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FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Wed May 23, 2012 4:52 am

In this first of many featurettes we start at looking how an object gets thought up and conceptualized and then created and then finally placed into the game world for testing.

So first we need an idea for the object, after some brainstorming of what item we need in this case a wooden gate, we then decide how advanced it should be we decided this one should be quite high tech for the period in which were in so its possible it has started to incorporate some pieces of metal.

Armed with that knowledge our concept artist draws us this.
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It gets voted on at a meeting and decided that it matches so we commission the rest of the concept to be done.
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Now with the full concept drawn we pass it to the modelling team to create it as low poly as possible but still with enough character and charisma to make it suit our gameworld.
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Now it gets passed down the line to the texture artists to add there unique stylings to the model, and then it can be imported into the game world.
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we now see the process it takes from an idea in a meeting to the finished ingame article passing through at least 4 different sections of our team.

hope you liked this little featurette and will consider more of them at a later date.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Tony » Wed May 23, 2012 4:39 pm

Triadian wrote:

> Now with the full concept drawn we pass it to the modelling team to create it as
> low poly as possible but still with enough character and charisma to make it suit
> our gameworld.

Good stuff!
What exactly does making it less poly do? I'm guessing it makes the graphics a little easier on computers?
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Rhadamanthos » Wed May 23, 2012 5:01 pm

Correct, lowers the load time and stress on the computers.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Wed May 23, 2012 5:16 pm

the more poly's you have on screen the more work the graphics card has to do, the more work it does the slower the fps.

so if we show a cube with only 12 poly's it can show at like 6000 fps
if we do say 5000 of those same 12 poly cubes it would be say 2000fps

so the aim is to reduce poly's as much as possible so that people who enjoy 60+ fps don't moan, although most people will quite happily watch a 25 fps tv screen without moaning but computer gamers seem to be a fickle bunch. if only they realized the less moaning about the graphics fps they do the more gorgeous the game world looks with loads of poly's :P
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby RockSauron » Wed May 23, 2012 5:20 pm

You should make the entire game look like that! :D

Anyway, nice feature.

So that is for a gate, as in the entryway to a city or some such right?
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Thaliost » Wed May 23, 2012 5:37 pm

very cool. The door looks almost from a hobbit's house :D
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Wed May 23, 2012 6:16 pm

RockSauron wrote:You should make the entire game look like that! :D

look like what exactly ? that is the style of our game world objects ... :?

RockSauron wrote:Anyway, nice feature.

So that is for a gate, as in the entryway to a city or some such right?

where the players decide to put it is upto them not us.

Thaliost wrote:very cool. The door looks almost from a hobbit's house :D

that came up in one of the design meetings followed by some very harsh insults about the film, wish i had the recording of that night :P
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby RockSauron » Wed May 23, 2012 6:54 pm

I meant the person. lol
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Peter » Thu May 24, 2012 8:43 am

RockSauron wrote:I meant the person. lol


This. I want my empire to of a nudist kind. One that'll help me know what men are best suited for guard duty, and which ones need to hit the gym.

Also, an Adam and Eve quest might be cool.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Tony » Thu May 24, 2012 4:39 pm

Peter, I think you would make the Adam and Eve quest your self :D
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Thu May 24, 2012 4:44 pm

if there was an adam and eve quest - who would do it ? as no other people are alive :P
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby RockSauron » Thu May 24, 2012 4:52 pm

Triadian wrote:if there was an adam and eve quest - who would do it ? as no other people are alive :P


Adam and Eve would do it.

And they'd do it by making babies.

Lots of em.

Or rather Cain and Able of them. Lot was later.

And then Cain would kill Able.

Because Cain is Able to kill.

And there is Noah ther way to make an Adam and Eve Quest.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Thu May 24, 2012 5:01 pm

i don't wanna start a whole bible debate going but one thing has always confused me.

adam and eve were the first 2 people
they had 2 sons cain and able
cain then begat himself a wife.....

erm where from ???? his sister ???? eve ???? who ????
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby RockSauron » Thu May 24, 2012 5:04 pm

Triadian wrote:i don't wanna start a whole bible debate going but one thing has always confused me.

adam and eve were the first 2 people
they had 2 sons cain and able
cain then begat himself a wife.....

erm where from ???? his sister ???? eve ???? who ????


His rib.

Duh.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Thu May 24, 2012 5:45 pm

like father like son i suppose, its a wonder we have any ribs left...
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Thezookeeper » Fri May 25, 2012 5:57 pm

Hmm that is a subject that has been debated for centuries ...

Genesis 6:1-4 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Triadian » Fri May 25, 2012 6:08 pm

oooh men learned to multiply without using women(daughters)

why oh why did we lose the power to live without women :P
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Re: FEATURETTE : The Concept Art Pipeline

Postby Peter » Sat May 26, 2012 2:27 am

Gentlemen, gentlemen, I know the question in hand has already passed, but if I may...:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/ ... ghis-khan/

My empire shall be as powerful as the great conquerors in history: 1/200 of the people who in habit my land shall be of of my own bloodline, and only they will be given the positions of war generals and lords. I shall be the Adam, and every female is my Eve.

There will be no escapees.
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