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User avatar   Uber Modder Uber ModderMember since: 15.02.2008, 14:13Posts: 2735Location: Greece Likes: 5
 

 Post Topic: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V3.0 - 11/2/2012]
PostPosted 22.08.2011, 22:16 
Introduction:
Hello community!
I proudly present you the new Lightbox CE3 level, especially created and optimised for CryEngine 3 Crysis 2 Editor AND FREE SDK CryEngine 3 Sandbox Editor!

In this level, you can place and render in real time the models you have created and get a professional looking render result.

The lightbox is created according to professional lighting mechanism, using the 3-point lighting system as well as more various enhancements, in order to get the best out of your model!

New in version 3.0:
• Now supports FREE SDK CryEngine 3 Sandbox Editor!
• Greenscreen Box for screenshots with easily removed green background.
• New ingame Helper for instant instructions.

General Information:
Level: Lightbox CE3
Level Type: Model presentation
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Version: 3.0
Release Date: 11/2/2012

Download link:
Both Versions of Lightbox CE3

Features:
• For use in CryEngine 3 Sandbox Editor. Two versions included. One for Free SDK and one for Crysis 2 Editor
• Includes 3 difrent lightbox setups. For all small (weapons), medium (characters) and big (vehicles) models.
• Ideal 3 point lighting system, especially designed for model presentation.
• Fully customisable lights.
• Cameras included for taking pictures of the models.
• Trackview - 360 spin animation for turntable videos.
• NEW: GreenScreen - capture your assets in front of a green screen for easy background removal.
• Optional CryEngine 3 logo.
• Included helpers in case of difficulties.

Tips:
• When you have set up your scene and you are ready to take a screenshot,
close the rollup bar and leave only the console open so that you can write the commands.
This way you get a wide screen pic.
• Make sure all settings are maxed out for best quality.
• Do not scale or alter settings and positions of objects.
• Save the final pictures in *.png format. Jpg causes artifacts and decreases quality.
• Some objects are frozen to avoid moving them by mistake. F: Freeze, Ctrl+F: Unfreeze
• Read the ingame ReadMe panel for more info.

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Author: Geo Piskas
E-mail: geopiskas@hotmail.com
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Video:


Examples:
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Ingame Helper

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Large LightBox

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[NEW] GreenScreen

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Small Lightbox

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Level Layout



User avatar   Has no life Has no lifeMember since: 27.12.2007, 01:50Posts: 6478Location: Nottingham Likes: 4
 

 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 22.08.2011, 22:18 
Was awesome in CE2 and now CE3 :) I'm glad you ported this because I was going to have to make my own next week lol. Thanks for this, is a great asset for model renders.
User avatar   Trained Modder Trained ModderMember since: 26.01.2011, 20:00Posts: 254Location: Croatia Likes: 9
 

 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 23.08.2011, 07:49 
Thank you!!!
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 23.08.2011, 08:46 
Nice to see this "map" added for CE3, it was great in CE2 but the cubemaps really make the weapons look like they're rendered in an actual 3D visualization package! :)
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 26.08.2011, 23:53 
Thanks! I really appreciate your comments!

Would you guys like the 360 turntable animation avaliable in the Lightbox CE3 too, just like old one?
Did any of you use it? :P


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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 27.08.2011, 01:44 
Personally didn't use it but I am sure there are some people who would appreciate it included again :)
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.0 - 22/8/20
PostPosted 26.09.2011, 13:56 
Hey guys, I just uploaded a new version of the Lightbox CE3!
Version: 2.1
Release Date: 26/9/2011
Download link can be found in the first post.

NEW FEAURE: Trackview - 360 spin animation for turntable videos.


Video:


  Experienced Modder Experienced ModderMember since: 16.03.2011, 05:55Posts: 528Location: Utah, USA Likes: 29
 

 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 08.10.2011, 22:48 
That is Awesome cannot wait to use it :)
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 21.10.2011, 18:30 
Awesome, any idea on a release ETA for the free SDK ? or does that depend on certain restrictions of the SDK that you can't bypass at the moment?
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 24.10.2011, 16:00 
Thanks guys! :)

I will release it for the Free SDK as soon as the project database allows us to share files to the public :)
Stay tuned!

Also, in case anyone got suggestions and/or feedback, I would really appreciate it if you posted it here!

EDIT: Lightbox CE3 has been added to Project DataBase.
project_db.php?action=project_profile&team_id=219&project_id=223


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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 24.10.2011, 18:04 
Very nice! :D Thank you for sharing!
User avatar   Beginner BeginnerMember since: 23.06.2008, 16:15Posts: 94Location: Home, France Likes: 0
 

 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 25.10.2011, 00:01 
Hi, and thank you for sharing. I have a problem though (not on your end, but I think you might be able to help me) when I do the e_Screenshot command, the image is 'cut' into multiples squares (as if the debug option 'overlapping areas' was enabled) and if there's one object closely looked at, it repeats itself..
I don't know if anyone can understand what I mean, but to say it short : screenshots look very bad.
if someone can help, please..
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 25.10.2011, 00:20 
Try using "r_getscreenshot 1" or PrtScn and cut in an image editing program! :)

Please let me know if r_getscreenshot 1 worked for you.


User avatar   Beginner BeginnerMember since: 23.06.2008, 16:15Posts: 94Location: Home, France Likes: 0
 

 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 25.10.2011, 01:00 
thanks for the answer. I actually tried the r_getscreenshot 1 but I can't find where the images are saved (not in the same 'Screenshot' directory anyway..).
Yeah, I was just hoping for some better quality than the old prtscn/paste way :puppy:

EDIT: Okay, my bad, just found out where it was saved (actually, it was written in the console..) so that should do it, well, I hope anyway. thanks for the help!
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 Post Topic: Re: Lightbox CE3 - Model Presentation Studio [V2.1 - 26/9/20
PostPosted 25.10.2011, 20:26 
Oh sorry for not mentioning that!

For the rest of you to know, screenshots are saved at the following location.
C:\Users\*you*\Saved Games\Crysis2\ScreenShots