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Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby marks on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:37 pm

Sub-forum descriptions:
Modelling:
Post your new models, request help and generally discuss the now required skill.

Art+Design:
Textures, designs or just general advice, all in here.


Now, this kinda came up when I got chastised for posting wip textures in the modelling forum, but it generally seems like a good idea. Why are these 2 forums separate? Models and textures should go together. In fact, hardly anything gets posted in the A+D forum other than requests for VMT help, and there are a lot of HL2 compiling threads in the modelling forum.

My proposition is this:

Merge the Modelling/Art + Design forums into some kind of "custom content" forum, where only models and textures (wip or finished) are posted for pimping or help with the actual model/textures.

Create a new forum for dealing with issues / asking for help importing models and textures (maybe other things also?) into the Source engine.


This allows us to keep the art, and the engine-specific issues separate. It also allows easier support for other game engines in future (if that is ever decided to happen).
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Chopium on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:39 pm

It should happen.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Dr. Delta on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:57 pm

Yes. MAKE IT HAPPEN ADMINS.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Chopium on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:58 pm

Speaking of which, we need more admins and maybe more mods. Look to frequent users.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Jangalomph on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:58 pm

Agreed. Do it. :P
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Surfa on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:03 pm

This is something I agree with.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Hollow on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:06 pm

I agree with this,

and would also be interested in volunteering to become a mod seeing as I'm a daily frequenter of both the forum and the chat room la la la (in response to Chop suggestion)
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Noodles on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:11 pm

Aye!

And talking of mods, we don't have an IRC channel mod. Or at least, one I've ever seen on there.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby trcc on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:09 pm

irc channel is a waste of time because of the existence of the steam group chat. I agree with everything was said above Noodles post though!
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Megadude on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:30 pm

I disagree. Textures are not only for models. They are also created for use on brushes in maps. Art could refer to concept art of practically anything , background images for mods, etc. Therefore there is enough difference between models and textures to justify two different sub-forums. There is also no need for a seperate forum asking for help with importing models or textures into the Source engine as that area seems to be already covered by the Level-Design Help section.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Blink on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:58 pm

Megadude wrote:I disagree. Textures are not only for models. They are also created for use on brushes in maps. Art could refer to concept art of practically anything , background images for mods, etc. Therefore there is enough difference between models and textures to justify two different sub-forums. There is also no need for a seperate forum asking for help with importing models or textures into the Source engine as that area seems to be already covered by the Level-Design Help section.


This was the logic behind the setup in the first place.

I'll look at re-writing the forum descriptions and possibly adding sub-forums if necessary. However I don't wish to complicate the boards.
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby ad_hominem on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Noodles wrote:Aye!

And talking of mods, we don't have an IRC channel mod. Or at least, one I've ever seen on there.

I didn't even know we had an IRC channel...
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Re: Changing the Modelling and Art+Design Forums

Postby Blink on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:59 pm

We don't...
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