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Thread: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

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    Default [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    My bit Hello there fellow Citizens, itís me again.. I have to say, 2020 has been a naughty year for many, and it was also the year I dedicated most time to promote people in the Curia for both Citizenship and Large Awards.. is that a coincidence?

    Silly jokes aside, Iím here today to present you a relatively new member of this community, phazer who has imposed himself to the attention of his fellow modders because of his very good modding tools. Since Iím not a modder myself and because of the facts that a modding tool does not have the immediate visibility of a, say, overhaul mod, for once instead of posting the recommendation letters at the end of the application, Iíll integrate them to my bit to better illustrate his modding contributions.

    Letís start with when I first noticed him: it was during 2018 modding awards, that he was voted as the second best (ex aequo) new modder.

    There arenít many new modders, especially for the new titles, so this in itself Itís a merit he has.. to further add to this he was voted during 2019 edition as the ďFavorite Tool & Resource maker for Warscape EngineĒ

    And this is certainly a big achievement and recognition he already got from the community (once again, Iím not a modder, but I know that a lot of people has complained about the lack of tools for Warscape engine, and his works at the least partly fill the gap). His main contribution is in the 3D modeling, which is a rather big field to work at.. while I was asking Gigís opinion on phazerís works, thatís what he told me..
    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantus
    I am not very versed with 3D stuff but anyone that works on a tool over that length of time is an automatic artifex for me.
    I mean, we can assume that Gig knows what heís talking about when it comes to modding, canít we?

    However, during the same 2019 Modding Awards edition he has been chosen by the Committee as one of the 3 favorite modders for that year;

    Since Steph was the one who proposed him, Iíll use his words
    Quote Originally Posted by Steph
    I have been following more closely phazer's work recently. He is more active on Discord, which allow more interactive exchanges during the development of his tools, but he is also active here, where he posts updated of this progress for the major milestones, and also TWC is where the "public" versions can be found.
    I've seen a lot of progress in the tools, with clearly a lot of work, skills and passion behind. The tool is not finished, but it's because phazer is expanded it regularly, taking into account new demands from the community, not because it's left in a draft stage.
    As it is now, it is already usable, and very impressive; it can display an animate units directly from the game files, with a selection of different parts, and with a final rendering very close from the game. We are very close from an "army painter" requested by many on CA official forum, although sadly for them, it will remains as a powerful editor for mods, and not integrated inside the game... But that would require a lot of changes by CA and is unlikely to happen.
    I'm sure phazer still has a lot of ideas in his to-do list, his own or from the community, and his tools should only get better, with more cool features coming.
    And beside his technical achievement, I also like phazer's view about the community, sharing ideas, suggestions, and making a tool to help the others as much as possible. He clearly does this because he greatly enjoy the challenge, but in a spirit of service to the community that I appreciate.
    I echo the comment about him showing a spirit of service to the community, which is what made me actually think at first that I could sponsor him.
    As Iím here, Iíll also report Mr. Joxís and Frodo45127ís words about phazerís work

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jox
    Greetings,
    You might or might not remember me, I was in charge of pushing the modding boundaries of newest total war games, that includes export of the models and animations from game format to raw format, I also established a pipeline to add new fully working custom buildings to the game and now Iím working hard on making a campaign map modding possible.
    phazer is a really dedicated guy to the total war series and he wants to follow the exact same path, to push modding capabilities in newer games even further.
    He proved it with his great tool to add animations back in game and greatly improved overall process of getting files out of the game. This is already enough to be a recognized artifex
    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo45127
    Apart of being a modder with a few years of experience, phazers quite a seasoned tool maker, having done over the last year a quite good tool to finally edit rigidmodels (RMEditor), something that was specially a pain to do before, and could potentially cost a few bucks due to the only alternative being a paid one. Despite only being in the works for a year or so, his work was quite consistent, and it looks like it will continue to be like that in the near future, with some new big features he's preparing. So, judging by that, I recommend him for the status/rank of Artifex.


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    Hello

    My(nick)name is phazer. I am a programmer (and modder) who have specialized in making graphical modding tool specifically for TW games. My guiding principle is that I write code that makes modding morea ccessible to artists (and others), as I believe that this will lead to to better mods.
    If the artists are freed from the really tedious stuff they can focus all their energy on creating the actual art (models, animations, textures....)
    I am very dedicated to this hobby, and I will only stop when there is nothing left to improve, or if the ďrestĒ is literally impossible (as many thought custom animations were).
    I believe that I am worthy of this honour, being accepted as artifex, as my software has changed the way modding is done in certain fields(custom model import, texture editing, etc.) and furthermore, my software has opened up completely new avenues of TW modding (easy import of custom animations / easier import of custom model).

    At the top there are the newest versions of my 2 tools
    1: RMEditor Main Thread: (11,656 views) : https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...W-BETTER-VIDEO
    2: MicroDDS Main Thread: (2,511 views): https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...ts-TGA-UPDATED!

    Here are the main mods, the short list, I have quite a few more, minor ones, but those are the main ones:

    HD Cities, All City Types, Rome2
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4378

    HD Barbarian Cities, very different from the type included in the above mod, they can be used together, so this one replaces the "normal" barbarian cities
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4409

    HD Shield Pattern Mod, I redrew the Rome2 Vanilla shield patterns in a much higher resolution, for legionaries
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4430

    Better Gladius 3 HD 2K, high resolution retexture of rome2 standard gladius

    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4380

    Better Gladius 4 Rome 2, high resolution retexture of rome2 standard gladius

    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4389

    DeI Campaign Camera SubMod:
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/down...o=file&id=4441

    Also, TWC is the only message board / site I have ever used for my tools and mods, of course there are steam+discord, other ways for people to interact, but nowhere else it is a complete, contained community, with events, messages, resources, downloadable content and a dedicated and varied mass of followers (and pleasant "staff" ).
    I have a great amount of respect and appreciation for that. A lot of the info I needed for my tools I got from TWC.


    What to say more? The dude is still green here at TWC, but he has done quite a lot already, as many have decided to testify in this application.

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    Last edited by Flinn; September 17, 2020 at 03:53 AM.
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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    Yes.

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    Support, a really helpful guy. The tools he makes are high quality, much more than I'd expect for these games.
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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn View Post
    Hello there fellow Citizens, itís me again.. I have to say, 2020 has been a naughty year for many, and it was also the year I dedicated most time to promote people in the Curia for both Citizenship and Large Awards.. is that a coincidence?
    I wonder why didn't you nominated phazer for Opifex since he deserves it IMO.

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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    Support obviously

    BTW, the first two links are truncated and not working. Here are the correct links

    1: RMEDitor
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...W-BETTER-VIDEO

    2: MicroDDS
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...ts-TGA-UPDATED
    Last edited by Steph; September 17, 2020 at 12:25 AM.

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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
    I wonder why didn't you nominated phazer for Opifex since he deserves it IMO.

    Support.
    Because I like to do the things step by step

    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Support obviously

    BTW, the first two links are truncated and not working. Here are the correct links

    1: RMEDitor
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...W-BETTER-VIDEO

    2: MicroDDS
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...ts-TGA-UPDATED
    thanks, amended
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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    Actually, I'm glad that you said you were immortal Flinn because with all my bros, that would have been a hell of a fight to get your inheritance

    On a serious note, support. A well deserved one here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lifthrasir View Post
    Actually, I'm glad that you said you were immortal Flinn because with all my bros, that would have been a hell of a fight to get your inheritance
    Don't worry, since there's nothing to inherit

    remember that I took a wove of poverty
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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    I don't believe you
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    Default Re: [ARTIFEX]phazer (Patron: Flinn)

    I got quoted already - so all that's left is to officially support this.




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    Support.

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    Support!

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    Support and Voted!


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    Voted.

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    Voted.
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    Voted
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    Another of Flinn's progeny? Hah, glorious, my time as the youngest comes to an end. Voted in support.

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    Voted.
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