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  1. I've been trying to make some lovely metal and mylar parts, but the albedo channel does literally nothing. I tried a number of different textures and even tried adding an alpha channel to my .png files, thinking that might be the issue. Nada. It's still a) a uniform color and b) white, no matter what color I input. Send rescue craft immediately,
  2. Hello there ^^ I'm wondering what programs/tools I should use for texturing parts to a semi-realistic standard (i.e. have metallic areas look metallic, and so on), preferably open source/free (but not trial software). I've heard of procedural texture generation, should I try something like that after I practice making a few basic cute little engines like in @Beale's part tutorial? I think that hand-drawn textures are nice, but I feel it may get overwhelming trying to do stuff like it for more detailed parts once I get the hang of modelling parts...
  3. So, first off, this could be considered more of an art-y question than a science-y question... but I've opted to drop it into this sub-forum because I'm mostly asking about materials and structures and all that. Not sure if it's quite the right place. Okay, so over the last couple of years, I've been messing around with Blu-Tack, something that has proven to be a pretty nice modelling material. As such, I've gotten pretty good at making these little guys: They're about 2 centimetres tall, and semi-capable of supporting their own weight. And, of course, very easy to pose. Little tough to animate, but compromises are compromises But now, I'm looking to expand on it all a little. Essentially, I want to start creating structures and buildings to the same scale (which I believe is... 1/85? So a small skyscraper would be about 60cm), complete with inner furnishings and the such. But the important bit is that I want them to have the same impermanent properties as the figures that'll be inhabiting them, i.e. I want them to be destructible, in a way that's at least reminiscent of an actual building. There's two approaches I'm really considering for this: 1. Gingerbread house mentality. Make everything out of Blu-tack - the buildings, the roads, the furniture... literally everything. 2. Make only the human figures out of Blu-tack - everything else can be made from something more suitable. Starting with option 1. I've messed around with this a little bit already, but Blu-Tack has proven to not be so great structurally while scaled up. It's a pretty inherent trait for it to stretch, and not in an elastic way, and can't support it's own weight for long periods of time. That, and it doesn't simulate the kind of materials a building is made of very well - it more squashes and flattens than breaks. I guess I could reinforce it with wireframe or something, but even that is pretty thick, and again, tends to bend rather than crumble, even under "high" forces. Now, option 2. I've considered a few things already: Paper. Very flimsy, but combined with cardboard, can be supported to make some pretty big structures, and is very cheap. But... tends to rip and fold rather than break and crumble. Also susceptible to water damage, I guess. Non-fired clay. Pretty good in theory - it can support weight and crumbles like you'd expect when dry. But... quite annoying to work with on a small scale - it just dries out too fast to work with, and starts cracking by itself if it's too thin. Any advice here would be appreciated. Wood. Again, difficult to work with when very thin (MDF might be an option here. Hmm.), and tends to more splinter than crack and crumble. Plastic sheets (acrylic?). Very strong. Perhaps too strong - it takes a lot pressure to break this stuff, and when it does, it breaks into larger fragments than I'd be happy with. Also not super easy to work with. So... that's more or less where I am right now. I'd appreciate if anyone had any input into what materials to use, particularly with regards to the buildings themselves. I'm also trying to keep things pretty cheap (another reason I'd rather not use Blu-Tack for everything) so things I can get my hands on pretty easily would be best, and bear in mind I'm not trying to make perfect replicas here - much like the figures themselves, I'm more looking to represent rather than reproduce things. Thanks for reading
  4. Hey guys! I've decided to try out my hand at modelling after seeing RoverDude do a livestream. I started making a jet engine in blender, and I thought that here would be the best place to get some helpful criticism on the model so far. The engine so far: Thanks in advance!
  5. Hey, I just finished doing some work on a propeller model for a mod that I was thinking of creating. Im just wondering if you guys have any feedback on the model, or more specifically the texturing. Thanks for any help, I sincerely appreciate it. You can view the model in 3D right here: https://skfb.ly/NtD7
  6. I want to make a movie. But, before you holler that this is the wrong thread, let me explain. I want to use stock scenes and parts and Kerbals using Unity 5.3.3. so I can puppeteer. I'm not sure how to access those files. And after seeing some of the mods, I think I would like to add some enhanced scenes, such as skyboxs and terrains. SO, now the real reason I'm here. If, you care to help, I am looking for people to create scenes and Kerbals. Kerbals: Male and female: street clothes: work clothes ( security, wait staff, office, lab techs): Kerbals must have pivot points at neck, shoulders, elbows, knees and waist. Faces: eyes and mouth must be adjustable. Scenes: School room with student desks and real chairs. News room for 2 TV anchors (KNN - Kerbal News Network or KAN - Kerbal Actin News something catchy). Mission control room. Communication room, Conference room, House living room and kitchen x 3 maybe more, Restaurant, (Recreate a section of the outside of VAB, R&D and Mission control (unless I can figure out how to load From KSP)), graveyard. may add more if you folks have a idea for a scene. Deep space station interior, planet or moon base interior, surface of a planet or moon next to an easter egg from outer ring. if you have ever watched this: then you have an idea of what I am trying to do. SO? Are you interested in helping?
  7. I have to build some hollow structures, for make the colliders i need to have the beams as separated object from the base. That can give problems to unity shadow render or is capable of calculating the shape of the final object ?
  8. I possible design a 2 axis solar panel and make it work ? With 1 suncatcher for Y axis and 1 suncatcher parent to Y axis for X axis ?