1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

New Unit: Ornithopter

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Orthanc, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    A shipyard near you
    This unit is mainly for the Dune mod that's currently under construction, but I'm sure people can give it plenty of use elsewhere.

    For those finding themselves perplexed by the name, an Ornithopter is a plane that flies like a bird by flapping it's wings, just look at the animated preview attached to get the idea.

    Anyways, I just realized that this is my first unit that isn't a boat/ship! Even the Highwind was still an airship.

    Here's the file:
    Ornithopter

    Previews below.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Hunter Noventa

    Hunter Noventa Overlord

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    New York
    Pretty funky. But well done. Bravo.
     
  3. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,797
    Location:
    AK or OR
    Whacky folding motion of the wings. Looks neat.
     
  4. la_dav

    la_dav Chieftain

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    China Shanghai
    Wing pat very true , pretty! I like your units! Good job!! :goodjob: :king:
     
  5. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Messages:
    6,433
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    Well Done Orthanc...Cool :cool: ... "the Only Way to Fly". Very good work on the Wing animations :goodjob:
     
  6. fe3333au

    fe3333au Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    6,979
    Location:
    Fern Tree, Tassie
    Damned great ... added to the 2 submarines could be part of a mad scientist inventor's garage/workshop ... for an Escape from Zombie Island type of game ...
     
  7. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    A shipyard near you
    It's the obscure units that usually end up being the most fun to make. :D

    Thanks everyone for the compliments!
     
  8. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    8,635
    Location:
    Stockholm
    We need a Hawkmoon scenario. :D

    Looking good. ;)
     
  9. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,797
    Location:
    AK or OR


    The Ornithopter... IN SPACE!

    It looks even better flapping in game, with great sounds to boot.
     
  10. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    A shipyard near you
    :lol: A scientist would go crazy trying to figure out a way to make flapping wings work in space.
     
  11. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    8,635
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Yep, and explaining that dark shadow too. :D
     
  12. Hornblower

    Hornblower Cry Havoc!

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    772
    Location:
    Downunder
    Reminicent of David Lynch's Dune rather than the Westwood game. I like it!
     
  13. Hassenpfeffer

    Hassenpfeffer Cobalt Thorium G Device!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Sasquatch Country
    Cool ornithopter... I don't see where I would use it, but cool nonetheless. What prompted the pic with the solar sail in it?
     
  14. tjedge1

    tjedge1 Writer of writerly things

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    4,682
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Interesting. These might become some type of airship in my mod. I'll have to take a closer look at the attack first.
     
  15. SPQR87

    SPQR87 Americanus Maximus

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    USA
    that is great unint.
     

Share This Page