Hi thanks, joe_rodgers_11155 I do take note of criticism/views/ideas and if I can adjust what is needed and it will not take me personally a very long time to change what is needed I will try, in this case I flipped the logo vertically, I did use Mitsubishi as reference. It did mean redoing the texture again as I had drawn dirt around the logo in its original position.
stoopdapoop, yeah the name is bad, I am sorry, It could be like the 'so bad it's good' phrase or perhaps not : ). This company (intec.industry) created for this HL2 world has an ounce of arrogance behind them. The rust version of the Air conditioning units seems only fitting for them.
It was the first group of words that I thought of, it was literally created in a few seconds. Who would call themselves Intec.Industry? what type of people? I searched the name in Google and there seems to be a company called 'intec industries' extremely close to my made up company.
I changed the cylinders from 12 to 24 sides I think the model could have LOD the models with the 12 sided cylinders have geometry removed from the back of the model but there might be situations that one would need the Ac units to have a back. I am not sure if one can override the LOD of the model so only the highest LOD will load for that model. I don't really know what to do in that case it might not have LOD. It is not much difference to be honest but it all adds up I guess especially if many like 6 or 8 on one wall.
Hi quality version Lo quality
1= Hi 385 vertices
low 259 back removed 12 sided cylinder
2= Hi 646 vertices
low 414 back removed 12 sided cylinder
3= Hi 308 vertices
low 292 back removed
The only thing I am disappointed with the model set is, if only the fans could move, that would be great what about them being destructible that would be cool. Though that would be significantly more complicated, I could try and model the fan blades, edit the texture, it could be done but for now these are finished. This is a lot already for one map and it seems like I have spent too long on these Ac units. Perhaps at a later time I can add a real fan blade version.
The Ac units are finished in Blender they are textured I created 4 difference versions each with 2 skins a clean and a rust version. I also created 4 version that are stackable I have seen some real world pictures and these types of Ac units are sometimes stacked on top of each other. So I removed some of the bars that hold units up and edited the UVs a little.
In total I used 3 textures with 2 skins. There are also wires for the AC units on a separate sheet.
LOD model ideas
Texture and edges
To me the AC units are finished but if any criticism/ideas/ thoughts please let me know