Wk 8: Design

So, a couple of changes to my idea. Firstly, I was previously thinking of doing a ‘pirate’ ship. However, the model needs to be low-poly and also I do not think I have those modelling skills quite yet. I had previously talked about creating a dirigible or at least merging it into the model. For example, something like this:


Dirigible merged with pirate ship. Sourced from:


Or, of course, the World of Warcraft Zepplin. Sourced from: http://www.wowwiki.com/Zeppelin?file=Zeppelin2.JPG

I believe that this would be an excellent idea as the sails on any ship are both complicated (lots of polys) and also a soft material (so not according to the assessment guidelines). However, the pirate ship is still a little complicated so I have a different idea: a Viking ship. They are super awesome and a much simpler design.


Drawing of a Viking ship. Sourced from: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/14200/14248/viking-ship_14248_lg.gif

In addition to this there are blueprint designs which I can base my own design off.


Viking Longship blueprints. Sourced from: http://www.uh.edu/engines/gokstadschematic.jpg

The combination with a dirigible (thus making it a flying Viking ship) is science-fiction and I think that I could adjust to suit as a bomber quite easily. I will double check all of this in class tomorrow but, at the moment, things are looking pretty good.