• The ~Official~ Facepunch Map Pimpage/WIP Thread V15
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I improved the lighting and added some detail: [video=youtube;SjmoSfhD1T8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjmoSfhD1T8[/video] Any thoughts before I move onto the lower part of the base? [editline]30th November 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=Magman77;46606653]I am so excited for this. Will you be changing the lighting colour to more of a yellow flourescent hue and adding appropriate sprites to the light sources? That seems fitting for this particular installation. Also are you going to mimic the details of the previous map and put the work bench in the back with the toolbox and some tools on it?[/QUOTE] I answer your question with the above video
What a great thing to come home to. It looks good so far, can't say I'd change anything about it. Carry on!
Changed the textures of the walls and added some more props: [t]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/29600877182175450/0CEB2D1AF5835F0160743524DD573C0168C078C3/[/t]
[QUOTE=highvoltage;46610659]Changed the textures of the walls and added some more props: [t]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/29600877182175450/0CEB2D1AF5835F0160743524DD573C0168C078C3/[/t][/QUOTE] Normally with RP maps, I find it better to use less props, to keep it from cluttering. The players will furnish the buildings themselves, right? I would take out most of those, except for those pillars that block vehicles, the console, and crane type thing. Maybe keep the fork-lift type with the tires? Discluding the lights of course. Just my personal opinion, but other than that, I am LOVING this map!
[QUOTE=Dr. Tower;46613085]Normally with RP maps, I find it better to use less props, to keep it from cluttering. The players will furnish the buildings themselves, right? I would take out most of those, except for those pillars that block vehicles, the console, and crane type thing. Maybe keep the fork-lift type with the tires? Discluding the lights of course. Just my personal opinion, but other than that, I am LOVING this map![/QUOTE] As long as you add a way for them to remove the props (Often RP scripts prevent removing of world owned props), then it shouldn't be a problem.
[QUOTE=glitchvid;46613390]As long as you add a way for them to remove the props (Often RP scripts prevent removing of world owned props), then it shouldn't be a problem.[/QUOTE] a good rule of thumb, if it isn't static, it should either be physgunnable, or breakable.
Upcoming stuff. However, how could I improve the upper rooftop? I have no idea what to put there. I've tried things like AC units, but it still looked dull and silly. By the way, it's extremely unfinished. I'll also modify the texture that touches the floor by making the bottom snow-covered and wet. It's supposed to be a small 3 story apartment / office building. (The flowers are made out of plastic, don't worry about abusive plant handling) [T]http://i.gyazo.com/7b93ff84500cf0c392224f09ed15ffa6.png[/T]
Very pretty. I would definitely use an arched roof for a structure of that sort, though.
Maybe a trim around the roof would be a nice touch.
[t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37624951/tf2m/detailing/2014/detail2014_idolon40008.jpg[/t][t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37624951/tf2m/detailing/2014/detail2014_idolon40009.jpg[/t][t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37624951/tf2m/detailing/2014/detail2014_idolon40010.jpg[/t] booperino pooberino i dont know what to write here
[QUOTE=Cosine;46617487] - tf2 pics - booperino pooberino i dont know what to write here[/QUOTE] I know what to write here, though. You have managed to emulate TF2's style incredibly well. Everything from the lighting, to the composition of all the brushes and models makes it look exactly like something someone from valve would make. Well done.
[QUOTE=ThePhailed;46588834]So, as some of you know, I'm working on the combine textures. But I'm insecure about some of them, can you provide me some feedback about these: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/CjWyxYw.png[/IMG] I think they have an unique combine feel. but i dont know if it's good enough. Maybe if i made another pack with these kind of textures in it instead?[/QUOTE] no offence, but it looks like you slightly tweaked the hue and saturation of the textures that were already made by valve.
[QUOTE=GoldPlatinum;46620439]no offence, but it looks like you slightly tweaked the hue and saturation of the textures that were already made by valve.[/QUOTE] Looks? That is pretty much what I am doing, I think I stated that the first time I posted those. But does it really matter? They look cool nontheless, and it saves people the time.
I made a sin against hammer. [IMG]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/44237576021294037/AF319074E38F2529C7E861E7DEF36349DDC22848/[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Stiffy360;46623543]I made a sin against hammer. [IMG]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/44237576021294037/AF319074E38F2529C7E861E7DEF36349DDC22848/[/IMG][/QUOTE] Is that Apple Campus?
Texturing is the death of me [t]http://i.imgur.com/sKPnOWh.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/95OnksR.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/ZJ4bd1Z.jpg[/t] At least these are essentially the real textures from the original.
[QUOTE=Stiffy360;46623543]I made a sin against hammer.[/QUOTE] You used the carve tool?
[QUOTE=minilandstan;46624826]You used the carve tool?[/QUOTE] Did he make a concave brush?
[QUOTE=SomePony;46625500]Did he make a concave brush?[/QUOTE] Is is it off grid?
[QUOTE=grabbin pills?;46625582]Is is it off grid?[/QUOTE] Nothing is func_detail?
[QUOTE=Talvy;46627361]Nothing is func_detail?[/QUOTE] Does it use nodraw?
[QUOTE=ThePhailed;46627577]Does it use nodraw?[/QUOTE] Ok these are starting to be less of sins and more of just unoptimized mapping. :v: One more, it all overlaps.
[QUOTE=Talvy;46627615]Ok these are starting to be less of sins and more of just unoptimized mapping. :v: One more, it all overlaps.[/QUOTE] Not optimizing your map is a sin. Reporting to god
Nah not every imperfection is a sin, it's just bad mapping. Sins are stuff that really fuck shit up, like off-grid stuff.
[t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16218991/screenshots/vectronic/wip_chamberlock.jpg[/t] Any suggestions on how to dress this up a bit more? I want it to be detailed, but not cluttered. Similar to the coop dissemble areas at the end of each chamber in Portal 2.
Transparent walls/floors/ceilings with stuff right behind them (structural beams, pipes, electrical components). Also, to get a less cluttered feeling while still having lots of detail, cluster your detailing together.
I wish I could make cool things like this. Too bad I am consigned to making horrible shit for eternity.
[QUOTE=Cosine;46629943]Transparent walls/floors/ceilings with stuff right behind them (structural beams, pipes, electrical components). Also, to get a less cluttered feeling while still having lots of detail, cluster your detailing together.[/QUOTE] [t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16218991/screenshots/vectronic/wip_chamberlock2.jpg[/t] Seemed to fix it with a pit more pipes, and railings. Thanks.
I don't know where to put this because I'm absolutely horrified. For a few months I've been looking into a way to simulate the way halo does blended textures, which is alpha mask based rather than vertex-based. I thought I found a map that fixed this, since the verteces were HUGE but the detail was impressively fine: [t]http://puu.sh/dfKMI.png[/t] [t]http://puu.sh/dfKR6.png[/t] So I rooted around the map's VMT files to figure out how he did this. Could not find a blend texture. Instead, I found two textures, a sand texture and a grass texture, with inverted alpha masks. This guy used $detail_alpha_mask_base_texture to make each texture only appear where the alpha tells it to... ...and then he fucking DUPLICATED THE GROUND DISPLACEMENT to put one on top of the other. Every single displacement polygon there is actually TWO polygons, overlaid at the same place, because it's not one but two displacements. So fuck it, I'm going with my method because I can't do that with a displacement as large as the one I have in mind. It's not as true to the original map, but it'll save my optimization sanity and will look more realistic anyway.
[QUOTE=TFlippy;46616199]Upcoming stuff. However, how could I improve the upper rooftop? I have no idea what to put there. I've tried things like AC units, but it still looked dull and silly. By the way, it's extremely unfinished. I'll also modify the texture that touches the floor by making the bottom snow-covered and wet. It's supposed to be a small 3 story apartment / office building. (The flowers are made out of plastic, don't worry about abusive plant handling) [T]http://i.gyazo.com/7b93ff84500cf0c392224f09ed15ffa6.png[/T][/QUOTE] Thought that house was in space for a second. It reminded me of that movie Zathura.
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