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Old October 26 2011, 04:18 PM   #631
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Gorgeous.

Uh, what's the poly count now?
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Old October 26 2011, 04:58 PM   #632
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Current poly count is 315,446.

However, some of the most poly-heavy objects like the "sails" and the engine housings are still unoptimized Sub-D objects. As I freeze those and start cleaning them up, I can typically chop out anywhere from 25-50% of the polys. There are also a lot of polys in places that aren't visible that still need to be deleted, like the portions of the main saucer that are enclosed along the top and bottom edges.

Also, don't be misled by all those filleted edges. I'm using some smooth shading tricks to achieve that effect that don't require a lot of extra polys. It's nothing proprietary to 3ds Max, though, and should work exactly the same in Lightwave as long as the smoothing groups translate correctly.
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Old October 26 2011, 05:00 PM   #633
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That's not a troublesome size at all. Thanks.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:20 AM   #634
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Old October 27 2011, 03:39 PM   #635
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And yes, I know the pod bay has been covered by the orange stripe. It was just easier to model everything symmetrically front-to-back. I'll fix it in the next round of WIP images.
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Old October 27 2011, 05:39 PM   #636
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I didn't like this very much at first. But it's really grown on me. Especially as you've continued to trick it out. Can you include Anything for a sense of scale?
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Old October 27 2011, 06:18 PM   #637
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Windows will be added soon.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:07 PM   #638
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What, no Mac or Linux jokes?
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Old October 27 2011, 07:13 PM   #639
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No... now show more of the pretty stuff..
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Old October 27 2011, 07:50 PM   #640
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Windows will be added soon.
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Old October 27 2011, 10:11 PM   #641
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Gee, I actually remember the BSOD - but then, I'm hideously old.
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Old October 27 2011, 10:14 PM   #642
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gets better and better...
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Old October 27 2011, 10:40 PM   #643
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I actually saw a BSOD as recently as a week ago, so you don't have to be old to remember them.
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Old October 27 2011, 11:33 PM   #644
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"Abort, Retry, Fail?"
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Old October 27 2011, 11:44 PM   #645
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B.J. wrote: View Post
"Abort, Retry, Fail?"
I remember that in DOS, and I also remember its cousin "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?"
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