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Old 14-08-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Modelling a wall


I'm trying to model a wall made out of wooden planks all around a fortress . And I want to make it look as realistic as possible, so I don't really want to use a bumped texture on it since it looks fake more often than not. I want to model the individual planks. Unfortunatley, this is making my scene very heavy. Drawing the wall after is taking forever.

Any ideas on how I can improve this?
Would the scale of my wall have anything to do with how heavy it is? Or could Is there any way I could make my bump map look real and not obviously like a texture?
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Old 17-08-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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To help with the slowing down of your scene, you could always stick a large portion of the planks in a layer and toggle the visibility of the layer on and off as you need while you're working.

As for making the planks, if you want to model each one individually, I would at least suggest duplicating a few of them here and there as instance copies just to save time because your process appears very time-consuming.
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I dont think that you have to model the whole wall, just do the spot that will be in front of the camera and use a bump map for the parts that are far away.
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