[WIP] Pl_Alpine

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by treythepunkid, Sep 10, 2008.

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Which one looks better ( scroll to bottom to see what this polls about)

  1. Box

    18 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Stairs

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. Ladder

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Log

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. 3DRyan

    3DRyan L2: Junior Member

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    pretty DAMN good for 4 days of work. Just get those details right and I'll definitely be interested. The layout looks superb.:thumbup:
     
  2. treythepunkid

    treythepunkid L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thanks guys for all your encourgement! I have got the basic layout and look of the log storing place (know as "The Lean"). Its full of alternate paths and such. Ill get some photos up in like 3 hours or so.:thumbup:
     
  3. samn

    samn L4: Comfortable Member

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    Looks good, perhaps a bit too bright though. Something about the lighting just seems 'off'
     
  4. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    I thought it looked good to but I asked myself 'why would someone put a log against the roof like that?'

    The one in Lumberyard is so you can run across the gap ofcourse :lol:

    I understand what you mean, but even if it is odd in Lumberyard it doesn't really stand out like up against a buidling.
     
  5. treythepunkid

    treythepunkid L4: Comfortable Member

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    Hey guys new update with pics,
    And the poll for the log replacment,
    On the front page!
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  6. Beetle

    Beetle L9: Fashionable Member

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    even a combo of the ladder and boxes might do nicely. but if i had to choose id say boxes, or maybe the ladder. the stairs look out of place imo.
     
  7. arbalet42

    arbalet42 L1: Registered

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    Excellent work! I like the map very much. Looking forward to playing it.
    About the Poll: my vote goes for the boxes. They fit in there good. Though I would take out the roofing slate at the top of "tower" of boxes and replace it with something else... Something made of wood... Another pallet maybe? :)
     
  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I would say have stairs, but i think you could be more creative than just a long staircase.
     
  9. treythepunkid

    treythepunkid L4: Comfortable Member

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    Ill look into it, Thanks for the feedback and encourgement.:woot:
     
  10. Ida

    aa Ida deer

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    This looks really good!

    I'd say the boxes are best, but you should make them look a bit more climbable (while, at the same time, not making it seem all too convenient).
     
  11. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    Maybe you could combine both the boxes and the stairs like this.

    [​IMG]

    You gotta rotate the stairs so they don't stick out as much. Then put some boxes and metal (or whatever) underneath.
     
  12. Banni

    Banni L1: Registered

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    I vote stairs, but turn them 90 degress, so they run parallel to the building edge. Looks a bit awkward with them sticking so far out from the building.
    Alternatively, if you want to avoid jumping, but still use the boxes idea, can't you cover them in a ramp-shaped brush. Then make that brush invisible but solid. I don't know the name, but I'm sure there's a brush material designed specifically for this kind of thing. That way, the physics sees a nice smooth ramp that follows the rough outline of the boxes.

    EDIT: What Jazz said above, whilst I was typing (for a long time...!)
     
  13. Dan2025

    Dan2025 L2: Junior Member

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    I voted for the ladder...

    It just looked...right. To me, at least.
     
  14. Chilly

    Chilly L6: Sharp Member

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    I agree with Jazz and Banni. The boxes look best between the ones you've done, but stairs turned 90 degrees would definitely be best. Switchback stairs with a landing would look even better.
     
  15. treythepunkid

    treythepunkid L4: Comfortable Member

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    Ok guys how does this look, something i whipped up this morning. I completly redid the boxes.

    [​IMG]

    (you can also see the work iv done on the roofs, and the power lines. And i have compiled with HDR aswell)
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  16. treythepunkid

    treythepunkid L4: Comfortable Member

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    Sorry i didnt see your post there, you probably are getting the same "Fullbright" effect that i felt. Its due to some of the props not casting shadows (like the trees) I will be fixing this on the final compile. But for now there shadows are disabled. Also the HDR will make the lighting look much better. (as you can see by the new stairs picture):thumbup:
     
  17. Homeroe

    Homeroe L1: Registered

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    I voted for the ladder, it seems more natural than the others.

    Also, the map looks wonderful, can't wait to play on it! :D
     
  18. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    I voted for the ladder because it seems like more of a logical way to access a roof than the stairs. Unless there was something the stairs led to (like a large building you can't go in where the fence is).

    I don't like the log, but think the ladder is weird in a similar way. Most likely a laddetr would be leaned against the side of the shed, not at an angle against the corner.

    But I probably should've voted boxes as I like that best now that I look again. It is likely boxes would be stacked next to a shed. It is unlikely someone would have access to the roof like ladder or stairs unless they are working on it or they store the ladder there.

    I guess my initial prob with the boxes was that The angled one on top and the angled piece of metal seem weird, almost at odds with gravity. And the box almost makes it look like it blocks that path.
     
  19. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    It seems to me that those set of stairs is a bit too steep. My suggestion for the stairs is to have either a fire escape like set of stairs, or make a building with stairs inside that reach to the roof. But for coherence reasons, you might want to put something important up there,such as a satellite, air vent, or something. Otherwise it doesn't make sense to have a staircase in the first place :p
     
  20. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    You migth want to turn the bloom down in your map, it's quite overpowering.

    M only gripe with the boxes is that they would be incredibly fiddly to traverse. constantly jumping onto each crate. It's the most annoying section of Dustbowl that is.