Improving My Skills

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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby GERUNIMO625 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Rail Wanderer,

I only have one complaint. These models are so well made that my computer room smells like old milk now *!greengrin!*
Absolutely amazing! Maybe small in size but BIG in character; and brings a lot to any route!

Again, great work!
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby RailWanderer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:02 am

*!lol!* Jerry, sorry, the sour milk smell is part of the ambiance. Glad you enjoy them, makes a guy feel all warm and .....nm *!rolleyes!* . I enjoy making and sharing them.

A little hint at my next project, not quite there yet.

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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby BoostedFridge » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:06 am

Bravo sir! You're making this look easy!
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby RailWanderer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 am

It is easy when you have been guided properly and study the concepts, but very time consuming at points. As I said before, Steve helped guide me along on a few concepts that brought it all together. Thanks Steve. And thanks to YouTube 3Ds Max videos. This is great stuff when it comes out correctly. Thanks BoostedFridge and Jerry for the encouragement.
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby Chacal » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:58 am

RailWanderer wrote:Ever since Steve showed me the trick to making the shadows deeper its been great fun.


What trick is that?
Shadow baking?
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby RailWanderer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:33 pm

Chacal wrote:
RailWanderer wrote:Ever since Steve showed me the trick to making the shadows deeper its been great fun.


What trick is that?
Shadow baking?


If that's what it is called. Its a rendered texture created by a local light source on the model and used in slot two of TrainLightMapWithDiffuse.fx shader. Its not just knowing where to place these things, but how and why they are used. Just knowing the steps to get there isn't all one needs to be able to handle screw-ups, and believe me, there are screw-ups. !*hp*! One also needs to know how to get back to zero or step back correctly to get back in step. That's what Steve taught me.... !!*ok*!! excellent teacher.
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby emdsd90mac » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:08 am

It is easy when you have been guided properly and study the concepts, but very time consuming at points. As I said before, Steve helped guide me along on a few concepts that brought it all together. Thanks Steve. And thanks to YouTube 3Ds Max videos. This is great stuff when it comes out correctly. Thanks BoostedFridge and Jerry for the encouragement.


Thanks John! I appreciate that very much sir. !*salute*!
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Re: Assets Available

Unread postby ET44C4 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:29 pm

RailWanderer wrote:Hi folks,

I just made these interurban assets available through my website, and have uploaded them to the RWA Library(waiting on install, atm).
The objects are the Flag stop, the Milk Can Platform, and the Flag Stand.
I hope you like them and can use them.

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!!*ok*!! !!*ok*!! !!*ok*!! Great looking assets! Thank you!
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Re: Assets Available

Unread postby RailWanderer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:37 pm

ET44C4 wrote:
RailWanderer wrote:Hi folks,

I just made these interurban assets available through my website, and have uploaded them to the RWA Library(waiting on install, atm).
The objects are the Flag stop, the Milk Can Platform, and the Flag Stand.
I hope you like them and can use them.

Download Here

!!*ok*!! !!*ok*!! !!*ok*!! Great looking assets! Thank you!


You are most welcome, and thank you for the encouragement.
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby RailWanderer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:46 am

Ok, here it is, the LS & MS Railroad(NYC) Norwalk,OH station, any suggestions? Also, in the works, a set of scenario selectable flag stands for freight, passenger, and combo flags.

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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby buzz456 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:00 am

Just make the Norwalk easily removable so we can use it elsewhere.
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby RailWanderer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:15 pm

Yep, got it covered, dead center in the texture. Actually the trim can be changed by changing a simple rectangle, here it is dark green.

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And yellow trim.

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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby emdsd90mac » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:41 pm

Very well done John, I like it.
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Re: Improving My Skills

Unread postby jpetersjr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Looking great.
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