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Post by FraGGer » 2004-08-28, 16:46

well i created some models let me hear what you think
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Post by Shadow » 2004-08-28, 18:55

not bad. I would slant where the flat part on top meets the grip and maybe bevel where the grip meets barrel a bit but looks fine now anyways. I will put up some of my low polys later. And im working on a like shipping district city level for my mod.
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Post by Kai » 2004-08-28, 19:21

Well i think they look quite unfinished ;)

No smoothgroups, no textures and i think you did it all quite coarse so far.
The mesh proportions look okay, but they have too much polys, and less details.

I think you can finish it, just add more details and create a clean mesh, maybe some nice textures ;)
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Post by FraGGer » 2004-08-28, 19:47

im using milkshape and im not an advanced modeller i dont even know how to unwrap en so if there are any tuts that you know of tell me please and the models are flat shaded becouse in milkshap smoothshaded doesnt look so good for a gun =(
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Post by Kai » 2004-08-28, 20:24

To be honest, milkshape is not a very good choice to learn how to model .. it only supports many game-related fileformats, that can be very usefull ..


To learn modelling, i would recommend Gmax, a special free version of 3D Studio Max, very easy to use.

http://www4.discreet.com/gmax/gmax.php?id=901
http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

Wings 3D
Another nice piece of software is the open scource modeller Wings, inspired by the legendary Nendo/Mirai Software..

http://www.wings3d.com/
This one is very different in handling, but offerst great subdiv modelling, great to create highresmeshes for Nmaps.


other alternatives are:

Caligari TrueSpace
An outdated version of Caligari TrueSpace 3.2, still very much morer powerfull than milkshape.
http://forms.caligari.com/forms/ts3all_free.html

Blender 3D
This piece is freeware and offers a big community, plugins and tutorials, maybe the best freeware 3D package !!!

http://www.blender3d.com/

After choosing a better software, you will also find tutorials on how to unwrap UVs.
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Post by Shadow » 2004-08-28, 21:17

yes wings is great. i use wings to do the basics and milkshape if it needs touchups and sumtime animator for its smoothing stuff. Texturing i use lithunwrap. its free but there is a newer commercial version which is like ultimate unwrap3d or sumthing but lithunwrap is fine. check like fileplanet or sumthing 4 a download.
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Post by FraGGer » 2004-08-29, 01:11

hmmz yeah i got the lithunwrap i just dont get it it is only showing me one box so i dont have much to that are there any tuts ???
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Post by Kai » 2004-08-29, 01:35

Im quite sure that lithunwrap is having a manual ?
Otherwise, i suggest that you use google, it should give you a few sites like this:
http://www.morpheus50.karoo.net/LithTUT.html
http://www.kaylon.freeuk.com/lithunwrap.htm

This should help you ;)
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Post by FraGGer » 2004-08-29, 02:44

thanks

no my cool skins can start spawning :D

and oh yeah are there any servers for ca3de i want te see it online
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Post by Shadow » 2004-08-29, 20:01

yes online would be fun
is there anything special u have 2 do? i can set up my other comp as a dedicated maybe but its only running on a 12mb connection... otherwise maybe i could convert over my webserver... carsten?
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Post by Kai » 2004-08-29, 20:53

If you want to provide a free server, we would be happy to try it out ;)
So tell us when you have problems running the server or want to share the ip for some testings ^^

Maybe people start to create much more interesting mods, :)
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Post by Shadow » 2004-08-30, 04:21

here are a couple of guns i made in a few minutes based on same gun...
nothing 2 special and im working on textures now..
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Post by Thrawn » 2004-08-30, 10:47

Lightray 3D > rest 8)

I tried 3DMax Demo, GMax and Milkshape 3D but I didn't like them Milkshape was easy but it's a very basic program. 3DS is much too expensive and GMax is basically the same and well I just dont like it.

But I found a program that I use since that. It's very easy and powerful. It's called Lightray 3D and you can find it here!
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Post by FraGGer » 2004-08-30, 12:08

yeah lightray is very good i use it to export to cod i mad another model with wings3d (the program that shadow is using) check it out
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Post by scott » 2004-08-30, 14:52

Why dont you guys download the Half-life 2 edition of softimage? Its a hell of a lot better than milkshape or whatever else you use. It will export to the format you need.

http://www.softimage.com/Products/EXP/HL2/
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