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My name is Josh, I was born the United Kingdom, and I am currently still living in the UK. I am a Mount and Blade: Warband modder, I am the team leader of Calradia: Imperial Age and Calradia: Blood & Steel - 1870.

My hobbies are: Video Games, Video Game Modding, History, Renaissance to 19th Century weapons and armour, HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), writing short stories and song lyrics, listening to music and watching porn.

My political opinions have warped radically in the past, I adamantly support a libertarian and individualist society, I believe in a capitalist economy free of corporatism and monopolies with socialist welfare policies, with a defensive foreign policy and a strict immigration policy. I strongly oppose radical religions such as Islam and Feminism. I am an anti-prohibitionist, anti-collectivist, anti-fascist. I support various human rights movements, and advocate for the rights of men, women, trans and children of all races. I believe, and will always believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. Free speech should always remain an untouchable right, set in stone and applied to all.

My music tastes are rather narrow. I listen to Metal, Classical music, British, Dutch and Irish Folk music and on occasion some New Retro Wave. I cannot stomach Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, most Rock, Indie, most Techno and Electronica, or alternative Metal (Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, P.O.D and similar bands.)



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Necrolifer
Necrolifer

What are your thoughts on the United Kingdom referendum about leaving or remaining in the EU?

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The_Archduke_of_Hell Creator
The_Archduke_of_Hell

I think we need to leave, but the chances are the E.U will veto the referendum.

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Necrolifer
Necrolifer

I think so too,I mean it will not be advantageous for the EU to support the referendum. The Union will eventually collapse,it's only a matter of time.

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Always disliked this union , boys
Is all just a freemason crafted crap that is aimed at destabilizing our European countries and although the borders are open , life there has worsened

They probably needed money to fund that damn CERN they
are trying strange stuff there

The UK can be smarter and become independent , the pound is better than the euro like always was and you'll be better off independent , all of us would

The Euro-Asian Union is better
The West is a sinking ship , we need to abandon it

C U S-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

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Hi

How is your life and all Archduke of the Hells
I noticed you got some amazing looking houses for Warband

Are you doing graphics too and modelled them from scratch by chance ?
I'd like to know more about proper ways to bring buildings to life

C U

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The_Archduke_of_Hell Creator
The_Archduke_of_Hell

Hello!

My life is okay, and thanks. How are you?

I focus mostly on texturing, I can make 3D models but I find making textures for models more enjoyable and easier. The houses in those screenshots were made by Jaako from the Warband modding community, I retextured them however. A decent texture can make a relatively dull building look spectacular, or photo-realistic.

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Hi !

Thx for answering
My life is fine enough with bumps and bruises sometimes but it moves on

That is good to hear . I instead find texturing more hard than modelling , there are so many options to be had in texture creation and modification that make my head ache but there cannot be something good without them

I agree with that . Proper texturing can make any dull , simple object look impressive

My buildings work is for Age of Empires 2 HD and I managed to make some in my own way but they lack fine and small details
How do you actually achieve smaller details and such ?
I need to be able to do something like these Img-new.cgtrader.com Preview.turbosquid.com and beyond
I found no tutorial of how to make step by step one of these from scratch , is what i'm looking for

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The_Archduke_of_Hell Creator
The_Archduke_of_Hell

Sorry for the really late response! Been kind of an off month recently. In the case of texturing, when it comes to buildings and other props a lot of game developers tend to go out and photograph real objects, though some talented people can create really detailed and complex textures by hand. Personally I prefer to photograph when it comes to buildings, and use a normalmap to add depth to the material.

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That is a fine tip I found nowhere about what Normal Map means

My thanks Archduke !

No problem

I remember that I had fun in my first visit to you here but those comments are deleted
Hell can have many fears

* sprinkles some fae dust around the place *

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The_Archduke_of_Hell

You're welcome!

Normal maps are a type of surface shader for materials, though bump maps are what I meant.

"Bump mapping is a technique in computer graphics for simulating bumps and wrinkles on the surface of an object. This is achieved by perturbing the surface normals of the object and using the perturbed normal during lighting calculations."

Also might want to use specular maps:

"Specular maps are the maps you use to define a surface's shininess and highlight colour. The higher the value of a pixel (from black to white), the shinier the surface will appear in-game.15 Oct 2007"

Though overuse of specular and bump maps can make a material look hideous.

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You are welcome to check my profile with the images of my result buildings , Archduke and see for yourself where i am doing right or wrong but i surely need to improve

I am using Diffuse , Specular , Occlusion , Bump and Displacement and still having a hard time with Displacement to show up right but that is the finest effect to be had after the others , so it must be just fair to be hard to work with

There are also others that i don't use much like Luminance , Glow or Transparency unless i use an already made material that has them for glass or water though i rarely used these

I tinkered a bit with Crazy Bump that provides 5 of these textures from one shot but not Normal Map
The only question i have is : What type of texture do i need to load into the Normal Map channel ? And if i need to prepare it beforehand in some editor

Much thanks for helping me

Btw nice song with the violins , i tried to listen metal too but it had no effect on making me embrace it but i enjoyed listening some good songs

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