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Title: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on November 26, 2015, 05:46:13 am
After enjoying the stuff this community puts out for so many years, I figured it was time to give something back the only way I know how.

The grayscale drawings are made using Copic markers and pencils but I progressed to a primarily digital workflow since then.

I'll keep making drawings periodically and adding them to this thread. Taking suggestions. All assets standby.

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Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Darius on November 26, 2015, 05:59:32 am
Oh.
Seriously. Wow.

Those hull reflections. The energy of that Serkr shot!

Best first post?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: The E on November 26, 2015, 06:05:37 am
It's certainly way up there. Very impressive indeed.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on November 26, 2015, 06:23:40 am
Very nice indeed. :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Aesaar on November 26, 2015, 06:40:36 am
Goddamn these are great.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: headdie on November 26, 2015, 06:47:34 am
holy hell these are good, love the golden age style aesthetic.
Do you post your work to any art sites? because if you do I would like to follow you if I can
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on November 26, 2015, 11:09:03 am
**** yeah
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: The Dagger on November 26, 2015, 11:26:29 am
Wow, you have a great style indeed! I REALLY love it!  :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on November 26, 2015, 12:12:00 pm
Glad you guys like them.

Do you post your work to any art sites? because if you do I would like to follow you if I can

Most of my stuff is posted here - http://pixiv.me/11388 (http://pixiv.me/11388). It should let you look through the previews even without making an account. I've been meaning to make a blog for this purpose. One day.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: headdie on November 26, 2015, 12:24:45 pm
Glad you guys like them.

Do you post your work to any art sites? because if you do I would like to follow you if I can

Most of my stuff is posted here - http://pixiv.me/11388 (http://pixiv.me/11388). It should let you look through the previews even without making an account. I've been meaning to make a blog for this purpose. One day.

Awesome, thanks
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: jr2 on November 26, 2015, 12:36:09 pm
:jaw:


:yes:



:welcome:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Lorric on November 26, 2015, 06:09:34 pm
These are really impressive. :nod:

The title made me think it was going to be icons for the briefing or something. So it was something of a surprise to see what it really was. :)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Phantom Hoover on November 26, 2015, 08:04:14 pm
if battuta wrote a BP book and then went back in time to the 80s this would be the cover art
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Spoon on November 26, 2015, 08:09:38 pm
Man, that's really good.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Lorric on November 26, 2015, 08:41:01 pm
Glad you guys like them.

Do you post your work to any art sites? because if you do I would like to follow you if I can

Most of my stuff is posted here - http://pixiv.me/11388 (http://pixiv.me/11388). It should let you look through the previews even without making an account. I've been meaning to make a blog for this purpose. One day.
This site of yours will not allow me to view more. Only the first twelve available pictures. I don't want to make an account there, but I'd be interested to see more if you felt like uploading here. Or doing that blog you mention.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 26, 2015, 08:46:06 pm
Best first post?

Can't think of a real competitor.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Maverick_BB110CB on November 26, 2015, 09:30:26 pm
Just amazing!

Thanks for a new wallpaper.
(hope you don't mind)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: CKid on November 26, 2015, 09:37:29 pm
Glad you guys like them.

Do you post your work to any art sites? because if you do I would like to follow you if I can

Most of my stuff is posted here - http://pixiv.me/11388 (http://pixiv.me/11388). It should let you look through the previews even without making an account. I've been meaning to make a blog for this purpose. One day.
This site of yours will not allow me to view more. Only the first twelve available pictures. I don't want to make an account there, but I'd be interested to see more if you felt like uploading here. Or doing that blog you mention.

You can view his other work by clicking on one of the twelve pictures then select one of his older ones from on the right hand side. It will continue to load older and older ones as you view them.

These are so awesome, keep up the great work. :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Snarks on November 26, 2015, 11:17:25 pm
Fantastic and gorgeous. How about an Orion and/or Hercules?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: coffeesoft on November 27, 2015, 12:47:06 am
Very nice work, congratulations, I could never draw something like this   :p
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: TacOne on November 27, 2015, 04:05:25 am
Oh man, wow.
I'm staring at that Serkr picture, and I can't tell where it starts being a picture and stops being corvettes.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 27, 2015, 04:11:38 am
These are awesome, very reminiscent of old science fiction magazine or book cover art.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: tomimaki on November 27, 2015, 05:20:29 am
Remarkable drawings  :cool:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Rodo on November 27, 2015, 07:31:53 am
wow! awesome drawings.
I wish I was that proficent at it :(

Cheers mate, nice contribution!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: NeonShivan on November 27, 2015, 08:15:36 am
I must say this is exceptional work, I don't see a whole lot of pencil art these days, especially pencil art that is as remarkable as this. Although the styles are different, it gives me a nostalgic feeling, as if I'm watching Homeworld cutscenes. Welcome to Hard-Light, and thank you for your amazing contribution! :D
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: wardog300k on November 27, 2015, 10:34:41 am
Word Awesome just ain't enough. Well done, really, really well done.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: redsniper on November 27, 2015, 10:58:37 pm
Pretty rad. Love the old-school look. :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on November 28, 2015, 12:00:28 am
Wow, those are amazing! Love the style.  :D
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 28, 2015, 12:08:54 am
Wow. Those are some really impressive drawings!

I've started following you on Pixiv. You're the first artist I'm publicly following (pixiv事務局 doesn't count since it's an automatic Follow). :D
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MatthTheGeek on November 28, 2015, 02:53:39 am
/me imagines Homeworld-style greyscale cutscenes based on this, with Petrarch narrating.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Goober5000 on November 28, 2015, 11:23:17 pm
Fantastic drawings, OneOneThree!  Looking forward to seeing what you make next.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on November 29, 2015, 03:29:21 am
I've got another one in the pipeline, so it shouldn't be too long now. This response has been unexpected to say the least, and so I suppose these drawings will continue indefinitely.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Master_of_the_blade on November 30, 2015, 07:22:39 am
Those reflections are MIND BLOWING!
Eagerly waiting for more.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: That Man on December 05, 2015, 09:28:43 pm
Dat Serkr Team pic.  :jaw:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on December 09, 2015, 05:02:16 am
Fantastic and gorgeous. How about an Orion and/or Hercules?

Finally done with the Orion and Hercul- wait, that's a Hades! Close enough, right?

Even with all the simplification and abstraction this drawing took a while (but still not as long as it takes to destroy the Hades).

(https://puu.sh/uOJt9/1660f44ea1.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Cyborg17 on December 09, 2015, 06:02:38 am
Love the debris detail!  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: headdie on December 09, 2015, 07:16:25 am
that is certified awesome
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on December 09, 2015, 08:52:47 am
All of my yes. :yes2: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on December 09, 2015, 05:02:37 pm
It's out of the scale on my awesome'o'meter!

I need to buy a bigger scale for your next drawings :yes2: :P :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Goober5000 on December 09, 2015, 09:16:21 pm
Woot, a Silent Threat: Reborn one! :D
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Rodo on December 11, 2015, 07:38:07 pm
Damn, that looks really awesome. Love the detail to the shadows and different gray tones.
Dazzling work.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on December 22, 2015, 03:39:15 am
(https://puu.sh/CO40j/47217df9e7.jpg)


Just for fun I've been generating some Shivan cruiser concepts over the past few days. I arrived at this thing. It's intended to be something of an electronic warfare ship. Might make a fully-rendered action shot and tech description later.

Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on December 22, 2015, 11:15:24 am
That's awesome.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on December 22, 2015, 11:39:34 am
It felt off to me at first, but as soon as I read that it was supposed to be an EW ship, it felt like it made sense. Looks very cool.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Goober5000 on December 22, 2015, 11:01:51 pm
Thirded.  That's a really cool concept. :yes:

It also reminds me of the SF Chimera (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/SF_Chimera), which seems fitting given their similar roles.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: headdie on December 23, 2015, 07:48:55 am
OneOneThree, you have some really impressive skills.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Familiar on December 23, 2015, 11:37:14 am
Sooo cool. Great drawings!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on January 04, 2016, 12:19:30 pm
I think this appearance of the Vassago is one of the most beautiful moments a FS2 mod has to offer. I tried to present the ship with astonishing power and scale, just like the campaign does. It's easy to start seeing Ravanas as big slow Trebuchet targets, so this was refreshing.

(https://puu.sh/uOJv2/77bc0259d6.jpg)

Thanks for all the feedback, by the way. You guys are great.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on January 04, 2016, 12:33:43 pm
Perfect. You hit your target.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Axem on January 04, 2016, 01:18:44 pm
Marry me.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 04, 2016, 01:20:30 pm
Perfect. You hit your target.
Quoted For ****ing Emphasis. :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Spoon on January 04, 2016, 05:17:18 pm
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s490/kingspoon/Junk/Glorious_zpsioul14sp.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on January 05, 2016, 02:56:52 am
As one of my favourite moments in VsD, I must say that you nailed it.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: headdie on January 05, 2016, 05:47:16 am
Soooo intimidating, new wallpaper activated
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: CKid on January 05, 2016, 04:17:03 pm
Beautiful! Jumping out of subspace, jaw open, fangs glowing blood red, preying on unsuspecting GTVA warships. Really brings back memories of first playing VD. Well done.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on January 07, 2016, 01:05:55 pm
SWEET BEJESUS :eek2:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on February 28, 2016, 12:43:09 am
Workspace shot and a tiny peek at what's coming next.

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Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Mammothtank on February 28, 2016, 12:44:55 am
Curse my terrible, terrible eyesight. Also nice desk.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Darius on February 28, 2016, 08:10:29 am
(http://i.imgur.com/wKA2OOG.jpg)


On a serious note.

Good lord.

I can already tell that this is going to be my favourite.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on February 29, 2016, 06:32:42 pm
Laporte executes plan B at the Kostadin habitat. New aspect ratio should work better as a 16:9 wallpaper.

(https://i.imgsafe.org/02/0201f43f51.jpeg)

Timelapse: https://streamable.com/zaesu
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on February 29, 2016, 08:40:11 pm
Uuuuuuuuuuuunf
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: redsniper on February 29, 2016, 09:14:04 pm
Uuuuuuuuuuuunf
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: CKid on February 29, 2016, 09:24:52 pm
 :pimp:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Mammothtank on February 29, 2016, 10:18:38 pm
Yeah, its pretty good.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on February 29, 2016, 11:42:21 pm
Laporte executes plan B at the Kostadin habitat. New aspect ratio should work better as a 16:9 wallpaper.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51375909/1802S.jpg)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51375909/1802.jpg

Quoting for new page
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Makhpella on March 01, 2016, 10:07:04 am
Holy ****, I hadn't noticed the Morena in the background on your teaser. Well, I barely recognized the Custos-X at 500% zoom..

Loving all your stuff.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on March 08, 2016, 02:47:16 pm
"Farewell Feds"

 :lol:

Soooooooo coooooool
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Nyctaeus on March 08, 2016, 10:39:22 pm
Yay! Vindicator looks even better than ingame model :P
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 21, 2016, 03:07:39 am
Something new on the way.

(https://i.imgsafe.org/08/0826e32d51.jpeg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 26, 2016, 03:38:22 pm
Here's my take on a post-Capella GTVA black site.

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Timelapse: https://streamable.com/uaygr

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Capella was a decisive blow with unexpected consequences.  More than a military disaster, it instigated a new epoch of strategic thought.  The scale and strength of the Juggernaut fleet left the Alliance’s political climate reeling.  Skepticism abounded regarding the value of last generation’s “big stick” policymakers in an increasingly lopsided fight for survival.  Through no particular fault of their own, traditionalists were lampooned into oblivion and military minds were quietly replaced.  But amidst the turmoil, a new element began to gain traction with high command and the private sector alike.

The GTVI’s Guideline Investigation Group, once derided as a purveyor of farfetched blue-sky projects, was making waves.  The Shivans, they reasoned, did not possess conventional intelligence in spite of their unlimited capacity for destruction.  Their idiosyncrasies and inability to quickly adapt proved as much.  And by cracking their operational mechanisms, critical vulnerabilities would surely be discovered.  Fight smarter, not harder.  The proposal would turn existing doctrine on its head.  By their reckoning, the time for superdestroyers was over.  Direct firepower would be of secondary concern in the coming years – a coup de grace against opponents compromised from the inside out by an entirely new type of information warfare.

The Guideline’s proposal was received favorably by Alliance leadership:  Armed with the inexhaustible resources of an interstellar economy and unimpeded by legislative oversight, they engineered a strategic infrastructure befitting of the Shivans themselves.  A shadow world of special access installations formed its backbone.  Ozymandian in scope and ambition, the new arrangement eclipsed earlier efforts by an order of magnitude.

The GTVA's primary computational asset, designated STYGIAN RESPITE, was the linchpin of it all.  Based in Antares, Stygian Respite assumed the daunting task of integrating every shred of Shivan-related intelligence into an actionable roadmap to victory.  A technological breakthrough allowing electron transmission across metastable subspace bridges made Stygian Respite the fastest manipulator of information in human history.  Varyingly described by staff as “a nightmare on a leash” and “the boiler”, and known only as “Puff Island” to outsiders, the number of living souls privy to the installation’s strategic purpose could be expressed in three digits.

A blistering cinder only an ocean could hope to quench, Stygian Respite’s site was selected for its unlimited access to liquid water.  Partially constructed in orbit using state of the art automation to minimize the project’s chatter footprint, Stygian Respite encased a reactor with enough output to charge a destroyer’s beam cannon.  A submerged labyrinth of molten salt exchangers funneled waste heat to radiator panels at a safe distance.  That same heat drove cyclonic cloud patterns with the unintended benefit of masking the installation from visual observation.

Stygian Respite was home to a variety of abstract entities – computational enzymes formulated to digest a diet often composed of cryptic and seemingly irrelevant data.  From the microcrystalline grain structure in Shivan hull samples and minuscule asymmetries in the magnetic confinement of their beam weapons, to the gestalt design of Shivan warships and their bulk deployment patterns, nothing was overlooked.  Deep cross-comparison, pattern recognition, and structure interpretation revealed behavioral profiles, later enacted by cellular automata to extrapolate past and future timelines.  But the most tactically useful deductions came from the systematic (and perplexing) manifestation of irrational number segments found in the ratios between areas and volumes of stellated polyhedra – a gossamer thread of structural basis that would pave the way for unconventional methods of attack.

When the great destroyers resurfaced, they bit hard – and sprung a trap two decades in the making.  Armed with pre-adapted jamming, countermeasures, and military viruses, GTVA flotillas achieved parity against Shivan deployments five times their size.  The most impressive weapon of all was a direct product of Stygian Respite’s simulations. The Berryman-Turner family of fractal-based imagery attacks sent Shivan behavioral routines into self-referential loops, dooming them to perpetually repeat trivial actions to the end.  The initial surge of successes culminated in the Döbringer Offensive, and the destruction of three Sathanas juggernauts and several dozen escorts within an eight-hour period.

This particular event was the threshold of a paradigm shift.  An external and uniquely deliberate signal, which remains the subject of considerable debate, triggered the manifestation of hardened traits within the local presence:  Shivan ships entrenched themselves behind an impermeable causal firewall, trading one deficiency for another.  Blind to both GTVA subversion and their own strategic landscape, Shivan forces fragmented into cells capable of limited independent action but prone to erratic, counterintuitive behavior.  Even in this degraded state, their numerical superiority blunted the Alliance offensive, leaving them off balance and wide open.  An alarmed leadership pressured Stygian Respite for some measure of respite, but they were stonewalled by an absence of expedient data.  The move away from heavy warships fathered a brittle and inflexible doctrine with no margin for error, and the loss of several critical installations sparked a cascade of failures that left the Alliance’s command structure in pieces.  A handful of military assets were able to avoid detection during the ensuing catastrophe, but Stygian Respite was not among them: on September 17, 2392, the terrestrial world it stood upon was vitrified by a small group of Sathanas juggernauts.



Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on July 26, 2016, 04:14:53 pm
Holy ****in' wow. Like god damn
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 26, 2016, 04:19:56 pm
Also I wanna give credit to Aesaar for the Perseus-M design which I generally based these fighters on!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 26, 2016, 04:51:02 pm
[snip]
Both the illustration and the text that goes with it are awesome.

And I do mean that in the full-blown, "I am filled with awe" sense.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Rodo on July 26, 2016, 05:15:57 pm
Just picked this up.

All I can say: Wow nice!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on July 26, 2016, 06:26:50 pm
That is like a BP-quality techroom description.  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 26, 2016, 06:29:19 pm
That is like a BP-quality techroom description.  :yes:
Until I got to the part where there was apparently a third Shivan Incursion, I thought it was something written for BP that I somehow hadn't already read.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Buff Skeleton on July 26, 2016, 07:04:08 pm
Holy ****in' wow. Like god damn

Yeah ^
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: GhylTarvoke on July 26, 2016, 09:08:54 pm
The art is beautiful. The writing is even better. I want to see more of it!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Goober5000 on July 27, 2016, 12:10:49 am
That is like a BP-quality techroom description.  :yes:
Until I got to the part where there was apparently a third Shivan Incursion, I thought it was something written for BP that I somehow hadn't already read.
Me too.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 27, 2016, 12:52:51 am
Reading that, I thought all the shivan data would cause it to go full on "demon seed".......
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Darius on July 27, 2016, 12:57:11 am
Gripping read and another super illustration!

At one point i was somewhat reminded of the Multivac hypercomputer in Asimov's "The Last Question". Click click, whrrrr.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Luis Dias on July 27, 2016, 05:30:58 am
Sad tale about the inevitable... :(

Great read! And great artwork too ;)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: jr2 on July 27, 2016, 07:54:26 pm
-snip-

Heh, never put all your eggs in one basket, GTVA.  First the Colossus, then this.  Should have left a hedge fund for a few collies in there as well.  Or something.  But, hindsight=20/20.

Amazing work, OneOneThree   :yes:  :eek2:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 27, 2016, 09:54:33 pm
Reading that, I thought all the shivan data would cause it to go full on "demon seed".......

I actually had plans to include a paragraph about the risk of a runaway singularity event this place posed, and all the measures taken to prevent it.  But I couldn't find a way to segue into it without restructuring everything.

Anyway, I think this is the first writing I've ever made public so it's a relief to hear it isn't ****, although tech descriptions must be the easiest thing to write since they're a solid block of exposition.  And if there is anything not so good about it, fire away.  Maybe my notion of how the era would play out is terribly conceived.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 29, 2016, 03:24:45 pm
Since I noticed nobody had named the research lab for the Hard Light Fleet in Star Trek Online yet, I've named it Stygian Respite.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 09, 2016, 11:32:16 am
(https://puu.sh/CO4ir/35cd0e69d3.jpg)

Just a sketch, but it might turn into something nice soon.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Phantom Hoover on August 09, 2016, 11:38:34 am
i'm pretty sure this is what you'd find scrawled on the wall of laporte's padded cell

(i do think that saturn looks a bit fat though but the rest of it is excellent)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: CKid on August 09, 2016, 11:39:40 am
A gassy Titan? Guess it had too many Karunas for lunch. lol.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Phantom Hoover on August 09, 2016, 11:41:23 am
honestly i wish BP could have glowing heatsinks and venting coolant, it'd look great and give you a connection to some of the tactical mechanisms that are normally behind the scenes
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 09, 2016, 11:50:22 am
Could FSO could pull off venting coolant convincingly?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: DahBlount on August 09, 2016, 11:58:14 am
Not without a more in depth material and particle editor. (UE4 level stuff basically)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: The E on August 09, 2016, 11:58:23 am
We have a new way to define particle spews, so the chances are good that such things can be pulled off. We'd basically have to create a system for event-driven particle spews (like, weapon fires, 3 seconds later, particles pop up)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on August 09, 2016, 12:34:12 pm
That reminds of a very old oft-requested feature that I haven't heard asked for much in some time though... volumetric nebulae, or basically, a nebula you can enter and leave within the confines of the same mission area.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on August 09, 2016, 01:20:39 pm
I love how it looks like a satiated monster.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Oddgrim on September 26, 2016, 05:56:40 am
Nice!, thats pretty interesting , is it some soft of one wheeled bike?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on October 16, 2016, 02:06:05 am
(https://i.imgsafe.org/02/02021417bd.jpeg)

Timelapse: https://streamable.com/gkrin
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Makhpella on October 16, 2016, 02:33:48 am
I always thought the new Titan looked like a shark. And now you've captured it feasting on the flesh of its quite hopelessly outmatched prey.

Bloody brilliant.

The remix too.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on October 16, 2016, 02:48:36 am
Amazigood.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on October 19, 2016, 03:35:34 pm
I can't find any words. This is both absolutely amazing drawing and remixing.  :yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on October 19, 2016, 03:48:54 pm
It's just Race to Destruction with a beam sound thrown in there, I don't know if that's a proper remix.  Still, glad you like it!  I decided to render entirely in Photoshop this time and I think it paid off.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Darius on January 31, 2017, 10:38:30 pm
OneOneThree: I uploaded the mp4 to youtube as an unlisted video, mixtape.moe seems to be having network problems lately. I'll leave it here if you don't mind, else happy to take it down.

Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 01, 2017, 07:38:45 am
That's outstanding work.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on February 04, 2017, 05:47:12 pm
Thanks for rehosting it and of course I don't mind. Also here's something else I did recently, I might take it to a higher level of quality sometime.

Unfortunately I just entered car design school and they don't even give us time to do things like eating and sleeping so you'll probably be finished with BP by the time I get another drawing done.

(http://puu.sh/uOLdZ/96c8387ffe.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on February 04, 2017, 07:03:30 pm
Is that a Typhon back there?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: SaltyWaffles on February 05, 2017, 02:16:33 am
Utterly fantastic work. And yes: best first post ever, in any forum I can remember.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on February 05, 2017, 12:03:04 pm
Hnnnnngruujkjljllkl
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on May 05, 2017, 05:26:46 am
(http://puu.sh/vGGh9/5f788cb49c.jpg)

New look, same great taste.

Edit: forgot the particle effects.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Darius on May 05, 2017, 06:26:14 am
(http://i.imgur.com/a6we265.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: CKid on May 05, 2017, 06:57:00 am
That's gorgeous.  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on May 05, 2017, 07:14:41 am
That's something you don't see every day. :yes:

What's that logo on these bombers?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: FrikgFeek on May 05, 2017, 07:26:34 am
That logo is literally your avatar except black and white and has a skull added on the torso.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: The E on May 05, 2017, 07:27:42 am
There's also a skull in the middle. It's a pretty good concept of what a UEF squadron logo would look like.

Let the record show that FrikgFeek is a nefarious editor of posts.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Mammothtank on May 28, 2017, 03:02:37 am
Those Chaff sprays really remind me of the Mega Particles and Anti Beam spray from Gundam.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on May 28, 2017, 01:42:39 pm
Any resemblance to Gundam is entirely not coincidental.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Snarks on June 08, 2017, 05:56:32 am
That latest illustration. Found my new desktop wallpaper.  :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Mammothtank on June 08, 2017, 06:45:50 am
I've added basically all of them aside the Imperioeus stuff and the Bike to my wallpaper folder.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Spoon on June 08, 2017, 09:58:54 am
These continue being awesome
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on June 22, 2017, 02:08:51 am
Super secret project  ;7

(https://puu.sh/CO3Th/1cb3d641f9.jpg)
(https://puu.sh/CO3RG/5f1dd303c3.jpg)
(https://puu.sh/CO3Q2/228fa58b1c.jpg)
(https://puu.sh/CO3Rw/69f78e5020.jpg)
(https://puu.sh/wr8n5/d467d66a70.jpg)
(https://puu.sh/wr8oT/b44051e44e.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on June 22, 2017, 02:43:36 am
Sweet fortune!

:yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: 0rph3u5 on June 22, 2017, 05:41:51 am
Wow!  :yes:

I mean, really nice artistry.  :D
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: tomimaki on June 22, 2017, 04:20:37 pm
omg :jaw:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on June 23, 2017, 12:09:19 am
WOW.  UEF fighter designs for WiH4 appear to be quite the departure.  :lol:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on June 23, 2017, 12:55:44 am
The Murugan's mood lighting had to go somewhere.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on February 23, 2018, 06:42:53 am
Misc. Spaceship

(https://puu.sh/ztIIs/44e7ab550b.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on February 23, 2018, 07:23:47 pm
It feels vaguely Brakiri to me.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on March 05, 2018, 03:09:39 am
More misc. spaceship. Freespace again soon™

(https://puu.sh/zB4Wx/1fadfb2f59.jpg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 05, 2018, 07:20:32 am
Oooh.   Are they shuttles or fighters?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on March 05, 2018, 10:43:31 am
Oooh.   Are they shuttles or fighters?
Just shuttles. It’s a noncombatant ship, as far as something with a thruster plume like that can be considered noncombatant.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on June 30, 2018, 07:03:27 am
Quote
-Was there a plan for a FreeSpace 3? How firm was it? How long after FreeSpace 2 do you see its narrative picking up?

We wanted the humans and Vasudans to go on the offensive and attack the Shivan homeworld. We referred to it as 'Shivantown.' Beyond that, we didn't really have anything concrete.

https://streamable.com/mmerc

(https://i.imgsafe.org/01/01ee614444.jpeg)


Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on June 30, 2018, 07:30:55 am
Holy ****in ****
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on June 30, 2018, 08:42:23 am
That is absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on June 30, 2018, 10:21:18 am
That's a pretty awesome thing :) :yes:

Buuuuuttttt.... I've already made an *in-game* version of Shivantown. :p
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Marker Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on June 30, 2018, 10:25:01 am
It's just... I don't have words.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Novachen on June 30, 2018, 11:41:37 am
Good that the Shivantown idea never happened :D - *PleasedonotmakeaFS3*

Even this is a good picture :)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 30, 2018, 12:44:12 pm
Your time lapse video.   I want more of them :)


 :pimp:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: 0rph3u5 on June 30, 2018, 01:18:01 pm
*snip*

Ohne Worte... (translation: lit. "no/without words", fig. "[approriate adjective, in this case "cool"] beyond words")
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: TechnoD11 on July 02, 2018, 02:46:38 am
We'll that's a new desktop background if I ever saw one.

 :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on June 06, 2019, 04:05:32 am
Is it just my internet connection being stupid or some of the drawings here (especially the early ones) are no longer accessible?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 06, 2019, 04:45:46 am
I can confirm some aren't showing for me either.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on June 06, 2019, 05:12:45 am
Clicking on the links says it can no longer be found.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on June 24, 2019, 03:08:33 am
Is it just my internet connection being stupid or some of the drawings here (especially the early ones) are no longer accessible?
Some of those early drawings are starting to show their age but for posterity I rehosted them. Most of them.

More not-Freespace.

Timelapse: https://streamable.com/dspf4

(https://i.imgsafe.org/08/08392a8110.jpeg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on June 24, 2019, 05:45:52 am
Awesome, I love this type of sci-fi look you used there! :)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 03, 2019, 03:28:02 am
Now comes blanketed in ERA. Also this ship may appear as a model at some point.

(https://i.imgsafe.org/c6/c645bb5868.jpeg)

(https://i.imgsafe.org/c6/c645bcb3ec.jpeg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on July 03, 2019, 04:08:53 am
:yes: :yes: :yes:

Would be nice to see how it looks in 3D. :nod:
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on July 03, 2019, 06:33:21 am
The early shots may be showing some age, but that doesn't matter. One, they're brilliant either way. Two, they are a part of the representation of your drawing skills and your journey as an artist throughout the years. Believe me, it's very interesting to see this. And three, each one of these drawings is a different original idea, and it's really sad to see these disappear.

Besides, that latest one is also a great design!
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 29, 2019, 04:34:04 pm
(https://i.imgsafe.org/f6/f657069227.jpeg)

(https://i.imgsafe.org/f6/f624adc292.jpeg)

Figuring some stuff out.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on July 29, 2019, 05:56:21 pm
Whoaa, that's awesome! You did super quality art from the beginning, and now you're hitting exactly my personal taste as well. :D

BTW, do you have higher-res versions of these 2? It seems like some of the quality has fallen victim to size and jpg compression. :(
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on July 29, 2019, 06:16:03 pm
But if I posted the hi-res versions, you'd be able to see that the text is just Lorem Ipsum and that the drawing quality is actually ****. It's my newest trick in the book, just make the jpeg so tiny no one can see how little work you did.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on July 29, 2019, 06:49:45 pm
Well I have to live with this here then :o

*still going to save a copy of them*
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 01, 2019, 01:10:50 pm
(https://i.imgsafe.org/32/329f0e1c4f.jpeg)
(https://i.imgsafe.org/32/32a08565b2.jpeg)

Needs more glowmaps.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 01, 2019, 01:31:35 pm
Glowmaps? So the 3D model has evolved? ;7
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on August 02, 2019, 03:18:48 am
Woah, this is really nice.

Is this reactive or some other special kind of armor I see there?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 02, 2019, 03:42:03 am
Woah, this is really nice.

Is this reactive or some other special kind of armor I see there?

It's some kinda future explodey armor for sure. And I'm having the idea that they could be destructible sub-objects, so you'd be able to watch the blocks being blown off as you shoot the ship in real time. That shouldn't be too hard in FSO, right?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 02, 2019, 03:43:55 am
Should be easy but the sub object limit is the only restraint so the blocks might be  bigger than you'd prefer
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 02, 2019, 04:10:19 am
There's only 32 of them on this ship, shouldn't that be well within the limit? For a larger ship they would be scaled appropriately so there would only be a few dozen. Only problem I'm seeing is that baking a blue glow under those panels isn't going to work after they get blown off.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 02, 2019, 04:56:02 am
There's only 32 of them on this ship, shouldn't that be well within the limit? For a larger ship they would be scaled appropriately so there would only be a few dozen. Only problem I'm seeing is that baking a blue glow under those panels isn't going to work after they get blown off.

You can have 32 pieces of debris in total, but if you use them all for "live" debris there will be nothing left for actual debris. ( https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Engine_limitations#Models )

It depends on how much work you'd like to invest to make it work - when a modeled subsystem is destroyed it switches to a <subsystem>-destroyed model (if there is one). If you include the surrounding part of the hull (on which the glow map is applied) into the subsystem, you could be able to turn off the glow map upon destruction.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 02, 2019, 07:01:12 am
In addition if you sectioned off the glow textures by panel and saved each individually , you could use the texture-replace SexP in Fred to to "turn them off" when a panel is removed.  Possibly long winded but a fix for now until a code wizard makes it easier.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 02, 2019, 09:10:01 am
texture-replace SexP in Fred
Sadly there is no such thing AFAIK. :( You can turn off individual glowpoint banks but not specific glowmaps, only for the entire ship.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 02, 2019, 11:25:17 am
You can have 32 pieces of debris in total, but if you use them all for "live" debris there will be nothing left for actual debris. ( https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Engine_limitations#Models )

It depends on how much work you'd like to invest to make it work - when a modeled subsystem is destroyed it switches to a <subsystem>-destroyed model (if there is one). If you include the surrounding part of the hull (on which the glow map is applied) into the subsystem, you could be able to turn off the glow map upon destruction.

That's very informative. In that case I'll just make the tops of the armor destructible and leave the bases intact with the glows to avoid the extra work.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 03, 2019, 01:48:48 pm
texture-replace SexP in Fred
Sadly there is no such thing AFAIK. :( You can turn off individual glowpoint banks but not specific glowmaps, only for the entire ship.


What a hell of a thing to misremember  :nervous:
I must have misread something in Fred over the years, possibly the nameplate feature.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 03, 2019, 02:26:46 pm
Let's say it's something that *should* be there.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: General Battuta on August 03, 2019, 03:31:29 pm
texture-replace SexP in Fred
Sadly there is no such thing AFAIK. :( You can turn off individual glowpoint banks but not specific glowmaps, only for the entire ship.

There is texture substitution in FRED...I'm not sure it's SEXP controlled but I'm pretty sure it's in the ships editor.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 03, 2019, 03:50:48 pm
The texture replacement is the only thing for that though. You can turn off individual glow maps via scripting (some death roll script did that once), but there's no SEXP for that. FRED doesn't seem to accept variables in the texture replacement either - the only thing you can do is replace 1 ship#noglowmaps with one that has them on to get that effect - something that's horrible difficult and off-scope for this here.

BTW, is there any chance of seeing this in-game one day? ;7
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on August 04, 2019, 02:32:12 am
texture-replace SexP in Fred
Sadly there is no such thing AFAIK. :( You can turn off individual glowpoint banks but not specific glowmaps, only for the entire ship.

There is texture substitution in FRED...I'm not sure it's SEXP controlled but I'm pretty sure it's in the ships editor.
As far as I know, there is no way to replace a texture during the mission itself, be it through SEXP or LUA.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 04, 2019, 03:12:09 am
So I'm thinking the best way is just to attach the glows to the armor itself by putting them on pieces of transparent geometry slightly offset from the hull. That or ditch the idea altogether, it's kind of a gimmick anyway.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: 0rph3u5 on August 05, 2019, 04:44:06 pm
texture-replace SexP in Fred
Sadly there is no such thing AFAIK. :( You can turn off individual glowpoint banks but not specific glowmaps, only for the entire ship.

There is texture substitution in FRED...I'm not sure it's SEXP controlled but I'm pretty sure it's in the ships editor.
As far as I know, there is no way to replace a texture during the mission itself, be it through SEXP or LUA.

Hmmmm.... makes you wonder why. I mean if it were an issue with engine not being able to load-in textures after the initial loading of a mission, then SEXPs like ship-create wouldn't work... Or maybe ship-create and similar are such edge cases...
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 05, 2019, 05:30:53 pm
One of the great mysteries of the FSO engine. Probably ask on their board about it? I only know that alternating stuff- such as fading maps in - would require new shaders... which don't exist. You can- atleast could- disable individual maps though.

--------------------------

Soooo..... is there a chance of seeing this in-game one day? ;7
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 05, 2019, 08:31:01 pm
Soooo..... is there a chance of seeing this in-game one day? ;7
The ship or the texture-replace sexp?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Goober5000 on August 05, 2019, 10:49:24 pm
Hmmmm.... makes you wonder why. I mean if it were an issue with engine not being able to load-in textures after the initial loading of a mission, then SEXPs like ship-create wouldn't work... Or maybe ship-create and similar are such edge cases...

When the mission is loaded, and the ship-create sexp is found, the game will pre-load the data (including textures) for the ship class used by that sexp.

However, this is not a restriction, just an optimization.  If the data were not pre-loaded, there would be a slight pause when the ship is created.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 06, 2019, 03:33:41 am
Soooo..... is there a chance of seeing this in-game one day? ;7
The ship or the texture-replace sexp?

The ship. :) (Texture replacement would be nice too but is unlikely to happen)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on August 06, 2019, 04:00:12 am
We could just have the ship with these armor plates, but not destructible ones. Just make them a region of the vessel that reduces damage taken if hit (not sure if possible in FSO, though?) so you'd need to target other sections in order for a quick kill.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: 0rph3u5 on August 06, 2019, 04:08:24 am
Make one with and one without - rationalize it as the one without armor plates being the "export"-variant or something



Hmmmm.... makes you wonder why. I mean if it were an issue with engine not being able to load-in textures after the initial loading of a mission, then SEXPs like ship-create wouldn't work... Or maybe ship-create and similar are such edge cases...

When the mission is loaded, and the ship-create sexp is found, the game will pre-load the data (including textures) for the ship class used by that sexp.

However, this is not a restriction, just an optimization.  If the data were not pre-loaded, there would be a slight pause when the ship is created.

The things you learn when you but ask.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 27, 2019, 01:27:58 am
OPFOR Fighter

(https://i.imgsafe.org/4c/4caa4192ea.jpeg)

(https://i.imgsafe.org/4c/4ca136cc49.jpeg)
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on August 27, 2019, 09:38:29 am
 :yes: is this more an athmospherical fighter with the vertical fin?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Trivial Psychic on August 27, 2019, 10:19:32 pm
It feels somewhat aquatic to me.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on August 28, 2019, 08:19:58 pm
It's what happened when I tried to combine a YF-23 and a Portuguese man o'war. Still in the early stages, it needs a little more weirdness.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 29, 2019, 02:10:45 am
Can it have cthulu face?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: OneOneThree on September 01, 2019, 11:27:01 pm
(https://i.imgsafe.org/c9/c969355314.jpeg)

(https://i.imgsafe.org/c9/c969705bb9.jpeg)

No cthulu face because already too many cthulu in space.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Nightmare on September 02, 2019, 04:59:23 am
Nice nice. So I'd guess it's some sort of air and underwater vehicle?
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 02, 2019, 05:06:25 am
Or naboo royalty  ;7
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: MitoPL on September 02, 2019, 05:13:51 am
Supreme.
Title: Re: Freespace/Blue Planet Illustrations
Post by: 0rph3u5 on September 18, 2019, 08:23:27 am
Very nice  :yes:

I wish I had money to pay you...