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Huginn Battleship 2009 by strangelet Huginn Battleship 2009 by strangelet
From the next release of our UT3 mod - AFF: PLANETSTORM. we have been upgrading our ship models to truly next-gen specs. we used the old Homeworld2 models for far too long.


This is the United League's main bruiser. the huginn is a vast fist o metal measuring some 1100m stem to stern. she wields 4x dual morgensen capital class railguns in addition to a generous torp mag feeding 5 main and 2 secondary launchers.

anti-fighter is covered with 3x vulcan canon on dorsal and ventral, and its forward spinal weapon is a triplet of ion lance focals running the length of the hull.

Huginn, altho older and slower than her younger sister, Muninn, can still perform wonders in a brute force engagement. with more armor per tonne than any other league vessel she can take a horrific amount of punishment, although without a careful captain she is prone to being disabled due to sub-strength shielding and prominent engine machinery.

Fortunately the massive old Novagare Stack-Three cores can be kept running by even the most inexperienced junior engineering team, giving the Huginn an excellent survival rate.

Game model stats -
28k tris base lod
43 bones - everything animates from fins to torp hatches
6 materials (hullA, hullB, DetailGeom, Ion, Engine, Shield)
13 textures per material (dif,spec,norm, identmarkings, detailmask detail1dif, detail1norm, detail2dif, detail2norm, detailLuma, damagemask,DamageDif, DamageNorm- damage not shown)
material effects for gravsystems (fins start to glow)
material effects for damage (damage textures are blended in)
all ship markings and numbers are dynamic and can be scripted to show playernames.
10 player seats
damageable and repairable subsystems
full interior map to run around in
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Mecenatos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice ship!
RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I love the design, it has a great solid, functional feel to it while retaining a high degree of aesthetic and creative quality. It looks particularly good with that well worn texturing. I also the appreciate the write up and metrics you have included with your post that is so often neglected.
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paint a sickle next to the hammer :O
Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Its....... *rubs hands together* Its.... beautiful.
ChainsawDroid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I wanna help.
OrganicPic Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Amazing work !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cold-Levian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely impressive, the texture is incredible!
Fantastic work!

leitchs Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Great scifi, love the design and textures.
Snazz84 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very impressive modeling and texturing.
Tundral Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow you've made me reassess my life with this one great piece
kvor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So cool... hope one day I'll make something as great, as this one. :)
Fendorin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Is very nice and beautifull work!!

You requested Critics :
When the picture was tiny this (huge) ship 1.1km lenght looks as a drone combat ... and after when i open the picture in full screen i understand is a very well armored star ship

But anyway it's very talented work

bayul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nemesis13Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
how big are the textures? i can't see any aliasing o_o
strangelet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
multiple layered textures at different resolutions. main unique textures are 2x 2048, those have detailmask channels masking out 2 seperate detail maps, one for hull detail the other for machinery/greeb. the windows are yet another detail layer (you can get to within about 20 feet of them and still see no pixels) and so on and so forth
Nemesis13Art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student
aha, thanks
do you maybe have some links to tutorials or books for advanced texturing? i never worked with detail maps so far and only a bit with stencil maps.

btw: this is a realtime model, isn't it? aren't all the textures a possible bottleneck then?
strangelet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes its a realtime model. its well within tolerance and runs pretty fast in a game situation. it IS a heavy hit but no more than say 3 or 4 highly detailed character models.
shadowh3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
your work is insane dude
Dekus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
holy shit dude... its awesome! its soo big and detailed! like stragiht from some game!! great job
drskytower Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, I love the detail on this ship, and the colours suit it just fine!
Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
O_O impressive, as some one who is atempting to get into 3D modeling, i know this kinda stuff aint easy. awesome work as always;)
NellieF Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
One of the more pleasing shapes, looks solid and functional :)
Crashmgn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice one
Jaen-ni-rin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I'm with daemoria here ;P
The support beams in the side depressions and the ribbing on the bottom make it look a tad more vulnerable than it used to be (thos the ribbing adds to the cool factor, so whatever). And I miss the plaslance lenses.

Still, a very fine redesign. Screw the thrusterfags ;P
Also Hammertime? LOL!
WakeRunner Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one sexy looking ship. I hope to see the other updates soon man. I must ask though, do you play eve-online? The ship names tipped me off if you do lol
MightyZ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
(that is, speechless.)
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ridiculously beautiful. Next time someone tells me "games aren't art" I'm gonna put a copy of this in their lonely, unmarked grave. I have to totally agree with Arcass, it has that "Lumpy Form follows Deadly Function" aesthetic that makes so many war machines beautiful.

It's a real testament to the design that this looks like something you could actually make, that would actually kick ass and take names... unlike so many pretty little spacecraft out there, this thing looks real.
Angered-Icon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man that is hot! I need to get back into my 3d I've gotten soooooo lazy
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great design in the details and I really like the broad color scheme - that blue-gray camo with the primer red overlays. The fine markings and "decal" work are also crisp and cool. The overall shape - especially in profile - seems a tad pudgy, but I'm not sure that's bad. Like the A-10 Warthog, there's beauty often found in utilitarian design.

Overall I like this a lot. Can't wait for the model kit! :)
Azurel1234 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now you just need a map so ppl don't get lost in the ship. lol

what's the function of pressing "shift" in the game? it just drains the shields without any obvious advantage.
Csp499 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, the ever memorable Huginn- the ol' gal I'd deploy along with my scores of Rangers and Breezes.

Superb model, but in a way, a bit too superb- my computer's performance with the previous versions of AFF was lackluster, no doubt with such a beautiful model, my system will choke and die. :(
AimBiZ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Really sweet stuff. All the litle details really makes it feel like a real spaceship. Great work!
pixelbudah Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
just amazing work :D
wowhaxer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Dude, as usual I love it. The only negative I can see is some of the gray paint, like the hammer, looks more like a decal placed on the hull rather than painted on. But dude this ship rocks!
goat89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
HAMMERZEIT!!!! I see what you did there!!!!! :D
TDuD3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Agakii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
a most cunning work of art, this is! :nod:
tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Yipes, fully sick, thats one cool Huginn! best of luck with the others!
evilspork Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
This is fantastic! I love how everything looks like it serves a purpose from the vents to the cylinder things by the engines. The interior structure at the front and bottom of the ship really helps to make this look real and plausible. The curved structures and placement of the hull plates also lend to the realism.

This would look great set on a background and offered in widescreen wallpaper sizes. ;)
djomally Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009

that......that......that is just CRAZY! fanfreakingtastic ship mate ;)
dmaland Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap! Excellent looking model - truly class A texture work.
AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very detailed. Great texture!
Genzeo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
awesome design! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
MeganeRid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very cool ;o
pixelquarry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I really like the color scheme. Care to post a wire & the unwraped mesh?
xxxRavenbladexxx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow awesome job !
Love the details x3
Dadrick Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thats a vast improvement over what's currently in game. I'm looking forward to the next release. =)
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this sux lulz.
SmashR Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Very very nice ! The details are amazing and if it all animates then wow ! Looking forward to your mod i'll go check the website ! Too few people play UT3 and therefore the mod community is very small which is sad, I'm glad to see some mods when I see them !
H3Dvix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
amazing... such a stunning models.. I can see tons of detail on every part of the ship
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