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New unit: Flash Gordon rocketship (Aug 8, 2005)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Flamand, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    A couple of weeks ago I saw an ancient series (1936!) of Flash Gordon in which he traveled to the planet Mongo in one of these. I couldn't resist giving it a try... :D

    This is my first serious attempt to make a Civ III unit, so be gentle with your comments please? ;) I still have a couple of ideas for more '30 - '40 style rocketships, so perhaps I'll make some more...

    Many thanks to Bjornlo and Wyrmshadow for their suggestions on how to get the palettes right. :goodjob:


     
  2. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    Wonderful unit! I can't believe it's your first one. I'm looking forward to seeing your next rocket ships.
     
  4. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    Very nicely done. For animated previews consider Flc2Gif, or better still Animation Shop (less then 30 bucks most places).
     
  5. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    I tried FLC2gif, but the results were terrible. I'll give it another try tomorrow, when I can use Macromedia Fireworks on my other computer.
     
  6. la_dav

    la_dav Chieftain

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    :eek: :) Astonishing first unit! :D Have rested for one day do not come CFC, have just discovered great unit of Flamand! I want most sincere praise send to you! :king: :goodjob: Though, my produce technology is not good, but I am willing to contribute the matter that I can do! ! ;)
     
  7. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    Wow. Kinda geeky, (the TV show, ;)) but great unit! A helluvalot better than mine. BTW, I love the attack.
     
  8. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    Geeky is my middlename... :D Thanks for all the compliments! :)
     
  9. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Excellent Work Flamand...Great Effects in the animations. The Unit brings back memories :) All Very Good indeed :clap: Perhaps the frames could have been a little larger for the Run and Attack to prevent the Great Smoke Effect and Ray from hitting the frame in a few directions.
    Really like your Unit...I made a CIV Specific units_32.pcx without the purple and magenta shades...IF you want it.
     

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  10. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    Thanks Vuldacon! :) I'm planning on making a new version as soon as I'm a bit more experienced in unit making (and especially palettes!). I'm not sure if you can see the smoke edge ingame, because the shade is pretty light there, but the raygun should be improved, I agree. I'll include the improved units32 icon in that new version.
    I'll give it a try tonight if I have the time...
     
  11. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Those things I mentioned are not a problem...just being very particular. Your Unit is VERY WELL DONE... it Looks Superb and functions Great. Really Like how you handled the Smoke and Fire in the default flc and the Rocket tip "waves" in the fidget flc. IF you plan to add more to it, perhaps have the Rocket fly apart in the Death Explosion. You did an excellent job on this unit and it is difficult to believe it is your 1st "Serious Unit". I will be adding it to my Fantasy MOD and I look forward to any updates you make for it :goodjob:
     
  12. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Dispatch War Rocket Ajax to brrrrring back his body!

    Great stuff. Now, how about Brian Blessed with wings? That would be a formidable unit...
     
  13. woodelf

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    That is sweet. I love the slight rocking back and forth motion, just like the old movies!
     
  14. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    You noticed... :) Tried to mimic the old style where they had a little model on a string, so it keeps going up and down...
     
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    Next up, an old Buck Rogers ship? :D
     
  16. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    Any pics? If it looks cool enough I might consider it...
     
  17. woodelf

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    If I get some time I'll hunt around the net. That was my first sci-fi experience.
     
  18. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    Finished the corrections for the run and attack animations. Perhaps I'll an alternative death at a later date, but no promises... :)
     
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    Was the old flash godon really 1936?
    This would have been before wwII and so befor invention of the V2 the first really comercial rocket?
    BTW great unit! Even better if it's your first one...
     

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