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Eslava

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #25 on: 2009-08-27 10:33:30 »
Oh, so no diamond weapon then?

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #26 on: 2009-08-27 10:38:11 »
Oh, so no diamond weapon then?

Ding Ding Ding!!!'

Here is your prize!

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #27 on: 2009-08-27 10:47:26 »
woah! so cool! you started with a big one thats nice! keep up the good work  :-)

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #28 on: 2009-08-27 10:51:14 »
woah! so cool! you started with a big one thats nice! keep up the good work  :-)

Yea it is actually huge in 3ds max. The default grid is a tiny spic on the screen. lol.

Thank you though.

I am starting to wonder how I am going to import this into the game...I have them in pieces and know the names of each part, but the textures... Oh well we see what happens.  :-D

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #29 on: 2009-08-27 11:05:34 »
I'd just like to point out that actually FF7 supports non-square textures. Of course, it relies on the GPU driver for using them so, if the driver doesn't support them, they won't work.
As for transparencies, you can also make a P model 50% transparent. It seems to be rather buggy though (bad polygons sorting), so I'd advise against using that.

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #30 on: 2009-08-27 13:24:34 »
looks good, have you made the parts over the original? you can rip it with biturn from battle.lgp, its one of the first ones, if you dont get what i mean, check my tutorial : http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=zzPk91xmtNo

on a note of guessing my fail, i checked a list of bosses, but it had weapons in a diff section *stupid me*

looking good, play with the original to make sure you have all the necessary peices, not sure what they are but looks good, can't wait for more wip shots

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #31 on: 2009-08-27 17:45:37 »
Diamond Weapon, huh?

Wait, that's not ultimate, ruby, or emerald, so it doesn't count.. :S

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #32 on: 2009-08-27 17:50:28 »
Hot damn that looks great. Give us all a couple more years and there wont be any original assets left in the game lol

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #33 on: 2009-08-27 18:06:43 »
*edit*
this post made useless, by my utter lacking to read.
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« Last Edit: 2009-08-27 18:09:14 by Blood_Crow »

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #34 on: 2009-08-27 19:58:08 »
looks good, have you made the parts over the original? you can rip it with biturn from battle.lgp, its one of the first ones, if you dont get what i mean, check my tutorial : http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=zzPk91xmtNo

on a note of guessing my fail, i checked a list of bosses, but it had weapons in a diff section *stupid me*

looking good, play with the original to make sure you have all the necessary peices, not sure what they are but looks good, can't wait for more wip shots

Yep I have the original as my base and use it for proportional size. I spent an hour learning the tools before starting the model. Its was fun.

I update some more to the model tonight if I get a chance. Just need to do the head and feet.

I'd just like to point out that actually FF7 supports non-square textures. Of course, it relies on the GPU driver for using them so, if the driver doesn't support them, they won't work.
As for transparencies, you can also make a P model 50% transparent. It seems to be rather buggy though (bad polygons sorting), so I'd advise against using that.

Ah thanks for the tip! I experiment it when I get a chance.


Thank You!

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #35 on: 2009-08-28 07:44:37 »
I am working on the head right now. Its messy right now because I am making adjustments. It also has too many polys on the head right now and needs to be lowered by wielding vertices.



Edit: I cleaned it up.  :-P

Here is the progress so far. Just need to add the feet and other misc. Oh and also the arms and hands...



After doing the modeling, I am going to check out the poly count and lower it down to the best it can.




« Last Edit: 2009-08-28 09:19:35 by Dustor »

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #36 on: 2009-08-31 02:08:19 »
dont quite remmber the head looking like that, but still, apears to be coming along great, though there is quite a bit of optimizing you can do :P

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #37 on: 2009-08-31 02:12:54 »
Can we get a look at it without the wireframe? Im having a hard time seeing how it looks as i just see lines

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #38 on: 2009-08-31 05:29:52 »
Can we get a look at it without the wireframe? Im having a hard time seeing how it looks as i just see lines

I am still optimizing and doing the texture phase. I post a screen shot when I have some textures ready.

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #39 on: 2009-08-31 05:30:54 »
exciting, I'm looking forward to seeing it textured.

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #40 on: 2009-08-31 05:51:40 »
was just looking at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyeghInqRAY

and realized the "tail" coming from the back of his head should be quite a bit wider.

just giving you the heads up

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #41 on: 2009-08-31 06:53:56 »
was just looking at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyeghInqRAY

and realized the "tail" coming from the back of his head should be quite a bit wider.

just giving you the heads up

Ha! Thats funny because in the battle file it is thinner. But the head isn't final so I can edit it.

Here is a test with the normal applied with the shoulder on the side, you can see what effect I am trying to achieve here.



The normal is going to be baked with the texture, so the lighting isn't going to be an issue, in game I mean.

Yea I am overwhelmed with so many parts this thing has...lol.

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #42 on: 2009-08-31 07:06:01 »
Lookin good!

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #43 on: 2009-08-31 09:08:31 »
This is going to be the last screen shot for awhile. Don't wanna keep spoiling it...lol.


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Re: A challenge
« Reply #44 on: 2009-08-31 11:32:06 »
Look's about right ;) keep up the good work :)

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #45 on: 2009-08-31 14:48:51 »
thats some interesting color.... looks a little green/brown

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #46 on: 2009-08-31 15:07:39 »
I like it... it reminds me of the Lavos model Ian McConvall made. (Which I have been attempting to recreate for a long time)

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #47 on: 2009-08-31 16:21:26 »
Oh man this looks exciting!  If you aren't going to be posting anymore spoilers... can we get an approximated finish time?

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #48 on: 2009-08-31 20:39:45 »
Oh man this looks exciting!  If you aren't going to be posting anymore spoilers... can we get an approximated finish time?

Well the model it self, maybe in the middle in September. To have it in game, no clue, lol.

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Re: A challenge
« Reply #49 on: 2009-08-31 20:45:01 »
a number of people here can quickly get it in game, it takes a couple hours, and some testing, but can end up taking up a few days... anyhow, whats with the color of your texture? the diamond weapon is rather... gray and... diamond colord, not brownish yellow?