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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #30 on: October 05, 2008, 05:48:51 pm
My suggestion would be to put the Rada in the middle. It's way more awkward glancing to the side than just down, also if it is in the center bottom you get a better feel of where the blips on the radar relate to your position.
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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #31 on: October 07, 2008, 04:43:27 am
My suggestion would be to put the Rada in the middle. It's way more awkward glancing to the side than just down, also if it is in the center bottom you get a better feel of where the blips on the radar relate to your position.
Ahh - Good.  DKH had a suggestion:

And I thought it worked really well - so here's the updated HUD - rearranged onto a 512x512..


Thoughts?

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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #32 on: October 08, 2008, 10:33:27 pm
And here's a gun test...
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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #33 on: October 11, 2008, 06:58:19 am
This is very awesome...great job! Love the graphics! Inspired me to try 3d modeling.
Thanks, glad you like it. Can't wait to see whatever you come up with.

I've managed to find the time to bang out another player ship - this one has 3 primary gun mounts, and 2 secondary weapon mounts. It will be a fair bit more expensive than the first fighter I posted, and fairly slower as well - at least initially.
Shown with and without weapons mounts.



Thoughts? Comments?
Enjoy!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2009, 09:58:30 pm by Howard Day »

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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #34 on: October 11, 2008, 11:59:37 am
well to be the best thing is that you went a completly different design way and made some abstract shapes group up into making a space ship and you made it work beautifully.
the designs are interesting, fresh and solid. just make sure you finish this!

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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #35 on: October 13, 2008, 07:43:38 am
well to be the best thing is that you went a completly different design way and made some abstract shapes group up into making a space ship and you made it work beautifully.
the designs are interesting, fresh and solid. just make sure you finish this!

Thanks! DKH and I are moving along quite nicely on a prototype!

Here's another player fighter: Most likely going to be the starting fighter - no secondary weapons, and two primary weapon slots.


With and without weapons....
« Last Edit: August 10, 2009, 09:58:45 pm by Howard Day »

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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #36 on: October 13, 2008, 02:16:53 pm
I'm loving this more and more.

I hope this happens.

And while you're at it, maybe make a tutorial for us who want to try it out. :D
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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #37 on: October 14, 2008, 02:11:38 am
Thanks, I'm glad you like it...Although there's not really any need for a full on tutorial, is there? This is all really simple stuff. If there's something specific you're curious about, I'm more than willing to explain it or share a MAX file.

Anyhow, I've been working on some weapons and weapon effects... here's the Pulse Laser - more of a beam weapon than a bolt weapon. I think it turned out well.



Thoughts?
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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #38 on: October 15, 2008, 03:14:27 am
These are absolutely amazing! The pulse weapon works extremely well, and I like the little wave it sends out as it fires. Great work here!
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Re: Possible Space Shooter Mockup...

Reply #39 on: October 18, 2008, 06:19:07 am
Thanks, Fatalis!
Here are all the guns so far, from left to right:
Pulse Laser
Advanced Pulse Laser
Particle Cannon
ScatterGun
Automatic Scattergun
Gatling Gun
Chain Gun
Single Laser
Dual Laser
Tri Laser
http://www.hedfiles.net/pixel/allguns.png
http://www.hedfiles.net/pixel/allguns2.png

In front of each weapon is an example of the bolt/projectile/beam of each.

And a close-up on the Particle Cannon - one of my favorites...



Enjoy, and thoughts are welcome.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2009, 09:59:47 pm by Howard Day »