this is an opening to a post that I've made many times before. but never has been more true then now. so let me straight with you all as we move forward. then I'll tell you where I am right now there is some very good news and some very bad news so let's eat our veggies before we have our dessert.
My mothers sick. a form of MS (multiple sclerosis) and has been getting gradually worse. now it's at a stage where she cannot put off treatment and will have to endure aggessive chemo therapy to get rid of it. this means I will need to help her and despite my own disabilities I'll have to really work hard around the house. this means I'll be often out of touch with what's going on currently. and it means my modeling time is going to be very sparatic when I have time at all.
I know you all well enough to know that you aren't upset by this cause it's my mom and you understand. I won't push myself but I do have to do something to help me keep my mind and will strong in this coming time so modeling is one activity that does tend to even me out. so it'll be something I am doing cause I want to. not because I think I have to for you fans. but if I am going to work on anything it'll be this since mad max is one of my main passions. but not my only passion.
The Good News:
well there is a lot of good news over all outside of my personal life and sonly duties. we have a massive back catologue of mods that are pretty much done and ready to go save for rigging and skinning. we have someone awesome whom I have great faith in who will do both those tasks and has access to my best files for the mod. the crossbow isn't with them but honestly I need to figure out which weapon is best to replace in sa but again...that will be when it can be.
the person had the files and seems to be able to get them to open and import which is good cause I've worked hard to make them easy to use with any program that a skinner/rigger might use. going forward progress will likely be through this person till or if my personal issues pass.
Where I am at:
personally I won't get into where I am emotionally. and this isn't oprah so I'll leave off there.
I actually skipped a few projects and have been secretly going back to the thunderdome Airtruk because the body I made bugs me. there are a lot of issue with it and I just cannot leave it as is because it will dive me nuts. you all may not notice the issues with the body but I can and as an artists I don't want to put it out unless I am happy with it. our skinner/rigger has version 1 along with example textures to work with but honestly they may be better off when v2 comes about because I am putting more detail into her while not breaking the bank on poly.
but what started out as a simple body do over has turned into an almost full new build. but that's good cause there a lot of details I missed going into Version 1 that I can now incorprotate into the new model. this should look so pretty in sa and fly pretty too. and the stock air truck will get some love as well cause I don't want to just leave her hanging either.
part of why this has gotten my attention is that we have a lot of car mods,truck mods,big rig mods and even one helicopter mod in the form of the gyrocopter. but we really don't have a plane mod I am happy with which would mean that the total,in total conversion is not being met. and I want to meet it. the plane isn't ready for show yet but I'll tell you what's left. body,interrior,top wing set,bottom wing set,the back rudder housing and parts of the assembly. trust me when you see the renders you'll see that this was the right way to go when it's all said and done. might even render out a side by side labeling v1 and v2.
Lastly the plan is still in place to wait more for september for mad max the game to come up and wait for the mesh rips from the pc version. from there the silver interceptor will be crafted as well as a brand new interceptor from fury road as there are suttle differences in the fury road version as there are to our old road warrior version. plus as much as I love ganjicias donations to our mod. I really want to craft a scratch built interceptor of my own to try to up the quality of our mods just a little bit.
Mad max is my passion but with the new terminator film coming out I did make some new mods that I hope to get skinned and rigged as well. so if you guys could pass this bonus information around to your friends to see if people might also help me finish and release some mods of a different sort then that would do me a major solid cause I Love being the mad max guy of the GTA community but man I got me in me.
I have 1. cobra F.A.N.G. helicopter finished and ready for rigging and skinning. that's all she needs. refs will be provided with the 3d file.
1. terminator t-800 micro processor needs skinning and textureing I want to replace either the horseshoes or the clams in SA as a collectable. I have a couple other terminator meshes in the works as well as a few G.I. JOE 1980's models cause they can be quickly made all things considered. and in the coming years I have some big plans for terminator in general but I need others help to make these work in game. anyone who works for me gets full credit for all work done so please ask your buddies if they would like to help with a terminator.G.I.JOE 1980's mods could add a lot of new life to this old game. PM me if interested.
anyways I am very tired but I needed to take this time because I don't know when I'll around to post progress on my end. I hope the new skinner will post the mods as they are completed and this will show that this mod is not fully opperational but is far from dead. thank you all for the patience and the help and hopefully we can all rock and roll with this mod. as for me I'll do what I can to make it through this will be very trying but I have faith,such as it is, that things will ultimately come through on all fronts. till then my friends take care.