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Warframe: Prime Amp by SBigham Warframe: Prime Amp by SBigham
Revealed during my Tennocon 2018 art talk.
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Skaale Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Add it.
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woldyboldy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, fucking why. Were amps not made of sentient bones?
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Jazz-The-Cabbit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
Well... not necessarely. their bones are used to channel the power of the void.

But by looking more closely at the way we create the different parts of the amp, thanks to different precious stones and materials from the plains, we can assume that the framework of sentient origin is only there to hold everything in place, while allowing the energy of the void to circulate and take shape.

On the other hand, the idea of ​​a premium amp is quite plosible in the sense that the orokins mastered the void well before the appearance of sentients, and this, in all their technology ...
The warframes among others are the ideal proof.
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woldyboldy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
There is also the possibility that the Tenno are just mimicking Primes. I mean, Nova Prime was designed by the Tenno Council so it is likely her prime "parts" are really just orokin-era technology necessary to actually build her.
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peluru-sinus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
yes! prime amp!

wonder if it will be released on next prime access i suppose?
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SlipsOfficial Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
It might be an amp skin (which I'd much prefer honestly). I think I remember them saying that Fortuna is going to have a place with amp skins? Don't quote me though.
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SBigham Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure! We'll have to see!  Sometimes things are created quite a bit in advance and its a matter of finding the right combination of assets to combine into a prime pack set.
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Balduranne Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing how Amps count towards Mastery Rank, I hope it's a relic drop ^^
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Athlon-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I constantly find myself wondering how the tenno actually use these. I mean, I know they're essentially void demons and all, but their arms are literally clipping through the amps like ghosts, yet still keeping a hold of them.

Is this a design oversight because we just don't really see the clipping bits, or is it some kind of canonical thing, like the amps are held by magnetism or some other handwavium?
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SBigham Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
For this particular one i made the arm wrap portion solid because of the potential variation in the width of the arms with different armor sets.  This way it will clip through the arm but look move 'snug' of a fit at a glance.  Also it helps that its mostly obscured from the players view.
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:iconjazz-the-cabbit:
I Never thought about it before, but an interresting question. And here's my theory...

We know that Orokin's technology is based around creation by flesh and steel. This is what happened with the Sentient, the infested, the grineers ( to some degree ) and the Warframes. Hell, even their ships and buildings are made this way ! Now, we know the Tenno use the power of transference through matter ( aka : the warframes ). But we saw by the past a specific drone of orokin technology, the golden maw ( War Within quest ) : a worm-like beast that we dominated and controlled. Here's what I think : if we consider that a proper human cannot equip this weapon, 'cause there's no room to put an arm inside of it... Then, the same way we transfered through a frame, or the golden worm : a Tenno use transference to fusion his own arm with the device !

Now, there's no confirmation in game whatsoever, it is only a theory of the moment, in the end, it can only be to hid some terrific clipping !XD
But I hope that I offered you a start of explenation. ^^
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:iconjazz-the-cabbit:
Wait, true question... is this official ? is this a project ( SOON™ ) from DE, or is it fan-made ? It won't change the quality of the design, absolutely not... But it is to prepare myself for a hell lot of farm for this weapon ! *A*

Also, I realise it might sound very dumb, 'cause from the amount of art design you've got in your bag, all of them being Warframe... and the fact you're from Canada, as a pro designer...

I suspect you are one of the art designer of the team... ?  If so : "ALL MY RESPECT !" and love for the universe created by the team !
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SBigham Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! and yup, I'm a contract (offsite) concept artist working for Digital Extremes.  I don't make fanart, I produce work for them for a living so.... things I post related to warframe are up and coming or released content (with their permission of course).  When I host talks during Tennocon, I'm able to reveal stuff that hasn't been announced/revealed yet hence things like this that seem to come out of nowhere.
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:iconjazz-the-cabbit:
Truely good to know ! I'm from France, so sadly, I can't be part of Tennocon, to expensive for a weekend trip. X'D

Still, I'm happy to see that you can share some of your work here, and by god, what a work ! I can only hope that they will release this prime amp, not only would it expand the weaponary aviable in game in a new direction, but it was OBVIOUSLY made to fit on the commodore prime... and my Fashion Frame requires it ! ( also, I can see an artwork of the comodore prime in your gallery... if you also made it, or even simply helped to create it, you're a saint ! XD )

So ! Once again, congrats for your work, my salutations to you and the team if you're on contact with them and I'll be happy to keep an eye around here... this is truely the kind of things that makes me sad that we don't have more concept art content in the game, or hell : acces to art books in sell ! I'm sure it would sell pretty well amongst all the goodies already available. ^^/b

Ah, one last thing : I love the concept art for the unreleased liset... But it should be more than a loading screen, truely deserve more attention...
Would gladly see it as a Gunship or some kind of Interceptor for the project "Railjack" later on.
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SBigham Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Not a problem about not being able to make it, that's why we live stream as much as we can.  And hopefully in future years we'll record the side talks too!

Yes! I had the pleasure of designing the look of the Commodore Prime which was modeled by the super talented Michael Zaguirre.

I've still got my fingers crossed we'll do an art book some day...

I hope so too about the lisets being integrated into rail jack! One thing at a time though.
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metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
A literal gilded Amp. 
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yup!
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metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Here's my thoughts for how it should work: 

Prime Prism: A set of focusing lenses that increase the damage and efficiency of  the void beam. (Basically it's the void beam but better)
Prime Brace: Powerful micro capacitors and heat-sinks increase ammunition and reduce cool-down time. (An all-around upgrade)
Prime Scaffold: A large, ring-shaped focusing device that fires a fast-moving explosive projectile. (Like a Sonicor blast)
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psocheon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
WATT?! A PROIM aMp?!?!
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yupppp
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SunSunich Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this series!
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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spiningrecords Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Screams like more grind xD
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Everything does! Unless it's a part of a Prime Access i guess!
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
impressive is a weapon itself or an enhancer for psychic power?
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The second I believe.
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
yeeeaaaah!
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ultima200 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Perfect!!!!!
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Rovien Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
How would you carry the weapon when not in use? Does it fold backwards sort of like a trick sleeve? Fascinating design!
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, there's a hinge at the bottom under the wrist that it would fold back into.
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Epic
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Koldraxon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
This raises some questions, such as:
-Prime Zaw, Kitgun, and other Amp types.
-Will they be modular?
-Would they require building twice (Foundry, then Hok/Onkko), or would the parts come ready-made and you just get them to build it? Or, even, would you get several different blueprints which cause the weapon to turn out differently (i.e: a blueprint for Dual Zoren Prime which just requires 2 Scindo Prime handles, and 1 Scindo Prime blade)?
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The design could be broken up into pieces, though I'm not sure if they'll decide to do that. That's a design question which is outside my realm sadly.
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Koldraxon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
That I can understand.

On the topic of weapons, I had a simple idea - using speargun throwing animations, and the silent nature of bows, what would a Tenno/Grineer/Corpus/Infested/Sentient javelin weapon and it's quiver look like?
On the side, in your opinion, how viable would it be to the the arms of a Battalyst and Mimic and make a semi-auto cannon and beam/auto (toggle) rifle, and one of the Conculyst's staves to make a staff weapon?
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TonyToriusImages Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite unusual, but sounds very interesting. Although I'm confused, is DE is going to launch the Prime Amp and it will be like Prime parts that you have to seek during the Void Fissures to build the fully item in the foundry, like a Prime Warframe or Prime Weapon, or it will be going like the usual Amps that you have to craft with The Quills by using the parts built only in the foundry? Just to know.
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure - I wasn't asked to design this particular one in pieces so I assume it'll be a single device.  As for how it'll be constructed - I'm not sure - that isn't decided by me!
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TonyToriusImages Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Let us wait until DE launches the next Prime Access to see what new Warframe Prime will come with Gram Prime, Akjagara Prime or Amp Prime.
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Woogigooie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a pretty design
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RazulDarkwood Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
I have a feeling that this will be a prime access accessory. 
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Always possible.
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ohhellno520 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
.... if this is a future thing that does get added to the game im going to find you... and hug ye to no end. tis byotiful ;w;/
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, not sure when, but it'll come out eventually.
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alchemy-ring Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting... as in how we might be building that weapon.
will it be modular like the rest, or is it only one weapon on its own.. and if so, what attacks will it have (not expecting a response for this)

nice work btw, looks great
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SBigham Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not too sure.  It could easily be broken up into pieces though I didn't necessarily design it like that. It'll completely depend on how the design team decides to implement it.
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