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HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

So apparently there is alot more units to create.
The list in enormous. I am overwhelmed, too much to do for one person. I am feeling exhausted as much as I love to make models.

BUT, modelling is not hard and anyone can do it. You dont need a powerful PC, no fancy graphics cards needed. Theres even trial version of RHINO 4.0 ( which I can send a link, if you private message me) and this is all you need to make: airplanes, ships, military vehicles like tanks, trucks, artillery, and buildings.

I am creating this topic because we need a team of modellers who get to making them when we get the requests for new units from our awesome modders for new units.
Apparently alot of very awesome maps are being sidetracked just because units are not available.

So give it a try, lets Skype together and I can give tutorials live.

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Re: HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

If your gonna be serious in modeling a trial version wont suffice. You will want something like Gmax which is free but not as powerful but you dont also have to shelve out the money for the full version.

http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

TBH we should really head over to moddb and seek additional 3d artists there or from somewhere else, teaching someone from scratch isnt a particularly effective way to get more people to do it in a timely fashion. I believe we have searched before with little results we should defiantly try again.

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Currently we have enough 3D models done by Swarthy and there is (time consuming) problem with importing these models to the BSM (that's why i want to learn it).  There is no idea for new maps, these models (units) needs to be tested long and carefully. I think more 3D Models isn't good idea. Swarthy job is really enough for us.

At this moment we don't even have a test map for new units.

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Re: HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

I will be late with the a guide a little bit. Im busy with real life stuff at this moment. Sry, but later im going to do

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Re: HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

EST_PL wrote:

I think more 3D Models isn't good idea

More 3D units - active and controlled by user. That what i mean. By the way. I think it's good time to plan new maps and... eventually... ask Swarthy for new 3D objects like islands, houses or installations or something like that.

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Ask and ye shall receive EST. Lost my original Test map since I had to reformat my HD so ill have to recreate it, which doesnt sound like funzors for me. Ill contact you via skype whenever I get it done again and give you a copy of it. Odds are I wont include the more unused/usless units like last time which include tankers, cargo ships, LSD's LCPD's and probably the ship carried seaplanes.

btw swarthy nice models, didnt get around to saying it till now ab

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Re: HOW TO MODEL IN 3D.

If your gonna be serious in modeling a trial version wont suffice. You will want something like Gmax which is free but not as powerful but you dont also have to shelve out the money for the full version.

Hey Tipsy,
  Where is this free version of Gmax located? Might be nice if you could post it here for whoever may want it. I mean so I may  get it.

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