Random Nifty Thing: Word-Based Ship Constructor

What an Odd Design...

What an Odd Design…

Thanks muchly to nixon66 on Broken Forum for letting me know about this. There’s this tool called shapeWright.com by Dolf Veenvliet which uses WebGL to make browser-based interactive constructs. One of the tools on the site is a ship constructor which assembles a ship based on the words you give it. Above is the USS Brian Rubin, while below is the USS Space Game Junkie. Nifty huh? Try it out yourself, and enjoy! Edit: Hey guys, I was just informed (thanks Raife) that the tool responds differently to capitalized and lower case letters! Neat!

Now This is More Like It...

Now This is More Like It…

7 Responses

  1. Tyler Yohe says:

    Holy crap! Thanks Brian. Haha, I’ve spent two weeks working with my concept artist drawing up ship ideas, but this might help if we start to run dry!

    We also might have to steal the USS Brian Rubin and throw it in the game as an Easter Egg for you ;)

  2. zeraan says:

    Don’t mess with “Beyond Beyaan” :) This is strangely fun, typing in random names and seeing what ship design it comes up with :D

  3. SteveC says:

    Inspired partially by that thing, some time ago I made a thing called “ship not even wrong”. It’s a C program that spits out openscad programs for what I can hope might be mistaken for spaceship models. On github here https://github.com/smcameron/opencscad It’s in the “ship-not-even-wrong” subdirectory.
    Youtube vid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnyerXljmrQ&t=0m30s

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hey SteveC, welcome to the comments, and that is VERY Cool. How do I get that to run myself?

  4. EBM says:

    I love coming across unexpected tools like this. As someone who can’t design a starship to save his life, this little gem is a valuable source for inspiration.

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