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3DDestructible Realtime Miranda-Class

xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
I need an adversary for my still ongoing Klingon Bird of Prey, and also wanted to test out some Federation textures and destructibility. What ship fits the bill better than a Miranda-class? So I have made a ~19,000 tris Miranda model that I would like to animate to be destroyed.
(smoother / higher quality turntable here:

My next steps for this are:
  • UV map the model
  • Texture a clean version and a burnt up version, set up a mask to blend between the 2.
  • Possibly model some mangled structural pieces to put on edges if I delete any parts.
  • Animate an exploding test with stock explosions comped in
  • Possibly put it in a game engine and allow you to shoot at and reveal the damaged sections before it explodes?




  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    Unwrapped and started in on the markings and major hull lines. No roughness maps or aztecking yet, I just want to get all the features in the right place in PS. Afterwards I'll take it into Substance Painter to go for realism.

  • Rusty0918Rusty0918254 Posts: 442Member
    Where did the name come from?
  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    Rusty0918 wrote: »
    Where did the name come from?

    Named after a 15th century Sultan/astronomer/mathematician who built observatories and islamic schools in what is now Uzbekistan. wiki link, seemed fitting for a starfleet ship. The number was just an unused one close to some other Mirandas.

    Testing out some emission...
  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    edited January 4 #5
    I ended up having to take a pause on this and ran out of steam on the texturing for a bit. But I'm back to it. Here is the rollbar textured, just have to get the rest of the ship up to that standard. Not accurate up close, but should look good from afar / in motion!

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  • scifiericscifieric983 Posts: 1,369Member
    Very cool idea and work! Keep going!
  • ashleytingerashleytinger980 Central OhioPosts: 893Member
    Accurate or not it looks good
  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    edited January 5 #8
    Thank you! Here are a couple of screenshots from sketchfab testing, so this is realtime. I think the nacelles/rollbar section's materials are all looking good to go and dialed in. I just need to bake the running lights onto that section, and then texture the saucer/body.


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  • japetusjapetus2288 SeattlePosts: 1,287Member
    How many polys did this end up being?
  • wibblewibble514 GermanyPosts: 288Member
    Love it. Can't wait to see it destroyed.
  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    Thank you! Here is a tiny bit of progress on that front, testing out masking on alternate burnt textures via vertex paint. Very bad quality capture, sorry, but you get the gist:
    japetus wrote: »
    How many polys did this end up being?

    It is 9824 polies / 19212 tris, I am pretty pleased with that amount. Might go up a bit if I conceal some damaged edge pieces inside to be revealed.
  • publiusrpubliusr370 Posts: 1,510Member
    edited January 9 #12
    Now I like coming up with different weapon concepts for different FX.

    Here, the image suffers dichotomizations/pixelations along with the scorching…so the idea of a “femto-disruptor” seems apt.
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  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    edited January 12 #13
    Hah, that would be fun. I enjoyed the pixelated energy sword in Scott Pilgrim too, that kind of effect. Hopefully when I get it going in Unity there will be no pixelation though. :grin:

    I haven't had much time to work on it lately, still have to do the aztec pattern for the saucer- right now it just has procedural random rectangles that aren't radial. But I started adding the windows.yoxvsdyyw5ic.png
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  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    Still just chipping away- added some more windows, aztecs, greeble pits.
  • xiaorobearxiaorobear388 Posts: 132Member
    edited February 2 #15
    Haven't had too much time to work on this, but here is a fun little WIP animation test. Still missing lots of details and lights.
    Low quality gif version:

    Smoother html5 version:
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  • wibblewibble514 GermanyPosts: 288Member
    Oh what a joy a simple flyby can bring you.
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