As this is on-topic and my own thread so to say, I hope the admins won't ban me for necromancing it... :shaking:
Anyway, freespaceking just awoke me from my one-year long FS-slumber, which mostly had the same reasons as posted above, though additionally my FS-install stopped accepting the "-mod" argument, which pretty much scared me as that PC is pretty unstable to some games anyway... :nervous:
And I also had quite some trouble with my internet-connection AND setting up a new (used) internet-PC since the old one finally retired after 7 years of brave service
(including lots of updates of course, I guess the floppy drive might have been the only part I never exchanged) .
Now that I've installed FS2 on my secondary PC, and also finally broken up the SB inferno to use tS's mirror-modeler (which wasn't there in tS4, which I used for most of the Inferno's development cycle) , there should be at least a little more progress.
Not too much though, as there still is RL, and I also recently started a mod for Space Empires V and also started playing Sword of the Stars...
Now, as for updates:
I admittedly haven't done much FS-related during the last year, but at least my Jalkehi got a preliminary texture that I'm somewhat happy with, considering it's my first try at a self-painted texture - it will still need lots of detailing, though.
(sorry, the pics for that still are on my other PC, but I hope it won't take me a year this time to get them over)
And after mentioning the "breaking up" above, it admittedly wasn't that great of me to haven't posted the pics yet :nervous: ... So here you go, and please give feedback on it:
Current state of the model:
A look at its' silhouette from front and slightly right-below:
A look at the backside - not much done here yet:
And finally, the in my impression so far best looking screen with preliminary texture:
I also at some point finished the missile-tubes of the Aurora:
... and a short look into its' cockpit from outside:
As for Wing Commander ships, I started a Bloodfang Mk. I (the coloured thingy in the background is just a reference-screenshot from WC2, pasted onto a simple cube) :
... and a Shok'lar, though that one isn't very far yet (actually, it was my test at tS metaballs or some feature like that, and ended up having some disconnected polygons - yep, you can make them out pretty clearly in the pic) - the coloured thingy is a comparison-screenshot again, this time from WCArmada:
I also made a slightly larger version of my Stardestroyer, a bit more sleek, with a lot more hangars and a few... let's call them emitters :devel: (you know, slightly larger versions of these are on a well-known space-soccerball
And, finally, a pic of my would-be-200km-ship (the blue triangles are Executor-sketches, and if you look closely, you'll see the sketched version of an imperial-class SD as a white triangle - the sketched TIE-Fighter isn't visible, sadly ; maybe I should post a separate pic for that one...) :
Note that this also was my first try at imitating special effects from within tS, for eventually making cutscenes one day... :nervous: It didn't work out too well, though
So, have a happy sunday, thanks
.[end of translation of Shivan transmission :mad2: ]