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Hello I just need some help and advice from who ever can help me haha. I'm currently working on a USP to bring into the source engine and would like some pointers and maybe show me what I can change or add to my model. If you can help send me a PM so I can send my file :] thanks
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Well can someone atleast tell me a good forum thats good for gun modelers lol
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I assume all modelers for games know about this site:
http://www.gamebanana.com/

Previously known as fpsbanana.com before someone put that Black Internet virus on it, aimed to get information from gamers. Eradicated of course.
Browse the forums, look at other skins, a lot of people have their own tutorials set up, I think there is even a tab full of tutorials ranging form Sprites to full blown maps. From what i've read, they are in incredible detail as well.
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Didn't anyone respond? I would have thought they would have by now. PM me a link to your model and I'll take a look and give you comments.

What concerns do you have about it?
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When you don`t get any info what program was used, what problems occure and no test-render picture-> what can you say?
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It isn't for render. It is for the source engine, aka realtime. I looked it over last night.
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99% all quads. The game engine will probably triangulate it anyway but you should be modeling in quads for just about anything since sub-d and smoothing hate 4+gons. You can probably get away with a few triangles too. What concerns do you really have about it?
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There were random 5-sided faces and hanging verts in various places that wouldn't translate properly to a realtime engine. I showed him examples of what needs to be fixed in order to optimize the model. As it stood, it was using 6K polys for a basic shape. There were wasted polys that could have been eliminated and used for other parts to increase detail.

Looking forward to see what revisions are made in the future.
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It isn't for render. It is for the source engine, aka realtime. I looked it over last night.
Yup I know since you wrote this in your op.
But how should I understand this:
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maybe show me what I can change or add to my model.
How can some one tell you that without seeing what you did and how you model looks?
So you will need a quick render to show what you got.
That is why i wrote test-render
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