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How To Create a Star Ship

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 14, 2011  | Comments

How To Create a Star Ship - MMORPG.com

The latest Inside the Studio article has been published on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site. The latest edition deals with how the development team goes about creating those awesome player star ships that will be featured in the game and is penned by enior Concept Artist Ryan Dening and Senior Environment Artist Christopher Reeves. The featured ship is the Agent Starship, the X-70B Phantom.

When we agreed on the sketch, I did a final rendering from one view of the ship. The trick was keeping the design sleek but adding enough details to add scale and keep it within the classic Star Wars™ universe. This was especially hard for the Agent because it pushed that envelope the most out of all our player ships. With this view approved I did orthographic views (top, bottom, side, front, back) to help Chris in building the 3-D version and did drawings from other views to cover all the angles. I also highlighted details like flaps, moving turrets, the ramp and landing gear.

Read more here.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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