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Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Greetings to FSU from Inferno.  We are currently overhauling our Shivan strikecraft and will thus refurbish all FS1 and FS2 Shivan fighters and bombers not yet brought up to today's standards.

Completed
Texturing
UVMapping
HTLing
Conceptualizing

SF Dragon
SF Basilisk (model by BrotherByron; texture by mjn.mixael)
SF Manticore (model by BrotherByron; texture by Nighteyes)
SF Scorpion (model by BrotherByron; texture by mjn.mixael)

SF Astaroth (model by BrotherByron; texture by Rampage)
SF Aeshma (model by BrotherByron; texture by Rampage)
SF Mara (model by Woomeister)

SB Shaitan (model by BrotherByron/Rampage; texture by mjn.mixael)
SB Nephilim (model by BrotherByron; texture by mjn.mixael)
SB Seraphim

SB Nahema (model by Rampage; texture by Rampage)
SB Taurvi (model by BrotherByron; texture by Rampage)

ST Azrael (model by Aardwolf; untextured)

All finished ships will be evaluated and then posted here.  Upon completion, please kindly credit the Inferno Team and all other parties involved for this contribution.

INFTeam
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 12:55:42 pm by Rampage »

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
 :doubt:

No one ever wants to give the Scorpion some love...
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Wait, the Dragon? What?

Edit: What do you know.. the thing is HTL'd. I always thought it was retail O.o

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
If I recall correctly, the Dragon was High Poly-fied by esarai.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Ooh the Nahema is in progress. :D

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
I'm working on a Nephilim and have already gotten pretty far into creating the mesh. I was hoping to get the mesh near completion before starting a thread for it but I guess I should go ahead and post it before we start doubling up on projects.

Edit: Thread started here http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=73995.0
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 01:39:31 pm by BrotherBryon »
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Thanks much BrotherByron for your willingness to work on the Nephilim; we are very pleased with your progress.  We are also willing to cooperate with you in your progress, so if you wish to send us the Nephilim after you're done, we can fix any bad geometry and get it UVmapped as well.

The INF Team will claim the Manticore.

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
No one ever wants to give the Scorpion some love...

The Scorpion more closely associated with Inferno than FS1 to me, and I really formed my opinions on it as a fighter while playing R1. In FS1 they were just so blandly uninteresting, a filler opponent until the Shivans brought in the specialized stuff. In R1 they felt like they were worthwhile opponents in their own right.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
The Scorpion is my favourite FS1 ship. Besides the Apollo that is.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Nahema WIP:




First off, this is our first attempt at a FS2 canon ship, and although we feel it is not entirely up to the standards set by some recent contributions to FSU, we still feel that this is our best attempt given the time limitations we currently have imposed on us.  It has a modest polygon count of ~1800 untriangulated.  Guns have not been modeled in yet.

Please feel free to critique; the HTL Nahema will be textured and released to the community by early next week at the latest.

Also, what is the community's opinion on this matter: "Should future HTL models be modeled on the retail model textures or on the concept art (if available) or both?"  This applies as of now to the Manticore, the Aeshma, and the Scorpion.

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« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 01:00:24 am by Rampage »

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
First off, this is our first attempt at a FS2 canon ship, and although we feel it is not entirely up to the standards set by some recent contributions to FSU, we still feel that this is our best attempt given the time limitations we currently have imposed on us.  It has a modest polygon count of ~1800 untriangulated.  Guns have not been modeled in yet.

Don't worry too much about the quality of other people work, do what you can how you can, it'll all work out in the end. And in any case, thank you very much for the work. It is greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to critique; the HTL Nahema will be textured and released to the community by early next week at the latest.

Also, what is the community's opinion on this matter: "Should future HTL models be modeled on the retail model textures or on the concept art (if available) or both?"  This applies as of now to the Manticore, the Aeshma, and the Scorpion.

INFTeam

Best compromise would be both. Again, Retail elements of appearance (the shade of black, where the red or green glowy bits are, any mechanical details) should approximate as best as possible the retail appearance. This does not mean that you have to re-use OR adhere to using JUST the retail maps, however. Go with what makes it Shivan and recognizable for what it is.

If in doubt, post some pics of the texture WIP and we'll assist with suggestions. If you are on IRC, stop by #SCP-FSU on esper.net.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
This looks sweet!, Thank youuuu! :D

A thought: have you seen BrotherBryon's Nephilim?, that serrated spinal looks really cool, I was wondering if you could try to add it on the central spine of the model.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Mmm sexy Nahema.

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
We are currently doing the Manticore and would like the Community's opinion on an ongoing debate regarding the ship:

Should the Manticore keep its original gunpoints as given in vanilla FS or should it now fire secondaries from the ventral (bottom) end and primaries from the arms as per the FS2 opening cinematic?

Please let us know, as your answers will determine how we will model the ship.

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
If it's going into FSU there is simply no question that you must retain the vanilla FS firepoints. The FS2 intro is an error and altering the firepoint position will change gameplay behavior, which FSU should never do.

PS awesome job, rock on

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Same as vanilla.

Besides, when I remake the FS2 intro, I'll be fixing that little error.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
The Cutscene Master himself has spoken, and that is good enough for us.  Unless there are further serious objections, we will continue modeling the Manticore based on vanilla FS gun points.

 

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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
You can still make them look like they could be either, like it was with the retail model's texture.
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Re: Shivan Strikecraft Upgrade Status
Attached herein is an early render of the Nahema in POF format plus diffuse map and glow map.  No shine and normal maps yet.

-INFTeam

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