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Old 2007-09-27, 16:04   #1
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Default Modeling References and Tutorials (3dsMax)

I will update and maintain this. Please post other tutorials that you think are relevant to BF2 modelers.

General websites
http://www.game-artist.net/ - A modeling/texturing community run by our very own Requiem2d
Official BFEditor - Home
gctalk.com
Video Game Artist and Fan Community: Polycount
Learning @ Your Own Pace® - lynda.com
Free 3d Max video tutorials from video-tutes.com

Reference Websites
The Blueprints - Reference Image Database - 23000+ blueprints online - Side/top/front reference images of many weapons and vehicles.

BF2 development tools for 3DS
BF2 Dev Style Sheet :: DoomLab Studios :: Game Software Development

Excellent video tutorial for modeling a Berret handgun
Beretta 9000 Video Tutorial tutorial - Mod DB

Handgun tutorial with skinning
Tutorial: Creating a Weapon for Source - Part 1 - Game Artist Forums
Tutorial: Creating a Weapon for Source - Part 1 - Game Artist Forums

Tutorial for nicer looking renders
Tutorial: Simple Wire and Clay for Max - Game Artist Forums

Fun bed video tutorial
http://3dcircle.110mb.com/tut/bedtut/

Texturing
Excellent gun texturing video series:
Creating a Weapon For Source download - Mod DB

Texturing BF2 StaticMeshes

Staticmesh Texture Formats - Official BF Editor Forums

Custom Waterplanes (Not the flying type) - Official BF Editor Forums

Uvmapping - The Other Way Around (56k Warning!) - Official BF Editor Forums (this is for a vehicle)

Bf2 Tools For 3ds Max - Setup - Official BF Editor Forums (how to setup your 3dsmax tools)

Game Downloads, Game Patches - FileFront.com (video tut)

FAQ
Is there a free program similar to 3DS Max?
How do I check poly/tri count?
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If you're using 3ds max 9 go Customize->Viewport Configuration->statistics and select Triangle count
Once you've done that just press 7 key. It should show your tricount on upper left corner.
What are the recommended poly counts?
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Some Basic Stats for Modeling :: Battlefield: Apocalypse :: A Battlefield 2 Total Conversion. Welcome to the Apocalypse!
Keep in mind that these are "tri" counts and not poly counts.
For PR the tris for heavy jeeps is:
geoml lod0 is 6000
geoml lod1 (3rd PV mesh) 3000
geom1 lod2 (3rd PV MESH) 1500
geom1 lod3 (3rd pv mesh) 180
For the wreck mesh:
geom2 lod0 - 1800
geom2 lod1 - 1000
geom2 lod2 - 200
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Old 2007-09-27, 16:31   #2
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Good going.

For gun reference pics: http://www.imagestation.com/members/DeicideNBF


More guns and bullets make bad guys go away faster,
which in turn makes everyone in the area safer.

-Paul Howe
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Old 2008-02-12, 08:55   #3
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Good going.

For gun reference pics: Sony ImageStation - Closed
jesus christ... there goes all the best references there ever was in one place....
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Old 2008-04-28, 12:12   #4
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Thanks very much mate, I have never done any 3D modeling before, except in classwork AutoCad 08 & 04 but that was very basic and mainly Isometric. I'm downloading the free Gmax thing now so that I can have a bit of a play around.

But anyway thanks for giving all this info, I expect I'll need it.

Cheers

Xavo

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Old 2007-09-29, 01:22   #5
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http://www.game-artist.net/forums/tu...s-3ds-max.html

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Old 2008-01-28, 20:53   #6
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Excellent video tutorial for modeling a Berret handgun
http://tutorials.moddb.com/16/berett...ideo-tutorial/

its hard to do that one when the first video isn't working... :/

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Old 2008-05-02, 01:18   #7
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How much is 3ds max

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Old 2008-06-24, 18:45   #8
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here is a very nice link to a set of video tutorials i found that can aid the PR community development teams, the tutorials show basic box and quad modelling techiques, as well as texutre bakeing, this also show the fundments of UV unwrapping in a half an hour session to making levels of detail the proper way (no multires unless organic).

http://www.mesmer.com/public/readtut.php?in=109

for normal generation, as well as specular and diffuse using 3ds max projection cages and render to texuture click this > Ben Mathis - tutorials

this is a work safe link don't let the name fool you, look down the page for normal work flow, its a cracking tutorial.

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Old 2008-06-27, 00:24   #9
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here are some of the script resource that i use, and are very helpful when moddeling, animating, texturing etc......

Chuggnut's illicit cheese

highlight the page to see infomation, make sure to check out skin tools (give the abililty to mirror vert weight with out painting to another bone, usefull for charcters with skin modifiers) , anipose 2.11 (poses are recorded in to layers where by they can be added to the time line to make animation easier), Unwrap tool (some extremly helpful tools for beginners and pro's alike)

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Old 2008-08-12, 00:25   #10
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(noobtalk)
-i have modeled on a program called 3dvia, is dat any good?

-and when i installed gmax (12 or something) i still ended up with da basic 3dvia thing
is dat meant 2 be there?

and lastly..

-do i need magic powers to model and/or texture for the omnipowerful dev team?

War is a huge matter for a nation. it's the field of life and death, destruction and survival, and such matters cannot be left unstudied. - Sun Tzu
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