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  07 July 2005
Star Wars : Snowspeeder : Med-poly

I posted in the finished 3d gallery because this model as been incorporated in teh render already. I am posting in this thread to get some professional tips on making this model optimal for a game engine running pc games. This model is geared specifically for the newest Star Wars RTS engine. Any technical info would be appreciated on textures and modeling.

This model was done to simulate a production environment. I modeled the Snowspeeder in one day and textured in one day. Any imperfections were do to that.
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Last edited by NickTeasdale : 07 July 2005 at 08:12 PM.
  07 July 2005

Here is a quick comp/.
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  07 July 2005
Yeah thats cool !

Do you will add some orange to the texture ?
  07 July 2005
That's a very nice model, incorporate the orange and it's perfect. However you could save some polygons especially when modeling for an RTS engine. If it is possible without losing too much detail try to save some polygons as pointed out in the attached picture.
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  07 July 2005
Thank you very much guys.

Bananasalat: Orange? What orange? Do you mean the hazard box with yellow and red? I think I might have forgotten to put it behind the main blasters. Do you have a good ref. image? It's on the model but tricky to see. If you don't mean that, then refresh my memory on "orange". thx

xno: Invaluable pointer. I really need to know when it is okay to cut polygons into a square and not have continueously flowing lines. Is that a high-poly habit? You made the top of the cockpit alot better, but it contains alot of unconnected vertices. I know that as long as you don't move any of those vertices that the top will remain a square. When and how often is this okay to do. Again with the orange. Confused. haha
  07 July 2005
The proportions seem a little off - did you use any reference images to model from?
  07 July 2005
I used lots of reference images that all differed in one way or another. The internet and are great treasure chests. The problem I ran into (under the mind-set of a star wars fan) was which reference to stay true to. The maquettes/prototype models for the movies are great, the toys are what alot of star wars fans associate alot of time/memories with are good, and then the movies themselves offer okay reference.

What is your opinion on this?

But, I eye-balled most of this model from those references.
  07 July 2005
Well all vertices should be connected but for game models you should try to remove unnecessary polygons. A box with two heigth width and length segments is the same as a box with only one segment. Try to look at the model in its approximate ingame size and then decide what detail you need.
As for the orange:
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  07 July 2005
Yeha orange

hey xno ich komm auch aus münchen bzw germering^^.
  07 July 2005
Ich komm ned direkt aus München sondern aus Ebersberg eigentlich, also genau andere Seite . Aber wenn ich Ebersberg/Germany schreib weiss keine sau wo das is .
  07 July 2005
Oh, THAT orange! I found out that every squadron had a different color (I went with black).

Pic from

Last edited by NickTeasdale : 07 July 2005 at 06:19 PM.
  07 July 2005
lookin goood!

yo whats up this logan from the alumni hahaha! your shit is lookin tight keep it up. Is this for a star wars game you are makin or is it jsut for fun cause I know you are making alot of these star wars models?
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  07 July 2005
How's it going Logan? Thanks for dropping in.
Well, I've been gearing my second portfolio to work for a game company that specifically requested to see StarWars stuff. You should check out my turbo tank thread, that's were I really need help. It is suppose to be my fnal piece for my reel. I'm finishing that this week/today and hopefully getting a job. I'll give out more specifics when that happens.
  07 July 2005
Wanted to post this texture comparison picture.
  07 July 2005
That looks really cool, man.
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