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« on: July 11, 2012, 08:25:51 AM »

does anyone know where i could find some concept art that shows the Z-axis of the ships?
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 09:29:41 AM »

There isn't that much out there, but your best bet is to go looking through the very oldest blog posts.  For example:
http://fractalsoftworks.com/2010/11/29/art-ship-design-the-onslaught/#more-145
http://fractalsoftworks.com/2011/01/25/modern-ship-designs/#more-160
and maybe http://fractalsoftworks.com/2010/12/23/pew-pew/

Edit: and it looks like that's all you're likely to find - see http://fractalsoftworks.com/2011/05/10/assembling-the-fleet/#more-649
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I’m taking a slightly different approach to ships now that I’ve had some more experience drawing them. At first I drew perspective views of the ships as 3d objects; this isn’t  necessary because the ships will always be seen as top-down sprites. So for the concepts above, I’ve drawn the ships much as they’ll appear in the final game in terms of silhouette and color, though of course these are painted rather than pixeled at this point.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 10:03:29 AM »

thanks, i guess i should try and explain my why i am after them.  I am want to make minecraft versions of the ships and then using a program called mineways export them for 3D printing
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 12:55:03 PM »

You forgot this one:

It's certainly not all the ships but it is something.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 01:03:55 PM »

thanks, i guess i should try and explain my why i am after them.  I am want to make minecraft versions of the ships and then using a program called mineways export them for 3D printing
So am I!

Well, building them in Minecraft at least.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 10:06:33 AM »

You forgot this one:

It's certainly not all the ships but it is something.
Is that an Eagle in the background(the ship that looks like it is leading the pack), also are those Valkyries or some other ship?
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 10:15:43 AM »

Looks like a falcon or an eagle behind the lowest ship
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 12:04:08 PM »

I think it is an eagle, a falcon is probably not so thick. But a strange thing about the "valkyries" - if you look close some of them look different. There seem to be two different types.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 10:57:17 AM »

There's quite a difference between purely functional concept art and the highly polished promotional "concept art" one tends to see released by game companies. What I'm going to show is absolutely the former with no time spent making it look nice. It's my sketchbook, in other words. But hey, since interest was expressed, I'll show a bit of it.

(And maybe I'll just make this into a blog post, at that.)

Gallery is here.

Click on a thumbnail to view it full size, or something. Edit: OK, thumbnails didn't work. Just click on the link.

Weapon firing radius concept
Various frigates & fighters
Torpedo Bomber and Escort Carrier
Eagle & Falcon
sketch of attachable weapon elements
sketch showing the rendering of beam weapons
missiles & torpedo
Phasing concept
gif showing how weapon recoil rendering could work
Weapon radii UI element concept
Atlas
various non-military ships
Hammerhead & some fighters
variations on Escort Carrier & modified bulk freighter
concept for Taurus, Tempest, Venture, and Apogee
ships, Paragon & Odyssey
weapons, Guardian PD & AM blaster
weapons, hypervelocity driver & unused missile
weapons, various old-tech and mining blaster
weapons, Vulcan, Phase Beam, HIL, etc
weapons, many including Flak, Hellbore, Gauss
weapons, missiles & launchers
weapons, more missiles & launchers
weapons, PD laser, ion, graviton, plasma, autopulse
weapons, Assault Chaingun & weapon racks
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 11:04:19 AM »

That stuff is really well done!
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2012, 11:12:53 AM »

I just... have... no words to describe how awesome that is
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 11:20:20 AM »

Mind = blown.

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012, 11:26:05 AM »


Damn they are... are... BEAUTIFUL!
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2012, 11:50:04 AM »

I've decided I would actually pay a good amount of money (£75+) for a Starfarer concept art book of ANY art. Doesn't have to be that concept art that is made for the public, just anything.

EDIT: The idea on the weapon radii UI (yellow for midline, orange for low tech, blue for high tech) sound actually like a really neat touch. Maybe make it blue for energy, yellow for fragmentation, orange for HE, and white for kinetic?
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2012, 11:51:48 AM »

Why is the concept art better than the finished product? XD
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