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It's been done but . . .
« on: February 10, 2011, 01:57:49 pm »
I couldn't do this stuff without taking a crack at my favorite starship design of all. No eta on a d/l though, I haven't heard back from WZ regarding permissions and I've obviously got a way to go.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 01:59:06 pm »
Wow. That's a much more detailed texture than I was doing.

I would avoid the bevel & emboss though, as the illusion breaks when lighting doesn't sync up with what you'd expect to see.
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:05:53 pm »
I started out with a bunch of photos of the studio model and then began to experiment with the bevel and emboss look. I noticed that it looked like a particularly well painted FASA miniature and decided to go with it. I've been using a bluprint added to the .psd as a layer so I can make the panels as accurate as possible although I plan to take a little artistic licence with it as well. I see the paint as indicative of the family lineage; therefore, no gold bit as those are indicative of the Chancellor's flagship. The color scheme will be fairly much the same though, as the ship is part of the Gorkon family's fleet. I want to try and maintain the bevel and emboss appearance in order to give a little bit of a surreal, miniature toy-like look.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 08:07:13 pm »
Oh, don't get me wrong, depth in textures is very important, but I feel there is a better way to do it than with Bevel & Emboss. http://www.robinomicon.com/c/articles.php?article_id=9
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 10:24:15 pm »
Here's the upper hull and pylon completed with the changes made to the lightmap as well. (crap! forgot the pylon!) OK complete but for the pylon lightmap . . . and the insignia and markings.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 12:45:19 am »
Here's the upper hull and pylon completed with the changes made to the lightmap as well. (crap! forgot the pylon!) OK complete but for the pylon lightmap . . . and the insignia and markings.

Looks good any in game shots so far? 
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 10:09:48 am »
Nice work The Northern Star.  Always nice to see another Klingon vessel in the works.

BTW: aren't you still holding on to some Romulan kitbashes somewhere IIRC?
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 03:48:07 pm »
If you meen the TagorTalla Romulan cruiser re-texture I was working on, yes. I don't have any moddling skills to speak of though and haven't banged my head off Gmax enough to figure it out so there are still some bits (mainly the way some textures appear to be darker than others) not worked out. I'd also have preferred to have separate textures for the top and bottom and possibly but not neccessarily have different nacelles on her.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 08:00:14 pm »
Some further progress . . . I have the urge now to takle the nacelles.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 10:28:04 pm »
An engine begin's to take shape; I started with KBF_Gow's nacelle texture and a photo of the studio model.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 10:45:35 pm »

Looks good any in game shots so far?

Sorry, no in-game shots yet. Don't have the game installed currently.

WZ gave his OK too so I will u/l when complete.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 10:31:59 pm »
I think this is it likely for the outboard nacelle texture.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 10:50:33 pm »
Lookin damn sweet there!  :thumbsup:
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 10:07:42 am »
Thanks for the compliment sir, I should also thank KBF_Gow and FoaS as I used their textures to help me map out the designs on the nacelles and some of Gow's is still visible. Here's the inner nacelle.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2011, 02:27:38 pm »
I've pretty-much finished with the upper hull and nacelles, including lighting. Still need to clean up acouple of things with the bottom and aft of the engines but fairly happy otherwise. I haven't decided whether I'll include the "pinstripes" yet.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 08:15:47 pm »
. . . and the front of the hull.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 12:40:20 am »
Beautifull work :notworthy: 
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 11:44:33 pm »
A little progress.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 12:27:02 pm »
Thanks FW!

Does anyone know where I can get Atra's N6 tug? I'd love to attack it with this style of texturing when I get this done.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2011, 12:18:30 am »
I have no clue where Atra's version would be  dont recall seeing his version here or at Taldren forums but im awol alot. Fasa fan works site where ive seen this. I have same pic i used for ref to make my version.  I made a model of it but My model was requested for sfc0p Darkempires mod, Released for 3 months textures unfinished like most of the ships in the mod then droped off the earth as normal. I cant wait to see if you get ahold of Atra's model ,do your work to it,it will rock. Please add a bay or 2 on the pods so it can be used for a fighter/shuttle carrier if needed.  ;D
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