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Offline Woomeister

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Re: Inferno: Nostos Arrives this Summer!
I wonder what kind of logo you'll want for the Earth Alliance... is it going to be another bird with its talons over Earth? Or are you going to have some swirly-galaxy logo with Earth in the center?
Right now we're quite open to anything, but we don't have a dedicated artist to make things like logos and cb anis, and there's a lot of cb anis this time.

Will the superbombers make an appearance in Release 2?
For the Terrans the Jotun is the super bomber, it's much larger now than it used to be at 104m long. Making it the 2nd largest bomber (the Vindhyachal is 3rd largest at 94m)
The EA one is there too, though that's smaller at 73m, the rest will be added with R2.
The Stheno will be the main large bomber for the GTVA during the Nostos campaign and that's 56m long. The Jotun's for later but the mesh is ready and 100% complete so we might as well include it.

 

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Right now we're quite open to anything, but we don't have a dedicated artist to make things like logos and cb anis, and there's a lot of cb anis this time.

Have you tried asking Jessnec?, he did some very nice cbanis for Syrk back when that project was alive.
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He's upgrading our weapon effects still right now. Though most of those are done it's mostly secondary weapon trail effects now.

  

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woohoo - I thought I won't live to that moment. Now I have to stay alive till summer.

Anyway, what are the settings of those screenshots? Did Blue Planet spoiled me or are these a low settings screenshots?

 

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Default launcher settings, using glow, shine and normal maps and slight reduction in ambient factor, why?

 

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Well the first screenshot is kinds scary ugly (epecially the flame/explosion).
The capship textures (maybe except Shivan) also seems to be not so detailed (Shivan also, but these are not as visible as others).
As for the rest they are OK, but as I said the Blue Planet graphic spoiled me much.
I'll play the Inferno anyway (10 frikin' years of waiting comes to the end).

Edit: Lindos Texturing seems to be nice, but I can't say why the other capship textures looks bad/overstreched for me.
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Re: Inferno: Nostos Arrives this Summer!
For the Terrans the Jotun is the super bomber, it's much larger now than it used to be at 104m long. Making it the 2nd largest bomber (the Vindhyachal is 3rd largest at 94m)
The EA one is there too, though that's smaller at 73m, the rest will be added with R2.
The Stheno will be the main large bomber for the GTVA during the Nostos campaign and that's 56m long. The Jotun's for later but the mesh is ready and 100% complete so we might as well include it.
What happened to the Notus? Was it scrapped?
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Re: Inferno: Nostos Arrives this Summer!
Well we use tilemaps as there's no way we'd get high quality UV textures done for this many ships and manage a release date, there's nothing we can do about that unless 5 or more texture artists decided to volunteer to redo all the capships, freights and transports etc

You'd be looking at around 40 ships just for the first release alone, so that's a massive job, well unless you want use to delay it another 5-10 years :p

 

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What happened to the Notus? Was it scrapped?
Notus was removed before the production of this version of Inferno began, there's no real need for it and it was actually smaller than the current Jotun is :nervous:

 

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I know you're using a stretched version of the HTL Jotun for this but could you also release the "short" Jotun in some form?
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Depending how how it was streched, you could always re-tweak it back to "normal" with PCS2's rescaling functions.
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You'll have tiny cockpit people doing that though.

 

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You'll have tiny cockpit people doing that though.

Like the existing cockpit people are all that consistent for most things.
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Yeah but there would be a real noticeable difference between the Jotuns and the other Inferno ships if it was shrunk

 

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Depending how how it was streched, you could always re-tweak it back to "normal" with PCS2's rescaling functions.

Only the fuselage is stretched, and it seems like it was elongated by hand, rather than stretched using a transform function. However, they also showed a version of the model with the original proportions, which is the one I'm thinking of.

Also, wasn't the original Jotun actually 55 m, not 70 like some people believed? The thruster flames added length to it.
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Umh, would it be possible to have teaser/techroom entry + 1 screenshot for like 2-3 ships once a week? Thsi would make waiting for summer a bit easier.

 

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Y U NO JOTUN?

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Umh, would it be possible to have teaser/techroom entry + 1 screenshot for like 2-3 ships once a week? Thsi would make waiting for summer a bit easier.
At the moment no, a large chunk of our fleet has corrupted UV on their turrets caused by 3DS Max conversion for resmoothing the meshes, we'll have it fixed before release but we can't produce teaser shots of the affected ships until it's fixed. We actually want to replace the entire turret set with new high poly turrets but we don't have anyone dedicated to returreting everything.

There's also some stuff in that list we don't want to show before release, though one of those isn't finnished yet so we couldn't show it anyway :)

 

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For those wondering there's the Jotun next to a few of the other larger bombers. The Jotun has 6 turrets and is the only bomber that carries the Executioner. The Stheno is similar to the original R1 Jotun in size, and appears near the end of the first half of the campaign. The Jotun won't arrive officially till the latter half of the 2nd release.

 

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Re: Inferno: Nostos Arrives this Summer!
oooh shiny :yes:

The Titanis looks like a larger version of the Peregrine.

EDIT: Maybe you could show us a front view of the Jotun? The old one looked like it was about to punch you in the face and I can't tell if that particular... feature's been retained.
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