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Offline Raven2001

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I've been working on this...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/sb38R2/Hecate1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/sb38R2/Hecate2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/sb38R2/Hecate3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/sb38R2/Hecate4.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/sb38R2/Hecate5.jpg

What do you think?? Some of those "window" structures are supposed to be LODable subobjects. THe main hull is at 6000 polys, make it about 7000 with the subobjects it already has (I will add some more)

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Amasing work man, some high res textures and it will be stunning ingame.
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My problem is, I cant' draw textures... I'd like it to have a single texture, opposed to a lot of tile textures. If someone would be kind enough to help me with that would be nice...
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Offline StratComm

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The only thing I can suggest (besides working on the smoothing) is to add some structure around the main beam turrets.  They are huge on the front on the original model, and making them not look like buttons sewn on to the front might make it a little better.

Excellent work though!
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Offline Raven2001

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I don't think I will smooth it much more... the Hecate is still a terran ship no matter what, and I want to keep it with a decent polycount (no 10k poly main hulls for me, sorry :( )

I know someone was working on a HTL Hecate, but later dumped it, I would like to take a look at it, for some inspiration. Does anyone know where I can find it??
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Originally posted by Raven2001
I don't think I will smooth it much more... the Hecate is still a terran ship no matter what, and I want to keep it with a decent polycount (no 10k poly main hulls for me, sorry :( )

I know someone was working on a HTL Hecate, but later dumped it, I would like to take a look at it, for some inspiration. Does anyone know where I can find it??



Grim was working on one, but never dumped it.
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Offline Martinus

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[color=66ff00]That's pretty damn great Raven. :nod:

Three thumbs up.
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I think he lost it once, and hasn't had time to work on it much recently.   I say keep on this one though and whichever one is first and/or better will be the one that is used.

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I don't think I will smooth it much more... the Hecate is still a terran ship no matter what, and I want to keep it with a decent polycount (no 10k poly main hulls for me, sorry :( )


I don't mean oversmooth it, but right now I'm sure you can see the massive smoothing errors all over.  Truespace has always been somewhat crap in this regard (and I assume you are still using truespace) so maybe that's the problem.  Anyway, I couldn't agree more that this needs hard lines.  It just also needs care to ensure that those smoothing errors don't make it into the finished model.
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Offline Raven2001

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Grim was working on one, but never dumped it.


Where can I look at it??
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Offline Raven2001

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I don't mean oversmooth it, but right now I'm sure you can see the massive smoothing errors all over.  Truespace has always been somewhat crap in this regard (and I assume you are still using truespace) so maybe that's the problem.  Anyway, I couldn't agree more that this needs hard lines.  It just also needs care to ensure that those smoothing errors don't make it into the finished model.


I never used TS for the modeling... I still use blender (hope to be proficient in Max by next year though...)

I rendered it in 3d Exploration, that's why some parts of the smoothing look like crap :P
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One big 2048x2048 texture should do fine.
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Offline pyro-manic

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I think it's too smooth, to be honest. It needs to have more straight lines, particularly around the "head" and on the back where the two conning tower things are.
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Offline Unknown Target

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Neat :) I think the smoothing is good, after all, the Hecate does reflect the blendingof Terran and Vasudan design ethos, does it not?

 

Offline Flaser

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Yeah, however Vas design is curvy not spherical/circular.
The shapes are too concave IMHO - it looks too 60'-ish.

It's a good start.

About the poly limit - check out what Omni did with the Deathstar - superdetail boxes allow that kind of massive LODing and massive detail.
It would be awsome to see a capship take advantage of this mind blowing feature.
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Offline Raven2001

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The Hecate itself is concave originaly, so I don't want to break it into something different.

Check the links again. I've updated the pics. I've only done some minor geometry corrections, and added the main turrets (just for showing off...)
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Offline Raven2001

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Originally posted by Flaser

About the poly limit - check out what Omni did with the Deathstar - superdetail boxes allow that kind of massive LODing and massive detail.
It would be awsome to see a capship take advantage of this mind blowing feature.


Yeah, but how can I do it?? I have some of those details in separate objects, and LODed already, what must I do in the conversion process??

EDIT: I just thought of something: what do you think of adding a space int the model for a nameplate??? If yes, where would you like it??
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I just thought of something: what do you think of adding a space int the model for a nameplate??? If yes, where would you like it??


On the engine pod, above the "wing"

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I don't mean oversmooth it, but right now I'm sure you can see the massive smoothing errors all over


That was my first thought

 
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Offline Kie99

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Well that just blew Grimloq's Hecate right out of the water.
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