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Newgarden Feature: New Textures and Shaders for Panzer I and Panzer III

One of the coolest-looking improvements to look for in the Newgarden build is the addition of new textures and shaders for both the Panzer I and the Panzer III.

In Shining Armor

What was changed is not the geometry but the skin around it (texture) and the way the model reflects light (shader). Thanks to Reto.Hr.Willes’ precision work, the tanks now look even more real. When the sunlight plays on one side of the armor plating and the ambient daylight is subtly reflected on the other side, it really looks like metal.

The makeover is perhaps more obvious on the Panzer III, which had very little in the way of texture in Manstein, but both tanks now look truly alive with details.

Stay tuned for more info on new features!

  1. avatar
    blackr0se12-03-2013

    Amazing

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    patton199512-03-2013

    awesome :D

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    ralpgalland12-03-2013

    Looks nice, but there’s one tiny little thing thats so wrong with the Pz.3, that only a non tanker would do the mistake.

    The box on the turret blocks the commanders viewports, no commander would allow that to happend, ever! Vision is everything in a tank, blocking your own vision with a crate, forcing you to have to put your head out to look whats ahead? No Commander would do that.

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      Aculeus12-03-2013

      You have absolutly right, but, devs dont care about this, they give us Pz I and Pz III in era when in german army stay Pz II and Pz IV (G + versions), messershmits 109 E when must be G or K, uniforms from 1939, when must be from 1944 etc etc. I leave this game some time ago, because they dont care about semi-realism, this is not historical game any more, just “fast killer” Also, they have many time, and where is arty? Mortars? Smoke screens? After year they give us destructable fence… I know there is many players who dont care about realism, i dont blame they, but if you see how wrong is crate after commander tower, then better find more realistic game, like me. I check Heroes and Generals in next year, maybe then i back.

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      BlaineUK12-03-2013

      I wonder how these crates work with the armour model. If I hit them will they act as flat armour that can deal damage to the tank if they penetrate?

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        Pvt_Larry12-04-2013

        Good question. Are we going to have additional protection available, like when US tankers sandbagged their Shermans, or is this just purely aesthetic, and having no impact on gameplay?

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      deathmachinept12-09-2013

      I agree with ralpgalland that box on top of the turret of the PZIIIJ shouldn’t be there it also makes the tank look funny and less threatening like a cherry on top of a cake 1. Not sure about the boxes on the left would rather have only on rear, a lot of german tanks carry extra tank wheels on their sides, sometimes tank tracks and extra fuel was also carry.

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      TheBigTricky12-11-2013

      that crate is on the back of the tank

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    djopa12-04-2013

    also a christmas tree would do fine on top of the turret.
    remove the crate for gods sake….

    all good news but leaving pnz1 as axis light armor is just bs….

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    deathmachinept12-04-2013

    Do not spend more time or resources with the PZ I please remove it from the game it will never be balanced or will it be ever historically correct you are essential kicking both realism and Competitive PvP players.

    Both Axis and Allies players agree that it must be taken out of the game and replaced by a more balanced option.

    One of the first things dev said was that they would listen and building the game with the community please show this wasn’t just marketing.

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      deathmachinept12-04-2013

      Do not spend more time or resources with the PZ I please remove it from the game it will never be balanced or will it be ever historically correct you are essential kicking both realism and Competitive PvP players.

      Both Axis and Allies players agree that it must be taken out of the game and replaced by a more balanced option.

      One of the first things Reto said was that they would listen and build the game with the community, please show this wasn’t just marketing.

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    Malavakia12-05-2013

    Reto team ffs… add new maps and stop staying redoing over and over the same thing….

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    BoskoBuha112-06-2013

    Looks nice yeah. but boring too. Redoing the same thing over and over again.

    More points for impression after you’ll fix the bugs that we watch every day over and over again. Here’s the hall of fame for those who are present for almost a year:
    - missing floor bug in the oval area inside church (good to train your eyesight)
    - unwanted switching of weapons from dead soldiers when you enter vehicle close to dead body
    - This one I like the most: tripping the APC (8t heavy!!!) over a bicycle (same with kubel and jeep)

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      zazo200212-08-2013

      my tank flipped over because of a bike

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      zazo200212-08-2013

      my tank once flipped over because of a bike

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    zazo200212-08-2013

    Wouldnt the glint from the sun on the armor give away our hiding positions to other tanks or infantry

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    CYNIC12-11-2013

    I am not sure but to me mirrored signs on frontal mudguards of Pz-III looks to me not good. Just make them not mirrored and it’s ok!

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    ralpgalland12-12-2013

    Turret crate has been removed from the Pz.3, so they listened. Kudos for that.

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    Dimasik201012-12-2013

    Пусть я и новичок но выглядит круто

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