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WIP: Stuff you are working on 2!

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Just a fun/random topic for WIP/pimpin screenshots of whatever you are working, whether it be a small a reskin, or as big as an all new model, this way we don't always have to open a new thread.

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I see what you did there.

I'll go first. The destructible building in A2 gave me an idea a la:

cardboardbreacher.jpg

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hey nice one scubaman3D! Hope it gets some texture and stuff to :)

can you blow up doors to houses in Arma 2? :D

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Nice model LODU, how will you be adding the fur?

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Mondkalb and me are working on an remake of an old squadintern map just called camping. You can go camping on chernarus with new tents, campfires, bbq, radio, hunting and other hunters/campers. And all packed in a little module.

Inventoryitem for every tent,radio etc and a bag is included^^

Here a pic Scruffy made during a test at our server:

http://img2.abload.de/img/unbenanntcov5.jpg

All models by Mondkalb and nearly all scripts by me.

Maybe we will release it... but we are not sure yet.

Edited by NeoArmageddon

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Mondkalb and me are working on an remake of an old squadintern map just called camping. You can go camping on chernarus with new tents, campfires, bbq, radio, hunting and other hunters/campers. And all packed in a little module.

Inventoryitem for every tent,radio etc and a bag is included^^

Here a pic Scruffy made during a test at our server:

http://img2.abload.de/img/unbenanntcov5.jpg

All models by Mondkalb and nearly all scripts by me.

Maybe we will release it... but we are not sure yet.

Sounds like an interesting concept :)

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Pretty cool, I would even run another smoothing iteration as it seems the mesh isnt very poly-intense but clean :)

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This is a 1970 beetle?

It looks nice. I like the mesh flow and the way you've done it in seperate parts. I also like the fact that you've done the poles at the corners of the windows the same way I did them on the Trabi. I was worried about my flow there but it looks like it's a common solution to the rounded window silhouette problem.

It has a lot of detail so I think you could soften the recesses for the headlights with a bevel and it won't increase your pcount too much. I think also the windshield could be a little flatter. I could also be the lense you are using but the front appears to be slightly long to me. This is just the feeling I get from it. This is all, of course, assuming it's a 1970 beetle. I'm no expert on these cars.

Have fun on the interior. Haha.

...stupid car interiors :/

Pretty cool, I would even run another smoothing iteration as it seems the mesh isnt very poly-intense but clean

For what reason would you do another smoothing iteration? This is obviously the first iteration, and looks like a game model. If he does another iteration with those tris, he's going to get some funky stuff going on with his flow. He'll probably get puckering in those corners. It seems round enough for a game model, in my opinion.

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For what reason would you do another smoothing iteration? This is obviously the first iteration, and looks like a game model. If he does another iteration with those tris, he's going to get some funky stuff going on with his flow. He'll probably get puckering in those corners. It seems round enough for a game model, in my opinion.

Definitely agreed, with a normal map and textures that is gonna look good. A finished mesh isn't even halfway in a complete model. Lots of work to be done but that's a solid mesh for sure, gonna be cool to see the end result we definitely need more civi cars. Im looking into making some civ cars as well.

As for model comments (personal suggestions),

you could remove the middle line on the wheel as well as the wheel cap. Normal mapping and good texturing will round that out.

id try to work out the tris on the model, but that's just me. Its more important in organic models anyways to keep it quads but I always try to set that as a standard.

But solid model for sure :D

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Hello,

I had a old model of a Vitaz© submachinegun made couple

of times ago and I thought that its time to bring it into ArmA II.

I am making the textures now but I am not sure if I am

releasing it, as it is may too undetailed for ArmA II's request of

simulation.

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It seems round enough for a game model, in my opinion.

I agree. this is not important to have a model with 150000000000000 faces. a good normal map + the textures (with flowers :p ), and this car will be perfect.

super high polys models are in my opinion only for fabrics or characters, because they have complicated shapes. a vehicle or a weapon doesn't have a complicated shape.

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Pretty cool, I would even run another smoothing iteration as it seems the mesh isnt very poly-intense but clean :)

Thanks SA, but im working with a poly budget and im at the half way point. :)

This is a 1970 beetle?

It looks nice. I like the mesh flow and the way you've done it in seperate parts. I also like the fact that you've done the poles at the corners of the windows the same way I did them on the Trabi. I was worried about my flow there but it looks like it's a common solution to the rounded window silhouette problem.

It has a lot of detail so I think you could soften the recesses for the headlights with a bevel and it won't increase your pcount too much. I think also the windshield could be a little flatter. I could also be the lense you are using but the front appears to be slightly long to me. This is just the feeling I get from it. This is all, of course, assuming it's a 1970 beetle. I'm no expert on these cars.

Have fun on the interior. Haha.

...stupid car interiors :/

For what reason would you do another smoothing iteration? This is obviously the first iteration, and looks like a game model. If he does another iteration with those tris, he's going to get some funky stuff going on with his flow. He'll probably get puckering in those corners. It seems round enough for a game model, in my opinion.

Yeah its based on 1970 blue prints and random pictures i can find on google.

Front of the bug has been bugging the hell out of me, but its scaled to size. don't remember my mom's bug being that long. ohwell, i'll get over it.

Doing my best not to bevel much, with a poly budget of 10k i want to get as much small detail in without going overboard with a great interior. :whip:

Definitely agreed, with a normal map and textures that is gonna look good. A finished mesh isn't even halfway in a complete model. Lots of work to be done but that's a solid mesh for sure, gonna be cool to see the end result we definitely need more civi cars. Im looking into making some civ cars as well.

As for model comments (personal suggestions),

you could remove the middle line on the wheel as well as the wheel cap. Normal mapping and good texturing will round that out.

id try to work out the tris on the model, but that's just me. Its more important in organic models anyways to keep it quads but I always try to set that as a standard.

But solid model for sure :D

Agree ArmA could use more civ vehicles. however, i can't agree on removing the middle line on my wheels, aside from being a huge sucker for wheels. it helps with keeping the wheel from sinking into the ground. :)

Thanks for the comment guys, will have a update next weekend sometime.

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hey nice one scubaman3D! Hope it gets some texture and stuff to :)

can you blow up doors to houses in Arma 2? :D

Sure I'll texture it and yes, A2 has destructible buildings, so theoretically, its possible that somebody will design a building with destructible doors which allow breaching charges or breaching by shotgun...HINT HINT :)

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Thanks SA, but im working with a poly budget and im at the half way point. :)

Yeah its based on 1970 blue prints and random pictures i can find on google.

Front of the bug has been bugging the hell out of me, but its scaled to size. don't remember my mom's bug being that long. ohwell, i'll get over it.

A painful lesson I have learned is that most 'blueprints' you find online are really just line drawings seemingly based off of photographs. The problem is that there is perspective built in to the blueprint, which will result in a lot of distortion, especially in the front view. Because of this, the 'face' of my Trabi is larger than it should be. To put the final touches on the model, an option is to try to find a detailed photograph on some 3/4 angle and project it onto a poly plane (perpendicular to a camera or the background of a camera). You can then try to mimic the lense, angle, and distance of the camera that took the photograph in the scene. You can then work in that camera and play around with soft selection or whatever and try to massage the model to match the photograph.

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Hello,

I had a old model of a Vitaz© submachinegun made couple

of times ago and I thought that its time to bring it into ArmA II.

I am making the textures now but I am not sure if I am

releasing it, as it is may too undetailed for ArmA II's request of

simulation.

Uuuuh... guy? ArmA 2's pcount for weapons is like 8k max. If that thing is under 20k, I'll eat my hat.

The model is good but if you made that model and have no idea about polycount, you must be some kind of savant. If you did make that model, I would suggest down-modelling it to get it to a reasonable level of detail before unwrapping it. The high poly version can be kept for shits, giggles, and normal maps.

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Hello back,

I originally modded a little for GRAW 2 and there were Polycounts within 10.000-20.000 for a gun

in the first person normal. The model has 17059 Polygons. Of course I did make that, i'll set my tag next time under it.

I am talking about Parallex Mapping. I've heard that in some games they requiere a very

detailed model (above 30.000+) to get a good Parallex Texture for the

low poly version of the model.

Since this model has 17059 Polygons and I've not tryed Parallex Mapping out yet, I wanted

to share my doubts

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I see. Well, it looks like I'm eating my hat 17 is less than 20 :/

This post makes what you're referring to much more clear! The only thing you can really do is try it out or continue upmodelling it. 30k is a nice figure but it depends on what you're talking about, really. This weapon you have seems like it has a lot of detail on it already and while the screws aren't the roundest, are you going to be able to tell? Is the resolution of the cone map going to be enough to show that? I think I would complete the model, get all of the hard/soft edges sorted and bevel everything you need to. I think that bevelling all of your hard edges will put you closer to 30k easily.

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Alright, thanks a lot for your advice, thats

a lot appreciated, I will keep you in mind and

come back at you by time.

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In ArmA the weapon with the highest tri count was M16A4 + ACOG & M203 with ~8800 tris in View Pilot lod and ~5500 in 1st lod. I wouldn't recommend using polygons to measure model detail as tris are what really matters. So 10 000 is probably the maximum one should aim when making weapon models for ArmA/ArmA2.

I recommend making the standard weapon with max 6000 tris for View Pilot to leave room for optics and other gizmos :).

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10k tris is more like a guideline than a rule. I've gone over that number many times for weapon models and haven't had any trouble, nor complaints from end users.

Daman1, just try to keep the base weapon model all on 1 UV map (i.e. 1 section/draw call). If you have lots of accessories - try to get them all on 1 texture too.

My hard rule is less than 13k tris and minimal sections.

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Here's something else I'm working on. Anybody want to pick it up from here? I'd be happy to donate the model.

mac10.jpg

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Here's another that I'll donate: Lee Enfield. (As you can see...I have a tendency to start, but not finish projects :) )

preview1k.jpg

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Valdada 3x scope also up for grabs:

valdadaqrts3x.jpg

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You guys do all you modeling in o2 or you use some other tools sometimes? :)

Nice stuff there Scubaman3d!

I hope I can get into doing modeling for Arma 2 too sometime :)

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You guys do all you modeling in o2 or you use some other tools sometimes? :)

Nice stuff there Scubaman3d!

I hope I can get into doing modeling for Arma 2 too sometime :)

I do alot of my modeling in O2 (unfortunately) though I'm learning Modo.

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