Since i know the Pimax HMD is finished and ready to ship to us backers the waiting for my Pimax makes me crazy now.
So to kill time i started my very own little project for my Pimax to arrive. Wink at Robin send me my HMD already aaarrgh i am dying inside.
Now all Battlestar Galactica fans raise your hands and say it loud with me. Since this fracking show rebooted in 2003 it will not go away anymore
Back in the day when the show was aired i tried to recreate the Viper MK2 from the show in 3D.
Since then the model was collecting virtual dust on one of my HDD.
As i also need basestations for my Pimax and the full Set is not ready anytime soon i recently bought a used Vive even though the SDE on that thing makes the waiting for my Pimax even more a pain.
I had this project in my mind for so long already and was thinking about doing it for my GearVR but if you go mobile you only get mobile quality. Now with the Vive i at least can aim for HD quality despite the bad SDE.
And so it began, i started to rework parts of the Viper model and textures, dusted off my Cylon raider model and played around with Unity 3d.
The first result was this see video below.
(the cockpit in this video is still the old one but i wanted to test parts of the the new TOS Raider textures and how they look in Unity.)
So since this little experiment was so much fun to create (learning by doing) i thought my Viper finally needed some sort of shelter. Turns out this was a bad idea and ended in an absolut overkill. But here it is.
I present you Hangar Bay 1 of Battlestar Galactica.
Hope you guys like the first results i am only hobbyist and haven’t done any 3D Artwork in a very long time.
All this ingame lighting(backing) stuff is new to me and a pretty steep learning curve.
Because of that this whole thing is also pretty unoptimized and mainly focuses on look and not on performance.
As of now there is not much in the Hangar, all the little details are still missing and the Gate animations are not in yet.
But i thought i’ll show you anyway and hope to get some feedback.