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RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Oct 6 2014, 1:49am replied:

It looks fine in game, I use high poly + normal mapping.

These high detail models are intended for the remakes if they're as mod-able as the originals. I sure hope they are, lol.

+1 vote   media: Red Dragon
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 4 2014, 10:34pm replied:

I've toyed around a lot with the render distances, and no matter what I still get this problem.

I haven't experienced near object clipping when I increased the render distance though. Scripting is not my bag.

+1 vote   media: Z-Clipping
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 4 2014, 10:32pm replied:

Yeah, that's the plan. I'm cautiously hopeful of the remakes.

There were a number of undeveloped graphical features in game, like bloom, that I'm sure they will fully implement in the remakes. Shadowing is another big issue for me, like on the 'No Z-Clipping' pic, parts of the Halo that are shadowed by other parts are still lit up, just because the lighting angle.

+1 vote   media: Z-Clipping
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 4 2014, 10:29pm replied:

That, or all Hell broke loose.

+4 votes   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 4 2014, 10:27pm replied:

I've thought about doing that, I'm just worried that a distant section would look jarringly different than the nearby section. I made it in 16 sections because the HOD file is too big. Surprisingly it runs smoothly in game, minimal performance drop when the whole thing is in view.

I'm not sure about the camera distances, I've played around with them quite a bit to no avail. I know there are UI camera settings as well as ship specific camera settings in the .ship file.

+1 vote   article: A Brief Report
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 4 2014, 12:44am replied:

Thanks!

It's very finicky, most of the time it does this, some times it has no problems. Sometimes the atmosphere doesn't show up, sometimes the whole thing doesn't show up at all, lol.

+2 votes   media: Z-Clipping
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 1 2014, 10:08pm replied:

Enjoy!

That ship looks pretty sweet btw, the engines are quite nice.

+1 vote   media: The Messenger
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 2 2013, 2:26pm says:

God... Yes, YES!!!

+3 votes   media: Mr Reds adventure in The Missing Balls trailer!
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Oct 18 2013, 2:05pm replied:

NO

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER May 5 2013, 10:58am replied:

Hey!

Congress passes bills way faster than we update.

+2 votes   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 15 2012, 11:00am replied:

Aw, awwww come on...

+1 vote   media: ONI Prowler
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 15 2012, 10:54am replied:

Howdy!

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 14 2012, 11:46pm replied:

IT CAN BE DONE... Just look at my planetary atmospheres!

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I890.photobucket.com

A window is basically just a tiny atmosphere, as Galileo put it.

+1 vote   media: Sleek
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 14 2012, 11:48am replied:

Bingo.

+1 vote   media: Silent
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 14 2012, 11:17am replied:

True, I wanted this ship to break design norms with the stealth engine and body, but keep some of it more conventional, like the bridge and radar dish.

I also tried to make it look a little like the ONI logo itself.

+1 vote   media: Silent
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 16 2012, 8:42pm says:

Props for sticking with the original Halcyon design!

+2 votes   media: Halcyon-Class Cruiser (Textured)
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 16 2012, 8:41pm says:

Goodness me...

+1 vote   media: Halcyon-Class Cruiser (Textured)
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 16 2012, 10:38am says:

OoooooooOOOOOHHHH!!!!!

+4 votes   mod: Black Mesa
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 1 2012, 8:36pm replied:

Well, dood, I need more help!

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 1 2012, 8:34pm replied:

I'm here for you.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 1 2012, 8:30pm says:

Oh my god, that's some top notch stuff.

+3 votes   media: Prowler Textured
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 14 2012, 12:10am replied:

Yes, we'll probably scale it up a little so it's not too small.

+1 vote   article: Not Dead Yet!
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 13 2012, 3:18pm replied:

Wings 3D, rendered in Kerkythea.

+1 vote   media: Dreadnought
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 13 2012, 4:11am says:

Click 'view original' to see the full size image.

+1 vote   media: Keyship
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 13 2012, 4:11am says:

Click 'view original' to see the full size image.

+1 vote   media: Teeth of a Titan
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 13 2012, 3:49am says:

Click 'view original' to see the full size image.

+1 vote   media: Dreadnought
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Mar 10 2012, 8:33pm replied:

10,000km in diameter.

+1 vote   media: Installation 04
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 3 2011, 9:45pm says:

Update coming soon!

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 5 2011, 11:07pm says:

Love it!

Nice background too ;)

+2 votes   media: Javelin Class close up
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 18 2011, 2:37pm says:

Wave after wave of Cardassian, exploding.

0 votes   media: Dominion Alliance Ships
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 11 2011, 11:52pm replied:

Thanks, I'm getting close!

+1 vote   media: Corvette
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 15 2011, 12:06am says:

Thanks!

+1 vote   media: Halo Interior
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 25 2011, 10:13pm says:

Nope, they use Lead in the future.

+2 votes   media: Get the Lead Out!
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 25 2011, 8:17pm says:

Nah, it's vertices, Ill smooth it down + Increase the texture resolution. I have a pretty good idea for making the atmosphere smoother in appearance too.

+1 vote   media: Atmosphere
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 22 2011, 9:38pm replied:

Right, high poly counts alone haven't been shown to drastically decease performance in the tests Matt and I ran, I know his ships are far more detailed then mine are and they run fine in game with modern-ish hardware.

+1 vote   article: Forged in the Fire
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 22 2011, 12:55pm says:

I ain't even gonna lie, it's pretty darn high poly, but using a clever system of LODs, I think it can manage with minimal performance drop.

+1 vote   media: Radome
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:39pm says:

Canadaman, please find a way to turn down the ambient lighting, or at least find some newer shaders.

+1 vote   media: Halcyon (Re-done)
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:32pm says:

Sulaco.

+7 votes   media: Athens Carrier
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 1 2011, 11:58pm says:

Right, the normal maps actually utilize these lines to give depth to the texture, giving the ship a more plated look.

+3 votes   media: Tosche Station
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 1 2010, 10:51am replied:

Afraid not, we here at HSI weren't too pleased with the Reach redesign, besides, the refit and everything that occurred in TFOR has now been retconned, so...

We are planning on adding ship upgrades which will include engine, armor and weapons improvements.

+1 vote   article: Skies Over Reach
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 30 2010, 2:10am says:

I used the best elements of both, however it is more so the Halo 1 version then the Reach version.

+1 vote   media: Halcyon Days
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 30 2010, 2:09am says:

I used the UV lines to give the normal mapping a plated look.

+3 votes   media: Frigate Strike
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 28 2010, 12:01pm replied:

The keyship really isn't that big, on the Tsavo Highway level of Halo 3, you can see 2 CCS class battlecruisers excavating the portal generator, and it's only marginally larger then them:

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Loftus based his measurements off of the in game models and how large they would be when compared to High Charity, but remember that Bungie often times used exaggeration of scale to accentuate game elements or because of engine constraints. We don't have to adhere to these constraints because the limitations of Homeworld 2 are far less pronounced.

+1 vote   media: Revised Scale Chart
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 27 2010, 10:29am replied:

Homeworld 2 engine, and thanks!

+1 vote   media: En-Route
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 26 2010, 8:25am says:

The mod your thinking of is Halo: Homefront, and they recently released a beta about a week ago, so I don't think they'd be locked for inactivity. I originally created this ship, (concept, model and texture), while I was working for HHF, however when I decided to leave HHF, I brought the ship with me, among other materials.

+1 vote   article: Daily Dosage
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 24 2010, 8:09pm says:

I like it, it's a really well made ship, but it seems like you guys already established what the Tobari ships look like, and this one doesn't seem to follow that precedent.

+1 vote   media: tbr_resourcecontroller
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 24 2010, 10:50am says:

Longswords are a little too big to fit inside these hanger bays, however We've been tinkering with the idea of having crew/officer exchange via pelicans similar to what the Complex boys are doing with crew pods.

None of us at the moment are savvy enough with animations to do something that complex, but we really intend to flesh out the gameplay with details such as the one you mentioned.

+1 vote   media: Hanger Bay
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 22 2010, 5:02pm says:

Thanks gents.

+1 vote   media: Orbital Drop
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jul 2 2010, 8:49pm says:

It does look a heck a' a lot better, especially the tiles on the far right corner of the building.

The brick wall does look a little repetitive though. Also, the street looks questionably modern, and there ain't no leaves under the tree!

0 votes   media: FAKEFACTORY CINEMATIC MOD
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 6 2010, 9:49pm says:

Looks more like a jumbo jet.

+15 votes   media: FAKEFACTORY CINEMATIC MOD
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 4 2010, 11:29pm says:

I don't know about the pagoda roofing. I think if you just made it look completely utilitarian, with minimal detail, and put some traditional scrawls on the side, it would convey the Chinese look better then traditional Chinese architecture of the 1200s awkwardly added to a modern structure.

It looks good though.

+1 vote   media: Monthly Overview - April 2010
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER May 16 2010, 1:32am says:

Lookin' good!

+1 vote   media: version 2 updated release is out now
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER May 6 2010, 9:29pm says:

An amazing work in an amazing program, keep up the amazing work!

+1 vote   media: HMS Invincible bow-UL
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 30 2010, 11:13pm says:

I'm going to have to agree with dusty on this.

+1 vote   media: Acclamator-III Class Assault Ship
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 25 2010, 10:09pm says:

K-wing.

+1 vote   media: A Look Through the Testers Eyes IV
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Apr 23 2010, 4:36pm says:

This must be one of the stingray shaped vessels mentioned in the novels. Nice work guys!

+1 vote   media: Apex Studios Weekly Update 23/04/2010
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 29 2009, 8:36pm says:

Nice!

+1 vote   media: Behind the Scene Trailer
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 29 2009, 7:05pm says:

50m? where'd yah get that from?

It's closer to 150m, maybe even 175 depending on how it appears in game.

+1 vote   media: Random Pictures
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Oct 27 2009, 8:41pm says:

Oh God, Starship Troopers 3...

+1 vote   media: Drop Capsule Orig. Concepts
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 27 2009, 9:18pm says:

yeah, about the texturing, did you just paste an original HW2 texture without properly aligning the UV map with the HW2 texture's sections?

I see that some of it is, and other parts not so much, I think that if you really just, pushed the texturing a little bit farther, the ship would look absolutely pristine.

It looks good now though, don't get me wrong, I just think texturing is really really important.

+1 vote   media: Criidarian Battle Frigate
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 27 2009, 9:14pm says:

The dishes and sensors look kind of awkward, but it still looks pretty good.

+1 vote   media: New Hiigaran unit
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 25 2009, 9:01pm says:

He's jiggling his fingers in the sand.

+1 vote   media: Spinosaure
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 20 2009, 6:50pm says:

Yeah, lookin good

still, integrate the custom fuel trail mod.

+1 vote   media: tbr_heavyinterceptor
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jul 1 2009, 8:03pm says:

he he, amphibious landing

+1 vote   media: Playtest Impressions June IV
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jul 1 2009, 8:02pm says:

I would guess jump jets

+1 vote   media: Playtest Impressions June IV
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 6 2009, 12:43pm says:

yeah, I was just thinking that, I think it needs to be a lot brighter, and a lot more yellow.

+1 vote   media: SA_Sandblasted - Updated Panorama View
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 4 2009, 7:09pm says:

Looks like a crylophosaurus, an amazing one at that.

+1 vote   media: June Update
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 4 2009, 7:06pm says:

too cool

+1 vote   media: June Update
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jun 4 2009, 4:57pm says:

nice.

You should implement the paint job in the concept.

+1 vote   media: Cloaking Frigate
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 28 2009, 12:01pm says:

Well, I'm not sure if you can play HW2 online against people form different countries.

Cool mod, but you should use better sky boxes, IE blank stary ones, that wont detract from the scale of the superstition.

+1 vote   mod: Superstation Mini-Mod
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 22 2009, 7:18pm says:

check out the signature and date, this is a concept from the original game

+1 vote   media: Early Relic Concept Art
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Nov 17 2008, 2:50pm says:

This mod looks about the best in terms of ships.

+1 vote   media: Heavy Corvette HD
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Oct 6 2008, 4:15pm says:

Beast House Party

+1 vote   media: Beast Strike Craft & More
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 27 2008, 12:18am says:

it looks like something off of that tv show numbers

+1 vote   media: Michael's Vision
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Sep 27 2008, 12:17am says:

I have been looking forward to for the moment when cat-men can walk the streets

+1 vote   media: A Soldier from The Army of Man
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 14 2008, 7:16pm says:

like a Turanic acolyte, superb modeling and texturing jobs!!!

keep up the good work.

+2 votes   media: tur_bomber 2
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Aug 9 2008, 6:21pm says:

impressive, very top notch material, keep up the good work

+1 vote   media: A New Effect
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RINGLEADER Jul 22 2008, 10:23am says:

looks like a rabbit, with shorter ears.

+1 vote   media: Navenger (Head Close-Up)
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