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Box modelling is a great way to create simple game characters and assets, suitable for rigging with good topology.

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Are you a talented 3D artist interested in creating completely new models, particles, animations, and more in the StarCraft II universe? If so, you’ll...

Creating HD Eyelashes for Characters
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Creating HD Eyelashes for Characters

Dec 27, 2012 Tutorial 6 comments

This tutorial can be applied not only on eyelashes, but on any kind of organic or non-organic asset. Cables, hair, intestines, ribcages, clothes, ropes...

[Submerge] Tutorial - Animations for Unity 4/7 (Update)
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[Submerge] Tutorial - Animations for Unity 4/7 (Update)

May 27, 2012 Submerge Tutorial 4 comments

In this Tutorial we explain the workflows for Unity 3D of our art department in seven steps. We hope this article could be useful for other game dev teams...

Developers History Blog ( Updated 28-5-12 )
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Developers History Blog ( Updated 28-5-12 )

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A very detailed description of the TDP Developer's modding history with images of previous games and creations of maps, models aswell as a back story...

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Chompster
Chompster Jun 29 2012, 8:27pm says:

what's up all, i need some help with smooth rendering in Blender 2.6.
right now the settings i'm using to render are
environment lighting
Raytrace
constant QM
samples: 20
which gets me this : Media.moddb.com

as you can tell there is no smoothing. and the reason for that is that i use Wings3D to model and it's smoothing creates some pretty ugly shading for whatever reason.
if i render it with smoothing on i get this: Media.moddb.com

very ugly isn't it? so how do i go about getting the quality of the first render but with a nicely smoothed surface?

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Aug 13 2012, 9:17am replied:

Hey!
To fix your problem go in edit mode in Blender, select all vertecies (if all are unselected press "A") and press Ctrl+N to recalculate all the normal so they are facing outwards.
If you model and the normals are not placed correctly you get some weid smoothing bugs as your picture shows.
If you wish to get sharper edges you can apply an "Edge Split" modifier in Blender.
Hope it helped,
cheers!

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SinisterExaggerator
SinisterExaggerator Jun 30 2012, 12:47pm replied:

I really dont see why on earth u model with Wings blender is superior to Wings

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Chompster
Chompster Jun 30 2012, 2:19pm replied:

modeling is simple hobby for me which i like to do but am not too dedicated to it. wings3D being much simpler than blender would be the obvious choice as there is a much smaller learning process involved yet you can still make great things with it. i also knew about Wings3D before i did of blender and had no intention of having to learn how to work with blender(which has some terrible controls if you ask me) when i already had a good understanding of how wings worked

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Alex_L
Alex_L Jul 21 2012, 2:11pm replied:

I recommend 3ds Max 2013, but i'm a professional 3d artist for a game company so i don't know...

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SinisterExaggerator
SinisterExaggerator Jun 30 2012, 10:13pm replied:

well new blender works really well its UI is sort of like 3ds max i made a decent model with ease.

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phoenix8
phoenix8 Jun 22 2012, 1:48am says:

Hi all! Listen, I'm a new modeler for Gens Zero Hour. I need some help with skinning. Can anyone help me out? Maybe just point out a good tutorial or something. I'd be grateful. Also, could anyone tell me how to upload models on my images thread? I can't seem to figure it. :)

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SinisterExaggerator
SinisterExaggerator Jul 4 2012, 2:11pm replied:

As far as i know aslong as you have the uvmap texture then theres not much too it other than being skilled at making textures in order to do that you need know alot about your 2d graphics program for me i make decent skins and textures as i know Photoshop resonably well

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phoenix8
phoenix8 Jul 5 2012, 8:24am replied:

I have photoshop CS6, but I don't really know how to use it much, and the online tutorials are a pain. Can you tell me where or how you learnt to use Photoshop?

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Thinge
Thinge Jun 10 2012, 11:52am says:

Hey guys, see the blurb below and let me know if any of you can help! It's good stuff that would fit in well into a portfolio.

We are currently in the process of developing beta 2 of International Online Soccer: Source, a mod for the Source engine. We are overhauling the whole game however we've had problems with our previous modeler who completely disappeared. Whilst it would be ideal that we found a modeler who wanted to do it for the fun of it and to get their work out there, we understand some may want a monetary incentive, which we will try and scrape together from within the core community if required. In terms of the models needed, we need one player model, a goal keeper model (same as the player but with a few alterations - essentially just a submodel) and a new lower poly ball model (our current is unoptimized).

IOS is nearly 10 years old as a mod and we'd like the next release to be the biggest and the best. Our first release gained huge exposure and we anticipate the second release to do the same. One guarantee that I can make is that your content WILL get released into the public domain in a full release, which doesn't happen with a lot of mods due to development ending before release or such.

If you feel you can help, or know someone that can, send me an e-mail to thinge@iosmod.co.uk or reply here! You can see the old version at Iosmod.co.uk but it's incredibly dated (the model content is pretty much the same as the original HL1 release). The game has huge potential and we're going to fully capitalize on that.

Many Thanks!

Thing'e'/Rich

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