Plug-in Request: Imperial Probe Droid
Posted: Mon, 24th Feb 2003, 10:27pm
Post 1 of 25
Is there anyone out there that can make a plug-in of an Imperial probe droid, like the one in Empire Strikes Back? There is almost every other type of droid except that one. Please make it loopable, if possible.
Posted: Mon, 24th Feb 2003, 11:39pm
Post 2 of 25
If so I'll work on it.
(if you can find a mesh it would help....otherwise it will take longer, because I will have to make it from scratch.
Posted: Tue, 25th Feb 2003, 4:11am
Post 3 of 25
Yeah, that's it! Sorry, I don't have a mesh. There is one at The Force.net,
in their Sci-Fi 3D section, but the version of 3DS Max I have doesn't open
it. I hope this helps.
Thanks in advance,
Posted: Tue, 25th Feb 2003, 4:34pm
Post 4 of 25
got the mesh, what veiws do you want? Do you want it animated?
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 2:39am
Post 5 of 25
I'm not real sure! Get creative, basically have it rotate slowly as it would
move across the frame. Animated legs would be cool, but don't go real crazy. Use The Empire Strikes Back as a guideline. All this dorid really did was move around and rotate its head until it was attacked. These should be very basic animations. Make it loopable if possible, or make sets of different animations. Also, realistic lighting would be important so it didn't look out of place.
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 2:55am
Post 6 of 25
This is where alam turns into a substitute for a 3d program again.....lol
instead of a plugin, just sending the video of it over a back backgourd, is that the same?
YEEE 300 posts! lol
still got a LONG way to go to be around some of the other ppl here
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 3:24am
Post 7 of 25
here's what I can do.
I can make a whole bunch of stills(lots of angles)
I can make the droid rotate
(what lighting would u want?)
You can send me the footage and I can stick the droid in and make it look real good.
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 4:45am
Post 8 of 25
Just light it so it doesn't look like a flat picture, but a 3D object. Use your own judgement. Light it as if it were hovering down your street. That should be good enough.
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 12:27pm
Post 9 of 25
is it available as a mesh?
Posted: Wed, 26th Feb 2003, 5:14pm
Post 10 of 25
Yeah, its at Sci-Fi 3D on The Force.net. Its in a newer 3DS Max format.
Posted: Thu, 27th Feb 2003, 1:53am
Post 11 of 25
I had a 30 day trial v. of 3ds max5 and it just ended today. I am going to try to format my harddrive and see if I can re-install it. I'll keep you posted.
Posted: Thu, 27th Feb 2003, 11:01am
Post 12 of 25
I'll download it at work
Posted: Thu, 27th Feb 2003, 3:24pm
Post 13 of 25
I formated my pc and it still says that my trial has ended.
Hey KermZ do you know a way I can get it to work?
Posted: Thu, 27th Feb 2003, 7:08pm
Post 14 of 25
I got it working
I'll work on the plug-ins today.
Posted: Fri, 28th Feb 2003, 2:05am
Post 15 of 25
Cool, I can't wait to see the results. I'm really surprised with all the Star Wars plug-ins on the plug-ins page, that nobody has made this yet. I know you will do a great job.
Posted: Fri, 28th Feb 2003, 2:49am
Post 16 of 25
I went in to my room to upload the plug-ins and I walked in to see that my lil' bro decided to format my hard disk.
I lost all my stuff GRRRRR.
Posted: Sat, 1st Mar 2003, 7:14pm
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Major bummer man!
I won't let anyone near my computer, unless I'm home and in the next room. He must be pretty smart to know how to format a HD. It took me a while to learn how to do it. Anyway, I'm sorry to here you lost all your stuff. Take your time, hope to hear from you soon.
Posted: Sat, 8th Mar 2003, 10:25pm
Post 18 of 25
How are things going, are you still working on the plug-in? Just trying to get a status report. Anyway, hope to hear from you soon.
Posted: Mon, 10th Mar 2003, 3:53pm
Post 19 of 25
Sorry I can't gey max to work. When I installed max5 it over wrote the licence thing for max4. Max5 says it is mssing some licence thing. I have contacted the people at discet(the company that makes max) and they say I have some crazy virus that is deleteing my licence.(they don't know what is wrong) I spent alot of money for this program and I am VERY mad to say the least.
If anyone has had this problem before let me know so I can fix it.
Sorry I will get right to work on it as soon as max starts working again.
(I might go over to a friend that has it so I can work on your request and others. I am very sorry for the delay.)
Posted: Tue, 11th Mar 2003, 4:55am
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This is why some versions of copy protection suck. When you legally own a program and you can't use it because of your "key". That would seriously piss me off! Especially when you take into consideration how much Max costs. Anyway, take your time. I just hope you can resolve your problem.
Thanks for the Update,
Posted: Sat, 15th Mar 2003, 2:53pm
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I am SOO sorry this is taking so long. I am going over to my uncle's house next week and I am going to bring my 3ds max cds. I am going to see if it will work on his pc so I can make all the plug-ins people have asked me to do. (I don't care if dicret says I can only install it on my computer) PRAY HARD that it will work.
Posted: Sun, 16th Mar 2003, 6:01pm
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I hear ya! What a pain in the butt. I say if you own the thing why not crack it. Your not stealing it, it's yours! At least you will be able to use it, I think.
On a side note, my hard drive died!
But, I still had most of my data backed-up.
So, I'll be formatting my new drive and re-installing AlamDV on Tuesday.
Posted: Mon, 24th Mar 2003, 8:14am
Post 23 of 25
I finally got my computer up and running! ($250 Bucks Later!!!
) I was just wondering how you made out on your situation? Anyway, hope to here from you soon.
Posted: Mon, 24th Mar 2003, 2:45pm
Post 24 of 25
hey man, I am at my Unkle's house right now working on the plug-in. (I got 3ds to work) It turns out the mesh was not made to have the legs move so I can't do that but I will play around with some other stuff.
Posted: Wed, 26th Mar 2003, 2:27am
Post 25 of 25
Cool man, thanks for the update.