The Empire has fallen and a New Republic is born out of the conflict. But in the ashes of civil war, yet another life stirs...

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Tfett
Tfett May 28 2013, 9:47pm says:

Superb work as always, the_Farseer.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero May 28 2013, 9:48pm says:

really like that you put up a comparison. looking great.

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Commissar_Delta
Commissar_Delta May 28 2013, 10:04pm says:

sexy

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Vithar-133
Vithar-133 May 28 2013, 11:23pm says:

Lookin' good.

Also, are Y-Wings going to be primarily bombers? Or will they be closer to fighter-bombers?

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 29 2013, 1:12am replied:

Thanks all and yes, they will take on a more fighter/bomber role. That is what they were designed for, according to cannon. They aren't as agile as the x-wing and don't have the punch in terms of firepower, but they are cheaper than b-wings and still have an ion cannon to combat shields as well as slow down enemy fighters (which helps to tip the scales a little since their weaker main cannon can usually land more hits).

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ArbiterN7
ArbiterN7 May 29 2013, 3:02am replied:

THANK YOU! Been waiting for someone to do that for awhile now lol

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Vithar-133
Vithar-133 May 29 2013, 11:30pm replied:

Wouldn't the comparison between the X-Wing and the Y-Wing be slightly off? If I remember right, the X-Wing is more of a dogfighter/interceptor, whereas the Y-Wing is more of a fighter-bomber/all-rounder. (Granted, it's also tougher than the X-Wing, iirc.)

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 29 2013, 11:52pm replied:

Both are multirole fighters. I would compare them to... F-15 Eagle = X-wing and Panavia Tornado = Y-wing. The F-15 was designed as a fighter but proved itself a capable bomber/assault fighter as well. The Tornado was originally designed as a multirole aircraft (the first to use that term, actually) but has since been designated an "interdictor" aircraft that is used for precision bombing. The Tornado is older than the F-15 as well, which is part of the reason for it's role change...the designs used in the F-15 made it much more capable in the air-to-air arena so aircraft like the Tornado were reassigned.

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 30 2013, 4:50pm replied:

I just wanted to clarify a few things too as I noticed that you put dogfighter and interceptor in the same category...

Dogfighter: The term for an aircraft that is used primarily to shoot down other fighters is simply called a "fighter". Very few true fighter planes exist today because the invention of long-range missiles makes such encounters very rare.

Interceptor: A much more common role assigned to aircraft today. A plane that is classified as an interceptor is designed for quick and efficient destruction of long-range bomber or awacs aircraft. They posses incredible speed and range but lack the maneuverability required to hold up well against fighter-class aircraft. The most famous example of an interceptor aircraft is the MiG-31 Foxhound.

Fighter-bomber: Fairly self explanatory. This category is mostly what replaced the more exclusive "fighter" classification after the Korean War. The aircraft that are in this classification are NOT the same as the aircraft placed in the "multirole" classification.

Multirole: Unlike fighter-bombers, which are used for fighting and bombing, multirole aircraft can also be outfitted for recon, electronic warfare, assault, and others.

Assault: Different than bombing. Bombing is an in-and-out operation: you drop the bombs and run. Assault may occur in tandem with bombing ops but is more drawn out and usually more intense. The most famous example of an assault aircraft is the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

Anyway, there are other classifications than these but you get the idea... :) If you can't tell, I have a passion for planes...

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Vithar-133
Vithar-133 May 30 2013, 10:12pm replied:

I noticed. And thank you for clearing that up.

Funny note: read a little bit on the Y-Wing. It is the A-10 of Star Wars.

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 31 2013, 1:25am replied:

They are comparable. The Y-wing can fill other roles too though and I know that in the Clone Wars it was designed as a fighter. But it definitely fills the "assault" role much better.

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Vithar-133
Vithar-133 May 31 2013, 6:19pm replied:

Also, the incredibly tough and incredibly ugly (but still freakin' awesome) roles as well.

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 31 2013, 6:30pm replied:

Haha. Yes, there is a certain toughness that is conveyed in the less-than-appealing design.

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Plejadenwolf
Plejadenwolf May 29 2013, 7:51am says:

Uff, wow! I'm blown away. That is...incredible! I'm almost speechless how awesome and great this looks! I have to end this sentence now before I use another sentence with exclamation mark... Keep up that godlike stuff!

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Plejadenwolf
Plejadenwolf May 30 2013, 4:01pm replied:

Edit: But I have to admit that the Y-Wing of version 4 looks a way better than version 5. I'll miss the old design but it's all about the performance, isn't it?

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 30 2013, 4:28pm replied:

Actually, the performance enhancing tweaks were to the model itself and most are not noticeable. The way I enhanced it for performance was to specifically delete faces, vertices, and geometry that weren't noticeable and therefore using CPU that was unnecessary.

That said, what you aren't liking would be the texture/skin. And on that note, I would like to ask what it is that you don't like about it? I like how it turned out but I'm open to suggestions on how to improve it, as always!

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Plejadenwolf
Plejadenwolf May 31 2013, 9:34am replied:

The model is perfect, nothing to complain about. It's more about the texture. I think version 4 looks a way more like cobbled together, more "rebellious" or "pirate-ish" and has a an overall better color variation in my subjective opinion. Version 5 looks more advanced, improved, much more like a mass produced fighter of the later well established Alliance forces. Especially the turbine and cockpit sections of version 4 look a way much more lie the typical Rebellion shame and the texture goes over into each other. However, that is just my very subjective point of view. Both versions look fantastic in their very own way, it's just that I prefer version 4 above version 5.

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer May 31 2013, 10:23am replied:

v4 is a bit more gritty. I think I will take your advice under consideration ;)

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber May 29 2013, 9:25pm says: Online

Well made and well rendered; another triumph for The_Farseer!

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Part of the improvements coming will be tweaks, improvements, or complete overhauls to existing units. In the case of the Y-wing, this is a tweak. The model is an enhancement of the one in version 4 that's been optimized with fewer polygons to help performance. However, to keep from sacrificing visual quality in favor of performance, the model has had its UV unwrapping redone with a completely new texture to go with it. The turret has also been rigged properly so that it only changes rotation and pitch (rather than yawing as well when rotating past about 80 degrees).

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