Request for Modeling help
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January 14, 2016 at 3:14 am #1816
As many here know when PA! deleted Kris Wood’s Zeven Provincien thread he disappeared. A couple of modelers were really upset by this and wrote me emails about it. There was no real reason for them to do that. I guess their reasoning was that I had paid Kris over a thousand dollars to build the ship for me.
During my time at PA!, I bought computers and parts for computers for talented people so they could finish work. I shipped these items to them so our mods could continue and so we could get them completed and with great new content and models. So you could say that everyone at PA! benefited (including New Horizons) from my contributions. If I had not done this those models and that content would not have been finished or in all of those mods now. So one could say I have spent thousands on these mods over the past several years. Some people thought I was crazy, but I am a man of some means and I had the ability to do this. Also it shows my dedication to the teams and projects I was participating in.
The deletion of the Zeven Provincien work was such a shame because it was 95 percent complete. Kris Wood was putting on the finishing touches. There was no need for them to do that and I look at it as both mean spirited and facetious.
I was hoping that some of those modelers would find their way here so we could continue, but that just hasn’t happened. Bava contacted me on STEAM and told me he was glad I had started this site, but has never come around. For those that don’t know Bava, 90 percent of the beautiful wood textures on ships in ERAS that we enjoy were created by Bava.
So I want to ask for modeling help here. I NEED A GOOD MODELER or modelers! I am learning myself but with all the projects I’ve got going, its a slow process and I could use a teacher as well.
I need someone to take Kris Woods files and complete them. I also need someone to take some ships I’ve purchased in different formats and port them into something we can use in ERAS. These ships are fully owned by me and their licenses say they can be used in any video game and distributed freely.
So here’s some teasers to entice and I am certainly willing to discuss financial compensation as well.
The first pic is of the 7P and the rest are of the ships I have acquired that need imported that are beyond my current abilities.
- This topic was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by modernknight1.
- This topic was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by modernknight1.
January 25, 2016 at 10:25 am #1841
June 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm #3013
No surprises….no new modelers have ever come round. No answers from Rider88 or Yo Ho Ho…. I shouldn’t be surprised I guess.
Well folks, I am dead in the water. I was trying to get the last two ships finished up and my version of MAYA 5.0 has stopped running. I blame this on Windows update. I tried to go to an earlier restore point but they fail. I uninstalled and reinstalled MAYA and regenerated the license key. It tries to start but the bottom rows of the GUI never solidify and it just hangs up like its trying to start but never does. Also the Alias Wavefront executable doesn’t seem to be running in the directory like it always did before. I tried to manually start the service but it isn’t there and doesn’t come back no matter how many times I try to generate new license keys.
I was just really starting to get the hang of MAYA good too. My confidence level in it has really increased and I wanted to finish up work on a new Dutch Yacht that I have been working on for 3 years as my first actual completely MK created ship in the game. I never made much progress before because I didn’t have time or the patience to learn everything or would get frustrated and quit and do something else.
So just when I am finally REALLY learning it and got more accomplished on the model in the last week than I have in the last three years combined, MAYA craps out…. Go figure…
The new ship which I featured in a couple of screenshots on ANNOUNCEMENTS that looks almost like the WASA is also 99 percent completed!
So I am willing to entertain suggestions at this point. With Orazio becoming quite a good modeler maybe he has some advice. With my ostracized condition, I can’t ask PA people. If I asked on any of the CG forums I would be laughed off of them for using such an OLD version – as they are all using MAYA 2016. I looked at links for purchase for new versions but can’t find any. There’s a free trial version, but I don’t wanna mess with something I can’t perform all functions on yet anyway. I would rather get the whole thing. I am not going to start again in another tool and relearn everything I’ve just started getting confident with…
SO FRUSTRATING. I am SO close to so much being done and finished. I am about to put my fist through my computer screen right now, so I am going to step away from this for awhile. I need to think about a whole lot of other things anyway.
Its things like this that interfere with me finishing the patch. I get inspired – and work – then I get discouraged – and stop for a while. Rinse and Repeat….
May be gone a good while. I am already scheduled to go to the Caribbean again the first week of September for a month. Been at my place in the south because of tree work needing done. Its finished now and the only reason I was sticking around down here was because I was trying to finish up the MEGA-Patch for everybody in the next few days. So think I will head back up to Idaho for a couple of months. I’ll take a couple computers with me in case I get over the discouragement and suddenly want to work on it some more. Think I will leave in a few hours or maybe first thing in the morning. Go see my Dad who I am glad to say is still alive and kicking. He has a bunch of old Pan head and shovel head Harley Davidsons and still rides regularly at 78 years old. Think I will go riding with him and my brother into the hills of Idaho. That sounds nice – “serenity now, serenity now”…
I am so Sorry folks – I know I am not very reliable when it comes to this stuff – but I try…
June 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm #3017OrazioModerator
Unfortunately I have no idea on what’s causing your Maya malfunctioning… usually in a situation like that I would perform a clean reinstall of Windows (this always solved the problems I had), but I understand it may be a tedious process.
As for the modeling help, since no one has shown up, I guess I can try something: I don’t feel confident yet about finishing the 7P, but I can try to import the other ships into the game.
I can’t promise anything, but at this point it’s worth giving a try, considering no one else has offered help…
June 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm #3019DevoidbrahParticipant
*cough* I may be able to help with the maya problem *cough*
Sometimes to further science and arts we need to put aside our social ethical acceptancies that we come to know and obey under. Sometimes we need to become real pirates.
Sometimes we need to scourge the bay of knowledge and freedom and assess said bays of hope for want of finalizing art or thought.
Lest it not stand in our way of progress or continuation. Valar Morghulis!
June 27, 2016 at 5:45 am #3046
Thank you mate! I will upload right away and give you a link via PM.
Thanks for the recommendation Dennis but I would be exactly the villain the PA! folks accuse me of being if I were to use that method. I will buy the newest version legitimately. And then I will master the software and begin building the most beautiful ships you ever saw.
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