I've been going around as a writer, but started getting drawn into Concept Art and 3D modeling. I'm currently finishing my studies as a 3D artist and will then be let loose on the world. Beware!
Bevel Edges! The engine can take it and it will look much better on your models than those extremely sharp edges! I didn't know these were actual meshes, because they are at blockout resolution.
It depends what you want to do here. Do you want to have something that looks remotely like Helm's Deep (but is playable). Or do you want an extremely polished map (like that Polycount one) which proabably takes months in the making, as it uses tons of custom textures and highpoly. The latter can get pretty depressing, while the playable (and quick) map will probably look a little bit lacking in comparison.
I just thought about Chivalry. The game doesn't have "Helm's Deep" in it, as far as I know. So you could figure out how to get that map ready for the game. It's always nice to have a little success and see people play the stuff we create.
Awesome looking, stylized environments! You have continued developing that original style from Lastknight and now it starts to really feel like a whole world. And it looks pretty damn cool!
Good start, must have been a pain making the BSP surfaces at exactly the right angles. There has been a thread on Polycount of someone making the same map, so you might want to look into it for inspiration:
I must say, despite the lack of normal maps in this engine, the lighting is quite nice! How do you light these rooms, i.e. where does the light in this scene come from? The lighting is always even, although it can't be from the sun (blocked from ceiling)and it can't be from the windows. So what is the lighting like? Where is the source?
I think Epic did it right this time. They got the shop and system from Unity, the Shading is up there with Cryengine. And Unreal 4 is simpler to use + get used to than Cryengine.
It probably feels like Crytek should have come up with a convincing solution for their own engine, but this is not it. You don't get much that wasn't already there when CrySDK was still free for all. From what I see (other than Unreal 4) they don't give you full source access, but access to a couple of game models that were coded on top of their engine.
It's a nice engine, don't get me wrong, but this subscription model is by no way up to what Unity and EPIC offer. In my opinion you'd be mad to chose Cryengine over these two, at this time.
I like the new crossbeams, and I think you did some work on the other textures, too. Looks great! The wood is also nice, but what are those black dots for?
Dalek - the mightiest space invader of all. Tremble at its sheer appearance!!
That is a simple and cool editor with a lot of functionality! I wonder if your dynamic materials could be used in a cartoony (Zelda like) game to change the facial expressions of the characters?
Also, is there any way to use an Alpha as a mask to change the strength of the normal map effects? That would allow to tweak the materiality even more. As usually: I'm blown away. Especially when you showed that dynamic stuff my jaw dropped. The ways that can be used are simply infinite.
Some nice, clean designs there, reminiscent of Deus Ex. I miss a bit of color here and there and some decals/writing on the walls/doors. Still, pretty cool game!
Yeah, good concept art goes a long way! This animatic is pretty nice to get you in the mood, though I would have expected more chatter and a chilly breeze blowing through my speakers; maybe some distant howls, a saloon jukebox etc. I wouldn't mind some more work on the audio.
What happend with the last update? The game got so dark it isn't funny any more. It doesn't make it more realistic, just less playable. Please reconsider.
Incredible improvement, much more believable and convincing looks and lighting. Did you add a new skybox, too?
Excellent progress man, congratulations!
Of course we are going to fake the gravity transitions. Basically, you will never see the inside of these connecting pipes, they will take you from the zero-g to the 1g sections through a cutscene; it's an adventure game, after all.
It's the same with the rotation of the station, while you are in the center, the ring revolves around the station, but while you are in the ring, the station center and skybox rotate. This way the player is always in a static level.
Yeah, the 2001 Space station was about the first on my list, but this one is much, much smaller, as it is a small research station. I'm looking at ISS images for the interiors, but I guess I will compromise between realism and computer game realism. I just don't want things to look too sci-fi and futuristic.
And blood is so hard to clean off floors! On the bright side: at least they aren't all over the white carpet.
Gibs, Gibs everywhere. The road could use some depth. Aren't eh normal maps working?
Putain! C'est en Paris? ^^
Doesn't look like London to me.
Hear, hear! Is this still developed by the original creator of Killing Floor, Alex Quick?
Not sure I can imagine how that would look. The thing is, the small round piece on top of the left crew module already is an airlock and the station can have another one on its main body. For the story (this is for an adventure game) the station doesn't need to be larger; this is in fact a re-design from a much larger station blockout, I had made before.
I redesigned it completely, because I wasn't happy with square tiles and artificial gravity that is somehow magically generated. I want this to really work and be fun for the player. Even though there are only a couple of rooms for him to explore.
What I'm thinking is more: how to make it visually more interesting. I'm more about cosmetic improvements at this time. Thanks for commenting!
I take it you made new terrain with U4? Looks good. It also blends much better than before.
Smart man! I didn't see that when I first read the news, but I came back here to write exactly the same thing. EPIC is gonna sell a shitload of subscriptions this way and they don't even have to make a game.
That would be interesting, as I am also developing with U4 and could perhaps become helpful in some other ways, too. Plus, I could check out unpackaged stuff, if that is easier (I haven't checked the pubishing procedure in U4 yet. Don't know how difficult it is to bake a project, compared to UDK)
I sent you my contact details in a PM. Thanks for the kind words!
Perhaps I should call it the Stapler gun then. No wait, that already exits.
Personally, the stapler picture reminds me of Alien. Let's hear what Alien reminds you of!
How did you make those lovely arrows? Much nicer than my handpainted arrows in storyboards (I try avoiding those now).
So they are gonna use this as backgrounds for greenscreen? If so, how do they get the actors to reflect on the floor? I guess one way would be to do it exactly like with fake reflections - just mirror the actors and have them walk upside down.
If you wanted it really badly, you could make a semi transparent floor and mirror the scene on the other side ^^
Of course if wouldn't be great for the framerate, but still cheaper than creating a material that reflects everything in realtime. IDK about BF2142'S engine, why wouldn't it be able to reflect objects? Cubemaps are old technology and to my understanding most engines (even older ones) can use them. If there are no reflections in BF2142, it was probably for optimization purpose.
None of the things I encountered were game-breaking or even diminishing the fun. This is a very cool concept with tons of potential. The few things I observed should not keep anyone from trying TerraTech. It's really cute too.
Wow, I should be a gametester ^^. First I chose the 1920x1200 resolution + "fabulous" settings and got some gamma messup; this is my screen's native resolution though. The game was overbright, so I quit. Restarted in lower settings + resolution and it worked fine.
Except I somehow managed not to trigger the regular game and instructions and just drove around for a while, shooting at plants. I was wondering what to do and restarted again and then everything worked normal. I don't know where the error was, it wasn't anything big, but somehow I managed to screw with your game ^^
And then it was fun, but whenever I pick up the stuff, another car comes to annoy me. So I hung around the same spot, fighting 3 cars in a row and quit. It's pretty cool though, I can see how the game is fun and can get a lot of expansions to keep it fun for years. Unity driving physics aint so bad either, but sometimes I missed a feeling of weight. I want to be able to ram into a guy and not only shoot him. If my car is heavier than his, it should do some damage.
What do you mean? This is realtime again, in Unreal Engine 4. I didn't make any special material, just the Diff, Norm, Spec + 2 constant nodes that deal with metallic and roughness settings.
I thought about some variation for colors too. Might do that someday, because it could completely restyle the weapon. Imagine Camo on this. Would look weird, so it's worth tryin' out ^^
The clean texture you are refering to was just the unfinished version of this one. If I remove the top layer with the design elements it is all still under there. Textures are 2K for the diffuse, 1k for everything else.
Did I convince you, or was that planned anyway?