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Update 13/2/22(Still Alive) Working on new B5 mod.
So i have given myself a small project to do. I love Babylon 5 and i love the Babylon Project, fantastic mod. But i want to have a go at doing a mini B5 mod myself. To improve my modelling/texturing and coding skills.

I am going to start of with making only a very small number of ships:

UPDATED ship list as of 7/1/22
UPDATE 23/1/22 Olympus in game and just now working on a release.

EA Starfury - In game and working
EA Hyperion/Midwinter - In game and working
EA Nova - In game and working
EA Orion Station - In game and working
EA Asimov - In game and working
EA Achilles Freighter - In game and working
EA Achilles Medium Freighter - In game and working
EA Achilles Fuel Tanker - In game and working
Raider Zephyr - In game and working
Raider Cruiser - In game and working
Shadow Battlecrab - In game and working
EA Thunderbolt - In game and working
EA Badger - In game and working
EA Omega - In game and working
EA Omega X - In game and working
EA Olympus - In game and working
EA Shuttles - Blueprints Complete

I am focusing on the EA as their ships are pretty easy in terms of modelling i think, and i only need to make one set as the missions i am going to do are set around the EA civil war.

I would be very grateful for any words of wisdom or tips for doing a mini TC




« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 09:21:51 am by starbug »
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Re: Working on new B5 mod.
Looking good, but I do suggest that you take your cues from the current model, particularly when it comes to the subsystems and their locations for easy drop-in.  You may want to consider more destroyable subsystems though.

Some time ago, I downloaded another higher detail Hyperion and Nova models and configured them to work in-game.  It seems though that something was off with the Hyperion, as it would often sit there and spin around insanely fast like a propeller... and no it wasn't related to MOI.  The Nova however I'm in the middle of testing out and fortunately it hasn't displayed that same behavior.
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Cool thanks for the tips! I had a look at the TBP model and used if for reference but i don't get why its has so many subobjects. Every subobject seems to 4 levels of detail ie the engines for example have Engine01a to 01d and each one has a destroyed model. I have not seen that on other mods.
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Well i have been working away on the Hyperion/Midwinter and i think i am done with the modelling and texturing. Here the results and time to get them into the game!
http://www.youtube.com/user/AnubisX1

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Hello gorgeous!

You gonna include any destroyable subsystems/submodels... or maybe even subsystem debris?
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Yeah ive got 1 or 2 destroyable bits in there. ie the radar dish and the main cannons will leave debris once destroyed.
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I have the Hyperion now working in game, with a Nova going up against some Shivans. Just testing this in BP as TBP is playing silly buggers with me. I'll get the Midwinter pof'ed up today and then its on to doing the blinkies on the ships(not a fan of those lol)
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Re: Working on new B5 mod.
That's a sexy vessel..

How's it fare against a solaris?

 

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Haha now thats the question! Now up against Shivans without beams, the shivans don't stand a chance. Need to put them up against the UEF lol
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Ok so wee update, i have to the Midwinter variant now in game. I have started to now work on the EA Orion Station, i have put up several images on the HLP modelling discord. I have taken a small amount of artistic liberty with the orion as there are no clear images of the  rear and no to models seem to be the same. So i have done my own variation on it. I have added Solar panels to back, which is the biggest difference.

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The solar pannels are a neat addition. Also makes sense to have them near the zero-g area of the station.
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Re: Update 16/12/21 Working on new B5 mod.
So i now have the EAS Orion Class station in game and working, even got the debris setup. Just need to work on the blinky lights. I have to say this one turned out far far better than i thought it would! Now i have a station, some cruisers and a dreadnaught, i think i need to start doing some Starfury's and civ ships.
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Given the type of ships you are focusing on, it would appear that from an EA standpoint, you are planning on making an Earth-Minbari War campaign.  If that is the case, you may want to consider redoing the Olympus corvette and possibly adding the Cotton class tender.  It was intended to be in ITB and the model was even created, but it was not included in the movie.  Images of the model are few and far between, but a Google search brings up one still image and another with renders of a 3D model: B5 Tech Manual and Cult 3D.
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Re: Update 16/12/21 Working on new B5 mod.
The olympus is on my maybe to do list. The actual time frame i was looking at was around 2259, sound around the early part of season 2.  I has planned for it to be about  raiders/mercs attempting to acquire alien tech for their own use. Just a very short like 5 mission type set
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Re: Update 16/12/21 Working on new B5 mod.
If you are looking to add a bit of variety to your fighter line-up, might I suggest this unproducted design:
https://www.b5scrolls.com/#Screen3_02_18

While it is billed as a fighter-bomber it could easily serve the role as an AEW Starfury or other utility craft

EDIT: forgot to mention it, but why I was thinking "Starfury-frame AWACs" is that it would fit rather well into your scenario (sniffing out raiders and smugglers) but also keeps the gameplay in the fighter-scale (where more interesting gameplay happens)
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Re: Update 16/12/21 Working on new B5 mod.
Ah Cool! thanks Orph! much appreciated!
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There's some pretty nice models on that page, but that's only half of that site's appeal.  The Original Site (which now lacks any models) and a few of the ones on the new page have some pretty hilarious tech descriptions.  The new site also has some planet and sector names and descriptions as part of the ships pages, but some of them are also jokes if you look hard enough.
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Re: Update 17/12/21(starfuryWIP) Working on new B5 mod.
Ive been working on the Starfury model. Body done just to do the detailing. Man getting the wings right has been a right pain in the rear end, but i am happy with the result.
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Re: Update 19/12/21(starfuryWIP) Working on new B5 mod.
So i have been working on the Starfury model and texture today. I have also complete Debris for the model and despite having the mother of all hangovers!(got to love a xmas work night out!) I am surprised how well its come out!
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You know, the current model has an actual modeled cockpit. :p
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