Dark Sentinel has continued to refine his Orca model. We don't see a whole lot of Nephilim recreations out there, so it's great to see someone attacking these ships for a change. In addition to the iconic destroyer below, there's also a shot of the bugs' capship missile. The CSM mockups below show the evolution from Prophecy model to modern render. Dark has been making these for fun, but he's put out the possibility of the models being used for something more. If you have a project that might be a good fit, let him know at the CIC Forums!
Well, honestly, I hope this stuff is interesting for somebody. I'm always interested in my models being used for something besides their existence, but that hits the question of quality. And a problem is I'm usually slow at my work.
Orca: 9746 polygons + old conic spikes. Remodeled engine and nose, some cleanups. I suppose that 20k is a safe polycount limit for nearly any purpose. And yes, they're septagonal. Actually, that's the way I model it - I model one segment and then just replicate it prior to rendering.
Capship Missile: now 175 times more high-poly and 64 times more high-res. And while model is more or less good - at least I like it - texturing went somewhere wrong. So - top to bottom - original Capmiss, 12 polies; my model of Capmiss, 2104 polies; failed attempt of organic high-poly for AO and normal map baking, 27340 polies; final result with NM and self-illumination applied.
Also a question of style I should follow - game style - nearly polished metallic or art style - with a lot of spikes, horns, uneven geometry? C&C welcome.
Tune in Thursday for ALL WINGS CONSIDERED
The Combat Information Center team is proud to announce that we will be launching the Wing Commander community's first-ever weekly streaming show. The first episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED will air on YouTube this coming Thursday, February 21st at 7 PM Eastern. All Wings Considered is a live, weekly and informal look at the Wing Commander universe and fandom which includes gameplay, behind the scenes stories, community news and an ever-growing collection of regular segments and features! (2019-02-15)
Happy Valentine's Day
The Love Arrow continues to warm our hearts in this cold month. It seems physically smaller every year though. (2019-02-14)
Empire at War Mod Creates Unique Matchups
SciFi at War is an interesting mod for Star Wars: Empire at War that we recently stumbled upon. It mashes up different franchises, such as Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, into one mega game. The video below shows various Halo ships fighting craft from Wing Commander. (2019-02-13)
Wing Commander Performed by Another Swedish Orchestra
Wing Commander has once again appeared live in concert! This time the WC1 music was performed by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra at the February 9 Joystick 11.0 convention (translated). (2019-02-12)
Italian WC3 Sports Sharp Clean Style
Check out this cool Italian budget release of Wing Commander III! I’ve seen Prophecy and several other Origin games in this same style. I love finding different Wing Commanders from around the world! (2019-02-11)