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Star Wars Cockpit

Posted: Tue, 25th Jun 2002, 12:51am

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starX

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Hey,

I'm wondering if anyone can create a plug-in of a star wars type cockpit where the camera is looking at the face of the person. So basically it would be a shot of a chair with cockpit type stuff surrounding it. The other cockpit plug-ins are looking out the windshield, and that doesn't do much good for viewing who is in the cockpit.

Even if you don't have the plug-in, the raw pictures would do fine. smile

Here is an example of what i am looking for (without the pilot and zoomed out a bit)

http://home.attbi.com/~methompson1/cockpit.gif

Thanks for any help.
-StarX
Posted: Tue, 25th Jun 2002, 2:09am

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av11d

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some other people suggested it, too:

http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3140
Posted: Tue, 25th Jun 2002, 4:21am

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If anyone is curently or is planning on making the cockpit plug-ins, or has any pictures, can you please speak up. I am working on a movie with fairly tight deadlines, and want to know if i should make the cockpit myself, or if other people are working on it. Thanks

starX
Posted: Tue, 25th Jun 2002, 6:47pm

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DigiSm89

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try this site: http://www.theforce.net/scifi3d/
Posted: Tue, 25th Jun 2002, 7:16pm

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I've been there a lot. Unfortunatly I don't have a good 3d program that can use the models. Thanks for the suggestion.

-starX
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 2:20pm

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DigiSm89

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You're welcome. Get Blender for importing 3D mesh
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 3:07pm

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starX

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I hope this isn't too off topic
but..
I have Blender, but it won't import the meshs. Is there a certin file type it needs to be. (I thought Blender could only import it's own meshes) I tried importing an object the was a 3ds file, and it didn't work.

-StarX
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 5:11pm

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DigiSm89

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sorry, I have absolutly no idea. I don't have the software
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 8:21pm

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DigiSm89 - no offence, but something i have learnt is to keep quiet if u r not 100% sure, it can do more harm than good in some cases...

luckily in this case no harm was done...

blender can only import it's own meshes, i believe that the 3ds file is for 3ds max (NOTE: it has .3ds on the end razz) thi is not a free program, but it is a worthy investment...

some free programs can run file types from http://www.3dcafe.com but i have never tried it...
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 10:32pm

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starX

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I own an older version of Truespace, but I cannot get many of the models to work. The texture maps get all screwed up and do not work. sad That is the case with all of the cockpit models. Not many people at Sci-fi3d make models in Truespace, so i am kinda stuck. cry ANYWAY... I had some sucess over in another post with getting a cockpit picture, biggrin so I don't see any reason to continue posting here (unless someone has a way of getting the stupid models to work in truespace).

I will check out 3dcafe

-starX cool

I really like these emoticons wink
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 10:53pm

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DigiSm89

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which topic is that? I'm interested in that plugin too!(well maybe not te plugin but maybe the images)
Posted: Wed, 26th Jun 2002, 11:00pm

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Topic:
10 Tokens Reward! WANTED - Star Wars Cockpit backgound.

In the first page Lord Dugall said he had rendered a cockpit, and he offered to e-mail the picture to me and X. If you e-mail him about it I'm sure he can send it to you. Otherwise I will.

-starX
Posted: Sat, 29th Jun 2002, 3:37pm

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DigiSm89

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yeah, I'm pretty interested in the cockpit plugin. I'll see if I can reply to that topic.
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 4:07pm

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kidjas

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It would be interesting to see more than just star wars cockpits, maybe just general space ship cockpits themselves.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jul 2002, 2:20pm

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ggbros

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cockpit are cool, but i dont know how to make em. unsure
If you try to build them they look cheesy.[/img]