1. Post #521
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    July 2007
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    You should make special guns that can only kill the graboid, so standard firearms and half-life weapons won't work on them :)
    I'd rather use a combo of an 1887 Winchester rifle and the gravgun throwing toilets to kill mine :D
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  2. Post #522
    J-Dude's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Lol... Yeah, I guess it'd be cool if they could take physics based damage. Hit one with a car when it's above ground, that'd be interesting.

    Anyway!

    Been working on the Grablet. Took longer to get to this point than I expected, but on the plus side I found a neat trick that helped me out with the mandibles...

    Only thing missing is the Jaw really. Really it's more detailed than it ought to be already, so don't expect it to get much better than this, other of course than smoothing groups, which are disabled for these renders. Considering they're small fries, they'll probably look pretty good in the game at a total so far of 2,262 Triangles (1,342 polygons).

    Oh, and as I'm still in the modeling stage, THIS is the time when I can make changes, so if you have critique, the time is NOW




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  3. Post #523
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    August 2008
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    Oh, and as I'm still in the modeling stage, THIS is the time when I can make changes, so if you have critique, the time is NOW




    Everything seems to be in order, maybe add some sideplates if I remember correctly...? Now that I think about it the armor plates on top should be larger.
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  4. Post #524
    J-Dude's Avatar
    December 2007
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    No sideplates, and believe me, they're a proper length and width.

    Please look at references before deciding to give critique; memory alone isn't enough, trust me. Your memory can fool you.
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  5. Post #525
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    In case you didn't know, Xystus is back.
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  6. Post #526
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    August 2008
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    No sideplates, and believe me, they're a proper length and width.

    Please look at references before deciding to give critique; memory alone isn't enough, trust me. Your memory can fool you.
    Yeah, just looked at a reference, glad that you didn't believe me, I will be damned if it wasn't hard to find, for some reason couldn't get any really good ref pics...
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  7. Post #527
    CrazyChcken's Avatar
    April 2008
    793 Posts
    Everything seems to be in order,
    They said that in Black Mesa and look what happened there :keke:

    But serously good job J-Dude.
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  8. Post #528
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    AWSOME......lol you took my idea -_- but all u need to do is make an egg xP cant wait!
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  9. Post #529
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    August 2008
    456 Posts
    ...Grablet? :/ What's that? In one of the movies AFTER Tremors 3?
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  10. Post #530
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
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    no as i recall it was the 4'th one.....that's also when they show the PUNT GUN!!!! :D
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  11. Post #531
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    November 2008
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    Dude, now THOSE ARE THE RIGHT KIND OF SPIKES! Mush better than those pansy little things on the major graboids (I mean how they were modeled). I like the little bumps at the base of them and the slight curve. MUCH better.
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  12. Post #532
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    December 2007
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    Dude, now THOSE ARE THE RIGHT KIND OF SPIKES! Mush better than those pansy little things on the major graboids (I mean how they were modeled). I like the little bumps at the base of them and the slight curve. MUCH better.
    Glad to hear the approval. Either way though, I could only put this kind of detail into the Grablet because the spikes are a very major detail and there are considerably fewer spikes on them than on fully grown Graboids. Just adding the spikes that exist on the Graboid at three triangles apiece severely added to the Graboid's poly density because of how many there were. The tongues were really detailed along with the majority of the head. Looking back I would have gone to higher poly density on the overall body, but the spikes could never have gotten this kind of loving detail. They were a minor feature of their anatomy that couldn't be fleshed out without severe and unnecessary additions to the poly count, and the Grablets only get this treatment for theirs because of how large of a feature they are on the anatomy and how few there are.
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  13. Post #533
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    i know u might be really busy but all u need know is the eggs :D
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  14. Post #534
    TomboPukka's Avatar
    November 2008
    501 Posts
    if anyone wants a model to code the elephant gun pm me and i will send you this
    quick render of it
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  15. Post #535
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    November 2008
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    Glad to hear the approval. Either way though, I could only put this kind of detail into the Grablet because the spikes are a very major detail and there are considerably fewer spikes on them than on fully grown Graboids. Just adding the spikes that exist on the Graboid at three triangles apiece severely added to the Graboid's poly density because of how many there were. The tongues were really detailed along with the majority of the head. Looking back I would have gone to higher poly density on the overall body, but the spikes could never have gotten this kind of loving detail. They were a minor feature of their anatomy that couldn't be fleshed out without severe and unnecessary additions to the poly count, and the Grablets only get this treatment for theirs because of how large of a feature they are on the anatomy and how few there are.

    Oh, I know, I just wished they were positioned slightly differently and that they were stubbier (the graboid, not the grablet). I was just sayijng how awesome it'd be if the graboids could be like those.... mmmmmm.


    It looks good, especially for how small you keep saying it is. Compare it to something though, so we know how small it REALLY is.
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  16. Post #536
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Oh, I know, I just wished they were positioned slightly differently and that they were stubbier (the graboid, not the grablet). I was just sayijng how awesome it'd be if the graboids could be like those.... mmmmmm.


    It looks good, especially for how small you keep saying it is. Compare it to something though, so we know how small it REALLY is.
    well i see i have been ignored >:D anyway nice work so far j-dude :]!
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  17. Post #537
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    November 2008
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    well i see i have been ignored >:D anyway nice work so far j-dude :]!
    how did I ignore you? That wasn't a question for anyone but him... and I don't really desire eggs.
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  18. Post #538
    devmon's Avatar
    July 2007
    256 Posts
    I was wondering, when your done with this can you make the starcraft zerg hydralisk? that would be awesome.
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  19. Post #539
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    how did I ignore you? That wasn't a question for anyone but him... and I don't really desire eggs.
    well it's not for u.....also that's what she sead >:P well plz post on this j-dude........EGGS!!!!O_O
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  20. Post #540
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    December 2007
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    An egg model for a SENT isn't going to be hard to do from a modeling standpoint. In fact, it will be ridiculously easy, though I'm not going to be making shell gibs or anything for it (overkill). The material/texture will be the main point of difficulty, mainly for making a normal map, but otherwise it's almost negligible.

    Once I'm finished with all the Tremors stuff, I feel like I might want to honor my avatar a little bit. As in, yes, Dragonball Z content. I'm thinking less anime style, and more photorealistic, as in the film Dragonball Evolution, sans the lameness. Models, possibly snpc (would be awesome) and SWEPs =3

    Oh, and of course, Dragonball SENTs.

    I already worked to model and recreate the effects of the Dragonballs as they were in the film.

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  21. Post #541
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    but will the player be able to make a wish!?! :D
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  22. Post #542
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    March 2008
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    Collecting every single one to summon an SNPC Dragon(forgot his name, its been so long...) that grants a wish like this;
    /kill [name of player]
    /give [name of weapon/item]
    /adopt [get a mini dragon(watshisname) as battle companion]

    ect,ect,ect. That would rock :O
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  23. Post #543
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    well all i have to say is that i (not that this matter's) HATE DRAGONBALL Z!!!!!!!!!!!! anyway back to the tremors!
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  24. Post #544
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    November 2008
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    well all i have to say is that i (not that this matter's) HATE DRAGONBALL Z!!!!!!!!!!!! anyway back to the tremors!
    I'm sorry, but how old are you, do you know what your name means, why do you insist on typing like an 8 year old on drugs, and I suggest you don't yell that, because no one cares.

    Sorry, I don't mean to flame, and I think those dragon balls look pretty epic. Be nice for just a model even... Especially with that awesome glowy texture, and the greatness they exude (even though, as Necroblade said, I'm not a huge fan of the movie, though I don't dislike it enough to follow this with twenty exclamation points). What would be really neat would be if they gave off light, like a light entity...
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  25. Post #545
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    December 2007
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    Oh you bet, I've been thinking about how they'd work. The Smokiness in the center that you see is a complex lens flare actually, easily turned into a sprite I should think. In the picture they're glowing like they do when in proximity to other Dragonballs, but when apart they're much dimmer, so the sprite would change from a dimmer one to the current one when close to others and vice versa. The tricky thing though would be the stars. In the film they're not static, they just float along the circumference like something in a snow-globe. The closest thing I can think of is giving the stars a bone in the center which will be part of a two-bone ragdoll. The stars can be free to go the full 180 degrees and be given a weight value of 0 so that they don't automatically try sinking towards the floor. The problem with that might be the collision model, but I've heard in some cases that intersecting collision models sometimes work...I dunno about collision models INSIDE collision models though...

    EDIT:

    As to DBZ, I like it obviously. The movie I thought could have and SHOULD have been infinitely better. I'll even go as far as to say the current direction the film took might have worked if it was plenty longer and shown some love. I don't personally mind the actors, I think they were fine, but they got a shitty script with shitty dialogue and were directed by a guy for who all I know only woke up every few minutes to remember where he was and then say "Good job, cut, print, next scene...Zzzzzz..."
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  26. Post #546
    luch174's Avatar
    October 2006
    216 Posts
    couldn't you animate them just moving around the globe? would work and you could just have it constantly moving.. where as with the bone method if no one is holding it, it wouldn't move

    i no nothing about drangon ball so i don't no the movement or anything just going by what your saying.
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  27. Post #547
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    August 2008
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    But if you use the Dragonballs too much the the Dragon will kill you XD

    Yes I did watch the series when I was a kid. Looking back on it now it was quite cheesy, and some of the action scenes were overdone, and the story was... well, it was... ummm... Caught between an acid trip and a really long fight scene.... But most of the action was awesome, and that was what kept me sucked in.


    EDIT:


    Oh yeah and Necroblade your That's what she said joke sucked.
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  28. Post #548
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    damn....well it was worth a try :P also mindmuncher im sorry that's how you feel about my comments but that's how I like to comment sorry that it bothers you D:
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  29. Post #549
    Dennab
    April 2008
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    Are any of these finished? D:
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  30. Post #550
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    August 2008
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    Are any of these finished? D:
    Graboid is, and I think the Shrieker might be, though don't quote me on that un'.
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  31. Post #551
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    December 2007
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    Mainly I'm waiting for Stratos to show up. I still have to UVW the Grablet, and rig it, but otherwise there's not much else to do. I'd need a texture to start ragdolling the AB. I guess I could start animating soon, or focus on my other project.
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  32. Post #552
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    well al i have to say is that ur doing the best you can :) so keep it up!!
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  33. Post #553
    Dennab
    April 2008
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    I'm glad this was not dumped out and is still being made. :D
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  34. Post #554
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    November 2008
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    damn....well it was worth a try :P also mindmuncher im sorry that's how you feel about my comments but that's how I like to comment sorry that it bothers you D:
    See? That is at least a decent post right there. If you could post like that instead of
    "HeY thuR!!11 CuN Y0o Make a Grab monstar 4 ME right N0W??! L0l I luv ya"

    It's much easier on the eyes.
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  35. Post #555
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    ........ooooookkkkkk*low to high voice* well that's off topic so back to the tremors thing :D
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  36. Post #556
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    May 2008
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    Hey J-Dude, do you think we could get a front-page update? Like, all of whats good with the monsters. that would be great. ^_^
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  37. Post #557
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    i would be great but it would be a wast of time so that can wait till after he's done
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  38. Post #558
    RocketRunner's Avatar
    February 2009
    157 Posts
    Hey J-Dude, if you're going to model a Barret M-82 (If that's what Burt Gummer used in the movie, that is), you can instead just find an M-82 skin or model on FPSB. But you'd have to give credit.
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  39. Post #559
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    i would be great but it would be a wast of time so that can wait till after he's done
    I was askin' for new info on the first post FYI, which which may or may not really be a waste of time. Things including but not limited to Pictures and other various info. ;) Regardless, I can wait, just knowing that sometime in the near(?) future imma have some big ass monsters the shoot at. XD
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  40. Post #560
    necroblade's Avatar
    October 2008
    170 Posts
    well you sead it i love shooting big things :D!
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