There is for M4 Sherman, check Td's and Lorans latest Sherman modes.
There is for M4 Sherman, check Td's and Lorans latest Sherman modes.
Only for the M4A3(76)W, not all M4A3s.
I would like to add a gunner/commander for the Pershing, but I can't figure out which bone to use.
Also, I've been pretty busy, so a lot of this stuff has been put on hold.
Hey, I dont know how far the process has come with your editings, but I have
some stuff I could offer, it is also included in BotB..
M3 Halftrack MG cuppola model for mixing
Visible loaded squads for M3 and 251 knowledge...
if I can help, pm me anytime.
Did you fix them HT? : D
Is that cupola a model with it's own UV and skin? I would love to use that. You wouldn't happen to take requests, would you?
As for the visible passengers, I have it working with no lag. I remember the last time I played BotB, the passengers had lag.
Also, your haltracks are canopy-less due to skin, correct? If so, I can provide you with my RGOs that simply deactivate the canopy meshes with a state. I'll release what I have publicly soon.
As for my other edits, I was struggling with 3DS Max, so hopefully darkblade has time and hasn't tired of my questions, so I can try to get more done.
@eli,I would like to congratulate you for this beautiful work you're making,I know it isn't perfect neither easy to do,really mate,making this will be very useful for modders,I'm looking forward for this!!!
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Honestly, most of my edits are completely Object Editor (OE) based and are so easy, a caveman could do them. /geico
But seriously, anyone who is familiar with Corsix Mod Studio will be at ease with the OE, and can make a lot of these edits. All you need is a custom model's RGA and RGM and an extracted Relic RGO and you can go to town.
The more difficult edits, like the ones I'm currently struggling with, are with 3DS Max. I have very little modelling experience, which was nearly 7 years ago, so it's much harder than OE. However, it's still possible. With the help of darkblade, I was able to figure out how to get a rear gunner for the 250 and passengers for the 251.
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@Elliwood.. sure I am happy to share.
the cuppola has its own uvw and skin, but just a flipped M3 skin.
I adapted it by the time i didnt know rgd export flips the uvws.
the canopy is removed by skinning, thats right.
How did you fix the lagging? I attempted with extra markers in its own model
and model mixing.
Great! That was the one piece missing for my M3 halftrack edit, so that should make things much better looking. Any thoughts on updating it now that you know it flips UVWs? Looks great either way.
I'll upload my canopy-less versions soon, they are simple OE edits that just remove the mesh. No skinning required.
I made a model with only markers and mixed it with my 251 and M3, with help from darkblade. Unfortunately, vehicles in tow still lag (even with a marker), and I'm unsure of how to solve that.
I may have a solution, you need to create a new animation setup, like the parachute file where you customly animate the AT gun to be attached to a bone, which is connected to another bone. That can be added to exsiting Relic models so that with a model mix and the proper OE setup it can be customly called up.Unfortunately, vehicles in tow still lag (even with a marker), and I'm unsure of how to solve that.
I'll explain when I get back!
And it can be called when a vehicle is in the hold of another vehicle? As in, being transported? Or would it have to be more complex than that?
I FINALLY figured out how to replace weapons on vehicles, so stay tuned...
Also, I will make a simplified version of the 251 passengers and revised 250 passengers and try to release them within a week. It's memorial weekend so I might not have much time.
Frekkin awesome!!!! (what do you mean with simplified Sd.Kfz. 251?)
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Just go ahead and torment us Eli!
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Simplified/abstracted; instead of 7 or 8 visible guys, I'll probably do 5 or 6 for the 251 and revise the 250 to only have 2.
It's no different with your models, I've been tormented by those pictures of your early work months ago! I can't wait to see them realized.
I'm having trouble with my M1919A4 gunner, when I assigned it a material in the editor (the gun), the skin is put on the gun in really weird ways. I don't have to UV map it or anything, do I? I just took the M1919A4 from the Jeep...
I think 5 or 6 is better, since 7 or 8 looked really crowded in there, and the Grenadiers will start complaing it smells like Volksgrenadiers.
I thought the 7 dudes that where visible + rear gunner worked well in the 251/1. 3 + rear gunner in the 250/1 could work too, though with a squeeze.
Our internal ones are fine, but they feel a bit cramped. I'll take a look later and see what they look like in-game again.
The 250/1 needs to loose the 4th dude as he is in the exact same position as the gunner, but the 251/1 looks sweet.
The skin is messed up (see above) and there is no sound. How do I attach sound to a new weapon or model? :/
And they said it could not be done...mwahahaha!
I also fixed the coaxial MG, it now has a muzzle flash, tracers and sound. I just need to figure out how to get textures working and then I can release!
If you can't tell, this is a Tiger II.
First post updated with some download links and other status updates.
Lol @ Sturm
Very nice progress Eli, do you have any more pictures?
In the picture above, I had not edited the RGO yet, so the loader's hatch is opening when the commander_upgrade is on. However, I just edited the RGO and the commander's hatch now opens instead.
Lovely Eliwood, Thanks to The M4a3 and the Sherman VC aswell
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can you post some pics please?
(if anybody interested to create a late Tiger I model try this:
The correct name of the Firefly is either Firefly IC (if it's based off a Sherman I) or Firefly VC (if it's based off a Sherman V). Just to remove any confusion.nice work eli...but quick question, whats the difference between the VC firefly and the regular?
Both had their hull MG and co-driver seat removed to make room for ammunition storage.
Basically Relic gave their Firefly a hull MG...even though it never had one in real life.
A lot of these edits are just waiting on me learning how to set up the textures correctly. Once I figure that out, I should be able to release nearly all of them.
I would like to make an SdKfz251/2 and /10, but I'm having difficulty with the skin modifiers on the PaK36 and 8cm from the SdKfz250 not merging well with the 251. But hopefully I can get these working.
Also, I've been toying with the idea of replacing the MG42 with an MG34 for vehicle gunners...
I hope you can get it working will be lurking around your thread
I can't animate, but I made a state that can be toggled to turn the hatch mesh on/off. Not sure if there's anything there skin-wise, since I still can't figure out how to fix the textures...
Also, I'll be adding the pintle mount to this and some other custom vehicles.
perhaps you could also do the Jagdpanther?
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You mean, put a commander in it? Sure, that's a good idea. I had also given thought to the Puma.
yeeeyyy , you really made my day now
imo , the jagdpanther has some serious potential, it just needs a little tlc :P
I'd be more interested in a spotting scope upgrade for the Jagdpanther - but a commander would be nice too
Actually, a spotting scope is possible, as well. I have an idea for how to get that one working. However, where would it go? Can you provide me with a picture, either real or an in-game shot edited to show me?
It may be hard to see because of the pink, but here is a fully-animated and working pintle that I stole from the Sherman (for the Pershing).
Just needs some minor position tweaking on the gunner's part.
looks great! Hatch animation will not be able to be added unless as a separate model and model mix.
since you are retaining original .rga
Shall send you info when I get homeHowever, where would it go? Can you provide me with a picture, either real or an in-game shot edited to show me?
Right, which is beyond my skill level.
The only thing holding me back is the textures or UV map or whatever it is...
Followed instructions to the letter, got:
When trying to "Generate Shell Material".You don't have all the base maps neccessary to generate a shader. Base Maps are Diffuse, Specular, Gloss, Alpha
are you using a .psd ? with layers:
If so, what program are you using, there are issues known to be present with gimp.
I named them 12345678<layername>. I am using GIMP. I followed his instructions to the dot, trust me. Maybe he left out some steps?
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