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Sharing models with Transport Empire
Posted: 04 Jun 2004 20:44
As TE is using 3d models and there's already a few done, perhaps it would be wise to make the model db for TE/Zugspiel a joint effort.
For example, this one
was recently posted. And there's more already done and, I'm sure, lots more to come.
Posted: 04 Jun 2004 20:48
I can only speak for myself, but for me I don't care who's using the models for what. If I ever have the time to finish something I'll share it with you.
Posted: 04 Jun 2004 20:50
Well, chochmah has already taken models from the TE graphics topic, so yeah, this would be a good idea.
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 00:23
Some general modeling gidelines would not be wrong.
like prevered: poly count, texure size (if any), file format.
( "so, you would like to moddel for Zugspeil FAQ"
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 00:38
zugspiel GFX FAQ
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 10:38
yup good idea
you can see a zmodeller screenshot here: http://www.ph2.net/zugspiel/modelerscreenshot.jpg
Modelformat: UVW Mapped 3ds
Textureformat: 24Bit BMP is small as possible
zugspiel has 3 lods (level of detail).
First level: dont know... Somebody would have to try out... But I think the models Braxx made are far to detailed. (no offense they are realy great)
Second Level: Textured Boxes for smaller objects like trains, maybe some more vertics for buildings. We'll have to see...
Third Level: Only Textured Boxes
(you could use zModeler)
I'll write some guidelines as soon as I know more
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 11:46
I think trying to find out what sort of polygon limit Homeworld uses might be a good indicator of what sort of LOD models should be. I know you can even get tools that will take a higher LOD and make lower LOD models. However, whenever I use it, it usually messes the mesh up, so you would probably have to do it manually.
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 12:10
Brax: Possible, but I think that HW2 is a particularly high polygon game. However, I do think that slightly more polygons should be used that just boxes at two of the zoom levels, as at least 12 polygons are needed to make a V200 or a class 37 recognisable.
Posted: 05 Jun 2004 14:44
I dont think that tools that reduce the poly count are very usefull. In Higher zoomlevels Boxes will be more that enough.