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Varick begins beautifying SoC starting with the NPCs

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I wanted to work on refining the stalker jacksuit for the mod. Wolf is the first stalker vet you encounter in SoC so I started with him. Here you can see a stand-in head being made to 50% to start off the project.


Everyone say hi to Varick! We're really excited to have him on the team.
- Dae

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Varick Author
Varick

Hi everyone. Varick here. I'm new to the Lurk team and wanted to show off some work I've been doing.

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

Dont make too HP meshes, it will screw with the SDK unless you find a way to counter that. I'd suggest to follow Xyus advice :)

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Nixtwiz
Nixtwiz

What about bump maps? Don't you need a HP mesh to make them?

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

Normal maps and bump maps are different in SHoC, they use an inverted RGB channel, BGR IIRC. I made a post about it on polycount, here: Polycount.com

The green ones are what SHoC uses[bumpmap, while it's in fact an inverted normalmap], the newer engine's use the Purple ones, just the regular normal maps

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Opinionator
Opinionator

Stalkers should really be a beat up looking bunch, but not as bad a Ghouls in Fallout.

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

This is true, yes! And Imho..a guy in a wheelchair as repairer or something would really add to the sad zone-ish feeling.

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.Clash
.Clash

I think it would be cool to have a man with broken legs being forced to repair guns for the bandits(guess who broke his legs).

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ZeroSen
ZeroSen

Nice, keep it up ;)

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Cowlick035
Cowlick035

Good luck with your new position!

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Kelevera
Kelevera

That was a joy to watch.

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Resev
Resev

That was.....a very freaky video.....and i enjoyed every moment of it!
Chin up!

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Xyus
Xyus

I think you need this - fixes for X-Ray SDK, this remove stupid mesh optimization, with this fix SDK don't damage models with many polygons.
Gameru.net

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Judicat0r
Judicat0r

You are good at it Varick.

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Varick Author
Varick

Thank you all of the comments and tips. It's reinforcing to hear them when I've only been working with zbrush for a short time.
I'll put up more videos as I work.

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber

I watched this while listening to some dubstep it was very fitting. excellent work.

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MrSeyker
MrSeyker

That is the creepiest **** I've seen recently.

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