johnnyenglish wrote:We're still waiting for a fuller description of how to bake rendered shadows into map textures, I'm sure a lot of us would like to experiment with this technique but are missing a few key points.
Perhaps you could enhance the CMM wiki with this information, or at least pass the information on to Rylius or myself and we'll add it.
Ask FrankieV about that. I'm just getting started with 3D modeling here.
Sorry to revive this "old" thread but what about maps already made in Radiant? I have been working on one map for nearly two years and another for a few months now and I thought to build and optimize these maps for HD. All of the textures are normal (and some bump) mapped with high resolution diffuse textures, thousands of brushes are to achieve a good looking map, a lot of cube maps are put in for best specularity and also a somehow well thought-out light concept (based on Frankie's painting with light video) is made for the final touch. Will there be differences between maps made in Radiant and maps made in 3d modeling programs? Is the performance different? I am a little bit confused by contradictory statements about this topic and I would like to hear your opinion about it. Is it a bad idea to think these maps will get played in future versions of HD? Don't get me wrong: it's just about the maps on that people have been working on for a long time and don't want to trash. The only thing I noticed so far is the bad lighting. It's not possible to get such nice shadows as shown by Rayne in his shadow baking technique (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=362).
You dont need to scrap anything, or change anything. Shadow baking is just another way to improve the look of your map but has disadvantages, as well as advantages. I've been experimenting and to make this single wall with sofas has taken quite a lot of work... for one wall.
flajeen wrote:Hey Rayne, don't edit my posts when you're the one posting about getting 3dsmax from students program when anyone here is probably a student that can use it legally.
Rules are rules, if I have to follow them you must follow them as well.
I tell people to obtain a LEGAL version of max through the students program. That is NOT against the rules. You on the other hand advised a member to obtain an illegal copy of through a torrent, that IS against the rules. Read the rules again and make sure you fully understand them.
johnnyenglish wrote:You dont need to scrap anything, or change anything. Shadow baking is just another way to improve the look of your map but has disadvantages, as well as advantages. I've been experimenting and to make this single wall with sofas has taken quite a lot of work... for one wall.
Okay, than I'll continue mapping in Radiant and finish the maps. Maybe there will be also improvements for Radiant-made maps some time.