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A little update for you folks on our awesome foliage, prison interior and the introduction of our new team members.

Posted by damagefilter on Nov 5th, 2009

Hello Folks! Here we go again, today with some footage from our foliage, which has gone through
several stages of development, a little bit of prison interior update and the introduction of our latest team members.

So lets start with the team members first.

I'd like to thank all of them for showing their interest in our project and for producing such great things for it.

Now the new and awesome foliage. Let me tell you the story of how our foliage evolved. We started with this:

Coastline with foliage

Static models, rather unspectacular. Then we had some more foliage, looking like this:

Prison Outside Concepts

Far more interesting structure but still, there was something wrong. Neahc came back from his working journey to Newark and almost immidiately started to make new models coming up with those:

The new Coastline WiP

Now this was great but still not enough so neahc sat down again to animate all the foliage, and he got this:

But this was only half of the fun. Now we added Phong shading to the foliage and made normalmaps. The results of all this work can be seen in this video:

Now imagine those beatiful foliage and that awesome water in our finished levels! The next steps will be some smaller plants (grass etc) with jiggly bones ;). And now a word to the prison. Mo(d)difier was working on several ideas for a couple of weeks, starting with a concept looking like this:

Modifiers Concept *UPDATE*

And that very part of the prison ended up like this:

Prison Area: A7. *2nd Update* Prison Area: A7 . WiP *Update*

Don't look at the stairs though, they will be replaced with some of Simons awesome models.

This is it for today. I hope you enjoyed it.

have a nice day

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Croco15 Nov 5 2009, 9:38pm says:


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chris_sloany Nov 5 2009, 9:50pm says:

awesome update!

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Spooboy Nov 5 2009, 10:20pm says:

Agreed, this mod is progressing at a lovely pace. Cant wait to play the final product.

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Nebcake Nov 5 2009, 10:37pm says:

Very nice indeed, and having jiggle bones for the trees and grass is a great idea.

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awesomepossum Nov 5 2009, 11:08pm says:

Excellent foliage, it really brings your maps to life. Love the palm trees!

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damagefilter Author
damagefilter Nov 6 2009, 2:04am replied:

I do too xD

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xoftware Nov 7 2009, 8:13am replied:

Agree, this just shows what the source engine is still able to do.
source ain't dead yet!

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Myloman Nov 5 2009, 11:14pm says:

Another exciting update. Kicking *** guys :D

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Jesternz08 Nov 5 2009, 11:39pm says:

looking sexy :D

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theM3nace Nov 6 2009, 1:08am says:

ooooh nice

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damagefilter Author
damagefilter Nov 6 2009, 2:03am replied:

Thanks :)

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DaveTheFreak Nov 6 2009, 4:28am says:

awaiting the mod

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AlekZanDer Nov 6 2009, 5:09am says:


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skyms2663 Nov 6 2009, 7:36am says:

Really like those palm trees :)

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Kys Nov 6 2009, 7:38am says:

It's will be nice mod.

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sauerfreak Nov 6 2009, 8:06am says:

Still looking fantastic! Models are really nice. :D

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cW#Ravenblood Nov 6 2009, 10:44am says:


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DraeHD Nov 6 2009, 5:44pm says:

It truly is a beautiful map. The Beach one.

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damagefilter Author
damagefilter Nov 6 2009, 5:52pm replied:

Thank you :)

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fourteentoone Nov 7 2009, 5:27pm says:

This looks absolutely super.

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