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[Request] Ship Request Thread

Discussion in 'Modding and Editing' started by Majestic, 18 Aug 2015.

  1. kjc733

    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    No need to feel awkward, we all started somewhere.

    As for the ID D4... nope, never even crossed my mind, mostly because I don't like the design (the alternative version was far better).

    Looking at it now I can say that the segmented design does not lend itself to the low poly meshes you see in A2. Even though PCs are a lot better now than when A2 was released, if you want to spam a lot of them then you really do need to keep the poly count down. As an idea, I try to keep A2 meshes below 3k polygons where possible. For spammable fighters, 100s of polys is preferable. Now it might be possible to do the D4 for a couple of thousand with the careful use of textures, but it's not one I'll be attempting.
    If you're a total "noob" and have no idea what a poly is, it's short for polygon. If you imagine breaking down the design into a shape made of triangles, each triangle would be one polygon. If you look at the runabout images posted above, you'll notice some flat parts on the nacelles. That area is made of very few triangles. The more detailed and/or curved you want the mesh to be, the more you need to break the mesh down into smaller and smaller triangles and hence the higher the polygon count.

    Which reminds me - HK, my apologies. Between breaking in a new PC, getting the Seeker printed and doing a practice run for commissions I have completely forgotten about that runabout. I'll try to spend some time on it soon.
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  2. Hellkite

    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    No worries Kjc
  3. CroatianFanofArmada

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    Tnx, kjc733, there are many things about abramsverse that i don't like but D4 patrol bird of prey is not one of them :) and, star trek series gave us a low amount of klingon small craft and i like somewhat authentic ships in my Armad 2 mod. Most of the fighters i use are those from series and movies- romulan scorpion fighter, peregrine, danube, small rescaled hideki etc... for klingons i use dagger class fighter, for dominion scout ship from ultimate dominion(unfortunately, there is no jem hadar fighter from STO available anywhere= and for breen i use rescaled brcruise2 from ultimate dominion/breen mod to act as bleth choas fighter from STO. Well, i know it sound strange but i really like fighters and to be as close to the canon as possible. I don't know is STO canon but it is close enough for me :D
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  4. kjc733

    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Spent a bit of time on Hellkites runabout today. Images attached. Low poly version is 1046 polygons.
    Out of curiosity I also smoothed it out a bit - I may have to do a proper HP version at some point because I'm liking that a lot!
    (Obviously I haven't properly built or textured the HP version, so there are a lot of errors on it).

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  5. Hellkite

    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    Kjc nice work on the Tempest Class :thumbsup:

    Master @Jetfreak care to do your magic ?? :D


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  6. Majestic

    Majestic Life's a garden. Dig it! Staff Member Administrator

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    Beautiful work KJC.
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    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    "STO is not cannon " Thank the gods above and below for that

    as to Dominion Fighters
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    as to Breen Fighters


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    I even have a Dominion Bomber if you need on Dominion Bomber.png
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  8. CroatianFanofArmada

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    Omg, i like all of them, especially Breen fighter :D how do i get them? :D
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    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    They would need to be requested here and have some one make them
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    SciFiFan We lurk in the shadows Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Be warned, the Romulan Star Empire of the 2270's may or may not have a new weapon.
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    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    Someone been in my lab again it seems

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    SciFiFan We lurk in the shadows Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    I am sorry boss, I was just looking for the snack machine. I did find this laying on the floor though.

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