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New Unit - Moving Van (Modern Settler Unit)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by pesoloco, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    This is the moving van unit that I have completed at the request of Kal-El.

    It took a long time to make it, but it's FINALLY here!

    EDIT: VERSION 2.00 COMPLETED:
    - Reduced the size of the van
    - Reduced the perspective of the van
     
  2. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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  3. Kal-el

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    Thanks Pesoloco,

    Now I finally have a modern Settler Unit. :goodjob:
     
  4. OmniMower

    OmniMower Codename Synrise

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    This is not a negative critisism,
    but does that van image have perspective?

    /OmniMower
     
  5. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    Unfortunately, yes it does
    my 3d program makes it have that perspective
    I tried to edit a little bit by hand, but it still looks that way
     
  6. OmniMower

    OmniMower Codename Synrise

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    Ok, is it so in the animation to?
     
  7. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    Yes. It's more noticable with this unit because of its box-like shape and large size.

    With my next unit - the freight truck, I will work at it a bit more to make it less perspective-like.
     
  8. OmniMower

    OmniMower Codename Synrise

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    What prg are u using, Im surprised that you are not able to remove the perspective angle of the lens.

    /OmniMower
     
  9. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    I use Micrografx simply 3d 2.0
    As far as I know there is no way to turn off the perspective. I wish there was.
     
  10. OmniMower

    OmniMower Codename Synrise

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    mmm.... Ok, does Micrografx use wireframes? Splines and so on? if it does i think 3D Studio or CorelDraw is not far away.

    /omniMower
     
  11. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    Yeah, I thought so, but if its like another prg, perhaps it wouldnt be so hard to switch prg?
    Thats my idea.

    /OmniMower
     
  13. Kal-el

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    Or it may be possible to load the model into another program and make the conversion that way. It may be importable into Moray, Povray or Gmax. I don't know, but I know those programs are free.
     
  14. OmniMower

    OmniMower Codename Synrise

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    Maybe you are interested in a co-operation here?
     
  15. GIDustin

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    How does the van look next to a tank? When I first saw it, it looked a little bigger than I had expected.

    Other than that and perspective, great job. Are you thinking of re-animating it in another prog to rid the perspective?

    GIDustin
     
  16. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    I think I will shrink the size a bit first, then edit the perspective by hand in paint. What do you think, Kal-El? Is this a top priority? If not I will finish the freight first. I know you have a deadline to meet.
     
  17. Kal-el

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    For now I can use the Moving Van as is. If there is time after the freight is done I would love it if further development on this unit were to take place. :) Thanks for asking.
     
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    surely the van doesn't need to be 'to scale' when compare with a tank? After all, the Infantry isn't.
     
  20. pesoloco

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    That's true. The ships and planes are not to scale with the rest of the units. Nevertheless, I still think it may be a little TOO large. The new truck looks pretty good in the game. Here's a shot:
     

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