Post news Report RSS 28 MONTHS LATER UPDATE - AUGUST 08

Another exciting update from Death by Design. This update also contains video tutorials for 3D modelling and animation.

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We have had a busy couple of months at Death by Design. We have made some great progress with the mod, some of which I will show you today. We have had some great new talent join the team in all areas of development.

With Crysis Warhead coming soon, i think its only fair that I tell you all now, the first public build of 28 Months Later will be on Warhead. We are doing this largely for the new features and engine stability, this should provide you with a much smoother experience, plus open the mod up to people with not such powerfull PCs.

So here are some examples of the work that has been done these past two months.


ART



Forrest Stephan:


Forrest (our lead 3D artist) has been working on buildings for our Dordogne levels.


Vintovka:


Our lead texture artist decided to spend some time learning to model.
I am sure you will agree with me that he has done a great job off this AN94


Dgoek:




One of our best talents, you wouldn't believe me if i told you how long it took him to make these.


Ramza:


Here is some work from one of our newest members .
He has been working very hard for us, I will have lots to show from him in the next update.


M-562 and Kingpin:


M-562 has really started coming into his own in modelling. He did a great job on this colt 45.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kingpin to the team as a dedicated texture artist,
as you can see from this colt he is great at what he does.


St.Sabath:


Last but not least one of our longer lasting members has been churning out buildings for the Paris map.
I will be showing off those when all the textures are complete.


ANIMATION



Mephisto and IchII3D:


IchII3D has been working in a motion capture studio,
here you can see him doing some initial Mo-Cap trials



IchII3d and Dendy have been cleaning up the Mo-Cap data and importing it into 3D Studio max



Mephisto test imports the data into Sandbox.


TUTORIALS



Part 1 - Creating a non-destructible object


3ds max modeling for the sandbox 2 from forrest stephan on Vimeo.
Forrest will take you through modelling buildings for use in CryEngine2 using 3ds Max


Part 2 - Texturing the non-destructible object


3ds max texturing for the sandbox 2 from forrest stephan on Vimeo.
Forrest demonstates how to cost effectively texture your buildings for CryEngine2


Full body Animation Export
CryEngine2 Full Body Animation Video Tutorial from [DBD] Mephisto03 on Vimeo.
Mephisto takes you through the basics of animating a biped in 3ds Max for use in CryEngine2


Well thats it from this update, I look forward to showing you more next time.

Please note we are still recruiting in all areas except for level design. So if your interested in helping out, please register on our forums and shoot me a pm - 28 Months Later

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Hendrix
Hendrix

wow looking great guys

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freredarme
freredarme

Looking good! Good work.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

:O That is some incredible media you got there can`t wait to download :D. I`m glad i got crysis now :P.

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sebi3110
sebi3110

Guys, thats really great!
Can't wait for this mod
Also wanna have a mocap studio for our mod ;(^^
The first public release will be with the release of warhead,right?

Greetz

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Broadsword530
Broadsword530

Wow... When i saw the Mo-cap i was skeptic at first. I did not think that guy was doing a very good job of being a zombie but when I saw it on the models I was blown away. Its really convincing and scary. Keep this up!

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sajber
sajber

Very nice! Keep it up!

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InAction
InAction

Talk about luxury having a MoCap studio at hand. Seeing the quality you guys put through on this, it will be hard NOT to love this when it's done! I'm so getting Warhead just for this, cheers!

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operation_turkey
operation_turkey

It's good to hear that this will be on the warhead engine now. Hopefully it will be much better optimised and maybe have some new effects, maybe DX10.1 support.

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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot

Wow the motion capture is really impressive! AN-94 looks nice too but it's rather an uncommon weapon.

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Arxae
Arxae

mocap is cool ^^ thumbs up :)
how much did it cost anyway? :$

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Mephisto03
Mephisto03

Mocap didn't cost anything, we have access to a studio that we try and use as much as we can when able to use it.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Wow, that actually looks really impressive ( especially this first building). Nice!

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

Great work, this is going to be very impressive. I can only imagine what a ZPS-ish multiplayer mode like this for Crysis would be like! Very cool. ;)

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Nice work guys, good to see some mods using the gear the commercial houses are using and not doing as well at it.. lol... looking forward to seeing more...

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Kageh
Kageh

A mocap studio! That's just not fair! Awesome work though guys. Props look great. Thing is, I don't remember seeing any of those weapons in either movie... Still! I'm looking forward to the mod!

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Zigelation
Zigelation

This is 28 months later, so it will propably take place in russia or something like that, hence the diffrent weapons.

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Jey7 Author
Jey7

The first Campaign is set in Europe

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mjnowak
mjnowak

That looks awesome i wana see hordes of zombies running and eating people gogogogogo keep up the awesome work

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ZombehKiller123
ZombehKiller123

Im going to get Crysis soon so can any one tell me what warhead is and if i should get it?!?!?

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany

warhead is like crysis execpet from a different point of view. its from one of your squadmates pointview of the game. i think u should get warhead only if u get crysis first and beat. but warhead is suppose to be using kinda like a new sandbox engine that will increase the performence of the game even for not so great computers

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany

this mod looks freakin awesome cant wait for this. any objects u guys make for this, will it be added to the crysis libary? like will we be able to make maps like ur's?

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Jey7 Author
Jey7

Yes Chris. You will be able to use all our assets to make new maps for 28ml. We will include most of the cry files too so you can even edit the official maps.
We will also have an autodownloader in the mod, so that your custom maps will be played.

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Zigelation
Zigelation

I must admit when I first saw the mod, I was a little skeptic but now it looks real good.

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Maggintosh
Maggintosh

great animation, guys.

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy

its looks fantastic to see the motion capture in game, truly :D *tracking*

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JOEIV
JOEIV

I Can't wait for the release!!!

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kijiki
kijiki

Will this mod make up for the crappiness of Crysis?

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Ilsamir_Lord
Ilsamir_Lord

Brilliant work! The tutorials also give so much to the community - a role model of a mod team :D

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eudolus
eudolus

omg finally someone is putting a UMP .45 smg.

plz o plz dont underpower this gun like in every other game, its a frecking .45 it has huge knockdown power.

also, if warhead doesnt have the supposed performance enhancements will you still release it for the 1st crysis, since basically you getting more people to spend $30 just to play the mod. personally i will pay it, but some might not think that way.

also, will we be able to put on or take off weapon atachments like in crysis?

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Jey7 Author
Jey7

Eudolus

Youre not going to be dissapointed with the UMP :)

Also I can tell you now that warhead does have the performance enhancements we require, I have played it quite enough times to know that ;)

Read the old news updates for info on the weapon modularity.

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eudolus
eudolus

i love hearing that, BIG WOOTS ALL AROUND. i cant seem to get rid of this huge smile on my face

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

I've never even played Crysis, my PC wouldn't be able to handle it anyways so when I first saw this mod I didn't care for it at all. Now however, this is starting to look very interesting. Awesome that you've got some motioncap animations, very impressive results, good for a mod like this.

I guess that if you turn out to be a top notch mod I'll have to Purchase Crysis AND a new PC (I plan to get a new rig anyways). I hope you will :).

Keep up the good work!

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Jey7 Author
Jey7

Here's the min specs for crysis warhead, you dont need that much power to run the game:

Crymod.com

also you dont need crysis. warhead is a standalone game :)

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darkenes
darkenes

nice mod i'll watch after it

i'm intersted only on single campaign

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eudolus
eudolus

ok, after thinkin it over, im glad you guys are taking it to release it for crysis warhead, cause after i heard this news i started searching for my crysis dvd to install it, and low and behold, i couldnt find my cd-key, so buying warhead would make me feel better about losing the dam key lol

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doublethink
doublethink

HOLY ****.

The final video of the actual model sprinting looks so much like the film, get a zombie model on that ASAP.

So cool to watch the transition from mocap -----> final.

Really glad I'm watching this mod.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Wohooo glad to see some great updates for this game even though this is an old thread. Hope you guys are still working hard, it looks great!

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