The Core Created 7 years ago2012-08-14 00:16:23 UTC by Archie Archie

Created 7 years ago2012-08-14 00:16:23 UTC by Archie Archie

Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 12:18:58 UTC Post #309599
seems like a lot of work to construct an entire 3d model for each texture, when archie's "piss about with photoshop layers" method works just as well.

@Taylor
Heh, i said the same thing to Archie on steam last night.
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 12:48:43 UTC Post #309600
The best way I know of to make good textures is to be Strider. Unfortunately, making textures and actually using them in a released product are two very different things.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 13:26:08 UTC Post #309601
if ur good it's faster than drawing
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 15:04:19 UTC Post #309602
if ur good it's faster than drawing
yeah, but this is archie we're talking about ;P
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 15:14:25 UTC Post #309603
I still wanna live on this planet
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-03 15:49:42 UTC Post #309604
irrelephant?
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-04 00:19:56 UTC Post #309611
if ur good, it looks better than a painting.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-04 06:33:58 UTC Post #309612
seriously... what happened to this thread? :P
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-04 11:47:03 UTC Post #309613
dont love a punk
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-24 10:39:55 UTC Post #310025
Scotch & Coffee / The Core - holding page

Temporary homepage while we're still working on the mod. There are now 65 entries in the SVN logs which you can view at random by hitting the refresh button (on site, not your browser) and get a little taste of our feelings towards the mod. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-26 12:16:23 UTC Post #310081
Competition time!

Design a PC application that a scientist might be using on their computer. Either draw it, design it as a texture or describe it. Obviously people who actually make their entry rather than describing it will probably have a better chance of winning.

Think along the lines of data analysis or chemical comparisons or teleport research etc.

The winning entry will appear in The Core (although probably just using the entry as a basis for a new texture) and the winner will be credited.

You'll also receive 2 steam product keys:

Payday: The Heist
&
Dota 2 Beta

Competition closes Sat 6th Oct, so not much time. Post entries in this thread.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-26 13:19:33 UTC Post #310082
I'm thinking perhaps some kind of physics simulation? The rendering shouldn't be too fancy, you don't want to use processing power on something as unnecessary as that. It should look just complex enough that you can understand what is going on, perhaps like some kind of green vector rectangular shape on a black background?
TJB TJBaka Alabastor_Twob
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-26 20:45:27 UTC Post #310087
How's this?
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The image needs additional credit: The vulcano sonar image- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vulcano_bransfield-strait_hg.png (author: Hannes Grobe, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research)
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-26 21:32:47 UTC Post #310089
Very cool! I like it a lot
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-26 23:40:27 UTC Post #310090
Design a PC application that a scientist might be using on their computer.
Would a scientist have a browser open with porn on it?
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-27 09:45:48 UTC Post #310092
No. And you're too young for that.

Not sure what my chances of making anything good and winning would be, but I'll give this a shot.
Would you prefer the highres version to be 1024x768, or 1280x1920?
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-27 12:22:17 UTC Post #310096
1280 x 1920 is rather odd!

The designs will probably be used on 16:9 monitors, but don't worry too much about it because I'll be adapting the winning entry to fit with existing textures anyway - as such Striker's 4:3 entry stands just as much of a chance of winning as a 16:9 entry.

If you're worried, 1600 x 900.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-27 12:43:52 UTC Post #310097
User posted image
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-27 23:16:33 UTC Post #310113
1280 x 1920 is rather odd!
Either it's the native resolution on my 16:9 monitor, or I'm having memory problems again. 50/50 chance. CBA to do the math or go into my room and check right now.
But knowing I can do it in 16:9 means I can use as much room as I have on my monitor to do this, more buttons and readout boxes!
EDIT: Oh, just checked a screenshot I made, it's 1920x1080. I got the order wrong too.
Ha ha.
Kill me.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-28 08:13:15 UTC Post #310116
I'm not entering this, but I was bored so I made a few little screens displaying pure science! Do with them what you will.
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If you want them uncompressed let me know. Not sure of the point at this size, as they're all 256x256.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-28 09:48:51 UTC Post #310117
So uhm, how did you achieve the awesomeness?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-28 14:11:43 UTC Post #310122
Just a note, wavy things with no values on is no use to anyone. Hell, considering what i've done, they'll have spreadsheets open. Lots and lots of goddamn spreadsheets.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 08:00:09 UTC Post #310136
What do you mean you're not entering, Strideh?
Are you saying you're not interested in the prize? I'm aware you already have Payday...

If you're honestly saying we can use them for nothing that'd be awfully lovely of you - you'll certainly be credited!
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 08:02:49 UTC Post #310137
Just a note, wavy things with no values on is no use to anyone. Hell, considering what i've done, they'll have spreadsheets open. Lots and lots of goddamn spreadsheets.
But... science!

Archie: take 'em! I already have both games, I was just bored and making Goldsource textures was more fun than I remembered.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 09:15:13 UTC Post #310138
How about this?
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Considering it shows an actual program used from one of my labs during undergrad engineering - LabVIEW experiment control software with a setup to control and collect data from a pitot probe traversing a supersonic jet of fluid. Included is a still from a Schlieren camera (these things are cool) that lets you actually see the supersonic flow as well as the shock diamonds that form as a result of the nozzle.

Also for completion I added the data from that pass of the probe, as well as a shameless plug for TWHL.

If you'd like the raw files, where you can actually see the entire panel of the program without the extraneous data, just ask.
  • Nef
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 10:12:55 UTC Post #310142
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Plain vanilla GUI for running test simulations, with an online paper on Resonance Cascades in the background. There are a few references on it.

Also may contain coarse language*

*Does contain coarse language. I'm sure it's fine, or will be once it's HL-sized.

If I somehow end up winning, don't bother with the Dota 2 beta, because I'll likely never get a chance to use it. In fact, if Payday doesn't have some form of offline mode/bots, you might not want to bother with that, either, because I'm not sure if people will still play it by the time I can do so online. Someone else deserving can have them.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 12:43:23 UTC Post #310143
If coarse language offends anyone, words on screens will be the least of their concerns in The Core
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 13:55:22 UTC Post #310145
yeah, urby's mapping skills are enough to offend anyone ;)
Posted 7 years ago2012-09-29 16:00:18 UTC Post #310148
...because... my maps are coarse language? ...wat?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-08 15:57:30 UTC Post #310237
24 hours(ish) left on this competition if you wanna quickly throw an entry together!

Edit:

Or not!
Anyhoo, Cstriker wins!
The other entries are cool, and I love that you used real applications, but I always prefer creativity over reality and Cstriker's has a nice amount of visual elegance. I won't be using the actual image you submitted because it contains copyrighted material, but I'll create one based on your design and layout and you'll be credited.

I've PM'd you the Steam Product Keys
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-08 17:53:32 UTC Post #310278
Holy crap! Thank you. Unfortunately, I'm at the college dorms where I have no access to Steam, just offline. I will check the codes in the weekend though, they won't expire right?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-08 18:35:30 UTC Post #310279
The Dota 2 one won't work after it's released, but after it's released it'll be free anyway. This just gives you access to the beta. :3

The Payday one is unlimited.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-11 16:53:19 UTC Post #310324
Preview of a work in progress of a preview of a work in progress.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 19:24:56 UTC Post #310458
Archie's gone and done a thing again...

Standard Definition link for those with spazzy internets. Everyone else should totally HD it up and fullscreen this motherfucker to see all the fine detail and to feel the bass. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 20:03:59 UTC Post #310461
That bass was so loud it made my pants fall down. :gak:
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 10:16:33 UTC Post #310478
Standard Definition link for those with spazzy internets
...was that directed at me?
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 17:14:35 UTC Post #310485
Looks awesome
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 18:15:27 UTC Post #310492
...was that directed at me?
Mostly towards the Aussies but I forgot that you have the worst excuse for a connection of all time.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 22:36:15 UTC Post #310502
I assure you our connections are fine for anything other than gaming on the other side of the world.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 22:46:23 UTC Post #310503
It's those darned oceanic cables.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 20:36:52 UTC Post #310520
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 21:58:48 UTC Post #310521
I'm just going to go ahead and drool now...
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 22:36:07 UTC Post #310522
It's amazing how far the Goldsrc engine can pushed when you show stuff like this. Great job, I get more excited to play this mod with every little piece of media you release.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 22:44:35 UTC Post #310523
I particularly like your post X-LAyer2, simply because on the homepage it says:
It's amazing how far the Goldsrc engine can pushed when you show stuff like this. Great job, I get more excited to play this mod with every little pie...
In that case, here's some more little pies.
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 22:51:46 UTC Post #310524
I wish I had some pork pies right now.
TJB TJBaka Alabastor_Twob
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 08:15:22 UTC Post #310531
wow amazing screenshoots! i love the level design :]
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 12:42:21 UTC Post #310533
gasp I can see the nodraw null under the Keep Upright crate. :walter:
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 13:39:37 UTC Post #310534
...THAT is what you took from his screenies?

/me shakes head
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 16:26:21 UTC Post #310535
That's not a nulled face. It's just an irregularly shaped crate tilted toward the camera.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 18:00:21 UTC Post #310536
Thanks Urby, It's not that often you get mod that gives you so many little pies. :P
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