Hey everyone so I've been usuing my old main menu found here Main Menu (LCARS Edition), Star Trek: Armada 2 Downloads, Star Trek: Armada 2 GUI Mods I feel like it was too simple it wasnt really lcar-y :o especially the poorly disign of the 4 buttons and the banner in the middle lacked. So what I'm thinking (well just 1 thought for the Multiplay button so far...) Multiplayer-Average LCARS display system but it scans ships. I think I might have it scan 3 ships, the Ibis (rom), either the kimal or that mine layer ship from that cardassian race mod by dan0125 i think it was? and a fed ship (an opinion on a fed ship would be good) Example link Should I include a little about that ship itself on the side like they did with showing what class of planet it was? Instant Action- Community Input would be good Single Player- Banner/4 Corner Buttons-For the banner though, I'm thinking a lot of color? Limitations: I think making all 5 look like on a pad would be too annoying. Shield animations I can do but it really doesn't look all that great. No exploding ships- I might look into it more but i kind of doubt it. Maybe each panel gets a different race gui? (except the borg, that would take a long while i think) I'll post a pic tmr morning before i leave the house for class, i should be able to complete the ibis scan tonight(first need to redesign the lcars menu in max since I don't access to my original files)
I would first fill in all those black gaps, and try to make it look like someone is multi-tasking in LCARS, like this: http://www.lcarscom.net/images/LCARS-1701-E.jpg
Also, try to make a more futuristic LCARS instead of the same tired thing.
Just some suggestions.
mp001.jpg picture by starbase176 - Photobucket is what i have so far for the mp took about 15 min but i got distracted by watching Lord of the rings so took a long while lol. hmmm im thinking i should change it to lcars? but the color scheme i have for lcars seems a wee bit off from nemesis so thats the reason im kinda asking if i should do nemesis lcars? but i do like that layout of that lcars style of that pic :)
The Star Wars one wasn't too bad... as... long... as.... you have Star Wars in it.
hmmm maybe something in the center with something from stargate, sw and st than? and it has to be colorful (i really like color due to a MV i like to watch lol :s )
ok im tossing out that multi variety of different scifi shows well for this project at least anyways ive also went on a small endeavor to include a fed gui in this just cause i feel like modding. so far i'd say i have 1/3rd's of the work done. Just need to work on the ciniematic/map and the top parts of the screen in-game. I have also decided that i would switch the MP to IA as you can see. For the center of the main menu i'm thinking a lot of lcars stuff going on not sure and for MP somthing similar to my previous menu the sensor station rotating and then it goes to scanning mode (like the enterprise scanning the area kind of look) and yeah thats all i can think of atm
edit-ok links are break.jpg picture by starbase176 - Photobucket break2.jpg picture by starbase176 - Photobucket cause in the spoiler there just showing up as red x's so im guessing i did it wrong lol