YT-1300/Falcon Model

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YT-1300/Falcon Model

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Post by L0N35tarr » Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:22 am

First of all, thanks to everyone for all the amazing improvements over the years to this gem of a game. Played it back in 1999 and still come back to it every now and then. Have always been a fan of the Falcon since 1977. Yep I am up there. But I am a bit picky about it. I understand that X-Wing Facility is working on a new one, and that there is no affiliation with XWAU. Yet I get the impression that it may never be released or it will be years away. Instead of waiting, I think that a few simple changes to the current model would go a long way:

1. Make the mandibles and recessed rim that goes around the perimeter thinner
2. Make the cockpit window frames a bit thicker
3. Make cockpit window frame proportions match the ESB version
4. See if there is an easy way to upscale or sharpen the textures, maybe increase the contrast?

I can try myself but sure could use some guidance. I have used Photoshop, Sketchup and 3DS Max years ago. Does this sound good to anyone?

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Jan 20, 2024 3:02 pm

There are some texture changes and improvements coming to the YT series.
The model changes you suggest will not be happening at this time. Sorry
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Post by L0N35tarr » Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:33 pm

Thanks for replying! Am thinking about making the model changes myself. Is this possible with the OPT-editor? Can it be exported to something like Sketchup, modified and imported back?

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Post by L0N35tarr » Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:12 am

Could you guys use the SketchFab version: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/millenn ... b8b4668d4b
It is amazing and free...

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Post by Tuskin » Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:33 pm

L0N35tarr wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:12 am
Could you guys use the SketchFab version: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/millenn ... b8b4668d4b
It is amazing and free...
That looks like a rip of the Battlefront 2 model
Looks like several of the models on that account are ripped from Battlefront

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Post by L0N35tarr » Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:47 pm

So it cannot be used then? Bummer.

I found this cockpit model that is not from any game here: https://falcon.maruskadesign.com/full-scale-cockpit/

It seems very accurate yet simplified which should be good for performance, maybe someone at XWAU could reach out to him?

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