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Offline Taristin

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Ah, easy enough. If you use 3d max, UV map the thing normally, then use the symmetry modifier on the mesh. Mirror along the Y axis, and then again along the  axis, and it should use the same UV coordinates for the entire thing. Only issue would be to then go into the UV Unwrap tool and make it so it uses the entire pixel area for the UV map rather than only the quarter, But that's easy too.
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Offline Mav

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:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:  Great !!
     ... and please keep it blue, that looks very good (I always preferred the style of the FS1-explosion over that of the FS2 one).


Now if it would be made that every fighter releases a shockwave when killed (quick ships.tbl change) like in Wing Commander Prophecy, this would make for some nice fireworks ! ;7    (good-looking .tbl values would however have to be found on a trial&error-basis)
-__ o_O___O_o
I______O_O_______dragons
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Offline WMCoolmon

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Buh, I like shockwaves how they are now. If everything made shockwaves, there would be no specialness to them.

That being said, DaBrain, eat your heat out/meltdown your video card: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,34068.0.html
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Offline TopAce

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Originally posted by DaBrain
@TopAce

I'm curious. Why do you think I'm protugese?


I probably remembered incorrectly. But I am sure someone is Portugese around here.

But your shockwaves look bearable. It should be a little darker, if you ask me. Or flatter.

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He hates the portugese.

Let's burn him.


Any proof? You're seriously in the need of being seen by a doctor. I can give you a good address if you need medical control.

As for burning me, you can't achieve that. You certainly don't want to investigate who I am, travel to the place where I live and you still don't have any chance of succeeding. I will sooner throw a knife at your face than you pull the trigger on your flamethrower.
And where are you going to get a flamethrower from?
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And where are you going to get a flamethrower from?


They're not that hard to make actually - there were some instructions posted here awhile back.
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Originally posted by TopAce
Any proof? You're seriously in the need of being seen by a doctor. I can give you a good address if you need medical control.

As for burning me, you can't achieve that. You certainly don't want to investigate who I am, travel to the place where I live and you still don't have any chance of succeeding. I will sooner throw a knife at your face than you pull the trigger on your flamethrower.
And where are you going to get a flamethrower from?


I was born with the Flamethrower sonny.

I'll melt you and that knife. People who see Portugese everywhere must be stopped.

 

Offline TopAce

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Must you spam the thread? I don't see Portugese everywhere, I only thought DaBrain was Portugese. And? What's so special?
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Offline BlackDove

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Yeah, yeah, you can try to get out of it now, but we know better.

I'll be watching you.

 

Offline TopAce

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If you want, we can continue this via PMs. DaBrain won't be happy to see his thread closed because you continued this off-line discussion. DaBrain confirmed I was wrong by saying he was German. It should have ended there. Then you came along.
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Offline DaBrain

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Well, no problem. :)

Please don't argue (not even via PM).
BlackDove just wanted to make a joke. I know, but TopAce is right. (thx)

It would be very sad if this thread gets locked beacuse of the off-topic postings.



@WMCoolmon is is possible to disable a few vectors for the shockwave? It looks flat if you see it from the side. But only for a really small number of degrees.

(Has to be relative to the player.)
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Offline BlackDove

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So...can you make the shockwave a different color? Is that possible?

 

Offline DaBrain

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Yeah, I plan to do that soon. ;)
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Offline BlackDove

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Yayz.

If they're colored like the ones you previously made IIRC, this will probably be the last shockwave FS2 ever needed :p

 

Offline Fragrag

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I can't wait to make the Capellan sun... ;7
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Offline WMCoolmon

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Originally posted by DaBrain
@WMCoolmon is is possible to disable a few vectors for the shockwave? It looks flat if you see it from the side. But only for a really small number of degrees.

(Has to be relative to the player.)


Probably, but that's getting into maths stuff, and you know me and maths stuff... ;)

I think it'd be Player_rotation (in radian angles) - Shockwave_rotation (also in radian angles), but all orientation data is stored in matrices. I can convert those to angles and do the following op, but it'd be a lot more efficient if I could just figure out how to do it with matrices.

After that, I could add a variable to ships.tbl and/or weapons.tbl that would let you set the ranges for x,y,z. It's now randomly rotated on all 3 axis.

Although it really seems more like the domain of going in a "Shockwaves" section of weapon_expl.tbl. That'd require some slight changes to how how shockwaves are loaded.

So, maybe. :p I'd like to make sure that multiple shockwaves work first. (Which involves mass-renaming some 94 files. :p)
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Offline DaBrain

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Probably, but that's getting into maths stuff, and you know me and maths stuff... ;)



:lol: Same here.

Do you want me to test the multiple shockwave stuff. It's no big deal for me. :)
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Offline WMCoolmon

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If you want to, otherwise, I'll probably get around to it sometime.
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Offline Mav

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Originally posted by WMCoolmon
Buh, I like shockwaves how they are now. If everything made shockwaves, there would be no specialness to them.


Just small ones, the big ones would stay for the caps. I was only stating my opinion - if you don't want it, let it be (I'll possibly make this for myself sometime).

@DaBrain:
If you make any major changes with the shockwave after changing the colour, it'd be nice if you could also change it for the blue one (please).
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Offline DaBrain

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I can hardly expain what I'm doing ATM.

Maybe you could say I'm adding fire fragments to the shockwave.
I think that won't look too well with the blue version.

I hope it will look fine for the new variant.
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OMG I got it working!!! SUPER-3d-SHOCKWAVES!
when i saw those ships going off i went OMGWTFBBQ!! :D

'zis ees eencredible! :yes:

and fix that bug, ya heartless jerk. :p
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