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31st Jul 03, 3:45 PM
Here one of my ship...its under 1000 poly for now but with guns and turrets it will be around 1600 or 1800 poly...mapping is done and i will begin texturing today...ill post an update tonight or maybe tomorrow with the hull texture done
31st Jul 03, 11:19 PM
Classy shape. What is the intended type? Looks like an assault frig type or so.
1st Aug 03, 4:45 AM
Yeah, it looks great. But it seems there's some useless polygons on it. You might want to try to reduce 'em...
1st Aug 03, 8:52 PM
Y'know, if HW was played as the Taiidan being the exiles, this looks like a ship seen 100yrs from the end of the game...
2nd Aug 03, 12:38 PM
Thats really cool! I agree with Ceade, I think you have captured the Taiidan ship philosophy really well. Hope you will stay with it.
Would really like to see a Republican Taiidan fleet mod for HW2. As many Taiidan loyalist as there are in the ranks, bet it would do really well!
2nd Aug 03, 1:31 PM
I would be more interested in a MOD that assumed the Taiidan as the exiles and the Kushan as the empire.
Somehow I find it unfair that the Kushans became the exiles when the Taiidan had better and more intimidating ship designs. There's just something threatening about the Taiid FF's horns and sub design than the Kush 'Brick' of their FFs.
And Taiid designs look more origional and 'submarine' like instead of the conventional 'Star destroyer' bridge of the Kush FFs. I thought it was a good move in making their reasearch ships look more like Soyuz capsules.
Hehe, but I'd pay to see what the Taiidan Mothership would look like 100 years after HW.
2nd Aug 03, 6:21 PM
you wanna bet that it would've stayed the same??? :P
It feels fishy ;) GJ
3rd Aug 03, 9:07 AM
Thanx for your feedback guys :)
I dont know if it will be a taidan ship or not...for now im just making some ships...i will think more about making a full mod when hw2 will be release and got some info on what we can..but the other ships will have the same style :)
k here an update..basic hull texture...its not finished yet (take more time than i had expected) but its give a good idea of the final result...after that i will work on final texture...i will try to post some update this week
3rd Aug 03, 2:10 PM
Still looks pretty good so far, don't like the hull color though :P too green.
Yeah, this looks like a passing reminicence of a Taiidan Destroyer. For detailing you can use some of the texturing from the Kush MS's 'bridge' section to put into parts of the nose.
Ammon Ra: Yea I guess that's true, but the Kush MSv2 has the bridge part edited...so would that mean the Taiid one has Ion guns on the prongs!? :D
3rd Aug 03, 2:28 PM
this texture is a temp one...the green color will be erased in time...but before i have to finish the hull panel...after that i will add metal plate..light..shadow..etc...i hope final result will look like hw2 texture ;)
btw does anyone ever tried to make taiidan battle station model?
its can look very cool in a mod
3rd Aug 03, 2:35 PM
And its an assault frigate or someting like that ;)
3rd Aug 03, 5:54 PM
That looks VERY like a ship from Jovian Chronicles
3rd Aug 03, 8:52 PM
kinda reminds me of a typhoon class sub...
looks creative, but i gotta note a few things
if the pane in the front is a cockpit/bridge, then the engines are mondo big (perhaps too big for any power realistic source)
also, the bottom 'nitch' is implying something unclear...like thatts where some cargo goes, or maybe a square gun of somekind...
oh well, its in an early ish stage....good job
Woah you're right df, I have the model for that one as well, very useful for explaining cap ship movement to people :D
3rd Aug 03, 11:02 PM
The Battle station's an interesting idea. Someone's tried to do one of the passing ships and managed to get it going the opposite direction. I'd think one of the battlestations would be as large or larger than the Mothership though.
But hey, maybe we might see some Battlestations in HW2.
Keep going on the model, and are there going to be any turrets?
3rd Aug 03, 11:38 PM
yeah dawn falcon its inspired by jovian chronicles...hachiman class more exactly...i found this pics and i liked the "submarine design" so i begin to model it :)
anyway in the final result...with guns..texture..etc...i dont think its will look like the hachiman
4th Aug 03, 3:24 PM
i have a question before keep working on the texture...k in hw1 whats i remember its texture are made of 3 layers...TEX COL1 and COL2...my question is about col1 and col2...black is transparent and white is full color but can i put a grey color ex:128 128 128 and get an opacity of 50%?
i really need an answer before continuing...so make it quick pls :D
4th Aug 03, 8:07 PM
I am turly in a loss for words....That ship is suffering from EXTREME COOLNESS!
Thats all.... just had t say that.
4th Aug 03, 11:43 PM
Submarine my hairy arse. Where are the rounded nose, the bowplanes, and the screws or intake manifolds?
Geez, people, investigate some aquamarine physics, willyas?
5th Aug 03, 9:18 AM
who says it has to aquadynamic :P
6th Aug 03, 11:21 PM
Who says it has to be aerodynamic? Will it be flying in an atmosphere? It can be a completely unaerodynamic shape, and still fly fine.
Actually, it looks a lot like a Lego model I built once.
7th Aug 03, 8:01 AM
If its supposed to look like a submarine, then it had damned better well look aquadynamic.
7th Aug 03, 9:12 AM
k...here what i think...its a scifi game...not realistic underwater...even if it look like a submarine a little bit..it still a spaceship...so no need of aquadynamic ;)
anyway i found some error in the model when i was working on the texture...i will make some modifications later
i will post an update today for the texture with base and stripe color added and some other things :)
7th Aug 03, 1:40 PM
after analysing alot of screenshots and the 2 anark models on the homeworld2 site i think base and stripe colors can have different level of oppacity...what we cant do in hw1...maybe
im wrong...anyway i made my texture in fonction of that..else i will find another way to get the same result...
for those screenshots i take light blue and orange for base and stripe colors...if you want see it in different colors...ask and i will put more screen on the page
the hw2 logo is a temp one...hw2 ships seems to have a logo :)
so i put one for the screenshots
maybe i will change the back and the engines...i put some screens with a better view of the back...i need your feedback on this because i need to make the modifications before the texture
if its major changes
after that i will add small details and the few things left
7th Aug 03, 10:12 PM
Very cool ship. Im speechless with my jaw on the floor. WOW!!
7th Aug 03, 10:46 PM
Your modding skills can kill LAN players over the internet.
This ship rocks.
I salute your use of bell engine nozzles. Only the Taiidan and Hiigarans have these, and I think they are cool.
Now, we need to see the colors in Yellow body, red stripe, and guns with barrels. But it seems it's going to be Hiigaran by the Icon on the nose. A shame, but it's your ship.
8th Aug 03, 5:58 AM
Thx guys :)
here some screen with yellow and red colors...and ceade...sorry i dint find any good taiidan logo and i dont have enough time this morning to make one...so its still an Hiigaran logo ;)
i will finish the texture this weekend and maybe begin to model some weapons and turrets
18th Aug 03, 7:42 PM
sorry guys...got on vacation so that why i dint post any update...i will finish this model later...now im working on capital ship...problably a carrier or just a "big" neutral unit..i will put some screens probably tonight or tomorrow
20th Aug 03, 4:12 AM
i still work on the new ship..take more time than I have expeted…working without sketch or concept art can be long sometime..
I will put some screens when it will be done
For now some screens of my first lowpoly ship made 2 years ago..1500 poly…i converted it for hw put some missiles and it was looking great..but never made the texture…it based on the roger young in starship troopers…i dont know for now but maybe I will take this ship if i make a mod.
Roger Young (http://pages.infinit.net/zuiljin/rogeryoung.html)
6th Sep 03, 6:42 PM
indeed... looks likie HW2 era Tai.... mwuahahaah...
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