Request: Open Ended Flatcar Container?

Discussion in 'Models' started by DazDude, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. DazDude

    DazDude L1: Registered

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    Hey all, is anyone able to edit the flatcar container in TF2 to be open both ends and only one end?

    I'm surprised valve didn't think of doing so as they'd make great hiding places to ambush people from on maps.
     
  2. drp

    aa drp

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    just use the flat car and make an open ended container with brushes :D
     
  3. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    That means much less detail, though. Valve's containers are much more detailed than what you can make with some brushes.
     
  4. drp

    aa drp

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    meh, with some fancy brushwork, you cna probably make it look better :D
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    He would need brush based textures for it also..
     
  6. DazDude

    DazDude L1: Registered

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    I've tried creating one with brushes and it just doesn't work/look right.

    On the other hand I have extracted the necessary files from the game to decompile but the MDL Decompiler just tells me "Unable to load model" when I try to extract.
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    A model is a preferable choice, of course, and it is unfortunate for those of us who have little or no experience in creating/modifying models to rely on them so much.

    Your best bet is to ask one of our local modellers to commission one for you. It doesn't seem like an overly complex model to create, but then i have no idea what it takes to make one. Personally i agree with you, this would be an excellent model to have.

    Hopefully Snpiergen will waddle by this thread. :love:
     
  8. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I like the idea. Will see if I can come up with something tomorrow.
     
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  9. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    There is opened flat car container from hl2 available by default.
     
  10. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    *evil glare*
     
  11. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I suppose there is a re-skinning oppotunity there, to avoid creating a whole new model from scratch. But please don't be putting in hl2 props into TF2.

    It would be a perfectionists ideal that they match the TF2 containers though. In physical style wise.
     
  12. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    They're probably the wrong scale. Most HL2 props are too small for the TF2 world. TF2 is larger than (half)life :p
     
  13. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    seconded *evil glare*
     
  14. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    jeez, vicious people... lol.
     
  15. DazDude

    DazDude L1: Registered

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    Managed to come up with anything yet Snipergen?

    Cheers

    DazDude
     
  16. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Must, study, C++ :O

    Pm me on steam thursday evening!