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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 117
# 119
02-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by fairbeard1 View Post
A question for the people into with 3D modeling and such.

Would a simple skin change be enough to change the location of the impulse trails as well. Or is it some complex thing to get the red trails to flow from a different location.

Equipping a Borg engine adds that green trail "on the fly" so I'm assuming its not complex. (yes, I know what they say about assuming)

It just seems like the more that has to be done, the less likely it will happen
It would take more then a simple skin change, it requires a change of an effects asset location, with ships that are already setup equipping something different doesn't change its location just the asset being used at the time (red trails to green trails/green plasma, ect). Its a relatively simple move but its time consuming as you have to change the impulse engine effects location on the Steamrunner for its normal effects and everything that changes those effects (borg engines, breen engines, maco engines, ect).

I'm going to school for game art which includes 3D modeling and effects so I'm familiar with the process.
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