DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby NoQ » 27 Feb 2011, 00:51

Bug Wheels Gauss Cannon, anyone?
Offtopic: i've seen a cheater once who started the game with a few mass driver* viper wheel tanks. Looked k00l.

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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby E-102 Gamma » 27 Feb 2011, 09:07

NoQ wrote:
Bug Wheels Gauss Cannon, anyone?
Offtopic: i've seen a cheater once who started the game with a few mass driver* viper wheel tanks. Looked k00l.

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* the one put on mass driver fortresses

I've seen a few mods for the 1.x versions of Warzone 2100 that gave the players schematics for a few Viper Wheels tanks with the fortresses' turrets on them. "Acid Rain" mod or "ouchs" mod, to be exact.

They move hilariously slow at first because of how heavy the gigantic turrets are. :lol2:
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 27 Feb 2011, 13:53

Maybe I'll do a few more if people are interested. The problem with doing multiple components, however, is getting them to scale with each other.
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Marthur » 17 May 2016, 08:50

My childhood says thank you for making this papercraft :D Can you do the viper wheels truck?
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby UberCAKE » 29 Jun 2016, 11:45

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I used quite a bit of tape, and one part that's hidden by the wheels was missing because of sizing issues (I scaled it up because the original was really small).

How would I make these (the templates to be printed)?
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 13 Jul 2016, 16:14

I used blender for making it. I first converted the original models from .pie to .obj using WMIT, then opened the .obj files in blender and assigned the correct texpages to the material. I then used some paper model addon to generate the template. I think the script works a bit differently nowadays and it should be more automated.
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 13 Jul 2016, 23:16

I tried the new paper model export for blender and it's pretty awesome. It even auto-generates tabs & stuff to a nice svg.
Check out the pdf for a printable version of the truck :)
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 14 Jul 2016, 00:24

Made one of the command center too :)
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby UberCAKE » 14 Jul 2016, 08:45

Jorzi wrote:I used blender for making it. I first converted the original models from .pie to .obj using WMIT, then opened the .obj files in blender and assigned the correct texpages to the material. I then used some paper model addon to generate the template. I think the script works a bit differently nowadays and it should be more automated.


What is WMIT? I've done a lot of searching and all I have found is a radio station.
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 14 Jul 2016, 11:02

Warzone Model Import Tool.
It's not very well advertised on the warzone front page, but I think it's currently the best available app for modding warzone graphics.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/warzone2100/files/releases/WMIT/ you can download precompiled builds there.
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby NoQ » 14 Jul 2016, 17:05

UberCAKE wrote:What is WMIT? I've done a lot of searching and all I have found is a radio station.

I'd strongly advice this forum's built-in search for such stuff (though i understand it wasn't obvious that the tool is local).
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 18 Jul 2016, 22:25

I should probably increase the brightness on the textures, like I did with the hmg tank...
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby UberCAKE » 28 Sep 2016, 09:27

So, I've used WMIT to convert the .pie to a .obj, (by saving it as [filename].obj in WMIT), but when I try and import it in Blender, nothing happens.

EDIT: Nevermind, turns out I was just zoomed in too much to see the model :oops:

EDIT 2: How do I add the textures in Blender?
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Re: DIY hmg viper wheels (papercraft)

Postby Jorzi » 29 Sep 2016, 15:47

Hi
You need to add a material in the material panel, and to the material you need to add a texture through the texture panel. The texture type should be "Image" and the mapping should be "UV". Then you load the correct image and by default, the texture should affect the diffuse colour. By default, the material will need a lamp and it will produce plastic-like reflections. If you just want to see the texture, you can check a box called "unshaded" in the material panel.
Note that the texture will not appear in "solid" and "wireframe" drawing modes, but you will need to switch to "textured" drawing mode.
If you want to know more about realtime materials, here is an ok video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We5NE5Zxi3w
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