Re-Release: Venator Star Destroyer & Praetorian Carrier

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Re-Release: Venator Star Destroyer & Praetorian Carrier

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Vince T
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Post by Vince T » Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:48 pm

Taking a very small break from working on XWAU stuff (already back on it as I write this), I finally got to update some more of my older OPTs. Here's the first batch of what is to come.

Venator-class Star Destroyer v1.3
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Dating back to 2005 this one was overdue for an update. While I haven't remade the model itself, I have cleaned a lot of excess faces and undone the tri-faces that were all the rage back then. Turns out quad faces are way better for performance ....

Apart from that I've updated all the textures, adding more details to some, completely overhauling others - all HD, of course. I have also extract all the FG color variations. The base model is now regular gray with all the markings being converted to skins. to mix and match. This version comes with 3 marking variations
- Open Circle
- Republic Command
- Rebel Alliance
As well as a weathered & Rusty hull skin

Finally I have replaced the old turrets with new meshes that are closer to the ones from the movies.


Praetorian-class Carrier v1.1
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Like the Venator this one has undergone a model cleanup, texture HD overhaul complete and new turrets. I have also made some adjustment to the placement of windows, as the previous version sported a lot of those, placed along very thin edges which just was too excessive. With the new version I have reduced the amount of windows and removed the most egregious violations of physics.

I have also removed the FG colors from the base models and converted into skins. In addition I have redesigned the looks of the Red Star markings to look more meaningful.

Lastly I have added a very distinctive model profile depicting the armed freighter from which the Praetorian was derived. Like the skins, this model profile can be used in custom missions with the help of the mission objects hook. See the hook's readme for details and instructions.

You can get both models, more details and screenshots at your local X-Wing HQ

That's all, now go out there and have fun!
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Post by Ace Antilles » Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:35 pm

Great work :)
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Post by blue_max » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:08 pm

Beautiful!

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Post by Michal » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:01 am

Nice, I always liked Venator...
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Post by JeremyaFr » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:27 pm

Good work :2thumbs:

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