapp for this :P
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My only concern is it not replacing the Narayana Masyaf if it gets picked up by BP...

I doubt it would happen but... ya know.

I never thought that it could replace Narayana: I don't want that Shivan scum to drive my ship! :p I thought it could be usefull as deus-ex-machina, just in case UEF forces are overwelmed by TEVs. Anyway I'm aware it's likely BP team doesn't pick it up for the last parts, since maybe it would need too much plot adjusting. At least I hope that someone would eventually use it somewhere else.

You can always use tiles/parts of other textures and than bake them all into single texture. Despite the method of texturing U will use, I wonder if that detailed model should use one texture, as the polycount is pretty high. I think it should use 2-3 2048x2048px maps or one single 4096x4096px texture.

Wish you luck. You will need it, as it will be somekind of horror to make uvmapp for this :P

I don't remeber which method was better, if 2-3x 2048x2048 or a single 4096x4096. I recenly had a look at vexor and it should sport 3x2048...


 

Offline esarai

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Both ways work well, just some GPUs can't handle the 4098s and will hate you for it.  As far as appearance goes, make sure it has uniform pixel density.
<Nuclear>   truth: the good samaritan actually checked for proof of citizenship and health insurance
<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

Esarai: hey gaiz, what's a good improvised, final attack for a ship fighting to buy others time to escape to use?
RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
DarthGeek: no don't do that
amki: don't EVER do that

 
 :nod: :nod: :nod:
Maybe Thanatos?
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Here some pictures that illustrate the direction I'm following. The dark parts are heavy armored plates. I added some physical plates too like the ones you see on the bow... unwrapping is now at 70% more or less.






 

Offline General Battuta

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Gorgeous.

 
 

Offline AdmiralRalwood

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This looks utterly amazing. Can't wait to see it finished!
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Offline cahdoge

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A very beautiful ship!  :yes: :yes: :yes:
how about naming it Phobetor.
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here is a normal map for the panels texture, if you want to use it:


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not a fan, i'd prefer a clean, sleek, 'ceramic' look to those plates, like whitearrow is doing right now
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