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Offline Raptor

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Okay, I'll revive this old project then.

Here's a (high poly) taste, the Trebuchet and Hornet LODs:


Cyclops and Helios are at Alpha stage...

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Offline Nico

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way too many polys for just missiles, the second to lowest should be way enough, considering there's no way to distinguish anything more on  such small and fast things. Give those smoothing and it'll be perfect.
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Offline Stunaep

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Duuuuuude
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Offline Starks

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HOLY FLIPPING FINNS BATMAN! THIS PROJECT IS UBER-SPIFFY!
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Offline Lightspeed

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good. I think I know how to get the stuff to work, so send me those models :)

I daresay they could use a bit of retexturing but I really like them :D

If you can't upload the stuff anywhere, send it to my email addy (l i g h t s p e e d 0 1 @ g m x . d e -- without the spaces) - Also send any further stuff directly. No need to inflate this thread even more ;)

I'd also need some shivan missile / bomb models :)
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Offline TopAce

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They would slowen the frame/seconds too much. I think there is no need to do changes on missiles you can hardly see. The Helios and the Cyclops appear to be a good choice for making it higher poly. You can outrun them and see them very close by.
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Offline Lightspeed

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How's this? :)

Is this what you wanted?
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Offline TopAce

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That circle is still looking weird. Remove it and you will have a very good Kayser effect. :yes:
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Offline Nico

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No, we want the rings away :p
Plus it probably looks very wrong, seen from a side, with the rings still facing the camera...
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Offline TopAce

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No, we want the rings away :p
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That's the same I told. Did you want to type: We want the rings aNYway?
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Offline Nico

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No, it's just I was replying to Lightspeed, not you, sorry :p
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Offline diamondgeezer

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There is absolutely no need to update the missile models. No need whatsoever. All you see is their trails, so concentrate on uberising those.

Only exceptions - Cyclops and Helios bombs. Big and slow enough that you can actually get a relatively good look. But these don't need remodelling - just some higher-res textures would be fine

 

Offline TopAce

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For bombs, we would need higher poly models, just to see some cool lighting effects on them.
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Offline Flaser

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That's 'cause you need glasses dg. I can see the missiles fine.
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Offline TopAce

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Originally posted by Flaser
That's 'cause you need glasses dg. I can see the missiles fine.


Right after you fire them, yes. True for the all the missiles, just you won't see much change before they get out of your sight.
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Offline diamondgeezer

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That's 'cause you need glasses dg. I can see the missiles fine.

No offense mate, but **** off. I've got my settings ramped all the way up on an uber monitor and my eyesight is perfect 20/20. You can see a blob on the end of a trail as the thing launches. If you're familiar with the model via ModelView you might be able to guess the weapon if it has distinctive skins, like the Harpoon's orange fins.

My point is you will never notice the difference with high-poly missiles (aside from bombs, perhaps) except in the slowdown.

 

Offline TopAce

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Originally posted by diamondgeezer

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My point is you will never notice the difference with high-poly missiles (aside from bombs, perhaps) except in the slowdown.


Same here. I belive it no worth the effort. Even [V] could have done nicer missiles, but they had to optimize the performance. Imagine 32 hi-poly hornets on your screen, and try to estimate what the FPS : would say.

By the way, how many polies is your Treb and Hornet?
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Offline KARMA

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missle models are nice, but scratch lod0 since it's too detailed
even lod1 is probably too detailed
you should go for a middle stage between lod1 and 2 as new lod0, and if it is possible to set lod distances, give to lod0 a very very small visible range.
And as lod 1 you should use your actual lod3.

 

Offline diamondgeezer

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My box shudders under the weight of the hi-res planets from time-to-time. And this is a 10'000+ Bungholio mark machine. Those high-poly missiles would just kill it. The SCP and its contributers have better things to do than find new and time-consuming ways of eating up system resources

 

Offline Lightspeed

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Back on topic :p

I've had another idea instead of the rings. I'll update it once again :)
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