I have been busy converting Homeworld 2 models and exporting them to Armada/Legacy these past few months (taking me some time because the .big extraction tools to do so are difficult to find and use, and I've been busy with college) Anywho, I've managed to get some ships done and I am hoping to release them soon. Here is the Hiigaran Battlecruiser.
The Poly count is pretty high for Armada 2, standing at 5200 it's probably way too much, if people like then I will release it for Armada 2. (Actually in Legacy with it's damage model, it stands at 9000).
Thanks to gdata for help with that damage model :)
The textures are not complete, I have been modifying the textures to look better than the stock Hiigaran ones and I still have to sort out the Stealthcruiser's hull textures (the engine textures need to be added, as do..erm...windows). I still have to finish the hardpointing which is cumbersome (as I am relatively new to modelling) so don't expect this baby to be released anytime soon. :(
I've yet to decide the stats and I'm hoping to modify stock Armada 2 weapons to suit the Hiigaran weapons that were used in Homeworld.
Anyways, what do you think? Good or Bad? Any Feedback would be appreciated.
I didn't make it!
This is one wicked looking ship. Are these the final hull textures?
Moogles Woot! ^_^
26th June 2006
*wants* Those a bloody brilliant. I want one, so pretty. *pets screen*
thunderfoot006;3991826This is one wicked looking ship. Are these the final hull textures?
Not really.. I've been tinkering around with them but these are pretty close to the final. With the Stealthcruiser, I am trying to replicate a Hull look similiar to what we see in Battlestar Galactica. If anyone remembers the original Hiigaran ships in HW2, you will recognize that the ships appear to be a light blue and brown colored hull. I've retextured them to be grey and have added engines to the port and starboard sides. With the battlecruiser above, I gave the hull a tint of cyan as an experiment... I will probably do a couple of versions with different hull texture colors and release them in one mod pack so people can pick and choose whichever they want.
Thanks for the comments
here is a better look at the Stealthcruiser
Note, the blue engine textures at the portside are infact yellow/white not blue, as I changed them. The Hiigaran "Angel Moon" Logo that appears on the side of the ship (previous picture) will probably be embossed or superimposed on the hull to give it the illusion that it is "painted" on to the hull armour :)
IWL: Klingon Defense Force
10th June 2005
Love that ship! Excellent work, IKS.
It's Stargate or NOTHING!!!
22nd November 2005
Think the new texture looks f**king awesome, would love to have a play with the ship. Have you done any other ships from HW2 ?
Riser;3992289Think the new texture looks f**king awesome, would love to have a play with the ship. Have you done any other ships from HW2 ?
Thanks and Yeah I have. I have Tanis shipyards done, the Hiigaran shipyard, hiigaran Carrier and some of the Vagr Strikecraft.. I will do as much as I can. For the Vaygr I might give them a black and red type hull texturing, mainly because it would suit their shape.
Adopt, adapt, improve
24th February 2007
Wow, the ships look great! can't wait to see some of the others you've done :)
IKS_YO_MAMA;3991806(taking me some time because the .big extraction tools to do so are difficult to find and use)
Where did you manage to find them after?, cos a while ago I quite liked the idea of converting Homeworld 2 models, but I couldn't find the tools.
Here's what I'll do Dan. If you send me an email about it in lets say in about a week I'll write up a short tutorial on how to get the tools and use them..Its just I am quite busy at the moment so I will forget about it easily... deal? :deal: