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    Phill Gonzalez, a 3D artist working at BLizzard Entertainment posted a bunch of 3D models, concepts and screenshots from before and during StarCraft 2 Beta. Here are some:

    Battlecruiser variations before texturing:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Battlec...ions-357372700
    Remember these from the announcement, where you could customize your battlecruiser.

    Billboards:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...ards-357372696
    While you probably have seen them before, its the description of the image that is interesting:
    "These Terran Billboards were initially intended to be used as set dressings on backwater Terran towns. Due to time constraints they show up everywhere, although the bigger idea was to make more regal billboards for affluent Terran worlds like Korhal."

    Bullhorns:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-Bullhorns-357372695
    Again, the description:
    "On the first Mar Sara mission in the Wings of Liberty campaign the Bullhorns were intended to be constantly playing Mengsk's political speeches. Eventually the holographic projection of Mengsk was made to make a clearer point to the player, and the bullhorns became simple set dressing pieces."

    3 and 2 wheeled civilian hellions:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...ikes-357372676
    4 wheeled civilian hellions:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...sers-357372661

    Early shot of bunker upgrades:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...ades-357372690

    Early protoss models:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Early-P...dels-357372655
    I liked those old zealots...

    Dumpsters from the alliance:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-Dumpsters-357372644

    Bulky gateway:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Protoss...er-2-357372637

    Old Greater spire:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Gr...er-1-357372636
    Complete with scrapped queen's head.

    Sign designs:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-Signs-357372635

    Outhouses:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-Outhouses-357372633
    Drop pod othouse? O_o

    Cliff elevators... yes! Cliff elevators!
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...tors-357372631
    Sadly, scrapped. Would be cool.

    Ooooold phase prism:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Protoss...er-1-357372626
    Could also work as a colossus given the angle :P
    Also read description for some development history.

    Protoss pass 2:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Protoss-Pass-2-357372617
    Wonder what pass 1 looked like...

    Protoss pass 3:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Protoss-Pass-3-357372601

    Early ultralisk portrait:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Ul...rait-357372571

    Pre announcement zerg:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-5-11-07-357372552

    Check out his gallery, while these I just posted are very recent additions, he has more StarCraft 2 related art and background info in the comments.

    Old thread by Alex06:
    http://sclegacy.com/forums/showthrea...tailed-history
    Last edited by Equiliari; 03-03-2013 at 05:15 AM.

    Scientists measure a second as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods
    of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine
    levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom.
    Or the duration of 9,192,631,770 matches where David Kim crushes you head to head in StarCraft 2

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    Drop pod outhouse:
    When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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    Default Re: StarCraft 2 Pre Beta Concepts and screenshots

    Nice, but most of those things are still in the game. That old warp prism is pretty sweet.

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    If I recall correctly, they initially ported SC1's units/math into SC2 and went from there. It would explain alot on why those early renders/screens really do just look like "SC1 HD". I'm glad they did not on the initial super-saturated look and eventually toned down the color palette.


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    And again you had to be pretty big noob about PC not to know about the change, I mean even the birds on the trees knew about it.

    ...Its like calling throwing stone an athletic competition. Get a grip man and don't write nonsense...
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    Default Re: StarCraft 2 Pre Beta Concepts and screenshots

    I wish I got same skill to create such a masterpiece on my Cintiq 21ux

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    Spoiler Warning!

    Gonzo recently added a bunch of models from Heart of the Swarm. You might have already seen most of them, but as always, the comments contain interesting info.

    Work in progress of the protoss colony ship:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Protoss...Ship-358687797

    Ghost variations (Not realy HotS material but for a mod):
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...ions-358871163

    First iteration of Warhound:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-Warhound-358687805

    Terran Warfield Fortress building:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Warfiel...-WIP-358687887
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Warfiel...ress-358871177

    General Warfield:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/General...-WIP-358687858
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...ield-359035252

    Viking Titan:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Terran-...-WIP-358687852

    The updated Nova model and textures:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/SC2-HotS-Nova2-358687762

    Shelved Kerrigan Evolution stages:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Kerriga...tion-358871165

    Roach variations:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Ro...-WIP-358687830

    Zerg Defiler WIP!:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Defiler-WIP-358687899
    Unfinished, but still in the game files.

    SC1 Units SC2ified:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Compare-358688025
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Cl...ueen-359035466
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Guardian-359035470
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Devourer-359035472

    Primal Zerg models:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/SC2-Hot...Zerg-358687784

    Zurvan WIP shots:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/SC2-Hot...-WIP-358688004
    Zurvan:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/HotS-Zurvan-358871141

    Primal Zerg: Yagdra:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Primal-...gdra-359035460

    Primal Zerg: Kraith:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Primal-...aith-359035467

    Queen Za Gara:
    http://my.deviantart.com/art/Zerg-Qu...Gara-359035454

    Scientists measure a second as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods
    of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine
    levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom.
    Or the duration of 9,192,631,770 matches where David Kim crushes you head to head in StarCraft 2

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    Defiler looks absolutely amazing, as does Yagdra.

    But why the Hell are Kerrigan's breasts the size of her head?

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    This one I happened to not link to answers that:
    http://phillgonzo.deviantart.com/art...rged-359035457

    "the main challenge creating this character was adapting the cinematic model into a game character. Many details were exaggerated so they were more noticeable from game view, such as her armor pieces, hair, gun, and gigantic breasts."

    So yeah, "game view" was the excuse.

    Scientists measure a second as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods
    of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine
    levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom.
    Or the duration of 9,192,631,770 matches where David Kim crushes you head to head in StarCraft 2

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    Loving the Kerrigan & Nova models.

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