Well, some of you should make a tutorial for modeling these hilts, because the tutorials in the modeling section aren't really helpful. Hopefully with the tutorials, I will be able to contribute.
I think I'll end up putting up a tutorial of how I 3d model, though it would likely be 3ds Max only. And I'll keep up a thread for how others do it, so that if one method doesn't work well for you, you could check out how someone else does it.
Just as a progress update, I've finally finished up the models for the last of the lightsabers, with slow progress due to real life™. But I should be able to have the last of the sabers finished up and sent to VP relatively quickly
I'm guessing that these Quanon hilts would have way too many polys for your mod, VP?
Hey VP & TG, just for compatibility sake, before I release the Juhani mod (which has these sabers in it), are you going to re-number them when Quanon submits them for this mod? Right now they are g_w_dblsbr063.uti & g_w_dblsbr064.uti. If they are going to need to be re-numbered, I'd like to change them in the Juhani mod, so that they won't conflict later on. Thx
Edit: never mind. I forgot that this was a TSL saber mod. I need sleep.
I'll be only converting 10 single and 10 double hilts from Qui-Don Jorn's collection. These are his favorite hilts so instead of converting all 100 of them, I figure we can add a good amount now to assure a release within my lifetime, and then if demand is high, we can always add them in a second version.
Special thanks to QDJ for exporting the hilts which now (other than modeling them) is the most tedious part of the process.
Anywho, this will ensure a much more focused release (and it will probably be released sooner).
Hey VarsityPuppet, I wanted to drop by and show my support for the awesome work you have been putting in for this mod. You're adding a prominent new feature which would be a great way to revive the game for a lot of people. You've always had a good sense for what this game needs more of, and I really applaud you for coming out of your modding repose to do this mod. Keep up the good work!!
This might just save me a ton of frustration, time, and effort...
Rooting for this.
Voted for Community Lightsaber Project. "USM 2" doesn't seem appropriate cause it's so many others work together. Masters of "TSL" doesn't automatically denote a saber mod..so difficult to find in a search. "Advanced Systems Lightsabers"...meh. But "Community Lightsaber Project" is new and unique...and the acronym "CLP" looks good. "TSL:CLP"!