I decided recently (today) to start trying to convert some of the old 3do format TA units into the new s3o format. Of course, I'm not doing this directly, I am importing them into Blender, adding more detail, adding the parts of the units that can be seen in Spring but not TA, and UV mapping them. So far, I've UV mapped the Storm.
Right now the texture is 512x512, it'll be reduced to 256x256 eventually.
Comments and Criticisms (The texture is a placeholder til I get someone to texture these things *hint* *hint*)
There was a similar project undertaken a little while ago to remodel all the TA models, many models of which ended up in XTA's pimped edition (though not all, strangely enough). Might be worth doing the ones that haven't yet been done, so that we can have a full set of remodelled TA units.
Would be really good for the soon-to-be TA to SupCom mod too.
I think you should do what Caydr was planning and instead of remaking the TA units make units that are functionally equivalent but not copyrighted so we can finally rid Spring of all that copyright infringement.
I think many of the people who advocate making new TA-esque units that aren't really TA units are largely missing the point of why people want to remodel the TA units. There is a certain attachment to the TA units, and they were designed with a certain level of brilliance that makes people love Thuds and Sumos and Morties and so forth.
Sure it'd be nice for Spring's sake to have a bunch of copyright-free units. But they wouldn't be TA units. You may as well go play something like Star Wars! (*hint* *hint*)
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Those were very bad models if I recall
Exactly, too many polygons. Keep in mind that spring's battlefield is a huge stage with lots of actors without LOD scaling.
There is LOD in Spring, but:
1 We can only control the distance at which it comes into effect
2 The units-to-icons thing usually kicks in before LOD anyway
Caydr had wasted enourmous numbers of polies on those models - it wasn't that he'd gone overboard on detail - the units didn't look that detailed at all but the lack of optimisation and simple common modelling sense was just plain to see...
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Speaking of TA remakes, what's so bad about making new models from scratch instead of remaking 10 year old stuff?
If the people on this board would work together as a team you could get this done in a month or two. But that is just not gonna happen...
Anyway here's a quick attempt at a thud replacement... ~700 tris
The "turret" is just a placeholder because it's late and I need to sleep.
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