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Old November 5 2011, 06:57 PM   #436
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

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Very happy with the outcome and even more happy to be done creating them. What a pain. lol.
Wait, you're done with them? Don't you need to make 430 of them and then assign them to individual crewmembers' doors?!

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Old November 5 2011, 10:23 PM   #437
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That could be a whole lotta polys!
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Old November 6 2011, 03:31 AM   #438
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That could be a whole lotta polys!
Oh, no. lol. This is just a means to the end of creating a texture that's accurate and realistic. All my signs should end up as a simple box with a texture. It just seemed wiser to do it this way. And it gave me options I didn't have in photoshop.
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Old November 6 2011, 04:42 PM   #439
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Here we go. This is a preview of the first finished tile I'll be using to build the signs with
in order to create my textures. The font was derived from a cylinder of .063 radius
(appr. 1/16th inch) then scaled on y to give a .032 depth (appr. 1/32). The outer black
layer is .032 thick for a total intrusion of .064 into the sign base. The base thickness
will be 1/8". And the tiles are designed to give 1/8" seperation between characters with a
margin of .25" above and beneath. Average outer margins from the top and bottom edges
of the characters is 3/4" with 1/2" inch average spacing between lines. So, it's pretty simple
to reconstruct these. Character height is 1" on small standard signs.






..And this was requested at the main thread on 3dBuzz; so, throwin it in for the heck of it.
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Old November 6 2011, 07:25 PM   #440
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Should there be a light at the top of the door alcove? Nice work as usual, by the way.
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Old November 6 2011, 07:58 PM   #441
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Should there be a light at the top of the door alcove? Nice work as usual, by the way.
Thank you. And I'm not certain to be honest. A light isn't indicated in the plans anywhere. Even the McMasters plans
don't show one. But if need be, I'll add one to properly light
the space. Possibly a derivative of the light and screen near
the turbolift. Something I hadn't thought of; so, Thank you
for pointing it out.
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Old November 8 2011, 12:20 AM   #442
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Ok, that is the finished tile set..



..and this is the first actual sign.
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Old November 8 2011, 02:13 AM   #443
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Cool. Is that an image/color and a bump map? Or just a straight image map?
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Old November 8 2011, 12:45 PM   #444
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Ok, so after pulling my hair out trying to figure out what was wrong much of the day....

Here is a sampler of signage. The sign on top is an assemblage of the tileset I worked
up over the last several days. The two beneath it are low poly boxes with texture.
First one is a dxt5 based dds with bump at 2048x2048. The second is a TGA file with
bump at 1024 x 1024. Now, I did a TGA at 2048 and there is little difference between
the high res texture and the low res - so little it isn't worth showing IMHO; but, I have
it if anyone is interested in seeing it. The color differential is not in the format, it is simply
rendered under a pale blue omni.. which I haven't decided if I like at the moment; but, ..
Will probably redo the texture in white and go on; but, overall happy with the dxt5 texture.
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Old November 8 2011, 12:48 PM   #445
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Cool. Is that an image/color and a bump map? Or just a straight image map?
That was just a test of the tileset. Figured I couldn't very well tease everyone with a bunch of alphas and not assemble a sign to show off the work.
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Old November 9 2011, 11:50 AM   #446
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This isn't texture, though I've captured the images now necessary to create this full batch and began
working them in photoshop. Incredibly happy with the crispness of the new batch. Got rid of the blue
omni as well. These are the signs necessary to Deck 2. There may be one or two more when I decide
whether to post caution signs for the gangways or not.. we'll see.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:44 PM   #447
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..And here are the finished textures. Really cranked the bump down. Guess it's about time to start hangin them up.
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Old November 9 2011, 08:21 PM   #448
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One more group added - finished the Deck 3 Signage. Actually mixed some of these up last
post; so, ..
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Old November 9 2011, 09:52 PM   #449
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Wow, you are letting yourself in for a LOT of signage! It will look cool, though.
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Old November 10 2011, 04:25 AM   #450
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Sorry, I still won't be satisfied with anything less than 430 individualized door signs.

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