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This topic contains 23 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  thefoofighter 4 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #8302

    Paladin
    Participant

    I made a map using Cryengine 3. You can see a video of it at the link below. Can I get some constructive and destructive criticism from you guys please.

  • #47814

    Roganski
    Participant

    Nice work. Looks good. I don’t really know what’s involved in creating a map like this but if I had one crit it would be about the repeating ground textures. More variety in that main sort of cobbled stone texture and a few more random plants here and there will help break up the repetitiveness. I’m no expert but there my two cents. Looks good though. Are they your own textures or do they come with the Cryengine package?

  • #47815

    Paladin
    Participant

    They are royalty free textures I got of a site. Thanks for the feedback.

  • #47874

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    Hey isnt that a DIT comp sci project from last year?

    Correct me if im wrong of course its just i think i saw this somewhere on seriougames or something.

    Good looking map though, agree with the texture criticism but would like to know how much of the geometry is custom made/ textured or stock? (the bridge for example).

  • #47878

    Paladin
    Participant

    This map is my own work and was made over the last 3 months. I have never attended DIT. All of the terrain I created using the cryengine editor and textured myself using royaltly free texture tiles to produce the materials that cover all terrain.

    The models are a mix of assets that come with the editor, models from the cryengine community and models i have made myself using sketchup. For instance the large stone bridge, smaller stone bridges, well, tents and guard tower are my own. Since then I have added more models to the map.

  • #47880

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    Oh right ok then, apologies for the mix up!

    Its definitely looking good though, and fair dues for creating/ texturing custom models for it too.

    I have never used the cryengine but it looks like you can get serious results using just the built in functionality which is pretty cool.

  • #47886

    Paladin
    Participant

    TBH my custom models are not all that great and I am in desperate need of good modellers and animators.

    Just wish I could get more people to join the team.

  • #47887

    TheNorthridge
    Participant

    TBH my custom models are not all that great and I am in desperate need of good modellers and animators.

    Just wish I could get more people to join the team.[/quote:ac3f76105f]

    Oh Paladin, I feel the same way each day of my life :L

  • #47888

    Paladin
    Participant

    What project are you working on?

  • #47889

    TheNorthridge
    Participant

    Djinn Tales

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?p=46305#46305

    Its a Post Apocalyptic, Victorian Fantasy RPG in the Unity engine :L

    Bit confusing, still recruiting :D

  • #47890

    Paladin
    Participant

    Looks like a big project. Maybe you should make a concept level first. That way it doesn’t have to be polished but can get across your ideas and will hopefully entice people to join up.

  • #47891

    TheNorthridge
    Participant

    Thats our plan for the moment, written in the post too. Got any projects yourself?

  • #47892

    Paladin
    Participant

    Just doing this level. It will be a tactical shooter with a strong multi-choice story/mission. Go a few people willing to help so it’s not going too bad but cryengine is a steep learning curve.

  • #48142

    Paladin
    Participant

    Been taking feedback on board and spruced up my map. Here’s a quick image. Can post a video toward if people want to have a look.

  • #48164

    Paladin
    Participant

    Feedback would be appreciated.

    I am looking for some modelling help if anyone is interested. It would be paid, just something to put in your portfolio.

  • #48167

    Faerdan
    Participant

    That is a dramatic improvement over the first video, the texturing is much better.

  • #48169

    Paladin
    Participant

    Thanks, but I am still looking for de-constructive feedback as well so I can really improve this map.

    I am looking to put a team together to make a small tactical shooter so I need this to look pretty special to get people’s interest.

  • #48170

    Faerdan
    Participant

    The ground textures are much improved, however some of them look very dark (especially the mud/brown textures).

    I would look at lightening those are adding some more variety, some areas are still too uniform. Also the transitions between some textures are very abrupt (like between the gravel and mud). You could use objects like rocks or grass to help "blend" these areas together.

  • #48171

    Paladin
    Participant

    I will be changing the diffuse textures for terrain to the recommended Cryengine settings to enable better blending, but I will also be doing more masking with vegetation and objects.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • #48174

    John Kelly
    Participant
  • #48175

    Paladin
    Participant

    That’s great feedback thanks. It’s exactly what I need to improve the map.

    Hopefully I will be adding parallax mapping to the ground textures soon and implementing some of the recommended changes, then I can show a new video in a week or so.

  • #48854

    thefoofighter
    Participant

    yo!
    Paladin.
    I was following this with interest. Im working with the CryEngine myself. Have you made much progress?

    Foo

  • #48863

    Paladin
    Participant

    I parallaxed the whole terrain but unfortunately I have moved on. An opportunity came up to work with a great mod team using UDK which I couldn’t pass up.

  • #48864

    thefoofighter
    Participant

    I c
    Well best of luck with the mod man
    :)

    Foo

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