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New V3 Ship Textures

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Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#61 - 2011-11-05 05:09:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Dalloway Jones
It is the strangest thing but now that they are nicely textured I actually like most of the Caldari ships. I don't mind the logos on the Tier 2 ships though I should say I don't fly any of them in game. If it was a case of my favorite ship suddenly getting a big logo on it I might feel differently.

I am a bit concerned about what they might do to Amarr ships which is what I mostly fly. Just looking over most of the Gallente and Caldari sub caps it just seems as if they have finally been brought to Amarr level of quality. I hope they don't mess up Amarr ships (ie change them too much).

Just looking at the camouflaged ships in the ship viewer (since I don't own any of them) I am surprised to say that now that the quality is better the camo doesn't look so bad. Though I still hope that we will have the option to change that skin out eventually. Not a fan of the camo on the Gallente Navy Comet though. And the Hookbill looks horrible (and was formerly one of my favorite ships). It actually looks like that is a bugged texture because the Caldari Camo on the Vulture Command ship is really nice looking now.

My one (BIG) concern is that dark parts of space (systems with Nebulae far off in the distance) are a bit too dark. I don't mind the sky being black but a lot of the ships were basically invisible. Not sure if it is just my sucky system or if anyone else feels the same.
Jiji Hamin
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#62 - 2011-11-05 05:33:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Jiji Hamin
Dalloway Jones wrote:
It is the strangest thing but now that they are nicely textured I actually like most of the Caldari ships. I don't mind the logos on the Tier 2 ships though I should say I don't fly any of them in game. If it was a case of my favorite ship suddenly getting a big logo on it I might feel differently.

I am a bit concerned about what they might do to Amarr ships which is what I mostly fly. Just looking over most of the Gallente and Caldari sub caps it just seems as if they have finally been brought to Amarr level of quality. I hope they don't mess up Amarr ships (ie change them too much).

Just looking at the camouflaged ships in the ship viewer (since I don't own any of them) I am surprised to say that now that the quality is better the camo doesn't look so bad. Though I still hope that we will have the option to change that skin out eventually. Not a fan of the camo on the Gallente Navy Comet though. And the Hookbill looks horrible (and was formerly one of my favorite ships). It actually looks like that is a bugged texture because the Caldari Camo on the Vulture Command ship is really nice looking now.

My one (BIG) concern is that dark parts of space (systems with Nebulae far off in the distance) are a bit too dark. I don't the sky being black but a lot of the ships were basically invisible. Not sure if it is just my sucky system or if anyone else feels the same.


What you don't want "Khanid Innovation" written in giant goofey letters down the side of your curse or a big, tacky Viziam sticker on your Zealot?

Also, the digital camo on the caldari navy ships, including the hookbill, i find to be really pretty sexy.
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#63 - 2011-11-05 06:14:10 UTC
Was just looking at the screenshots I took and the ships now have their correct size listed in the ship viewing window. So the Hyperion for example is listed as being 1509 m long instead of 500 m long.
Zirse
Risktech Analytics
#64 - 2011-11-05 07:03:56 UTC
Love the new textures. I also love the logos, most of them look good, with a few exceptions like the Manticore. However, the writing could possibly be scaled down a bit? And please bring back the police light on the comet!
Freyja Asynjur
Folkvangr
#65 - 2011-11-05 08:21:19 UTC
The Nighthawk looks stunning with the new texture/paintjob. (But it's still stunningly useless as a pvp shipRoll)

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CCP Spitfire
C C P
C C P Alliance
#66 - 2011-11-05 08:42:24 UTC
Please refrain from personal attacks.

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Leon Razor
Measure Zero
#67 - 2011-11-05 09:06:26 UTC
CCP, please keep the classic look of the comet.

All of the navy ships don't have to look the same. I get that the navy Dominix and and Megathron are just re-skinned ships, but the comet is unique. You're taking one ship I always loved to look at and making me never want to see it again.
Andreus Ixiris
Duty.
SE7EN-SINS
#68 - 2011-11-05 10:57:17 UTC
Please just don't give ships camouflage paintjobs. Just stop it. There is absolutely no reason for it and it looks awful.

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Rytell Tybat
Doomheim
#69 - 2011-11-05 11:20:30 UTC
CCP, was wondering if this means that none of the ships with new skins are getting redesigned in the near future?

I know that there is a new (same) Raven model in the works. However, I am holding out hope that just because the V3 textures have been applied that there is still a chance that ships like the Moa and Imicus will be redesigned. Obviously not expecting any other new hulls (aside from the new BCs) for winter, but please tell me that there is some hope for a new Imicus/helios hull.
Aghira
Malevelon Roe Industries
Convocation of Empyreans
#70 - 2011-11-05 12:02:02 UTC
Please CCP, remove that camo and give us the Gallente Customs Comet!
This thing has a freaking Knight Rider light on the front! Shocked

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Frakir Shedimuthgur
oreRus.
#71 - 2011-11-05 13:37:26 UTC
Also, I think the new colors for the Serpentis ships look kind of meh... They are too dark and muddy compared to the old style.
impli
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#72 - 2011-11-05 14:18:45 UTC
Caldari Basilisk has the guristas logo :D

Raven Ether
Doomheim
#73 - 2011-11-05 14:36:31 UTC
Could someone please provide a nice screenshot of the Rokh, Dominix and Myrmidon?


Have they also given the Tengu slight updates to be on par with the V3 ships?
Is the Scorpion (& variants) on par with the more recent V3s ?


Thank you in advance.
Hungry Eyes
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#74 - 2011-11-05 14:54:59 UTC
Andreus Ixiris wrote:
Please just don't give ships camouflage paintjobs. Just stop it. There is absolutely no reason for it and it looks awful.


indeed. stop it ccp. Sad
Hungry Eyes
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#75 - 2011-11-05 14:56:55 UTC
Rytell Tybat wrote:
CCP, was wondering if this means that none of the ships with new skins are getting redesigned in the near future?

I know that there is a new (same) Raven model in the works. However, I am holding out hope that just because the V3 textures have been applied that there is still a chance that ships like the Moa and Imicus will be redesigned. Obviously not expecting any other new hulls (aside from the new BCs) for winter, but please tell me that there is some hope for a new Imicus/helios hull.


there WILL be custom skins in the near future. they announced it several times, and showed off a bit of it in the video blog.
Moonaura
The Dead Rabbit Society
#76 - 2011-11-05 15:51:49 UTC
Autonomous Monster wrote:

Eh, I am abivalent. I like decals in general; they add detail and verisimilitude.


For using the word verisimilitude I think you should get a cookie or something for raising the IQ level of this thread.

I like the new like the new V3 textures and the addition of the logos looks very nice and clear.

CCP Vertex, is that a Parallax Occlusion Map shader being used on the textures, I spy as part of V3? Certainly looks like that sort of effect (Which is a great effect to have).

My feedback:


  • For the Nebula, it was mentioned that it might be possible to get a 'Hi-Res' texture download separately given how wonderful they look, and that higher resolution versions exist. I sure would love to have that option for the ships as well for those who want them, as when fully zoomed in it is a shame things like the guns and logo's are sharp, while some textures blur quite badly. It's not a deal breaker, but the ships always look better zoomed out 25% or more.

  • While the textures for the Vexor and it's variants look great for the rest of the ship, the front 'windows' still look distorted and very blurry, I always felt this was a shame, but now it looks even more obvious as the rest of the ship is very sharp.

  • Will some of the Minmitar ships be getting more than new skins like the Phobos? I know Minmitar ships are supposed to be held together out of ear wax and gaffer tape, but there is clearly a difference between the newer Minmitar designs (Hurricane, T3 and Tornado) than say... the Typhoon, which isn't called the flying dustbin out of admiration.


Many thanks.

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Kale Eledar
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#77 - 2011-11-05 16:23:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Kale Eledar
Oops. I meant to say Phobos. Similar sounding and same hull size. My bad! The PHOBOS looks awesome. Darker, more metallic, with animated things on its hull. I will gladly provide screenshots as soon as I can get the time for those having trouble logging on. To summarize, Gallente and Caldari ships have darker, more contrasting skins, with Caldari getting more pronounced camo and Gallente having a teal like tint instead of hunter green. Ships have their corp manufacturer's logo on it. The lights are more pronounced as well. Overall, the effect seems to make them shinier, darker, and more dangerous looking. Sorry about the T3 confusion! (Finally, improved engines. Hyperion grille lights up instead of just the engine torch and has heat effects.

First come smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

Arrowyx
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#78 - 2011-11-05 17:49:06 UTC
Are the Lai Dai Caldari ships supposed to have the Guristas logo? The manticore at least has the proper Lai Dai logo even if its upside down.
Pattern Clarc
Citeregis
#79 - 2011-11-05 18:06:39 UTC
The change to the comet is infuriating.

Ex CSM member & Designer of the Tornado. Gallente - Pilot satisfaction

Hungry Eyes
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#80 - 2011-11-05 18:07:18 UTC
Moonaura wrote:


  • While the textures for the Vexor and it's variants look great for the rest of the ship, the front 'windows' still look distorted and very blurry, I always felt this was a shame, but now it looks even more obvious as the rest of the ship is very sharp.



  • quoted for emphasis. it'd be great if some of these windows were cleaned up (i know they used to be an issue on the domi, and it was fixed). vexor hulls need this fix as well. and probably other ships.