(Editor's note: Who thinks of a series when reading this title watches too much TV)
Yet another step which you can skip, arousing the anger of the creator (which is me
I put so much time in the creation of the model, so I would like to tell you how I made it. Sounds fair? Okay.
Neither the model nor the textures are ripped from the original game, I made everything from scratch. For the modeling, I used Anim8or
, which is freeware, for the texturing I used Paint Shop Pro X2
, which is not as free as Anim8or, and for the unfolding I used Pepakura
, which is definitely not as free as Anim8or.
I started with searching for reference photos for Travis and his Beam Katana, but the gain was rare, so I took some photos of Travis's wardrobe in the (second) game.
For the model
, I used my own (Paper Clone
) as a reference model, regrettably not finding too many similarities, so basically everything had to be made new (I could use some parts of the shoes, hurray
was more fun. I could mess around with my graphical tablet.. At least one day, until I hurt my hand and had to draw further with the mouse.. Well it worked either. As this is a round model, I had to create many seamless textures, and in the end I had about 35 textures on the model.
job was endless, the model consists of 3500 faces and I had to check the place of each one of them, getting them in an order one is able to glue the right pieces together. For the first time in my life, I added sequence-numbers to the sites, but I found out it really helps (surprise).
And then, finally, the crafting
: Yay! That's fun. I love crafting! Everything grows together.. A great thing. Unfortunately I still had my hand hurt (I still have), making the crafting look a bit ridiculous, but who cares. Result's what counts!