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Master Hero Version 1.6

Master Hero Version 1.6

1.6 of Master Hero Version ROTWK Mod for Battle for Middle Earth 2: Rise of the Witch King

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Vertex Painting in Gmax/Renx

Tutorial for Battle for Middle-earth BFME, Battle for Middle-earth II BFME 2, Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king ROTWK

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robnkarla

Category: Graphics
Level: Intermediate
Created: Sunday April 6, 2008 - 0:31
Updated: Sunday April 3, 2011 - 4:26
Views: 5568
Summary: Use Vertex Painting for Banner Glows and More

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I've been asking everyone about how to do vertext coloring for w3d files to create the soft edges for different FX and I never found an answer to what I've wanted to do outside of hex editing. There are so many models where EA uses vertex shading/alpha painting that I knew it must be possible. I started tinkering around with some modifiers and finally got it to work the way I want.

As an example of what I mean by vertex painting here are two screenshots:

Without Vertex Painting - Notice the harsh edges that look unrealistic and when in game they are quite distracting. Anyone who's done a custom banner carrier has seen dealt with this.
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With Vertex Painting - Softer edges, similar fx can be done with alpha channels when there is no rotate/linear offset or other mappings.
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While I'll demonstrate the vertex painting use for the banner glow, the use is much broader (one example being cloud layers in custom skies).

So onto the banner glow....

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Echo - Monday August 15, 2011 - 14:15

Thanks, exactly what I've been looking for :)

Radspakr (Team Chamber Member) - Sunday April 3, 2011 - 4:27

Thanks for this RJ great tut that helped me.

Nertea (Team Chamber Member) - Thursday April 10, 2008 - 1:58

I suppose it shouldn't be that surprising as Renegade did support vertex painting, but it still suprrised me :P.

Good find.

Rob38 (Team Chamber Member) - Sunday April 6, 2008 - 22:47

This make my life a whole lot easier as I hate using hex editor :)

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