Tank Prefab

Half-Life HL
Tank Prefab by Tetsu0
Posted 3 years ago2014-09-09 15:49:26 UTC • Examples • Half-Life
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Tank Prefab
Tetsu0 Tetsu0
3 years ago2014-09-09 15:49:26 UTC
3 years ago2014-09-10 19:02:44 UTC
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Just a Tank prefab using the HL.wad textures.
Low poly and free to use in any of your maps or mods.
Because why not.

The ZIP contains a RMF and a VMF
VMF Created with Sledge. This is Best opened with sledge.

Version 2: Thanks Archie for feedback
-Re-textured turret a bit.
-Aligned barrel texture
-Tank treads visible on inside
-Bottom Texture aligned fixed


Commented 3 years ago2014-09-09 16:36:26 UTC Comment #18102
Well done! :=p

This sort of reminds me of a T-50 Russian tank. Is this something in particular or of your own design?. You might also upload this to GB too in their Prefabs Section!
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-09 17:31:43 UTC Comment #18103
Thanks Capt!
I scaled it to be about medium size, and modified the brushwork to fit the texture. If anything, it has a body resembling an American Patton and a turret of a German Tiger.
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-10 16:51:56 UTC Comment #20698
This is a fantastic example of using brushwork and textures in perfect tandem to give the illusion of detail and realism on what is actually quite a simple shape. Perfect design!
I'd maybe show the tracks on the inside as well, and the barrel's brushwork is out of alignment with the muzzle, but overall this is a fantastic bit of prefabbery.

Great work!
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-10 19:10:01 UTC Comment #20699
Thanks Archie.
I heeded your advice and made some tweaks.
I also Included the .rmf for those who don't have/use Sledge.
No guarantee that everything will look nice in the .rmf though, I made some sloppy cuts.
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-11 09:17:57 UTC Comment #20701
Holy moley! That's awesome!!! .D.

Next tank request! A Panzer VIII, aka Der Maus
(Google it, it's wunderbar)
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-12 01:12:10 UTC Comment #20702
I tried doing this back in the day, but getting everything to line up properly is a massive pain in the ass. Kudos.
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-12 02:13:58 UTC Comment #20703
I tried it too and couldn't figure it out. So of course I thought it was black magic and gave up.
Commented 3 years ago2014-09-12 10:26:55 UTC Comment #20704
I started with the top, then moved to the sides, front and back.

Step 1: Create block the size of tank base, fit the top texture to the tank base.
Step 2: Make 2 cuts lengthwise where the tracks meet the body
Step 3: Angle the front and rear hulls
Step 4: Pick a side and fit the tread pattern to it.
Step 5: Cut the sides to fit the texture
Step 6: Apply tread patterns on sides
Step 7: Clone and flip treads to other side of tank

Repeat these steps for the Turrett.

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