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by Ben K
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Cockpit model
Replies: 251
Views: 82199

Re: 3D Cockpit model

I'm not sure if D2X-XL has changed it, but the energy and afterburner bars were not animations in original D2 - the game painted over them with black pixels (a very lazy and ugly way to do it). Ideally I'd make it paint out the full afterburner/energy textures using alpha, showing the empty texture ...
by Ben K
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Cockpit model
Replies: 251
Views: 82199

Re: 3D Cockpit model

You've got smoothed edges on some faces. You'll want to reset all the vertex normals somehow.
by Ben K
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Cockpit model
Replies: 251
Views: 82199

Re: 3D Cockpit model

Ah yes, UV mapping.

Simple when you have it all figured out, but it's the figuring out bit that can be pretty frustrating. I don't work with 3DS unfortunately or I'd offer some tips.
by Ben K
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: D2X-XL Mapping & Modding
Topic: Pumo Mines Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 122775

Re: Pumo Mines Thread

Water is transparent by default in D2X-XL levels ... :roll: And so many authors put it on floors instead of making it a wall, and so they never take advantage of that fact. Also I did it before Azure Catacombs, but my D2X-XL Demo Mission isn't ready for release so you haven't seen it yet. So you mu...
by Ben K
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Descent with Unreal 3 engine? (UDK)
Replies: 21
Views: 12935

Re: New Descent with Unreal 3 engine? (UDK)

The geometry is so simple that if you have to texture everything manually, it would be better to start over with better geometry. UE3 is capable of things that make Descent 1, 2 and most of the unofficial Descent 3 levels look like a joke.
by Ben K
Wed May 30, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Classic singleplayer missions not worth 80%+ overall scores?
Replies: 41
Views: 16389

Re: Classic singleplayer missions not worth 80%+ overall sco

It's easier than beta was because of a few inappropriately placed robots.
by Ben K
Tue May 29, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Doors.
Replies: 26
Views: 10977

Re: 3D Doors.

I had that myself last year. Wasn't getting enough sleep.
by Ben K
Tue May 29, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Doors.
Replies: 26
Views: 10977

Re: 3D Doors.

I think it was supposed to be an ironic comment along the lines of "if you won't polish this turd then why the D2X-XL project?" To risk overdoing the faecal references, some turds are harder to polish than others and this one is looking really ugly. I'm thinking a serious look at UE3 is on...
by Ben K
Tue May 29, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Doors.
Replies: 26
Views: 10977

Re: 3D Doors.

How much time did it take to model and skin it? Depends on the artist. Making a ship model is trivial, I've done one in an afternoon. No moving parts, no problem. What you don't seem to get is that aside from the bother of having to replace doors with 3D objects, and then provide a collision switch...
by Ben K
Mon May 28, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Doors.
Replies: 26
Views: 10977

Re: 3D Doors.

There's a whole lot less work involved in putting that model in the game than there is in 3D doors.
by Ben K
Mon May 28, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: custom crosshairs
Replies: 3
Views: 5181

Re: custom crosshairs

In the old days I'd replace them using DTX, but D2X-XL may have a simpler way of doing it.

Any similarity between the D3 Mercenary crosshair and the TEW one is coincidental.
by Ben K
Sun May 27, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: D2X-XL Retexturing & Remodeling Projects
Topic: 3D Doors.
Replies: 26
Views: 10977

Re: 3D Doors.

With the rest of the game full of flat surfaces, this isn't going to be time well spent.
by Ben K
Fri May 25, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rank your favorite and least favorite systems in Descent II
Replies: 16
Views: 10518

Re: Rank your favorite and least favorite systems in Descent

There's no reason you can't get volcanoes in a desert environment. It doesn't tend to happen on Earth because volcanic activity tends to act against desertification for various reasons, but you still get some in close proximity (Atacama Desert is right next to an active volcanic region for example)....
by Ben K
Fri May 18, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Development Blah: Comments
Replies: 553
Views: 87889

Re: Development Blah: Comments

Yeah, I figured that by the rest of your message.

I was just commenting on how there are large numbers of people who do, in fact, use lecture time to faff around.
by Ben K
Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which music do you enjoy The Enemy Within with more?
Replies: 17
Views: 9738

Re: Which music do you enjoy The Enemy Within with more?

KakHome wrote:Also making the ogg tsoundtrack built-in would cause the mission download to be MASSIVE.


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