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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
03-30-2011, 11:04 AM
It's certainly POSSIBLE, but would require a bit of work. At the very least, the texture of the modern uniform will have to be applied to the old-style tshirt uniform, which may cause a problem since it is open at the neck. There may have to be a new uniform model designed which has short sleeves but that collar at the neck.

I have actually been looking into this in some detail, and basically there is a separate "skin" model for all the different uniforms that show skin. An open neck, exposed midriff, and exposed arms, each has their own individual "bit" that is fit together to form the uniform. I guess that's to eliminate clipping. So basically, it wouldn't just be a matter of substitution, I think a whole new uniform will have to be designed.

Personally, I'd be for this. I think in the canon most of the uniforms had long sleeves (you could just take off the jacket if you "had to get your hands dirty") but I think it should be a usable option, even if rarely used.