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Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« on: 2009-11-02 22:38:52 »
For everyone out there who has wished Diamond Weapon looked more like it does in the FMVs. Here you go.



This is the original model it has just been retextured using images from the FMVs that show Diamond. Use the same installation method as APZ Cloud and Timu's Barret. I will be offering little tech support.

Battle model

http://www.mediafire.com/?30jujfn4mx82qk8

Here it is on the world map



World map model

http://www.mediafire.com/?c1r49oardr17k06

« Last Edit: 2011-11-26 03:12:36 by Grimmy »

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #1 on: 2009-11-02 22:39:51 »
good work

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #2 on: 2009-11-02 23:23:29 »
Whoa!!!! :-o thats really nice work GRIMMY!!!
Like these!AWESOME! :wink:


Do you have any plans about other Weapon Monsters???


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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #3 on: 2009-11-02 23:27:22 »
fascinating... projection texturing i take it?

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #4 on: 2009-11-02 23:35:16 »
Squallff8: I don't have any current plans for the other weapons, however I will convert this model to the world map tomorrow.

Timu: Projection texturing? Maybe, I just exported certain frames I needed from the FMVs as jpegs and then put those together as my texture files. Then applied those textures to the original model. The overall results are much better than I thought it would end up.

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #5 on: 2009-11-02 23:52:49 »
projection painting is what google sketchup uses to turn a picture into a texture for a 3d model. its a similar theory, but uses a lil xtra math to stretch portiosn of the texture to look right on the model. nonethe less u did a great job.

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #6 on: 2009-11-02 23:54:24 »
it looks absolutely stunning! it's a real shame that diamond doesn't play a bigger role within the game, similar to the weapon you fight numerous times in the air.

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #7 on: 2009-11-03 00:15:50 »
nice job dude and you didnt think it was gonna come out as good as that lol. it looks fantastic dude, def have to give you props :)

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #8 on: 2009-11-03 00:16:59 »
Timu : I actually saw a really good Diamond done in Sketchup, but it was untextured. Is there a way to convert sketchup files to obj or 3ds? The author of that model also did a good highwind-junon-midgar etc.

Pryrozen : Ultima Weapon.
« Last Edit: 2009-11-03 00:32:29 by Grimmy »

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« Reply #9 on: 2009-11-03 00:19:50 »
i think so, though i've never used sketchup... can you link this guy's work?

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #10 on: 2009-11-03 00:26:23 »
yes, it is very possible to export sketchup models to a wide variety of other formats.  Sometimes a few vertices may move, or you might have to re-align faces, but it's fairly painless if the original sketchup model is well done.

and thanks for the correction, i couldn't think of the name for the life of me.

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #11 on: 2009-11-03 00:26:36 »
Timu : Here is a link to free sketch up models. Just surf and search around to find other cool models.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=c1e111dcebc3a552bfed7cd0cfc98983&prevstart=0

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« Reply #12 on: 2009-11-03 01:41:16 »
Wow Grimmy, that is REALLY nice!! For real!!  :-D

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #13 on: 2009-11-03 04:43:29 »
its cool :mrgreen: staff you have as to when to launch the advent children mod???

and tche tifa batle model???

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« Reply #14 on: 2009-11-03 05:06:34 »
its cool :mrgreen: staff you have as to when to launch the advent children mod???

and tche tifa batle model???

Ugh

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« Reply #15 on: 2009-11-03 05:10:15 »
oopzzz, it's against the rule....

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #16 on: 2009-11-03 05:18:45 »
oopzzz, it's against the rule....
Good job death_gigas. You're catching on!  :-)

its cool :mrgreen: staff you have as to when to launch the advent children mod???

and tche tifa batle model???
Sorry, but please review this thread.
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8759.0

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #17 on: 2009-11-03 12:27:28 »
can u do  the other models?....

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #18 on: 2009-11-03 16:55:13 »
Outstanding, grimmy. Really amazing work.   How long did all that take?

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #19 on: 2009-11-03 20:35:42 »
I added a link to the world map version of the model to the first post.

Bear : It took around 8 hours of work give or take a few hours.

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« Reply #20 on: 2009-11-03 20:42:02 »
So, let me get this straight...

You managed to make Diamond Weapon look this good just by retexturing him; there was no 3D modeling done, right?

This is quite interesting. I wonder whether it might be a better idea to just retexture the less important models in the game; presumably, it would save a lot of time compared to making completely new models and textures.

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« Reply #21 on: 2009-11-03 21:41:09 »
retexturing the lesser models would be a much faster way to go, and would make more look better much faster. It would be a good way to go until there are better models made, and it is likely the new textures could be easily tweaked to fit any new models made afterwords anyway, so it is a win win going for better textures first, at least in my opinion.

just look at the WMRP, the world map has fairly outdated modeling, just like much of the game, and just by making the wonderful new textures, it makes something better for people to use, and at a much faster pace than completely remodeling the map. a full remodel of the map will likely happen at some point in the future anyway (even though IIRC not much is known), so why not just hold people over with something much better than what is already in the game?


maybe at some point a group can get together to retexture the enemies and such, while a separate team (or the same team, just waiting until retexturing a lot) starts on remodeling, and after a model is done, they just make tweaks to the updated textures and be good to go. it would be faster, having more done and released much sooner than doing everything on one model at a time. by the time one decent larger enemy model is completed, a few enemies could have new textures done, to hold people over until the models are finished. sounds fairly good to me, but I am neither texturer or modeler, so I wouldn't know how it would work in reality.

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Re: Diamond Weapon retextured by Grimmy
« Reply #22 on: 2009-11-03 21:47:26 »
Yeah, that's what I was thinking :-P

It seems that the most important part of making something look good is having good textures. Unfortunately, textures tend to be much bigger than models in terms of file size, but meh: broadband and storage are pretty cheap nowadays. I order everyone to make awesome textures!

Of course, I'd make some too, but I have, erm, things to do... :-D

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« Reply #23 on: 2009-11-03 22:14:43 »
Just my opinion on this is that the models for some things should be just fine (Many summons for example) and all they need is to be textured. It is something I am looking into, but unfortunately i need to learn 3d so i can unwrap UV's. As this is taking me some time to do it will be a while before i can do any experiments on it. Or maybe someone who is good at 3d would be willing to do some unwrapping for me.

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« Reply #24 on: 2009-11-03 22:53:37 »
Amazing job Grimmy, fantastic work. But i agree. Maybe redo some boss monsters, But for common enemies for most i think just a retexture would do.