EDIT: View the most up-to-date version of the (still in-progress) guideHERE.
I'm currently working on a translation for the recently-released PS3 Macross game celebrating the franchise's 30th anniversary, "Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy." While I toil away on the text document, I thought I'd share some of the Photo-Translations I've finished so far. (Thank you, Zach Zimmerman, for providing the screenshots!)
These images are in no particular order; I will update this post with additional images if an when I end up making them.
First up, the Hangar Menu. Some notes: Squad Settings will take you to the basic unit selection menu, where you pick out your Valkyrie, upgrade your Valkyrie, and do the same for your squadmates. The Mechanics Room is where you go to "upgrade" Valkyries. I'm not entirely competent with the process, but basically you've consume items in order to unlock the next tier of Valkyrie. Hopefully I'll be able to explain this better in the full guide. The "Bridge" is the "My Ship" menu, by the way; and the Item Box is your item storage (you have a limited inventory capacity).
When I first started playing with Google SketchUp, my basic feeling was, "I want to make models of my favorite starships to play with!"
I was fairly pleased with my model of a Free Planets Alliance Battleship, so I moved on to make another FPA warship--this time, a destroyer. And it was a colossal failure. This is the model that made me abandon my initial train of thought, and focus instead on making my own unique, original models. (Most of which have already been uploaded to the 3D Warehouse; feel free to take a look at them, but I'll be examining them in-depth in future blog posts--those models have a lot of little elements and details you may not notice on your own).