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Old 25-10-2011, 12:39 PM   #361
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That snow looks realy good, whats the mesh look like after converting the displacement.........dave
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Old 25-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #362
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Good job...that height map is a terragen one, I have it LOL in my terragen files, in fact I have quite a few so will post on resources later...off to see Tin Tin preview in a mo

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Old 26-10-2011, 07:08 AM   #363
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this is the displaced poly, quite heavy for my machine, in future i would leave a neutral border around the edge because i got some fences sticking up that i couldnt delete the faces from because my pc ground to a halt so i pulled the verts down out of sight instead!
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Old 26-10-2011, 08:43 AM   #364
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Wow..why did you convert it to poly?
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Old 26-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #365
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its easier work with because otherwise the view port is just a flat plane, what i will do is replace it with a v rough proxy for setting up shots then just use this for rendering with.
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Old 26-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #366
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That does look good but so heavy on polys..............dave
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:25 AM   #367
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Paldav have you tried Xnormals for this terrain....useing normal maps instead?

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Paldav: I have always been meaning to ask you this. Did you use any greebling scripts for things like the Star Destroyer? Doing them by hand in Maya would be horrifically tedious.
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I dont know where your post went Rick but to answer..yes normals wont work as you state they have no geo...BUT you will have a low poly version that would be damn close in geo to the high poly one...so in effect objects should be blocked from view.


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Comp 1 snow - YouTube Edit this video

Tell me more about greeblie scipts !! also i dont really know what xnormals are but they sound quicker than the rendering ive just done!

I needs some crits on this, i know i have to re render the speeders because they look like bad game models at the mo, i also think the snow / terrain is too fussy, i also need to blur the horizon i think.
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Bit short to tell man....I think the snow is too bright (spec?)....the terrain is ok man....though I would look at some Arctic stuff...but if you look at Greenland thats probably what it would look like.

http://yellowairplane.com/Adventures...Antarctica.jpg

Xnormals is a free program that makes use of lo poly/hi poly meshes and produces some damn good maps with very little fuss. Im using it, Im also using crazybump too...thats also very cool.

http://www.xnormal.net/1.aspx

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bullet: yeah that is why I deleted my post. After I wrote it I realized you could create more simplified geo under the normal mapped stuff. I hoped I could delete it before you saw it but you were just to fast for me. cheers
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Paldav: I have seen a Max script that randomly creates greebling. I have seen scripts in Maya to do similar things. One that could be adopted creates random city scapes which could easily be used for greebling in some areas. Check out the creative crash site.
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What happened to paldav anyone? Just joined here and nothing from him since 2011. I was really interested in getting the source files from his trench run and attempting to improve it.
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