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    Oh wow that's looking great Thane, great work so far!
    This isn't related to ships but today I've been working on the tools for the game and I've implemented this feature that draws track tiles which makes for some nice looking layout screenshots

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    Wow, looks great. Does it convert lines to the 2 segmented track and after that you can add different forms of bonuses (like speed, weapon or pit stop)? Or how does it work?

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    The tiles are generated by iterating through the track mesh's triangles and using that data to populate themselves (then I iterate through the tiles and every two tiles are used to generate a track section), the visual representation of them though is done by using the data stored in the tiles to draw lines and fill the space in between the vertices with a color. Each tile has a type which I have a painting tool for so I can easily go in and change them, which are color coded in that image (blue = speed pad, red = weapon pad, yellow = spawn and green = pitlane)

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    Just for the Rofls, I kinda want to see these high-polygon models subjected to the PS1-style lighting when they're all finished.

    That's a really great track generator, by the way! I can't wait to see what crazy stuff people can make with it.

    I wonder if mag-lock will exist in BallisticNG...

    Edit; Double derp, I misread it as a track editor because I was half-asleep, my mistake. It's still a really awesome thing that you made, though :3
    Last edited by Amaroq Dricaldari; 25th January 2016 at 03:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg.A.Byte View Post
    That's the way I like it! To the details we go! I guess you understand what I feel when I'm modeling stuff that's not exactly vital to the design or is visible on the exterior. By that I mean the Antigravity device or jet engine (little promo, it's on Sketchfab now, check it out: https://sketchfab.com/models/2608a20...146e2375feff83 ).
    Keep up the good work.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigsnake View Post
    Oh wow that's looking great Thane, great work so far!
    Thanks guys ^^ it's taking a while longer than I expected, but it's getting there.

    And yeah, Mega. I can understand what you're feeling. All my previous projects have been going down to ridiculous numbers of polys for relatively small elements
    It took until now for me to think "Hey, maybe I don't need so many faces", since a lot of the extra definition can be brought in through specular textures and bump-mapping

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsnake View Post
    This isn't related to ships but today I've been working on the tools for the game and I've implemented this feature that draws track tiles which makes for some nice looking layout screenshots
    ...is that Luna?

    Y'know, looking at the track layout like this instantly makes me think of those mini-map models on the track select menus in 2097 and Pure.
    Last edited by Thane Corrigan; 25th January 2016 at 12:11 PM.

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    In the case of extra details on your model, culling (occlusion) and Level of Detail are on your side~
    Besides, you don't plan on using it in the game, do you? You would just be putting more work on yourself if this is for a static render.

    Besides, in the improbable circumstance that you were designing these with the intention that somebody wanted to import these models into BallisticNG, they would lose the bump mapping and the specular most likely. Trying to incorporate that stuff back into BallisticNG's rendering engine would take a lot of work and optimization, especially if they wanted it to fit the rest of the game's aesthetic.

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    Well... if the custom importer tools could handle it in the end, it'd be fun to see if it could be used in-game.
    But of course, yes, the bump mapping is maybe one texture layer too many for the current game engine.

    But I think these HD models are perhaps more like proofs-of-concept for the ideal designs of each team. With potential for a cameo appearance in a future project, given the right permissions.
    Ultimately, though, mostly just for the fun of creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    In the case of extra details on your model, culling (occlusion) and Level of Detail are on your side~
    Besides, you don't plan on using it in the game, do you? You would just be putting more work on yourself if this is for a static render.

    Besides, in the improbable circumstance that you were designing these with the intention that somebody wanted to import these models into BallisticNG, they would lose the bump mapping and the specular most likely. Trying to incorporate that stuff back into BallisticNG's rendering engine would take a lot of work and optimization, especially if they wanted it to fit the rest of the game's aesthetic.
    What are you talking about?

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    Thane's model, dude. Because it's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    Just for the Rofls, I kinda want to see these high-polygon models subjected to the PS1-style lighting when they're all finished.[...]
    This is not how lighting works. Models need to be lightmapped correctly and missing any face in the UV sheet will result in a corrupt lightmap, which the engine will work harder to compensate for. It isn't worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    That's a really great track generator (read: editor, because you're trying to cover your backseat developing up), by the way! I can't wait to see what crazy stuff people can make with it [...]
    Unity would more than likely disagree with this unless bigsnake wanted to abuse his mental health writing the code for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    Edit; Double derp, I misread it as a track editor because I was half-asleep, my mistake. It's still a really awesome thing that you made, though :3
    Yeah, sure you did. You've been deliberately spewing **** in this thread, ignoring what was posted in the hopes that we'd be dumb enough to listen, and editing out the more obnoxious parts when you think you've been caught out. Quit it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    I wonder if mag-lock will exist in BallisticNG...
    No.


    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    In the case of extra details on your model, culling (occlusion) and Level of Detail are on your side~
    Besides, you don't plan on using it in the game, do you? You would just be putting more work on yourself if this is for a static render.
    This amount of detail is nothing compared to models used in games made today. The only valid criticism is the use of SketchUp for making this kind of model, however that's from a professional and academic perspective; you work with what you have, and it's what I had when I started out. Thane could well prove me wrong.

    Seriously though, Thane. What you have there is really good! My advice, if you want it, is to go and get a student license for Max/ Maya sometime. You've got some crazy SU skills and once you can move verts around, you'll be even better.


    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
    [...]Besides, in the improbable circumstance that you were designing these with the intention that somebody wanted to import these models into BallisticNG, they would lose the bump mapping and the specular most likely. Trying to incorporate that stuff back into BallisticNG's rendering engine would take a lot of work and optimization, especially if they wanted it to fit the rest of the game's aesthetic.
    How does this fit, exactly?

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