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    1. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      Yo.

      The Cruise Missile Launchers are now in place. All with their load/unload animations:
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      There are no "real" weapon tubes yet. I think I will wait for the QuickFire to mature in DEV and be released in PROD before working on systems. I have plenty to keep me busy for a while anyways...

      Still missing it's massive wings and there's also a lot of interior to be done. This ship will be my masterpiece with logic animations wherever I could fit them. Just wait for things like Holographic Stellar Cartography lab and built-in Ordinance Assembly Plant =)
       
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    2. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      Hey folks.

      So... Now we come to the wings.

      I love doing EvE ships, as you may have noticed, but, as you may also have noticed, do not find satisfying to just "wedge out the ship". The ship really need to be converted to StarMade.

      To me the light system in StarMade looks really bad and some angled surfaces really look like crap. This is unacceptable by my standards:
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      So I have a few options...

      1) Docked Wings - Create some docking shenanigans that allow me to have a flat surface to work with. This may sound ok, but due to the massive size of the ship it may cause some lag and probably limit it access to some servers. Also if something bugs out it would be a nightmare to fix.

      2) Standard " wedging" - Keep using this jagged pattern and live on with it. Probably to 98% of the player base this is fine. but sadly, I'm a perfectionist at heart and this is unacceptable to me. I think it looks horrible and sound lazy to me.

      3) Total Conversion - Adapt the wing to some other shape that would solve the jagging and that also do not break "immersion". Luckily this have already been addressed by CCP, the creators of EvE on their tier II version of this ship: The Caldari Golem - Marauder Class. This is the option I choose...

      The thing is I do not want to just import a Golem, rip it's wings and snap its to the Raven. I think the Golem uses the smaller wing, the one I choose to remove when I mirrored the ship to be symmetrical. I decided to clip the bigger wing and also break it on segments.

      Well, here is what I've come up with... Notice that the pink lines are just for guidance.
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      Here is the golem picture for comparison. I find this ship to be less interesting, probably due to the wings feeling a lot weaker than the ones on my Raven. The section with the spiky antennas should be there, IMO:
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      Building in StarMade is really something.
      Its a challenging 3D pixel art in a level that few could bear.
      But in the end, I really think it's really worth the effort.
       
      #122 klawxx, Sep 13, 2019 at 1:39 AM
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    3. Thadius Faran

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      Id have tried a slab wing but I know that'd take a lot of time to work out
       
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    4. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      Actually no. It was easy to detect and create a pattern on the wing surfaces, they would probably be easily converted to the slab option, but the "smooth" feel of the surface would still be unattainable.

      Well, anyways, it was already too late for that... Check this out:
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      ...still heavily under construction, but I think it's taking shape.

      By the way, if anyone want to build some EvE Online related things but is lacking inspiration, this might help:


      Enjoy!
      :LOL::LOL::LOL:
       
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      How do you get that music to play in Excel? I can't figure it out.
       
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    6. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      LOL. What?
       
    7. Thadius Faran

      Thadius Faran #1 Top Forum Poster & Raiben Jackpot Winner

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      It's a joke about EVE being a spreadsheet simulator.
       
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    8. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      How about "how how are you supposed to kill people within an data sheet (A.K.A. as EXCEL)". EVE is always surprising us in strange ways...
       
    9. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      W00t!!

      Wings are taking shape. I'm very happy with the results!

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      ...Cheers!
      :cool: :-p :^D
       
      #129 klawxx, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    10. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      Now, why should I have just a wing tip...
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      ...If I could convert it on a gun?
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      That's what I'D call a true BFG...
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      "Big F***ing Gun".

      PS: It's just 123m long...
       
    11. klawxx

      klawxx Product Manager - Roden Shipyards

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      The game must hate my BFG gun, 'cause this make's no sense....
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