I dunno if anyone really pays much attention to other members of the board, but I have posted like… 1 other piece of artwork on these forums. This is mainly because I only want to post up stuff that I think is shit hot. Well, this isn’t one of those, I wish it was. I have been working on this to put it into a Left 4 Dead custom map for… too long. It’s driving me mental. So I finished off enough of it to put it into the game, but I know that it is not done. And worst of all, there is a mdoel of the same plane on gameartists.[something] that kicks the ass out of this one, so it shames me to call this done. I learned a fair bit while doing this, which I guess is a good thing since I didn’t get much satisfaction out of it :no: I have gone blenderblind now, so all the little mistakes that are glaringly obvious to others just drop out of my view.
So I put it to the focussed critique forums. The left4deadmaps.net forums were far too supportive, only a few members told it like it was (my name on there is stormy, if you wanna check out other models I have made for left4dead) and I know I can rely on the focussed critique forums to give it to me straight.
I know it is mediocre, I am using one 2048* map and one 1024* map for the uv map and what I am looking for, rather than comments on how bad or good it is, is advice on how to use the higher res texture maps better. I have only used 512 and below until this model, I was modelling for some very low end game engines. I want to add enough detail so that it looks more interesting, but not so much detail that it blows the eyeball out of it’s socket.
also, my thread on left4deadmaps.net has progressive shots.
I want to call it finished, but I really want to see what other modellers have to say first, there could be something staring me in the face that would turn it from a mediocre model to a top notch model.
Help me elysiun dot org, you’re my only hope