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Offline headdie

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Indeed, IMO the scale should be increased maybe about 3x.  Sweet design and concept though. Do you have ideas as for its armaments yet?

Originally I was planning on giving it 4 forward-facing heavy weapons of some sort, with something equivalent to beam cannons. However, that was back when the front section had a diamond-shape, and now it's triangular... so I might give it 3 of something.

Also, I was thinking of using this ship in a Newtonian-Relativistic game (I wouldn't mind making the game that proves once and for all that a realistic space sim doesn't have to be un-fun :D), and as such, I figured that one aspect where realism and gameplay don't get along is infinite-range instant-hit weapons... beams. There's no real reason for a beam to have a limited range, except that any directed energy weapon would dissipate as it travels... this reduces the effective range, but does not make the weapon suddenly 'vanish' at an arbitrary distance. Nonetheless, the effective range for anything that can legitimately be called a 'beam' and not a 'fwoosh' is still too great for my comfort. I like the idea of a weapon with an "effective range" however, and better yet, something where the player(s) in fighters could reduce this effective range... perhaps warship torpedoes of some sort, which could be shot down by the fighters.

It will probably also have numerous turrets, although how many and of what sort I have not yet decided. I'll probably want to think about the weapons before I start placing anything, though.

I breathed while I burst into laughter at the same time and started coughing like mad after I saw that comparison image. :lol:

Haw. :p

up front how about three main cannons of some description and in the middle a torpedo launcher to beef up the forward punch or an anti fighter weapon to protect the main guns from fighter assault
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headdie, you're awesome. That's the most awesomely bad grammar I've seen in a while...

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Ah yes, and I'll need to get back to concept art sometime soon...  ;)
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headdie, you're awesome. That's the most awesomely bad grammar I've seen in a while...

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Ah yes, and I'll need to get back to concept art sometime soon...  ;)


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Is that supposed to be late?

 

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Offline Aardwolf

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I've scaled the whole thing up by a factor of 3 on all axes...

There are currently two areas I'm not sure how to proceed with:





I kind of want to avoid an 'exposed internals' look for such large areas of the hull. Suggestions welcome.

 

Offline watsisname

Hmmm.  Since you've given that portion a sharp cutaway both above and below it, I guess it'd be logical to have sharp angle there, too.  It doesn't need to be lights/internals/whatever but maybe with something as simple as panelling, or with a few small structures bulging out, it'd look okay.

Apologies if my post makes no sense visually, I'm not a modeller.  :ick:
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If not internals, then maybe some weapon ports?
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Hmmm...

(1.) Indent.
(2.) Add plating (or otherwise greebles).
(3.) Add venting.
(4.) Add sensors.
(5.) Done!

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Offline Aardwolf

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I've got a bit of an idea how I want to deal with the front area (2nd image), the side/top area (1st image) is more of an unknown right now... It's also much less planar.

  

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I'm making some sort of an alien. Currently it looks like a Zergling mated with a Sathanas...



It's not done, obviously. I plan to give it some hardened plates ( "armor" ), revise the tail considerably, re-attach those little spikes (they were attached in an earlier version), give it some sort of "face" (not very human-looking), somehow make the legs look less wiry, and maybe make those big claws into arms/"fingers" with little claws at the ends.

And then I'd do texturing and stuff like that.

Possibly-interesting note (depending how bored you are), that's per-vertex AO, not per-pixel or per-texel... I had to uber-subdivide the ground under the feet to make it look right.

 

Offline qazwsx

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I was thinking you could do this with the leg:

sorry for the crap image, 10 mins with gimp and I've only got a mouse :\


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Offline Snail

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More pronounced musculature?

 

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basically, yes
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I just thought of something great I could do as far as the eyes/mouth/face... somewhat like this image I came across on wookiepedia, of a critter called the "Sith Wyrm"... although the picture there is kind of ridiculous, it gave me an interesting idea. So I'ma go try to model that idea now.

 

Offline Aardwolf

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More work on the front... it looks kinda crummy so far, but I'm just setting up the general form.


 
Cool. Have you thought about how you'll animate it? Will it carry its arms in that manner when it runs?

 

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Cool. Have you thought about how you'll animate it? Will it carry its arms in that manner when it runs?

Hm... I'd been thinking it'd have a gait sort of like a rabbit, hopping/bounding/whatever... the arms probably wouldn't be up like that all the time, though. Idunno really.

 

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Awww, a jumping Sathanas bunny!

 

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More work on the "face"

Edit: I'm starting a thread about this guy on scifi-meshes.com: here!
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