The relatively strong normal modification on the rotating part is a contrast to the flat red parts on the top. It it also does not compare well to the other darker spots on the hull. I think for this vessel a flat surface should be in order, letting the red (and darker spots) be just paint, the current status is too inconsistent. The normal mapping on the arms is superb however.CR Vorchan:
I think those yellow-black squares (which should probably symbolize some sort of exhaust port or even missile racks) should get some normal map treatment as well, same for the yellow stripes on the side wings. I do think the original one looks a bit better in this regard.EA Explorer:
Texture is just grey aka extremely boring in some places, for example the engine block. The normal map adds bumps to these sections which seem terribly out of place. Without a proper texture giving some context, this looks silly. Sections like the central spine or the engine checkerboard look brilliant though. A ship full of contrasts.DH Cruiser:
Looks good but I think a stronger contrast would make it look even more "wasp" like and therefore better.Excalibur:
Talked about that stupid ship before, never liked it but that is independent from normal mapping, which is well realized. Just add some normal mapping to the hangar bay doors.DH Mothership:
Looks okay, with my environment mapping settings a lot too shiny but that's true of most bigger vessels. Damned Christmas tree effect...NR Ja'Dul:
Looks pretty good but there are some obvious parts without mapping. See attached image.all asteroids:
gain a lot through emi's new mapsBluestar:
Texture a bit blurry in some parts but the normal map does its best to make this ship more beautiful. Good work.Whitestar:
This one is interesting. It looks weird. Of all the vessels with normal maps, this is the only one we see really really close in the show. And the show does not use normal maps like this, it looks wrong
. Too bumpy. The effect should be more subtle, at the moment it looks like the ship has "hull cancer".
So, there you have it emi. My personal feedback and suggestions. There are only a few that I really really dislike, the whitestar in the lead. Most are really good. Hope I have not forgotten any ship or object.
Please tell me your opinion about my criticism and if and how you are prepared to help out further.Bottom line: Most maps add a lot to the game.
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