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25 January 2002 @ 12:57 pm
I have a smiley!  
We've got people from Sony here today reviewing the progress on the game, so we're not supposed to check any changes in.

I had been playing around with some maps in 3D Studio Max, however i can't export them because when you export something it is _automatically_ included the next time anyone does an update of the game files. Eventually i may figure out a way to do stuff locally that avoids the entire system, but i'm not willing to experiment with it under these circumstances.

So what am i doing instead? I'm playing with the smiley face i started in 3DS Max a few days ago =)

Before it just had a round yellow circle face and two black dot circle eyes, and a straight line for a mouth that didn't look very smiley =/

I figured out how to subdivide the mouth poly so that i could manipulate the shape, but redoing the mouth point by point was a real pain. Then i tried creating several smaller boxes and rearanging those to make a smile, but it still seemed very angular and was kind of a pain.

Then i realized that i could use the Tube tool to make a ring, and then delete all the points in the top half of the ring, leaving a nice fairly smooth smile! So now i've got a happy smile face sitting in front of me =)

Now I just need to figure out how to get teh perspective to move forward and back. Panning is easy, but the closest i can find to that is zooming, which doesn't actually change the point you view from, just how magnified everything is. I've been trying to get around it by panning to where i want to be and then using the rotate tool to face the right direction, but that's really akward =P
Current Mood: amusedamused
Kirinkirinn on January 28th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC)
I'm sure there's a way to do that in 3DSmax. In fact, I probably know what it is. But unfortunately I wouldn't be able to tell you off the top of my head without glancing at a copy of Max, and I don't have one here. ^_^; I used it a bunch, but that was, hmm, at least two years ago now... Playing with Max is fun.