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Offline Milos Gulan

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #345 on: October 22, 2017, 01:35:05 PM »
I have all set and now it is time to think about town adventuring. For now I have divided town into green zone (where is safe and everything works for new characters), yellow zone (I have worked on this but there are some things to be done and it is not safe because there are rogues and some dangers, but not very dangerous), red zone (this is part of the town that I have mapped but not worked on and for now it will be in ruins and more dnagerous and I hope that I will finish it during playing).

Also I might need some help with this character walls as I have idea for characters to be on the street while not talked to and after that to move them maybe on other location, maybe as quest event and when moved that will be stage 2 for quest. Anyway will have to think about it...

Here are 3 portraits of small dragon (need to add background only) and with that I will continue to work on it tomorrow. Would like to have something better till new year but I hope I might have something till next sunday.

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #346 on: October 22, 2017, 01:59:36 PM »
Are you using Daz3D Milos?

If not, have you seen the Daz Dragons? You can if you search their online catalog; (which you've likely already done if you use Daz, but it changes, and things go on sale; or become free for a time).



I just searched it today, and unfortunately none of the products I was thinking of are free at the moment, but they have been before, and could become so again.

They have one bundle that is free right now... but I can't tell if it includes the actual dragon model.
https://www.daz3d.com/slaying-the-dragon-bundle


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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #347 on: October 24, 2017, 06:41:44 AM »
Yes I do. I work with DS for some time now and I am trying to be serious about it :). Manikus does things a lot better but I am trying to keep up and help as much as I can.

That bundle does not have dragons in it but there is free Subdragon model that goes with DS (that is something like smaller dragon but it is very nice and there are some very cool morphs that can make it looking very mighty like this https://www.daz3d.com/subdragon-expansion and this is just really great https://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/hfs-great-dragon-for-subdragon/94937

But I picked up free version of this before few years https://www.daz3d.com/millennium-dragon-2-0 but I am missing this to make it really cool https://www.daz3d.com/ultimate-millennium-dragon-bundle.

Recently I got this on sale and it is really great much better then version 2 https://www.daz3d.com/daz-dragon-3-pro-bundle but I am still missing some expansions to make it even better and could get them on sale https://www.daz3d.com/mythic-beasts-for-the-daz-dragon-3 and this one https://www.daz3d.com/creatures-of-legend-for-daz-dragon-3 but instead of them I got this which works really well and now I can make comic like renders in colour or black and white https://www.daz3d.com/camera-magic-toonycam-pro and https://www.daz3d.com/visual-style-shaders though I am still missing this one to make it even better :/ https://www.daz3d.com/manga-style-shaders

Anyway I am starting my work on creating adventures for the mod :) and well I am spending a lot time working with DS and I should spend it on learning Visual Studio. I know I am missing learning it and I just need to orginize myself better.

But here is how those shaders looks like black and white and in colours, there was 3rd pic with used https://www.daz3d.com/visual-style-shaders  but I didn't saved it, this I did to show my dad :)
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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #348 on: October 24, 2017, 08:40:04 AM »
I use Daz on occasion, but I mainly use Blender; it's —yet another something else— to learn, but I do highly recommend it as an excellent (and powerful) skill to have; Blender is also completely free software, and there are many, many tutorials online for how to use it.

The dragon image I posted above was posed and rendered in Blender... the background architecture and Dragon model are Daz props; exported from Daz, imported to Blender.

**For Daz3D, you might like this: https://sites.google.com/a/cgspeed.com/cgspeed/motion-capture/daz-friendly-release
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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #349 on: October 24, 2017, 01:38:33 PM »
Thank You, I will have to learn to use Blender. It sure is good program :) but for now I am focused on DS. I just am using it to make pictures with it :)

And finaly I started making adventure :D here it is for now that guide is now near inn there is one female rogue I was thinking to place there but will do it tomorrow :)

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #350 on: October 24, 2017, 01:42:48 PM »
Nice looking stuff, Milos. :)

I have most, if not all, of the DAZ dragons. Dragon 3 is the best (looks, ease of use), but I would rank Sub-Dragon as number 2. Mil Dragon 2 is farther down the list (I still like it), but does have the distinct advantage of being the most widely supported dragon.

Personanlly, my favorite dragon is the one by my friends at Sixus1:
http://www.cgbytes.com/store/sku/53958_Dragonz-Bundle
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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #351 on: October 24, 2017, 06:12:54 PM »
Nice looking graphics, Milos. My favorite image above is the Elf with a castle in the background. I can see using that as an image for a conversation which also gives you a sense of location.
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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #352 on: October 28, 2017, 07:41:35 AM »
Thanks Nol, I hope I will make something it looks I might though it will be a hard fight :). Somehow I didn't saved zones that I worked beforeor I was working on previous version of my mod. Anyway I needed to map them all again and I have started to do step events with random event event and will need to make them better but for now there are three zones green, yellow and red with some events.

I am sorting my collection still I need half more of preview pictures it seems I have about 90 of them not all good but I am posting them here to be able to see them and to think maybe how to use them. Here they are what I have for now. I think I will upload new version of my mod tomorrow though there is not much new there I still need to do some better adventure parts.

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #353 on: October 29, 2017, 02:42:48 PM »
I have uploaded latest version, new is You can go to the north and fight small dragon :). I haven't done much but at least I have it up :) I have forgot to use smallest dragon it seems, but will try to fix that soon.

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #354 on: November 05, 2017, 03:56:13 PM »
Have not done much on the mod but I am preparing for it. Got PC+ membership at DAZ and most of the scenes for town. Now I will just have to play trough and I am hoping to make something till new year.

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #355 on: November 15, 2017, 07:38:37 AM »

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #356 on: November 15, 2017, 08:14:43 AM »
I have this one and still it waits for me to learn how to use it :) https://www.daz3d.com/modeling-in-hexagon-fantasy-tower

Btw I am out of sources till next month, but at least I have got PC+ membership for a year so I am good to work and got really a lot of nice things for PC+ members. Here is one picture I was working on lately trying to learn to use Layer shaders.

Also I have not been doing much lately as I mostly was trying to sort DS content. Got very nice skeleton called Second Sid here http://www.mortemvetus.com/freestuff.php?type=1&osCsid=lc36d3o0gtafru8f4711q8v4f8t8lbhu and was thinking to do some characters with him for this mod.

I was hoping that I will have something for this weekend or next one but I was mostly visiting doctors with my mom and needed to go to dentist to pull my teeths out. Got 3 need 1 or 2 more. Very painful after though everything went good.

Anyway I still need to download and install Mankus new walls and to update DC files to newest version, finish sorting my pictures for DC and give it a go. I hope I will do something for this or more likely for next weekend. My group gathered again and we played some Game of Thrones boardgame and will play some Ad&d tomorrow. After that I am returning to DC :)

Here is the picture where I finaly learned to use https://www.daz3d.com/layer-shader-for-daz-studio and added ivy to the walls, I did it for New Users Challenge at DAZ, something like tutorial thread. I wish there is something for VS studio here, I still need to watch those toturials and to learn what I can.
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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #357 on: November 16, 2017, 08:41:19 AM »
I tried to make a cleric sprites but somehow I went for other things, that is building like this one above. I am trying to collect and work things out so I can make graphics for my mod.

But beside that I also am having a little trouble with adventure ideas. I still need to upload my small pictures and yesterday I was thinking what to prepare for my Ad&d group and found my collection of unofficial Ad&d adventures that are mostly gone from net. I think I will need to look trough them to see if I can find something useful and try to make some short sidetreks and adventure. I will be playing with them today as a player but after that I will try to do something with DC.

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Re: Towers of Magic
« Reply #358 on: November 19, 2017, 04:50:11 PM »
I am a bit tired but I hope to continue tomorrow with my mod. Here is a pic that I did today and I hope that I will bring this 2 characters into the game soon. That is a priest and a skeleton.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 04:52:27 PM by Milos Gulan »

 

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