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That is a very impressive looking ship, the sheer scale of it is impressive alone, but its all the details that dazzle!

 

Only crit is that its a little bit to contemporary and not enough medieval steampunk..( the lifeboats, I don't think these were ever stored that was back then, if at all)

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That is a very impressive looking ship, the sheer scale of it is impressive alone, but its all the details that dazzle!

 

Only crit is that its a little bit to contemporary and not enough medieval steampunk..( the lifeboats, I don't think these were ever stored that was back then, if at all)

 

I don't know if Sea Dogs/Age of Pirates is a good comparison but if the ship isn't a 100% recreation of a historical vessel, no problem putting the lifeboats in whatever arrangement is ok with modeling in-game.

 

I think the bigger, advanced ships from 16'th, 17'th, 18'th century definitely had more lifeboats because she carried hundreds of sailors. That is if it's sail ships but steam boats as well.

 

But if it's steampunk with steam ships than it's not medieval at all. :D

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Thanks very much Bikerdude - regarding the time period, I've really started to take a liking towards the pioneer ambience, replete with its paraffin lamps, whaling stations and rugged individualists. And this is what their ships looked like: straight hulls, steam-powered (this is what the new steam_engine_003 was for by the way) and ever more functional design. Maybe this era could be considered as the upper end of TDM's timescale? Also, personally I found it quite interesting to alternate between working on a 16th century ship like the merchantman on the previous page and a barque like this one.

 

On the matter of lifeboats: they used to get stored on the deck itself. Later they moved to the rooves of deckhouses once ships started having those, and after that they were suspended off the sides. The advantage of the latter is that it saves a lot of space.

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Will horizontal/vertical mirroring for grime on rectangular portholes and mirroring/rotation for round ones be sufficient or different textures would do better?

Normally it's enough to rotate every 2nd or 3rd pothole to conceal patterns in the grime, though the rectangular portholes may benefit from having a mirrored model variant because they can't be rotated as freely. I've left that step for later though because most of the work I'm doing now is on the interior, churning out modules for the different environments, so the exterior parts will undoubtedly be shuffled around to accommodate the new interior when the time comes.

 

Speaking of interiors: making the soundscape for this is really being a blast, experimenting with layering all kinds of shorter local pieces on top of the base ambients.

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The key to an elevator like that is the lighting, and the ceiling needs to be drop dead gorgeous (depending on location). Stained glass is a good option. I hope

after you publish this level; you'll make this into a prefab. It's beautiful work.

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The key to an elevator like that is the lighting, and the ceiling needs to be drop dead gorgeous (depending on location). Stained glass is a good option.

I hope after you publish this level; you'll make this into a prefab. It's beautiful work.

Its an outside public elevator, so hence all the meta and and not much else

I can do B)

 

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Nice job at masking the hard edges. Is this baked using averaged normals? That's the only way I make due without loosing corner details when baking all hard edged.

Yes. I finally understand what makes that method superior. Baking it in 3dsmax was a pain though. I had to divide both meshes into 6 parts to set up cages properly. I know that Substance Painter is pretty good at doing it semi-automatically, but I haven't gotten to that yet ;)

 

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why I'm such a big proponent of learning modeling, and in particular, making models with unwrapped UVs, instead of simple tiling materials:

I certainly agree that models covered in tiling materials tend to look awful, but I'd make the case that some models have custom textures that're worth using again. For example this is the wardrobe1 texture on the coffin:

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It's good to see that you did after all get around to redoing some of the stock models at this level of detail. What has really caught my eye in that WIP shot though is the floor texture: without exaggerating, it'd be a perfect fit for my ship interior. Would you care to share it?

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