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The Ships of EVE Online Poster by AeonOfTime The Ships of EVE Online Poster by AeonOfTime
UPDATE: Find the 2014 version here! 

Background


A while ago I built a small gimmick for my EVE Online Blog, which displays a small info popup for ships. Then I had the idea to add ship screenshots to it, seeing that ship names and descriptions only get you so far. Not happy with the small icons available officially, I started on the task to make some screenshots of my own of all ships.

735 screenshots later (I made a front, side and rear view for each ship) I had a working collection of screenshots that I had post-processed both manually and via Photoshop's batch processing features.

This poster is actually 5 ships short (variants of the Iteron and Badger ships), so 240 in total to fit them all without empty spaces. The order is random on purpose.

Technique

This was a long process:

- Take the screenshots ingame
- Rename all the images with the correct ingame name
- Automatically crop all the images
- Manually remove all the leftover ingame overlays
- Automatically enhance all the images (slight color corrections, etc.)
- Automatically create the thumbnails of the full-size images
- Use a MySQL data dump of the game data to rename the thumbnails with their internal IDs (required for my gimmick)
- Use a PHP script to create an HTML table with a random list of all front views, configurable with columns and rows to take a screenshot of
- Use photoshop to build the final poster

...phew. About one and a half months work for this end result, as well as the current version of the gimmick ShipsQuickinfo.

Custom requests

I am open for custom requests for this poster, e.g. regarding ship races, amount of ships, poster size (wallpaper-sized), etc. Note me here on DA or contact me ingame for details.

Copyright

All ship models, textures and co are (C) CCP.
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:iconyoshimastar:
YoshiMastar Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY EYES WON'T STOP COMING!
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle: thanks!
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:iconabyssalcerebrant:
AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Very useful. :)
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:iconyamatani:
Yamatani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice job, I salute you for getting through all of them. :D
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Believe it or not, it was actually kind of fun :giggle:
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April 20, 2010
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