Well curse that ManSh00ter for showing me Sculptris--even though I have no way of usefully exporting it's textures for Sins...sigh.
I've been overrun by work for more than a month now and tinkering with the model and an occiasonal ability tweak is all I have had time for.So I decided to redo the Yggdrasil mothership model for two reasons:
- give it a more sinister and organic feel
- allow the model to physically drill into Sins planets on attack
I grew up with black widow spiders and crab spiders and found the former extremely creep inspiring and the later fascinating. Since this is a virus, I also wanted to give it a not completely insect look as it isn't meant to emulate the Vasari or a bug. So I deformed some of the legs and structure to give it that electron microscope magnified look.
Here's the end result (and yes, if anyone wants to actually do a pro job on fixing tangents or putting on textures contact me--outside my skill range sadly).
I have several particle effects ready including the dust "poof!" when it drills into a planet and some of the creepy glowing-swirling type effects for the interior that spawns "lectoids".