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Star Destroyers and Computers and School, oh my!
Posted on November 07, 2010 at 12:25

Well, sir, it's been a very eventful couple of months in Badger Falls, where the men are pink-cheeked, the women are robust, and the children are pink-cheeked and robust.

First off, after 6 years of homeschooling, 4 of which were spent on a mountain far, far away from anyone I knew for the first 2 years, I was urged by my "counselor" (If he so can be called) to go to school, lest I go bonkers. It's actually been pretty good, despite my obvious anxiety beforehand, and I'm actually finding it MUCH easier than teaching myself via computer with little to no help: I've got something like a 97 in Physics and a 94 in Principles of Math. However, those are currently the only two subjects I'm taking, because I want to dip into it rather than just jump in, so I'm taking English and PE at home. Anyway, I've met all the stereotypes: The Big Leader Who Is An Unbearable Asshole, The Stoners, The Art Freaks, The Nerds (That one's exclusive to me and one other guy. We figure out binary and try to prove to our teachers why we should have gotten that question right, all during lunchtime). Anyway, onwards.

So, y'all might remember me getting a computer left to me when my Dad's friend died, right? Well, turns out that he had SEVERELY overclocked it and burned a ton of the motherboard just from the heat, and the effects started showing up just last week. So, bye bye computer, and HELLO Intel Core i5 CPU with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, stocked with Windows 7! I just completely love this thing.
I can FEEL the fan's coolness rather than the stinging heat.
I can SEE the wonderful graphics of my games rather than having to set every graphic level down to get a 10 FPS frame rate.
I can HEAR what I normally hear, because I kept my bass system, so nothing really interesting here.

So this brings me to my final topic: My Star Destroyer. That's right, it's been a while, but since my computer was so ass-slow, it was really slowing down production having to do all those hull-plates.
Not.
Any.
More.
BITCH!
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8444/sdfullrender0003.png
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8887/sdfullrender0001.png
Those were rendered just yesterday, and you can see I have a long way to go, but since then I finished all the hull plates on the raised sections of the dorsal hull, so it's coming along. Something like ~69k polys when cut in half, but God, am I loving it...
Which reminds me, George Lucas wants to remake the entire Star Wars hexalogy in 3D, and then begin production on episodes VII through IX. He's gonna get assassinated or something, I assure you, but more on that next time.

-Darthvender


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Star Destroyer's


Oh no, the apostrophitis epidemic spreads again! It need's to be stop'd by some law's or something.

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figure out binary


Figure out binary?

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He's gonna get assassinated or something


I'm not one of those people who think Lucas should have been assassinated before directing the new trilogy. I do, however, believe he should have been assassinated before he "updated" the prequel trilogy, notably Return of the Jedi, by adding random special effects and scenes from the new trilogy and REPLACING THE GHOST OF VADER WITH HAYDEN CHRISTIANSEN WHAT THE FUCK IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE RRRAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGE.

Your star destroyer looks more and more awesome, obviously. It also looks neat, clean, and girly, especially with the pink background :P
Posted by Cesque November 07, 2010 12:37 - 3.5 years ago
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Holy crap, that's an insane amount of detail you got there. It almost seemed like a plastic figure.

lol@George Lucas. He's still gonna make lots of money anyway, whether fans like it or not.
Posted by Unaligned November 07, 2010 12:40 - 3.5 years ago
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Ahem.
You mean "Original Trilogy." "Prequel Trilogy" is Episodes I through III.
And I can't get rid of that background. It's annoying.

And don't ask about the binary. Let's just sweep that one under the carpet.

(And I saw that punctuation error after I posted, but didn't think anyone would care. Changed it NOW though...)
Posted by Darthvender November 07, 2010 13:06 - 3.5 years ago
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Sexy star destroyer.
Posted by Misconstruct November 07, 2010 19:14 - 3.5 years ago
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I hope you go into 3D model design, you are very good.
Posted by Ferret November 07, 2010 20:02 - 3.5 years ago
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The new remakes will have even more Ewoks.

Spicey renders there.
Posted by Scott_AW November 07, 2010 20:34 - 3.5 years ago
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Epic render. How long did that take?
Posted by Eva unit-01 November 07, 2010 20:46 - 3.5 years ago
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@ Ferret: I was thinking of that, but I enjoy it so much that having it as my job might ruin it.

@ Eva: Around an hour for the program to set up the meshes/lighting/etc. and another half hour to actually render it.

Also: Now added all 72 TIE Fighters within the ventral hangar bay!
Posted by Darthvender November 07, 2010 21:49 - 3.5 years ago
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You mean "Original Trilogy." "Prequel Trilogy" is Episodes I through III.


>_> ...yes... <_<
Posted by Cesque November 08, 2010 11:20 - 3.5 years ago
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