Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jwhawk04, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Dracofunk

    Dracofunk New Member

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    3.5" sounds great to me.
  2. Nothing

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    dont worry theres a big and small.
  3. sjsquirrel

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    Truespace easy to get going?

    Then you're a genius my friend. I downloaded and install 3.2 just for the sake of experimenting and trying something new. I found a tutorial, got as far as insert a cube, click the scale tool, then couldn't find a way to make anything happen. I can click the Edit Point menu, select a point, then can't do a darn thing with it. I try clicking a dragging, right-clicking, left-clicking, holding my head sideways and clicking, muttering incantations ;) and clickin and draggin, and nothin happens.

    How anybody ever got anywhere with the program is beyond me.

    Steve
  4. Nothing

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    any have any idea how to get files from pep to photoshop elements without losing resolution?
  5. Nothing

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    i thought id give you guys an idea as to why its taking me so long to finish the mining ship.

    ms 002.jpg
    ms 001.jpg

    and here i finished the landing claws..a rotten job but the thumbs kept getting in the way.


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  6. Master-Bruce

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    Really? I'm surprised. The first version I tired was version 2. It was free on a CDROM that came with a magazine. I had no tutorials, just playing with it. Making a tank, then a jet and so on. They weren't very good but they got me going. Then I got 3.2 which is very similar, the interface is pretty much exactly the same as ver2. It suits my needs and I guess I'm stuck in my ways now to change to anything else.

    Nothing, you sir are a glutton for punishment! I know you like smaller models and need to have them because of space, but, I'm surprised you don't have constant eye strain! LOL!

    Looks great though, you're doing a great job. As usual. :)

    As for getting Pep into PaintShop Pro? I use the PDF driver to print the high res pages into a PDF as I showed you before. Then open the PDF and use the Snapshot/copy to clipboard function to get the image into PaintShop by pasting the copied image as a new image in PaintShop.

    Then texture it as needed. That's what I did with the bridge models I did. They were all completely textured post unfold. My Sulaco, will be done the same way.

    Hope that helps. :)
  7. Nothing

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    i have photo shop elements.cant afford pro.when i do the snapshot thing i lose all resolution.i did stumble on exporting pepakura as a bmp for texture. get a nice high res parts layout ready for texture.
  8. Master-Bruce

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    That's another way with version 2 if you have the full program. Otherwise you get "SAMPLE" printed all over each page!

    I use PaintShopPro8, not Photoshop. I know Photoshop uis superior but I can't afford that.
  9. smyfe

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    More Ships

    Hi guys, I just want to say thank you for the fantastic job you are doing:thumb:. I don't know if you have seen this site, but there are some cool designs:mrgreen:
    Battlestar Galactica
    If you click on the highlighted text it brings up some great drawings:wave:
  10. theo

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    For those who are going to do a newer version of the Galactica.
    And for some good detail images from the Refineryship.
    Go and have a look here.

    Paul Ghezzo

    Welcome to PGCG.net

    This site contains the professional work of Paul P. Ghezzo. Including 3D graphics, models, animation, compositing, and concept designs. Please take a couple of minutes and view my portfolio, demo-reel, and resume.

    - Thank you.

    Just scroll down and get amazed.
  11. Master-Bruce

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    I'll check it out. Thanks!

    How's your Defender going?
  12. theo

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    Thats going quite alright.:thumb:
    Normally Tuesday evening my wife has painting class, I work on that (except last evening)

    I was more afraid you would ask about the 3d and the Berzerk.
    That modeling is more difficult than i thought, it's not putting all the jpg's of the ship together like a box and connect points.
    Thats the way I should do it in AutoCAD. But the 3D programs don't read a jpg file.
    But I'll figer that one out.wall1
  13. Master-Bruce

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    Glad it's going well. :)

    Yeah, designing can be tricky. Especially if you're new to it. I still learn something new each time I design something.

    That link you posted was great!
  14. Nothing

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    platform ship

    the small version of the platform ship should be up as soon as approved. i still have to number the large one. i dont know if ill redo the instructions.you should be able to figure it out with the small one.
  15. Nothing

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    large platformships are in the process of upload. it my take some time as they are 8 mb.
  16. Master-Bruce

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    Good news! 8Mb though? How come?
  17. Nothing

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    well yal wanted a big one.sign1 lotta parts.big ones 25 pages.:eek:
  18. Nothing

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    as an aside, i printed out some liners today.even the small one is not so small. i printed 2 sheets per page to get an 8" model.
  19. Master-Bruce

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    I think the small Liner is meant to be 30cm long? 12" but I could be mistaken, that was SJ's baby.

    I'll grab the big versions when I'm over my dads place next. Probably the weekend.
  20. Nothing

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    i knew you wouldnt beleive me...

    but yes i am roling every itsy bitsy little part!hamr

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