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Ridgerunner

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About Ridgerunner

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    3ds Max Modeler, Adobe Photoshop Texture Artist

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  • Country United States
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  1. Ridgerunner added a gallery image in GTA IV Galleries   

    Maine State Troopers

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    4+ years after catching the "sickness" I finally have accurate vehicle and ped models for my home state!

    Fixing minor rigging issues presently, public release possible (Who knows what Christmas will bring.....).
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  2. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: Your the most favorite State Police ( in real and game )   

    @Valium  The CVPI model I'm using is a DSF CVPI conversion by EVI.  I'm trying to be as detailed and accurate as possible with my pack.  There are so many variants and minor changes between models within agencies its not possible to have every car match up perfectly.  So the idea is to get the most common parts to best represent each state.  Some states will have addition models (most likely slicktop variants).  CSP is one of those states.  My biggest concern with the PDF's is getting the light patterns accurate.  Although all the other information is helpful to prevent a very vanilla model.  Since we don't know how the vehicle setups in GTA V will be, I'll have to wait and watch to see how parts like push bars can be added.  Ideally you'd be able to cycle through parts like that and they would spawn on random models to add variety to the game.  If you ever find good HQ videos of State Agencies light patterns, interior equipment, maybe a walk around, you can always send me a pm with a link.  I'm always on the hunt for good HQ photo references too (especially interior shots).  So don't feel confined to the PDF file, sometimes a few good links are worth their weight in gold with the information I can glean from it.  I spend countless hours just on textures, and modeling, so any time I don't have to waste chasing down reference material is a lifesaver!
  3. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: Your the most favorite State Police ( in real and game )   

    I think the best state pack for GTA IV are the NYSP ones, since they fit the map the best.  I'm actually working on a State Police Pack for every US state and yes the Colorado State Patrol will have a model (right now I have 2 planned).  The catch is that it's for GTA V and only for the CVPI model, but every state agency will have at least one cvpi model.  For anyone wanting to help I have a fillable pdf file that you can fill out and sent to me.  For anyone interested in my project checkout the topic here:  
  4. Ridgerunner added an answer to a question: OPEN IV issues after update to 2.2.0   

    Strange, I'm using the latest 2.2.0 with no issues (knock on wood).  I've been working on a few vehicles atm and have been in and out of the vehicles folder without issue.  I wonder if its one of those issues that can be fixed with a complete uninstall and reinstall of the program?  PC's can be extremely frustrating with these kinds of things.  If you think its a legitimate bug with the program I know OpenIV has a reporting process on their website.
  5. Ridgerunner added a comment on a gallery image: FWCC F150   

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission F150

    Full size http://img402.images...2/7718/fwcc.jpg

    Texture Download Here (you may need to adjust the silver background color depending on your own visual settings): http://www.mediafire.com/i/?m35h879315maht2
  6. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: GTA V - FPV Confirmed   

    Epic stuff
  7. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: Help Needed For Upcoming GTA V Project   

    It's an incredibly ambitious project, especially considering all of my other projects that I have, but I think it's very do able.  It's one of the reasons I made it only for the 2006-11 CVPI (EVI's DSF conversion).  Most agencies are very straight forward, consider how many for example run Whelen Liberty's.  If I can get the proper amount of information from the community for each state (spread the word to your friends!) then I should be fine.  I lose tons and tons of hours researching my projects (multiply that for every state), sometimes with little to show for the time wasted and with those same hours I could be using to model parts, making skins, assembling the model, etc.  I've already modeled a huge collection of lighting and equipment, there's nothing that I can't scratch make without proper reference photos.  So I think a large part of my success will be dependent on how helpful the community is.  If I only get a few people helping with say a dozen states then it'll make it very difficult to complete the project for every state, but if I get a lot of response from the community over the next few months then my chance on pulling this off goes way up.  So spread the word, the more information I have to go on, the easier it is to complete the project!
  8. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: Help Needed For Upcoming GTA V Project   

    "TRIM" refers to the CVPI's side door panel trim.  I'm no CVPI expert and it seems like models go back and forth with what trim they use.  Depending on a agency's graphics they may have full trim (Front & Rear Doors) or they may just have trim on the rear door, some pictures even show no door trim at all.  Generally I see only two "styles" of door panel trim, those being "squared" & "rounded".  I tried but couldn't find the proper names for the different styles, so I kept it simple, lol.  Hopefully that answers that for you.
  9. Ridgerunner added a post in a topic: Help Needed For Upcoming GTA V Project   

    First off to any mods reading this, if there is a better place to put this topic I apologize, its an odd topic for the forum as it currently stands.  JAM-Justin35 said I could throw him under the bus on this one telling me to put this topic in this specific category.  Moving along...
     
    I need a bunch of help with gathering information on every State Police/ State Patrol/ Highway Patrol/ Department of Public Safety for every US state.  For a full list you can view my profile.  This upcoming WIP is only for the 2006-2011 CVPI model and only for those state agencies.  My goal is to have at least 1 accurate CVPI for each state agency for GTA V.  This is where you guys come in.  I have created a PDF form that is completely fillable that will help me put together these models and be as accurate as possible.  You can download and use 3rd party freeware such as PDF-XChange Viewer by Tracker Software to save the information in the PDF (without purchasing Adobe Reader).
     
    Guys please take your time with this and gather as much information as possible (keep in mind its only for the 2006+ CVPI's).  It doesn't help me to have 3/4 of the form empty and I'm left with more questions then answers.  Also please keep in mind that I need good HQ reference images, to see the equipment used, to make an accurate skin, etc.  I can't stress this enough.  If I need to make a specific logo and all I have is a fuzzy photo it's going to be awfully hard to duplicate for the model.  The more information I receive the more accurate the model will be.  If you want your state represented properly here's your chance.  Again this is open to anyone wishing to donate their time to gather the information
     
    Please download the PDF below:
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/frg2du22vyk9huu/STATE_POLICE_REQUEST_FORM.pdf
     
    You can send completed forms to my email:  mht2021@gmail.com
     
    I've completed an example PDF using the Maine State Police as a reference.  Keep in mind every agency is different.  Maine has a very basic setup (hence a lot of N/A being used).  For those interested/confused download the example to get a better idea of what I'm looking for.
    https://www.mediafire.com/?991xemoy0z198q8
     
    A big thanks for everyone contributing to this project!
  10. Ridgerunner added a comment on a gallery image: Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe (Fictional based on Euless Police)   

    Fictional Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe model based on Euless Police Chevy Tahoe models (not 100%). Still very much a WIP, but shows you one of the projects I'm working on.

    Equipment and skins by Ridgerunner
    Base model by EVI
  11. Ridgerunner added a comment on a gallery image: Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe (Fictional based on Euless Police)   

    Fictional Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe model based on Euless Police Chevy Tahoe models (not 100%). Still very much a WIP, but shows you one of the projects I'm working on.

    Equipment and skins by Ridgerunner
    Base model by EVI
  12. Ridgerunner added a comment on a gallery image: Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe (Fictional based on Euless Police)   

    Fictional Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe model based on Euless Police Chevy Tahoe models (not 100%). Still very much a WIP, but shows you one of the projects I'm working on.

    Equipment and skins by Ridgerunner
    Base model by EVI
  13. Ridgerunner added a gallery image in GTA IV Galleries   

    Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe (Fictional based on Euless Police)

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    Fictional Liberty Police Chevy Tahoe model based on Euless Police Chevy Tahoe models (not 100%). Still very much a WIP, but shows you one of the projects I'm working on.

    Equipment and skins by Ridgerunner
    Base model by EVI
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  14. Ridgerunner added a comment on a gallery image: New York State Police CITE Models   

    For you NYSP fans. Updated to ELS v8, just putting the final touches on these two models. Beta testing this weekend and then release.

    On to the next projects!
  15. Ridgerunner added a gallery image in GTA IV Galleries   

    New York State Police CITE Models

    In album: Ridgerunner Designs

    29 images in this album
    For you NYSP fans. Updated to ELS v8, just putting the final touches on these two models. Beta testing this weekend and then release.

    On to the next projects!
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