Altering Models for Images

-VoW- Lev
12-21-2007, 11:46 AM

I am new to adjusting models and such, I don't even know what type of program(s) I need.

I want to edit some models for an image on my clan's web site. To give you an example of what I want to do, I want to do things like have a soldier holding his garand above his head in victory for example.

What would I need to do this? I downloaded MilkShape, but I think it's the wrong program.

Any help would be great, thanks!

12-21-2007, 01:30 PM
You could just use Garry's Mod 9 and pose the ragdolls you need, then use something like photoshop and trace 'em/cut 'em out.

Trp. Jed
12-21-2007, 03:54 PM
I would agree with Watevaman - something like Garry's Mod is probably easiest but you would maybe want to take the time to read the wiki on posing player models.

Whats nice is that one of the test maps has a nice "blank" room so taking screenshots in it gives you a nice background to cut out the model in photoshop.

Milkshape wont really allow you to pose the model well and if you want the model in some sort of environment, well it's up to you to build it around the model. At least with Garry's Mod you can post you model in a DoD map. Also, Milkshape has no render package so you'll be reduced to just screenshots.

The other alternative is to use the HLMV viewer that comes with the SDK. You can load a player model and weapon but you'll be limited to the animation poses that come with DoD by default. You wont be able to pose the model yourself.

-VoW- Lev
12-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Thank you, I will check out Garry's Mod for sure.

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