Message from Dr. NUGGETS in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling


2019-04-12 13:59:35 UTC  

All english

2019-04-12 13:59:41 UTC  

Cool cool

2019-04-12 20:06:28 UTC  

wait

2019-04-12 20:06:33 UTC  

unimogs in africa

2019-04-12 20:06:54 UTC  

Ja the SADF used plenty of them. The Buffel uses a Unimog chassis

2019-04-12 20:07:02 UTC  

superb vehicles

2019-04-12 20:07:07 UTC  

german engineering

2019-04-12 20:07:09 UTC  

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2019-04-12 21:18:33 UTC  

progress so far today.

* Galil

* R4

* R5

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371606805348368/screenshot007.png

2019-04-12 21:18:37 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371622085328946/screenshot010.png

2019-04-12 21:18:37 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371622185861120/screenshot011.png

2019-04-12 21:18:38 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371625155690506/screenshot012.png

2019-04-12 21:19:33 UTC  

Still plenty of issues with bad proportions and such. As some stuff I've done by eye. I made the mistake of going too detailed too soon on this which is biting me in the arse now.

2019-04-13 20:53:52 UTC  

Current line up of WIP vehicle models.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566727781027676168/screenshot004.png

2019-04-13 20:55:17 UTC  

Eland door holes look weird because they're N-gons which causes artifacts in Marmoset as well as UE4. They need to be turned into quads.

2019-04-13 20:56:08 UTC  

either way it all looks very nice my man

2019-04-13 20:56:51 UTC  

I wish they were all done already 😩 but it takes a hell of a lot of time and effort to get to that stage.

2019-04-13 20:58:15 UTC  

Going to be a dream come true though seeing these in action in Squad.

2019-04-13 21:24:56 UTC  

You and me both

2019-04-13 21:27:20 UTC  

My shitty little test hut to see how buildings work in the SDK.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566736203488165888/screenshot007.png

2019-04-13 21:28:35 UTC  

Looks like something from rural Lesotho

2019-04-13 21:28:48 UTC  

But not that bad

2019-04-13 21:28:59 UTC  

Ja didn't really put much effort into it since it's just a test

2019-04-13 21:30:09 UTC  

There will be huts and such for kraals as there were plenty in SWA and southern Angola. Of course concrete structures will also be included for the larger towns such as Cassinga, Ondjiva etc.

2019-04-13 21:31:00 UTC  

Will have to do some research on those places though to figure out what kind of structures they had. Also will see what I can do with real world topography using World Machine and Google Maps

2019-04-13 21:31:03 UTC  

Ahh ok so these will only be scattered about?

2019-04-13 21:31:17 UTC  

They'll be concentrated in rural villages

2019-04-13 21:31:23 UTC  

No lone huts

2019-04-13 21:31:27 UTC  

Ok cool

2019-04-13 21:31:34 UTC  

Something like this -

2019-04-13 21:32:55 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566737609393700884/122a24f5c54db1646cf1936f3a8d7e65.jpg

2019-04-13 21:36:03 UTC  

Aahh ok and will they be widely spaced between settlement to settlement? But nothing extreme?

2019-04-13 21:36:29 UTC  

As in large distances from one village to another?

2019-04-13 21:36:49 UTC  

Yeah

2019-04-13 21:38:34 UTC  

Ja probably. It depends on the area where the map is for example the Cassinga map would feature Cassinga and depending on how large the map itself is it may include other surrounding villages.

Some maps in Squad are based on real world locations such as Skorpo (name may be wrong) which was made by Zeno. I'll seek advice from him when I get to making the actual maps since I want the maps to be based on real world locations using real world satellite data.

2019-04-13 21:39:10 UTC  

So rivers will be exactly where they are in reality and their shape as well

2019-04-13 21:39:32 UTC  

Of course there may be some liberties taken if necessary.

2019-04-13 21:40:06 UTC  

Ahh ok wicked yeah cause 1 to 1 scale will be impossible

2019-04-13 21:41:12 UTC  

Ja the scale would likely be off as Zeno's map is as well. I'm a total noob when it comes to map making so I'm talking out of inexperience at the moment. Once I start tackling that we'll see what happens.

2019-04-13 21:42:19 UTC  

Ueah nah dont worry i have no knowledge of map making other that building weird shit age of empires and stuff