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Welcome! I'm interested in hearing more of your development background as you talk about your YouTube videos. We certainly can't get enough of good (and furthermore up to date) information and tutorials. Many core id4 (doom3) features still exist and function as one might expect. The areas TDM diverts is where the gameplay mechanics and rendering systems are concerned. I'm still holding out for updated cubemap systems with parallax correction but our coders are some of the best I've had the chance to work with in all my years working on mods. They'd have a lot more to say on that than I could.


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I came across Tom's series by chance while I was searching for tutorials and I was happy to see that there are still some knowledgeable people out there making videos about Doom3/Idtech4 editing. I recommend checking out his youtube channel, for anyone interested in mapping:

 

 

I know we have quite a few great video tutorial series for tdm already, but its always interesting to see another perspective, theres always something new to learn. Plus they are very detailed and enjoyable to watch.

 

Welcome aboard.

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My background in modding is mostly amateur in nature and back in the glory days when Doom 3, Unreal 3 and Hammer (Half Life 2) were the rage, and when there was a proliferation of community created content, I created and shared a number of maps that attained a high number of downloads. A couple of the projects got write-ups in gaming magazines and suddenly I was getting offers for work from gaming companies in Russia, America, Canada and Germany. Worked for a year as a professional level designer in Vancouver, Canada and absolutely hated it - sixteen hours, seven days a week took the fun out of it.

 

I still love messing in the Doom 3 editor so I thought it would be nice to publish a series of tutorials on YouTube (what I would have given if someone posted such videos back in the day when so many of us were trying to figure out the D3 editor and the various mechanics). Even after all these years people still seem interested in D3 Edit and while the group is relatively small they are dedicated.

 

I remember working with cubemaps but it was in the Hammer editor. In the vanilla idTech4 engine such a feature did not exist but perhaps the clever folks behind the DM will figure that out as well.

 

Thanks for the note Epifire! Do you have a website or another place where you have posted pictures of the models you have created? I'd like to see them.

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Cubemaps have always been supported in the material system, but perhaps you're talking about this? It's been talked about before but I don't know of any progress towards implementing one in TDM so far.


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Thanks RPG for the plug. I should have mentioned it was your nice invite that made me visit. I didn't want you to get blamed for me coming here and ruining everything for everyone. :wacko:

 

Cubemaps are a bit of a generic term and yes I was referring to the use as depicted in the link you posted. In HL2 - if memory serves - we used cubemaps to attach world reflections to certain surfaces, obviously glass and such. I think too that cubemaps can describe skyboxes and right you are, idTech 4 does support them (I should have remembered this since I put home-made skyboxes in a few of my custom maps).

 

Oh and Epifire, I should have asked if you have pictures of your models other than in TDM! I read the team description and noticed you contributed models to the game.

 

Man...I am among some very smart people here so I have to watch what I say!!! I should change my first post to say, "....and I can't wait to learn from you guys".

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Tom, a very easy way to find out what models are mine in TDM is by searching anything followed by _001 at the end of the name. I have this old habit I picked up back in my HL2 modding days where all my model names read something like, "basic_model_001" by default. :laugh:

 

I sorely need to update both of these pages (especially the Artstation :() but I've been stuck in my rut of fun TDM work rather than working on career assets! So yeah trying to just get my own basic fan mission together and ship something more than models for a change. But yes, these are my (slightly dated) pages...

 

https://www.artstation.com/epifire

 

https://sketchfab.com/Epifire

 

I've got at least three requests I'm trying to finish up for people before I take on more but I definitely enjoy all the different projects people clue me in with.

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You need a model? Epi does you a model.



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I received an invite from one of your forum members so I thought it would be a good time to stop by and say hi.

 

I'll start off by complimenting the DM team for their work in producing what is a truly amazing game mod. The website and forums are equally impressive and certainly up to the high standards set by your group. I am thoroughly impressed! Also your Wiki page has been an immeasurable help and I have been steering people there through my You Tube videos.

 

While I am more of a lurker than poster I will keep an eye out for member questions and I will try to help where ever my limited idTech 4 and Doom 3 editor knowledge will permit. If there are game mechanics or sequences arising from the original Doom 3 game that I can explain or demonstrate, which may be of use to your members or other Id Tech 4 modders or DM creators, drop me a request and I'll do my best to explain or demonstrate them. I can answer either in these forums or use the issues as topics for my Doom 3 edit video series. Hopefully these contributions, meagre as they may be, can in some way contribute to the already impressive knowledge base that has emerged here.

 

Again, thank you to the DM team for their amazing gift to us and I look forward to being a contributing member to this community!

Great offer, Tom. :) Liking your video tutorial on the Doom editor.

 

Tom, a very easy way to find out what models are mine in TDM is by searching anything followed by _001 at the end of the name. I have this old habit I picked up back in my HL2 modding days where all my model names read something like, "basic_model_001" by default. :laugh:

 

I sorely need to update both of these pages (especially the Artstation :() but I've been stuck in my rut of fun TDM work rather than working on career assets! So yeah trying to just get my own basic fan mission together and ship something more than models for a change. But yes, these are my (slightly dated) pages...

 

https://www.artstation.com/epifire

 

https://sketchfab.com/Epifire

 

I've got at least three requests I'm trying to finish up for people before I take on more but I definitely enjoy all the different projects people clue me in with.

Nice ! I had no idea you even made that little mining railcar model for TDM. B)

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Yeah Epifire, the locomotive is very cool, I especially like the weathering. The spitfires are right up my WW2-loving alley. Nice work!

 

Thanks for the note and links Petike!

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