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Post by Phobus » Wed Jun 28, 2006 19:43

@Enjay: They can make the same looking thing quicker, due to the added features and other useful stuff in the advanced program :)

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Post by ellmo » Mon Sep 25, 2006 0:10

* TURBO BUMPAGE*
The PSP adventure continues, now with a new friend - the gMax.
I always knew that screenshotted model from a modelling program can be a great base for sprite-like graphic, I just never had time (and ideas) to build such model.
Oh well, yesterday I thought I will go the easy way (kekeke), and grab some free models from Turbo Squid. It really is a good resource, there are a few skilled artists giving nice low-poly models for free. You only need something to open them, and here's where the story begins.

There are a few thing you absolutely need to remeber while using two different programs to achieve one goal. I may describe it later in details, but to put it simply enough - it's all about perspective and colours (as f**king always).

Anyway, I grabbed this simple Bull-Pup rifle (that link probably won't work if you're not registered), and modified it a little (very little, I assure you). Put a camera thing in gMax (it's very important that you always have the same point of view), and started screenshotting.
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Of course it was a game of trial and error, but eventually I found a simple way to achieve a satisfying effect. Paradoxically, the less tools I used, the better the effect was. After a good few hours of trying different stuff, and of course discussing all the matters with my dear friend NMN, I made up quite a short routine, that was simple enough to remeber it (at least for the specific piece of weapon), and repeat a few times without a mistake.
Eventually I had a set of steps, that made it possible to create three frames within an hour, from three separate screenshots.
See the results for yourself:
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Post by ellmo » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:22

And here are simple reloading frames I did in about 20 minutes (sorry for teh size):
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Post by Chronoteeth » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:30

Spare a DL link kind sir, for those who are unforinate :(

EDIT: nvm. Also HOT DAMN thats sexy!

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Post by TheDarkArchon » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:51

Isn't that rifle based on the British SA80A2 rifle?

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Post by ellmo » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:26

TDA wrote:Isn't that rifle based on the British SA80A2 rifle?
Highly doubtful. Although the colors I've applied may look similar. IMO there are numerous bull-pup rifles looking more like the one I used. See for yourself.
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Post by BlazingPhoenix » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:50

O_O, that gun looks awesome.

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Post by TheDarkArchon » Mon Sep 25, 2006 21:59

That's a toy SA80

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Post by ellmo » Mon Sep 25, 2006 22:06

TheDarkArchon wrote:That's a toy SA80
DOOOOOOH!
What's the difference? It's a bloody toy, that is very true to SA80 or L85, whatever you want to call it.
And the only resemblance between this gun and the model I used is a bull-pup design and colors.

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Post by BlazingPhoenix » Tue Sep 26, 2006 0:31

TheDarkArchon wrote:That's a toy SA80
I meant the sprite, not the picutre of the toy. :P

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