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Hi Korver, you're work in SC4 is wonderful;
I have a question, how you make the texture's mountain/rock in Bohemia?
It's a mod or a retouch with photoshop for example?
thanks a lot!
Thank you degeyser
Due to the unique nature of the Bohemia update, I couldn't just use rock mods - I had to make a bunch of custom BATs specifically for the update (with minimal photoshop used).
Pretty much what I'd do is make a big rock model in 3dsmax (usually just started off with a box and stretched and deformed it like crazy until I got what I wanted):
I then would look for a high res pic of the rock IRL and clean up a picture of it in photoshop to turn it into a useable texture;
Then apply said texture to the box using the UVW Map modifier w/ box mapping and I changed around the scale and whatnot until it looked good without a lot of stretching or strange deformations:
Finally, make the custom LODs and its time to render it into a BAT for use in game:
So yeah, unfortunately, it's not as simple as just making a rock mod :/ Takes a long time but the stunning results are worth it
Don't know if that was necessarily what you were looking for, but if you're interested in getting into modeling there's a couple of really good guides I'd recommend checking out here:
There's also an excellent guide on modeling recently made by Jasoncw here: (see the last page, pg 49)
If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. Hope this helps