Message from Dr. NUGGETS in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling
progress so far today.
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.
Current line up of WIP vehicle models.
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.
either way it all looks very nice my man
I wish they were all done already 😩 but it takes a hell of a lot of time and effort to get to that stage.
Going to be a dream come true though seeing these in action in Squad.
You and me both
My shitty little test hut to see how buildings work in the SDK.
Looks like something from rural Lesotho
But not that bad
Ja didn't really put much effort into it since it's just a test
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.
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
Ahh ok so these will only be scattered about?
They'll be concentrated in rural villages
No lone huts
Something like this -
Aahh ok and will they be widely spaced between settlement to settlement? But nothing extreme?
As in large distances from one village to another?
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.
So rivers will be exactly where they are in reality and their shape as well
Of course there may be some liberties taken if necessary.
Ahh ok wicked yeah cause 1 to 1 scale will be impossible
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.
Ueah nah dont worry i have no knowledge of map making other that building weird shit age of empires and stuff
And Building your own little maps to do skermishes on for wow