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Offline Wesp5

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A little model help needed!
« on: August 17, 2010, 09:38:14 AM »
Although this would actually be a fix rather than a mod, I thought I'd ask here where our best modders are around ;). StockholmSyndrome pointed me to a bug in Flynn's (the SinBin guy) model which you can see here: http://img130.imageshack.us/i/vampire2010080815071438.jpg/ Maybe one of you could change his cheek so that his eye doesn't look through and upload the fixed model so I could include it into the next unofficial patch. That would be cool!

Offline BloodThirstyVamp

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Re: A little model help needed!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 03:02:06 PM »
Although this would actually be a fix rather than a mod, I thought I'd ask here where our best modders are around ;). StockholmSyndrome pointed me to a bug in Flynn's (the SinBin guy) model which you can see here: ... Maybe one of you could change his cheek so that his eye doesn't look through and upload the fixed model so I could include it into the next unofficial patch. That would be cool!
It is not a bug.  The artifact is not present in the default ragdoll pose.  The issue is not unique to this model.  It occurs in other models.  It is caused by the flex animation system.  When that particular area is flexed too much, you get stretched triangles with holes. There are no uv coordinates for the holes that line up with the texture.  Troika compressed each flex which is represented by a four byte float into one byte.  They sacrificed accuracy for space.

The only way to fix this problem is to decompile the model, redo each flex, adjust the limit of the flex and then recompile.  Since they did not provide any tools, this problem will not be fixed until someone reverse engineers all the tools.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 03:07:58 PM by BloodThirstyVamp »

Offline Zer0Morph

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Re: A little model help needed!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 04:02:21 PM »
I just always thought Flynn had dirty eye warts, I didn't realize it was a glitch.

Offline Drathian

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Re: A little model help needed!
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 07:18:29 PM »
Wow its nearing 2011 and we still haven't decompiled the model format.   They didn't encrypt heavily did they, i'm surpised nobody tackled this yet.