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In order to help the community get that canon look I developed this guide. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!

Index:
The Canon Uniforms have been moved to their own page in order to make room for future additions. Click on the Canon Uniforms link in the Index above to go to that page.

Notice that I've labeled these as per the usual positions the colors were used to designate in the shows and movies, not by the generalized Tactical, Engineering and Science careers they are used to designate in game.

Note: Due to limited color choices and lack of certain details, these uniforms may not appear perfectly accurate with canon. However, within the constraints of the game, they are as close as you can possibly get. All uniforms have been tested in various lighting environments in the game in order to insure the most accurate color choices possible.

For those that crave more accuracy, I use a Dell E198WFP Monitor with the Color preset Normal. My Color Profile is sRGB IEC61966-2.1. These are the standard settings for most PCs and Monitors.

Enjoy!


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# 2
04-17-2010, 11:21 AM
This looks good. I like the attention to the blue-green variants.

I don't know if you feel like doing more voluntary work, but here's an idea for presentation of the 24th century uniforms:

Since most of the uniforms use the same shades you could add an image with a shot of just the palette, and the colors highlighted saying "this is command red," for example. All the 24th century colors are the same in your uniforms, except the blue-greens, and even then you only use two shades in the uniforms. The blacks and greys are also all the same, it looks like.

The combadges (and pips) are also naturally all the same, so a shot with the two combadges and their colors by themselves would be cool.

This is an awesome post, and very well done, I just think it would also be cool to have a single pic with everything on it, a one-glance reference guide.
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# 3
04-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Nice stuff, though I have a couple of questions...

Why do you have the Voyager rank pips as silver, rather than gold as you have the DS9 and TNG pips? They used the same pips on Voyager as they did on the other shows.

Why do you have the TOS rank braid as silver? Unlike the insignia, the braid's colour can be changed. While it has a golden sheen to it that's built in, the overall colour is till determined by your choice, and your setting here looks quite silver (both in your examples and in my in-game testing), while the braiding in the series was gold.

For most grey and black parts, I tend to use the bottom line (true neutral greyscale) rather than the second line up (cool greyscale on left, warm greyscale on right).
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# 4
04-17-2010, 12:20 PM
actually for the TNG Movie / late DS9 Uniforms there is a little confusion on my part.

Sometimes they are shown clearly as Grey (what you did)
but in the movies they often seem more dark blue-purple-gey-ish

some pics to compare:

http://images.sabob.com/products/ima...Red_Shirt.jpeg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...hotos/Data.jpg
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...ichael-006.jpg
http://img.trekmovie.com/images/merc...nemesis_35.jpg
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/me...rien,_2375.jpg


i would realy appriciate if the color's would be set to the default color by the game the first time you selct another uniform.
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# 5
04-17-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Felderburg View Post
This looks good. I like the attention to the blue-green variants.

I don't know if you feel like doing more voluntary work, but here's an idea for presentation of the 24th century uniforms:

Since most of the uniforms use the same shades you could add an image with a shot of just the palette, and the colors highlighted saying "this is command red," for example. All the 24th century colors are the same in your uniforms, except the blue-greens, and even then you only use two shades in the uniforms. The blacks and greys are also all the same, it looks like.

The combadges (and pips) are also naturally all the same, so a shot with the two combadges and their colors by themselves would be cool.

This is an awesome post, and very well done, I just think it would also be cool to have a single pic with everything on it, a one-glance reference guide.
Thank you. I'll think about that for a future update.

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Originally Posted by Grydan View Post
Nice stuff, though I have a couple of questions...

Why do you have the Voyager rank pips as silver, rather than gold as you have the DS9 and TNG pips? They used the same pips on Voyager as they did on the other shows.

Why do you have the TOS rank braid as silver? Unlike the insignia, the braid's colour can be changed. While it has a golden sheen to it that's built in, the overall colour is till determined by your choice, and your setting here looks quite silver (both in your examples and in my in-game testing), while the braiding in the series was gold.

For most grey and black parts, I tend to use the bottom line (true neutral greyscale) rather than the second line up (cool greyscale on left, warm greyscale on right).
Because the Voyager pips are more silver than gold. I've been watching a lot Voyager recently and I noticed that their pips look like white gold. Since there is not an appropriate silver with a gold sheen I find silver looks more accurate. If these pips were done like the TOS rank stripes they would look perfect.

Actually the silver with the gold sheen looks more accurate to me, since in many of the TOS episodes the stripes appear a more faded gold, as if the uniforms were being washed too often.

And the cool gray looks more accurate to me. It works better with the different lighting effects in the game, taking on the proper tones at the proper time.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Z3R0B4NG View Post
actually for the TNG Movie / late DS9 Uniforms there is a little confusion on my part.

Sometimes they are shown clearly as Grey (what you did)
but in the movies they often seem more dark blue-purple-gey-ish

some pics to compare:

http://images.sabob.com/products/ima...Red_Shirt.jpeg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...hotos/Data.jpg
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...ichael-006.jpg
http://img.trekmovie.com/images/merc...nemesis_35.jpg
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/me...rien,_2375.jpg


i would realy appriciate if the color's would be set to the default color by the game the first time you selct another uniform.
Those are an effect of the lighting. As mentioned above I think the cool gray I've chosen works best with the lighting in the game.

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# 6
04-17-2010, 01:27 PM
Very cool, been struggling to match the colors. One thing though -
for the "Science team blue" and "Medical Blue-green variant" under the TNG section, you have both of them circled for the same shade of blue on the color picker. It's marked right on the TNG Movie version, just a little goof on the TNG regular section.
Thanks for putting the time in for this.
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# 7
04-17-2010, 02:16 PM
Did you know that actually the TOS "gold" was greenish? The lighting and film stock resulted in it appearing goldish on screen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniforms

Yes. Chartreuse. Really.
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# 8
04-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Well done.
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# 9
04-18-2010, 10:16 AM
I'm not really sure they had the colors tied to duty in TOS, or at least, the first season. I've been laid up sick the last few days and have been watching my recently arrived TOS series collection. Just finished the first season. Some eipsodes Uhura will be wearing a red uniform and in others a gold one. In Space Seed, the woman playing the historian officer wears a red uniform. Seems to me history would be under the sciences branch, not security. Some crewmembers would even be wearing a jumpsuit like uni, thiough they seemed to most often be involved in physical labor while doing so. Must be a more work related uni, like a fatigue, than the standard one. Maybe they became more formal with uniform codes in later seasons.
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# 10
04-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Thank you very much for this Blackavaar!

I have problems correctly seeing red/green, so as you can imagine I've had an extremely difficult time getting my characters' and bridge officers' uniform colors right. I'll be using your guide to fix everyone's uniforms over the next week or so.

So thank you again Blackavaar.
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