Ladies and gentlemen: the DEATH STAR (WIP)

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Ladies and gentlemen: the DEATH STAR (WIP)

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Post by DTM » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 pm

For years I have been pursuing this project, without ever being satisfied with the result. But now it's different … :D

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These are the first OPTs that make up the Death Star. As you can see, the central disk, the equator, the superstructures, the towers are still missing ... but the most is now done!

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In the final version some of the mashes created by Hernan many years ago, and never published, will be included. This will be my tribute to an XWA pioneer, who unfortunately disappeared one day from the web.

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I hope you too are eager to see the Death Star in the game! ;)

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Post by IG88 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 pm

Sweet!

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Post by General_Trageton » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:29 pm

Oh it's beautiful!

Great job so far. Looking forward to see the finished product!
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Post by Driftwood » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:01 am

Looks good!

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Post by keiranhalcyon7 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:45 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp-Ys_iFwnM&t=42 :respect:

Look at the size of that thing!

How big is it, actually?

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Post by blue_max » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 am

Wow, truly amazing! Great work, DTM!

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Post by JeremyaFr » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:28 am

Great :thumbs:

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Post by Rookie_One1 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:09 pm

Do like!
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Post by Phoenix Leader » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:10 pm

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Post by rogue518 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:21 pm

Looking good so far DTM!!! Kind of reminds me of the 'original' Death Star, at least the textures do on the surface, which George Lucas used when the X-wings and Y-Wings were approaching (close-up). You can actually see the difference in the textures if you look closely.

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Post by Q » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:09 am

This looks pretty amazing, however the laser dish looks far too big! This is just my opinion but I think it should look something more like this:
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Post by General_Trageton » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:35 am

Q's got a point, now that I look at it again. I'd say the dish would need to be some 25%ish smaller. Also, are you going to include that "inner" ring within the dish? The DS2 dish is pretty much plain and featureless but the DS1 ring has several layers as you can see in the pic above. It doesn't look to be a movie shot but is fairly accurate to the original.
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Post by Trevor » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:51 pm

You have to remember perspective, the xwa image will have been taken relatively close while the film shot is far away.
When close you only see a smaller % of the surface - distorting the surface details, while far away you get to see up to 50% without distortion.

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Post by DTM » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:50 pm

Trev is right.
Proportions of the model are ok. There is a visual distorsion.
I will finish the model, than share it to beta testers. If they say the dish looks to big in game, I will remodel the dish...

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Post by Bman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:45 am

Great job DTM
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