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Here are 3 ships I am working on for general release to the FreeSpace community.

Firstly there are 2 Capella class Corvettes, originally depicted headdie.deviantart.com/art/GTB… and a later WIP fav.me/d34n6fo I originally intended the Capella to be a Frigate/Battleship but the armament is better suited to being a corvette in the FreeSpace setting. At 900 meters long the Capella class packs more fire power per meter than its venerable predecessor, the Deimos.

The next is a Frigate inspired by fav.me/d1dv88p and is an ongoing project but sufficiently complete for this. The 1500 meter long Spartan Heavy Frigate packs heavy forward and carries a small complement of fighters, making it a good shock jumper to spearhead assaults.

Finally is a Mjollnir class destroyer, at 2073 meters long the class is one of the shortest destroyers in GTVA history. This far from makes it vulnerable. The classes pioneering Meson powerplant provides the ship with sufficient energy for the ship to mount 3 dozen turrets including 8 heavy beam cannons and 10 anti fighter beams. The class does lack slightly in fighter complement, though pairing the ship up with a Spartan frigate makes up for this.
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The scene was rendered in Blender 2.49 and was untouched beyond that

thanks to:
:iconjmonteiro: for allowing me to make works based on jmonteiro.deviantart.com/art/S…

The Volition and the FreeSpace community for many of the texture files used.

Background Image by :iconabikk: abikk.deviantart.com/art/Turqu…
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:iconnearliberty:
NearLiberty Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Professional Writer
Deimos is a worth from the Ferengis of Star Trek...not original......the image so good..amazing!
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still as awesome as the first time I saw this one! :D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  Just wish I could stick with a project long enough to get it to a showable state these days
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Need any help and/or motivation just stop
by anytime and gimme a shout! :iconmotivationplz:
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:iconnet-zone-network:
Net-Zone-Network Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done:D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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:iconnet-zone-network:
Net-Zone-Network Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :D
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:iconlasaucisse:
lasaucisse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
cool
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :-)
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:iconspectercody:
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool! Haven't heard of freespace, is it a game?
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, its an old game now about starfighter combat.  The community has been gradually upgrading the game engine over the years and it's not looking too bad in it's old age.  
Best place for information would be www.hard-light.net/forums/

and a few youtubes to show a few things off.  note that all action sequences are recorded "in game"
FSO 2014 Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDU8KW…
Blue Planet Mod: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXF2uH…
Two games based on FSO
Diaspora Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWt2m1…
Wing Commander Saga: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqtyGu…
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:iconspectercody:
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That looks like pretty awesome stuff! I am looking to get into a pc game that I enjoy playing to try modding it (3d models). Not sure if this is the one for me, looking for something a bit more modern but I'll keep this one in mind, thanks!
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, i find it pretty rewarding.

as for FSO you need to be able to export to DAE and there is a solid community tool called PCS2 used to convert to the in game format which also allows setting up of format specific items like fire points, subsystems and a bunch of other stuff.  Textures support PNG and DDS.  
The big one design wise is that the engine only supports rotation and not translation.
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:iconspectercody:
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah yeah I was unsure of how to go about adding those sorts of specific systems to a model. What do you mean about the rotation bit though?
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The subsystem bit is picked up easy enough if you choose to go into it.  

As for the rotation bit at this time FSO can only handle sub objects of the model rotating around a defined point, it cant handle a linear movement for example a lift going up and down, it can be faked with cleaver use of multiple sub objects and opposing rotation but it is often not worth the work involved
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:iconspectercody:
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok, makes sense. Thanks for the info!
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice! :D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and thanks for faving it
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As usual, it is well deserved! :D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
much appreciated :D
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:iconmpalacios:
MPalacios Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
great job!
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconjerryyeh712:
JerryYeh712 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very nice looking render, great job !
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks
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:iconshaozchampion:
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap...did Blender render that? O.o
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The planet was a piece done by [link] but the ships and ship lighting was done in blender
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:iconbrendan11:
BRENDAN11 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one word..epic!!!:nod:
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconbrendan11:
BRENDAN11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool....
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:iconlitterboy:
Litterboy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly great work on the ships and planet.
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, wish i could claim the planet is mine but that honour falls to :iconabikk:

yer really must get my motivation back up on these and release them to the FreeSpace community
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:iconhummakavuula:
Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Nice ominous feel here. Nice designs.
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was not intended to be an ominous piece as these are "good guy" ships but with the low lighting and shadows I can certainly see how it can be seen that way.
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JessicaQSB Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
This is simply beautiful :)
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh Loving that - a few lights and it be prefect.

Still a great bit of CGI! masterful!
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
high praise, thank you.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well earned!
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:iconabikk:
AbikK Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Wow man, your ships are really amazing. Great job :D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, your image in the background provides an awesome setting for them.
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:iconabikk:
AbikK Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I'm glad it has been youseful for you. Especially because I like your space ships very much :D
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:icondaimus888:
daimus888 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiiiccceeeee
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:icondmaland:
dmaland Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great with that blue light.
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, the colour of the background image is one of the things that first drew me to it and with a little trial and error It didn't take much to set the lighting colour to a similar shade
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temudjin1155 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Nice work. Love it
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:iconhummakavuula:
Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Digital Artist
I like the mood in this...love the color.
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconstealthflanker:
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the planet is real awesome :D
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:iconheaddie:
Headdie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it is and I wish it was mine, full credit has to go to :iconabikk:
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:iconholmen:
holmen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice color-scheme and really eye catching composition. I do feel the textures are a bit simple though.
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