The project includes more than 200 other projects, primarily modifications, resp. 3D models of cars,
for the games GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. I was doing these projects since I was 13 years old under the name of JVT.
About the projects
All this began in 2004, when I came across modifications of the game GTA Vice City. I was captivated by the modifications, so being me, I tried to do some modifications too :). I tried to modify textures, buildings, cars, people... My first published project modified an ice cream company to the company "Algida" in the game. I was already well-oriented in the texture after a few months, and I published some exciting new projects from time to time. In the beginning, what should have been created was especially a "mod pack" on behalf of the Ideal City, which completely changed the whole game, by modifications of different people, and by my adaptations. The mod pack was not issued finally for technical reasons, more in the official statement here.
In mid-2004, I have already started to be interested in 3D models. My first car was slightly modified from a car from the game, including the tuning version. Frankly, I am now surprised that I succeeded, because at that time I knew only a minimum about that. Then I still continued to learn in 3D. After about a week, I was quite well-versed in it, and so I attempted to tune an already finished model, Honda Integra. The car finally had nearly 100 000 polygons, a great amount of details that almost nobody had there. Thanks to that, the car became popular immediately after the publication.
I often made models (basic serial versions) according to drafts of other modellers (most often modellers from the Central Europe, with experiences from modifying a series of NFS game), with whom I also worked, creating new vehicles, and other versions. One car took dozens of hours of work, but since I had time enough and 3D modelling was such fun, I made quite enough of them :)
I became famous by making cars with a great amount of details. And tuning versions of good designs. And sometimes crazy modifications. Due to these facts, I had almost no competition at that time, and my modifications started to be famous not only in Europe (notably Germany, France, Italy), but also in America and Asia. It is interesting that in the Czech Republic, I began to be famous only later (from the point of view of medias).
In mid-2005, the game GTA San Andreas was issued. Many people immediately started to modify it, and in terms of cars, a lot of outstanding conversions emerged in the beginning. I published my first car in the GTA SA only at a later date, so that I was able to fine-tune the last details, and to solve how everything should look like. In particular, the reflective map, which the game used in an absolutely different way, and people did not know what to do with it. Finally, my solution, particularly of the reflective map, and of an added color palette, is used by modellers all over the world even today, and it became rather a standard for the modification of this game. Schema points (hinges) for non-opening doors in the game also comes from me. As regards the continuation of 3D modeling and transfer of my car models from the GTA VC into the GTA SA, people expected quality from me, so I could not disappoint them:). The first car for the GTA SA of my workshop was the Skoda Superb, and further Enzo Ferrari, which immediately became popular because it was one of the first cars in the GTA SA, with another door opening than the classic one. With the GTA SA, a few new modellers came as well, all the more converters, but above all - other people started to do sophisticated models at last:). I did new projects with the conversion to the GTA VC and GTA SA. Sometimes I made a car with only one conversion.
Sometimes I made modifications to the game MAFIA and simple texture modifications for the game The Sims 2.
Due to work and school, I no longer had time for projects, and I published the last project in September 2006. I have several projects unfinished yet today, but I will not probably complete them.
Almost everyone in the field has encountered models of my cars, you can come across them on most sites devoted to modifications of these games. The models appeared in magazines and medias all over the world, and on television too.
Recently, some of my models have continued to be converted to other games, such as MAFIA, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, World Racing 2, Midtown Madness 2, 18 wheels, battlefield, The Sims 2 etc...
My models are often part of mod packs, or adjustments to my car by other people. Many modellers also use my textures and tuning parts, even without my permission or any reference to the author...
I became famous quite a lot in the beginning of 2005. Regarding the media, the first one who published a few of my projects on a dvd in the magazine, was GameStar in Germany, later also different magazines around the world (U.S., Hong Kong, and different ones around the Central Europe), and then more recently also in the Czech Republic, The magazine LEVEL, and the SCORE too.
Right from the beginning of the project, I wanted to be available, and I wanted people to be able to contact me, but there were too much of them, now I can say it is really impossible. Every day, I received around 50 requested e-mails, of which 40 were in English. I read them all and I answered most of them (even though I did not start to learn English until high school). Then, after entering the high school, I was not able to keep up any more, I answered the emails on weekends, and it took me 2-3 hours, there were more and more of them, so ultimately it was not possible to keep it up. Finally, I stopped doing it. Permissions are sent to my private email, and I do not settle other questions any more. I tried to be always anonymous. Finally, someone betrayed my icq, so I could not afford the status online :o), and to this day I have bee using the status invisible :o). Two people even got my phone number... I would be really interested to know, how did they get it :o)
At the time when the projects were most successful, around 2006, I was declared one of the best 3D modeller of all times by many servers, and the like...
My models were allegedly downloaded by millions of people around the world for their game.
The Web Pages of the Project
riginally, their domain was idealcity.scorpions.cz, with which Honza Svatoš (Scorpions software) helped me. Later, I bought my own hosting, and the web pages had a new domain, the jvtdesign.net. The pages were only in English in the beginning, and later they were available in a Czech version too.
At the time when I did those pages in English, I did not know a word in English, theoretically speaking, I learned English only later at high school. So I tried to write simple sentences, even though the pages contain many mistakes :o).
There are only my projects on the pages, so I appreciate the number of visitors :). As soon as they were started, in August 2004, thanks to a few mods, they already had a permanent traffic of 100 people per day, at the end of the year it climbed to 500 per day. During 2005, 500 people per day was the standard in the second half of the year, mainly due to issuing of the GTA San Andreas, the attendance increased to an average of 2000 people per day, and on the 18th September, an attendance record was even broken - 3088 people per day. During 2006, the average attendance ranged 1500-2200 people per day, with fluctuations of the 2800 people per day. And these numbers of visitors have continued to this day :). This really makes me happy, that I know, that people are still interested in my modifications. As for people, the vast majority of those who visited and are visiting the pages are from the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spanish, Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic and too Slovak republic, Germany etc.. But recently, even visitors from other interesting countries, such as Brazil, Australia, Andorra, Venezuela, Jamaica, Mexico, Uruguay, China, Japan and others have appeared... I'm surprised and very happy about it.
The Most Popular Projects
(When you click on the bold text, you open this project)
Perhaps I should start with the project, Skoda Octavia II. - Scorpions tuning, it is a car, which I did for GTA.cz for the anniversary of 1 million visits to the pages, and directly to: Honza Svatos, Keder Brano (Kedo) and Klanica Adam (HaiAnh). With regard to the car, I worked particularly on its body, and only afterwards it was re-made as the car gta.cz. The design is precious, it is sophisticated and detailed, and it triumphs with a great success. The third Top project on my pages. The car is easily skinable, so there are several other skins from other people for download.
I would also like to mention the car Toyota Supra - Inspired Racer Tuning, this car is manufactured according to pictures of my brother. The car has an identically worked-out exterior, and also the interior is elaborated in detail. Including the boot, each speaker, a whole new dashboard. This project has one of the fullest engines that I have ever made.
What is worth mentioning is also the H2 HUMMER - Jvt's HARD TUNING, the first version was somewhat simpler, it was a great success in Germany, the car was not exactly in accord with my ideas, so I launched into its reconstruction. Finally, I spent half a year on it! This is a car with most subtle boot, perhaps at all that I have ever made. Such a little extreme...
I also want to mention theMercedes-Benz CLS500 GreenFairy TUNING, the leading version for Vice City was pioneering at the time. It had an opening of the door with a hinge on the back, and it was my first car with this extremely revised interior. (for illustration, the model of the air filter has 3 times more polygons than the whole original car from the game, well - detail is detail...)
The model Aston Martin Vantage V8 - Green shark TUNING, is one of the last tuning cars, which I have created. It has a specific exterior, but the interior does not have many power details, even so it is one of the most downloaded cars.
The tuning car MiniCooper by MaxiPervers The HOVADO1, is a car that I worked on with David Herejt, it is a real tuning by MaxiPervers. This model emerged in January 2008, in the television program Auto Moto Styl.
As already wrote here, it was extremes that made me famous from time to time, so for example a tuning mower (approx. a year later, a tuning company, I think the Alpine, really made a tuning mower as well, but I was the first:)), but also a tuning baggage, golf cart tuning, or bus on tuning.
Here, I spoke only of tuning projects, other projects can be found on my website jvtdesign.net
It is a great experience, this project, I would have no time for it today at all. It is a perfect experience, where I learned to work with Developer Programme for Zmodeler games, but also with other 3D programs, particularly with Cinema 4D. Thanks to the popularity of the project, I got to know many interesting people, and learned to communicate well by using text, and to organize.
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City
On youtube is that enough, here are some selected what I found to my car:
Good video with the story. But poorly installed car, he didn't used mod nowheel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zadWSl8O4FA - Short video with my Gallardo.
Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas
On the YouTube is many videos with modifications. In a large quantity of
appear and my car, so just to find :). Here I have a few videos with my models selected.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kzAh7IfVDY - Video representative mod pack FnF, from me is here Toyota Supra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo0YJ2Fx7m8 - Video indicant my police pack, 4 US police cars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpO9mVjdAac - Good short video, indicant Skodu Octavia II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXc-7bmOMxE - Drift video with my Toyota Supra - Inspired Racer Tuning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJiht477VVM - Indicant few models, except GT500 is all cars by me :o)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJDqwByPLs - Indicant model Aston Marting Vantage, SHARK TUNING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0OPVZdKCxc - Indicant model HOVADA1, MiniCooper MaxiPervers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0hzzO7jO9c - Indicant model H2 HUMMER JVT's HARD TUNING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=408eqERKq4s - Indicant model H2 HUMMER DUB TUNING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIHww9pVM90 - Longer video indicant tuning version of my Škody Octavie
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