Incredible Babylon 5 Models

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Zathros, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Zathros

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    I had to go pick up my kid at school when I tried to open the file and saw the file path problem. By the time I got back, "shiftdel" had sorted it all out, Frakkin great!!
  2. kevo

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    thank you so much ....... for letting me know now to open the miss named files. as made what I already thought was an out standing model into something out of this world !!!!!!
    can't wait to see some build this fantastic model. as it is well beyond my capability at the moment. but rest assured one day I shall be making it.
  3. rbeach84

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    Dumpster?

    Anyone else seeing a "pile" of what appears to be overlapping tiny parts that is displayed 'off the paper' in Pep Viewer? I found this effect in the Omega model and the Starfury 3a. In the Starfury, the parts are various hinge and control arm looking parts.

    Just wondering if there is something I need to adjust in my PV settings...
    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Robert
  4. ARMORMAN

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    If they are "off page", generally this means that the parts are unimportant for building the model.
  5. rbeach84

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    Perhaps, but these parts seem to be significant details (i.e., the Starfury's engine "actuator arms")

    Perhaps someone with Pepekura designer could take a look at the PDO's and see if it can be sorted out?

    Cheers!

    Robert
  6. Tirick

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    They are definitely fine-detail bits. They may have been omitted due to size/expectation of skill.

    It is easier to 'see' them in Viewer, but you can't edit there. I really wish Pep designer had the same x-ray selection view that Viewer had. Nevertheless, I might be able to pull them apart later this weekend if you want.

    Which ones are you most interested in (use the file name please)?

    Tirick
  7. ARMORMAN

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    Designer does have an x-ray feature I used it designing the paper space marine instructions and am currently using it on a personal project.
  8. Zathros

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    Maybe if you scale up, the parts become significant. I find the whole cutting process daunting when I look at that model. I was going to reverse engineer one of those based on the plastic models I have of the Star Fury (which aren't 100% accurate) I have one build, and one not built. It would look much different. I don't think I would have very many of those little triangle tabs. No point now though.
  9. ARMORMAN

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    As we discussed, Zathros, I think that these models are game rips (might want to send the link to the game).
  10. Zathros

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    ARMORMAN and I were discussing that these may have been ripped from a FREEWARE game called "Babylon 5, I've Found Her". It is a prequel to the Babylon series. The game models Newtonian physics and is a real challenge and a blast of game play. Once you have mastered it, there are probably 15 hrs. of solid game play. It is completely free and a couple of new variations are planned. it is a 400 mb or so download, but this is am amazing game. It is not based on anything else. You will enter a real where you fly battles and have to deal with Inertia and other perils, like navigating through Hyperspace. it is excellent, I highly recommend it.

    http://ifhgame.ru/main/

    The Babylon Project is also excellent, it is based on FreeSpace2.

    http://babylon.hard-light.net/

    I've Found Her gives a unique game experience I have not see anywhere else. It also comes with software that enables you to write your own games and missions.
  11. Tirick

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    How do you set it? By default selecting a separated mesh in Viewer hides all other objects in the 3D view. Designer does not do this by default, and I cannot locate that setting. This would be massively invaluable in my projects.

    Thank you,
    Tirick
  12. ARMORMAN

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    do you have the latest version?
  13. Tirick

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    Yes. I have a licensed version of Pepakura Designer 3.0.8. It is the standard license, not the upgrade with the 3072x texture limit.
  14. ARMORMAN

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    Hmm....when I do a "check corresponding face" everything except the specific part goes transparent. This is not working for you?
  15. Tirick

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    Brings up a big selection list of meshes, but does not automatically hide any, no. I can select from there, but that is hardly as easy and intuitive as the Viewer. I can live without it (obviously), it would just make it much more awesome.
  16. ARMORMAN

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    does the same for me. click off to the side of the objects to de-select. then select an object group in either the 2 or 3d side and that's it.
  17. knightstalker527

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    I am tryin to build a starfury from this site but it is a mess. There are intersections all over these things that need to be fixed before you would get a great looking model out of it. They look great on screen but alot of cuttin and trial fitting as they stand right now. Could one of the great and powerful superhumans we have here maybe try and fix these so we all can enjoy a great model of the Star Fury....PPPPLLLLEEEAAASSEE????
  18. Zathros

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    These models are being built. Looking at some of the pics makes me think some of these parts should be separated, then put back together.
  19. knightstalker527

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    Please post links to these builds as I would LOVE to follow them, maybe they could help me with my problems with the starfury. If you are only speaking of the gallery pics then I believe when you have the tools and knowledge you can make anything look good thus the problems still exist.
    BTW loved Zathros in B5
  20. Zathros

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    The pictures of the models in the gallery are of the models themselves. Using a translator, I have been to sites there and people are building these models. It doesn't mean some fudging here and there is not necessary, but perseverance pays off. Models like these are very sensitive to accrued intolerance. Why don't you start a build thread with some pics of the problem areas? This would be far more beneficial.