Wing commander, Concordia class Carrier.

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  1. Jackrum

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    Hi all,

    For my first attempt at designing a model from stratch I've chosen a ship from the old wing commander games. It's something I've wanted to do for a good while plus it has relatively simple geomatry (i.e no bloody curves!). I used google sketchup to produce a model that appealed to me and broke it up into sections. Then I put each section though pepakura (The lines! the evil RED lines!) and finally photoshop for the textures.

    Sketch up model, the large bridge tower has not been included in these shots as I'm designing that last.

    http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2003226595521706990][​IMG][/URL]

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    And the completed 1st page showing textures

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    I'm currently test fitting the front third of the model, no problems yet! Pics when I get my camera back.
  2. loafandjug

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    your textures look great. Nice fading and weathering on the number!
  3. sdk2knbk

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    Looking good so far! Always glad to see a new capital ship come along.

    Scott K.
  4. Jackrum

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    Quick update to those that are interested. Basically it's falling together so far, no problems yet! should have completed pics of a beta build in a couple of days
  5. Gearz

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    Its always a joy to see a new designer! Good choice for a first design Jackrum, as you've mentioned, the game models are bog basic, and still build into really nice looking models. Those textures look excellent. Extra points for your Dev methods ~ building the 3D model yourself + Applying textures to the bitmaps!. I've tried it a few times and only just survived..

    *Can't you texture a 3D model in sketchup?

    I'll look forward to seeing your progress on this one.
    :-D
  6. Gearz

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    Its always a joy to see a new designer! Good choice for a first design Jackrum, as you've mentioned, the game models are bog basic, and still build into really nice looking models. Those textures look excellent. Extra points for your Dev methods ~ building the 3D model yourself + Applying textures to the bitmaps!. I've tried it a few times and only just survived..

    *Can't you texture a 3D model in sketchup?

    I'll look forward to seeing your progress on this one.
    :-D
  7. Amazyah

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    Yes you can and it is extremely simple!
    I downloaded the program and checked it out.
    After viewing the tutorials I was 3D modeling in less than an hour!
    I am so impressed with this program, I went to the pro version.8)
    This is by far the easiest to learn and use 3D program I have ever seen!
    Very exciting stuff!, Now I understand why Goney3 was so impressed with it!

    OK, back to the topic at hand...we now return to your regularly scheduled program.

    Russell
  8. Amazyah

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    Yes you can and it is extremely simple!
    I downloaded the program and checked it out.
    After viewing the tutorials I was 3D modeling in less than an hour!
    I am so impressed with this program, I went to the pro version.8)
    This is by far the easiest to learn and use 3D program I have ever seen!
    Very exciting stuff!, Now I understand why Goney3 was so impressed with it!

    OK, back to the topic at hand...we now return to your regularly scheduled program.

    Russell
  9. Lex

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    Designing a model with Sketchup? Amazing!! I'll watch this thread for sure
  10. Lex

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    Designing a model with Sketchup? Amazing!! I'll watch this thread for sure
  11. Jackrum

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    You can?? FRACK. Oh well I'll remember for next time. Although using photoshop does allow you do nice things with the textures like fades and blend overlays. Give some depth basically. Anyways the main body went together despite a few scaling problems on the printouts. Having a bit of a hard time with the main engines. Hopefully pics and a download soon.
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    You can?? FRACK. Oh well I'll remember for next time. Although using photoshop does allow you do nice things with the textures like fades and blend overlays. Give some depth basically. Anyways the main body went together despite a few scaling problems on the printouts. Having a bit of a hard time with the main engines. Hopefully pics and a download soon.
  13. Amazyah

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    Jackrum,
    I am not so sure now.
    I think I might have spoke too soon.:oops:
    I shall have to do some more playing around with the program.

    It does textures just like using the paint bucket in paint.
    You choose your texture and click the surface you want that texture on, done.
    You can use their textures or load your own and use them.
    The ones you are using are much more complicated than say... a brick wall, where the pattern is just repeated.
    As good as the program is, I'm sure there has got to be an easy way to use your textures, I just haven't discovered it yet.
    I am a newbie with this program and the furthest away from an expert that you can find.:roll:

    Russell
  14. Amazyah

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    Jackrum,
    I am not so sure now.
    I think I might have spoke too soon.:oops:
    I shall have to do some more playing around with the program.

    It does textures just like using the paint bucket in paint.
    You choose your texture and click the surface you want that texture on, done.
    You can use their textures or load your own and use them.
    The ones you are using are much more complicated than say... a brick wall, where the pattern is just repeated.
    As good as the program is, I'm sure there has got to be an easy way to use your textures, I just haven't discovered it yet.
    I am a newbie with this program and the furthest away from an expert that you can find.:roll:

    Russell
  15. Jackrum

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    Fair enough, Too be honest it took me a week to get the hang of the drawing perspective! maybe thats just my inexperience with 3d packages in general but I recken u can only learn by doing. Speaking of which heres my completed second page.

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    Fair enough, Too be honest it took me a week to get the hang of the drawing perspective! maybe thats just my inexperience with 3d packages in general but I recken u can only learn by doing. Speaking of which heres my completed second page.

    [​IMG]
  17. Amazyah

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    Your textures are just amazing!
    You can tell just by looking at them that a lot of work went into them. Great stuff!
    I look forward to seeing more as your project moves forward.

    Russell
  18. Amazyah

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    Your textures are just amazing!
    You can tell just by looking at them that a lot of work went into them. Great stuff!
    I look forward to seeing more as your project moves forward.

    Russell
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    Maybe this is a 'Liiiiil off topic, but wasnt ginger the best mechanic EVER!!!
  20. OylPslyk

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    Maybe this is a 'Liiiiil off topic, but wasnt ginger the best mechanic EVER!!!