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I was wondering if anyone with the modeling chops wanted to take a whack at this.

My idea for the concept is a circular platform that contains ancient Grecian (maybe even Roman for the domes) style buildings (but updated to be a bit sci-fi!) gardens, fountains, etc, that we could toss a 'force field' around. Other ideas are welcome though.

Ideally there would be three base models. There would be a large 'main complex' for the large bases in Lyceum, a medium sized complex for the less important bases, then smaller single building platforms for stuff like class bases.

If anyone wants to give this a go, let me know!

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Could you provide a few reference photos? There are a few styles of roman domes depending on the time frame.

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Ill will take a shot at it. I got some ideas that would make it cool. And for the dome do you want a poly for glass part or have no poly there?

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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
He's probably thinking of something like The Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica, or something suitably rotunda-esque with those famous Roman colonnades everyone likes to associate with places of learning or governance.


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Also, what kind of poly limit are you looking for? <20k or so for the main one, maybe 5k per for the small ones?

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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
Here's a render of the direction I was planning on taking it. This could be the small base; the other 2 would be much larger and would consist of other modules as well. This one is about 2.5k polys unoptimized. I could get it down to about 1.7k probably with a minor loss of detail, or under 1k for a greater loss of detail. Let me know what your thoughts are on this.


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It looks good but one thing is most players play from the birds. Eye view so that would look lije a circle and anytying out under would not be seen.

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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
Pantheon and the Basilica a are very good examples. Also consider the Acropolis or the temples at Delphi.

That looks really nice, but it does have the problem w/ bird's eye view. That's why I was thinking about garden sections, trees, fountains, etc. But I think that would look amazing even from top view w/ the right texture!

As for a force field, we have the resources in client already to do something like that. I can just slap a sphere around it

Poly limit isn't that big a concern, it's a space base so it's not like there are going to be 50 of them in one galaxy! I think under 20k for the main base and ~5k for the smaller ones would probably be ok.

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hey guys. this is just the start of what i was thinking. this is just the start so alot of it is not complete.


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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
Looks good, James, it's a good start.

Caly, when you said gardens I immdiately thought of Kami's Palace from Dragon Ball, but with green spaces, walkways and fountains. And a giant glass dome. xP


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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
Here's a display of some basic garden boxes I made today. I also simplified the base to a nice geometric design without all the slopes and such. I think it will probably look nicer this way, but this is all still a work in progress. I'm planning on filling the garden boxes with various sized plants, maybe some trees etc. Feedback is greatly desired.

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I have them in modular pieces, which means I can make them however many sections I want to really easily. I could also shrink them down to be about 1/5 the size that they are now to give the illusion that the dome structure is a lot bigger. Thoughts on that?

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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
Hey guys her some updates i wan not able to do much today, but here what i did, finished the other side of the dome, reduced the up rights pillars in polys, build a main platform, and 4 extending platform, and made a DNA like thing. Also i was thinking that the structure biggee531 is making could be put on one of the platforms, after she is finished and if she is willing. Tell me what you think, her are pics.


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Biggee's a dude but that stuff does look cool. The triangular lattice isn't very classical but it still looks awesome and would definitely also work from the top-down view.

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Post Re: Lyceum Spacebases
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Biggee's a dude but that stuff does look cool. The triangular lattice isn't very classical but it still looks awesome and would definitely also work from the top-down view.


Yup. Bageese =/= biggee.

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Meh oops got any other ideas on what i can add?

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