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Eldritch
10-05-2004, 12:32 AM
Just a quick sample shot of some models I'm making to be used in some capacity for the contest. You guess the location:

Shot 001 (http://www.digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed001.jpg)

The models are untextured, and will probably been seen from afar (most likely as part of the skybox). Comments and crits welcome.

{xg}darthVADER
10-05-2004, 04:18 AM
thats probably naboo hehe

looks good

Pontus90
10-05-2004, 06:55 AM
wow i was dreaming of a Good lookin Naboo map,and the dream has come true!!

Pahricida
10-05-2004, 11:33 AM
Ah well Theed was the capital of Naboo, wasn't it ?

Eldritch
10-05-2004, 11:37 AM
Yep.

Eldritch
10-05-2004, 01:50 PM
Two new buildings (http://www.digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed002.jpg)

A few more and I'll have enough to mix them up without anyone noticing they're the same building.

DarkLordTrooper
10-05-2004, 06:44 PM
Nice buildings; really does look like Theed.

Prime
10-06-2004, 10:11 AM
Excellent work!

Eldritch
10-06-2004, 03:18 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments.

Here's a couple more shots - the first one shows the start of the palace compound (and its size in relation to the rest of the buildings), and the second one shows off a little more detail:

Shot 003 (http://www.digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed003.jpg)
Shot 004 (http://www.digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed004.jpg)

Mongo05
10-06-2004, 06:05 PM
OMG Eldritch that is amazing! I can tell exactly where that is because it's just so perfect! I tried to mimic is once by mapping, didn't turn out to well! Keep up the awesome work!! I can't wait for this one!

Pahricida
10-07-2004, 05:49 AM
so will you just use these models in the skybox or will they actually be placed as mapobjects?

Eldritch
10-07-2004, 08:58 AM
These models will be used in the skybox because they're high-poly; however, a few low poly versions might find their way into the map as map objects.

Mongo05
10-07-2004, 11:49 AM
awe that sucks, i was hoping youd actually get to play that part of theed :(

Eldritch
10-07-2004, 12:30 PM
Those models are way too high-poly to be used in-game. Don't worry, though - you'll be playing a section of Theed which I hope you'll find just as enjoyable.

Lil Killa
10-07-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
Those models are way too high-poly to be used in-game. Don't worry, though - you'll be playing a section of Theed which I hope you'll find just as enjoyable.


I thought those looked a bit high on the ol' pc :P

Looks good though so far. Can't wait to see how you make the rest of the map.

Mongo05
10-08-2004, 04:17 PM
I'm glad to here its a ffa map instead of a boring duel map that no one plays :P

Also, how are you going to incorporate those models into the sky? I don't understand.

wedge2211
10-10-2004, 04:28 PM
Portal sky, I'm sure. Either that or Eldritch will use one of his sick CG rendering programs. But, probably, he will do both. :)

Thrawn42689
10-10-2004, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by wedge2211
Portal sky, I'm sure. Either that or Eldritch will use one of his sick CG rendering programs. But, probably, he will do both. :)

How we hate him. >.>

LightNinja
10-11-2004, 09:19 AM
if your going to make Theed remember that (at least in SWG) behind the palace there is a cliff and at the right of the palace theres a river which ends in a waterfall in that cliff

Mongo05
10-11-2004, 02:54 PM
Wedge, if he's doing a portal sky, the FPS issue will just be greater.

Eldritch
10-11-2004, 03:09 PM
These models will be used in the skybox images.

Other, lower poly versions might be used as part of the portal sky in order to keep the FPS manageable.

And the "sick CG rendering program" is, as always, 3DS Max.
Originally posted by LightNinja
if your going to make Theed remember that (at least in SWG) behind the palace there is a cliff and at the right of the palace theres a river which ends in a waterfall in that cliff
I'm not going to make all of Theed, since that just wouldn't be possible - however, there will be what I hope is a very enjoyable chunk of it, big enough to hold around 8 players.

Nokill
10-11-2004, 09:39 PM
well its ok whit me
yust make something nice of it =)

LightNinja
10-12-2004, 12:55 PM
i just said it cuz is near the palace but its awesome the models of the buildings so everyone can expect something great of this :]

Eldritch
10-22-2004, 02:38 PM
The skybox is now done - this is just to give you an idea of what it looks like... ;)

http://www.digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed005.jpg

JediLiberator
10-22-2004, 04:45 PM
//whistles

Good stuff. So which area of theed is the actual map going to be about?

Nokill
10-23-2004, 04:14 AM
that looks realy good goodby Galaxies hello JKA map :D

DarkLordTrooper
10-23-2004, 07:20 AM
I think that's the best portal skybox I've ever seen!

:eek:

Pahricida
10-23-2004, 08:19 AM
thats no portalsky ... it's a render

if it was a portalsky he wouldn't have used high-poly models.

Stake Black
10-23-2004, 03:22 PM
Wow! Its so... Realistic! It looks so real! Good job, mate!

Eldritch
11-10-2004, 04:31 PM
Sorry that this thread has been so quiet lately, but all my energy had been focused on other things so mapping was a little neglected.

But with that taken care of, things are back in full swing and I just wanted to show off a new building that will be featured in the map. It hasn't been incorporated into the whole map yet (which there will be no shots of - I want everyone to be surprised when they see it on submission day), but I guess I just wanted to show that I'm still working on this map!

Enjoy (http://digi-phoenix.com/jaShots/theed006.jpg)!

Lindsey
11-10-2004, 06:15 PM
Hey Eldritch, any chance you could loan me your buildings when you finish your map? I've been working on a MB2_Theed map but my building skills are still very noobish.

http://moviebattles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1339

As you can see in the pics down the way, my map looks a little boxy, also the people on the forums are looking forward to the map pretty badly as you can see in the latest posts.

I'm thinking of dropping the contest, this Theed map im working is taking all my attention, and I dont really feel like mapping my tropical map at the moment.

Archonon
02-07-2005, 09:47 PM
Eldritch did you decide not to continue making this Naboo map? Just wondering since it has been quiet for so long.

Man I really would have loved to see this one finished.

Mongo05
02-09-2005, 04:23 PM
Has eldritch ever finished anything?

lassev
02-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Right now Eldritch is cooperating in a small SP project with me. He is handling all the mapping, architectural design and texturing for the project.

Just to let you know, in case he doesn't personally happen to pop in to post any details here...

Mongo05
02-10-2005, 02:40 AM
My guess is that he wil probably be abandoning your project or starting something else.

Lindsey
02-10-2005, 04:50 PM
"this has been positive thinking by Mongo"

lol, good luck lassev, if you got Eldritch mapping for you then me thinks that will be a mod to watch out for. :D

Archonon
02-10-2005, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by lassev
Right now Eldritch is cooperating in a small SP project with me. He is handling all the mapping, architectural design and texturing for the project.

Just to let you know, in case he doesn't personally happen to pop in to post any details here...

I guess that means he did quit the Naboo map then? Bummer, aside a new Coruscant map a large detailed map of Naboo was what I was most looking forward to.

Thanks for the info Lassev.

Pahricida
02-10-2005, 11:20 PM
:rolleyes:

youknow' there is something besides the term "death". No one would propably ever drop such a big project.

It can just occur that you temprorary set your focus upon other stuff, maybe even other projects until you have the ambition and new spirit to finish up the "old" stuff.

However, I just tend to not come to hasty conclusions.

Eldritch
03-07-2005, 04:50 AM
Originally posted by Mongo05
Has eldritch ever finished anything?
I've finished quite a few things, actually. :rolleyes:
My guess is that he wil probably be abandoning your project or starting something else.
Wrong again. My part in the project with lassev has been completed, with the exception of a final compile (we're waiting on a few sounds files as well). I'm not sure where all your hostility towards me is coming from Mongo, but it's misplaced.
Originally posted by Archonon
I guess that means he did quit the Naboo map then? Bummer, aside a new Coruscant map a large detailed map of Naboo was what I was most looking forward to.
Nope. Look below. ;)

Pahricida's statement is actually pretty close to the truth -- it was a combination of having to go to work for long hours each day (killing the drive for any additional work when I got home), and just having other things that took priority.
Thanks to everyone for their support.

Here's your reward - to be released soon, after I fix a few things and run a final compile (which will up the level of lighting, amongst other things):
Clickie (http://digitalphoenixonline.com/jaShots/theed020.jpg).

El Sitherino
03-07-2005, 10:25 AM
My guess is Mongo is envious of your skill. Always great to see your works Eldritch. :)

wedge2211
03-07-2005, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
Clickie (http://digitalphoenixonline.com/jaShots/theed020.jpg).
Bah. Why don't you, like, actually map something that's, like, good for once? Noob.

Pontus90
03-07-2005, 01:20 PM
Lookin good Eldtritch!

Pahricida
03-07-2005, 02:49 PM
hmm (http://digitalphoenixonline.com/jaShots/theed012.jpg)

not half bad :D

Archonon
03-10-2005, 03:15 PM
That looks amazing Eldritch!

Great to see this project is still going strong, really look forward to this one.

If you can make Naboo look this good I wonder what you could do with Coruscant.