Team Fortress 2 - Workshop Thread

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  • emrfish6
    Decided to resubmit this for halloween

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    For second style: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=181864094
  • rebelholic
    rebelholic wrote: »
    Dear all,

    http://www.polycount.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13429&stc=1&d=1380283979
    Its my first hat submission for TF2 Steam Workshop suitable for all class and almost ready to upload. I have some problems below:
    1. why I try to load that up in itemtest TF2 just crashes to desktop after compiled with tf2 importer? How I can fix it?
    2. What's suitable name for my hat?
    3. Any feedback for my hat?

    Already uploaded: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=181882681
  • snookypookums
    Made something non halloweeny. :)

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  • Evil_Knevil
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    The Close Encounter is now on the workshop. Thanks for voting!
  • Karjalan Juntti
    I need some assistance on getting textures to showup in game. currently my weapon has a purple and black checkerboard texture. I have put the vtf files in /materials/models/weapons/teslazapper1. In my qc file, I also have the material directory assigned to the right folder, yet ingame the texture will not showup. I am suspicious that I must fiddle around with the smd file itself, perhaps toggle some special option in Blender?

    If anyone can help, the polycount forum will get ecstatic eyecandy from my wep.
  • EmAr
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    EmAr polycounter lvl 11
    I need some assistance on getting textures to showup in game.

    You need to create matching .vmt file(s) as well.

    If you are making a weapon which can replace a current weapon I'd suggest using the import tool. You can replace weapons in the item test map. There are two restrictions though, the weapon must be below 1400 tri's and it shouldn't require a v_model.

    New version of my gas can! I arranged the UVs in a better way to be able to paint the new texture:

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    Thanks for voting :)
  • emrfish6
    Done with this now

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  • EArkham
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    EArkham polygon
    All my Halloween ideas, and I have managed to get only three into the workshop so far. Hopefully will have another done by tomorrow night.

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    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=182078457
  • snookypookums
    Made another quick non-halloweeny item. :)

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  • RetroMike
    Moral dilemma. I asked someone to help with the skin assignments on the demon arms I'm working on for the Heavy. I got a volunteer and they put in work on it but it's not gonna end up working out. Turns out i need to scrap it and go back to square one to fix some issues. Because the stuff they worked on isn't going in game is it wrong to exclude them from rev share despite the work they attempted?
  • rebelholic
    rebelholic wrote: »

    I know polycount.com is awesome place to share anything if we got stuck to finish modelling. My question is:
    1. What's wrong with my texture on my casual fedora hat and what I should do now?
    2. How I can make more lighting for my hat?
  • emrfish6
    rebelholic wrote: »
    I know polycount.com is awesome place to share anything if we got stuck to finish modelling. My question is:
    1. What's wrong with my texture on my casual fedora hat and what I should do now?
    2. How I can make more lighting for my hat?

    I dont want to sound harsh but if you want to know what it wrong with the hat, there are many things. It looks low poly and does not resemble a fedora. The texture and colors you chose dont really seem to fit the tf2 style either.

    I recommend looking at the mesh of existing fedoras that are already in game and use them as a reference to make your own model. And look at existing textures to get a feel for what a texture should look like.

    As for lighting, it is done with the texture's alpha and the phong settings in the vmt. Areas that are whiter in the alpha will "reflect" more light while areas that are dark will absorb more light. The setting "$phongboost" in the vmt dictates the intensity of light hitting the model. A higher value will make it brighter.

    I hope this helps
  • heinous
  • EmAr
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    EmAr polycounter lvl 11
    RetroMike wrote: »
    Moral dilemma. I asked someone to help with the skin assignments on the demon arms I'm working on for the Heavy. I got a volunteer and they put in work on it but it's not gonna end up working out. Turns out i need to scrap it and go back to square one to fix some issues. Because the stuff they worked on isn't going in game is it wrong to exclude them from rev share despite the work they attempted?

    If the guy/girl did what you both agreed on with decent quality, I'd give the percentage. Put it this way, you are a freelancer and make some work for a game company. The thing you've made is later decided to not be included in the game. You still deserve the money, right?
  • Karjalan Juntti
    Hey, Im quite new to this workshop thing, when posting screenshots of current work in progress, is it wise to submit it into the workshop before the design or the texture is finalized?
  • EArkham
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    EArkham polygon
    Hey, Im quite new to this workshop thing, when posting screenshots of current work in progress, is it wise to submit it into the workshop before the design or the texture is finalized?

    No, don't submit anything to the workshop until it's actually finished and ready for game.

    WIP shots should go in a forum of your choice, or keep it a secret if you want, totally up to you. Generally I only post WIP shots if I'm unsure about the concept and/or need feedback, or if I want to make sure someone else isn't doing something similar.

    In other news, ANOTHER HALLOWEENY ITEM! Merasmus influenced!

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    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=182677925
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  • electronic-fox
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    electronic-fox polycounter lvl 5
    Here is my newest addition to the workshop:

    The Big Bones.

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    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=182798234&searchtext=
  • RetroMike
    Ready to go!

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  • Karjalan Juntti
    Here are some WIP images of my "Old Fashioned Taser" for the scout.

    tazer1885blend_zps9e99fe99.pngtazer18852blend_zpsb1484cf0.pngSome viewmodel screenshots:
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    The central concept of the gun is basically a "hand-held Tesla coil whose sparks of lightning are not so fun." The fuse bulbs are to be brightened upon firing or upon pumping the lever, much like the bulbs on the festive weapons or even the quickfix backpack bulbs. The little wheel on the back will spin rapidly around with every reload. As the metal wheel spins, it generates friction on the ironsight, creating spark effects (env_spark) and creating electricity for the gun. The projectile would be a non concentrated flash of lightning, preferably in the color of purple to match the function of the gun.

    I am accepting constructive criticism on any level of harshness. In any aspect of the gun, in the design itself, animations, effects, textures.

    If you think my gun is absolute garbage, I want to hear it, but please tell me why it is, so I can improve it.
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  • electronic-fox
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    electronic-fox polycounter lvl 5
    I'm running across (another) problem I hope someone can help with.

    I'm trying to compile a model with some LODs. Individually, all models involved work just fine.

    But when compiled together, only the highest-poly model will be visible. As soon as I hit the activation distance for the next model, there is nothing at all.

    Here is the QC (in case something is bad there)
    $modelname "skullLods"
    $scale 1.00
    $cdmaterials "models/weapons"

    $body "Body" "skullgun_reference.smd"

    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "C:\Users\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referenceLOD1.smd"
    }

    $lod 25 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "C:\Users\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referenceLOD2.smd"
    }

    $lod 50 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "C:\Users\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referenceLOD3.smd"
    }

    $sequence "Idle" "C:\Users\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_reference.smd" fps 30 ACT_IDLE 1

    $surfaceprop "metal"

    $collisionmodel "C:\Users\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_reference.smd" {
    $concave
    $mass 100.000
    }
  • Karjalan Juntti
    @electronic-fox

    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referen ceLOD1.smd"
    }


    I am no Mountain Dew sucking hacker, but could the space in "skullgun_refern ceLOD1.smd cause the problem?
  • electronic-fox
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    electronic-fox polycounter lvl 5
    @electronic-fox

    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referen ceLOD1.smd"
    }


    I am no Mountain Dew sucking hacker, but could the space in "skullgun_refern ceLOD1.smd cause the problem?

    The spaces arent actually there in the real QC, not sure why it copied over like that.
  • heinous
    do your LOD's have bones assigned to the vertices? other than that i have no idea.
  • electronic-fox
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    electronic-fox polycounter lvl 5
    The lods are all rigged.
  • heinous
    The lods are all rigged.

    well if you're using blender maybe you moved them in object mode? also maybe the weapon you are trying to replace still uses the old w_model and v_models? i really have no idea.

    anyway, slapped this together:

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=183079830

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  • Baddcog
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    Baddcog polycounter lvl 9
    I'm running across (another) problem I hope someone can help with.

    I'm trying to compile a model with some LODs. Individually, all models involved work just fine.

    But when compiled together, only the highest-poly model will be visible. As soon as I hit the activation distance for the next model, there is nothing at all.

    Here is the QC (in case something is bad there)

    Haven't looked at lod's forever but a guess:


    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referen ceLOD1.smd"
    }

    $lod 25 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_referen ceLOD2.smd"
    }


    isn't lod25 supposed to replace LOD1 (not reference) with lod2?

    I could be wrong
  • emrfish6
    I'm running across (another) problem I hope someone can help with.

    I'm trying to compile a model with some LODs. Individually, all models involved work just fine.

    But when compiled together, only the highest-poly model will be visible. As soon as I hit the activation distance for the next model, there is nothing at all.

    Here is the QC (in case something is bad there)

    The issue appears to be because you put in those file paths. Dont do that. Try this as your qc
    $modelname "skullLods"
    $scale 1.00
    $cdmaterials "models/weapons"
    
    $body "Body" "skullgun_reference.smd"
    
    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "skullgun_referenceLOD1.smd"
    }
    
    $lod 25 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "skullgun_referenceLOD2.smd"
    }
    
    $lod 50 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "skullgun_referenceLOD3.smd"
    }
    
    $sequence "Idle" "skullgun_reference.smd" fps 30 ACT_IDLE 1
    
    $surfaceprop "metal"
    
    $collisionmodel "skullgun_reference.smd" {
    $concave
    $mass 100.000
    } 
    
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  • electronic-fox
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    electronic-fox polycounter lvl 5
    well if you're using blender maybe you moved them in object mode? also maybe the weapon you are trying to replace still uses the old w_model and v_models? i really have no idea.

    anyway, slapped this together:

    It was all done in Maya, and nothing has moved.

    Haven't looked at lod's forever but a guess:


    $lod 15 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_refer en ceLOD1.smd"
    }

    $lod 25 {
    replacemodel "skullgun_reference.smd" "CUsers\Mike\Desktop\skugun\smd\skullgun_refer en ceLOD2.smd"
    }


    isn't lod25 supposed to replace LOD1 (not reference) with lod2?

    I could be wrong

    This is just the way I named the smd files, as far as I know the naming convention is unimportant so long as the file paths are good.
    The issue appears to be because you put in those file paths. Dont do that. Try this as your qc

    I have tried without the extended file paths to no avail.

    I appreciate the comments on this, I will mess around a bit more and see what works. I feel like I'm missing something obvious again.
  • Karjalan Juntti
    Voidoid wrote: »

    Now just make a carrot that replaces the atomic punch and you have a perfect set!
  • EArkham
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    Haha, is that sort of Hotline Miami thing?

    Pimpin' latest of mine as well:

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  • Cannibal Aardvark
    Woah, so many cool things on here! (totally constructive comment)
  • EmAr
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    EmAr polycounter lvl 11
    I turned the Mann Whole-Cover into an item set. I hope the comic makes sense :) Also, sorry for the large images:

    [URL="http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=183302358<br />"]nbrg.jpg[/URL]

    [URL="http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=183302358<br />"]01vw.jpg[/URL]

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    Thanks for voting :)

    BTW, that's a great idea heinous!
  • DigitalSprocket
    Anyone using Maya with Prall's SMD exporter? I have created an item for Halloween but am runing into a problem when exporting anything for the Soldier.

    None of the mod's will attach to the model in the Workshop preview. I have re-imported my mod and found that the bones have un-parented from each other and exploded across the space. All weights have also been dumped upon export.

    I want to add that this issue seems to be just for the Soldier thus far. I have recent mods for the Scout and Demo that work great but using the Soldier rig or even the Compatriot rig causes major malfunction.

    Any thoughts or help? I feel like Im scrambling to finish here even though Im all done...
  • Don
    i made a medic bag and i'm stuck on the texture

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    does anyone have any critique for it?
  • EmAr
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    Don, I'd make the strap longer and it shouldn't fold in that sharp way near the buckle.

    I'd also try adding decorative stitches on leather parts and worn out white regions on sides of the straps.
  • EArkham
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    EArkham polygon
    Don wrote: »
    i made a medic bag and i'm stuck on the texture

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    does anyone have any critique for it?

    I think you're approaching it backwards. You're trying to make the texture painted instead of thinking how a real life texture would look had it been painted on.

    Try this as a thought experiment: imagine the texture as realistic (the flaws in the leather, cork, etc), then step back and ask yourself, "how would this look if it had been painted on with a thick brush?"

    Also, conceptually, there are some things I think could be done better.

    The corks for example shouldn't taper (wine bottle corks don't taper, for example -- they're simply squished in, and look more like a mushroom). I'd also suggest turning one flask into a test tube and putting them both on the same side. The tongue of the strap could also stand to stick out more. Compare that to other TF2 belts and straps -- they're all very exaggerated.
  • Don
    EmAr wrote: »
    Don, I'd make the strap longer and it shouldn't fold in that sharp way near the buckle.

    I'd also try adding decorative stitches on leather parts and worn out white regions on sides of the straps.

    ok, thanks for the advice. i felt it was too late to do any model changes, but i guess i dont really have a choice for it to look good.
    EArkham wrote: »
    I think you're approaching it backwards. You're trying to make the texture painted instead of thinking how a real life texture would look had it been painted on.

    Try this as a thought experiment: imagine the texture as realistic (the flaws in the leather, cork, etc), then step back and ask yourself, "how would this look if it had been painted on with a thick brush?"

    Also, conceptually, there are some things I think could be done better.

    The corks for example shouldn't taper (wine bottle corks don't taper, for example -- they're simply squished in, and look more like a mushroom). I'd also suggest turning one flask into a test tube and putting them both on the same side. The tongue of the strap could also stand to stick out more. Compare that to other TF2 belts and straps -- they're all very exaggerated.

    ummm, im a little confused on the first part. how do i get the brush strokes to look good? am i doing it wrong or something? did i add the strokes at the wrong time? i dont understand.

    also, as for turning a flask into a test tube, how am i going to have them both on the same side? they wouldnt fit and i imagine it would look awkward. the flask takes up the whole space.

    sorry if i sound like an idiot, i'm just really confused ._.
  • Baddcog
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    I disagree with the cork taper remark. many corks have tapers. They are more universal that way. in fact the rubber stoppers in science labs are tapered too.

    While i do feel the texture could use some work I am not good enough at it to tell you exactly what it is. I do think the brush marks on the strap are too noticeable but aren't noticeable on the bag itself.

    The shape of the bottles makes me think it would be hard for them to not pop out of the strap. I also like the idea of test tubes. maybe flask on one side and two test tubes on the other. (one could be team color always and one could swap paint)

    Maybe have the straps up higher on the bag and go around the neck of flask, (and a button strap or something). And even jiggle bone the flask/strap.


    Maybe a medic patch on one side of the pouch lid.
  • 16bit
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    16bit polygon
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    Which hair suits the medic more. Note that the one on the right is just a rough draft.

    I really like the normal vampire hair over the Bram Stoker as its just more of what you expect a vampire to have. Anyway, suggestions?
  • Voidoid
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    The Manneater
    Goes well with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

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    Model and SFM shots by Rain, concept, texture, and HLMV shots by Void.
  • EArkham
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    EArkham polygon
    Don wrote: »
    ummm, im a little confused on the first part. how do i get the brush strokes to look good? am i doing it wrong or something? did i add the strokes at the wrong time? i dont understand.

    I'll put it another way: it looks like you just filled the space with random brush strokes.

    That's not really how TF2 textures work... use RL references, and then paint in wear & tear, edging, etc based on thse RL references. If you look at the Valve stuff, and the best community stuff, the strokes all have a reason for being where they are.
  • Don
    EArkham wrote: »
    I'll put it another way: it looks like you just filled the space with random brush strokes.

    That's not really how TF2 textures work... use RL references, and then paint in wear & tear, edging, etc based on thse RL references. If you look at the Valve stuff, and the best community stuff, the strokes all have a reason for being where they are.

    ok i get it now.

    and youre right i did just put in strokes in random places. i'm usually never sure where to put strokes in, thats always one of the things that stumps me when texturing. and looking at other items doesnt really help, i can never tell how or why someone put something wehre.
  • Baddcog
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    Baddcog polycounter lvl 9
    Voidoid wrote: »
    The Manneater
    Goes well with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

    D3852FCFC7D4C9351E479B2F68CA9F2193F4F912
    5A0EC465C7732E11756D54E5B2D10E3BA5E49E26


    Model and SFM shots by Rain, concept, texture, and HLMV shots by Void.

    If that isn't this years Spine Tingling I will officially hate valve!
  • Don
    i made another model

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    its supposed to a pair of boxer shorts.

    any critique or suggestions?
  • Cannibal Aardvark
    So, newbie here. New to the site and kinda new to TF2 modelling altogether. But, I do do some modelling, and TF2 is one of my favourite games, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

    So, here's a Scattergun I threw together. First real attempt, just trying to learn the style of TF2.

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    Critiques/comments welcome. Obviously still kinda needs to be optimised a bit, since the tri-count is nearly that of the Cow-mangler, but other than that I'm pretty happy with it. :)

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