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#1533077 - 09/11/04 09:20 PM Re: Some updates...  
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erm...Where is the Harrier? This is the only sim I'm soooo looking forward to beside Lomac add-ons.
Speaking in Harriers, the HMS Hermes finally got its uv-mapping done, I did a lot of work over it the past weeks but now it's ready for the paint job at Marcfighter's hands:


And here, the HMS Invincible is being built, starting from the hull:




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#1533078 - 09/11/04 09:47 PM Re: Some updates...  
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[stupid] That's not interesting, I want to see how the sheep are modeled[/stupid]

More seriously, these aircraft carriers are real beauties. I can't wait seen them with textures :p


P.S. Btw, some sheep on the Malvinas/Falklands would be cool to see. Seriously ;\)

#1533079 - 09/11/04 09:58 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Little modeling question: the hulls look so smooth. Are they metanurbed, frozen?

#1533080 - 09/11/04 10:50 PM Re: Some updates...  
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P.S. Btw, some sheep on the Malvinas/Falklands would be cool to see.
Seriously CHT, I'm modelling a sheep farm to populate the (now) completely desert landscape we have - you know, farming in the Falkland Islands is a monoculture, the product being wool.

So, the 3D models to be created are ranchs, barns, farmhouse, fences, and of course, sheeps and the shepherd's horses - these last two depend on a simple but effective anim method that Steve created a while ago (mesh swap), and also little AI to wander around - Steve once said it'd worth the hassle, so lets do it. \:\)

Ah, yes, Ariel Cancio does the hull modelling in Nurbs style, and other very rounded things too (like the Skyhawks rounded lines) - we work this way: I do a pre-model of the warship, only with polygons (low poly) that could be used for a low LOD - then Ariel Cancio takes over with his Nurbs modelling skills and add the roundness of the hull. But the superestructure is simple polygons usually - the budget for warships is around 10k polys, and the engine is not complaining too much, hopefully - it runs well on very mid to low spec hardware like Athlon 1600s and GeForce 3.


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#1533081 - 09/12/04 08:08 AM Re: Some updates...  
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I know this is wayyy too early but will there be a next sim/add-on? \:D

#1533082 - 09/12/04 10:21 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Have you got the Harrier FM sorted yet? I.e, can it take off vertically at this point, and so on?


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533083 - 09/12/04 11:03 AM Re: Some updates...  
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yes - but pop stalls and other nasty features arnt modelled yet.

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I know this is wayyy too early but will there be a next sim/add-on?
definately.

#1533084 - 09/15/04 10:06 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Would it be too much trouble to make a short video showing a Harrier landing vertically? After all, that is the plane we're all waiting for \:D


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533085 - 09/15/04 11:05 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but will there be pitching and rolling carrier decks..?

#1533086 - 09/15/04 03:45 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Originally posted by semmern:
Would it be too much trouble to make a short video showing a Harrier landing vertically? After all, that is the plane we're all waiting for \:D
This probably would be a good idea. Dante or somebody has to provide the relevent models in the new scheme we use to make it look right.. but for fun we could pretend a skyhawk was a harrier?

the skyhawk is our most complete air model.

at the moment though priority is centered on ships - getting the ships to have fancy radars and stuff turning about and the lift systems \:\) for the aircraft carriers. as well as the defence systems for ships like AAA and SAM.

So no promises on a harrier movie. but one will be coming at some point. Infact we may have neglected the harrier a little because of a tendency to focus on jets that we have accurate documentation for: We've had a hard time getting any sort of docs for the sea harrier used in the falklands.

The american varients are easy to get docs for though -but they're all modern age avionics.

so if anybody has details on how and how it looked - the sea harriers avionics - we'd be pleased to receive them.

anyway..

ships that rock about in the sea: Yes of course.

#1533087 - 09/15/04 05:22 PM Re: Some updates...  
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I don't care about the quality of the Harrier model at present. Just watching one doing a proper vertical landing would make my mouth water! \:\)


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533088 - 09/17/04 06:11 AM Re: Some updates...  

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Sun shining in the sky looks great. Nice blue sky.

#1533089 - 09/17/04 03:57 PM Re: Some updates...  
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I don't care about the quality of the Harrier model at present. Just watching one doing a proper vertical landing would make my mouth water!
I did not made a video of the Sea Harrier yet not because of the 3d models, but mostly because there's some important polishing to be made, program-wise. For example, I could simply insert the Sea Harrier in the engine, over the island's terrain and do a vertical take-off - problem is, at the moment the engine doesn't cast shadows of objects on ground, a plane standing still in the ground looks odd. And there is no particle spray where the jet pipes are touching the ground (a Harrier would kick up a lot of dust in those conditions!) to sum up, it will end as an extremely unimpressive video, it's better to cause a good impression with the harrier since the beggining ;\)


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#1533090 - 09/17/04 04:24 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Nonononono! Just seeing one take off/land vertically would be sufficient! I don't care about shadows and dust particles! ;\)


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533091 - 09/18/04 12:16 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Ok maybe I'll provide a simple video when the HMS Hermes is ready in the sim. ;\)


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#1533092 - 09/18/04 09:51 AM Re: Some updates...  
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You are THE man! \:D


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533093 - 09/22/04 01:03 AM Re: Some updates...  
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HMS Hermes, british flagship in the conflict, with nearly half of its paint work done:



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#1533094 - 09/22/04 09:58 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Looks great!

That is more than enough texturing for you to make a Harrier video ;\)


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#1533095 - 09/22/04 01:45 PM Re: Some updates...  
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IT looks Grate!

Its beautifull, pity to have to ruin it with bombs ;\)


Fighter pilots make movies, Attack Pilots make history.
#1533096 - 09/22/04 05:35 PM Re: Some updates...  
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What a marvellous ship!

Here's a good link with large pics for the weathering of the Hermes's skin:

http://www.btinternet.com/~broadsword82/gallery/hermes/hermes.htm

Cheers,

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