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Old 15-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #31
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Biggest issue I have found with getting detailed models back into 3ds max is, that max's obj importer is something of a artifact in and of it self. If you have access to Deep Exploration or Polygon Cruncher, you can get some nicely optimized meshes back into max, or could try importing as a .3ds file (which will break the mesh into roughly 60k tri chunks.) Getting the mesh back into max is definitely the biggest struggle.

100k tri's is about all I can reliably get the importer to handle at one time tho. Once in Max tho, it can handle a decent amount of tri's. frustrating but just how it's been for me O.o
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Old 15-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #32
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*raises hand* been there as well. now i also uv map the model before i import into zbursh.
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Old 15-03-2008, 10:30 PM   #33
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I've learned that if you have 1 gig of ram max can handle/import around 500,000 tris without a problem, but it will take about 30 minutes and you can't do anything else with the machine, while max works.

Then after it importssave it right away, just in case.
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Old 16-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #34
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As a rule I'm trying to keep my subtools bellow 500,00. it also help reduce save times. Anyone know how to mirror data? - guess I might have to do it by hand
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Old 21-03-2008, 09:28 PM   #35
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update - trying to hammer down the poly count for the low poly version. currently still at 12,000tris
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Old 21-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #36
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if you post some wires, we can help point out areas to mess with.
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Old 21-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #37
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this is looking very good. Since I'm making a female character also, I like to keep an eye on all the other female entries...and this is one of the better ones.

The cloth and prop details look really great. However, I'd like to see some more care and detail put into the embossing on her armor plating...and maybe her corset as well.
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Old 24-03-2008, 11:38 PM   #38
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update - managed to find some time this week, may have destoryed my the lingering fragments of a relationship with my girl friend, but hey - its fo the glory. - really need to sort my priorities straight.

UV mapping is going slow on this it has so many little bits - plus the book wasted alot of ploys.
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Old 25-03-2008, 02:11 AM   #39
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looking beautiful Merlyn, patch up things by bribing to take her to the mall, it works, only after the competition though.
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Old 26-03-2008, 02:46 PM   #40
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Basic normal mapping, gotta refine the normal maps - lots of red areas I know. Need to make a light map too (god! those take forever)
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Old 27-03-2008, 11:41 PM   #41
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Basic textures, not sure what the basic colour should be. Do we need it to align with teams colours?
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Old 28-03-2008, 01:19 AM   #42
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Wow, that's looking really nice with the colour on. I think the rules said either team colours OR team logo, or both.
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Old 28-03-2008, 05:29 AM   #43
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Great concept...the accesories are cool. Add a belt...the waist looks boring.
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Old 28-03-2008, 10:17 AM   #44
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right there, I need to fill that up with something its just a blank area
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Old 31-03-2008, 12:05 AM   #45
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Haven't got much done this weekend, and I'm cursing myself for it.
added a set of chains. Any comments on the colour scene would be nice, I'm wondering to myself what to choose.
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