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Can Someone Teach Me To Create A Building?

Discussion in 'Modding Help Quarter' started by Mets, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Mets

    Mets Skilled Worker

    Aug 30, 2014
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    Hey modders,

    I think it's finally time I learned how to model buildings and import them into the game. The problem is, I can't find any good tutorials on this. I don't care about learning to model a tank, or a human face, or a lightbulb, or anything like that. I just want to learn enough to create a few new buildings for this community.

    I don't mind going on youtube and learning to use the basic tools in 3dsmax, but beyond that I can't seem to find anything useful. There's a tutorial on this site explaining how to import models from sketch up, and I've been looking through google's 3d warehouse but it seems like a waste of time. Many of the models are nothing more than cubes with bad textures. There do seem to be a few decent models, but even those have ugly reflections on their windows or shadows from neighboring buildings.

    So, if I am willing to listen to you, is anyone willing to be my tudor on this? To take me from scratch all the way through to the end product on just one model so that I can learn?
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  2. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
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    Aug 21, 2014
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    I've spent my whole afternoon trying to learn 3DS Max and have been using these tutorials

    It's pretty easy to follow. I was quite surprised how quick I was picking up the shortcuts and how to use the tools.
    As for getting them into the game, I'm sure there was some tutorials on the old XLN
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  3. PaulJChris

    PaulJChris Governor

    Aug 23, 2014
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    A start to finish guide to designing , building and importing a building for beginners is being worked on at the moment by myself and Monty with input from some other modders on this site that will do just what you ask.

    Modules 1 and 2 are already posted in the Tutorials section, we are working on the modelling of an example building from start to finish for the next few modules.

    It is encouraging to see fresh modders looking to start the learning curve since we do need some more active modders here. We shall be happy to assist you on your journey.

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