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Title: Inspiration thread
Post by: fromhell on September 10, 2017, 07:22:28 pm
Dunno why i'm making this thread (*cough*too much gothic*cough*) but a sense of direction is always nice.


not much links atm, will fill in with more

Brushwork/Theme inspiration:
https://twitter.com/dot_bsp/status/881905121822736384
https://lvlworld.com/media/id:1946
https://lvlworld.com/review/id:801
https://lvlworld.com/review/id:613
https://twitter.com/dot_bsp/status/894226309030850560
https://twitter.com/dot_bsp/status/818487245648920576
https://twitter.com/dot_bsp/status/793482483278819328 (floater)

OA3 techart aesthetic inspiration:
https://www.mobygames.com/game/phantasy-star-online/promo
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/252918620173238272/300092077281116162/organic.jpg
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/252918620173238272/354946804913143808/ef6.jpg


Title: Re: Inspiration thread
Post by: Neon_Knight on September 10, 2017, 11:07:04 pm
Well, we need the appropriate texture sets for those themes to be used. :/

What about the oa_dm5 "Mayincatec" theme?


Title: Re: Inspiration thread
Post by: fromhell on September 11, 2017, 03:52:41 pm
Might be okay to make Nali temple-ish maps with. Remember to use it at a smaller scale *cough* 0.5 is not a good scale for Anyone's textures *cough*

but i did once do a single player campaign file full of inspiring / themey third party maps that have good flow, aesthetic and performance (in a process of trying every map, noting, eliminating, etc).  It cannot be used with the oa3 ui's current form yet (OA3 doesn't even have working Sergei / Kyonshi team models) but can be seen as inspiration


As for most texture production I do, it's while painting on a cube in Blender.  There is a way to import a compiled bsp into blender with noesis but i'd have to flip all the uvs and correct all the texture paths by hand



Title: Re: Inspiration thread
Post by: Neon_Knight on September 12, 2017, 08:18:51 am
Wow! So many Threewave maps in there! It's no wonder, though. Those packs are a "must-have". The list could have included Sock's "Pyramid of the Magician" (https://lvlworld.com/review/id:1743) and "Mystic Gemini" (https://lvlworld.com/review/id:2002) maps if we're talking about maps for inspiration (not considering framerate/botplay issues).

My favourite version of Wicked is DM-CBP2-Kadath (http://guilhem.bedos.free.fr/ozone/agrandissements/a_3d_kad.htm) from UT2004. :3 And my favourite version of Blood Run is DM-UCMP-BloodRun (https://sites.google.com/site/chongleevoxels/dm-ucmp-bloodrun), also from UT2004. At least visually speaking.