Some of you will be aware that there is a jump mapping contest going on at the moment, the urtjumpers site is alive with chat about it.
As I've entered as a non-competing entrant I've decided to post my progress here on the CMM forum for those who dont visit the urtjumpers site (you should, they dont bite).
Anyway, contest began sometime early Thursday 19th when the theme of the competition was announced as MOVIES
I chose Pirates of the Carribean which I regretted initially, wish I'd been able to have Star Wars.
I started out building assets I thought I'd need, I made a spawn block
As this is my theme :
I started to make as many models as I could think of
I've also made barrels, laterns, ropes and a small sandy island. I still need to make 20 more models for decoration and I'll make these over the next 5 weeks.
I've raided Raynes texture pack for textures and have started looking for wood and plank textures. By the end of the first day I'd completed a spawnroom and had tested it with 32 bots.
Day 2 I went quiet and constructed the basic layout of the first jump, made a few more models (gold coins, more rope) and started to build a second jump.
I added fancy water and made a normal map for my barrel model, I intend to pack all models I make after the contest and add them for download.
So - just to totally depress anyone else who has entered, here's my progress after 2 days. Don't worry, I'm not in it to win it.
This morning I added a few ropes to the spawn room.