[POLL] What custom ship do you want ?

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What custom ship do you want ?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:17 pm

a Star Trek ship
1
6%
a Star Wars ship
2
13%
a Stargate ship
1
6%
a Firefly ship
1
6%
a Farscape ship
0
No votes
a Babylon 5 ship
1
6%
a Battlestar Galactica ship
4
25%
another ship not listed here
6
38%
 
Total votes: 16
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So, I really really wanted to try a poll ! :D

So I have this lame question:
I have around 500 models free to use that I can render in 3D for Transcendence.
They are from many sources and various sci-fi tv series or movies.

Which one is the ship you would like to use or see in Transcendence ?
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In all honesty, I want to see all new ships that have been imagined up by the modders here ^^

And if you mean part of something already/what would be neat if it were in transcendence?

In that case:

I'd pick a tardis (I mean, what's better than blowing up the iocrym in a blue telephone booth that can time travel and has an infinite cargo hold?)
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Wolfy wrote:I'd pick a tardis (I mean, what's better than blowing up the iocrym in a blue telephone booth that can time travel and has an infinite cargo hold?)
A Sopwith Camel with a beagle in the cockpit?
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I would have said the Defiant, but... :D

How about a Taelon ship (from "Earth: Final Conflict"), or something like the NTI's (living bio-luminescent ships) in "The Abyss" ?

Or the Stargate city-ship Atlantis. Or the Sea Shadow (stealth tri-maran warship). Or an Orion ion-drive sleeper ship. Or the Space Battleship Yamato. Or the dropship from "Aliens". Or a Goa'uld pyramid mothership. Or a V-22 Osprey.

Or a CSC :)
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There's allready a defiant mod. Just about every other Trek federation ship is going to look bad from Transcendance's rendering angle. A Miranda might work though. The intrepid is ugly, but it's best camera angle is above so it would work okay. A Romulan d'deridex would be okay. They're a horrible shade of green, though. The Romulan ship from Balance of Terror would work quite well. The Klingon d-12 looks good from above. So does the vor'cha

As for Wars most ships are going to look clunky from above, though not as bad as Trek's ships. Some of the heavier TIE designs might work, but their best angles are more oblique. X, B, and A wings have the same problem. The Y-wing's best angle is probably from above, but it's dumpy at any angle.

I'm not very familiar with other filmed SF franchises.
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How about some from anime, like the ship in Vandread called Nirvana? or even the Archangel or Minerva in Gundam Seed?
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How about Death Star from Star Wars, or an Boeing 747?
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Sure. A death star. And then you can do Dahak and a beach ball. Big sphere ships aren't going to look good in a flat environment.

A 747 would be okay if you like that sort of thing. Being an actual piece of practical engineering they don't have a specific angle or set of angles they're designed to be photographed from so they look okay if not great from just about any angle. Of course as a winged aircraft they're going to look out of place among the balls, bricks, and saucers that populate the Transcendence universe.
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how about a ship made using- oh my! Imagination!
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No one's stopping you. Digdug's talking about some library of models that other people have already created and made available.

If you make a ship for Transcendence from scratch I'm sure you'll make one designed to be viewed from above and it'll work just fine.
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This is a great site with free meshes, you must check each one for license and/or use requirements and you must register with the site.

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/downloads.php

I downloaded this pack of 21 colonial ships from the TV series Battlestar Galactica.

https://files.getdropbox.com/u/927126/C ... lFleet.zip

All meshes are in 3ds format which is supported by blender 2.4.4 with python scripts, textures are also included in jpg format.

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yay! thank you very much Prophet! those meshes look awesome ! :D
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I'd personally like to see a Babylon 5 ship like the Sharlin, Warlock, White Star, Omega, and/or the Nova.
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I think that the nicest ship is created with your own imagination.

Imagine..
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Hmm... You know what I would like to fly around blowing up pirates and ailens (hey, what's missing here... space ninjas...) in?

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