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Low Poly Model Pack Suggesstions – LAVA

Lava
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I am thinking of releasing a model pack of some low poly models that people can use for their early projects but still have quality models. Even though they will be very low poly, I will try to make detailed textures. Because lets face it, in a game, the texture makes the model. They also will come in 3DS, I would like to do .x files too, but Wings unfortunately doesn't export that format.

Does anyone have any ideas of what you want in the model pack? I am asking people here because this is who I am making this pack for, the community.

Altogether, I am putting 10 models in it from people's suggestions, and I *might* throw in some extra models of my own ideas. So I will take what I think is the best suggestions and comprise it into the 10 model list.

I don't want to make animals or character models, something that has to be animated (I cant animate at the moment), but something that you can just use as is.

I also can make plant models, but nothing that requires the texture to make the leaves, they will have be modelled, since I had some trouble getting it to work right with textures as the leaves. So the models won't very detailed.

I will make buildings, but without interiors. And I won't make anything too specific.


Here are the categories I am willing to make:

Weapons\armory (guns, swords, shields, helmets)
Vehicles (military, cars, motorcycles, bikes, etc)
Home & Office (items and furniture)
Cargo (barrels, tanks, crates, etc)
Buildings (yurts, cottages, shacks, houses etc)
Tools (going from basic hammers to electric drills)
Landscape\Plants
Other (special requests)

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HanClinto

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From: Indiana
Registered: 10-11-2004
Hey Lava!

First off, that sounds like a great idea!

You might be interested in checking out Low Poly Coop. They're just about to release their first free content pack of around 50 models, all urban decoration.

They have a pretty wide variety of categories in their forums -- I think my favorite category in there is the Tavern.

If nothing else, that might give you an idea of the other kinds of community free content packs that are going on. They also have a request forum there where you can see what other people have asked for. If you'd be looking for a place to host your models and textures, I'm sure Scott (the guy who started LPC) would love to help. He's a really cool guy, and hosts several content packs that other people have started. I know there's a building pack that someone else started on there, and there are a few other ones as well.

Thanks for starting this, Lava!

--clint

CoolJ

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From: ny
Registered: 07-11-2004
I love the hawk you posted in the model dump thread. I was toying with the idea of making a bird flight simulator awhile back. That would be cool if that model ends up in the pack.
Faith_Warrior

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From: So.Cal.
Registered: 09-05-2006
How about a spaceship!
I donít know if I could use it for a game but it may be good for some renderings
Here is one I made recently. Itís missing some decals but the hull texture is about how I wanted it for this low poly model I made. Iíd suggest any space ship, does not need to be a war ship, even a scientific or cargo ship.

buddboy

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From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
whoa that was awesome!!

hey lava, that would be great if you did a model pack. if you do, put in a katana and an M4, will ya?

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Lava
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quote:
Originally posted by HanClinto:

First off, that sounds like a great idea!


Thank you!

quote:
Originally posted by HanClinto:

You might be interested in checking out Low Poly Coop. They're just about to release their first free content pack of around 50 models, all urban decoration.


Hey don't be showing those pictures, it will make my models look bad! Haha, jk


Ok, thank you for posting this. I will definately look into posting my stuff there. And it looks like they got alot of good models, and alot of reference pictures too, stuff I need the most.

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Originally posted by coolj:
I love the hawk you posted in the model dump thread. I was toying with the idea of making a bird flight simulator awhile back. That would be cool if that model ends up in the pack.

I'm glad you liked it Just what you said alone made me feel like making it paid off It will be in the pack

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Originally posted by Faith_Warrior:
Iíd suggest any space ship, does not need to be a war ship, even a scientific or cargo ship.

Grrreeat idea, I will include one .

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Originally posted by buddboy:
hey lava, that would be great if you did a model pack. if you do, put in a katana and an M4, will ya?

Ok, I will include my previously shown katana with an updated texture, and I was going to include a gun of some sort, glad you posted, because now I know what gun to make!

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CoolJ

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From: ny
Registered: 07-11-2004
quote:
Originally posted by LAVA:
I'm glad you liked it Just what you said alone made me feel like making it paid off It will be in the pack

Alright!! oh, now all I need is some small rodent to swoop down on!

buddboy

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From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
yeah that hawk was awesome..

include that car too it rocked!!

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Lava
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quote:
Originally posted by buddboy:
yeah that hawk was awesome..

include that car too it rocked!!


Thanks

Well, I would like to, but I am using it for a project right now. I could make a new car though, for the model pack.

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buddboy

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From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
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oh ok. another car is fine.

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