New Release: Imperial Star Destroyer!

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New Release: Imperial Star Destroyer!

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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu May 04, 2023 12:54 pm

@Vince T completely remade the ISD with a brand-new model, HD textures and many new features.
Back in 2003 Matt made the XWAU a great ISD and over the years it's only had tiny tweaks but now it has a fresh life.

It has Dynamic engines which illuminate nearby geometry and switch between on / off depending on speed or if disabled.
Several object profiles and skins allow you to customize the ship’s appearance in numerous ways, in particular turret looks.
Featuring a brand-new hangar model as well as an in flight blast door which open upon proximity to friendly ships.
Rebel and Imperial Hangar modes which allow selected Imperial fighters to launch from ceiling racks and Rebels from the deck.

You can see the brilliant video and Screenshots that Forceflow made on the Showcase section.
But here are a few pictures of the amazing look of this Imperial flagship in action.

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Post by DTM » Thu May 04, 2023 6:11 pm

Hard to find the words: it is pure magic!

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Post by Forceflow » Thu May 04, 2023 7:04 pm

Yeah, it's most likely one of the best models we have right now, but it's not only gorgeous looking it's incredibly optimized for the game engine. It barely effects performance even in large numbers.
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Post by haui » Thu May 04, 2023 7:19 pm

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Post by DarHan » Thu May 04, 2023 9:39 pm

It’s so pretty, I have already blown it up twice! :D
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Post by Will T » Tue May 16, 2023 12:05 pm

This is absolutely stunning.

I know this has always been a bit of a mountain to climb. It's big, it's detailed, there are real physical models out there that people like me get obsessed with in terms of accuracy. And given that we already had a serviceable model, I know it wasn't the most tempting item to get done.

But I'm really glad you did, Vince. You've been the master of XWA Star Destroyers for a long time now, and I think the real Star Wars icons deserve the best when it comes to models. We've iterated over and over again on the X-Wing, the Y-Wing and the TIE Fighters. The Star Destroyers should be a centrepiece too. I know the job isn't quite done yet, but the ISDI definitely features as a centrepiece now.
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Post by Knarfe » Sat May 27, 2023 3:50 pm

Is this in 5.6 ?

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Post by Vince T » Sat May 27, 2023 4:04 pm

yes
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Post by Knarfe » Thu Jun 01, 2023 6:24 am

Astonishing work!

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Post by iamblued » Sat Jun 24, 2023 9:18 pm

I made an account just to view and be able to say how gorgeous this ISD is. I hope it comes in a future patch!

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Jun 24, 2023 9:32 pm

iamblued wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 9:18 pm
I made an account just to view and be able to say how gorgeous this ISD is. I hope it comes in a future patch!
Umm it's in the current release that's out now
Thanks also :)
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