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New V3 Ship Textures

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Aurora Hailey
Doomheim
#161 - 2011-11-15 18:33:50 UTC
Imrik86 wrote:
All the new skins look great.

* Gallente ships, specially T2, look less "dirty" and "alien", and more like paladins in shinny armor.
* Caldari boats aren't so bright and blinky-blinky anymore, they blend more into the dark space.
* Overall, they look more realistic, even when the models don't help (Moa, Raven, etc).

* The consistency for all navy textures is welcome.
* Green camo on Gallente Federation looks hot.
* Digital camo on Caldari fits the theme well.
* Hookbill, Comet, Firetail aren't the black sheep anymore.

* The developer corporation logo on hull is a great idea
* Am I right to think this is a first step towards putting player corporation logos on ships? Big smile

Overall, well done to the art department. Now it's second round with Amarr and Minmatar (although many Amarr ships already look amazing with the new shaders).


Will the Amarr an Minmatar V3 make it into this patch?
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#162 - 2011-11-15 18:46:41 UTC
Nope.
Lhur Mobiusarr
Zero Fun Allowed
#163 - 2011-11-15 19:03:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Lhur Mobiusarr
I just think about that, it's nothing big but now that the navy camo has changed i think that ccp needs to redo the skin of gallente/navy guns, it doesn't match any more.
Rixiu
PonyTek
#164 - 2011-11-15 19:43:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Rixiu
Aurora Hailey wrote:


Will the Amarr an Minmatar V3 make it into this patch?[/quote]

A few minnie ships look a bit different, stiletto/rapier(?) for example which are now rust-colored instead of the old glowing white color they had going. Can't say if they are properly "V3:d" though.
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#165 - 2011-11-15 20:07:58 UTC
They are not properly V3'd yet. That will come eventually.
Zirse
Risktech Analytics
#166 - 2011-11-15 20:11:20 UTC
The Amarr noobship has been V3'ed.

The only way to see it right now however is to pod yourself with an Amarr character.
Raven Ether
Doomheim
#167 - 2011-11-15 20:43:08 UTC
Well the new Amarr textures are no longer golden. More like mustard...


Goodbye gold hulls.
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#168 - 2011-11-15 21:10:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Dalloway Jones
Apoc has been V3'd. It is OK. I don't fully hate it. Checking other ships now. (the noobship looks nice in station but was WAY too dark in Everyshore in a high sec but a dark system).


ETA: Abaddon looks incomplete. At least I HOPE it is incomplete because it looks very rough right now. Armageddon wasn't much better. Coercer looks OK but again probably incomplete. Seems to be missing some details. I don't have access to Navy ships but the Armageddon in ship preview looked like the same colors (black and white) but the black was shinier. Not sure about that though. Checked my Anathema and it is really hard to tell if there is a difference. The new nebulae make it look different in every system (that is what I used to check out all the nebulae).

Checking cruisers and frigates now.


ETA: Proph looks the same. Harbinger looks like it has had a few gold plates added but looks incomplete the way the Abaddon does. It looks kind of like someone has taken an eraser and blurred details of the hull. It is kind of hard to be certain of changes because some of the old Amarr hulls reflect the nebulae differently than they do on live so they are a bit different than what I am used to but I am 100% sure the Apoc has been fully revamped.

ETA: Frigates and Cruisers seem to be unchanged from live. I'll post a pic of the new Apoc.
Reax Grim
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#169 - 2011-11-15 21:55:12 UTC
Is there not any place i can see screenshots of all the ships that have been updated without digging through threads for images...?

Burhtun
Burhtun Shipyards
#170 - 2011-11-15 21:56:31 UTC
The Apocalypse is the only ship you mentioned that has been changed. And yeah its copper now instead of gold. Its also overly dark like all the other V3 ships. The gun mounts really need to be modeled into the ship. Details painted into the diffuse don't hold up anymore. Its a shame all the ships wont get a proper makeover like the Raven but I understand what a time sink that would be. At least they are replacing all the 2D antennas with 3D geometry though.
Zirse
Risktech Analytics
#171 - 2011-11-15 22:51:53 UTC
Dalloway Jones wrote:
Apoc has been V3'd. It is OK. I don't fully hate it. Checking other ships now. (the noobship looks nice in station but was WAY too dark in Everyshore in a high sec but a dark system).


ETA: Abaddon looks incomplete. At least I HOPE it is incomplete because it looks very rough right now. Armageddon wasn't much better. Coercer looks OK but again probably incomplete. Seems to be missing some details. I don't have access to Navy ships but the Armageddon in ship preview looked like the same colors (black and white) but the black was shinier. Not sure about that though. Checked my Anathema and it is really hard to tell if there is a difference. The new nebulae make it look different in every system (that is what I used to check out all the nebulae).

Checking cruisers and frigates now.


ETA: Proph looks the same. Harbinger looks like it has had a few gold plates added but looks incomplete the way the Abaddon does. It looks kind of like someone has taken an eraser and blurred details of the hull. It is kind of hard to be certain of changes because some of the old Amarr hulls reflect the nebulae differently than they do on live so they are a bit different than what I am used to but I am 100% sure the Apoc has been fully revamped.

ETA: Frigates and Cruisers seem to be unchanged from live. I'll post a pic of the new Apoc.


Only the Apoc and the newbship have been changed, and you can tell they aren't complete because there are no logos yet.
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#172 - 2011-11-16 00:28:56 UTC
Yeah but check out the Abaddon. It looks like a work in progress. All the dark details have been stripped away. It looks bleached. So I am not sure how many Amarr ships will be V3'd in this expansion but hopefully they won't leave it like that.

I'm kind of torn on the direction this is going. On the one hand I actually really like the new Apoc. That is the ship I fly the most and the in game version is fairly drab for an Amarr ship. The new one is looking pretty nice. I am assume the Amarr "logo's" will be something fancy and cursive like similar to the current Amarr faction contest ships so not too worried about that.

The new rookie ship is worrisome however. Looks very nice in station but once you head out into space it is so dark it disappears. It is darker than the new Caldari ships with less lighting to make it visible. This doesn't bode well for other some of the other Amarr ships with a lot of reflective surfaces (Magnate, Punisher, Augoror etc.)
Dalloway Jones
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#173 - 2011-11-16 00:46:53 UTC
Amarr Rooki Ship

As you can see the gold parts of it are pretty dark in this dark system. This angle is with the sun hitting the side of the ship. From the front the ship disappears (even at 100 KM from the sun facing right at it).

Apocalypse in a Caldari Station

Apocalypse in Amarr Space

The Apoc I quite like as the old version was one of the least interesting Amarr ships. What I am really interested to see is the Amarr Navy ships as the next ship I buy will probably be a Navy Apoc. The current version is amazing looking. I hope the new one isn't black and gold camo or something awful.
m3talc0re X
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#174 - 2011-11-16 16:13:19 UTC
There are a lot of caldari t1 and t2 ships that don't have their logos showing. Ishukone ships for example, no logos....
Katabrok First
Apukaray Security
#175 - 2011-11-16 16:16:27 UTC
Please, could someone answer me one thing? Does the texture on the rokh change anyway? Her rear end was really blocky and low resolution, and I hope that they have corrected it...
Morgan North
Dark-Rising
Wrecking Machine.
#176 - 2011-11-16 16:17:16 UTC
Its small but its there. Its the little triangle with the ( kinda like <(( in golden.
Ezekiel Sulastin
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#177 - 2011-11-17 21:13:17 UTC
You even went in and changed the Gallente Shuttle to the blue instead of the orange after V3ing it, but you still leave the Comet puked on.

Why is your Art Department so enamored with that crap!?
Sirinda
Ekchuah's Shrine Comporium
#178 - 2011-11-17 21:31:33 UTC
This hasn't come up so far, but I think the focal point of the camera when spinning the Tornado sits too far in front of its main bulk. This is exacerbated by its two forward-sweeping solar sails. You may want to get some more opinions on this, CCP, but I think refocusing the camera closer to the main body would do the ship some good.
CCP Vertex
C C P
C C P Alliance
#179 - 2011-11-17 21:39:51 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Vertex
Zirse wrote:
The Amarr noobship has been V3'ed.

The only way to see it right now however is to pod yourself with an Amarr character.


Sharp eyes Blink

We took the opportunity to V3 the Amarr impairor and the Amarr Apocalypse while we were resolving defects on those ships.

Please bear in mind these ships may get revisited next release during the mass V3ing of the Amarr and Minmatar but the base work of the V3ing has been done to these two hulls.

**CCP Vertex  |  Senior Development Manager ** | @CCP_Vertex

Redklaw
Edge Of Infinity
True Reign
#180 - 2011-11-17 22:05:58 UTC
Ship models look great, one minor complaint though for the Ishtar model. The old Ishtar models always had the ")" part of the happy face on the front of it lit up, whereas the new model does not. Ishtar no longer looks as happy as it did before :(. Besides that, good job on the reskinnings!