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#1 eamon

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:55 PM

Here are some shots of the Ventriculant WIP: it currently has 2958 (tripled) ploys and it still needs some work... as I only started tonight. I welcome all comments and suggestions.

The zip has both .obj and .3ds files.

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:19 PM

I - love - it! :D I know this post isn't precisely helpful as I don't have suggestions, art models always look perfect to me :D Great work =b

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:22 PM

although they look very cool - how many polys would you save if you left out those tentacles? do you think it is possible to replace them by a texture later?

other than that, this is waaay cool. (and models like this one will make it easy to integrate the underwater battles later, I guess... :) )
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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:56 PM

I have been working in lowering the poly count... it is now 1496

The Zip has .obj and .3ds files.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 03:27 AM

cool. :)

okay, the ventriculant is loosely based on the celatid...
1) it's flying - check.
2) they spit acid - I guess that's what the tentacles do, right? check.
3) they are responsible for alien cloning - well, can't see that from the outside anyway. check.
4) the CTD text right now speaks of "ballon-like appearance" - duh. I like your design much better =b
5) the CTD text speaks of them "devouring" corpses - I guess it would be much more fitting (especially with the acid spitting thing) to inject the corpses with enzymes and suck the digested fluids out. so check.

one thing is not mentioned in the CTD text, so you will have to explain it: what are those little globs on its "belly"?
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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:10 AM

cool. :)

4) the CTD text right now speaks of "ballon-like appearance" - duh. I like your design much better =b

one thing is not mentioned in the CTD text, so you will have to explain it: what are those little globs on its "belly"?

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Methinks you CTD guys need to check the concepts some more :)
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There's also a thread about the Ventriculant concept
Thought I'd merge it with the ventriculant concept thread, but then again, I'm not sure if non-concept task force members can see that thread, so I'll leave this be for now.
The belly is basically a cancerous mass, that's what those globs are.
edit: though if you guys can come up with something better don't hesitate to do so :)

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#7 Moriarty

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:19 AM

well, I didn't write the text :P

all I know is that the ventriculant text has been finished january 18th, 2005, so something had already been going wrong for a long time by then. I guess we do need better communication between Art and CT. :D

still, what are those globs?
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Posted 11 October 2005 - 05:33 AM

Art has always taken precidence over CTD especially considering these concepts were finished before the text was finalized.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:42 AM

Art has always taken precidence over CTD especially considering these concepts were finished before the text was finalized.

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and I have never said anything different. I'm just trying to do some communication between art and ctd right now. :)

so who is going to deliver the message to Azrael? the one that concerns re-writing the Ventriculant text? I'm scared... he's going to rip my head off OMG
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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:42 AM

fidel_ made a much much more detailed model - for the x-net obviously.

Has he ever went arround to posting that model?

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:00 AM

fidel_ made a much much more detailed model - for the x-net obviously.

Has he ever went arround to posting that model?

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No I never found the model that Fidel made and the screenshots he posted didn't look complete so I reassigned it.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:38 PM

I believe that this model was completed by Fidel_. It's available as a low and high poly version.

http://www.xcomufo.c...pe=post&id=4608

Also, I'm not sure if you have access to the relevent forums, but there is a thread on this issue already started in the Alien Concepts Task Force forum.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:48 PM

But did he post the 3ds files? Without them, the screenshots are pretty useless, I believe.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:50 PM

I'm in regular contact with him. If they are not in Vaaish's hands, I can have them there fast.

And the AWD format is now .max format, not .3ds.

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#15 eamon

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:32 PM

I like the one completed by Fidel_. I will put a stop to mine... =b

http://www.xcomufo.c...pe=post&id=4608

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:57 PM

No problems, Eamon. We're trying to get the AWD organized so that this sort of thing doesn't happen, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. Feel free to read any of the AWD sticky threads or documents in the xenocide wiki to get a better idea of how we're trying to set up the workflow.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:47 PM

ok. Eamon give me a couple of days, I seem to have lost track of a few things so I need to get a handle on whats happening. AFIAK the cloak is still free, and I apologize for bouncingyou to so many projects like this. Normally I'm much better organized than this.

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#18 eamon

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:08 PM

no big deal :) I will work on the cloak...

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 12:09 AM

Let me ascertain whether or not I can get that model off of Crix Dorius. I also have been in communication with him lately.

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But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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