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DarthStevenus

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#1 8 years ago

Quick quick question here, how can I take some really nice looking screens of my hilts like this here:

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I'm assuming it's done in whatever modeling program you use (gmax for me) but can anyone elaborate a little on this?




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#2 8 years ago

There is no renderer in gmax, You will have to get another program..




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#3 8 years ago

If you get software that can render (as Last Wish said, gmax has no renderer) add some lights, have them cast shadows, then make a surface that's reflective and you're good to go.

Can't go into more detail really because you don't have to capability to actually do any of it right now.




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#4 8 years ago

Thanks inyri, last wish. After looking around on google for a ghoul2 renderer I believe dragon is what I need...is that correct? Isn't it mainly used for animation?




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#5 8 years ago

Dragon is an animation tool not a renderer. If you just want to take a random screenshot of a glm, just use ModView.




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#6 8 years ago

Hmm...that was the only program I saw. But I did only search for a ghoul2 renderer, don't know why I didn't try looking for an md3 renderer.




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#7 8 years ago

Your going at this the wrong way, you would have to get a entirely new modeling program.. 3ds max, blender, maya, xsi mod tool, etc... (maybe there's some kind of free render program out there, but i wouldn't know, and i bet it wouldn't be a good one..)

anyway, is that really worth it? if all your gonna use it for is to take fancy show of pictures of sabers.. then you might be better of with just taking actual in-game pictures.. unless of course your planning to make player models and more advanced models, in which gmax cant compile..




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#8 8 years ago

may that is something for you




DarthStevenus

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#9 8 years ago

Well after a few minutes of searching I found this Gmax - Rendering - Official BF Editor Forums

So I downloaded the renderer he mentioned, 3Dexploration, and it was free and pretty easy to use so...yes. To me it is worth it. Here's some screenshots of a couple renders I did. The first model I forgot to smooth before I exported it from gmax so it doesn't look as smooth as the others.

vindictive_staff.jpggrace_single.jpgTennant.jpg

I was really just looking for a way to get a good image of my models with lights and reflection without having to take a picture of an npc holding it, obscuring the view.

Oh and thank you darthd.u.c.k. for the link, I'll probably check that program out as well.




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#10 8 years ago

Download blender, download some import scripts for .glm, reapply your textures, set up some lights, set the surface details (reflections, refractions, etc) and render. Put a shiny surface under too.




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