5 years ago:
thanks for the constructive criticism guys
i didnt included normal maps for 2 reasons, i dont have the plugin installed and im too lazy to do so xD and also this way you can make the normal map yourself with the settings you prefer
about the trick for the soft edges like if it was baked
its exactly the black lines around the uvs, if you do a soft gradient from black to background color you can get a very nice effect, it needs a lot of tweaking till it gets good but it works as you can see on the previews
@Boba Fett, yes i can try upload something without static light
should i do a new release with it?
@Not a NarB, how do you think i could solve that?? by adding more grunge/dirt?
5 years ago:
The model is really great, i really like the texture but it would be better only dynamic lightning, so if you still have the psd i would recommend removing the highlights and uploading one without the static lightning so we can use the bump and spec better.
Also i would recommend generating a normal map from that bump, as users still don't know what the difference is for the source engine, they will use a bump map for a normal map, and will not get the right effect.
But yea texture is really nice done here, the color choose is also nice, i would go for black if i would use it, though on some areas imo a bit to cloudy, but thats not seen on the model it self :)
One thing the AO could better be baked on a white surface, to get a better shadow effect when you use it on multiply.
Great job on this release :)
i actually found a way to kind of emulate high poly baked normals with just photoshop :D
Can you show me how ? one thing i don't understand why the whole bump got strokes around the uv.