Model [REQUEST] Road Railing

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  1. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I need a very simple model edit, that being the model props_hydro\road_railing01 with a rendered back. The current one is only visible from the front.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    easy enough, ill do it. Just need to instal xsi again. When do you need it?
     
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  3. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Whenever you can get it done. Before next week would eb good.
     
  4. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    im having problems with it >_<

    I cant find a simple way of doing it.... Ill keep trying but it might not be able to do it. :|
     
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  5. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    The important thing is that you tried.

    With my nonexistant knowledge of modeling, I assumed it jsut has some form of nodraw on the back of the sking. Prehaps an alpha channel or something.

    I don't mind saying though, that this prop is crucial to the project I'm involved in.
     
  6. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    it is kinda nodraw in a sense, but from I can see it wont work right and im not exactly sure how you would "fix" it, I googled it too but i cant find anything on how it exactly works. One thing I could do is just make a cover to hide it.
     
  7. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    That's fine., as long as it looks like it's the back of the thing, because half the time, you will be behind this.
     
  8. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    maybe the nocull qc-command can help you guys:
    http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/$nocull

    otherwise you could just take the polygons with no backsite, flip them and weld the vertices together, so you don't have to fool around with uv-editing...:blush:
     
  9. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I say we do that, as it would look good and fit with no problems.
     
  10. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    here some preview pics. If you like it ill just make an offical compile of it, maybe add a few screws on the back.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  11. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    The model probably has to be hand built to match...I don't believe there is an easy fix for this one.
     
  12. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    that is the problem , and its just too much work, so I guess adding poor metal supports on the back fits the style too and is a simple but most impotantly a usable alternative.
     
  13. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    It's not bad, not exactly what I had wanted, but I didn't realise the amount of work involved.

    Can you smooth out the back a bit? So it dosen't stick out so much?
     
  14. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Can't you just extract the material and add "nocull" 1 (with a $ sign) to the vmt??
     
  15. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    From what, the gcf?

    I could try.
     
  16. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Ok i shrunk the peice considerably. Hows this. Sorry for the wait XD

    [​IMG]
    back

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    front
     
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  17. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    i tried messing with nocull with no sucess. I tried it on the model and that didnt work, so I thought it could be the material and that didnt work either....

    flipping them was another thing i tried but it problem since the model is angled very weird and just created a headache...
     
  18. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Sinistar, that is great!

    But if I'm allowed to nitpick, I noticed some of the ground posts intersect the metal. Can all the posts be on the outside?
     
  19. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    lol dont worry about nitpicking, the way I see it is that is that if it helps me improve my modeling and makes a better model for your map then it'll kills 2 birds with 1 stone. Critiques ftw.
     
  20. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Oh, also, even though they're already textured, can you extend the end metal bits on each end to cover the edges of the railing? Right now they look out of place?

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