Hey i am making RTS game, and just finished this factory. I think this one is cute.
More contrast(at the moment it looks dull, darks are not very dark and the lights not light, might change ingame, I dont even know if theres any chading going on or not) Use the full spectrum.
Some indirect lighting from the eyes and other glowy stuff would do it good in my opinion.
Did this paint over, not the best but I hope you get what I mean.
We using Unity 3d + separate logic and server apps.
Sure it looks better this way, but this is just diffuze map on model now.
Everything else(specular + normal + luninosity+ housecoloring + other) with proper gamma\brightness\tone\contrast correction - should be wached ingame, because we use self-written shaders optimised for real time strategy.
Robots are inspired by portal a bit
It 3dprints and assembles heavy gliders and walkers.
i am not using autounwarpers because they waste too much space, they good for shooters with 4k textures. Not for rts where you must conserve perfomance for 200+ units on map. Also, it is RTS - i think it will be reduced to 512 ingame.
next thing is powerplant and everything in factions will be ready ror alpha test.
Sometimes powerplants will try to escape, when they recieving damage or being overloaded, for example
it uses standart alpha channel in .tga. here is example. Alpha channel is on the ground only, to bake more interesting look ingame, or visually weld building and landscape.
Will be better to have the terrain with the alpha in a different texture. You can optimize the green light circle in the base with a single light and overlap the UVs + the green arrows and some details may cause problems in the 512 texture. If the simbols are shared between all the structures or it repeats over again in the same building you could consider to make it on a alpha texture and place the material in a different geo. This will also allow you to have custom player simbols without touching the main textures.
we are not using extra geomretry for housecolor, nor decals.
Our shader suppotrs true housecolor. it works like in other rts games - it needs only grayscale map to work. so we do not need extra alpha channels on textures or geometry
if someone could do us really PRO textures for rock\sand\badlands suitable for our cliffs
(+normal+heightmap+decals) i even could pay a bit. I am not so cool in landscape texturing i admit it.
Also, there are no extra props now - i am finishing factions.
Why don't you just get em from the internet like CGtextures ?
Im talking about the ingame time not the user unity interface. The graphic card need to store the texture twice in VRAM, even if you in the game engine dont have to provide the alpha like a separate texture. : /
still, we get 60 fps on intel pentium 4 when everyone are about ''fuuuuuuuuu uneti so braek bed engine bed engineee"
We use 256 to 512 maps, wery rarely 1024, source texture is twice bigger. so as i said it may shrink to 512 after tests.
come on, what the fuck would anybody have use for it, you need both a model and a texture for it to be useful, and even then you might as well rip better stuff if you stealing models
dude get zbrush and make it yourself, not that hard
a plane, + base sand textures from the web + grayscaled displacemnt + hand sculpting + removing shadows from the texture if it already didnt have it done and you get some grats ground textures with normals and shit
hell you can bake ao and shit to help with making specs maps or what ever
i looked at your deviantart, you have cool sculpt i liked them.
Bun now mars 2000 has about three times more models than you sculpted from registration on deviant.
So, generated normals are just fine. My team is not blizzard. also i model and texture all stuff alone.
Sure ill polish existing flaws
I can do some textures for you, I know substance designer.
Here's a sand texture I made for practice a while ago, I used PBR (base color, roughness, normal, metallic) but I can adapt my workflow to put more of the detail directly on the base color, scrap the roughness and give you the heightmaps.
You can contact me here and I'll give you my real email: email@example.com
Or just ask me anything here on the thread first.
>4 get really cool squares in RTS camera, but YO - they still SEAMLESS.
such is life
>Please do not advice if you can only sculpt or texture yoba shooter with 4k textures made from stolen images.
kek, now type that in english pls
Hi OP, the stuff you've made looks already quite professional, so I guess most of my suggestions would be obvious to you, but I thought I point them out anyway, just in case you missed any
In general, I think that the buildings lack colour depth. Shadows and shading is done with grey, which kinda kills it a bit, and make things look boring and artificial, but I think that would be fixed to some extent when you will adjust the real time lighting in the game with some coloured sunlight and ambient light.
Nevertheless, Making sure that there is some subtle colour variation will really help making things more dynamic.
Regarding the vehicles (didn't feel like doing a paintover for those):
- Since they're huge tanks, the worn edges are a tad too big by comparison. It makes them look small.
- The tanks are pretty much dark grey spotty blobs with some colour spots on them. It would be good to unify the look, reduce contrast and have detail in some key areas, while reducing it in others.
About the building, I added text in the image.
Good luck with the game. Hope it will work out with the textures!
modelled that powerplant. something may change via unwrapping.
Hi OP, I did the tank as well, with some description of what I did.
Also, OP, just out of curiosity:
Why is part of the ground, with alpha, part of the model? I would say that you would get better performance if the dirt decals are a separate model with separate material. You would be able to optimize it.
>Why is part of the ground, with alpha, part of the model? I would say that you would get better performance if the dirt decals are a separate model with separate material. You would be able to optimize it.
that good question
if they spearated into two meshes modifying the look would be easier than going through every single building texture and also it allows them to not use alpha for transparency in texture
you guys should reconsider that decision,
and then community will cry like a little girls and blame us for making hard to modify game.
y y weknow how it works.
Anyway - if i will notice some perfomance flaws - ill just cut meshes and do sepatate textures for dirt.
textures will keep 75% pelt cowerage(while i seen worse cowerage in ra3 and c&c3) and ewerything be fine. but i will do it only if there will be big need
Would that not be more of an issue with the tank design itself? The things I changed are merely rendering, not design (with the exception of the paint decals). Therefore, if the tanks indeed look like 'just tanks', maybe the design of the tanks could be improved?
I admit, I'm not aware of your design document and how you imagine the factions should look. I did what seemed right based on what I saw. Perhaps, if I drew the wrong conclusion on what I saw, maybe the design doesn't communicate clearly enough? (Not meant as insult, I'm just asking).
>Sometimes powerplants will try to escape, when they recieving damage or being overloaded
Hah! That's pretty sweet. Visitor from /v/, so I have no constructive criticism (apart from that awful notexture terrain and bland tanks), but I'll be sure to have my eye on this game in the future. Any planned release date yet?
But i do not deny light changes of faction design when i will try all of them ingame. Tanks may be a bit owerweathered.
But of course i will not redo entire texture work.
we have one modeller(also animator)(myself), stuff is almost finished now, i just need to do more simple props and three buildings
One sketch artist, to draw dozens of raw sketches
Two concept artists for digital art(and about three are helping sometimes)
one shader coder\prefab maker\animator
one main coder(gameplay application, network code)
two musicans(check out our ost)
an indie work would be random guys from /3/ making something online with no money or actual organization
a special project is either funded or where you handle everything to finish and sell a planned out game.
we had succesful local crowdfunding, and a bit sponsored by community.
We have no commercial investiment nor special mounthly funding. I think i would hire a modeller instead of doing all graphics myseld, if i had proper investiment
You have only one programmer? And no dedicated QA guy? Christ, I wouldn't touch the game until a year post-release at least, after all the inevitable bugs are slowly fixed by the one person capable of actually changing the game.
Nice power plant, though.
>go play dota, instead, we do not care.
Yeah with that mentality I'm sure you'll be real successful, I can see why you don't need no publisher telling you how to do business. Just what the worlds needs - another ungrateful indie dev with no PR sense that will call his players "self-entitled" and make a mockery of himself with some internet drama over Steam before disappearing into the night.
Hello again, dear anon, we hear this prophecy about ten times a week, for almost two years of development. So, we do not care.
Try pouring your disappointment elsewhere, i am not one responsible for your life being wasted for jerking, while we having fun creating new game^^
The green "decals" on this have the same problem as on the 3d printer, they look very much like a freehand photoshop brush rather than being part of the texture. I would suggest cleaning them up so they're less wobbly and maybe adding a tiny amount of wear to them.
Made retexturing with substance last night.
quite simple and flexible software, and cheap too. loved it
i do not sure i should count decision of poland immigrant-hobby-modeller whos hobby is shitposting on other projects threads, while he cannot be anyone better than construction worker.
>whos hobby is shitposting
what can i say its a fun hobby
and oh man the rage you would see if you wrote its dead under black mesa was fucking hilarious, i just could not stop myself, great times
fuck, i should do this again but write xen is dead this time
and kid, if you think having a real job is something to be ashamed of then i pity you, since your crappy English isnt the only thing wrong with you
construction maybe wasnt what i wanted to do, but i did end up liking the job, also running your own renovation firm does pay well
fucking le rekt am i right ?;)
fucking you people crack me up, the butthurt my post generated is crazy
chill your pants your pants young putin
At least he's creating something, for himself and for others to enjoy; you're attempting to get reactions from people on the internet. Take a long hard look in the mirror and wrap those noodley arms around yourself, because you're the only person who is going to like you.
ouch, sadly i live in my own apartment, but nice projecting there
and put on my resume what exactly?
i think you were trying to make an insult here but cant really fallow through with your own thoughts
good for them ? and i will?
and can your english get any worse?
shitting on a plate is also creating, i guess it deserves a standing ovation
and whats with this projecting
and seriously, if you people cant take even a bit of criticism then why post online?
this butthurt and rage is hilarious, you must be on a serous nerd rage trip to google my old posts, then again all ruskies rage over nothing everywhere i see
>than hentai foundry page of our concept artist?
fuck you man you own me a new coffee
i know it was supposed to be a positive but this is so fucking non ironically hilarious that i spit mine all over my desk
the fact of how pathetic it sounds going over your head is even more hilarious
and the irony of you posting your copyright ridden crap and calling me attention horny makes it even so more perfect
you just cant make this shit up
That's what the modders are for. You see, we've been so starved of RTS games that even a half-baked one will have at least a couple guys working on it (assuming you include some sort of editor and aren't expecting us to just rip through the assets), and among the first mods is usually bug-fixing.
but no one here was even insulting or anything
outside of one guy calling it awful there was mostly legit criticizm and advise how to improve or even praise
the dev just came off as a twat for no reason
>but no one here was even insulting or anything
Yeah but in polycount and places like that they just say it looks cool (lying or not) and move on. Actual criticism is not easy to come by, even though it's very useful.
I haven't been to /3/ in a while. Came back today and saw this on the first page. Nice work you have there, anon. It's good to see someone actually doing something with their abilities instead of just shitting all over other peoples' work.
10/10 would play.