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Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:38 pm

I am an experienced 3D artist. I have small web shop where I am selling 3D assets for game developers mostly. All I made myself.
The question is directed more for forum moderators: Can I adverting it here? And if I can, in what forum?

Thank you!
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by Kojack » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:09 pm

Advertising 3D assets is allowed, but only if they include ogre's native formats.
So for example, advertising a model which comes as a Max file isn't allowed, but advertising a model which comes as a Max file and also includes ogre .mesh, .skeleton and .material files already built and tested is fine.
This makes sure that the assets are suitable for ogre (correct number of vertex skin weights, bone counts, orientation, shaders bound to materials correctly, etc).
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:37 pm

Thank you for fast reply!
Unfortunitly my I have no 3D assets in ogre format. So I cant post here. :(
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by johnhpus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:39 pm

You might consider download the Ogre exporter for your modelling program of choice. It's usually easy to do the export, and once you have, you'll have access to Ogre's users.

In fact, you should know that several applications and libraries have adopted Ogre's .mesh format, even though they have little to no other connection to Ogre. Those markets could also be reached in this way.

Just a thought, anyway. Good luck with your art.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Thank you for advise, johnhpus. I will follow it soon. :)
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:41 am

Thank you for help guys!

One last question.

I downloaded ogre exporter and exported one of my animated characters.
Is here any free viewer I can use to check exported stuff?

Actually I found one here: http://www.ogremax.com/downloads
But seems it don't work asking for XIMPUT1_3.dll file.

Thank you!
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by areay » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:19 am

Lots of people use OgreMeshy for viewing the output of their export http://www.ogre3d.org/tikiwiki/Ogre+Meshy

For my project the artist checks all his exports in Meshy before sending to me to integrate.

Good luck, how about you give us a public domain licensed export of something you're proud of so we can sample your wares :)
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:55 am

areay wrote:Lots of people use OgreMeshy for viewing the output of their export http://www.ogre3d.org/tikiwiki/Ogre+Meshy

For my project the artist checks all his exports in Meshy before sending to me to integrate.

Good luck, how about you give us a public domain licensed export of something you're proud of so we can sample your wares :)
Thank you for share link. I will check it in the evening.
Here you can found several free assets. Some of them can be used in Ogre, some buy 3D artist which working for you: http://mr-necturus.com/shop/free_downloads

If all will work fine I upload Ogre versions of shields and gun battery in the evening.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by areay » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:24 am

That's a real nice site you got there, I was browsing some of the paid characters and I appreciated the model info, animation lists and the youtube videos showing it all off, very pro.

Good pricing too! Have a shot at exporting something into our native format and see how you go.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:50 am

Thank you for kind words areay!

Soon I will start to add OGRE format to my assets and keep post here about it on the top. ;)
I will do 1-3 models per day, because I have no much free time now, but at the end all Unity assets will be useable in Ogre as well.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by areay » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 am

I recommend that when you've got some Ogre formats ready that you post in the 'Artists & Content Creators' forum as that's where people who are interested are more likely to be looking, here's that forum section link http://www.ogre3d.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=8

Also, there's a section in the Wiki that lists 3rd parties who do commercial work with Ogre; that'll be you when you get some exports going. Ask one of the moderators to add you maybe (someone like the incredibly skilled 'Kojack' who is a mod and has already replied to this thread). Here's that contractors wiki link http://www.ogre3d.org/tikiwiki/Contractors

Good luck pal
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:08 am

areay wrote:I recommend that when you've got some Ogre formats ready that you post in the 'Artists & Content Creators' forum as that's where people who are interested are more likely to be looking, here's that forum section link http://www.ogre3d.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=8

Also, there's a section in the Wiki that lists 3rd parties who do commercial work with Ogre; that'll be you when you get some exports going. Ask one of the moderators to add you maybe (someone like the incredibly skilled 'Kojack' who is a mod and has already replied to this thread). Here's that contractors wiki link http://www.ogre3d.org/tikiwiki/Contractors

Good luck pal
Thank you again!

Don't know if I can be i contractor list with only my shop, because I actually have no time for freelance work right now. I am working on full time position, and do new things for my story very slowly. But lets see. ;)
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:51 am

Hm... I seems I need to be cod writer in order to make something usable for Ogre developers. ;(
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by johnhpus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:33 pm

You don't have to write code to export Ogre art. Just download the exporter for your modelling software.

Feel free to ask for more clarification about anything that confuses you.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by mrNecturus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:05 pm

johnhpus wrote:You don't have to write code to export Ogre art. Just download the exporter for your modelling software.

Feel free to ask for more clarification about anything that confuses you.
Hm... I downloaded exporter and exported 2 assets. One animated character and second Forest Hill game location. Problems stars when I tried to use different viewers to take a look on exported files. On my Windows Vista 32 no one worked.
I took exported files with all directories to the work. I have Windows 7 64 there. Viewers of http://www.ogremax.com/ worked but animated character lost its animations. Location was fine with one exception only diffuse texture was presented in material channel.

I don't think this is enough to sell assets. I am not familiar with Ogre engine so I have problem to present my assets in nice way. :(

Usually I have no tables to export my things to FBX, DAE (Collada) or .X file formats.
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Re: Can I post about it here?

Post by Zonder » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:59 am

I would post in the artist forum the problems you are having detailing what exporter you are using and how the model is created. Screen shots as well sometimes help.

Since you mentioned ogremax I am presuming you are using 3DS and I do know that the free exporter is limited so this might be the problem.
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