New ship...

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

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  1. Waylynne Jedi Knight

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    darthviper107: Mean? Perhaps you didn't catch the ;) at the end of my message... It's a humour thing... Maybe it's just too much of an Aussie humour thing...

    So let me reiterate:

    This ship rocks!

    Kudos, Lots... Kudos!






    p.s. - No really... where did you find that plugin...
  2. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    hah

    thanks :p

    yeah texturing will be fun.. as for updates.. its been kinda lacking recently since windows decided it didnt want to work anymore... luckily i had linux installed and working.. i copied over some config files from my windows drive.. all my work on this ship (and in fact all my work ever) is all stored across 4 other hard drives.. so its quite safe :) ill be up and running again probably by the weekend when i can reinstall windows.

    i think there are a few more details to add. Gun turrets, buttom detailing under the main weapon and the inner sides of the middle anyway after all that detail i should be ready to texture :p that'll be fun :)
  3. Daankin Jedi Knight

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    Jun 3, 2002
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    Hi just dropped in from the fan art forums.

    The latest render looks capital and it looks geonosian.

    Hey they are rumoured to have been building the second death star over endor ( hands on when it blew ).

    Keep it up your stuff is goooood!
  4. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    Sorry for the lack of updates.. Turns out my hard drive had crashed and i didnt get a new one installed until a few days ago.. But good news is it's in and my upgrade for lightwave came in the mail the other day ;)

    So now i'll be going back to getting this ship done, really only thing left now is the under side. but since i've got a new version of lightwave.. im more or less playing with all the new features, but i've got some new pics to show of the ship (the beginnings of working on my own lighting rig..)

    Pics:
    [image=http://whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_27.jpg]
  5. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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  6. Lots Jedi Master

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    Its not dead i swear :)

    Mostly bottom shots to get a feel for what i've added..

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_28.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_29.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_30.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_31.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_33.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_35.jpg]

    And the beginnings of one of the larger turrets.. ill probably end up with a variety of turrets:
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/turret1_1.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/turret1_2.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/turret1_3.jpg][image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/turret1_4.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/turret1_5.jpg]

    and a 16x12 render..

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_16x12.jpg]
  7. Crunchy Jedi Master

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  8. Owen Jedi Knight

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    Very nice.

    When I was looking at this shot
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_31.jpg]
    I though it was a side on shot at first and you'd done something different with the engines, which would also looked good that way :).

    Not sure about the size of the turrets on the big render to be honest. Just looks a bit too big to me.
  9. Darksteps Jedi Knight

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    I luv the turret design... very non-typical... most ppl do the obligatory Spaceship Yamato turrets but these are very original looking...

    Darksteps...
  10. Lots Jedi Master

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    yeah.. i was thinking about the turrets.. i may shrink them a little .. and add a little detail around there since it seems kind of bare ;)
  11. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    That's nice, excelent work, the glare of the light looks great, I'm eager to see what the texturing will look like.
  12. Hart-Film Jedi Knight

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    What program are u using?
  13. Macho Jedi Master

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    simply amazing lots. I agree those turrets look kind of big, if you shrink them down a little add some detail it'll look amazing.

    I believe Lots uses Lightwave
  14. Lots Jedi Master

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    Yeah i use lightwave..

    as for the turrets i think they're going to stay at how detailed they are (modelling wise) they're kinda small in comparison to the ship, and the ship is already exceeding 200 000 polys.. and my computer isnt liking that :)

    Also i've got new shots of the smaller missle turrets.. you've got to have a way to defend against those pesky one man fighters :p

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/missle_turret1_1.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/missle_turret1_2.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/missle_turret1_3.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/missle_turret1_4.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/missle_turret1_5.jpg]
  15. ironhide Jedi Knight

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    that's looking sweet, can't wait to see the whole thing finished.
  16. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    "200 000 polys.. and my computer isnt liking that"

    your computer suX :)

    I'm working on a model which is over 1 400 000 polys, and it's getting slow now
  17. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    jones ;)

    old video card.. by today's standards Geforce4 ti 4600

    dont worry tho in a few months i may have something .. quite a bit larger in my hands :p both in cpu power and video card wise..


    EDIT: btw, with the turrets the model is 600k polys :)
  18. Crunchy Jedi Master

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    not everyone has a crappy alienware...
  19. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    I'm going to sell it next month :( because I move to california in august :)
  20. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Hmmm, my computer stinks, the one I'm using has a 128 MB graphics card and 2 Ghz processor, but only has 256 MB of RAM so it screws up a lot. Then, the computer I own is a crappy emachines that can't even use a 3D graphics card(well, it's a 16 MB integrated card)

    But, I must say that this one model I had in Max had 250,000 polys and didn't have trouble. I guess it's just the program difference.
  21. Lots Jedi Master

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    well like i said, there wasnt much problem at 150000 polys but with the added 550000 polys from the turret .. and my older video card.. it doesnt go so well.. it is almost 2-3 years old ;)
  22. Lots Jedi Master

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    I've got a few new images for you guys.. just some basica beginnings of texture work .. ill be gone for the next week or so so there wont be any work done past this until i get back

    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_texture5.jpg]
    [image=http://www.whisperingstatues.com/alf/version4_texture6.jpg]
  23. Elowan Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 31, 2004
    Any updates to show us?
  24. SomeRandomNerd Force Ghost

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  25. ironhide Jedi Knight

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    SomeRandomNerd,

    Well I like rap and I might kill you!

    Love that song.
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