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Discussion in 'Civ5 - Unit Graphics' started by Nomad or What, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Nomad or What

    Nomad or What Wayfarer Supporter

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    No worries - if your urgency changes, let me know. It should be rather straightforward once I have the scaling glitches figured out.
     
  2. rikomasu

    rikomasu Chieftain

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    Love these :thanx:
     
  3. mrkingkong

    mrkingkong Young Padawan

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    These are great, I am intending on using them as part of my 'dark elves' type of race- the troll-hunting, wild-beast-riding, huge-axe-wielding kind ;)

    :goodjob:

    (EDIT- sorry for the accidental bump, didn't read the last post date before I posted! having said that, praising fine work is never ultimately too uncool. GJ again)
     
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    Pfff, resuscitating one of Nomad's units is never a bad thing, particularly if you consider that we're not likely to see any new ones...
     
  5. bouncymischa

    bouncymischa Synthetic Genie

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    I wonder what happened to him...
     
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    Hard drive crash, is what he told me.
     
  7. bouncymischa

    bouncymischa Synthetic Genie

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    Ouch. :(
     
  8. Nomad or What

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    New longsword-wielding unit added to the unmounted version; teamcolor skins added. Unmounted version now uses female sounds. Download changes from the Unmounted Beastmaster link in the OP.

    Spoiler :
     
  9. Nomad or What

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    PawelS, did you still have a need for a tribal version of this? It shouldn't be terribly difficult to do; if you want an Aztec Jaguar Warrior I can do that but essentially any humanoid unit can be rigged as the rider.
     
  10. PawelS

    PawelS Ancient Druid

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    Yes, I'm releasing the mood soon and it would be a good unit to add to it. And as far as I know there is no existing unit that looks like a tribal warrior riding a big cat, so perhaps it will be useful for other people too. It can be the Aztec Jaguar Warrior, or something different if you think it looks better - perhaps the Maya Knight from here?
     
  11. Nomad or What

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    OK, the Beastmaster uses custom animations better suited for a sword or axe-like weapon. So I can rig a humanoid unit such as the swordsman/longswordsman Maya that uses these weapon animations or, alternately, I can rig the cat to use a standard CiV mounted unit such as the Knight and use the Maya Knight for the rider, where it can use a spear/lance. Each has its advantages and disadvantages; custom animations have some limitations as to how they function in the game, but trying to rig a cat to horse animations will make it appear a bit clunky. If you want to use the Knight Maya I can replace the spear with a macuahuitl. Which would you prefer?
     
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    PawelS Ancient Druid

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    You can use the Knight Maya with a macuahuitl, the Maya Swordsman, the Aztec Longswordsman (Danrell's) or the standard Aztec Jaguar - all these options are fine for me.

    Btw, is it possible to place an archer on the cat? If so, then you can also make a version with the Maya Longbowman on it :)
     
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    For an archer I would have to rig the cat to Keshik (horse archer) animations per my previous post.
     
  14. PawelS

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    If you can do it and it will look OK (doesn't have to look great), then I'm all for it :)
     
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    Sure; it would behave similar to the other animal rider units I have converted, such as the orc and goblin riders. I would recommend that, if you were planning to run an entire lineup of units, I could create a rig of the cat to CiV mounted unit animations relegated to the generic unit types and use the custom animation version as a hero/general unit. The cat animations are beautiful with the custom anims but the rider actions are limited to a sword/axe, whereas focus on the horse rig CiV unit animations would be on the rider and minimal animation from the cat.
     
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    Well, I planned to use only 2 such units, one melee and one ranged. But if you make more units, I think I will find some use for them too :)
     
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    Sooooo the cat is a tiger, very highpoly, and difficult to rig to horse anims. Besides, ideally I think a jaguar is more fitting instead. Civ IV has a very lowpoly jaguar that I could use as a mount and rig to horse animations. It certainly won't look the greatest but at small scale it should be OK. I can do both units that way. If I am determined enough (i.e., not lazy) then I will see if I can find cat sounds to replace the horse sounds.
     
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    Looks great, thanks :)
     

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