I've done some level design and cut-scene scripting--professionally, I mean--so I grok what that's like. And I'm really looking forward to doing some fun stuff with the Adventure Studio.
However, there is one sticking point: the aliens. We don't seem to have any way to create some which are visually new. We'd have to ask anyone playing our new universe to accept the Origins aliens as...something else (assuming we've not basically doing Origins fan fiction).
I've asked about this many times--including in its own thread (which has zero replies)--but Stardock folks strangely seem rather reluctant to engage on the topic. Sure, we can do new ships and planets...but that seems to be about it. And, sure, that's a lot...but...well, having new aliens is kind of important, yanno?
Customs designs can even be assigned to critters
Okay, I see this, but...well, I'm not even sure what this means. It sounds like life forms on the planet--like those we could collect with our landers to sell to the Melnorme in SC2--rather than aliens in starships with whom we can have chats. Perhaps there could be some cross-over on this front...?
import your drawings and assign some behavior
I'm also curious what this means. Is this what I'm asking for? Can I put images of my 3D-modeled aliens (if the models themselves are not possible) into the game? Can they be animated, like with GIFs or MP4s? Is there a way to make smooth transitions from neutral to emoting/speaking and back again, without jump-cuts?
What can we do? I'd really like technical details on what's possible so I can begin planning; I have some nifty ideas, but those plans kind of hinge on having these details.
Thanks in advance.