Some of the thing I created for FC3

Posted by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
#1 Posted by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
#2 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Yup, those are some weapons alright.

#3 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@warxsnake: I'm pretty fucking happy you decided to go with the short barrel variation on the SPAS-12. I always thought it looked cooler and way more badass.

#4 Posted by Hero_Swe (1130 posts) -

Nice, they are very well done. But if you did make the scopes and their insides. I must complain. Especially on the 4x acog look a-like with the blue diamond inside, thanks to the bloom it completely makes it impossible to see the head you're aiming at in the distance. Usually I prefer scopes but in FC3 I mostly stayed on ironsights thanks to the bloom and inaccurate pyramid/diamond sights.

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#5 Edited by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
@Hero_Swe said:

Nice, they are very well done. But if you did make the scopes and their insides. I must complain. Especially on the 4x acog look a-like with the blue diamond inside, thanks to the bloom it completely makes it impossible to see the head you're aiming at in the distance. Usually I prefer scopes but in FC3 I mostly stayed on ironsights thanks to the bloom and inaccurate pyramid/diamond sights.

The diamonds and reflex dots in general are particles made by particle (FX) artists. Game designer also has overrides on its size, so that was upto them. 
#6 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Nice job. I thought the Trophy Knife (as would be it's official name) was one of the prettiest and well thought out models I've seen in some time. Really a beautiful model in-game, and looks much better then most "fantasy"-esque knives/swords etc, as it has some imagination to it.

#7 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

Yeah that knife was pretty awesome and I was really attached to my SPAS-12 as soon as I got it, so woo! Way to go.

#8 Posted by Darko (115 posts) -

Are you the one that added the 'GLHB' to the syringe?

#9 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

The weapon design in Far Cry 3 is pretty spectacular, so good job, bud.

I also think the relics look really, really cool. So there's that, too.

#10 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Some really awesome work! Couple Q's if you find yourself inclined to answer them:

What was your involvement with the UVing/texturing/shading aspect?

Do you leave, say, the indentations on the barrel of the MS16 or the seam at the end of the stock of the P416 entirely up to the texure artists, or do you make a full-res with all those soon to be bump-mapped details modelled at some point?

What were the limits imposed on you to adhere to when making the weapons? Polygonal or otherwise.

What do you wish you could've added had you been free of those technical restrictions?

#11 Posted by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
@Akrid said:

Some really awesome work! Couple Q's if you find yourself inclined to answer them:

What was your involvement with the UVing/texturing/shading aspect?

Do you leave, say, the indentations on the barrel of the MS16 or the seam at the end of the stock of the P416 entirely up to the texure artists, or do you make a full-res with all those soon to be bump-mapped details modelled at some point?

What were the limits imposed on you to adhere to when making the weapons? Polygonal or otherwise.

What do you wish you could've added had you been free of those technical restrictions?


Hey thanks! 
The entire creation process is done by me, which is:  

Concept & Functionality research: For weapons like the flamethrower, which in its case is inspired by the LPO50, but we needed an ammo/canister based weapon, so I create the concept on the fly as I model the high res. I typically work with animators during this phase to come up with interesting things to animate (Like the locking/reload functionality on the flamethrower)
High Poly model,  Low Poly game model, UV set Bake HR->LR for N, AO, Curvature, etc, Rigging and weapon setup for anim and physics/col/attachment system, Integration and engine archetype setup, Textures and materials, LODs / LOD Splits / Optim,  Polish

As for limitations, we set up our budget based on the PS3 and its memory, which for weapons is 6MB, nowhere near other shooters. Polycount for first person models is typical i.e. maxed at 10,000, however there is a drastic drop in polycount for all weapons not in your hand (75% drop). 
Texture sets on console are 512x512, which is pretty tiny for an FPS weapon, 1024x1024 for PC.
On the other side of restrictions, because our engine is differed, we have a limited amount of material types and functionality. 
 
What I wanted to add if we didnt have Open world FPS restrictions: 
-Texture Size 
-Material complexity 
-Spec Color
#12 Posted by HandsomeMuffin (109 posts) -

Wow these are amazing! As someone who's just beginning to model it's really quite an inspiration! How long have you been modeling if you don't mind my asking?

#13 Posted by Phoenix778m (243 posts) -

What programs do you model and texture in?

#14 Posted by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
@HandsomeMuffin said:

Wow these are amazing! As someone who's just beginning to model it's really quite an inspiration! How long have you been modeling if you don't mind my asking?

Thanks! I started 3D modeling back in 2000 
 
@Phoenix778m said:
What programs do you model and texture in?
3dsmax for hard edge (mechanical) high poly 
Zbrush for organic high poly 
3dsmax for low poly, optim, uv 
3dsmax and xnormal for bake passes 
Photoshop for textures, zbrush for polypaint, 3DCoat for low poly texture painting
#15 Edited by warxsnake (2648 posts) -
@MikkaQ said:

Yeah that knife was pretty awesome and I was really attached to my SPAS-12 as soon as I got it, so woo! Way to go.

:D Yeah I don't know why the game designers picked the M133 for a signature version. I love the SPAS12 but I guess it's already pretty fucking overpowered as it is with extended mag and reflex, just dump on an incoming vehicle and see everyone just fall out like Olympic synchronized divers :D 
Also, DAT AMR single shot through the engine block :D

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