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    I am definitely getting it when its ready and on marketplace.

    I also think that epic should buy this stuff for unreal tournament and add to default release.
    This way we could get rid of famous hall of mirror or other funny csg features.

    Now thinking of it if somebody bought it, and added to ut project. That could be quite confusing situation.

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    zeOrb is possible to view a tutorial or something about the auto-uv material (Only the auto-uv)?
    About how manage the axis and the normals because i'm going crazy.

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    Originally posted by X.E.R.T. View Post
    I already have the grey box kit, has been extremely useful on testing how well game play flows in the level without starting 3d production, this one looks way more advanced hope to get my hands on it soon.
    Originally posted by Schneeder View Post
    Looks pretty handy. If the price is right I'll definitely look at picking it up. The easier it is to block out things the better.
    Originally posted by zoombapup View Post
    Looks cool. I'd buy it.
    Thanks guys!

    Originally posted by benjamin.smith View Post
    I too make use of both of Tom Looman's blockout materials + a combination of some in-house materials for our early stages of pre-viz level layouts but I would be more than happy to support this product and at $10-$15 it is a steal

    I would also like to suggest for inclusion in this pack or a future pack the ability to have scale silhouette references for generic objects like characters, cars, buildings, trees, etc. which can easily be edited + added to by the end-user/developer.

    A basic example of this is from the Source/CS:GO SDK:


    This would be extremely useful to get an idea of scale on multiple levels/scopes e.g. making a large city and seeing how high a car, player, tree, fence, etc. would be off street level before even needing to go in and place either placeholder or final 3D meshes of those assets to gather height references.

    The way I would probably do this is to create a Master Layered Material with hidden masks of all the silhouette objects you wish to include and depending on the scale of the BSP brush you would upscale or downscale + swap out your silhouette masks and in doing so you could make the texture grid wider on the material. You could also layer characters, cars & trees perhaps together e.g. offset the tree to the corner of the mask, while the character is in the centre & tile horizontally.

    NOTE: You would in most cases not want to have the masks tile for things like trees, fences, etc. like it dues with that basic player height reference the Hammer/Source/CS:GO SDK have as a placeholder/blockout texture.
    Hm, I've never thought about it, but sounds really useful. Probably I could use shared sampler for one big texture that contains different 256x256 pictures(tree, people, cars, kittens etc) and some sort of flipbook. So end user can "scroll" through images and choose what he need. Cheap and good! I doubt I implement this in first release, but I definitely want to tackle this in the near future!

    Originally posted by ScrotieFlapWack View Post
    Is this out yet? Is it on trello so I can vote? Really want this, the most important stage of game dev, these tools are perfect for my workflow! Good job man I would defo buy this!
    Thanks! Noy yet, ~1 week away from trello, stay tuned!

    Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
    I need this in my life!
    Oh, thanks Kitatus! I'm glad you found this useful :3

    Originally posted by Hevedy View Post
    What is the differences about this and my package ? Only the automatic texture scaling ?
    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...purpleprintkit
    [pictures]
    Well, there are many differences and I mentioned a lot of them in the first post. You don't have stairs

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    What is the differences about this and my package ? Only the automatic texture scaling ?
    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...purpleprintkit


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    I need this in my life!

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    Is this out yet? Is it on trello so I can vote? Really want this, the most important stage of game dev, these tools are perfect for my workflow! Good job man I would defo buy this!

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    Originally posted by Luos View Post
    To Rephrase:
    I do think this is a rather simple setup, but especially for beginners and people who like fast, clean workflow when mapping out a leveldesign this can be very valueble.
    I got to ask though: whats the difference between this and the content found here: http://www.tomlooman.com/category/samples-downloads/ ?
    I too make use of both of Tom Looman's blockout materials + a combination of some in-house materials for our early stages of pre-viz level layouts but I would be more than happy to support this product and at $10-$15 it is a steal

    I would also like to suggest for inclusion in this pack or a future pack the ability to have scale silhouette references for generic objects like characters, cars, buildings, trees, etc. which can easily be edited + added to by the end-user/developer.

    A basic example of this is from the Source/CS:GO SDK:


    This would be extremely useful to get an idea of scale on multiple levels/scopes e.g. making a large city and seeing how high a car, player, tree, fence, etc. would be off street level before even needing to go in and place either placeholder or final 3D meshes of those assets to gather height references.

    The way I would probably do this is to create a Master Layered Material with hidden masks of all the silhouette objects you wish to include and depending on the scale of the BSP brush you would upscale or downscale + swap out your silhouette masks and in doing so you could make the texture grid wider on the material. You could also layer characters, cars & trees perhaps together e.g. offset the tree to the corner of the mask, while the character is in the centre & tile horizontally.

    NOTE: You would in most cases not want to have the masks tile for things like trees, fences, etc. like it dues with that basic player height reference the Hammer/Source/CS:GO SDK have as a placeholder/blockout texture.
    Attached Files

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    I already have the grey box kit, has been extremely useful on testing how well game play flows in the level without starting 3d production, this one looks way more advanced hope to get my hands on it soon.

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    Looks pretty handy. If the price is right I'll definitely look at picking it up. The easier it is to block out things the better.

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  • replied
    Looks cool. I'd buy it.

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    Originally posted by [DEV]homeRye View Post
    I am ready to purchase this.
    Woosh, Epic post! Encouraging!

    Originally posted by Zeustiak View Post
    Looks great! Is there a good resource for Tri/Biplanar mapping in the UE4 material editor?
    Oh hai! Thanks!

    Check out Electricsauce thread

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    Looks great! Is there a good resource for Tri/Biplanar mapping in the UE4 material editor?

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    I am ready to purchase this.

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    Originally posted by ambershee View Post
    This is triplanar mapping:
    http://www.martinpalko.com/triplanar-mapping/

    Which gives you results like this
    Exactly.
    Triplanar mapping using world space UVs for textures, my material use mesh UVs for textures.
    You can see dynamic distortion during rotation and scrolling effect during translation in triplanar

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    This is triplanar mapping:
    http://www.martinpalko.com/triplanar-mapping/

    Which gives you results like this:

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