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How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and I'm learning how to use FRED .
Here are my question :
1.How do I make the battlestar/basetar to move? I need waypoints?
2. How do I make news ships? I have Maya...but do I need Blender?  And are there any good tutorials for blender+ freespace2?
BTW, great game! Can't wait for the next release :)

 

Offline fightermedic

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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84335.0
a complete tutorial how to make ships, but it's for blender, but if you know maya well i'm sure you'll know which parts to skip

you need waypoints for capital ships to move in a predictable way, yes
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Offline karajorma

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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Depending on how good you are with Maya, you might want to look at the Joining The Team thread at the top of this forum. We really could use more modellers.

As for making ships move, have you tried the walkthrough? It covers stuff like that in some detail.
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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Depending on how good you are with Maya, you might want to look at the Joining The Team thread at the top of this forum. We really could use more modellers.

As for making ships move, have you tried the walkthrough? It covers stuff like that in some detail.

I'm just a beginner  right now...I use maya for my work with Zbrush.
I heard that Maya is not really good for making ships for Freespace 2, but Blender is...right now I really want to learn Blender and maybe I can join the team ( I really want to help this game and learn more ).
And yes, I'm reading the walthrough, it's good but really hard! :)

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Be sure to tell me if there's anything that you had a problem with. I wrote the walkthrough and I'm happy to make it better. :)
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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Any 3d package that can create low poly meshes is just fine to make ships with.
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Re: How to make a battlestar/basestar to move?
Thank you Newman and Karajorma  ! I learn fast and I'll do my best !  :D