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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby Matt the Czar » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:44 am

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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby BROWNRECLUSE » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:46 am

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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby AboveGL » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:54 am

This may be the first time I've posted in this thread. I'm sure it counts.

Anyhow, this is a pretty big project which involved hours of work in PhotoShop using layer masks, clone stamping and other shit, and a bit of work in Gimp.

I've mentioned my Fallout: New Vegas modding many times and I've been fiddling with 3D models for a bit now. It's not until recently I have started making changes to textures.

Classic Fallout Weapons is a mod which injects all Fallout 1/2/Tactics weapons into Fallout: New Vegas and it naturally includes the DKS-501 Sniper Rifle from Fallout 1 and 2. Technically, it appears in Fallout 3 and New Vegas which, according to Fallout lore, is the original version of the DKS rifle chambered in the .308 Winchester round. The weapon which appears in Fallout 1/2 is a rechambered version and CFW adds it exactly as it appears in game i.e. chambered in the .223/5.56mm NATO round, complete with an appearance to match:

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As viewed in the Garden of Eden Creation Kit


CFW lets you apply all three vanilla sniper rifle mods - a suppressor, extended magazines and carbon fibre parts. Unfortunately, the weapon doesn't appear with carbon fibre parts when the mod is applied and since it halves the weight of the weapon, I think it should look as if at least SOME of the components have been replaced.

So I made a copy of the DirectDraw Surface file and edited it in PhotoShop. I painstakingly painted over the components with a carbon fibre and dark metal texture I borrowed from another DDS file. The texture I borrowed from is an improved high-res version of the vanilla .308 sniper rifle texture made by the talented 3D artist Millenia (his New Vegas Nexus Profile can be found here). The improved sniper rifle textures are also part of the Weapon Retexture Project which I wholly recommend. *

After a lot of trial and error (which I'd need even if I knew a way of seeing how exactly the DDS file wraps around the 3D mesh) and going back and forth between PhotoShop and NifSkope, I had to create a normal map too. I didn't want to use the normal map for the original texture as it accentuates the huge blemishes and just looks weird with the new texture, so I created my own. nVidia's PhotoShop plugin yielded an unsatisfactory result as the weapon looked too shiny so I tried Gimp instead. I got much better results by converting the image into a bump map BEFORE converting it into a normal map and then applying gaussian blur on some areas. The end result is this:

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It's not perfect and I imagine other people would have different ideas about how the weapon should appear with carbon fiber parts, but I'm happy with how it's turned out.

Here are a few screen dumps taken from Nifskope:

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Weapon stock before/after:

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* Although this is for my own use and don't even plan on uploading anything to the New Vegas Nexus, I want to make sure the original artist is properly credited. Additionally, I might include some of my projects as part of my online portfolio (which is still barely in the works) and I won't do this without explicit permission from Millenia himself. I'd credit the artist for the original DKS-501 texture but I'll need to do some digging to find out who made it. Millenia gave me the go-ahead to do what I please with my own game.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby EvilerDictator » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:41 pm

Some may remember that I used to draw kind of. I was doing stuff at our comic cons in Cardiff, however they're increasingly more expensive every time I go, and the stuff I was doing wasn't really breaking even. Right now I am trying to go for something more of a fantasy style of something I guess. I am doing a webcomic, but right now I am considering ditching the storyline and focussing on short contained panel comics.

Anyways, here's pictures (there's one two comics here: https://www.facebook.com/Stillgotitcomic at the moment, there are others on a wordpress website but that's the boring storyline ones.)

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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby CommanderRidley » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:57 am

I listened to a 63 hour long Atlas Shrugged audio book and had to draw this.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby BROWNRECLUSE » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:12 am

Finally managed to draw something for the first time in over a month:

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It's not done yet, but I don't hate it. That's a step in the right direction.

Fun fact: Apparently Meghan Trainor is nicknamed "Megatron", because #megatron on Instagram brings up 50% pictures of her and 50% pictures of the Transformer.

That new video of hers is pretty hawt, though
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby Revolving Royal » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:00 am

This is my attempt at a background and color shading and I'm pretty proud of it. She's a plant lady based off of several Nepenthes along with other plants I like.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby BROWNRECLUSE » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:27 am

Those colors pop off the screen. Nicely done.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby octoberpumpkin » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:02 pm

Gonna try some drawing again since it's summer break.

Princess Aurora:
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby octoberpumpkin » Fri May 06, 2016 7:51 pm

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Purple Heart I am not super happy with. Made her look like a robot bug :P

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Green Heart I like a bit more but it's still not all the way there

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Daisy was a simpler style so it was a bit easier and I'm overall happy. Just needs a few improvements

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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby DjiboutiDan » Thu May 26, 2016 1:48 am

Does fruit sculpture count as art? Does hollowing out a pineapple, carving the top into the shape of a bird and drinking a pina colada out of it count as sculpture? Screw you, I'm posting anyway.
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The paper towel is there because I made one cut just a bit too deep through the bottom so it was slightly leaky.

We had a party for my dad's birthday last Saturday and the theme was 'Hawaii'. I also made a watermelon shark, but apparently didn't take a picture of it.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby Revolving Royal » Sat May 28, 2016 3:41 am

Here's one of those projects that you forget about for years and randomly find. It hopefully looks like a Chinese butterfly.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby Matthew Notch » Sun May 29, 2016 11:52 pm

DjiboutiDan wrote:I also made a watermelon shark, but apparently didn't take a picture of it.


You so did too, you jerk! It's your profile picture on Skype, I thought.
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Re: Art You Went And Made!

Postby CarrieVS » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:33 pm

Meet my new friend Fuzzy:

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I've been practicing a lot lately and I'm finally getting the hang of therapods (which are the hardest kind of dinosaur to draw).
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