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Dev blog: The Space Object Factory: One File To Rule Them All

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CCP Gargant
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-09-24 15:55:13 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
There is a method to saving visual data of spaceships. It is very interesting and worth explaining, especially since that method is changed and improved. To introduce The Space Object Factory and what it means down the road, CCP Mankiller (eep) has written a dev blog.

You should read it!

It got a bit technical but it was worth it! What do you guys think?

CCP Gargant | EVE Universe esports Coordinator

#2 - 2014-09-24 15:57:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Darkblad
Am I right assuming that @PaulOosterman and others are screaming somewhere, for a while?
But great to see some progress to provide a base for real ship customization Smile


Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#3 - 2014-09-24 16:14:08 UTC
How soon till Eve Online moves away from a subscription model and goes entirely ship customization ala DOTA?
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#4 - 2014-09-24 16:15:12 UTC
BTW, the check is in the mail for the $70 pants. And the monocle.
Vic Vorlon
Malevelon Roe Industries
Convocation of Empyreans
#5 - 2014-09-24 16:18:45 UTC
This reminds me of switching from hand-rolled HTML web pages to CSS style sheets, seperating the content from the presentation.

Stylesheets in space!
Solecist Project
#6 - 2014-09-24 16:19:20 UTC
Does this mean there will be an end for all the hundreds of files,
and instead you will consolidate everything into a single one?

Because that would be much more friendly to harddrives and SDDs....


That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

CCP Darwin
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2014-09-24 16:24:13 UTC
Kismeteer wrote:
BTW, the check is in the mail for the $70 pants. And the monocle.

I want a top hat for my Atron.

CCP Darwin  •  Senior Software Engineer, Art & Graphics, EVE Online  •  @mark_wilkins

#8 - 2014-09-24 16:27:22 UTC
I do hate it when I can't find an Impairor that matches my outfit. Looks like problem solved Big smile
Ormarr Kai
Fwaming Dwagons
#9 - 2014-09-24 16:28:44 UTC
You are a good man and a scholar!
GeeShizzle MacCloud
#10 - 2014-09-24 16:30:25 UTC

nice one bro! <3
Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#11 - 2014-09-24 16:30:46 UTC
For me, its like moving from here, there.

Yes. Thank you.
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#12 - 2014-09-24 16:34:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano


Does this mean I'll someday be able to use, say, LP to purchase an 'Ishukone ship livery package' that then slots onto the ship I fly? Eh? Ehhhh? Blink

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

KIller Wabbit
MEME Thoughts
#13 - 2014-09-24 16:37:07 UTC

And now we know how the Thrasher lost its wings. :)
Chainsaw Plankton
#14 - 2014-09-24 16:47:07 UTC
Don't ask for crazy combos you say!? Now I just want to see alarger the crazy combos!

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#15 - 2014-09-24 16:52:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Bienator II
all you need now is to be able to store metadata for ship hulls and we can have more ship skins beside other neat things like ship producer names etc.

edit: would be curious how this would look with HD textures :P

how to fix eve: 1) remove ECM 2) rename dampeners to ECM 3) add new anti-drone ewar for caldari 4) give offgrid boosters ongrid combat value

Ix Method
#16 - 2014-09-24 16:56:04 UTC
That picture made me so happy.

Travelling at the speed of love.

Jessica Danikov
Network Danikov
#17 - 2014-09-24 16:57:01 UTC
You can't mention a Sanistaros and not have one!
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#18 - 2014-09-24 16:57:31 UTC
The only pertinent question in this thread:
If this file .../ships_low_res.jpg is the low res version, where can i get the hi_res.jpg?

Also, I love you.

I got a Feature Added!

Stop calling an Abaddon "abba-dawn".  It is "uh-bad-in"

Yourmoney Mywallet
#19 - 2014-09-24 16:58:06 UTC
So... Sanistaros is a Go, rite?

Gaiz... rite!?
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#20 - 2014-09-24 16:59:49 UTC
CCP Darwin wrote:
Kismeteer wrote:
BTW, the check is in the mail for the $70 pants. And the monocle.

I want a top hat for my Atron.

That's funny. You don't look like Total Biscuit.

I got a Feature Added!

Stop calling an Abaddon "abba-dawn".  It is "uh-bad-in"

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