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Postby Ryder P. Moses » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:22 pm

Been out of this stuff for a while- between life issues and another project which I won't get into, haven't had much time to fiddle around with space lasers and flying wheeligigs and whatnot lately. Between doing some intensely uninteresting photo retouching work this weekend I did have time to wrap up this thing, and, well, what else to do with it.

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Didn't have much in mind when making it but a general design concept (more a scribble and the texture concept) and some bits of an old ethnic group I'd drawn up way back in the day when I was doing my own spacey thing, but it seems to me it might do serviceably as a Forsaken SPG or something of the sort.

~17900 faces unquadded, currently uses some rather large textures due to the complex nonrepeating nature of the design (4000x4000 for the cannon assembly diffuse map, several other considerably smaller ones). I'm not terribly interested in going through the horrific ordeal that converting models to game-usable inevitably is for me, but if you're interested here's .max and .obj (unreliable) versions with necessary textures.

http://www.penguinbomb.com/donate/revenant.rar
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Postby charlieg » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:05 pm

Looks very cool. I'm not too keen on the snout (doesn't look like it could be useful for anything and too unsophisticed to be weaponary) but otherwise it looks really industrial. Sadly more likely to adorn game artwork than gameplay if you're not prepared to make it more GL-palettable.
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Postby dandandaman » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:27 am

tis real nice :-)

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Postby Halleck » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:17 am

Now that's a B.F.G.! (Big Flying Gun in this case I suppose)
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Postby Paslowo » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:07 pm

That looks like a space tank.
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Postby Oblivion » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:31 pm

8) UBER-COOL!!

But it's not Forsaken. More Pirate.*

The handprints graffiti thing rocks!! But I wish you made the torii and capsules more rounded. I know you're probably skimping on polygons, but it spoils the effect, at least for the smaller parts.

So could it be a sniper ship? It also fits, as pirates would much prefer more bounty at less battle.

*For me, the Forsaken are xenophobic but peaceful people. Preferring to keep out of the universe's affairs as much as possible. This ship looks like it was made for reavers. So make it Pirate! :)
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Postby Ryder P. Moses » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:24 pm

Oblivion: In this case, the relatively simple geometry was more a practical consideration- I was using a lot of booleans to keep the more complex shapes looking smooth, and MAX's boolean operations, well... you want as little exteraneous geometry as possible, 'cos you're probably gonna have to redo half of it by hand. Altering the geometry significantly at this point would prove problematic (and redoing the UV maps from scratch would be no fun at all), and I'd much rather put that effort into other, new things, but it's something I'll keep in mind for next time.

And yeah, well, like I said, wasn't designed specifically with whatever version of the VS universe is official this week in mind. My take on generation-ship denizens had them feeling a bit justifiably snippy about the whole 'twenty generations in a cramped, filthy, run-down spaceship only to find out that having lived their whole lives in zero g they can never leave' thing. Guess it could be anybody's spaceship, really, I just figured it looked suitably antiquated and huge.



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Postby Oblivion » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:56 am

Yep. I'm a 3dsMax modeller too. I think it can be done though. Using Boolean subtraction operations (erither A-B or B-A) with the a smoother hole in a larger poly (earlier made by another boolean subtraction) and then setting the pop-up to "Do not change material settings" or something. I forgot, but I think it could be done. I can;t expalin it in words tho, sorry. :wink:

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lol. As if it changes that much. :wink:

And I don't think the forsaken are from generation ships. Probably sleeper ships. But JackS is the authority. Besides, the Forsaken are well settled on planets of the Diaspora sector, though their planets are understandable more unpalatable than that of the Confed and LIHW.
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