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Offline karajorma

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2009-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
A short update today but one I think you'll like. Work is carrying on with the project quite nicely. Newman is making a lot of progress with the Basestar and texturing of the Theseus is under way. However we've had an interesting development with that ship that was worth pointing out.

After showing off the model of the Theseus on a few websites (read as many as we thought we could without getting accused of spamming), Meleardil got to talking with tan.j on the Sci-Fi Meshes website. Those of you who do frequent that website probably recognise the name but for those of you who don't, he's the guy behind the awesome Battlestar Ouroboros model.


Anyway the upshot of the whole chat was that we gave him a copy of the Theseus to turn into a high poly version we could use for promotional material (and cutscenes if we ever get the time). It will also help us somewhat with the texturing of the game model. Bear in mind that this isn't the in-game model (I guarantee someone isn't going to read this and will ask if this is the in-game model on the thread. :p) but we figured it was too beautiful to keep to ourselves.



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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
What a prow! She's a fighter.

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
is that an in-game model?   :lol:  :p


Looks pretty cool. Lot of talent over there alright!!!
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Looks cool, tan.j did a great job in detailing the awesome design :yes:

I don't mind waiting a couple of weeks longer should you decide to add cutscenes with the up-polyfied ship.
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Looking from the front, it's almost as if the top jaw is from Galactica, and the bottom jaw from Pegasus, it's an interesting mix of old and new.

I am a fan of Tan J's stuff and this is a brilliant model  :) :yes:

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Tan.J is just about to finish the main shape upgrade, and he did not even start the real detailing. I think the one you are seeing above shows only 20% of the work he intends to do. He is amazing.
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus

Only if we have something like this in RL    :lol:

This is just marvelous.
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
looks great :)
Or something.
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Where is my color coded drool towel...

 
Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Wow, that is looking awesome. Great model.

Looks very beefy and formidable.

Itching to launch from it and and do a flyby to see her in all her glory!

 

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Wow, that is looking awesome. Great model.

Looks very beefy and formidable.

Itching to launch from it and and do a flyby to see her in all her glory!

 :p

Did you read the post? That's not an ingame model!

 
Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
It's called sarcasm....

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
This is the Internet!

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
It's serious business!
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
I remember vaguely that one of the team members, years back, build a high poly battlestar.
I think it was newman and the BS was a high poly Valkyrie ( i lost the link to that forum where i found those pics as my NB fried itself ), not sure though, so apologies should it be someone else.

So my question is, does the team has the model?
Since kara mentioned promotional stuff, i thought it would be cool to have more then one High poly ship.
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
As far as I know we've never had a high poly battlestar done so far.. not during my time in BtRL, or in Diaspora - the Starslayer - Meleardil - tan.j. cooperation is the first though some of them, like Scotchy's pegasus, sure look high poly  :)
You are correct in the fact that I did build a game-grade Valkyrie mesh, unwrapped it and textured it about halfway through before I had to switch to other stuff that's needed for R1. You'll see the Valkyrie relatively soon, though.. just not while we have r1 stuff to work on.
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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Question / Suggestion: are you going to use this high-quality model to bake normal maps, textures, etc. for the in-game model?

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
That's what I was referring to when I said this

It will also help us somewhat with the texturing of the game model.

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Ah. I noticed that, but wasn't sure if that was quite how you meant it. But it was sort of what gave me the idea to ask.

 

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Re: 09-06-23 - A Much Closer Look At The Battlestar Theseus
So how do they land the fighters on the upsidedown landing strips? What happens when the gravity switches from down to up?
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