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  1. Tea Monster

    Doom with PBR materials

    I think the wet look is overdone, but good work on sticking to it and learning how to do this stuff. Doom always needs more modders!
  2. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    All the model textures are created in Painter or have been painted in ZBrush polypaint. None of Reinchard's textures were used by ourselves.
  3. Tea Monster

    Doom with PBR materials

    Of course they drink this in Hell. They have real beer in Heaven though.
  4. Tea Monster

    Doom with PBR materials

    3D monsters, properly done, do not look bad. They just don't look like sprites, which they shouldn't do. What model format does GZDoom use? If it's still the horrifically deprecated MD2/MD3 format, then, as someone once said, "This will be a real short trip" as far as monster models using PBR textures are concerned. You can get an open-source bump creator app called AwesomeBump from here: https://github.com/kmkolasinski/AwesomeBump You can feed in textures and it does a pretty good job of creating normal and displacement maps from 'flat' textures.
  5. Tea Monster

    DOOM HD Project

    Don't mess with voxels. Nice idea, but it isn't going to suit your project. There is also no need to arse about with the ancient old MD3 model format and it's broken-down toolset. Doomsday has FBX, normal and specular maps. ;-)
  6. Tea Monster

    Will there ever be a decent 3D model pack?

    Goatlord - what model packs are you looking at? This is a sampler from the one KuriKai and myself are working on...
  7. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    Nope. the models are specifically made for Doomsday 2.0 as that is (as far as I know) the only port that will support the normal maps and other graphical goodness. We don't have the time to create separate packs for all the different Doom ports. Having said that, for the modelling project, we do release our source files and encourage other modders to adapt our resources for other ports. We want modders to take our models and use them in other ports, we just don't have the time make all the different packs and optimise the models to each port.
  8. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    Getting a C&D from Bethsoft is a real possibility, but with careful wording and a few "Doom is property of Bethesda etc., we claim no ownership of the title (link to site to buy game)" then I think it's something that could have been worked around. The other reason that they were super cool with Sgt. Mark was that they borrowed a lot of ideas from his mod for the new Doom game. If it all came to nothing and I got a C&D, then so be it. They send you the C&D, you withdraw what was infringing, maybe you can work something out with them, maybe not, but if you are a good boy, they leave you alone after that. No, they aren't going to send a wolf pack of Wall Street lawyers after the Doom modding community. Jeez. The sprite project is dead. I'll probably put a polite patreon on the model project. "If you'd like to help us out, we'd appreciate it, but no pressure". The reason I wanted to kickstart the sprite project is that it's something I'm not that into. I appreciate good spritework, but it's not my main interest. I'd want some compensation, mostly for time, to devote a large chunk of resources to doing it. The model project is something I'm doing as a hobby because I like making Doom models. So a Patreon will be nice for appreciation, as I was going to do it anyway. Here are some of the 'Duke Spookem' sprites, just to see what kind of thing I was talking about. Here is the new Cyberdemon model. It's not in-game, but in Painter. Note to one poster here: if you have to pay money for it, then it isn't free. Again, sorry it didn't work out. Thanks for your input!
  9. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    Do you really believe that me starting a kickstarter is going to bring down the entire Doom modding community? Really???
  10. Tea Monster

    We don't need 3D models! But we do need...

    Hmm, extra viewing angles. To get the extra viewing angles you are back to models again, as that is the fastest and easiest way to generate all the extra views. If you are pathological about models, then you either draw them all by hand, hoping you get all the angles and details correct by eye (good luck with that!). Option 3 is to use some kind of photogrammetry software to reconstruct the missing views. Something like this: http://cvl-demos.cs.nott.ac.uk/vrn/ . But, surprise, it creates a 3D model to map the image onto so that you get accurate rotational views of your object. Even though you never manually handled a vertice, you'll know that they are in there somewhere, unseen. Not sure if this will keep you up at night or not.
  11. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    Doomsday 2.0 has a support for FBX, normal and spec maps along with pretty sophisticated shaders. Here are a few in-game shots from Doomsday 2.0 with some of the models we've made.
  12. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    I'll just take it from here that this was a bad idea. Thanks for your input guys.
  13. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    The thing is that we have actually released a lot of models for the Doom High Res Models project. We've been working on this for years, so we aren't going to disappear overnight. I'm glad that you have your rent, software and electricity paid for, but I don't have that luxury. To do this, I will be taking time away from commercial projects that I would be doing, so it would be taking money away from me to do this. Blender is free, but as I said in the original post, ZBrush and Substance painter are not.
  14. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    So I take it that's a no? OK.
  15. Tea Monster

    Doom High Res Sprites - Kickstarter?

    We are talking about high-res sprites here. Look at the example above.
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