[OFFICIAL] TF2Maps Arctic Theme Pack Thread

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by iiboharz, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. iiboharz

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    CURRENTLY TAKING SUBMISSIONS! POST YOURS IN THE THREAD.


    Since there was a lot of common interest in an Arctic theme pack I decided to take the bull by the horns and start organising this myself.

    For this pack we are hoping to create a myriad of new models, textures and particles (and maybe even more!) for mappers to use in snowy/arctic settings.

    Content we need:
    Props
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    - More icicle props
    - Heating devices
    -- space heaters
    -- radiators
    -- boilers
    -- thermostat
    - Snow vehicles
    -- Snowplow trucks
    -- Snowmobiles
    -- Snowblowers
    - Various "clutter"
    -- coathangers, coats for said coathangers, boots
    - Frozen waterfall(s)
    - Snow/ice structures
    -- Igloos
    -- Snowmen
    -- Snow angels
    -- etc


    Textures
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    - Ice textures
    - Wall/floor textures
    -- bricks (with snow/frost)
    -- wood (with snow/frost)
    -- concrete (with snow/frost)
    -- grass (with snow/frost)
    -- dirt (with snow/frost)
    -- relevant blend textures
    - Way more skyboxes
    -- more mountain-y regions than that ONE mountain we all know
    -- snowy plains
    -- just really overcast/cloudy skyboxes
    - Water textures
    - Muddy/dirty snow

    - Overlays
    -- snow patches
    -- snow footprints
    (the above already exist but there's like only one version of each and they suck)
    -- puddles
    -- signs


    Particle Effects
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    - Northern lights
    - Snow particles with a larger variety of styles (light snowfall, heavy/thick snowfall, blizzard etc)
    - Steam particles



    Misc
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    - Soundscapes
    - At least two maps in alpha which use the theme
    - anything else you come up with that may be relevant to the pack

    Currently (16/03/2015) we don't have any contributors. If you'd like to contribute, please let us know by posting in this thread. Alternatively you can sign up using this Google Form.

    Staff list (updated 20/03/2015)
    Management
    • iiboharz
    • Fr0z3nR
    • Fantasmos

    Contributors
    • Bakscratch
    • cubemap
    • HQDefault
    • killohurtz
    • KubeKing4556
    • Tumbolisu
    • PyroDevil

    FAQ (updated 21/03/2015)
    Q: Can I submit things in this thread?
    A: No. This thread is for joining the pack, discussion, sharing of ideas and WIP content. Closer to the deadline for content I will make a submission thread so keep watching this thread!

    Q: What is the deadline?
    A: To be decided once the pack is further along the line.

    Q: Can I make [x]?
    A: As long as it fits the theme, I'd say go for it, but don't go too overboard.

    Q: Can I release things I've made for the pack before the pack is compiled?
    A: You can but I would prefer you didn't.

    Q: What filepath should I use?
    A:
    For models use: models/props_arctic
    For materials use: materials/arctic
    For particles use: particles/
    For sounds use: sounds/arctic

    I will update this section as more questions are asked/need answering.
     
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  2. Requiem

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    Ok, The_Nightwalker's evil things to add:

    -(red/blu) frozen sniper as an EOTL Reference

    -icy train

    -snowy tracks.

    -maybe add reflective ice?

    -frozen Archimedes

    -frozen/winter trees

    - a glacier brush (the type of thing like the begining of pl_crash_72)

    -a snow version of the spire from badlands

    -Ice fishing shacks
     
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  3. Noizeblaze

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    Let's do this.
     
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  4. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    There may not be such a thing as trees in the arctic (technically... right?) but I really think we should try to get some more foliage. Things like pines and birch trees, maybe some tundra bushes and stuff too.

    Maybe also more stuff for detailing log cabins or something. Like fireplaces, hunting trophies, cozy furniture. I'm sure TF2 has some of those things already, but I'm too lazy to check.

    Edit: I might try texturing or modeling something but my experience with those things is pretty limited. I suppose don't sign me up as a contributor yet, but I will try to make a try!
     
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  5. iiboharz

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    Looks like Thomas got something the TF2 community never got. #shotsfired
     
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  6. HQDefault

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    Question:
    I have a skybox that will be improved later, but I'd like it to be in the pack so it can be used ASAP. (It's complete, just with some minor errors, so it really will make hardly any difference in normal play anyway)
    Can I submit the current skybox now, and have an improved version submitted later?
     
  7. iiboharz

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    You don't have to submit anything until the (to be announced) deadline.
     
  8. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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  9. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    I did some clear ice things. Needs some work though. Right now it requires 2 brushes on top of each other because the body of water underneath it can't be made solid (yet, if people know how to do that pls tell me. I'd like to use one brush instead of 2).

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  10. killohurtz

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    Aside from the ice spikes, I'm also working on reskinning the quicklime sacks to bags of rock salt. I can also make skyboxes and sign overlays once I scrape up some ideas.

    In the meantime, I'll repost this here just to keep everything together - they currently use a cliff rock detail texture and a specular map that makes the blue part reflective. I also want to experiment with translucency using $translucent and/or $alphatest, assuming those work with models.
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  11. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun

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    With my 200th post on TF2Maps.net, I've signed up for the Arctic Theme Pack. :)

    Here's some stuff I've been working on for the Pack:

    Some extra signs-
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    A spraypainted thingie (more to come)-
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    I'm also delving into modeling and some more-advanced texture work, and if I can figure out how to get everything working, I should be able to contribute on those ends as well. I might also make a map with the Arctic Theme Pack.

    I'm happy to be part of a community that actively encourages collaboration towards greater goals! May the force be with you! :D

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    Edit: "Senior Member" sounds good on me!
     
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  12. Fantasma

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    Since i'm on the staff list I feel as though I need to say something.
    Um hi.

    In all seriousness, best way to contact me if you need anything is tf2maps.net or the chatroom during AUS hours, I get a lot of steam bot scam requests, so it makes that method harder.

    Oh and here are all my art-reference posts:
    2 Snow maps from BF3
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=24106&p=321123#post321123
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=24106&p=321116#post321116

    A snow themed map pack:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=24106&p=321048#post321048

    Over a hundred images from polar express and frozen, and a documentary showing the arctic.
    http://imgur.com/a/H8JDL
     
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  13. iiboharz

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    I'm sorry to say but neither of these seem relevant to the pack theme.
     
  14. KubeKing

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    For the signs, I was going for something spytech, and for the graffiti, I'll certainly make some more relevant / better looking stuff. Don't think those things are the best I can do! ;)
     
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    This is gonna be cool
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  16. iiboharz

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    Yeah this is something I definitely want to be part of the pack since it's a great reference and an even greater throwback to The Shining.
     
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  18. Pocket

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    Hey. Does anyone know if Acegikmo is still alive and how to get ahold of him? I'd love to get all his textures and models from Glacier into this; it'd save us some work.
     
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  19. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I would say talk to Mangy, but it appears as if his steam and all associated contacts has gone... well... missing.
     
  20. HQDefault

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    I can see the signs in an arctic map :)
     
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