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African Javelineer (9 May 2006)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Plotinus, May 9, 2006.

  1. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    He's African and he's got an infinite supply of javelins. What more do you need to know?





    The download is here.

    It's not perfect, but I'm still learning! I wanted to make his spare javelins scatter when he falls over, but this proved beyond my abilities. Note: you may see some glitches on his loincloth in the preview here - these are cleaned up in the unit itself. Also, the animation speed is rather better in-game.

    [EDIT - 20/10/06] - I've done new Civilopedia icons for this unit. Check out the downloads page to get them.
     
  2. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    :lol:
    That javelin-throwing animation is quite... um.. athletic :)
    I like when he goes all :hmm: in the fidget :D
     
  3. Yoda Power

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    Wow it's great. Nice animation:goodjob:
     
  4. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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  5. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    Nice unit, I like it ! A little criticism though : shouldn't his arm make a circular movement towards the ground to throw a javelin that far and that fast ?
     
  6. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    It seems your modesty was misplaced dear Plotinus. This is a damn good unit! What's really great about it is that there has been most marked improvement between this and the Buffalo Soldier, I mean, Warrior.
     
  7. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    Wow, Plotinus! You definitely have a future in the unit making business, :D.
     
  8. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Well, I would say enter this into the Unit contest, but I have a feeling that you have more treats for us instore!
     
  9. kairob

    kairob Biohazard

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    Why dont you make a little mini-library for your units on the unit makers thread, then you would be a proper unit maker,

    Just realised that was really patronising, I nearly put another little between proper and unit maker aswell, oh dear.... well in my defence I like to be patronised, so the do unto others thing.... no?.... maybe?.... :mischief:
     
  10. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Chieftain

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    Nice, Great Job!!!!!
     
  11. W.i.n.t.e.r

    W.i.n.t.e.r Frozen!

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    Me likez! Especialy the infinite javelins- looks quite good how he grabs them from his back :goodjob:
     
  12. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    You crazy son of a... I think I`m gonna cry.. no..no.. wait..no..its cool.. No! Wait..wait... its so beautiful :cry:

    :thanx: Plotinus, its amazing! I`ve gots to get me some of that Poser stuff :hmm:
     
  13. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    Great unit, Plotinus. I too like that fidget animation.
     
  14. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

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    *points to a bandana around his head*

    "Infinite ammo."

    :lol:

    Nice unit, maybe the arm doesn't move exactly as it should, but the run, death, fidget are great, and the attack doesn't look totally unnatural.

    :goodjob:
     
  15. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Thanks for the comments, all. It's most encouraging to get such positive feedback at this stage.

    Yes, his arm should really follow through in the attack animation, but I had some difficulty doing this without screwing up the direction of the javelin's flight, so he does look a bit like he's throwing a paper aeroplane. As I mentioned, though, the animations do look better in-game (they all run at different speeds, rather than the uniform one required by the gif preview).
     
  16. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Good Job Plotinus... :goodjob: I see what you mean about following through more when throwing the Javelins... I think the attack looks quite good and no way it looks like he is tossing a paper airplane: lol: Good to see you are striving for detailed accuracy with your units and they are looking Great!
     
  17. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Hey, that's so... useful and nice and all... You'll now have to do moooore units, you know. ;)
     
  18. woodelf

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    Infinite javelins are a good thing! Nice unit man.
     
  19. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Quite nice. :) I trust we won't be seeing any more Maya atlatlmen running around in Central Africa?

    On the subject of infinite supplies, do you happen to know how many javelins a warrior would normally be carrying into battle?
     
  20. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Nice unit Plotinus. :)
    From a quite unscientific fantasy book I remember javelineers being able to throw 3 spears before the charging enemy hit them. I doubt that primitive javelineers (ie ones without a big support train) would carry more than a handful.
     

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