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Offline Mobius

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I like that cockpit in the middle, Thaeris. Can you model?

 

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I'm going to go with Battuta here, I think the concept art looks class.

 

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I can indeed model, but my skillset at the time of forming that artwork was a little behind. That said, I've not touched the Apollo for a long time, and probably won't for some time to come.

Again, I'd state that the design as presented in the concept art should only be taken lightly. Reverting to that design is a fairly sustantial deviation from the established Apollo design.
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Again, I'd state that the design as presented in the concept art should only be taken lightly. Reverting to that design is a fairly sustantial deviation from the established Apollo design.
Well I think incorporating some design ideas from the concept art can't go wrong.

 

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idgaf about what it looks like, make it cool

 

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I think you should go more

and push the side pods in the concept to look better, etc. see, your model has the problem of trying to model in the texture detail, which will be better handled and more noticeable using normal mapping, I do commend making it less sharp, as I think that makes a lot of sense and looks nicer, but I'd definitely try modeling the concept art as the HTL (since it's so close it won't affect balance and I'll bet if Volition had the polies, they'd have made it like that maybe)

I'm going to say no. When it comes to HTL-ing a ship, take concept art with a grain of salt. What is in-game is what we're familiar with, and can be said to represent what the intended design is aimed to be.
We're all familiar with tradition, but that does not mean it's a good thing, and considering how damned close the concept is to the final model it's very likely that Volition wanted it to look as much like the concept as possible.
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Personally, I like the sleek, minimalist look of the Apollo as it was made in FS1. I see very little evidence for any of that bulky armour in the retail model - [V] appears to have made a conscious decision to lose it, possibly when the Apollo went from GTB to GTF? Regardless, the way Sara's gone, with the bendy bits and whatnot - looks great, though I'm not sure how well the original texs will adapt - may have to make at least some of them from scratch.

Anyway, good job so far Sara, looking forward to the finished product.
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Updated! Went for the retail canopy after all. Does look better this way.

Personally, I like the sleek, minimalist look of the Apollo as it was made in FS1. I see very little evidence for any of that bulky armour in the retail model - [V] appears to have made a conscious decision to lose it, possibly when the Apollo went from GTB to GTF? Regardless, the way Sara's gone, with the bendy bits and whatnot - looks great, though I'm not sure how well the original texs will adapt - may have to make at least some of them from scratch.

Anyway, good job so far Sara, looking forward to the finished product.

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You know, whatever happens it's going to be awesome awesomeness.

 

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I kind of liked the supports, but the update still looks amazing.

 

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Might I insist that you get rid of the "frog ears" on the nosecone sides? I've always hated those things.
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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
I don't mean to bump the thread and be a bother, but I was wondering if there's anything new with your model.

 

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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
Moved to FSPort upgrade.

 

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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
'Allo. FSOSara approached me to finish up the Apollo, including clean up and mesh improvement. I just started working on the top intakes.

Thoughts?
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
Looks good. It's smooth, but doesn't break the overall feeling, which is good.
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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]

Thanks. As per request of Black Wolf, here's a shot with them on the retail model.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
 :eek:

That makes me excited.
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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
I bet one of those intakes has more polies than the entire retail model.
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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
Yaaaaay! Someone's working on the HTL Apollo again! That's worth a lot of cred in my opinion :)
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Re: A new GTF Apollo [WIP]
It looks overly smooth for the Apollo. I would resort to looking to the cutscene model in the intro for panel details and structure shapes.

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