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10 October 2006, 12:01 PM
Hi everybody..

I actually work in this model for a shooter game made with the blitz engine ...i done the lpm version and did a high res version for get the normal map and ambient occlusion map for texturing 's a bit new for me i never really play with normal mapping so much until now so i hope i will get not so bad result here the low and high res model...

C&C welcome..

thanks you all:)

10 October 2006, 07:42 PM
You need to seriously optimize that mesh. You can easily cut 500 triangles off of that.

Here is a jpg to show you what I'm talking about - add the green lines, cut the red lines. I started to redo the rear where you have all those cross sections for the cutaway wing connection, but I stopped. You can remove a lot more from there.

Is this a starfox style shooter, or a top down shooter, or a side scrolling shooter? You have design elements (the underslung weapon pylons, tiny details that won't be seen on the sides of the ship) that don't make sense for a top down shooter. Likewise there isn't enough detail in the rear if this is for a starfox-styled shooter.

The front wing cuts in front of the guns too closely and doesn't clearly avoid the guns behind it. It isn't obviously out of the way for any view other than an orthographic front view, which will never be seen.

Also from a design standpoint it makes your ship look like it has a moustache :D

The guns should probably be made fatter if this is a top down shooter, as they won't be more than a pixel or two wide and will look weird, especially since your bullets are probably going to be much larger than that.

10 October 2006, 11:01 PM
thanks for the critic Ghotscape i really appreciate is fr a top down type shooter by the way i should mention it in my first post ..and yes the size of the ship during game will not that big ...

anyway thanks again i 'll try to improve this a bit ..:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 10:16 AM
That's a really great design, looking forward to see it finished, and even more to a playable demo!

- Jonas

11 November 2006, 05:22 PM
Very cool design. I love shooter games =D


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