Hi /3I know the general process is making a high poly mesh/sculpt then making a low poly/retopo but can you share some of the process you use?Any tips?Pic related: Is this really the final model with that low count of polys when you run TF2 on max settings? How do they manage to get so much "detail" and the animations with only ~50 tris?
Additionally: How do I go about finding the balance or knowing the lowest of polys I can have? Is this purely based on intuition?
Op, that's fan art, it's not from the actual game.
>>548753What fucking universe do you exist in where that pic looks like anything remotely close to TF2 on low at 800X600 much less high settings?
that topology isnt very good at all, mixes triangles and quads, plus pentagons
Textures textures texturesYou can make the shittiest of low poly models look incredible if you draw a good texture for it.
>>548917>Hurrr durrrrryou cuck
OP HERE: So how do I go about seeing assets of TF2?Also, question still stands..> can you share some of the process you use?
>>549586http://www.moddb.com/games/team-fortress-2/tutorials/how-to-import-source-models-in-blenderBasically you just get the SMD plugin for Blender and also a program to decompile the TF2 models and that's it. Bit of a hassle but it's not the most atrocious process, some games you may want to mod won't even use armatures and will instead have their animations baked into different models for each frame.
>>548753>How do they manage to get so much "detail" and the animations with only ~50 tris?It's subdivided (polygons are multiplied and smoothed) when you get close.
>>549609Bullshit.OP's image is Lowpoly-fanart.The actual TF2 models have way more polygons.
>>548753>>549586Not sure if troll or just little kid / absolute ultra mega beginner to the point of not even knowing enough to even begin to ask questions, but....You can view the TF2 models in Source Filmmaker and then extract them to Blender via the SFM tools (Crowbar, the Blender add-on, and something or other for the textures), and then export that from Blender as .obj (or I guess Alambic now? haven't kept up with that) and then import it into whatever 3d package you likeAn no, that's not the final model, it's clearly just a fan made low poly that even includes the artist's website at the bottom
>>549609the word you're looking for is tessellation. Distance based tessellation.and no, tf2 doesn't have that because it doesn't support dx11 you dumb cunt.i swear we're being raided by /v/. Too many of you fucks posting your stupid uninformed "facts".
>>549635its actually called distance based LOD you cunt
>>549638call it whatever you want. TF2 doesn't fucking do it.
>>549639All games do LOD - thats what the programmers work on
>>549609Even though you've smoothed it wrong and now he looks like a balloon, regardless unless you use flat lighting anything hand painted will look terrible.The light information is painted into the textures so if you're actually lighting it it'll look like garbo
>>549640But TF2 doesn't. Not with models.
>>549648op just handpaint the lighting data in with the eyedropper in photoshop
>>549725>>550084does any source game?
>>549725>TF2 doesn't do LODm8