The UOF group has released the second part of their 3rd map pack. It takes the deathmatch maps and converts them to other game types (mainly Greed and Domination). Please visit the UOF or Epic thread for more information and download links. Here is a preview of the maps.
The recently released UOF DM Map Pack is part #1 and the UOF EG Map Pack will be part #2. The pack will include different game modes of the DM pack, hence the name “Extended Game play”. The pack is scheduled to be released on December 20th.
The UOF group has released the UOF DM Map pack for your UT 3 fragging fun. There is a thread at the UOF and Epic forums. Please download the map and let us know what you think. Hope you enjoy the maps.
MCampagnini has updated his script to version 1.41, which adds an export option to “that will toggle consistent normals”, which is the same as “recalculating normals” inside Blender. Visit his exporter page and download away.
Blender 2.61 is now available to download. You can see an overview of what’s been added, bug fixes and download. While the additional features might not be that useful for those of us who create assets for our maps, it’s usually a good idea to update. for those of you who create CG artwork strictly in Blender, some of the new features will really help, especially the Cycles render engine.
The final 2 maps have been added to the original UOF DM Map Pack post. The planned release date is still December 15th, 2011. Stay tuned for the final announcement.
Name: Unreal Old Friends DM Map Pack Website: UOF DM Map Pack Version: 1.0 Requirements: UT3 + Patch 2.1 + Titan Pack Planned release date: December 15th, 2011 Description: The UOF team pooled its efforts on the Death Match (DM) game type this time. You can expect various styles expressed in maps of all sizes. Inspiration has come from UT2004 and its predecessors while others draw further afield. These maps are the culmination of many months of intense work with a focus on custom content. We’re happy to share this work with the community on this our third map pack. We hope you enjoy our maps. Let the tournament begin! Game types: DM, TDM, Duel, Betrayal Wallpapers:
While replying to a thread in the Epic Forums, another forum member staid they used Blender and I though… “wouldn’t it be nice if we had a Blender/Unreal group so we can possibly help each other out a bit more?”. So I went ahead and created the group at the Epic forums. You can see the group’s page here. It will focus on creating content in Blender and bringing into an Unreal editor (UT 3/UDK/GOW/etc).
MCampagnini updated his ASE script to support vertex painting which can be used to paint colors directly on the mesh. These colors will be used by the UT 3/UDK editor to apply materials to. The result is similar to painting terrain. This is usually used for rocks, terrain, and caves. Check out his Epic thread here or visit his site here.
Blender 2.60 has been released today. You can download it here. Also, 2.59 has an add-on that increases the functionality of texture painting and Blender Cookie created a tutorial on it.