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Force Field

Submitted by Fingolfin
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Alright, so this was a model i made just for fun, but it turned out so ridiculously epic that i just had to upload it. The texture is just one of water ripples which i ran some glass filters over, and then i animated it to flow and pulsate. Do yourself a favor and check it out in magos model editor for the full experience.

The model comes with animation sets for normal and large size. The model is billboarded onto the Z axis so that it will not spin around awkwardly when units you might attach it to move around (and it also hides the seam on the side).

I am also uploading a small version, which is half the size, and also has a different wrap. There is also a low-res alternative to the texture, but frankly i would advice everyone who has the space for it to use the high-res version since it just looks that much better.

Keywords:
shield, force field, plasma, sci-fi, space, cruiser, protection, barrier, energy
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17:34, 14th Dec 2014 MiniMage: I really love this one. Beautiful effect and extremely useful for any science fiction map. Would fit extremely well with your other space themed resources.
  1. 17:34, 14th Dec 2014
    MiniMage: I really love this one. Beautiful effect and extremely useful for any science fiction map. Would fit extremely well with your other space themed resources.
     
  2. Fingolfin

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    I am attaching the small version and the low-res texture below. Import the low-res texture using the same path as the standard one, should you use it. The small version is only smaller in size, not in resolution - the slightly high-poly model was required for the texture not to clip too much.
     

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    Great, just what I need for a terrain. Here's a candy :)
     
  4. MiniMage

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    It's a beautiful effect. It's a little heavy on filesize, but damn, I really love this.
    I'm not sure why this reminds me of the alien movies tho.
     
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    Maybe it's your own imagination? Or.. you watched too many movies lately.
     
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    Btw, Fingolfin. If you add a couple of textures for sea, then anything under the effect of the shield will darken slightly with a bluish tint. Donno which texture type that was dark though.
     
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    The original file is huge. The smaller one is much more practical. It looks really good when attached to the origin of buildings. I perfer overhead for units, but the origin looks alright too. A great addition to the sci-fi theme.

    3/5
     
  8. Fingolfin

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    I didn't understand a single word of what you just wrote.....

    Thanks. Yeah, i don't know why the texture turned out so big, it is not like it has a lot of colors in it. The low res works fine on the large model, not as fine on the small one. Kinda low rating though? I feel like i did as much as one possibly could with a model of this type.
     
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    Awesome! Great Job!
     
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    Remember the chronosphere model?
     
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    Whaaat. That turned out amazingly well. I'm sure even more people would love you forever if you managed to do this effect on a flat plane for high quality water, because it looks similar to realistic water already.
     
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    Hmm, from starcraft? I still don't really know what you are going at. You will have to explain, i am really interested in knowing what it is you are suggesting.

    True! But sadly i don't think it would look as good with water. The reason it looks so liquid is that the texture gets distorted in a kind of zig-zag way as it travels across the sphere, it would not be possible to replicate on a plane. It is funny how something that is usually considered a big issue is here helping to create the striking effect.
     
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    Like this; If you use the texture for sea, the texture for sea will always shade everything in a darker color, because it is the sea.
    The chronosphere is a lot like your model though. I originally found that model in a spell here at the hive.

    Here's a screeny of the chronosphere model in action.
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Cool_lil_Dude/GoblinShieldWalkerDone_zps9f7eedee.png
     
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    Ah, cool... not sure what it is that creates the blueis tint though. Perhaps he uses a material with modulation filter, because it must be hard to get it that dark with additive since it translate darkness into alpha.
     
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    Very nice and useful model!
     
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    I can pastebin the file for you if you want to look at how it is done.
     
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    looks very impressive!
     
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    Sure, why not!
     
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    Nice model! I added it to my mod straightaway. Excellent scifi resource.