Hey there. I've been lurking around here for... Oh, I dunno, years, but never really visited the forums. Anyhow, I know almost nothign about how to mod bridge commander. pretty much nothing other then how to add a new ship. I've got some models that could make for some cool combat in bc.
What I'm wondering is if anyone would be willing to take my models, and hardpoint them or whatever needs to be done to make them useable ingame. Heres one of them:
The Midwinter class Federation starship
Texture coming soon, 4000 polys, 13 phaser arcs, 8 photon torpedo tubes (4 forward, 4 aft,) 1 phaser cannon.
It is no secret that during the Dominion War, The Alliance had trouble keeping it's presence felt in all of its systems. Vulcan, Betazed, Bajor, and dozens of others where constantly living in fear.
The design for a rapid response defencive starship was drafted, and the concept quickly took off. The hope was that the presence of the high powered starships would be able to hold planets when battlegroups and fleets where not close enough to arrive in time. Unfotunantly, as with most of the drafted ships created mid-war, the first production models only rolled off the assembly lines a few months before the war ended. As such, the ships saw little combat.
The class, now in light production, has proven to make an effective patrol vessle, and support ship, so it is currently a suppliment to the Akira class. some of the ships are also being refitted to handle diplomatic and exploration missions, in an effort to resume the Federations "old habits."
So yeah, I'd be very happy if someone would be willing to make my ship game ready. I'll update when I finish the textures. My MSN is [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/EMAIL], thanks
Very good job, I have a soft spot for little ships as they make for the best stories. I will download this once its out. You already have a fan of your work iOSYS.
I like this. The nacelles seem a bit fat and the texture is a bit too battle worthy with the metallic color (should be starship grey IMO, color looks more like the NX-01) and the textures seem a bit blurry compared to ships out these days. But I love the saucer. I'm a bit of a fan of the triangular saucer, especially on the Nova and Interpid, but this looks even better with those extreme hull plating effects. Also, like the deflector 'strip' (rather than a dish). I'm a fan of ships which break the norm withour going OTT, and this is just that. Unfortunately, many don't take on other people's projects, so your best bet would be if you hped this yourself. But it'll be worth the feedback you'll get, I'm sure.
You could release this in the models only category on bcfiles. I won't be doing any work on bc until about christmas, when a little hardpointing wouldn't go amiss, so post it up there and see if anyone takes it on.
Its a nice little ship. I like little ships.
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15th March 2005
Looks like you have some ugly stretching on the back on bottom of the nacelles - probably something to do with your UV map. Also, are the back of the nacelles supposed to be that sharp? I imagine they're on a different smoothing group. I'm asking because I have not the slightest clue :lol:
The overall model looks good. The texture for the body looks like it has elements that are rather large, but it's a good attempt.
i wouldnt mind hp'in (startin to do full hp's myself) could be a good ship with a good hp, but i agree with the previous the plating does look pre-tos/ ent era if you made it greyer and had soverign or galaxy style plating it would look more in era
I take what n0e says way too seriously
28th November 2004
Nice model. I really like the deflector-area textures, with a nice blue glow. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for all they replies, and yes, texture stretching is bad. Hard to switch from RTS texturing to not rts.. In rts modding, you can pull it off a little bit :P.
I lightened the texture, and turned the contrast down abit. Now I think it looks less nx01ish. I also added aztec style spec mapping. I'm pleased.
Battlecruiser3K, It'd be very apreciated. I'd love to release this. If if you have msn, add me, and I can send you the stuff.
I'm very happy that you guys like the ship so far. And your comments are good. Nice to talk to people who give contructive crits.
Sorry for the double post, but I thought you guys might enjoy this: