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    How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? Would anyone be willing to help me with an idea as I have no idea on modeling etc.

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    As far as I am aware, as long as someone is capable of Modeling and importing into TF2, it's really not that hard. But those two things are fairly difficult.
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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    The importing into TF2 part of it is NEVER easy, but I can do it (although I've only ever had success with static meshes). As a modeller, I would certainly be willing to help out, but my schedule is choc-full for the next few weeks as I'm at the arse end of a degree and have a backlog of other projects I've been putting off.
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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    www.blender.org : best free 3d modeling tool

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    Download blender. Start modelling. Post problems here. Get help. Complete prototype. Feel satisfied. Win. Dreams realised - skills learned Everything is easy if you put the time in
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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    Download blender. Start modelling. Post problems here. Get help. Complete prototype. Feel satisfied. Win. Dreams realised - skills learned Everything is easy if you put the time in
    More like everything is possible. I'm still not sure I'd call modeling easy. XD

    The extent of my modeling was in Lightwave in Middle School when I was about 15 years old. I remember making this silly animation of a brown paper bag dancing for my film crew's production tag. I can't remember our exact name, but it was something like "In The Bag Productions." I wish I could find it somewhere.

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    I'm certain you wouldn't call modelling easy. You've not put enough time into it

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    I'm certain you wouldn't call modelling easy. You've not put enough time into it

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    If you're really going into modelling stuff for TF2, Polycount forum is a great place to ask for anything - http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69164
    There are also some tutorials there (for example very helpful texturing advice from Swizzle). You can surely get some professional crits/advice there. However, I highly doubt you'd find someone eager to model something for you - I'm regularly checking the thread I linked to, and shout-outs like "I got an idea, who wants to model it?" are often ignored Not always, but you know, most of the people capable of modelling anything good are already quite busy, having more ideas than they can process.

    Also... Unfortunately I don't see too many "well known" modellers (whose items got into game or at least they got high notes in Workshop) on Playstuff servers, if I remember correctly I have seen Ritz a few times (Pyromancer's Mask author) but I've recently seen some nice item done by some modeller and theharribokid - and I guess theharribokid was mainly the "concept side" of that team. You might want to contact him as he's got an account here, on Playstuff... http://playstuff.net/member.php/249-theharribokid
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    Kids + full time employment mean that if you want to learn a skill like this then you have to be prepared to sink all of your free time into it for months. I'm not saying it's not possible mind, only that it's hard.

    I've been wanting to learn modelling for years but I've literally only scratched the surface as I simply can't find the time to learn it properly.

    This is why I bug Equi to model stuff. :3
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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    I think the idea itself is very good, its just whether it can get put into the game. Tbh I know I don't have the skills to do it myself and I feel the idea needs someone with more experiance to help out, Equi has shown alot of interest so hopefully we can get soemthing going with it I will share it more openly on the forum at a later date as I dont know what exactly to do with the item just yet. I suppose if we can get a working model of it put together we could then try and push valve to include it at some point or at least consider/review it.

    PS: If anyone wants a brief of the idea pm me. I dont mind sharing witht he community just more worried another community etc get hold of it and decide to push it.

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    Re: How easy is it to make an item for TF2 ? I had an idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by almightybob View Post
    Cheers, breifly read it through and now gives a me a clear sense of what needs to be done and in what order. Hopefully this idea may just become a reality.

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