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Models from games [message #40745] Mon, 26 December 2011 10:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar Sethhhhhh  is currently offline Sethhhhhh
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Hi I'm new to modeling and I would like to make a couple of items for the game TES V Skyrim edit them and then print them i would like to know if it has been done before or even possible

(everything I make from a game would be personal not for sale)

And also I'm looking too see if some could do it for me (for free) as I am hopeless at
3D modeling (or even if they could just give me a tut)

For anyone who wants to know what im planning on it's the amulet of stendarr but just the pendant not the chain here is a link to the image http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Amulet_of_Stendarr

Thanks
Re: Models from games [message #40772 is a reply to message #40745 ] Tue, 27 December 2011 00:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar FreakingRiddle  is currently offline FreakingRiddle
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Hmmm, the models from games are usually not as good as they look like...most of the details are just textures with shadows and not sculpt, also most of the details can't be printed in sandstone, so as I saw the model from the link I can say that it wont be very pretty if it will be printed without colors (by using a strong material) or if you want the textures you have to edit it first!

Anyway, I would recommend you to ask or hire someone else to create printable models based on the original game's models!


Hope I helped and not confused you! Smile

EDIT: If you see my shop you will notice that most of the models were created by me because I couldnt copy/paste the original game models!

[Updated on: Tue, 27 December 2011 00:19 UTC]


My FB shop's page : https://www.facebook.com/Shapeways.VideoGamingStore
Re: Models from games [message #40779 is a reply to message #40772 ] Tue, 27 December 2011 04:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Sethhhhhh  is currently offline Sethhhhhh
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Oh okay well thanks anyway.
Re: Models from games [message #40830 is a reply to message #40745 ] Tue, 27 December 2011 19:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar darthviper107  is currently offline darthviper107
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Also, it wouldn't be legal
Re: Models from games [message #40847 is a reply to message #40830 ] Wed, 28 December 2011 03:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Sethhhhhh  is currently offline Sethhhhhh
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Yeah I would not sell them they would be a personal thing
Re: Models from games [message #40918 is a reply to message #40745 ] Fri, 30 December 2011 06:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar cona99  is currently offline cona99
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I have been part of this 3d modeling community for quite a while now and though out main focus was with designing for possible 3d movies and their templates, I is great to see some of our pieces being chosen for gaming modules.

None of the more upper tier games though but it is all good as any type of exposure still gets you out there. I will be posting links once they go live.
Re: Models from games [message #42198 is a reply to message #40745 ] Wed, 18 January 2012 18:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar leftofreality  is currently offline leftofreality
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Yes, this is possible. I am doing this with a character from a game that is unlikely to ever be created as a figure by the company. Mine is also for personal use/fanart and will not be resold.

It is possible, but not easy. Smile Depending on what you are trying to get, it may be easier to re-create it yourself.

Game models are by nature low-poly. Additionally, there are things like flipped normals, non-manifold meshes, intersecting meshes, etc. to worry about. The requirements for displaying and animating a model for a game are much less stringent than those for printing a solid object. In trying to get your model printable, you may mess up your texture, which would make it more difficult to get a good print from something like Full Color Sandstone.




 
   
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