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So I'm pretty new to 3d, and have a basic question that google can't seem to answer for me
I'm trying to apply bones to a model in 3ds Max 2012. I understand how it works and it's all fine and good, but whenever I collapse the skin modifier I seem to lose all weight data. This was annoying the first time around, and while I suppose I could just try and avoid doing it in the future, often times I'll find I'll accidentally collapse the whole modifier stack after modifying some UV coordinates, only to realize about 10 minutes later I just killed about an hour and a half of progress.
I'm just looking for a simple answer here; can I collapse a skin modifier without losing all the weight data, or is it something that simply can't be done?
pic is what I'm working on, a Nod soldier for a cutscene to a Tiberian Sun mod
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I want to make a video game. I'm a professional 3d artist (architecture vis), and back in the day, I used to build quake levels. I'm good friends with a C coder who's interested in working with me, and my wife is a pretty competent 2d artist.
Anyone have any input on how feasible this is? I'm looking to build a story driven adventure game. I'm aware of the fact that this would be a huge undertaking.
Thoughts/advice? Also, how accessible are game development tools these days? UDK, cry engine, source... things have changes a lot since the days of gtkradiant...
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Sup /3/? I'm going to college in order to become a game developer and, to do so, I need to learn 3D modeling (to an extent) at some point. Lately, I've been thinking about purchasing a tablet PC to (I think) make my life easier (a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1).
I like the stylus (WIACOM) that comes with it and I was under the assumption that it would help me tremendously with concept art/models and such.
So, my question for you is, do you know of/have any experience with an application that allows you to model (similar to Blender)? And, in your opinion, do you think this could benefit me?
Thanks for any help you can give me.