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Work in Progress / 3D Character Maker - Character model creation tool

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haliop
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Posted: 5th Sep 2010 09:21
ONE MORE COSTUMER!
cant wait for it!

btw what will be the price range?
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Posted: 9th Sep 2010 21:21
@ Ron,

Any more screenies to sate the anticipation...

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Posted: 12th Sep 2010 16:36
Very nice. Will make good offical tgc program.


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Posted: 25th Sep 2010 12:28
@ Ron,

How goes this project? Screenies?

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Posted: 25th Sep 2010 20:36
Keep it going, I'm going to need lots of characters soon, and it would be fantastic to have them all coming from this app.

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Posted: 21st Oct 2010 18:39
Any update?

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Posted: 21st Oct 2010 21:04
Hi Ron,

How goes it? Any update news? Piccies? Videos?

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Posted: 24th Oct 2010 13:03
Ping...?

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Ron Erickson
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Posted: 1st Nov 2010 15:53
Sorry guys. I haven't been around much lately. I haven't had much time for 3DCM either. I'm still working on it. It is just moving very, very slowly. I've had an offer to help from Scraggle, which is great. Things have been busy for him too. So, the project continues, but at a snails pace for now.

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I'm so getting this, the interface looks very easy to learn and use (I don't yet know how to model, I want to learn) are these exportable and combatable with FPSC

good frame rates matter...
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Posted: 8th Nov 2010 14:13
Things are starting to get back on track. I spent some time last week working on textures. I fixed a few UV problems that were on the base model, which will now make texture creation a bit simpler. The thing that I'm struggling with is making the body skin textures. It takes forever to get them done which makes it easy to set aside and get busy with something else.


Quote: "are these exportable and combatable with FPSC"


Yes. You can export the models and use them directly in FPSC.


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Posted: 20th Nov 2010 06:51
awesome! youd think tgc would want to sell this! ill be following this!

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Posted: 4th Dec 2010 20:50
is this still going on?

Pingas. Period.
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Posted: 6th Dec 2010 16:38
It is. It's just coming along slowly. I was hoping to release this year, but real life has been too busy.


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Posted: 12th Jan 2011 20:21
Hi Ron,

Just an email to ask how it's going with 3DCM, whether you have any screenies or vids of it in action yet?

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Posted: 30th Jan 2011 07:03
how are you gonna release this? commercial or free? and will it be official, like a TGC fpsc file add-on?

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Posted: 1st Feb 2011 00:57
This would be really cool if you could find time to finish it. Maybe dedicate one day to getting a lot done on this, then give us some screenies or vids (vids would be better)?

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Posted: 8th Feb 2011 10:36
this looks excellent, but it definitely would dramatically affect the purchasing of other characters due to the customisation featured in this great piece of work.

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Posted: 11th Feb 2011 03:36
Ron, I have seen this thread and read with interest, I never realized you were the EZRotate and Enhanced Animation developer, thanks man for 2 excellant plugins to Dark GDK and I very much look forward to your new product 3D Character Makers.

By the way great support on the other 2 products....
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Posted: 4th Mar 2011 00:15
@Ron,

Still in the game?

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Posted: 4th Mar 2011 16:01
Quote: "Still in the game?"


I think that I've come to the conclusion that this won't get done unless I enlist some help. Honestly, I am a bit burned out on the project and it is hard for me to work on at the moment. I don't like saying that because I like to FINISH things, but its the truth. I was trying to go the route of not working on anything UNLESS I'm working on this, but that has just led me to not working on anthing! This has also led me into avoiding the forums. I figured I'd miss you all enough to help me be inspired to get my butt moving again, but that hasn't really worked either. So, I think I am going to try another course of action. I think I am going to start being active on the forums again and start working on a game idea that I have. It has been YEARS since I've worked on a game. I've been too busy working on tools! In the mean time I am going to keep my eyes and ears open for the right fit to get some serious artwork help for 3DCM. Hopefuly the motivation on this project returns soon! I want to finish it and release it much more than anyone elso wants to buy it!

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Posted: 4th Mar 2011 19:33
@ Ron,

Good to hear from you. Can understand the project getting you down. A long haul. From my perspective, simply something allowing you to export a male, jointed, rigged with anim character without any of the textures would be outstandingly helpful - something I would pay for... Maybe consider a couple of tiers of release?

How I wish I was anything more than rubbish at art.... sure someone here will get on board - the finished product would be so very much worth it...

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Posted: 8th Mar 2011 00:51
@Ron

This is truly an amazing piece of software, and one that I have hoped for for a long time. I can do static models all day long, but animated/organic models..... well thank god for generators, and model packs.

FPSC is one of a few engines that I use, all but one are 3D engines. This will be an amazing asset to those who fall into my genre of game creator "storyteller with limited technical skills". When you finish this software, you will make a great deal of money from this community. Also, on a personal note, (and I mention this, only because TGC provides a number of links to this engine) the realmcrafter community would eat up a piece of software like this. Might be worth looking into.

Best of luck in completing this project!

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Posted: 8th Mar 2011 18:38
I just found this post

I was wondering how things are progressing ?

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Posted: 8th Apr 2011 21:57
@ Ron,

Hope all going well and you've found some time to move this fantastic project forwards.

To be honest, as long as it more or less worked as RC and exported, I'd pay for the RC -

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Posted: 8th Apr 2011 22:25
Quote: "Hope all going well and you've found some time to move this fantastic project forwards."


Haha Duffer! Good timing. I just started working on it again. We'll see what happens!

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Posted: 8th Apr 2011 22:53 Edited at: 8th Apr 2011 22:54
and may the Force be with you...

[edit]

p.s. if you need any beta testers, needless to say, I'm volunteering...

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Things have really been moving over the last week. I've been working on some clothing options. I reworked my texturing routines and things look so much better now. It is a lot of work creating new media, but the more I make, the faster I am getting at it. It's actually been a lot of fun!
I need to add a pair of pants for the poor guy. That is next. After I do that, I'll post a new video showing it all off.

Ron

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@ Ron,

Great stuff - look forward to the next video 'showing it all off'!

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Posted: 3rd Jun 2011 02:49 Edited at: 1st Jul 2011 05:17
Ron Erickson

glad to here things are progressing

I found some code some time ago
that might give ya some ideas on the clothing

the post I did is 80 percent down the page

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=154086&b=5&p=3

you can use
Posted: 14th Mar 2011 01:16 Edited: 7th Apr 2011 16:13
to locate the post on that page

the example if it was working would give the option of moving cloth

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Posted: 3rd Jun 2011 10:52
I'm very glad to hear that he will be wearing pants while "showing it all off"...

All jokes aside, it is awesome that you are still working on this. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: 1st Jul 2011 04:42
i am VERY anxious for this!

Hello one and all.......
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Posted: 1st Jul 2011 05:20
I finaly got some help to do with the cloth example ..
well what I thought was such

it turns out that it was a window blind that fell to the ground
but was linked with 6 peaces

it basically fell to the floor and moved when the mouse was clicked

I tried for a bit to build in a reset and a set hight
but had no luck

it dose lead me to the idea of building a program
ware peaces are linked together to give the appearance
of moving cloth

If a thought is Just a thought ~ so whats the main thought ?
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Posted: 6th Jul 2011 00:59
Really hoping Ron is still running with this (at whatever pace) because it would be one of the most useful utlities ever for DBPro and hobbyists who cant 3d model for toffee... fingers crossed.

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I am still in the erily stages of 3d building

I use Milkshape 3d

It's take me some time to understand how to build 3d
and people are the hardest to build

objects are not so bad

I found a couple of add on's for it that give close to the
$3,000 usd for 3d studio max and the owner is working on updating
Milkshape 3d of which has been over 2 years since the last one

from what I understand 3d is like lego and plado
the only bummer is you can't put your hands on such
so it takes longer to get to ware you want things to be

texture mapping and building in moment are the other peace
I am finally understanding how it works

I have yet to do those parts ...

all I can say like programing keep plugging away at it

If a thought is Just a thought ~ so whats the main thought ?
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Posted: 16th Jul 2011 06:17
I hope this gets finished, the first screen looks great!!
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Posted: 23rd Jul 2011 13:28
@ Ron,

What about it - still being developed?

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Nice to see you kept at this and are still making progress!

I think given the time you have put in that a female model would be worth adding and make it appeal to even more people... Any thoughts on .fbx export?

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Posted: 29th Aug 2011 09:48
How far has this actually come along?

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Posted: 29th Aug 2011 23:55
So is this still actually happening??

Really, Ron, if life's so busy that you can't even reply for 4 months in a row, you should donate the source code so people can get some benefit from your work. At the very least, you should email some trusted people (such as me ) with the source so they can continue working for you.

Clonkex

P.S. I'm serious about you sending me the code. I love helping people out at the expense of my own time. Really.

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@ Ron,

Just keeping this thread alive. You posted last in April 2011. Is this project still a goer?

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Posted: 15th Oct 2011 00:59
p-ping....

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Posted: 4th Nov 2011 07:04 Edited at: 4th Nov 2011 07:08
Hmm...doesn't seem to be alive anymore. So sad

Maybe he died. Who knows. Actually, no one, as he hasn't said A SINGLE THING since April '11.

We will keep this thread alive in case he comes back, but it doesn't look likely.

If he takes too long it will probably be locked by a mod.

Oh well.

I will simply have to tear down the test chambers and go to sleep for [insert large number here] years and maybe in [insert large number here] years you will be dead.

Oh dear. I seem to have become a murderous computer

Goodbye, cruel world!

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Clonkex

I've found forum subjects the were quite for some time
but you could still post message to them years latter

so there is a good chance this one will do the same

once in a wile the person who started it dose have it locked

to move side ways - is to move forward
Since a Strait line gets thin fast
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humm .. any one know whats up with this ?

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I don't. I wish he would come back. I WANT CHARACTER THINGY!

Clonkex

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Quote: "I don't. I wish he would come back. I WANT CHARACTER THINGY!

Clonkex"


Yeah, I would purchase it straight away!

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Ron needs to get back into the game dev scene. His contributions are invaluable.

If you read this Ron, there is a pint with your name on it.

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@ Ron,

Even if you release what you have, just having some rigged human 3d objects would be amazing...

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