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Patrice Terrier

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Serenity
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:06:30 pm »
I converted this Blender model to OR, no material yet, just brut force and using the new Brightness/Contrast shader for the screen shot.

I had to fix many normal errors, and i removed the solar cells, because it makes no sense to have them on a starship flying at the light speed...
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 08:21:57 pm »
foundation3d dot com has both .OBJ and .MAX files of this model. (use Search serenity in the Resources->Downloads section of the site)

Unfortunately, the site is awfully slow, almost unaccessible for me and though I've been registered there for quite some time, the download button is not available to me there. They are probably banning the entire Eastern Europe like your hosting provider used to do... ::)

Are you registered with them, and if yes, can you download their models at all?
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 09:29:04 pm »
Actually, Serenity was a planet-land-able starship so I think solar panels could be quite usable power sources when on the planet's surface. ;)
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 09:47:56 pm »
Foundation3D is almost unaccessible even for me, however after 20 minutes i was able to get the attached file.
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 10:15:09 pm »
!!! THANKS A LOT !!! :)

Are you going to use it instead of your blender model?
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 10:15:15 pm »
Here is the resulting turkey, ready for thanks giving :)
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 10:17:07 pm »
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Are you going to use it instead of your blender model?
No, i shall use the blender one.
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 10:24:37 pm »
As a matter of comparison, here is my flying_goose WIP
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 10:31:29 pm »
Here is the resulting turkey, ready for thanks giving :)

No, you should add correct bump map paths! :P

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Re: Serenity
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 10:36:28 pm »
As a matter of comparison, here is my flying_goose WIP

Awesome model! Does it have the matching original textures at all?
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 11:16:54 pm »
No, i shall use the blender one.

Okay then I'll confine myself to the low-poly version. Please don't work on it! It's all mine! :D
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2019, 09:07:00 am »
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Awesome model! Does it have the matching original textures at all?
No, there was none, i have to create them myself.
Something like what i did for Oblivion or Prometheus, based on the use of AO textures.

But i still have to fix several normal errors, rather than using the easy way of "Light both sides" ;)

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Re: Serenity
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2019, 10:00:00 am »
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... rather than using the easy way of "Light both sides" ;)

+1 to your karma; "Keep your country tidy" (c) Wrigley's ;D

But in fact contrary to the FFP, PPL two-sided lighting is extremely cheap, GPU-wise. Don't hesitate to use it if you fail with the offending polies.

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... based on the use of AO textures.

That low-poly version has AO baked directly into the diffuse textures. If it hadn't, there probably wouldn't be enough VRAM in an ordinary GPU to load them all together. ;)

I will ask you later to create a shadow texture for me if you don't mind. Or better instruct me on how to do it myself in my Photoshop.

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Re: Serenity
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2019, 05:04:35 pm »
Ouch!

Ambient Occlusion has been completed.
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Re: Serenity
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2019, 05:36:02 pm »
Awesome!!! :o

Yet Patrice, my advice would be to keep the solar panels in their places. The original concept feels sorta brutalized without them. There are a ton of Serenity visuals including detailed blueprints all over the net...
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