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Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by S4G4N, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. S4G4N

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the positive comments. If you look at the reviews many state that it was at launch even way under priced.
    It is a very strong modular package that plays well with modular building tools or even with the editor Vertex Snapping that can be seen at 1:00


    The modular system used is simple yet very powerful. With the many wall textures and a few roof types available you can end up with endless building designs at you fingertips. More then 80 Included in the package and more then 280 downloadable FREE BLUEPRINTS.

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  2. S4G4N

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    Hey everyone,

    Here are some more parts

    Walls that can be used as if falling apart or as if under construction with missing ones as well as loose piles of poles to still be used as part of the wall


    Damaged as when there are battles now or some time back showing where walls damaged and breached


    Some cool temp barrier spiky parts or just cool moat obstacles


    Cheers
    Cobus
     
  3. Whippets

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    Awesome work Cobus!
     
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  4. S4G4N

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    OK, the last of the stuff for this update is inside Unity

    Windmill "fans" x 2
    Waterwheel "turbines" x 4

    All exported with pivots in the right place for you to grab and add to any appropriate place and spin up






    Just doing a few simple demo scenes that shows Fort walls parts in use and then just basic axamples of these, then you can have it to play.

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  5. S4G4N

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    Hi Everyone

    The Latest FREE Update is LIVE !!!
    for the Village Exteriors Kit

    v1.2.2f FREE Update
    Wooden Fort type walls and other assets
    ( Most can be found at Assets\3DForge\FantasyExteriors\Village & Towns\Prefabs\CastleCathedral\Fort )
    - Completed wooden walls of several lengths
    - Wooden walls in different states of being complete in several different lengths
    - Broken wooden walls of several different lengths
    - Wooden piles of the same poles
    - Larger poles to serve as corner/join posts
    - Different sizes re-enforced wooden gates for village entrances
    - Wooden spikes of different lengths for
    . Temp barriers
    . Wall outsides
    . Moats obstacles against intruders
    - 4 x different Water Wheels with different levels of details
    . Pivot and shaft exported so that can add to any building
    - 2 x different sized Windmill blades
    . Pivot and shaft exported so that can add to any building
    - Demo scene to show example usage

    ** The round enterable towers small gaps error has also been corrected

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  6. camta005

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    Very nice work Cobus :)

    Are there any plans for low-medium height stone walls for villages. Here's an example from Shroud of the Avatar:
    shroudoftheavatar_3.jpg
     
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  7. S4G4N

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    Not right at this moment, but I can look into that when doing future updates ;)
    I could use the current castle texture and those rounded arch parts and make segments and pillars that are modular similar to what is in the image.
    For the top/caps, those nice shaped stones that are on the stair cased edges and some of the parapets can be used...
    Let me look at that, means I already have the geometry :):):)
     
  8. camta005

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    That would be great. I have just noticed when putting my smaller villages together with the kit that they could use some classic medieval style low stone walls. Thanks for considering it.
     
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  9. Olander

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    Love the new updates. Still can hardly believe he just keep giving this great stuff as free updates. Unreal. :):cool:
     
  10. TeagansDad

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    You mean Unity.

    :p
     
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  11. S4G4N

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    Thanks for the compliments, but you know me by now :);)
     
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  12. virror

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    Wow, unexpected awesome update, yay : D
    Is there any possibility to add some cloth or something to the windmills? i think the wind will have some serious trouble catching on to those blades with all the holes in them : )
    They do look great though!
     
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  13. S4G4N

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    Hi,
    Glad you like the update ;)

    I just made what I could with the geometry I already had, will see on a future update when a new texture sheet is introduced to make space for that, like the marketing one where stalls and such will get cloth.
    I am just quickly finishing and adding low walls like @camta005 requested as well as 4 types of modular sidewalk curbs, just some basic parts that will add loads more to what you can do.

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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    Hey @camta005
    First Pics of what you requested.

    What is coming soon
    0,5m , 1,0m & 1,5m tall simple modular walls with several pillars and some cool curved walls to give you lots of low wall build options.



    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  15. camta005

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    Awesome, thanks Cobus :)
     
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  16. smada-luap

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    These free updates are nice, and everyone benefits, but whatever updates you do in the future I would certainly suggest increasing the price on the store - even if it's only by a few dollars - just to compensate you for all the updates you've worked on since the initial release.
     
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  17. virror

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    I totally agree, the current price is just ridiculously low : )
     
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  18. Shawn67

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    To be honest, I think it has been too low since the first release considering everything that was initially there. Every release afterwards has increased the value even more. So I also jump on the bandwagon agreeing about the suggestion. Start bumping the price a little with each new release. You are putting a ton of time and effort into all thee free updates. I think it has been over a year since you put Exteriors Kit on the Asset Store and haven't added anything but free updates since. Start bumping the price or at the very least, take a break from the freebies long enough to put at least one paid pack out in between updates. We love free stuff but also understand how important it is for you to keep your family fed.. :p

    Keep up the awesome work!
     
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  19. S4G4N

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    Thanks everyone for the support and the positive feedback and remarks:):);)
    It is really nice to get such feedback.

    I will look at an increased price suggestions, just getting these last few items of my plate now then back onto all
    BRAND NEW stuff

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  20. Whippets

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    NEW stuff!!!
     
  21. Olander

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    *Kneels at the line looking left and right at the purchasing competition....the long look down at several 3DForge tapes stretched across for us all to race to pressing Buy Buy Buy on the way by each*
     
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  22. S4G4N

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    Some small village bridges

    some small village bridges coming

    - Single width
    - Double width
    - Top surface separate material
    > Drag and drop any tilable material
    > Can match terrain







    Cheers
    Cobus
     
  23. camta005

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    Nice! I needed bridges like these for my project and here they are. Thanks Cobus :)
     
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  24. S4G4N

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    Hi everyone,

    Just adding some small items tonight then I upload Village Exteriors Kit Next FREE Update
    Here are the basic modular Curb Stones







    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  25. futurewavecs

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    Awesome update... the wooden stockade style walls and the curbs are both things I had been wanting for some time. Bravo. Thanks.
     
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  26. S4G4N

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    Hey Everyone,

    The latest Update for the Village Exteriors Kit is Live and available to download
    Please do STAR rate and maybe review if you have not yet :)

    Come show some pictures of what you have used the package for :)

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  27. smada-luap

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    My fence builder should work well with those fort defences. Must remember to give it a try the next time I'm in the mood to use Unity :D
     
  28. virror

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    Looks awesome as usual!
     
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  29. docsavage

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    Not visited in a few weeks and he adds all these top extras!!!!! Love these waterwheels and windmills.
     
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  30. docsavage

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    Actually one of the best fence builders available anywhere. Great tool!!!!
     
  31. docsavage

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    Even if there's no price increase it may be worth considering doing any future updates as extra paid packs. Eg Village exteriors volume 2 etc Same format but with different textures etc but that are cross compatible with the other volumes.

    Just a thought
     
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  32. S4G4N

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    Maybe it is a sign, for I had another good friend/user request/suggest the same :)
     
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    The free updates are much appreciated and one of the selling points because people know they get more than their moneys worth. But don't forget - "A labourer is worth his wages"

    :)
     
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  34. S4G4N

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    Hi everyone,

    In the last few days I had chats with several people that like the vertex snapping trick was delighted when I shared something else I stumbled upon by accident a while back., It makes seeing what you working with and navigation a million times faster.
    Thumbnails in the editor, I mean LOTS of thumbnails, not just the one preview one.
    This is how to get them, with a few clicks.

    1. These silly, not helpful blue boxes after importing a package.
    2. You can just choose one small directory, but can just as well click on main Prefabs directory
    3. Reimport. It takes way less time then original since it leaves the mesh and texture data alone.
    4. Now you can see lovely little thumbnails without having to click on them one at a time.



    Share the knowledge :);)

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  35. S4G4N

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    Hey everyone,

    I was contacted by the Messy Coder after he did a video review of the Village Interiors Kit
    I think he does great reviews and would recommend subscribing to his channel and check his other videos out.
    If you don't own it yet, now is the right time to grab it


    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  36. S4G4N

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    Hi everyone,

    Through chats with a user that had some questions I just realized something awesome.
    All of you that also own the Village Interiors Kit, you just got MANY more options for the building exteriors.
    You know those more then 13 wall texture sets that is inside the Village Interiors Kit.
    Well, they the same size and shape as the 6 wall prefab sets that the Village Exteriors Kit comes with.
    Here are the basic log cabin walls set (Set05) that I did a quick test with.
    I took CountryHouse02, swapped the walls, dragged some windows in, and then added different tries and roofs
    Also added the interiors walls by just flipping them over.

    Basically, so many more wall options has just become available.
    I will update with some windows with frames and door frames to add where needed



    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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  39. S4G4N

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    Great to see more users that could make use of this opportunity to expand on their assets :)
     
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  40. S4G4N

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    Hi everyone,

    I though I posted this image, but I for some reason can not find where.
    I might be thinking of my Twitter activity.
    It is just such a lovely creative way of one of the users that have created something different then what it was intended for.
    They used the Stables building and then some of the many basket, wine rack props, tables & shelves from the Village Interiors Kit & the Village Exteriors Kit some more, boxes, crates and barrels to create a very authentic looking market stalls. Add some more poles and some of the lovely canopies and you can have a HUGE selection already.



    Please come share anything cool that you would like to show of to all the other users.

    Cheers
    Cobus
     
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    @S4G4N - I've got a request for you...

    I've been using the Catacombs vaulted ceilings in some castle/temple interiors, as I find them more flexible than the Cathedral vaulted ceilings. I think that the Catacomb barrel vaults really help convey the feel of being in the Great Hall of a castle (as compared to just having a flat ceiling). Would it be possible to get some modular exterior roof pieces that fit to the outside of these, similar to the "CathRoof" pieces in the Exterior Kit (Castles expansion)?

    Don't let it distract you from working on NEW model packs that give longtime customers something to pay for again. :) But if you have the time and it's not too much trouble, it would be a great addition to the Castles expansion.
     
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  42. S4G4N

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    I will go and have a look at this when I open that package again and then give you feedback :)
     
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    Any chance we will see matching grinding wheels to the interior for those windmill/water wheels? : D
     
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    Happy Days for all those potential new customers. They missing out if they don't snatch this offer up.
     
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  46. TheMessyCoder

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    Hi, I just made a review of this kit. Hope you guys find it helpful



    Village Exteriors Kit from 3D Forge (on Sale 50% off)



    I also have a review of the Inteior Kit here:

     
  47. S4G4N

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    Thanks Messy Coder for posting and for doing two GREAT reviews ;)
     
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  48. TimeRef-Medieval

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    Cobus:

    It's been months since I did much with Unity as I've been redesigning my website, but that's almost done so I've restarted working on reconstructing Skenfrith Castle, Wales. Here's a screen shot. Maybe not totally accurate but you never know. The plan is to create the three castles - Skenfrith Castle, Grosmont Castle and White Castle. These are very close to each other and known as the 'Three Castles' built to keep the Welsh under control after the Norman Conquest.

    skenfrith4.jpg

    Any plans to do Norman-style round-headed windows?

    Untitled-4.jpg

    Mark
     
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  49. S4G4N

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    The first of several packages from a good friend that just published his first package
    Go grab your Mouse Manager now.
     
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  50. S4G4N

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    Have a look at this great looking new river tool I just saw being released with a BIG launch discount
    River Auto Material

     
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