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It has always been difficult to get decent models for quake 1. So a thread where people can get advice on making models and post a work-in-progress for critiques is long overdue.

Any requests for models may well get met with silence. Specific requests will likely stand a better chance; "I'd really like a knight but carrying a shield" might be better received than "we need a mdler to join our mod remaking counter-strike for darkplaces".
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Gamma 1 
...for me. Open Quake's Start map (start.bsp) and compare your map to it's lighting. That's how I tell id things are too dark. 
interesting thing... me too comparison my map with enter map and other originals q1 maps 
gamma 0.75
Uh, why? Gamma is not something you want to mess with as a mapper: your map will look good to you but too bright to everybody else. 
because i like gamma 0.75, but you not answer for deal. 
im try to avoid make too-dark map. In real option my map is bright! 
what about xld - this is bright map (like im understand)? 
If you want to use Dwere's models you just replace them in your AD progs directory. 
no no, Berzerk, sorry i mean a map Xlarve's dream.
It is too bright - guys - who played? 
Thanks for confirming that it is possible to just replace the files. Managed to replace those that I wanted. :) 
I've made a tool to convert two quake models into a single model.
This tool works where, for example qME does not, due to correctly supporting the texture coordinates for models that do or do not have backfacing triangles with onseam vertices.

Please read the enclosed readme.txt

I'd be interested in any feedback!g2w1kaRb!V2KX1gsn7vrVzT3eqxXE6WYlmr_Ha8kJyGs4wya51X8 
You fucking stud. Nice work. I'm not a modeler but new tools are always welcome. Cheers. 
Modelmerge Tool 
Hi c0burn, been playing with your tool and it looks really promising. Few things I've noticed from a quick look at the source and a play with it:

If you run a merge where model1 is small and model2 is large, the second model doesn't merge in all that well. See for example

modelmerge.exe g_plasma.mdl player_capnbubs.mdl

I think that your code to translate the model2's coordinates into model1's space misbehaves. Possibly only in the case when the second model is larger than the first, not sure about other cases. In generally I think there aren't any "really good" ways to tackle this problem, only "less bad" ones.

Is there a reason why you chose to extend the skins horizontally rather than vertically? I'm sure it would be a lot easier to cope with front/back splits when stacking vertically - if the skins are the same width it's practical free regardless of the model's UVmapping type. I have a feeling I know why QMe chose to do it that way, and I'm wondering if that's your concern too.

Have you considered an "overlay skins" option for the tool? The case I'm imagining is where you might want to clone an object but have the same skinmap for both copies. For example, making a multi-strand vine model with four copies of the geometry but one skin, by inputting the same model twice on the command line.

I have some ultra nasty UV tricks up my sleeve that probably thwart most attempts to merge models, but I'll spare you those. For now. 
Isn't the reason to extend horizontally for skins that there's a height limit but not a width limit for mdl skins? (or has everyone been talking about the 480 height limit with the implicit understanding that it's the same for width?? D: have i been living a lie?!) 
Thank you for the feedback.

I can't remember now why I solely did it horizontally. Skin height limitations was a concern certainly, but there was something else as well. Some extension horizontally is unavoidable, as internally the engine will move onseam backface verts += skinwidth / 0.5. So you need to fudge it so both models behave.

This thing was coded at 2am on a weekend so some details of my choices are fuzzy. :)

I need to revisit the coordinate code so it's less of a fudge. It certainly only works correctly at the moment if model2 is "smaller" than model1. 
all animation data (frames) from input2.mdl are discarded apart from the first frame

Too bad there isn't any model merging tool that preserves the frames of the imported model. Back when I did modelling, this is something that could have saved lots of hours of work.

Something simple like "if both models have the same number of frames, merge each frame individually" could work. 
Missing VCRUNTIME140.dll 
I tried to use the programm, but I got the VCRUNTIME140.dll error.
I liked to see how it would work with some earlier models I had construckted from Q3 models.
(and the hazard ways I had to make the top, midle and leg parts together)

It must be a VisualBasicStudio update I don't have.
After downloading the dll I ended up in obscure sites with the warning the dll alone won't be enough. 
Install the Visual Studio Redistibutable from here: 
You might need the 2017 one actually, that's here: 
That worked. Thing is that the two models from Q3 have one lower part with all animations, and the head which is static.
So I could also import the head in Qmle aside the animated lower part to get the same result.

I remember having a lot of work to make the head also animated, but in Q3 the parts were scattered from eachother, ie lots of moving lower parts and a few head animations. I wonder how this tool would work around with that.

No offend from me, it's a handy tool, thanks for that!
Modelling for Quake 1 stays a delicate work. 
Mid-Poly Ogre By Chillo 
Osjclatchford found a fully animated, ready to use mid-poly Ogre by Chillo. Really nice work and surely worth a look. It is quite faithful and shows how much love from Chillo went into it. It comes with 2 skins for Quake and Rogue.


I recorded a small comparism video clip with Chillos Ogre and original Ogre side by side:

Chillo´s link and Download: 
Amazing model, but oh god that vertex swimming. Would it be worth spanking off an md3 version for use in DP, FTE and QSS? 
Hang On 
This guy did versions of all the Q1 monsters, or most of them, didn't he... 
So Yeah 
Yep, Thats Him. 
The linked ogre really suffers from vertex swimming. That was his first Quake monster model.

After that he worked on other Quake monsters and greatly improved the vertex swimming for them. He even made a complete rework of the linked Ogre. That one has a much better vertex behaviour, but he gave him protruding ears which in my opinion does not fit so well. The new ogre is included inside his Quake model compilation pack v1.6 if you want to test it.
All his monsters are included in the compilation 1.6 so far, except chton. He just released him some days ago in a seperate download. All links can be found in his twitter page.

Chillo is a really passionate modeller with the right sense for low poly Quake models. I like his work and am happy he does it faithfully with just a little bit of personal touch :) 
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