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Admiral

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Idea - Sentry turrets rotating
I thinking about the Deep Space Nine episode with the assault on the Cardassian position with all the sentry guns and the asteroid base that powered them.

Would it be possible to make turrets that fired rapid fire like them (I guess that's a weapon's change actually), but also to have some movement/spin to face their targets?

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Idea - Sentry turrets rotating
Well you could make it out of two rotating big turrets I suppose.  For an idea of what i mean, gown to the modifications section and download my GTSG Gungnir (shameless self promotion I know) stick it in a mission with FRED2, you could even change turrets 3 and 4 to maxims for real rapid fire, and see what you think.

 
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I thinking about the Deep Space Nine episode with the assault on the Cardassian position with all the sentry guns and the asteroid base that powered them.


You onabout those Brean thingies that were tearing the fed ships to pieces?

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Idea - Sentry turrets rotating
I'm not 100% sure, but the point from which a gun or turret fires from is a stationary point, even if the model itself is moving. However, I'm not quite sure.
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You onabout those Brean thingies that were tearing the fed ships to pieces?


No, this was before the Breen got involved.  I think it was the last in one of the series.


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Setekh turrets which move also move the firepoint and alter the fire vector

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Setekh turrets which move also move the firepoint and alter the fire vector

Oh, cool! Thanks for that Kazan  
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Setekh turrets which move also move the firepoint and alter the fire vector

Do they?  Styxx and I were discussing this a couple months ago, just kicking around some ideas.
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you could give them a flag other than sentry, this would make them rotate to fire at there target.

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Sticking turrets on a rotating piece of bodywork is a nice way of using a single turret to cover a whole 360o axis. This includes beam turrets.
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I didn't realise that you could put turrets onto a rotaing sub object of the model.  So ,for example, I could put turrets on to a giant rotaing thingy and they'd move with it?

Presumably this is done by making them children of the rotaty bit, multi-part turrets should work too then.

  

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Presumably this is done by making them children of the rotaty bit, multi-part turrets should work too then.

Spot on. Haven't been brave enough to try multi-parts yet. But I see no reason why they shouldn't work. Multi-part turrets on ships still work if the ship rotates. I imagine the same code is being used for rotating parts of ships.
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