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What do you think an armour shard should like?

Discussion in 'Mapping' started by Euphoric Beaver, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    I've just coded an armour shard that is just the same as a health vial except it's for armour.

    Any ideas on how it should look?
     
  2. smally

    smally New Member

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    Hmmm, that's a tough one.

    Maybe you could just make little baby sized thigh pads :) . Or perhaps what I would do is just make a very simple flat Hex shaped design that would rotate. And put a nice metal texture on it with the U logo on the front.
    Not very creative I know but I wouldn't want to get too crazy with the design. I would keep it simple.
     
  3. DL141

    DL141 Blue Dragon

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    Good idea....

    Make it look like the old one except it should look very shiny like titanium and is filled with dark blue swirling liquid.....also i add to that message we were talking about earlier....
     
  4. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    An old one?
    I didn't know there was one before.
    Was this in Unreal?
     
  5. TaoPaiPai

    TaoPaiPai Commisaire Van Loc

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    It should look like the ones in Q3! :)
     
  6. ChrisToth.hu

    ChrisToth.hu Level Designer

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    You should first think of the style of the pickup:
    -Realistic (Sth like a couple of ceramic plates, like the ones used in Kevlar suits)
    -HC DM-like...(It can be anything but it should symbolize armor/power/sth like that... e.g. Q3 Armor shards :) )
     
  7. Caravaggio2

    Caravaggio2 Custom user text goes here.

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    Sounds interesting Ciced, Is this piece of code a side project?
    You should be creative enough to come up with sometihng.
     
  8. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    I've made a thread in the super secret forum about it.
     
  9. tarquin

    tarquin design is flawed

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    going for a sort of mix of the realistic & symbolic approaches: how about a small metal bolt, on its side, about the same height as the health vials?
    Make a it a sort of sheeny dark blue-ish texture, so it looks like a pickup rather than a piece of metal just sitting there.
     
  10. [Rogue]Kenshiro

    [Rogue]Kenshiro New Member

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    Or...

    A helmet with glowing green eyes...
     
  11. smattbac

    smattbac Flak Monkey

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    If it's just this one item that will be used with the rest of the UT's default inventory, make sure it fits together with them.
     
  12. ChrisToth.hu

    ChrisToth.hu Level Designer

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    Make it environment mapped.
     
  13. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    What's environment mapped?
     
  14. Caravaggio2

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    Changes shades in freaky ways. I think.

    Make it like a coffee thermos, just with liquid metal inside that you pour on your skin.
     
  15. ChrisToth.hu

    ChrisToth.hu Level Designer

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    Env. Map simulates the reflection of the surrounding area on the surface of the mesh. It just simulates it because it projects a pre-defined texture onto it.
    It makes the surface shiny and curvy...you can make a nice chrome or mercury material with it.
     
  16. Zaphrod

    Zaphrod President of the Universe

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    How about a Tiny Hammer and Anvil for Hammering out the dents and dings in your armor or maybe just a small Shield.
     
  17. DrWinky

    DrWinky i didnt do evil school to be called Mr

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    umm, isnt there one in GOTY mutator?

    :con:
     
  18. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    GOTYE where?
    Might give me some inspiration.

    At the mo I'm thinking a cube with a little diamond end sticking out each one. And the little diamond ends will be a glass but with wierd funny stuff inside.
     
  19. MeTHicAL

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    How about a potato chip?

    Or like Mary Kate and Ashley's heads rotating around?
     
  20. MeTHicAL

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    Sorry, I just varnished my coffee table and the fumes must be getting to me
     

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