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  1. Show us what you're working on!

    http://prntscr.com/gpuz04 http://prntscr.com/gpuz9c For a staff enchanting project and more. In the pic a 'staff bracket' just for the Arcane Enchanter, giving the illusion of "looks like vanilla" because yeah, I used the dragon head part of Arcane Enchanter mesh. The concept is "you place that workbench upon arcane enchanters (so a modder is free to place it only on arc.enchanters of his choice) and hovering the mouse on it and activating show the Staff Enchanter interface from Dragonborn DLC (only difference will be about recipes: instead of heartstones it use something else like soulgems/spelltomes). Why? Short answer: why not. Long answer: how mages enchanted staves before Ash Spawn's spawning and Neloth's extravagant method for staff enchanting? With the Arcane Enchanter saying "nyu-uh" about staves even if you got 100 points on Enchant. Not only that, I wanna include original models like: - a staff enchanter which work like the 'staff bracket', showing the same crafting interface and using the same recipes. - original models for more staves, and adding wands! Because godamnit mages explores all Tamriel in search of power and there's only 5 common staves in total? An Highrock's Alteration Staff bringed by a breton mage should look different than Alteration Staff founded in Skyrim, the same for Cyrodiil/Blackmarsh/Morrowind. So yes, this little project will be a contribution for Beyond Skyrim too. Since regions recieve weapons and armor visually different from others, they need different looking staves too. - a new crafting station specifically for unenchanted staves making, maybe? Sadly cant do it all by myself, because I dont grasp the nifskope's workflow/convertion (yes, I tried and tried but I still fail 99% of time) and Creation Kit works againt me (gigatons of message errors I never seen in my life) : really time'n'patience consuming I prefer if my energy and sparetimes are aimed on, well, better final models. So that mean I can only supply models and textures. So if someone got the disposition to help me in this task, he can find me in that same forum.
  2. Quick Questions, Quick Answers [troubleshooting]

    I'v resolved in another way: importing the nif on Outfit Studio then exporting from that in obj/fbx formats. Odd thing is months ago (a previous installation) importing .nif with blender was working just fine.
  3. Quick Questions, Quick Answers [troubleshooting]

    I use Blender 2.78 and NifTools 2.6.0 Dev 4 (from June 18th 2016) I extracted a NIF (farmbmiddle01) with B.A.E. but trying to import it to Blender give me that error
  4. My weapon creation test (link here) hit the wall. Using nifskope 2.0: I aplly dds textures (diffuse, normal, specular) to my mesh.nif, but it turn out "invisible". What I miss? Give me a comment here to point me to the right direction.

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    2. Tosky

      Tosky

      I remaking the lowpoly and some parts of the highpoly to work better with vertex normals, that way tangent space artefacts should stay at minimun.

      Question: a single .nif can be made from different meshes?
      I wondering if its better (and possible) to make a weapon as a 'single' piece OR from 3 differents pieces (scabbards and other things aside). Tips anyone?

    3. Escha

      Escha

      If you want to have control over the shader properties on different material types, like blade versus leather, then it's useful to break things up into more than one object in the nif. 

    4. Joseph Crowell

      Joseph Crowell

      Yep. Metals in Skyrim are done using cube maps. If your whole mesh is one solid piece then you would have to apply the same cube map to the whole thing. A bronze cube map on silver metal parts for example. It's better to break them up by material.

  5. Show us what you're working on!

    More of the same. I'v added more roughness on leather and wood. The lowpoly verts now are up to 501 (previously was around 350) so more roundness on blades and no more skewed normal map in certain areas like before. The polycount still inferior to vanilla steel waraxe and without sacrifice detail or shape. The UV map is remade for more pixel density. It can be improved but I guess is good enough. I appreciate feedbacks. (I wanna convert model and textures to skyrim format to see/adjust the final result. Please somebody link me the latest guides/tools/workflow, because I'm not sure if my bookmarks are up to date. Disclaim: best case scenario for me is exporting from Blender without installing 3dsmax or else. NVM, i did the mesh export in nif format. My problem now is the dds process: I export textures using gimp dds plugin but my mesh disappear if I apply dds textures under 'BSShaderTextureSet' with nifskope 2.0)
  6. Show us what you're working on!

    @DarkOdin for 'roughness' you mean scratches and tears? The leather is now darker. While the wood is a bit roughed up. -EDIT: added 2nd photo showing a wood alternative.
  7. Show us what you're working on!

    More studying'n'testing so still WIP. Specifically about wood and leather grip. Any kind of feedback and suggestion are appreciated.
  8. Show us what you're working on!

    Any province team can use it as they fit. For me is just a 'generic', so. I making it for fun and practice after months of CG deprivance (Real Life sh*t in various shapes) , with bits of freetimes spent playing videogames, for these reasons I post here very rarely. Now I have more freetime than usual. I'll try to convert it to .NIF in the near future, meanwhile I polish my control on CG apps (I use Blender and substance painter).
  9. Show us what you're working on!

    With my scarce free time. Polycount the 'same' of a vanilla steel waraxe. Still WIP.
  10. Resources for new 3d artists

    Looks like a legit copy of Photoshop CS2 (and entire CS2 Adobe creation suite) can be downloaded from Techspot, even for commercial use -if I understand correctly-. There's some free plugins for PS very useful for assetts texturing (like 'combine normal' wich is compatible with CS2).
  11. NifSkope looks like will become great than usual.

    I hope Jon is around DC so he can read my "Thank you Jon".

    Thank you Jon ( :P )

  12. [WIP] [Architecture] Burial Mound

    Can you explain problem and solution? (RL stuff keep me away from mainpc -assembling my offgrid system- ; When finished I'll make 3D assett using Blender for Skyrim, so I need to know workarounds to counter specific problems)
  13. [WIP] [Architecture] Burial Mound

    Any news?
  14. [WIP] [Architecture] Burial Mound

    On my ultracrappy htpc I've just made a try with Spectral Dragon workflow (i'v installed Blender 2.76 and blender_nif_plugin-2.6.0a0.dev4) But it was not sufficient, because I needed an additional step: texture loaded from \[whatever path you want]\data\textures. After that, my mesh get exported in \[.....]\data\meshes. No export errors for me. how my \[whatever path you want]\data\ look at this moment: untitled.nif ^^^ in nifskope v2
  15. [WIP] [Architecture] Burial Mound

    I dont like to be that guy... but: words like "textures" in error report give me a clue about lack of settings in texture and/or material in your custom mesh. Maybe "merging" your custom mesh with a vanilla nif give some "dodge" on some settings. For a quick comparison: move your custom mesh in 1st layer and vanilla mesh in a different layer, chech if both meshes are 1:1 inside texture/material tabs clicking between chosen layers. -EDIT Here the potential medicine for your exporting error "Just wanted to close this out by first saying THANK YOU, and that by making a production-like folder structure for the export destination solved the issue!! I am beside myself with excitement. For others possibly running into this issue later, just make your work folder have the following structure: \[whatever path you want]\data\meshes \[whatever path you want]\data\textures Place your textures in the \textures\ folder, and load those into your material, specifically from that folder, and then export the NIF to the \meshes\ folder. Voila!" from this topic http://niftools.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6165
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