New ship...

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by Lots, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. pahket Jedi Master

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    This is looking wonderful. I'd say the only thing it oculd use now is some fine panel detailing. But excellent work; the design is very cool. :D

    Speaking of which, how would someone go about adding panel lines? How about Fractal's Imperator, for example? Would they just be a buttload of boolean objects? That sounds kind of scary.
  2. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    for that.. i've always just used the drill tool in lightwave.. basically i just draw lines on a background layer of the object then switch to the foreground select the polygons that i want the lines to cut into.. hit drill and poof i've got lines all i need to do then is just smooth shift them to give them some depth

    the lines will come soon enough :)
  3. Darksteps Jedi Knight

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    May 15, 2001
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    and if you're using MAX, you can draw your splines in the same manner and then use a SHAPEMERGE compound object, then chamfer those new edges, extrude or bevel them and voila... panel detail...
    ;)
    Darksteps...
  4. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    actually lightwave has the same thing.. in the form of a plugin unfortunately..

    ah well cant ask for everything i guess :p


    some updates.. added a hangar bay.. and i've decided to turn the main weapon in the space up front into some sort of gravity resonator type thing..

    not sure how that'll turn out but we'll see :)


    here's the hangar bay..

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_15.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_16.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_17.jpg]
  5. ironhide Jedi Knight

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    That's freakin' sweet dude, although now you have just give yourself an extra job - modelling the fighters afterwards ;)
  6. Lots Jedi Master

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    haha indeed :)

    there are transport/assault craft in the works ;)

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_19.jpg]

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_20.jpg]
  7. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    It would feet perfectly in an Alien movie. Very good work.
    It remind me, I've heard about alien vs predator for this summer in theaters. That's going to make new stuffs to make, the'll probably imagine new species.
  8. PapaFett Jedi Knight

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    Hey I have an old Yoda WIP thread somewhere around page 50... why don't you add this post to that one too... ;) ;)
  9. Lots Jedi Master

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    Roguewing: im assuming you hit reply and not post new topic? :p

    second when you do post a new thread.. you should probably link the larger version of that picture to the image and stuff insted of that link..
  10. ironhide Jedi Knight

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    That post has been in loads of threads recently
  11. Lots Jedi Master

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    anyway.. sorry for the lack of updates.. we recently redid the floor in the computer room so i wont have any updates till im settled back in :p
  12. Lots Jedi Master

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    small update (had time)

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_21.jpg]

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_22.jpg]
  13. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    finally got some time to update this model :) i've started detailing on the top hull of the ship:

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_24.jpg]
  14. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    Nice. You can see the sides of the big cylinders but I bet some good texturing can cover that up nicely.
  15. eequo Jedi Knight

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    wow that looks amazing! How much experience do you have? how much did that program cost? I wanna do that. sweet
  16. PapaFett Jedi Knight

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    ROFLMAO... Lots is a professional ship modeller for the StarHopper Corp. out of Coronet, Corellia. He usually uses MS Paint on a 486 Intel Machine, but this time he busted loose (crazy guy) by using The Gimp which is free. :D

    Looking good there LOTS... me wanna see textures and more detail, much more detail muhuhahahaha...
  17. Lots Jedi Master

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    heh well i was too lazy to actually move the bits of polygons so what you see spilling over into the edge there is actually those "fins" by the big cylinders.. in fact i had planned to put something there in its place anyway :) maybe raised hull plating.. etc..


    As for the program? i use lightwave.. the educational version costs roughly 400 dollars (retails at $1500).. but like what many here will tell you its not just about the program.. its about what you can do with it..

    @papafett: natrually ;) Actually i had planned on using gimp for the texturing job :p but first i must finish detailing and setting up surfaces :p and think about it i still got the whole bottom and middle section that need details :) not to mention a more detailed hanger bay for inside shots :p

    anyway more work to come.. i have no tests for a bit now :)
  18. Lots Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_25.jpg]

    Main gun :) still some tweaking in store
  19. Shadows_545 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 21, 2002
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    ewwwwww Nice!

    I don't know if your going to keep it this way, but I like how the main gun is darker, while the rest of the ship is brighter. It adds a sense of power to the weaopn or something, I dono how to explain it, but anyways it looks great!
  20. CrixDorius Jedi Knight

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  21. ironhide Jedi Knight

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    that's looking really great, can't wait to see it all finished and working :D
  22. Rebel Scumb Jedi Grand Master

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    this ship looks great, I love watching it evolve from page one.

  23. Waylynne Jedi Knight

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    Lots... You suck! You're modelling sucks! I hate this ship! Everytime you add to this thread I just wanna reach through the 'net and rip your pancreas out! I hate you! I will never like your designs! And I will never brake if I see you crossing the road!!!

    You obviously have the Lightwave plugin - makenotsuck.p ... 'coz it's certainly not talent I'm seeing here!

    Huh! Huh?

    Me? Jealous??!!!?!

    Yeah... Well... Bite me!!!

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    Just thought I'd let you know how much I like your ship... ;)


    p.s. - Where do you get that plugin... I've been looking for it for years...
  24. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    That was kind of mean, but I don't know.

    Anyway, this model is great, I think that gun is awsome, it's really cool.
  25. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    Feb 6, 2000
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    good. You'll have fun if you want to texture it
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