View Full Version : WIP snow speeder

06-17-2002, 10:40 PM
screenshots are here... (http://stormtroopersaga.jedioutcastmaps.com/VIO/index.html)
as the name suggests im building a prefab snowspeeder in gtk i'll have some rough screens up soon any help would be great![

06-18-2002, 12:13 AM
well here are some radaint pics of wat i got so far it just caulked right now!

06-18-2002, 01:54 AM
you got screens already? didn't you say you're just now starting on it?

Anyway, your link doesn't seem to be working, it says page not found.

06-18-2002, 04:57 AM
sry the forums are messing up the link stick that in a brouser with http:// in the front


this is a rough job but im wondering if i got the lenth and such right

06-18-2002, 05:29 AM
looking very good so far. It's kinda of hard to see the 3dview in that pic though. Those colors were hurting my eyes.

06-18-2002, 05:48 AM
sorry thats the cualk i don't want to misse a brush i testure at the end...the lenth and hieght look ok then

06-19-2002, 12:59 AM
no ne has anything to say or offer? im always looking for better refrence pics!

06-19-2002, 01:06 AM
Vio, so far so good. Just keep on working on it, and keep us updated!

Make one messed up as well. That way you could put some crashed ones in the ground, and a few others on trains. And have them fly around.

06-19-2002, 01:12 AM
looks like your doing a pretty good job, I guess i might as well not bother with the one i started, you might as well have these ref pics i took of the toy snow speeder i still have at home.:D


hope they help


06-19-2002, 01:36 AM
hey thanks simarillus you might like this pic

06-19-2002, 03:20 AM
Not too shabby...

J/K, looks good.

I believe that anyone who does not own the toy snowspeeder is not a true STAR WARS fan.

I guess that's just me, right? Yeah, thought so.


Grets Sirob
06-19-2002, 03:53 AM
Nope, not just you. I have one too. Okay, maybe we're just weird.
Yeah, that's probably it...

:gungan: Mesa stupid!

06-19-2002, 04:50 AM
i have one too!

Grets Sirob
06-19-2002, 04:53 AM

I guess true Star Wars fans do have snowspeeder toys.

Although, we're probably just special, as in, different (to put it nicely, lol)

:there's no bantha smily either, jk2.net.: *bantha call*

06-19-2002, 04:56 AM
I only had the Millenium Falcon, an X-Wing and the Ewok Village!

I bet none of ya'll had ewok village :D

looks good vio

06-19-2002, 05:05 AM
got two more screen shots for you....

i textured them white rather the caulk but they are still just radiant camera pictures, also if anyone knows were i can get good textures for this that would be great im not to good with custon textures(they hate me)
thx input is always welcome

i had the jabba thing and death star, awing, xwing, scout speeder, and darth vader with helmet that comes of, o yeah and a rancor that can eat things!!

oops forgot the link

06-19-2002, 05:06 AM
I had the Ewok village. And the Deathstar Detainment area. So hah.

Snow speeder is looking good. Good job! Can't wait to see it textured. :)

Wes Marrakesh
06-19-2002, 09:27 AM
I have 3 snowspeeders and one proto, the detention area and the ewok village so HA!!! :p :D

06-19-2002, 09:57 AM
wow i didnt know how popular the ewok village

then again i prolly was 3 years old


Wes Marrakesh
06-19-2002, 11:15 AM
well wait...what scale is your ewok village?

Grets Sirob
06-19-2002, 11:21 AM
Umm, guys, can we, you know, get back on topic here? This is about VIO's snowspeeder prefab. Not your ewok villages.
So, VIO, how's it coming?

:no bantha smily either jk2.net: *bantha call*

06-19-2002, 10:20 PM
accauly i ran into a prob with compileing and i had to delete most of it...but the good news is that im slowly add the pieces back in

Wes Marrakesh
06-19-2002, 10:40 PM
sorry about that, i got carried away...
the speeder looks(looked, whichever) very good.
I wish i could figure out the modelling program but i've still got to finish my map....

06-19-2002, 11:08 PM
ok i think i manged to fix it next and got one more readaint pic for you

06-19-2002, 11:21 PM
That thing is looking great VIO. You do good fast work.

06-19-2002, 11:26 PM
thx its not nearly as complicated or large as your slave 1 which by the way also is looking great

Grets Sirob
06-20-2002, 05:42 AM

:wookiee: Raaarwwaag!

06-21-2002, 12:23 AM
looking good vio.

found some more pics of the ILM sfx model that i thought you might find useful, although you look like your almost done.


keep up the good work


(you can also go to http://membres.lycos.fr/simarilius/reference.htm to get all the pics at once)
(btw I'm not french, just using a french host)

06-21-2002, 12:56 AM
thx alot those are great i have one problem though i can'r get that rounded curve shape on the back part the the lasers


i can't make a rounded slope if i use a patch mesh the vertexs won't line up right to my other shape even if i move the vertexes around it won't line up right

06-21-2002, 01:04 AM
if you mean you cant get it to line up with the front section of the gun (the barrel bit) then why not make the barrel a patch too? its the kind of place a patch would look very good with the smooth curve.

btw, anyone know what the deal is with texturing patch meshes? half of the surface propertie buttons dont work with my patches and its starting to bug the hell out of me.

06-21-2002, 01:06 AM
no not that the back part were the large circle thing shinks into a smaller circle thing, this is between those two support blocks on the wings

06-21-2002, 01:24 AM
ok, i see the problem know, the only thing i can think of is to make all the bits between the two support blocks out of patches.
I've been having similar problems getting patches to match up with the surrounding brush mesh on my falcon, if you do find a solution, let me know, would be most useful.

(one thought that just occured to me, if the number of segments in the patch matched the number of faces on the brush then there would be the right number of vertices to be able to line it up properly, worth a try at least.)

06-21-2002, 01:41 AM
ok thx i'l se what i can do

06-21-2002, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by simarilius

btw, anyone know what the deal is with texturing patch meshes? half of the surface propertie buttons dont work with my patches and its starting to bug the hell out of me.

If you're using gtkradiant then I believe you have to press shift+s for the patch mesh surface inspector.

And VIO, you might need to just add more patch points to your patch meshes, just insert rows and insert columns and decrease your grid size to 1 if necessary to get things lined up right. A lot of the work i've been doing with the Slave 1 has been using grid 1. Those patches are a pain in the @$$ sometimes.

06-22-2002, 04:13 AM
well i made the gun pieces out of cylinder and patch meshes
i'll have some screens up on this site

06-24-2002, 10:55 AM
yeah i need some help guys i suck at making textures does anyone know were i can get some?

Grets Sirob
06-24-2002, 12:17 PM
Hey vio!
Good game.
Anyway, I hope you get your textures, cause this models gonna be awsome, I may even add it to my hba level. If you get it out in time.

:wookiee: Raaarwwaag!

06-24-2002, 09:47 PM
thx they should be out i might even throw some static pilots in one version if someone skins one...lol groucho marx is the man

06-24-2002, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by VIO
yeah i need some help guys i suck at making textures does anyone know were i can get some?

VIO, you might want to try what i'm doing for my Slave 1 prefab. I suck a making textures too, so I found this really nice model of the Slave 1 done in 3DSMax, so I downloaded it and got all the textures for that, then I contacted the guy who made the model and got permission from him to use his textures. I'm sure there's a snowspeeder model or 2 online somewhere, just do a search for one.

06-25-2002, 12:44 AM

Good job, man. As soon as I get done with the map I'm doing on the S.Saga I intend to build a Hoth map. I'll be using Antilles' ATAT prefab and would love to use this one too.

Pg (Xlr8)

06-25-2002, 01:47 AM
thx i watn to build a hoth map too, good luck on yours, me too for that matter

06-25-2002, 04:35 AM
Well, you and I are already working S.S. together.... why don't we combine efforts and build Hoth? Has Volrath told you about the forum I created for us?

06-25-2002, 04:41 AM
no that would be great i'll work with you

06-26-2002, 10:14 AM
any progress VIO?

06-26-2002, 10:21 AM
im sry i've been taking a break, form the speeder but hey i just textured and finished the inside of the cocpit and i finished the whole patch mesh thing on the side

06-26-2002, 01:40 PM
Hey you can make a Rebel Pilot in there So it looks like hes fixing it or driving it.

06-28-2002, 03:12 AM
hey i was think of that but...maybe i'll alter a model, anyway i textured and finished the inside of the cocpit i'll have some pits of that soon im still not sure how im going to texture it, becuase ireally can't make my own at least not good, i might be able to pull of the clean textues but not the scared crashes textures.

Grets Sirob
06-28-2002, 04:40 AM
Two things:
Originally posted by VIO
i'll have some pits of that soon

Really? Hmm, weird...:D

Originally posted by VIO
i might be able to pull of the clean textues but not the scared crashes textures.

Clean is fine with me.

:trooper: Hey, you there!

06-28-2002, 04:50 AM
yeah don you know once you make a cocpit of a snow speeder the give you pits

Grets Sirob
06-30-2002, 02:06 AM

:sithm: You will die, painfully.

07-03-2002, 02:26 AM
hey VIO,
saw your comments about textures, thought you might be able to use these,

i didnt make the model, just rendered it at the relevant angles.

hope they help


07-03-2002, 08:01 AM
sry been away i'll finish this i swear!

07-17-2002, 07:32 AM
hey well i got manquesa to skin the speeder (yeah!) and its coming along great here is a link to some nolight in games screens

07-17-2002, 08:35 AM
Before anyone comments on these, you should know that the texturing isn't finished yet. I'm still working on it, I have more that I need to make and a quite a bit of tweaking/aligning/positioning, etc still needs to be done.

07-17-2002, 09:16 PM

07-18-2002, 01:26 AM
Good deal. I'm nearly done with my map of SS lvl 3 and will be ramping Hoth up soon. I was just wondering about this prefab monday night.


07-18-2002, 05:28 AM
This should be done soon. I finished texturing it and sent if back to VIO. There is just one detail on a texture that I need to fix, but i'll get that to him today as well. Then VIO just needs to add his finishing touches and whatever else he needs to do to it. You all can expect to see the finished version soon, I think.

07-18-2002, 09:52 AM
ok more updates


the speeder should be released by the weekend! so keep a look out, im just fininshing up some mapping details

07-18-2002, 11:05 AM
well, what do you guys think. This is my first real attempt at making textures. I think they turned out pretty well, although you may not be able to tell from the screenies, it's really best if you see them in game. I think VIO did an awesome job building the thing. I should hope to see this one being implemented in many peoples maps.

07-18-2002, 11:46 AM
good stuff...

07-18-2002, 12:26 PM
That looks quite good... you have my personal approval. :urpdude:

07-19-2002, 12:24 AM
Geez this looks awfully, spare my eyes............... Tss just kidding !! It looks VERY GOOD!!! Dude I wish I could do somethin like that!!

Grets Sirob
07-19-2002, 03:25 AM
Texturing is way beyond my abilities...

Looks amazing though!
I think I'll implement it in my map if conditions are agreeable.

(Oh, and Rich? Add URL tags around your sig address, so people can click it...)

:emperor: I shall rule the galaxy.

07-19-2002, 07:00 AM
ahh, thank you thank you, i'm at peace now.


07-19-2002, 08:49 AM
that's really great and very detailed.

fantastic work :D

07-31-2002, 11:38 PM
Ok it's released now, finally.
Something looks a bit strange with the wing textures though, don't know what happened, i'll have to ask VIO about that.

Get it at www.jedioutcastmaps.com

08-01-2002, 10:11 AM
wow they put it up with out emailing me back, well doesn't really matter well here it is! and 9.5 yeah!

08-01-2002, 04:38 PM
It looks good, but when I opened it up it looked like it was not caulked...prove me wrong, because the speeder is very complex, and think of all the unneccessary faces it could be drawing!

08-01-2002, 04:45 PM
It should be caulked. Just select a brush and move it out of the way to look at the other faces of it if you want.

08-01-2002, 10:35 PM
by heaven and hell it should be caulked! (i caulked first) i will open it up right now and check

08-01-2002, 10:49 PM
jes' checkin... but it did seem like a lot was uncaulked, eg the back grille and so on

08-01-2002, 11:04 PM
Good Stuff!