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Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:18 am
Almost there... having fun with materials.
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:01 pm
The highpoly mesh is done, I might add some panelling later, if necessary. I'll start working on the in-game mesh now.
Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:45 pm
The lowpoly mesh is done. I'm starting texturing now.
Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:55 pm
Ambient Occlusion and Lights have been baked into the color map. Sorry for the image width.
Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:17 am
Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:09 pm
I'm playing with different texture variations to explore how to address 2 issues:
1: How to distinguish ships of different players(playing the same race)
2: How to distinguish between different designs based on the same hull
the first row shows the basic textures
the second row shows a variation with big chunks of color for the green player - ok
the third row shows a varitation with smaller chunks of color for the green player - doesn't work, especially at mid zoom(left column)
the fourth row shows a variation with a shift in base hull color - fails, barely noticable
the fifth row shows a variation with a shift in base hull color and light color - works
So what what works are big chunks of color and/or varying light colors. Darker empire colors will probably be a problem, especially with varying light colors.
What I haven't explored here are empire colored engine trails(as in homeworld).