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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Hi Tom,

I like the detail, looks great.
But makes me think it's heavy on the polys :|

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Hehe take a guess how many. Also installing Gmax/tools tomorrow, will do those conversions for you :) Sorry it's taken so long, everything was on the backburner for a while...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:08 pm 
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tommyg wrote:
Hehe take a guess how many

I'm guessing around 5k to 6k.

Don't need to convert the Harris vents when you do them, I made a new batch in 3ds with less ploys :)
Also made them as a mesh attachment effect to reduce the amount of textures :)
Mick showed me how to map and render to texture in 3ds, but I'm still in the learning
as I'm only doing it on small poly stuff.

I'm also having difficulty with the KQ wagon,
mapping isn't easy for that model as it's about 1k polys of stuff,
for some reason uvUnwrap seems to keep resetting on me. T_T .

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Just over 6k, which wasn't that bad I thought, still a bunch of polys to remove though. Mapping is a pain in the rear end, but just stick with it, gets easier over time (its like a puzzle, working out what to put where).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:22 am 
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G'day Aaron,

When you say "UVunwrap keeps resetting on me", do you mean that you are 'losing' the alterations that you have just made to the wrapping and that the material reverts to how it was before you made the alterations? If that is the case, then must keep in mind that you need to collapse the stack immediately after each alteration/change to the mapping in order to "set them (the alterations) in stone", before continuing on with a different mapping. This is especially important when working with multi/sub-object materials...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:23 am 
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Jerker wrote:
G'day Aaron,

When you say "UVunwrap keeps resetting on me", do you mean that you are 'losing' the alterations that you have just made to the wrapping and that the material reverts to how it was before you made the alterations?

Jerker {:)}

Hi Garry,

Yeah, that is what I mean, I'll keep that is mind and see how it works,
When I did it on Gmax I just had each object with it's own texture and didn't need to keep collapse the stack.
I'm happy that I'm out of Gmax and working in 3ds, it's much better then having Gmax crash all the time when you right click and convert to editable mesh and loose hours of work.
Just need to get use to 3ds though :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Since know one seems to have guessed it correctly so far I'll put my hand up - VFTY/F/X Timber Flat Wagon (built 1979, no's 1-30). All of them subsequently became VQLX Container wagons in the early 90's. There were load restrictions on them too on the Orbost line (because of the trestles I beleive) and so they were seperated by one fixed wheel wagon (IT/GY) to even the weight out.

So I doubt you would have seen them on Freight Vic/Aus trains Tom (although I also stand corrected on it).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:53 pm 
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Hi James,

Yep, you are correct, it is a VFTY wagon, and you are also correct about the weight restrictions on the Orbost Line. They were never filled up completely either with timber because of this reason (not sure yet whether to do a version that is completely filled).

They had the same frame as the VFNX wagons, which were (the VFNX's) turned into the VFHX Log wagons we see with FA/PN today, so hence my reasoning for an easy conversion to a modern log wagon, but yes, in reality they were turned into container flats (might do them as well! :P)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:42 am 
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Thanks Tom. I knew it looked very familiar since I've been looking at kitbashing one or two of these in HO-scale.

Peter J Vincent site wrote:
"With the reduction of timber traffic, some wagons were placed on the standard gauge. They were coded VFTX and were conversions from VFTF/VFTY. The traffic was for pipes."

Have you given any thought to doing the VFTX variant that carried pipes (I have yet to see a photo of one such loaded wagon myself)?

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