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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Unit Graphics' started by snafusmith, May 23, 2006.

  1. civaddict098

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    asioasioasio Fallout Scrubber

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  5. jade8880

    jade8880 Chieftain

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    I know I maybe sound too picky, but could you put team color on when you create new unit? I'd like to plead to all unit creator to put team color on, so the unit will fit into generic game better.
     
  6. snafusmith

    snafusmith Unit Maker

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    I only add team color to units that were used by multiple countries. If a unit was only ever used by a single country (like my B52, A10, you get the point) I won't add team color, as it's not appropriate.
     
  7. Refar

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    You are right, that units intended for one faction only, usually dont need team color. However some people might like to use a unit for a block of countries, in a mod or wahtever.

    While it is no extra work at all, to add the possibility of team color when exportig from Max, it seems to be extremly difficult to add team color later wit NifViewer, and delivers inferior results.

    All thats needed is the right shader setting when exporting. The people can then easily add team color by editing the Textures Alpha chanel, if they wish.
     
  8. jade8880

    jade8880 Chieftain

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    Could you please explain more about it, or give us a tutorial?
     
  9. snafusmith

    snafusmith Unit Maker

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    Yeah, it's really easy to add team color to most units. I'm just not a fan of team color in general, that's why I don't include it.
     
  10. woodelf

    woodelf Bard Retired Moderator

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    I agree with smitty that team color isn't needed. Every unit has a flag on it anyhow.
     
  11. Osymandias

    Osymandias Grand King of Apes

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    I disagree. I love teamcolor and think that it makes a lot of the and adds to the flavour of the game. So i find it quite sad that such good unitmaker don't do teamcolor :(
     
  12. asioasioasio

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    It was discovered how to add teamcollor couple of weeks ago - still it doesn't work very well in my case (gloss and shader problems).

    And majority of snafusmith's units are before that moment (i'm sure about it because we try to help each other - when we discover something, we share it - and team coloor is one of the last things we're solving), and i also agree that unique units doesn't need teamcollor. With Refar's tutorial and my and snafusmith experiments But it's real hard to do this with dozens of units made previously
     
  13. Refar

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    Personally i like team color too. Snafusmith and Woodelf do not like it. This is obviously a question of personal taste, and this thread is not the right place to discuss it - sorry i started it in the first place :mischief:

    There is now a tutorial in the "Tutorials & Reference" section on how to add team color to custom units fast with NifViewer, without to redo them in max.
     
  14. avain

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    Teamcolor is cool - in moderation. Well placed team-colored bits (and I really mean only "bits") add to the overall quality of a unit. If a unit is highly unique thou, then I'd skip teamcolor also.
     
  15. avain

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    snafusmith,
    I know you have your hands full of units you want to make, but in
    case you want to do a special unit, you could do this one,
    a mighty Railway Gun used by the Germans in WW2:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerer_Gustav

    I already have an idea for the use of it:
    You'd need to build a special building (probably wonder, I'd make it national), like e.g. the Krupp Firm, and then you could build a limited number of these. And these units could only be moved by railway (now this needs some modding). And of course needs Dale's ranged bombardment mod - and giving it a massive range bonus.
     
  16. Wolfshanze

    Wolfshanze CFC Historian

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    For the British, I haven't seen these (if they exist, please let me know).

    How about a Challenger 1...



    Or a Challenger II...

     
  17. snafusmith

    snafusmith Unit Maker

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    The Challenger II has been on my list for a while, I have no plans to make the Challenger I. If you send me a good number (I typically never make a unit without at least 40-50) of reference photos, along with a good 3-side view, it will speed the process up a lot.
     
  18. Wolfshanze

    Wolfshanze CFC Historian

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    snafusmith Unit Maker

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    If more people made a post like that Wolfshanze, then I would make more requests. I'll start on the Challenger II after I finish the MLRS. Right now my to-do list is something like this:

    -Animate CV9040 (See Below ;) )
    -Skin Marder 1A3
    -Re-skin BMP2
    -Finish re-skinning Leopard 1
    -Re-re-skin BTR 80
    -Make T-90
    -Make M1A1 Abrams
    -Make MLRS
    -Make Challenger II
    -Make Warrior IFV

     
  20. Wolfshanze

    Wolfshanze CFC Historian

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    It's the least I can do Snafu... plus I do believe a Challenger II would be something the community at-large could really put to good use.

    If this is indeed a "request", I'd humbly request the Challenger II in the 'blue/green' European camouflage pattern... like this

    As retired military, I'm kinda tired of seeing everything in desert camo... Civ4 is mostly alternate history (or more properly "make your own"), and I'm sure the Challenger II would be more used in forests and grass then in desert in Civ4. Of course I'm not putting the sweat into making it, so do whatever you see fit, but if it's easy to do either/or camo-scheme, I'd prefer the European colors over the desert ones.

    Thanks once-again for the good work Snafu... and please release all those spiffy models you're holding onto, especially the AMX30 and Leclerc... I gotta get my hands on those!
     

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