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mole_boy
12-16-2005, 06:23 PM
I was just thinking , how does 3d modelling work? what programs and tools are used? how long does a model take to make? what happens after the model is sent to Oleg?

Tully__
12-16-2005, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by mole_boy:
how long does a model take to make? what happens after the model is sent to Oleg?

Hundreds of hours (thousands of hours if you've never done it before).

After sending to Oleg, it usually gets sent back to the modeller for fixes and corrections http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Once Oleg finally accepts it, the flight behaviour and damage detection has to be programmed (tens to hundreds of hours more , then it's incorporated into an appropriate patch/update.

No601_prangster
12-16-2005, 08:01 PM
Software used is Discreet(now Autodesk)3DS Max5.1 or earlier version. It will cost you about $3500.

Tully__
12-16-2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by No601_prangster:
Software used is Discreet(now Autodesk)3DS Max5.1 or earlier version. It will cost you about $3500. ...plus some graphics software (Photoshop or similar) for creating the default skins.

Lt.Davis
12-16-2005, 09:03 PM
Can use maya 6.0 instate of software you mention above?

Tully__
12-17-2005, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by Lt.Davis:
Can use maya 6.0 instate of software you mention above? Last I heard, absolutely not. The game engine is set up for the earlier versions and doesn't (or didn't) support the extensions and extra features in the later version.

Maraz_5SA
12-17-2005, 03:19 AM
For doing models for this sim you need an old version of MAX3DS, that is costly.

But there are much cheaper tools for 3D modeling, such as AC3D (http://www.ac3d.org) that is very simple to use, has a good tutorial, costs about 60 USD and has a 14 days trial period, so you can try it, see if it fits your needs and if 3d modeling is good for you, and then decide.

We are using AC3D for the models of Target Tobruk (a mod of the Targetware series of simulators) and it fits the needs quite well.

Cheers
Maraz