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Offline eRe4s3r

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GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« on: December 20, 2009, 05:54:08 AM »
Oh yes... install, extract transport ship rar in your AI War directory, back up the images/ships/transport Ship directory first.

Same style as Colony Ship replacement here -> http://arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,2653.0.html

- No animations, 3 frames are identical
- Working color mask
- non-symmetric to some extend

ingame shot shows them both next to each other with size comparision ;)
« Last Edit: December 20, 2009, 05:58:27 AM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 12:40:18 PM »
WOW did you make this?

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 02:16:51 PM »
Did indeed ;p  :D
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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 03:56:49 PM »
how, I used paint but it shows the white around the picture, plus I have no idea how to get the color mask to work.

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 05:08:16 PM »
Not with paint (thats not even a real app!) ;p
With Photoshop ;D

Also, i didn't draw these, i rendered them from a 3d model and then just fine-tuned them, the alpha map is done automatically when rendering it in 3d (its a simple option) ;)

If you wanted to really make your own, you have to
1) learn literally painting/drawing pixel art in photoshop with transparency as base
or
2) learn a 3D-App of your choice, learn how to create shaders, textures, light setups, gi/ao settings and HDRI Maps and of course, you have to model the "sprite" too ;p

Basically, its not easy to make new.. even half-way decent sprites. I am 3d-artist and i stand in awe at the detail level of the golems, the current pixel artist for arcen games is immensely skilled, i am just fixing things that weren't renewed.

As for colormask.png - Its simply the elements of the sprite that the game colors itself - full transparency is obviously needed since png's do not work with a alpha channel
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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 05:26:27 PM »
Bummer, I was hoping to make my own raptor sprites..... :-[

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 08:54:16 PM »

Basically, its not easy to make new.. even half-way decent sprites. I am 3d-artist and i stand in awe at the detail level of the golems, the current pixel artist for arcen games is immensely skilled, i am just fixing things that weren't renewed.



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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 11:22:08 AM »
two things;

1) that looks AMAZING

2) that looks much more like a fast starship - a raid starship maybe - than a transport

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 12:25:29 PM »
2) that looks much more like a fast starship - a raid starship maybe - than a transport

Seconded. Looks really nice, but not really like a transport.

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 12:52:48 PM »
Well you can copy it to overwrite whatever ship you wish ;p I kinda suck at making transports ^^
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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2010, 11:14:24 AM »
Well, there's really only one thing that's required of a transport. It should look like it has a lot of space inside. ;)

This one would make a nice beam weapon starship, me thinks.  :) Or a replacement for Raid starship.

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 06:14:20 PM »
Well, there's really only one thing that's required of a transport. It should look like it has a lot of space inside. ;)

This one would make a nice beam weapon starship, me thinks.  :) Or a replacement for Raid starship.
In that case, all you need is a ginormous flying warehouse with some engines on it :P
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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 04:18:25 PM »
In that case, all you need is a ginormous flying warehouse with some engines on it :P

Now THAT would be awesome.  :D

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Re: GFX Mod: Alternate Transport Ship Sprite
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 04:28:27 PM »
I always thought of the transports as the Spacing Guild Heighliners from Dune..

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"Are the Guild ships really big?" he asked.

The Duke looked at him. "This will be your first time off planet," he said. "Yes, they're big. We'll be riding a Heighliner because it's a long trip. A Heighliner is truly big. Its hold will tuck all our frigates and transports into a little corner -- we'll be just a small part of the ship's manifest."

-- Dune
Frank Herbert


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