[RELEASE] Serpent Class Cruiser V1.03

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[RELEASE] Serpent Class Cruiser V1.03

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The GalTech Industries Corporation proudly announces the release of the Serpent Class Cruiser (Available as both a player and NPC ship). This ship is the second in a series of original concept vessels planned for release over the coming months.

The ship pictured below is the first model off the GalTech Industries Corporation production lines, named the Sic Vita Est, and is on route to be delivered to the chief test pilot Rese249er

For anyone who is interested I will post instructions on how to personalize your ship with your own ship name in this thread in the next day or two.

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Download it here https://app.box.com/s/zg7ea2l2h05z2jj00t4e

The Serpent Class Cruiser reflects GalTec Industries Corporation's vision of a modern python type freighter balanced with good manoeuvrability and cargo carrying capacity (Full specification provided below).

For full details of this ship see my Wiki page (Click on the link in my signature strip).

The ship specification is as follows: -

Size (metres WxHxL) 76.5m x 63m x 180m
Standard cargo capacity 185T
Cargo Bay Extension 15T
Maximum speed 0.290 LM
Thrust 20
Manoeuvrability Roll 2.1 and Pitch 1.2
Hyperspace capable Yes
Energy 550 (8 Energy Banks)
Energy recharge rate 4.0
Gun mounts 4No (Fore, Aft, Port and Starboard)
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Fuel scoops available Yes
Tech level 6
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 475,000 Cr
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Wow! That looks great. Think I won't go for the Boa 2 next, and save up for one of those. Downloaded.
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Glad you like it Jazhaz :D
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She is a real beauty! Well done, Shipbuilder!
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Glad to see her finally out in the skies. She is a beaut, and picking her above a Boa 2 is a good idea IMHO.
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Indeed, a ship to be proud of. Maybe a bit over-fussy in the detailing, but a lovely ship. Nicely done! :)
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Thanks gents - I'm just glad that I have managed to get it finished. :)

I have a number of other ships that I have developed however they currently have only a basic texture and I generally need a bit of a break between texturing but with any luck I will get around to getting these ships issued over the coming months.
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this anyhow meshes very well with my shipset if you think off... great job
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awesome work! That looks really fantastic!

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Just bought me my Serpent Class Cruiser. I was 30Kcr off the price, so a few cargo contracts later I had just enough to get one. Looks really nice. I especially like the Bridge View as well as the Scoop View I've got used to having with my Python Class Cruiser.
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Question: my Serpent seems to lack engine flares. Is this by design or an omission?
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JazHaz wrote:Question: my Serpent seems to lack engine flares. Is this by design or an omission?
This was an intentional part of the design.
The engines do not have exhausts but instead have an emission map to provide engine glow.

What is the general consensus i.e. do people think that the model would look better with exhausts included or as they are currently shown ?
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Shipbuilder wrote:... do people think that the model would look better with exhausts included or as they are currently shown ?
I don't use this particular ship, but I do like ships without drive plumes - Griff's Moray is a nice example (though that has no engine glow, unfortunately).
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Shipbuilder wrote:
JazHaz wrote:Question: my Serpent seems to lack engine flares. Is this by design or an omission?
This was an intentional part of the design.
The engines do not have exhausts but instead have an emission map to provide engine glow.
Ah, if the engines glow, and change colour depending on the thrust setting, then I would be happy with that. I think big ships like the Serpent perhaps wouldn't have a big flare.
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JazHaz wrote:
Shipbuilder wrote:
JazHaz wrote:Question: my Serpent seems to lack engine flares. Is this by design or an omission?
This was an intentional part of the design.
The engines do not have exhausts but instead have an emission map to provide engine glow.
Ah, if the engines glow, and change colour depending on the thrust setting, then I would be happy with that. I think big ships like the Serpent perhaps wouldn't have a big flare.
The engines do glow but the glow does not change intensity as the speed is increased.

This variable glow effect is something that I would like to learn how to achieve and I understand, rightly or wrongly, that this is to do with the use of shaders.
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