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Postby steve » Wed May 05, 2010 3:58 am

Just a single pic (the area it is from is also still very much W.I.P).

It's going to be quite a large br/dm map.

I will have more to show very soon (once I finish modeling up some new props).

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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Wed May 05, 2010 5:10 am

Seems you're full of surprises. Looks interesting... nice texture blending. Did you use a terrain generator?
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Postby Allied » Wed May 05, 2010 5:52 pm

Very nice looking, indeed!
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Postby LuckyGenDago » Wed May 05, 2010 6:11 pm

great done!
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Postby steve » Thu May 06, 2010 1:27 am

ReD NeCKersoN wrote:Seems you're full of surprises. Looks interesting... nice texture blending. Did you use a terrain generator?


Eeek, terrain generators are a dirty word where I come from!

It's all 'hand-made' in the editor as I find terrain generators tend to output very mundane terrain, a bunch of my old dev buddys called it "titty terrain" as it all ends up looking like a bunch of lumps. Coming in from Half-Life editing it was quite a shock with the power *radiant gives you, but after becoming accustomed to its quirks I don't think I could ever go back to using Valve Hammer/Worldcraft.

I'll post some more pictures tomorrow of the nearly completed graveyard area and the main street + tavern, the first test version will follow shortly after (I lack internet access at home currently so I'll kindly request that you chaps help me with testing).

Also, I have a complete netRadiant Smokin' Guns package to post here quite soon with all the Quake3 specific entities removed and keys updated.


ALSO

Possibly belongs in a different forum, but does anyone know if I use an external high-res lightmap for my terrain does qmap3 still generate regular lightmaps for those surfaces (eating up more filesize/memory)?
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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Thu May 06, 2010 3:40 am

I guess I meant to say terrain "editor" not generator. (I've tried a few generators & didn't like the results either.) I do like EasyGen though.

I find myself wanting to ask more questions about your preferred techniques, but I'll just wait till you upload a beta. What I observe in game should at least answer a few questions & save us some typing.
As for the external high-res lightmap question, Joe Kari is our resident expert in that field.

Thanks in advance for the NetRadiant stuff! 8)
Looking forward to checking out your level.
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Postby Joe Kari » Sun May 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Hi,

For high resolution lightmap, look at this blog note :
http://sgq3-mapping.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... htmap.html

Also, look at this forum thread if you can't find some issue in my blog :
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Postby steve » Mon May 10, 2010 3:51 am

LONG IMAGE LIST AHOY!

Here's those updated preview images.

You might notice some of them are still a little bland, those tend to be from places where the level is still living in the block-editing stage.

There's not terribly much 'mapping' left to do, quite a bit of prop modeling (especially lighting sources).

Currently the level never dips below 70fps on my computer (It's old, I'm talking AGP4x and a Pentium 4 single core old)

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Note in the first pic how the dynamite hole wont cast a shadow, what do? (_cs/_castShadows won't seem to work...)
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The sign is a reference to a map I based this ones visual style from.
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Depth sorting fail in the first pic (not sure on the fix yet...)
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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Mon May 10, 2010 4:47 am

Looks very, very impressive. Am I imagining things, or do I detect bump mapped textures here & there?

_cs 1 should work, to a degree, for func entities. Unfortunately, you'll have to choose whether you want that sunlight to be present or not before compiling. No real time lighting in the SG engine at present.
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Postby Allied » Mon May 10, 2010 5:43 pm

That is an absolutely magnificent piece of work, excellent job! The lighting and modelling is superb.

I can hardly wait to try it out.
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Postby Joe Kari » Mon May 10, 2010 10:15 pm

Yeeehaaa, first mapper that use massively texture made by my bro' ;)

Good work !

It looks like you have used few models, don't you ? If so, have you made them by yourself ?
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Postby steve » Tue May 11, 2010 1:52 am

Thanks for the reply's chaps!

I just can't seem to get _cs 1 to work on that hole, I can't actually seem to get it to work on any brush entity's... I just think that it would look quite a bit better with the shadow (assuming that the hole will be filled the majority of the time).

Aye, there has been a bit of modeling so far, a mix between bsp-ase conversion THAT I LOVE and for more complex objects (or objects where polycount is rather important) I've been using my regular modeling tools.

ReD - There are a couple of bump mapping attempts, I think I'll need to up the lightmapscale+bumpmap depth to make them more apparent though.

Joe - You must tell your brother that he is quite a talented texture artist!
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Postby steve » Fri May 14, 2010 1:51 am

Another small update.

I'm quite happy with the fire effect I managed to achieve.

About half way there I think...

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Postby dbozan99 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:01 am

This is looking quite promising! I can't see all of the pictures though...Is that just me?
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Postby Juaro Juarez » Fri May 14, 2010 1:42 pm

THat looks so unbelievably nice! :D
YOu really see there how much work you got into it ;)
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