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Offline Hydrofoil

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2014, 01:10:16 PM »
And here is the last one!



Looks amazing but I think the strike cruiser needs more turbo lasers just my personal opinion though
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2014, 02:25:14 PM »
how are you drawing these? I'm drawing them by hand but fear I can't do justice for this new fleet, which is supposed to be more aesthetically pleasing than previous ones
My Theodidactus, now I see that you are excessively simple of mind and more gullible than most. The Crystal Sphere you seek cannot be found in nature, look about you...wander the whole cosmos, and you will find nothing but the clear sweet breezes of the great ethereal ocean enclosed not by any bound
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 11:22:00 AM »
how are you drawing these? I'm drawing them by hand but fear I can't do justice for this new fleet, which is supposed to be more aesthetically pleasing than previous ones

He is probably doing them in paint.net
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 02:55:31 AM »
Photoshop! ;)
I know that maybe with Illustrator is better but I know more PS so... I take a painty approach to schematics!
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 08:20:09 PM »
my pitiful attempt to create digital diagrams. This is for my command ship, a 30,000 ton command cruiser that houses most of the major organs of government.

deck 1



deck 2


deck 3
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2014, 10:58:29 AM »
I do occasionally, the attached is my attempt at a low-tech fighter from my current game (as the British Space Empire)

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Star Vixen SF. 1 class Fighter    500 tons     4 Crew     99. 2 BP      TCS 10  TH 36  EM 0
7200 km/s     Armour 2-5     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 3
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 100%    IFR 1. 4%    1YR 11    5YR 165    Max Repair 27 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 0. 1 months    Spare Berths 6    

Whitehouse-Sheppard Aeronautical Merlin Thruster (2)    Power 36    Fuel Use 216. 05%    Signature 18    Exp 15%
Fuel Capacity 25,000 Litres    Range 4. 2 billion km   (6 days at full power)

Hurst-Cooper Ordnance M10A1 4" Meson Projector Mk.  I (1)    Range 45,000km     TS: 7200 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 4. 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morris Technology Blue Strike Avionics Package (1)    Max Range: 48,000 km   TS: 12000 km/s     79 58 38 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burton Design Bureau SF-05 Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3    Armour 0    Exp 5%

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2014, 12:47:57 PM »
I've dabbled in 3D modeling, and toyed with the idea, but I haven't made anything for Aurora 4X thusfar.

One of my latest! Taken from my AAR campaign in an italian forum (http://www.netwargamingitalia.net/forum/threads/pax-astra-aar.23637/)




Nice art, tho the turret layout is somewhat poor, as you've large blind spots and limited ability to concentrate firepower.

Unless you're attached to that astetic, you might want to look into a superfiring arrangment as warships used iRL to allor guns to fire past each other, and maybe move some guns to the underside, for future designs.

Well, I suppose you might not care about that, or handwave it as having technologies that make them unimportant considerations, but I like thinking about such things when designing ships myself.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2014, 06:46:09 AM »
Here's another ship design I knocked together from the same universe... this time, it's the 32nd Destroyer Division, consisting of the Tribal-Class Missile Destroyers HMS Carthaginian (D.62, foreground) and HMS Saxon (D.63, background):
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2014, 07:06:21 AM »
Where did you make those? Maya, Blender... ?
playing Aurora as swarm fleet: Zen Nomadic Hive Fantasy
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2014, 07:23:16 AM »
Where did you make those? Maya, Blender... ?

Carrara... I got a free copy of it back in the dim and distant days when PC Format would have full software on their cover discs, and I've kept using it through more modern versions purely because it's what I'm used to.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2014, 07:33:28 AM »
Uh, nice menu system, and Poser compatible, very good.
I think I might test it for the menus alone. Right now I have to switch back and forth between Poser and other software, because only there I could have overview.
playing Aurora as swarm fleet: Zen Nomadic Hive Fantasy
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2014, 09:11:14 AM »
Here's another ship design I knocked together from the same universe... this time, it's the 32nd Destroyer Division, consisting of the Tribal-Class Missile Destroyers HMS Carthaginian (D.62, foreground) and HMS Saxon (D.63, background):


A line of black that bends and floats
On the rising tide like a bridge of boats.
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2014, 04:25:06 PM »
And the last one for now... Flower-Class Corvette HMS Snowdrop. These are specialist jump-point guard ships, armed with a heavy laser armament for their size. This design has led to them being referred to by destroyer crews as "The Flying Forks".

And with HMS Carthaginian for comparison:
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 07:38:40 PM »
I did a few sketches of ships in my current game, first on paper then on the computer.           
(sketches ill upload when i get them scanned)

I did these in Solid-works (still working out the presentation)
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Overseer II Revision 3
Tried to base it on sloped armor design, but I don't really care for how it looks in 3D.         

The overseer class was the United Terran Federation and later the New United Terran Federation's main defensive ship.   (after the fall of the previous race.   )
Rushed into service in 2074, not wanting to be overwhelmed by swarmers mentioned in the ruins, it's cheap and the hull has remained unchanged for over 3 decades.   Still no swarmers

Main Feature: 20x 13MT Anti-Fighter Missiles

New Eden II
The new Eden Class Construction ship's sole purpose is to build Stargates.   (EVE online type) It also has the ability to retrofit gates to allow bigger ships through.       

Main Feature: 8x flexible construction arms

The imaginably named Station I class station
Cicada Station went online last year (2097) after taking decades of resources to build.   Medium sized station capable of supporting 250million people and rending the ship view menu unusable at the same time.    ::)

(Spot for when I finish 3D images)
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2015, 07:00:01 AM »
Photoshop! ;)
I know that maybe with Illustrator is better but I know more PS so... I take a painty approach to schematics!

I know I'm a little late to the party, but is there any sort of tutorial that can help a complete beginner to make something like you've done? Awesome work by the way.
 

 

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