NF medium concept

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  1. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    Made some changes to the tracks and turret, fattened it up a bit and armored the sides so it is unmistakably NF. I liked the wheels and wanted to be able to give the tank a suspension animation but it's probably better this way. The turret needs to be scaled up to make the overall proportions better.[​IMG]
     
  2. blizzerd

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    It feels like a heavy base with a medium turret. Mind for perspectives sake to blow up the size of the turret a bit and take a screeny with same perspective?
     
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  4. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    OK, here's how it is currently:
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    And here it is with the turret scaled up 1.2x
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    I think I'm just going to take it back to the lower profile tomorrow, might adjust the hull so the larger turret looks better. I dunno, really, I think I'll just bring it into the game quickly to see what looks weirdest with the in-game camera settings.


    edit: Also, I think there's something to be said for the fact that all of NF's turrets seem to be proportionally very small, especially the current medium
     
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    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    theres something strange in the back of top view
     
  6. f1r3w4rr10r

    f1r3w4rr10r Modeler

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    Those are holes in the mesh, it's not complete yet.
     
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    random thoughts about tank
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  8. Ranger

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    Shit m8, my cat can draw better than that!

    To "what for": When tanks are not in use are covered to protect some parts and keep them clean. The ML has nice lids.

    Aesthetically, the tank looks good to me and I don't want any changes except for the missile launcher which I would like it to be external, but I don't mind in any case.
     
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    Do YOU have ANY way to prove I'm not your cat?
    I'm just throwing ideas. Also add spikes.
     
  10. Devourawr

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    It looks perfect. But when the NF heavy gets done, it NEEDS a giant fucking plough at the front. Like, mecha one that nobody wants to fuck with.
     
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  11. blizzerd

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    [​IMG]

    I like the one with the bigger turret, add this at the front to get rid of grens etc lel
     
  12. Lightning

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    @Avatarix you realise MS Paint actually has a text function right? jesus


    couple of notes from someone who loves tanks and goes around looking at them as often as he can (museums and such):
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    i like the new sides. prefer them over the old ones and it looks like an nf tank. but i dont understand what those inward squares inside the treads are supposed to be?
     
  14. Lightning

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    i believe its to keep weight down (in a practical aspect) or just look pretty, ill do some reaearch on it.
     
  15. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    It was an interesting looking detail that popped up on a few reference images of tanks with fully armored sides.
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  16. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    looks like exhaust vents
     
  17. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    Here's a look at the low-poly, e.g. the geometry that's going to be drawn in-game; 5000 tris for hull, turret, and guns. I'm going to make a more optimized LoD model too which will show up at a distance or for people with low model detail settings, hopefully. Limited edition tank skin available for Empires Gold Account members
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    Any way we can keep that super high poly for the very high model setting? Would be nice if we could do that with all the tanks.
     
  19. blizzerd

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    its a way to increase strength in the superstructure without adding too much weight, and it also allows easy attachment points for cargo.

    Its a design philosophy that survived ww1 tank doctrine.

    Is it safe to say you will stick to the larger turret?
     
  20. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    The super high poly is 2 million tris altogether so far. I'd say I got most of the important stuff is preserved in the low poly, maybe a higher detail one could keep some of the hatches and more resolution on cylinders like the cannon barrel and headlights. More geometry also means I'd have to mess around more with the UVs for each LoD and probably would mean less average texture resolution, too.
    Yeah, the larger turret seems the right proportion overall, but tomorrow I will try and compile it for the first time and see how it looks in-game. Since the turret will be a separate model it can be fine-tuned on it's own down the line anyway.
     

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