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low poly space ship - Kangisha Durgha Class

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:15 pm
by pd
It's supposed to be a mid-sized ship. Something you would build around turn 200 i guess.

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1600x3000

Hope you like it. If not, well you will have to build it anyhow :)

@tzlaine: just tell me, what format you need this in and i'll try to provide it.

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:49 pm
by LithiumMongoose
Nice!

(Big on enthusiasm, short on details. Sound familiar pd? :p)

Seriously though, I like that model a lot with the skin you've got on it. A lesser skin could've ruined it. :)

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:10 am
by Skaro
Nice, what's the polycount?

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:16 am
by pd
896(as shown above the wireframe renderings)

El Mongooso: Actually there are plenty of details, but most of them aren't visible at this zoom. I'll provide some detail shots tomorrow.

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:26 am
by Skaro
pd wrote:896(as shown above the wireframe renderings)

El Mongooso: Actually there are plenty of details, but most of them aren't visible at this zoom. I'll provide some detail shots tomorrow.
Didn't see that, really nice stuff.

So, are you going to attach turrets and such ingame?


I'm currently working on the Battletech simulator (under the name Stormwolf), we create models without weapons. The weapons are loaded ingame, this will basicly be reflected when the mechlab is up and running. It is possible to see what weapons your opponents have by looking their mechs (atleast if you are familiar with various weapons).

Here's a example (it's untextured so bare with it):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/ ... rmcrow.jpg


It would be cool if we could implement a similar system for free orion, ships would be visually more appealing if you could see the actuall weapon systems on them. It's better then just having missiles/energyblasts come out of a random piece of hull.

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:23 am
by pd
Actually i would prefer if the weapons are not added to the ship. You would only see the hulls in-game. I think that adding additional stuff could ruin the designs, especially since we will have different looks of ships(different races) but always the same weopons.

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:40 am
by utilae
I think your ship looks really cool PD.

I agree that adding weapons, eg turrets, etc makes ships look bad. Some things are acceptable however, like the antenae sticking out of your ship. It makes the ship look cool.

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:24 am
by Daveybaby
When i see 900 being described as 'low poly' i always start to feel very old :wink:

Nice stuff.

Re: low poly space ship - Kangisha Durgha Class

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:37 pm
by tzlaine
.3ds, please. This will be extremely useful when I start performance-testing 3d egines.

Re: low poly space ship - Kangisha Durgha Class

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:51 pm
by pd
tzlaine wrote:This will be extremly usefull for engine testing.
That's why I've made it :)

note: Instead of replying, I accidently edited tzlaines post. So the quote is not exactly what he said.

Re: low poly space ship - Kangisha Durgha Class

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:55 pm
by Geoff the Medio
pd wrote:...I accidently edited tzlaines post.
Here's what it looked like originally (yay for caching):
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:56 pm
by pd
Thanks geoff!

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:47 pm
by pd
I didn't get much response on this, for what ever reason. But i still think it might be interesting for some people to take a closer look. So I've uploaded a zip archive including the mesh(.3ds) and the 2 texture maps(color, self-illumination) in high res.

As everything else, this is released under Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike 2.5

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:15 pm
by solrac776
At least here's my response pd: It looks awesome. I would love to see that ship and a similarly themed fleet in the game.

interesting

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:17 pm
by guiguibaah
Please keep the top-write sketch images of the ships - They look really nice, and it would be a nice touch to have some of these sketches / wire drawings as watermarks or miscellaneous pictures throughout the game... Exen if they are added in a Freeorion install I think they would look really nice.