Johnny’s Workshop

November 10, 2007

Battlefield 2 in Real-Life.

Edit: The tutorial on getting Battlefield 2 models into 3ds Max is now available here:

Keen to put my patience to the test, I recently forced myself to learn the process of importing BF2 models into 3ds Max 9. I figure it’s another skill that’ll look great on a résumé; especially when applying for a job in which the ability to import BF2 models into 3ds Max 9 is a vital prerequisite.

BF2 models aren’t as high-poly or nicely-textured as those found in HL2 but they look fairly realistic nonetheless; especially when rendered using HDR Image-Based Lighting:

F35b BF2


I’ll try to do something creative with them soon and hope that Electronic Arts doesn’t sue. Not that you can get blood from a stone …

Click to enlarge:



  1. mmmm tasty

    Comment by Blobs — November 10, 2007 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  2. I was thinking it’d be fun do another one with C4 somewhere on the jet and Leigh standing on the ground below, smiling brightly, detonator in hand.

    Comment by april15th — November 10, 2007 @ 12:57 am | Reply

  3. When I had my interview for the office administrator, the HR person asked me, “So Sheri, do you have any experience importing BF2 models into 3ds Max 9?”, and I just hung my head and said, “Noooo…..”, real sad-like so she’d feel sorry for me. But she just threw her cup of coffee in my face and stormed out of the room. So, based on my personal experience, I’d say it’s a good idea to have that knowledge, just in case. I may not have gotten the job, but at least I wouldn’t be nursing second-degree burns!

    Comment by Sheri — November 10, 2007 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  4. Throwing a cup of hot coffee in your face was obviously inappropriate but at the same time, I can appreciate why she felt annoyed. You basically went in there to waste her time and that’s not cool.

    Comment by april15th — November 10, 2007 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  5. I would have thrown not just a cup of hot coffee in your face, but a cup of hot chairs. So you’d have bruising in addition to the second-degree burns.

    Comment by crommo — November 11, 2007 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  6. Speaking of things happening to people, I seem to have developed a sore throat and a bit of a cold. Who wants to buy me a three-pack of Butter Menthols? I’d kill for some of them right now.

    Comment by april15th — November 11, 2007 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  7. I saw a black man throw a cup of hot chairs at a member of the KKK on an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show”. Man, was that guy sorry….

    Comment by Sheri — November 11, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  8. I was just wondering, would planes like that have some sort of jet propulsion out the back to make them go? and if so, is it visible to the human eye? if not, delete this comment. thanks.

    Comment by Blobs — November 12, 2007 @ 2:28 am | Reply

  9. I, too, wondered those things before posting the image, Robin. I think I read somewhere that modern jets also need cockpit windows the pilots can actually see out of …

    Comment by april15th — November 12, 2007 @ 11:53 am | Reply

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