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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #240 on: October 18, 2009, 02:29:57 pm »
Indeed.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #241 on: October 20, 2009, 02:55:01 am »
So that's what's inside of a Ni'Call ship. :D

I see...

Any more detailed pics of ship interiors.

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #242 on: October 20, 2009, 06:51:42 am »
nope  :-\

I have a rather undetailed model of the bridge area, though.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #243 on: October 20, 2009, 08:11:59 am »
That's okay. :)

That's what's imagination is for, right? ;)

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #244 on: October 20, 2009, 08:40:52 pm »
EVEN MORE ABOUT SHIPS!

perhaps the most well known thing of Ni'calls ships are the Battleboards.

This is the Emancipator's icon on a tactical battleboard.
Battleboards coordinate real ships, quite how *real* RTS games handle troops. A course for a ship is plotted, as well as any actions it should perform along the way, and the command is sent out. They're also used to keep track of the battlefield. Allied ships are in orange, enemy ships are colored red.

I bet Yuu will like this :D
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #245 on: October 20, 2009, 10:11:57 pm »
I bet Yuu will like this :D

HECK YEAH! ;D

Boy, if only everyone had a 3D model of their ships, that would be so awesome! 8) I bet Josasa will like that quite a lot. ;)

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #246 on: October 24, 2009, 10:29:33 pm »
HO...LY...^&*%!!!!!
WHAT PROGRAM DID YOU USE!?! I DEMAND TO KNOW, CONFOUND IT!!!!

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #247 on: October 24, 2009, 11:26:48 pm »
DoGA, man, DoGA! 8)

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #248 on: October 24, 2009, 11:32:06 pm »
What version? I have V 1.0.

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #249 on: October 24, 2009, 11:47:08 pm »
I'm not sure about the version, though, sorry.

Though, indeed, that is DoGa. :)

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #250 on: October 24, 2009, 11:50:55 pm »
I think it's 3.0 w/ the transparancy feature all the way active.

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #251 on: October 24, 2009, 11:55:22 pm »
Actually if it's the battleboard you inquire, i used google sketchup
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #252 on: December 04, 2009, 04:11:13 pm »
The MARU Units:

I swear That I never intended the acronym to be an actual word, what's more, it sounds like the thing would come from one of those mech animes It was just a coincidence!

The name stands for:

       Military
semi-Automated
       Robotic
       Unit

The units are bipedal walker machines, with two long legs, and two manipulating arms. It has a single large caliber weapon mount on it's top point, two medium caliber guns on eac side of the main body, and numerous small caliber systems situated all around the walker. It is linked to a suit to control movements, and has a sophisticated computer brain to process these movements, communicate with the poiolot and execute fire commands, as well as being able to fully operate autonomously, acting as a rather large droid. In this state the units are generally faster and more agile, due to a more direct movement system, with a more dedicated "motor cortex". The units stand around 30 meters (around 150 feet) when the legs are fully extended, but are capable of becoming extremely compact, less than half that height. They are deployed in groups of eight using a large transport ship, deployed simply by opening the huge doors to the walkers' berths, and pushing them out. They land on the ground and fully deploy, the entire process taking a mere 45 seconds. While only one operator is necessary, it is typical to have several gun operators as well. The machines were originally designed long ago by the Bino, with the ancient versions surviving into the modern day. It was recently decided tha they needed an upgrade, and thus this came. I might get pictures up of the MARU units new and old, as well as the transport.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #253 on: December 04, 2009, 06:13:48 pm »
That sounds pretty good. I'll bet there's a squad of them named Kobayashi.

By the way, why do the battleboards look so primitive? I mean, the holograph looks like something similar to Perrachi technology about 90 years ago. Real holographs look, well, real. The Star Wars blue fuzzy type seem like something a distant colony would have, not a state-of-the-art Ni'Calls ship. Then again, I don't think you're able to portray a realistic holograph projector, so I guess it does look pretty good for what you have to work with. I mean, you're not James Cameron or Steven Spielberg.

By the way, what's up with the four-pointed star design in all of the ships? Is it a naval emblem or something?
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #254 on: December 04, 2009, 06:23:51 pm »
A design characteristic of Ni'Calls ships, I suppose.

Oh, and the battleboards are simply 3D projectors. They are a sort of minimalist, no-frills design. Simply what is needed, nothing more. All they need is a two-color projector system (barely even that; only orange and red), and a simple (relatively speaking) computer program for processing commands, producing calculations, models for the display, and updating the board with info from the field.

Finally:
I'll bet there's a squad of them named Kobayashi.

I was hoping that I wasn't the only one that saw that!
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