View Full Version : Low poly help needed

02-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Hi everybody
Can anybody help me with a few tips? A game company asked
me to do a test scene for an upcoming new game on Nintendo DS.
Until monday.
I work with Lightwave for a couple of years now, and have some experience
in 3DS Max and MODO. But i never developed something for
that platform. It has to be a character with a walk loop.
Does anybody know, where i can find information how to do that
or even better, a sample character, textured and rigged.

Your help would be great!

02-20-2009, 01:26 PM
didn't they give you any guidelines about poly counts and texture size (and boune counts if skeletal animation is done)? When those are known I would assume it would be pretty straight forward to make the character as "usual".

I'm afraid I can't help about DS specifics, I haven't done anything with portables. A quick net search came up with this http://www.maxforums.org/thread.aspx?tid=533675&lp=true , maybe it helps.

02-20-2009, 01:40 PM
They gave some specs:
Around 800 triangles
25 > 30 bones
Textures (max 64*64 pixels, 24 bits)
A vertex can only be influenced by a maximum of 2 bones

what I found out is that is pretty normal for a character on
DS. But whats this "vertex influence" ?

02-20-2009, 01:43 PM
it means a vertex is not allowed to be affected (have weighting) by more than 2 bones.