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Work in progress Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist]
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RE: Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist]

[Image: Pir-ServerRoom1.bmp]
Full view: http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/1192...rRoom1.bmp


This is the area I'm currently working on. It's a server room, in which I'll hopefully succeed in creating some interesting lighting. As it is now I still have tweaks to do and models to create, but I'm liking the way it's turning out!

A video of it here! Watch in 1080p.

I will dedicate below text into writing down some ideas sizzling in my head and how I go about creating my mod. I have a "backbone" story written down as well as a "backbone" maplayout. The story and maplayout provide a good flow and consistency for the main events. It's also a good reminder on what I need to/can do next. It's looking like this (don't go looking if you care about spoilers):
Spoiler below!

[Image: LEVELOVERVIEW-This.png]

The maplayout spans "all of the maps" - I split it at parts where it would be natural for a new level or at places where it would be necessary (for performance).

I deviate from that layout once I get inspiring or interesting ideas, because they keyword in creating something is fun. Such deviations are then fitted into the "main layout" at places where it would seem consistent.

I start out a new area by placing static objects; walls, floors, other obstacles. Once such things have been placed I start creating the lighting. The goal is to create an interesting lighting. It should be scary (achieved through contrast - having some really dark areas) and showing my models as well as the intended paths the player may/can walk. I try to avoid boxlights. Mostly I work with a lot of pointlights to get the light to spread naturally. If called for I include some spotlights; that is in cases where the shadows from them can provide a feeling of "threat" in the environment.

In this mod the puzzles and story go hand in hand. I find it very fun to create challenging puzzles, but from previous attempts I have learned that too hard puzzles might cause a loss of immersion for the player. I have therefore elected to make most puzzles non-mandatory for progression. Solving puzzles will instead provide interesting information on the story as it branches out in other directions. The set of "main-events/story" will still be given to all players simply through progression through the mod.

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(This post was last modified: 01-10-2013 03:47 PM by Acies.)
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RE: Aciestov - Statyk - 01-05-2012, 09:10 PM
RE: Aciestov - Rapture - 01-05-2012, 10:37 PM
RE: Aciestov - RawkBandMan - 01-05-2012, 10:49 PM
RE: Aciestov - flamez3 - 01-06-2012, 03:58 AM
RE: Aciestov - Krymtel - 01-06-2012, 11:28 AM
RE: Aciestov - Krymtel - 01-06-2012, 03:18 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 01-06-2012, 03:39 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 02-20-2012, 11:29 PM
RE: Aciestov - Cryaotic - 02-21-2012, 11:47 AM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 02-28-2012, 03:32 PM
RE: Aciestov - Krymtel - 02-28-2012, 05:05 PM
RE: Aciestov - jessehmusic - 03-02-2012, 03:57 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 03-02-2012, 05:08 PM
RE: Aciestov - palistov - 03-02-2012, 07:15 PM
RE: Aciestov - UnseenLegend ( NL ) - 03-15-2012, 11:18 PM
RE: Aciestov - Danny Boy - 03-17-2012, 04:10 AM
RE: Aciestov - flamez3 - 03-17-2012, 05:11 AM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM
RE: Aciestov - Danny Boy - 03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
RE: Aciestov - BlingBoyOto - 03-22-2012, 10:17 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 04-04-2012, 05:26 PM
RE: Aciestov - palistov - 04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
RE: Aciestov - Adrianis - 04-05-2012, 01:10 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 04-05-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 05-14-2012, 06:15 PM
RE: Aciestov - Acies - 05-17-2012, 01:49 AM
RE: Aciestov - Statyk - 05-17-2012, 01:58 AM
RE: Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist] - Acies - 01-10-2013 03:42 PM



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