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Admiral Pieg
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.20 18:32:00 - [1]
 

Like the topic says, assuming theyre not all in aruba for a well deserved vacation, what are the gfx staff working on now that the secksy new ships and stations are out? Whats next in line for sexyfication? Planets? Nebulae? Cargo cans? Give us a christmas tease ccp. Surprised

Daphne Oboe
Posted - 2007.12.20 18:34:00 - [2]
 

Weapon and other space graphical effects, and ambulation.

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2007.12.20 18:34:00 - [3]
 

I'm guessing this, ordered by priority:
-All visible in-space objects that aren't Stations, Stargates, or Ships (cans, asteroids, deadspace structures)
-Effects (guns, lasers, missiles)
-Planets, moons, stars
-Skyboxes (backgrounds)

Admiral Pieg
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.20 23:56:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Tarminic
I'm guessing this, ordered by priority:
-All visible in-space objects that aren't Stations, Stargates, or Ships (cans, asteroids, deadspace structures)
-Effects (guns, lasers, missiles)
-Planets, moons, stars
-Skyboxes (backgrounds)


Personally, i find that the effects are quite adequate. Im hoping they update the planets and enviorments before proceeding with anything else.

Sirial Soulfly
Posted - 2007.12.20 23:58:00 - [5]
 

I hope they are working on a few more station interiors, I sorta miss the cool gallente one.

consider telos
Rionnag Alba
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2007.12.21 00:09:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral

Kurunto
Nictus Astartes
Posted - 2007.12.21 00:14:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Admiral Pieg
Like the topic says, assuming theyre not all in aruba for a well deserved vacation, what are the gfx staff working on now that the secksy new ships and stations are out? Whats next in line for sexyfication? Planets? Nebulae? Cargo cans? Give us a christmas tease ccp. Surprised

Aruba! I'm from there. I think they're already working on the new planets, asteroids and probably station interiors.

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2007.12.21 00:15:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: consider telos
Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral

i quite like the sun effect though - after watching the movie Sunshine, i spent many happy hours MWDing towards the sun in an inty, just for kicks.

Sadly, i never got anywhere near the surface :( if anybody has an in-sun (or very near) BM kicking obout i'd love a copy.

Admiral Pieg
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.21 00:37:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: consider telos
Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral


My feelings exactly, although arguably some planets look better then others, theyve never looked or "felt" like actual planets. Probably due to their lack of atmosphere and rather small size. Im hoping they will go the same route x3 the reunion went and make the planets massive, preferably to big to fully fit ones screen.

x3 planets
x3planet2
x3planet3
x3planet4

Anyway, im pretty excited to see what ccp will cook up.

Zelmor
Posted - 2007.12.21 00:44:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Zelmor on 21/12/2007 00:44:52
It would be awesome not only to redesign planates as 'more shiny balls of rock' but also give a few that has its own atmosphere. I know it would be a lot of work, but considering the chance of an earth-like planate to evolve, they could add 1-2 every dozen star systems or so. I wish it would be all shny and awesome, and more alive when orbiting at a station near a planate.

yeah, something like what admiral pig posted.

Kyra Felann
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.12.21 02:41:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Admiral Pieg
Originally by: Tarminic
I'm guessing this, ordered by priority:
-All visible in-space objects that aren't Stations, Stargates, or Ships (cans, asteroids, deadspace structures)
-Effects (guns, lasers, missiles)
-Planets, moons, stars
-Skyboxes (backgrounds)


Personally, i find that the effects are quite adequate. Im hoping they update the planets and enviorments before proceeding with anything else.


The old models and skins were adequate. They didn't look good by today's standards, and neither do the effects.

Grapez
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
Posted - 2007.12.21 02:57:00 - [12]
 

I hope they're working on my pleasure hub.

All my Gallente stations are the boring "donut docking platform" one now Sad

Temujin Ka
Amarr
Posted - 2007.12.21 03:29:00 - [13]
 

Yeah, i'm really hoping they eventually make planets look like X3's does.

A much closer orbit and higher resolution planet surface with effects like swirling clouds and lightning would be incredible.

Pitt Bull
Caldari Naval Reserve
Posted - 2007.12.21 04:41:00 - [14]
 

New ways to make me want to rip my eyes out of their sockets... Mad

Xaen
Caldari
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2007.12.21 05:07:00 - [15]
 

They're working on getting themselves outside as much beer as possible.

dust monkey
Minmatar
Dark Tornado
Posted - 2007.12.21 06:38:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Admiral Pieg
Originally by: Tarminic
I'm guessing this, ordered by priority:
-All visible in-space objects that aren't Stations, Stargates, or Ships (cans, asteroids, deadspace structures)
-Effects (guns, lasers, missiles)
-Planets, moons, stars
-Skyboxes (backgrounds)


Personally, i find that the effects are quite adequate. Im hoping they update the planets and enviorments before proceeding with anything else.


they arnt :S

i want to see torp explosions looking better, and when a gun "misses" the turret effect shall miss your ship by a good 100m, and then the same for just glancing upto wrecking, where you see a little explosion happen on your ship, also fire that isnt a set model, and when your low on structure your ship looks like ****e.

effects have a lot that can be done tbh.

dust monkey
Minmatar
Dark Tornado
Posted - 2007.12.21 06:40:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Admiral Pieg
Originally by: consider telos
Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral


My feelings exactly, although arguably some planets look better then others, theyve never looked or "felt" like actual planets. Probably due to their lack of atmosphere and rather small size. Im hoping they will go the same route x3 the reunion went and make the planets massive, preferably to big to fully fit ones screen.

x3 planets
x3planet2
x3planet3
x3planet4

Anyway, im pretty excited to see what ccp will cook up.




Shocked

please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
/me crosses fingers

Jolliejoe
Caldari
Stellar Implosions
Posted - 2007.12.21 06:52:00 - [18]
 

Let's hope they are working on all the system/galaxy backgrounds because they didn't change one bit with trinity. They still look as grainy as before.

techzer0
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.21 06:53:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: ry ry
Originally by: consider telos
Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral

i quite like the sun effect though - after watching the movie Sunshine, i spent many happy hours MWDing towards the sun in an inty, just for kicks.

Sadly, i never got anywhere near the surface :( if anybody has an in-sun (or very near) BM kicking obout i'd love a copy.
I had a bounce point BM I got from probing a shuttle that was abandoned out in my system, but it was kind of bugged. It took 5 probes and several warp to zero attempts just to get within 100km of the shuttle, and the thing kept disappearing and reappearing behind me...

Maybe I just got too much sun while probing... But you can't get inside the skin of a sun like you can with planets and moons. You can get down there pretty far though, and it's really kinda cool...

Salia WinterDrake
Tsunami Cartel
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2007.12.21 07:04:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Salia WinterDrake on 21/12/2007 07:04:19
Yes, the effects need updating... although if it took CCP 50 man years to update the ship skins/models, we might be in for a long wait.

Those x3 screens look fantastic! Very Happy

And yes, I agree, the ship need to be _visibly_ missed, shields pounded, armour blasted, bits coming off etc, fire pouring out.

Its a bit pathetic - even asteroids could be different colours for the different ores.

Eve could be a lot more atmospheric with sound effects too.

I know not all will see or use new effects, but if a game looks good aswell as holding my attention, it'll live a lot longer on my hard disk, for sure!

Even ancient Independence War 2 looks and sounds better (and thats DirectX7...

Come on CCP, bring the FX up to the same standard as the ship models!

Frozen Fallout
Gallente
Mecha Enterprises Fleet
Posted - 2007.12.21 07:51:00 - [21]
 

The Way I hope this all goes for graphics is the walking in stations and better Camera options (like an action camera :) ) the walking in stations I think will create an even better community aspect for the game. And having a good community already I think it would allow for more growth and a bigger feel for the games politics and just social interactions when at a station or planet. (Would also love to play poker at a table in an eve station :) just something to think about CCP)

I also agree that they should get some earth like planets and improve the graphics in general for planets and also add more space :)

One thing I would love to see is the opening of the Eve Gateway back to earth and having a fully 0.0 Galaxy full of new NPC rats and missions. Same server just different Galaxy and they get to play with another story hook :). Way off topic here so I will stop there.

Anyway I'm really hoping for an action camera at some point as it would improve some combat visuals but mainly for filming aspect of battles if they actually put a good amount of time into the design of the action camera along with improved shield effects, miss effects, armor damage effects, and other combat related effects. Making Eve Videos and posting on youtube, IMHO would be a great way to advertis for the game, if made by allot of different players and if they where made with good production as well as a great action camera.

One thing I would love to see is the opening of the Eve Gateway back to earth and having a fully 0.0 Galixy full of new NPC rats and missions. Same server just diffrent Galixy and they get to play with another story hook :). Way off topic here so I will top there.

Anyway Im really hoping for an action camra at some point as it would improve some combat visuals but mainly for filming aspect of battles if they actualy put a good amount of time into the design of the action camra along with improved sheild effects, miss effects, armor damage effects, and other combat related effects.

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2007.12.21 08:03:00 - [22]
 

Want X3 style planets. And proper starfields. EVE is a very pretty game with Trinity. But, it is still set in a giant fish tank.

consider telos
Rionnag Alba
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2007.12.22 18:47:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: dust monkey
Originally by: Admiral Pieg
Originally by: consider telos
Edited by: consider telos on 21/12/2007 00:10:11
I hope they do something about the planets/moons. They're the only things that suck in eve, graphically. They look totally unspectacular. They don't *look* like planets. They don't feel big. They just look like golf balls spinning in space. It looks even worse in contrast with the new shiny gfx update. Neutral


My feelings exactly, although arguably some planets look better then others, theyve never looked or "felt" like actual planets. Probably due to their lack of atmosphere and rather small size. Im hoping they will go the same route x3 the reunion went and make the planets massive, preferably to big to fully fit ones screen.

x3 planets
x3planet2
x3planet3
x3planet4

Anyway, im pretty excited to see what ccp will cook up.




Shocked

please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
please let ccp do better than this,
/me crosses fingers


That's what I'm talking about! Those x3 pics are sweet. Surely it would take less time to do planets than spaceships, since they are just spheroids? All the work would be put into texturing and effects.

Wrayeth
EdgeGamers
Situation: Normal
Posted - 2007.12.22 18:51:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Wrayeth on 22/12/2007 18:52:33
Hopefully they're working on a new moa model. I want to train for an onyx...except for the fact that it has the moa hull. Aesthetics don't really bother me unless the ship is so butt-ugly and the thruster layout so ludicrous that it just screams "WRONG!" at me every time I see it.

SiJira
Posted - 2007.12.24 18:18:00 - [25]
 

when you warp the planets just look like some sort of pancakes

Lazuran
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.12.24 18:28:00 - [26]
 

I wish they would replace the static images of targeted objects/ships with "look at" type zoomed views of the actual objects in space, including effects and with the option of resizing them.

Those static images are bland and boring ...


 

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