1. Enstone

    If anyone could give me a hand with my masters, I've got a five minute survey I could do with help with! Thank you all <3

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdVxcqDghLDf4QbePB8UEkrHTkPkkRZs-nx9w26V5F8taEhQ/viewform

  2. Xae

    Linode is performing some maintenance.

  3. Tosky

    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

      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?

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    3. 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. 

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    4. Meliodas

      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.

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  4. Minervose

    things that I missed: drawing cool stuff
    things that I did not miss: drawing hands

    1. Minervose

      who invented hands anyway? terrible idea.

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  5. Minervose

    Been a rough year, i've had little ability to contribute. here's hoping 2017 gets good enough for me to come back and make some stuff. 

    1. Minervose

      I get a little wistful for when I had the time and energy for art. Especially when I'm sobering off of new years and purging last night's revelries from my blood with today's coffee.

      like damn its been two years, and I want to come back

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  6. Minerman

    Was 2016 written by George R. R. Martin?

    1. Amadaun

      Josh Whedon, I think.  We're only losing the awesome people we love.  GRRM would have at least thrown in an ironic Charlie Sheen death.

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    2. Escha

      possibly Lovecraft

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  7. Tejosh the Last

    well, here i am...

  8. Enstone

    https://enstonemodding.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/beyond-skyrim-bruma-beta-announcement-and-interview/ I've cnducted an interview with 1shoedpunk to celebrate the launch of the Bruma beta. Check it out! :)

  9. Lord Hayden

    I just need to learn how to export armors into Skyrim and then I've finally covered the basics!

    1. Kettlewitch

      Try part 7 of these tutorials for Max;

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  10. Mwatuangi

    Volumes six and seven of Stolen Legacy are up.

  11. The Old Ye Bard

    Elsweyr is a fast paced, actively growing project —we're currently looking for new members across various specialties —and we accept any level of contribution. Visit our sub-forums today and drop us a line.

  12. Mwatuangi

    Finally hammering through the next volume of Stolen Legacy.

  13. Mwatuangi

    Just got reminded how few people of color are working in Beyond Skyrim. Wonderful Christmas present.

    1. mizreg

      How do you mean?

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  14. Nago

    The old man has returned from the woods... And what does he see? His home is cleaned and inhabited by weird people. Is this the modern day Roscrea? Looks better than the old raw one, but feels...different...

  15. Escha

    Any BS members in the US want a 750 ti GPU for the cost of shipping?

    1. Falkbeard

      Id pay for shipping to the UK...

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    2. mizreg

      I'd pay for shipping to the Netherlands...

      Currently have a GeForce 970 in my own rig, I'd be buying this for a friend, so if any BS members need it more than I do they'd take presedence

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    3. Escha

      shipping from here to EU is 60-80 USD according to FedEx, so not really worth it to ship outside of the US. You can buy a used one locally for that amount.

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  16. Amadaun

    R.I.P.  Ron Glass.

    2016 can go to a very special level of Hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

  17. Nick_R

    It's remembrance day here in the UKm (11/11) - Lest we forget

  18. Asurnasurpal

    4 pages into this lorebook and I still haven't gotten the chance to get to the fucking point. I need a gods damned editor.

  19. viltuska

    Special Edition runs really well and looks better than most ENBs. Gotta start moving some mods where the grass is greener.

  20. Mwatuangi

    Volume 5 of Stolen Legacy is up!

  21. Escha

    I'm thinking of putting together a tutorial on making tiling textures with a zbrush workflow. Are there any parts in particular that people need help with or should I just make it as broad as possible?

    1. Lord Hayden

      Yes please! Even just covering the general aspects would be super helpful.

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  22. Mwatuangi

    Vol. 5 of Stolen Legacy will be up this week. Ironing out some lore-related issues.

  23. Xae

    For those who have seen the announcement regarding Chrome and encryption, DC will be moving to HTTPS-only before the end of the year.

  24. viltuska

    It seems that mankind hasn't still mastered the art of reversing stereo channels on a headphone. Ah well, I guess when we reach Singularity, or at least before TES6 gets out anyway, we'll have this eternal mystery finally solved.

    1. lazygecko

      There ought to be numerous software solutions for that.

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  25. nafnaf95

    Going to go live with some world building and need cheering up https://www.twitch.tv/nafnaf_95