Location: SE4 > Races > Pyrochette

Race Viewer


Created by Joel Hoines
Programmer: Master Belisarius
Download: pyrochette_22.zip
Size: 283 kb
USy Rating: 5
Version: 2.2

My review:

This stunningly simple shipset was one of the racest that enticed me into the world of 3D modelling. The Pyrochette contain clear cut ships with clean curves and moderate detail. Looking back at this shipset I can see several areas that could be improved, but for its purpose as an SE4 fleet its perfect! It looks and 'feels' kinda great.

The production i.e. lighting and camera are well set up and the colour scheme is original.

Production Notes:

The zip file contains some original race portraits and some additional/changed fighter graphics.

Escort Frigate Destroyer Light Cruiser
Cruiser Battle Cruiser Battleship Dreadnought
Light Carrier Carrier Heavy Carrier Colony Ship
Satellite Space Station Battle Station Starbase
Small Transport Medium Transport Large Transport Mine
Small Fighter Medium Fighter Large Fighter Fighter Group
Small Troop Medium Troop Large Troop Drone
Small Weap-plat. Medium Weap-plat. Large Weap-plat. Fleet
Satellite Group Mine Group Race Portrait Race Emblem


Not bad, but about the portrait: Have you ever seen the original Battlestar Galactica movie? Aside from that, I think that the ships are magnificent. I guess my own Imperium should watch out!

Posted by: Tzyylon 5, 2005-12-17

The shipset is excellent, like some sort of neo-Cardassian splinter group. However, the portrait is a little creepy. Yes, I have seen the original Battlestar Galactica movie. He's like those girls's uncle or something!

Posted by: Ccyl, 2005-12-18

Any chance to get it to be a neo standard?

Posted by: Brad C., 2006-03-21

And very cool, btw!

Posted by: Brad C., 2006-03-21

Nice Cardassian ship look, but I think that whoever plays as this shipset would instantly be declared the Mega Evil Empire, for two reasons: one, their ships kick ass, and two, the portrait is soo creepy I'd have to destroy them to preserve my sanity.

Posted by: Egos IV, 2006-06-10

Actually, that race portrait is from Star Control 3, a sub-par game in the usually excellent Star Control series. However, this shipset has always been one of my favorites. Though never been fond of their ground units.

Posted by: Regent James Grayson, 2006-07-14

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