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#7326 Bikerdude

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

Now that's what Im talking about, very impressive Spooks!

 

Just some feedbback from a cursory glance at the images -

  1. the wall to the left in the first image is very bare, so I assume its WIP..?
  2. the custom light texture you used for the windows needs tweaking, there should be no light from the solid lead-frame parts of the window.
  3. The dungeon is to die for (literally), only crit is the floor texture - its way to clean in camparison to the rest of the grimy walls etc.
  4. if the light coming through the windows in shots 2/3 is from a single source (moonlight or a single streetlamp) then the projected images should be parallel and not overlap.


#7327 Melan

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:21 AM

Very good job, Spooks! That second shot has a very strong Dishonored feel to it.


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#7328 NeonsStyle

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

Just beautiful work Spooks


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

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I have another unannounced project that i've been working on and is due to be released very soon™. I wasn't planning on showing anything off until release but the way this room turned out is just too awesome not to share :)

 

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#7330 Melan

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

Nice use of light to lend a special mood to an already excellent scene. :)


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#7331 teh_saccade

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

I realise I have given away too much information in this post; edited.


Edited by teh_saccade, 23 March 2017 - 06:54 AM.

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#7332 Judith

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:25 AM

(appears my forum actions are restricted as such that I cannot upload anything to "my media", use certain image extentions, reply to status or even update my profile, etc... punative measure no doubt - I don't trust me either, so np).

 

No it's not. AFAIK, users don't have permission to upload attachments. Maybe its for admins and TDM devs only. Just use postimage or other uploading site, imgur is fine too. This is normal.

 

As for the texture, try to put it in some real mission scenario, like two lights or one light + ambient_world. Now it looks like it's in max or maya or other modeling software (home grid). And it's kind of wet, I guess you didn't have that kind of specularity in mind.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

Any tips on how to kick yerself up the arse in order to get back into starting (for the third time) the same map..?

In my experience, it is best to just start. Anywhere. Draw a brush und see where you get from there. Also, you can try Springheel's modules (in case you have a City section in your map). I have recently spent a couple of hours on just building some house with the modules and randomly sticking them together. They actualy look not bad, considering how little time I have spent on them (although this is, of course, mostly attributed to the quality and design of the models themself)


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#7334 Judith

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:16 AM

Also, don't expect instant results, and try to do a bit every day, or once every two days. If you feel like you're going nowhere, switch tasks. Gather references, make a colour palette, write the intro text, draw a map, make a texture, write a material decl etc. Give yourself a lot of time, like a year, to make a mission. Take some time off, if you don't see progress, but go back to your stuff regularly, so you don't forget how it's done.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

I realise that I have given away too much information in this post; edited.


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#7336 Judith

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

Well, I came here with background mostly in UEd 2.x for Deadly Shadows and UE 3 editing (UT3, Gears of war PC), so you can imagine my frustration when I tried to use DR for the first time. It felt so backwards in comparison to what I had at my disposal (I mean UE3, not Deadly Shadows ;) ). Like, how can you have no GUI material editor in this day and age... I needed a whole weekend to get the idea behind the idtech4 and to get used to the controls. I changed almost all shortcuts, tweaked the color scheme too. I wasted at least a few days of work to get the basics of writing materials and importing models from 3dsmax. I did a sort of "tech evaluation" to see what I'll be able to make on my own, and boy that was long and painful. I'm more of an art person, while idtech4 definitely needs working in pairs: art + programmer duo can make the most of it in efficient manner.

 

I don't know your background, but from my standpoint, the thing you're trying to make is way too ambitious. I never released a TDM FM, but I have 2 (mediocre) TDS FMS and several tech demos under my belt. At this point, I'm better at making textures, models and environments than gameplay, so I'm trying to make some standard gameplay and small map, but with 100% custom textures and models. You're trying to make all that too + unique gameplay, + large environment. You're setting the bar very, very high, and IMO that can be very destructive, especially when you're a perfectionist. Noone wants you to burn out, we'd sure love to see a finished map :)

 

(Btw. I don't understand why the wet dream of every Thief(-ish) community mapper and their mother is to have a large explorable city in one map. There's a whole series of games that has already proven that it's no holy grail, more like boring boring ;) – I'm talking about AssCreed series)

 

Anyway, I'd probably cut on my goals at this point, or go over all the references, design docs etc., to see what's doable now, i.e. within a few months. What I'd like to do, what's important to me. Definitely not something that huge. Maybe you're that good, and you are able to do this, but to me it sounds a bit like one-man MMO project – noone has ever finished any ;)


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#7337 teh_saccade

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:53 AM

reverts to stealth mode unless required.


Edited by teh_saccade, Yesterday, 12:37 AM.


#7338 Judith

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:02 AM

That's good, you shouldn't take offense, as that was more of a joke, and just my personal preferences. I find open worlds, city hubs etc. boring and empty experience. But somehow a lot of people like it, thus the popularity and saturation of open-world games right now.





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