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Deck plans?

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:11 pm
by Erai
Hi all, quick question: Does anybody here know if there exist deck plans for Elite ships? (most notably, of course, the Cobra MK3)

I have been browsing around for pictures, especially in fcw-format (for campaign cartographer), but so far, found nothing.

(Reason for asking: I "need" a deck plan for a little game I am planning to make- just a 2d top-down shoot/beat 'em up with trumbles running rampant, but if possible I would like the ship to look somewhat canonical :) )

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:09 pm
by Disembodied
Not really deck plans as such, but there's this:

Image

from the Acorn Elite website.

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:58 pm
by Erai
Disembodied wrote:Not really deck plans as such, but there's this:

(image)

from the Acorn Elite website.
Ooh, looks nice! Sketch making time :D

Not a lot of space for walking it seems, at first glance- but I believe the ship is supposed to be about 100 ft from wingtip to wingtip, isn't it?

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:13 pm
by Jack_H
i think Jannah Berihn did a lot of work on this and she posted about it all the time on the ebbs. Do a search there and you should find something.

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:34 pm
by Erai
Jack_H wrote:i think Jannah Berihn did a lot of work on this and she posted about it all the time on the ebbs. Do a search there and you should find something.
Never heard of that name... but I wonder why, now- pictures like these make me happy, this is precisely what I was looking for :mrgreen:
http://www.dream-ware.net/berihn/ships.php

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:27 pm
by Selezen
Heh - it's good to see that those drawings have finally made it onto the interweb. After soooo many years of dithering she finally did it...

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:53 pm
by JameSpal
Years ago, to teach myself a 3D CAD program, I did a complete 3D model of a Viper with all the internals, engines, internal missile racks, lasers, etc. I started with the basic hull, because it was easy to do, and moved on to more complex things as I worked through the program's tutorials and learned more commands.

Every now and then I start on another one just to play around with it to keep in practice with 3D modeling software - but I rarely get much further than building a hull and some decks.

One big question I always run into though, is the accepted units of measure in feet or meters? If it's feet, some of the ships are quite small, if it's meters, then even a basic Cobra is a very big piece of equipment.

I've started playing around with a chopped Mamba that I was going to make an OXP of - actually I have several variants, I was going to make them various retired racers that have been snatched up and pressed into service as escorts, but recent OXP ships (**cough Griff's stuff cough**) has made me think that my skills are far below par and the learning curve too steep.

Maybe I'll just finish one up as a virtual tour through an Oolite ship...

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:34 pm
by DaddyHoggy
I think metres is the agreed unit and yes the Cobby3 is a very large ship, but if you think it can have a huge amount of extra equipment fitted mostly internally - 3 extra missile mounts, extended cargo bay, ECM, Extra energy unit, even a cloaking device - it's pretty nippy and has enough space for two crew to live comfortably for long periods of time - and let's face it B&B designed it to be the ship everybody who played started with - they wanted to make it "grand" and who can blame them for that!

Do you still have any of your CAD models - they'd be nice to see!

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:36 pm
by Captain Hesperus
Selezen wrote:Heh - it's good to see that those drawings have finally made it onto the interweb. After soooo many years of dithering she finally did it...
:lol:
Be careful she doesn't set the lawyer on you, Selz....

Captain Hesperus

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:49 am
by Commander McLane
Erai wrote:
Jack_H wrote:i think Jannah Berihn did a lot of work on this and she posted about it all the time on the ebbs. Do a search there and you should find something.
Never heard of that name... but I wonder why, now- pictures like these make me happy, this is precisely what I was looking for :mrgreen:
http://www.dream-ware.net/berihn/ships.php
The Cobra3-section shows, by the way, that any big 'windows' on the ship are fake.

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:14 am
by Erai
Commander McLane wrote: The Cobra3-section shows, by the way, that any big 'windows' on the ship are fake.
Oh well, I'll probably not be able to show windows anyway.
Although I like how the Acorn- and Berihn- versions contradict each other. Gives me a lot of freedom to, in the words of the Great Prophet, "set the record straight or at least, firmly crooked" :wink:

I think I'll use something roughly like this

http://www.geocities.com/naganin2001/Deck1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/naganin2001/Deck2.jpg

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:21 am
by 0235
those pictures are actualy one of the billboards from "your Ad here" oxp, im not sure what set it is though

Cobra MK III General Plans

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:20 pm
by rabidvixen
Hi, its been a while since I posted, Jannah Berihn (aka Jannah Reich in Second Life) and I wish to point out that high-rez images of the Cobra MK III do exist and that I am declaring them public domain as long as I am credited with their illustration in any usage. They can be found at:

http://jonbluestone.deviantart.com/art/ ... I-69062571

and

http://jonbluestone.deviantart.com/art/ ... t-69156134

Note: Hosted on a friends DeviantART page. Well, thats it, no legal issues now. Heh! So, knock yourself out. I will continue to operate an Intellectual Rights blanket on the images, but thats it. Enjoy!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:22 pm
by DaddyHoggy
Nice piccies - but 600x462... Hi-res?

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:51 am
by Diziet Sma
DaddyHoggy wrote:Nice piccies - but 600x462... Hi-res?
You stopped one click too soon DH.. those are the thumbnails.. actual size is 3057x2355