Space Theme - Props, Textures, Ideas ?

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  1. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    Kinda related to my other space related thread i got curious on this whole space theme and did some research. I just stumbled into some modeling of door, floor and wall pieces that obviously need to nowhere :D
    So i thought, hey why not elaborate a bit more on the topic and just TRY to make a simple theme/set out of this. Again, it's just me trying to come up with stuff. Chances to succeed (read: release) are tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny :blushing:
    This is just me trying to spend holiday time :D
    My current references include footage of James Bond Moonraker, 2-3 Austin Powers pictures (couldn't find more or better shots) and the NS2 texture set from PhilipK that he released to the public a couple of weeks ago.

    Disclaimer: If you should stumble upon cool space related stuff feel free to dump it in this thread as kind of a reference archive for anyone interested. I really really need your help on this guys and girls !

    1) What props could be needed to make a little but kinda convincing spaceship/moonbase map ?
    2) What search terms could be used to get some nice reference images of spaceship themed photos that kinda fit in the era of tf2 ?
    3) On what franchises, movies, maps of other games e.g. could i fall back to and find some good pictures ?


    Here's 3 space maps that i could hunt down, each trying to come up with a convincing space themed map.

    Arena_Space Beta 1
    http://forums.mapcore.net/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=13076

    skylab
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=11253

    europa
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=12623&highlight=Europa


    Trying to update this reference list, if you guys have something cool to add:

    http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/plus/dt/ufo.html
    Moon - The 2009 Movie
    http://screenmusings.org/Moonraker/index_10.htm
    http://screenmusings.org/2001ASpaceOdyssey/index.htm
    http://www.juliebolder.com/sci-fi.htm
    http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/2009/BillWright-Moonscape2AA-650.jpg
    http://dreamsofspace.nfshost.com/
     
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  2. Draco18s

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    I'd say take a look at games like Alien Swarm and Natural Selection to see what kinds of "junk" they have.
     
  3. Grim Tuesday

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  4. Acumen

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    well no, that's the point, i guess. these two examples clearly take place in the scifi future with heavy aliens/creatures and whatnot.
    while in tf2 or let's say the james bond moonraker as an example there's no such things involved ;)
    nice and clean and monsterfree :D
    and another thing to add, a white/beige/grey creme look is what could work best in tf2, imo.

    edit: Grim Tuesday, i spammed your steamchatbox for 2 days and didn't get one single reply out of it ;) better hurry up :p
     
  5. Furex

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    I was thinking about making a moonbase map, but ill never get my thumb out of my ass... Anyway here are some pictures i was gonna use for reference for the exterior part:

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  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    those domes are gonna be tough. there was this program that could make em and it like never stopped compiling just one of them.
     
  7. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Acumen, I feel bad for not replying. I habitually close excess windows that Steam opens, thinking they are event announcements from steam groups that I joined, and dont give a shit about.

    Also, I leave Steam, and usually the tf2maps chatroom on 24/7, so even if it says im there, I probably arent.

    I am very interested in your feedback, and your modeling talent :)