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In blog 109 we have the finished Harkonnen Light Infantry, New Atreides Repair Tool and some stuff on how we use textures and the engine.

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Hey and welcome to blog 109, sorry it's a few days late.. But it's here now and with lots of cool stuff!

Atreides Repair Tool

For awhile now we have been talking about how Engineers would work, in terms of repairing, capturing and other things. Well we knew we'd use his case for one of these things and with some brainstorming with Eeevil we've come up with something we are all happy with.

The Atreides case concept art.

Atreides Repair Case Concept Art

Eeevil wrote: You pull the plug-thingy out of the briefcase, stick it into the building, open the briefcase and start manually repairing it.<!--QuoteEnd-->

And here are a few WIP renders of it!

Atreides Repair Tool WIP

Now while you are hooked upto the building repairing it you won't be able to move or your movement will be very limiting (undecided) otherwise the connection will be lost and you will stop repairing the structure.

Harkonnen Light Infantry

Now we showed off the Harkonnen Light Infantry ingame in the last blog but he was untextured. Thanks to Kiory who modelled him in the first place, he's gone back over the model, cleaned up the mesh and textured this badass! So here is the Harkonnen Light Infantry and I think that Kiory has done an amazing job as always on his guy!

A picture speaks a thousand words, so what does a video do?

Normal Maps

Now LR01 has prepared something for this blog about normal map textures, so here he is!

LR01: At some point, we already used normal mapping but we focused more on other stuff so left it out, now we took a look at them and decided to use it. With the "newest updates" on the engine it is possible to use it, of course it just a option.

Now, how does this look then?

Texture Maps Example

On the left the normal map is applied. Besides normal mapping we also going to use some other effects, like bloom. Just a bit of it though:

Sand Trap Example

Of course, we are working on this so don't worry if it doesn't looks good.


Battle for Dune is looking for Texture Artists, Infantry Modellers and Unwrappers! So if you like what you see and want to help out, then please pm me here on Moddb or come to our forums at , register and show us some of your resent work, or PM me here.

For the full version of this blog, click here. For the forums along with SCUD Storm and Tiberium Redux, click here!


Awesome! cant wait for a public release to come out!

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what's this for?
never mind, I figured it out.

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