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9th Dec 2001, 04:28 PM
An early screen of CTF-DMUT-StoneForts][. Very early I might add.
Current max poly counts in 'playable area' 250, average of about 160+.
You won't see this before Christmas, but maybe before the new yer. I'll post more screens when I take them. Thnx to Claw for this one :)

9th Dec 2001, 08:04 PM
how did you make that landscape? it is awsome

9th Dec 2001, 08:40 PM

9th Dec 2001, 09:04 PM
yeah, man, scrap that sky. the skies that come in the game all suck. i always make my own so i can have flowing clouds and stuff.

10th Dec 2001, 03:20 PM
errr the skybox isn't even started yet :rolleyes:

And for the terrain I made a post here on how I do it:

11th Dec 2001, 12:00 PM
Well, would this make for a good skybox?


11th Dec 2001, 02:01 PM
luggage...looks good to me :)

why not drop by http://fusion.beyondunreal.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=138 and have a chat about doing some mapping for us darkmagic peeps... or at least showing us some stuff (what ive seen looks good certainly)

bot- i still say its good, but could be... "dark" er. you know? more gothic maybe... still, i aint seen it in game yet, so i cant really talk.

11th Dec 2001, 05:35 PM
Weeeell, I'm in fact very laaazy, and still I'm already engaged with Team Orbit - you know, the guys with the big mechs and cool guns and all other cool stuff! </pimpage>

I'll rather focus all the productivity I have on this project... And don't you call me a good mapper! I'm the worst lazy bastard out there... I've had about 20 times more ideas and discontinued maps than finished ones (This is meant to sound negative...)

Anyways, thanks for the offer, maybe I'll come back to it when you guys pay your staff ;) hehe

12th Dec 2001, 03:06 PM
Well... here's a download for that skybox:


But beware:
1. This is no "official release"
2. The Texture Package will definitely be extended in the future
3. This SkyBox looks crappy in 16Bit mode.

I warned you! Else, feel free to use it in any map you want, but make sure at least to mention me in your readme! :D


12th Dec 2001, 03:10 PM
eh...it's okay

texture on the cones is a bit odd...how does it flow?

13th Dec 2001, 04:36 AM
I want to change that texture. There aren't many good rock textures though :\
And I can't judge the flow yet, I haven't done the bases :)

13th Dec 2001, 06:43 AM
terrain is good but align textures a bit better on some places

13th Dec 2001, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Bot_40
I want to change that texture. There aren't many good rock textures though :\
And I can't judge the flow yet, I haven't done the bases :)
ya i agree!
I've goto use that tired old Shadar texture on my rocks in my new level because i couldn't find one that worked :(

oh well it looks good :)

13th Dec 2001, 02:39 PM
*lol* /me into SkyBoxes again... :rolleyes:

How'd you like this one?


13th Dec 2001, 03:12 PM
the blue light is too overal, and too blue, its boring if everything is the same, and architecture needs more supports from the walls so it flows more and it looks cooler

13th Dec 2001, 03:15 PM
btw outside there is a sun, wich is yellow, ou have big windows > but the yellow light doesnt comes in the room > imposseble

13th Dec 2001, 03:31 PM
well, this is far from final :D
You're right about the support, I think... I always have my problems with that kind of stuff :(
The lighting: You certainly noticed that there aren't any lightsources yet, did you? :p I'll do that when all the rest's finished. Oh my! Lots of work! And I'm soooo lazy! :D

This map is gonna be released for NeoCairo Beta 5 btw, I suggest you check out Team Orbit's page (http://www.planetunreal.com/teamorbit) to make sure you're among the first to get it when we release it... which is *really* soon :) I assure you! It's in its final testing stages! But enough, I'm not gonna spoil it :p

Dunno if I'll make a UT version of it. But nevermind, this isn't *my* thread anyways :D :p

Sincerely, Lugg

Lruce Bee
13th Dec 2001, 04:04 PM
Yeah - The blue lighting is a bit overwhelming - but as you say it's early days - I would also look at staggering the texturing from ceiling to floor to give the eye something interesting to look at - if you check your shots - you'll notice there is no variation from the floor plan to the roof and this will blend all the interesting architecture together - not good

Definately change the floor texture to something lighter - make it high shadow detail and angle a strong light source through those windows and you will have a very dynamic area visually - I did this in my first map DM-Nouveaux - from a reference point of view you - check it out and you'll see where I'm coming from

Also ditch the warning lines - I can't think of a map that has used them effectively yet

The terrain outside looks interesting though


13th Dec 2001, 06:05 PM
That's a EnvMap in fact, I did it with Terragen. EnvMaps usually have one problem in Ut: They look much too low-res. In fact they usually are, because they are just 6 256 square textures. I worked around this by using nine tiles per face, making for a grand total of 54 textures just for this skybox! :rolleyes:

Most not brand-new graphic cards tend to scale 512 square textures down using the mips, but this produces the same result as using a 256 square texture... So I thought of this solution. It has a problem though: It doesn't look good in 16BPP mode. I had to bring all of them textures down to one palette, so there would be no edges... this caused some color problems, as before there were 7010 unique colors, and these have to be resampled to 256... :( But nevermind, I've lost my track. What have we been talking about?

Oh yes, architecture! I'll definitely check your map out when I find the time (on the weekend?). I already have a strong light behind those windows in fact, it's just too far away to produce nice shadows on the floor. and if I put it closer, it always looks weird, cause sunlight usually comes in (almost) parallel. I've already used Spotlights in some other maps to get around this...

I'll also consider that with the floor, thanks for pointing out! :)

And I really like the warning texture! Well, no, but I was hurrying myself to get that ceiling done, so I just chose what fit. :) It will be reconsidered!

Thanks for feedback! Lugg