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  1. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    Past 1,5 million cases and now the president himself is part of it.
  2. That texture isn't wood. It's stretched because the UV is wrong. I just realized that smooth stone surface doesn't match "ancient". My map is more similar to the American Museum of Natural History than to the Pantheon. I think that tourches aren't going to be bright enough. Every photo of a corridor with tourches on walls look way too dark.
  3. I'm trying to learn how to make materials. Smooth faces makes the lighting soft, but the angle is still not right. The texture maps, including the normal maps, are stretched because I'm having a hard time with UV maps.
  4. With this all map's ideias should be done. 3 skylights compared to 1 looks ugly.
  5. Square where the trims meet. Not sure. A statue fills up that dead end nicely. Not sure about the ceiling. I can have 3 circular relief decorations or just one. The ceiling can be flat, or half flat, half curved.
  6. The idea of a smaller dome with 4 supporting arches came from this
  7. Placeholder material and some trim. The symmetric design of this map makes it a good place to use the modern modular approach. The columns were going to be square, but after some research I decided to make round columns. I'm going to bevel the arches too.
  8. I'm settling down with this layout. The rest of the paths are all mirrored. I have to take measures of all corridors now.
  9. I decided to get rid of the middle ramp because it feels out of place. It was then that I realized that the syymmetrical design feels better suited for CTF, not FFA. I decided to remove the middle bridge as well.
  10. I've learned the very basics to model the basic shapes in blender. Still have to master boolean operations though. In UT I was limited to 8 - 16 sided cylinders, in UE4 I'm going up to 64. IT's much easier to work with multiples of ten than with powers of two.
  11. With BSP I couldn't go higher than 300 poly. With meshes I can have millions of triangles. I can build arches and domes now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_Rome Some references
  12. I'm using the UE4 FPS template as a base. According to its scale, 256 x 256 x 256 in UT1 translates to roughly 500 x 500 x 500 in UE4. Collision and lightmaps in this current state are completely screwed. I made some basic BSP prototype and converted to static meshes. This conversion step causes a lot of issues with lightmaps and collision. UE4 with a 1366 x 768 screen isn't good. It has so many menus and windows that you really need two screens to work properly with it. Ideas for UE4 version: - 3D trims - Flickering light effect for all tourches - Water caustics. Not raytracing, just some cool projected texture - Textures now can have displacement, normals, Physically Based - Higher triangle count, mostly due to round columns and trim https://postimg.cc/gallery/cs04sd3 A bit of achitectural research
  13. My first time ever trying a map in UE4. I'm trying to rebuild this https://postimg.cc/gallery/cs04sd3 The scale seems to be twice as large and twice as high. In UT a cube of 256 x 256 was the standard measure for rooms and corridors. In UE4 I have to round that to 250 and multiply by 2. I have to move away from powers of two. Triple height seems to be too much.
  14. I should have said "one" instead of "you".
  15. This game looks so beautiful and it isn't next gen. The are probably very good at hidding loading, seams and pop in.
  16. Is that what you already do with photo editing software?
  17. What happened to Voxel based GI? I remember during the days of Rage that Carmack said that triangles would become so small that the same idea of slicing a huge texture in smaller pieces and loading just the required pieces could be extended to geometry as well. Seems that years later and we get to that point.
  18. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    I want to punch the president's face. The minister of health said "A doctor does not leave a patient behind". The president replied with "Patients can seek another doctor if they want to". https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Look at this number.... !!!
  19. The spec war is ludicrous in the comments sections. Teraflops vs SSD speed. The only advantage that I see is that PS5 might draw less power and the system might use up less RAM due to the SSD speeds. Other than that, the xbox has more TMUs and more ROPs, which translates into more pixels. Games on PCs from now on are going to require SSDs and 8-cores are quickly going to be a requisite.
  20. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    Past 800 deaths and 16k confirmed cases here. But they are unable to keep up with the number of suspected cases, they lack the infrastructure to test everyone. The President keeps arguing with everybody about letting the safety measures down. I read that some nurses, doctors and other ppl working at hospitals are being rebuked because ppl think that they are carrying the virus with them. "Don't touch me!" "Stay away from me!". But there is an interesting piece of data: the virus is not reaching all cities, it's mostly hitting large cities. Small towns are pretty much unaffected by it.
  21. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    I just had my first online class. Teacher was streaming from home and it was just like the regular classes. I'm worried about the courses that require labs because you can't do anything without having access to the lab itself. This is going to screw everyone's schedule. For the first night in 2 weeks ppl stopped demanding for the president to fall. He must have received some advice to stop claiming that the virus was not so serious and that ppl shouldn't be afraid to go out.
  22. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a439430f535e2f61941a78b3d3b79c4fd5f1a9e6-1585361502-0-AcjE5Q8nRXL6_n6STiJ_L618dDjTBca1xlWpJ1O7rZEY3PSSNmeqM1bTHMn5YPGzBnuEA4bLGRDxpIdLAJGtcdGfkg2hL2bnhwYoqVTKXVmXH5HoGXq8P_O_Tnw-x4igpV-6-rmL2G8BFGjmAawu4SE8tLFsBQ-2K9XgFNJfCimgdeEoF-42Fr6Ny4HSLeuGPkOpkUBjumVrehbZKZwoqDzlCc0h6t_iphhn-550T1i7XWwdj7sUZOZf903-U3-OhvmRYvSTp9MTp-YCypKKUdClonbtz2js74qOBlYpIyXg2QPFQmR_p14O9kT4IONPVO8z68JPtD_2R4DA9Gysm6GxCaokBMrgFGqBkdWvCjDP For some reason some scientists are skeptical about this crisis. I really don't understand what made this particular virus cause this global crisis that is making all governments say that ppl should stay at home until it is safe to go out.
  23. 0kelvin

    Corona Virus

    Some articles are stating that the lockdown should span 2 months. That a massive impact on everyone's lives and economy. There is an ongoing war here with the President wanting to save the economy and the governators wanting to stop the vĂ­rus from spreading even more.
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