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*REQUESTED* Rank insignia for Starfleet cadets, as seen on "Star Trek"

by NixNivis Posted 3rd Dec 2007 at 5:12 PM - Updated 4th Jul 2011 at 10:52 PM by NixNivis
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
As far as I know, rank insignia for cadets have only been seen in "The First Duty" (TNG) and briefly in the VOY episode "In the Flesh" (I know, that was really Species 8472, but they seemed to have done their homework pretty thoroughly otherwise) - Starfleet seems to have done away with them later on. I like them, though, and I've got requests for them, so here I give you: Starfleet cadet's rank insignia, for teens and young adults (and for adults, since the game didn't want to show them otherwise and I couldn't find away around it). Of course, they will only appear for young adults if you have University; if you don't, you'll only have them for teens (and for adults, as stated above).

Just as my other rank insignia, these can be worn together with other accessories and they will appear together with everyday and formal wear, and with outerwear if you have Seasons. As usual, they're supposed to be worn together with my body meshes, so they might look odd if you use them together with other meshes – for example, a mesh with a large collar might "swallow" them, while it might look as if they're floating in the air together with a mesh with no collar at all. Just so you know that this isn't an error; it's impossible to make rank insignia that look good with any and all body meshes, so selfish creature that I am, I've sure they look good together with my stuff.

A side note: When I was taking the screenshots, I noticed that the insignia are slightly reflective. I wish I could take credit for it, but I can't - it's a carry-over from the glasses I used as a base. It looks quite cool, though.

Polygon Counts:
MESH_nixnivis_cadetonebar.package: polys=62, vertices=19
MESH_nixnivis_cadettwobars.package: polys=122, vertices=35
MESH_nixnivis_cadetthreebars.package: polys=182, vertices=51
MESH_nixnivis_cadetfourbars.package: polys=242, vertices=67

Additional Credits:
- Tiggerypum, HystericalParoxysm and Dr Pixel, whose excellent tutorials have taught me everything I know about meshing for TS2 in general and accessory meshing in particular
- Wes H for the Unimesh plugins
- Quaxi and all the other SimPE developers
- The Milkshape team

Oh, and while you're waiting for the file to download, why not make a creator happy and take a moment to hit the "thanks" button?

Happy Simming!

Accessory Type:
      Young Adult
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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8 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts
Forum Resident
#2 Old 5th Dec 2007 at 2:05 AM
Looks good, as always. Thank you.

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 5th Dec 2007 at 5:12 AM
cool! I'm a big trek fan, so...

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Dec 2007 at 11:55 PM
As usual you are amazing!

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 8:58 AM
Default Sorry, not related to the thread, but...
I couldn't figure out how to attach all the images to a PM. I'm mostly finished, but I want to tweak the BHAVs so that different objects from the set affect different skills. Just a teaser. Should be uploading in 2 or 3 days.

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#6 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 12:27 AM
jason, WOW! I can't wait to see the finished version! Living, breathing, WORKING tricorders and phasers, that's just cool beyond belief!

(BTW, your female Starfleet Sim looks like she needs to have her uniform updated; when I made the VOY uniforms I changed the UV map a bit, but since I only had part of my brain plugged in that day, I didn't think to rename the mesh file, which of course made for some strange-looking textures for the FC skin. The textures have been fixed on the uniforms that are up now, though!
Forum Resident
#7 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 1:59 AM
Actually, that's my bad. I tried some uniform resizing to different body types and some of them don't quite jibe with the original texture map. That's why her sleeves look gimpy.

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Jan 2008 at 10:23 PM
Cool! How did I miss this? I think I'm the one that actually made the request too. Thanks nix!
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#9 Old 30th Jan 2008 at 6:12 PM
[email protected]: Yes, now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure it was you. Glad you found it!