New Buildings

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Hugojackson18, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Foeurdr

    Foeurdr Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, you have seen this tower a lot of time in Cossacks but it's part of a larger building. This tower is from the austrian cathedral, in the front you have this one, twice ! :D
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  2. Fimti

    Fimti New Member

    I've seen that kind of architecture in Budapest, Hungary.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
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  3. A. Soldier

    A. Soldier Active Member

    Ah, so it's either used or will probaly be used.

    Well that's at least good to know but why separate it from a main building and not even give it a proper texture, that's my question?

    And sorry for my ignorance but I haven't traveled Europe as much as I would have liked and I don't know much but the East part of the continent, I'm mostly just interested around the West part.
  4. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    Ok @Ebel so I have done a test with breaking down 3 models and bringing them all into one, just to make sure i could m ake a decent tutorial out of it, and I'm happy to say it works (I have to admit I wasn't 100% sure it would haha)

    Here's some screenshots. On top the 3 original buildings, on the bottom left the made up building with the 3 different part, and on the bottom right, the combined building with the combined texture baked from the other 3.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now you can see the texture is a bit softer at the moment but I think I can rectify that.
    I will make a video of it in the next few days!
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  5. [OC] Penwyn

    [OC] Penwyn New Member

    That is a very cool 'small fort', very nice design and idea, and I do hope that you can make it work.


    The blocking of the model is here, now need to polish it, UV it and texture it. Should be fun!
    Here's some screenshots, as well as the references here
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    @Ebel Tutorial is recorded. I'm doing the editing now and I need to do the captions and it will be ready!

    Tutorial includes everything from exporting game assets, making the building from different parts of other buildings, baking the texture and all the way to having it in-game.
    It's around 15min and I hope it'll be as clear as possible!
    Should be up soon!

    EDIT: For some reason, it doesnt want to capture in-game footage. Is there something I need to do? I'm using Active Presenter. Thanks!
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
  7. A. Soldier

    A. Soldier Active Member

    I suggest using Fraps or nVidia Shadowplay from GeForce Experience to record gameplay.

    Strangely enough I also believe American Conquest and (but I'm not so sure) Cossacks had problems with gameplay recording software due to some unknown reason.
  8. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    Thanks. I think I remember something in the settings, a checkbox that needed to be checked to record gameplay. I will try with Fraps or Shadowplay as I've got both on my pc.
  9. A. Soldier

    A. Soldier Active Member

    I think the checkbox was for Fraps to record the desktop, since oddly enough it only recorded the application you had open and that was it.
  10. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    Ok so the video is exporting now. The captions are not on there yet but there is a little guide in the description, and I'll post it on here too.

    I've sped it up x2 to make it shorter but if you'd like the full speed version, just let me know and I will upload it.

    I have really limited time on my hands these days but I will try to make it really nice and comprehensive with captions on Youtube, and maybe even add a little music.


  11. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    I will modify this guide and make it better and more precise when I've got time, but I think this is a good start!
    Sorry it took so long...

    - Import buildings In Model Viewer
    - Export obj
    - Find corresponding texture
    - Import into 3d software
    - Assign a shader with the texture
    - IMPORTANT: remove filter on texture
    - Duplicate the buildings
    - Separate parts you want to keep
    - Build the new building by moving bits around
    - Hide the originals
    - Move UVs into one UV square. If it won't fit, extend to 2 UV squares, and then scale it by 0.5
    - Make sure everything is inside the UV borders
    - Combine new building
    - Put in the Center of the world!!
    - Move the object ON TOP of the original pieces
    - Bake texture from original to new object
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  12. A. Soldier

    A. Soldier Active Member

    Noice job mate.
  13. Hugojackson18

    Hugojackson18 Member

    my guide was made in Maya but the concepts apply to any 3d software. As long as you know where the UV tab is and the Baking options are, you should be sorted!
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