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flynia

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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2005, 06:54:15 AM »

Ok i've updated the Alien Controller with Pumpkin_Mashers new chest texture and given him some normal maps.

Thoughts again people?

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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2005, 12:36:14 PM »

That's better, but he's feet looks weird. Or are they supposed to look like that?
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2005, 11:58:11 PM »

The feet do look wierd, what happened there?  I'm sure that wasn't the intended result, so I'm just asking.

Apart from that I think it looks much better.

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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2005, 01:18:25 AM »

I think the feet have something to do with the normal maps... I'll check the texture tonight and confirm that though. I'll take another screen capture and post back when i have it fixed.

I'm still looking into the "eyes" on the model as they are toooooo red... if anybody can help "dull them down" let me know and ill send you the texture :)

EDIT:- Topic created in Requests area of main forum for this
EDIT:- http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=3002.0

Apart from that the detail is much higher IMO and is starting to be worth considering until we get a HD model.

Thanks guys

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2005, 03:55:54 AM by flynia »
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2005, 06:15:15 AM »

EDIT:- All Done... See below and first post for comparison shot :)

We have a redone face for the Alien Controller here http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=3002.new#new

Looks pretty damn good if you ask me :)

I'll recompile the model and add the new face :)

Not to mention fix up those feet ;)

Cheers flynia

« Last Edit: November 06, 2005, 06:36:12 AM by flynia »
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2005, 06:31:55 AM »

 :( didn't use my eyes
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2005, 02:48:19 PM »

That's much better, especially the eyes! Very nice job.
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2005, 05:34:10 PM »

Could be the mapping - it just looks washed out and bland to me.
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2005, 07:42:53 PM »

Ok People I've added a poll on wether or not to add this bad boy to the pack.

It Seems the only democratic way to do things in these forums... It will run for a week so those that don't get on here much can vote at their own leisure :)

I'll have a look at the normal maps and textures again although as ive mentioned in the past i've just used ATI's generator for them as i'm fairly "noobish" with these.

Cheers People and dont forget to "VOTE!!!"

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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2005, 09:10:55 PM »

I am discovering that making decent normal maps with a "generated from texture" mapper takes some texturing experience, thorough knowledge of your editing software and fairly recent and quality software. 

My forays into normal mapping have presented me with hurdles in all the above areas, lol.  While I'm fairly familiar with PSP, I have an old version that I cannot seem to figure out how to make the sphere, cone and cylinder gradients I want it to.  I should do a search for some plug-ins I suppose, but in the meantime I'm rather disillusioned with the dfferent generator's default noraml maps.

Oh, be sure there is no $halflambert command in your vmt as it negates the normal map almost completely.
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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2005, 09:18:12 PM »

The only lines I have in the VMT's are:

"$basetexture" and the "$bumpmap"

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Re: Alien Controller Reskin
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2005, 11:18:34 PM »

EDIT:- Voting closes tomorrow people. Cast those Votes quickly!

Sorry for the bumpage :(

Don't forget to cast your vote people on if this should be in the pack people. Once the vote has been closed next Monday I'll chat to Frakk about the addition of the model.

Sorry bout the eyes bud too... Marphys won overall which dosen't meen we dont appreciate the effort you put it ok :)... thanks for going to the effort and you should be happy with it as its one hell of a lot better than what i could manage.

:( didn't use my eyes

Cheers flynia
« Last Edit: November 13, 2005, 05:25:17 AM by flynia »
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