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Camel Rider (Dec 28, 2007)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Sandris, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Sandris

    Sandris Rise and Rule

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    Hrafnkell,that`s not a problem, that`s a good help from you in order to make run animation correctly. Great video ! This helps us a lot. This means that AoE & AoE II camel units have wrong camel legs sequence. :)
     
  2. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Yes, the peculiar way camels have of walking explains why they rock so much. Also, I think your camel needs to have its body higher - the legs are too bent (especially the rear ones).
     
  3. Hrafnkell

    Hrafnkell Alheithinn

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    Glad to help! Those AOE units are low grade compared to yours, Sandris and leave it to Microsoft to get a camel wrong!
     
  4. The Last Conformist

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    If you're going to redo the walk animation, may I suggest you also make the rider not hold the spear so stiffly? It would look more natural if he swung it back and forward a bit to the beat of the camel's steps. :)
     
  5. Sandris

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    You are quite right. I`ve already modified rider`s position during walk animation. I`ll post new samples as quick as I get camel walk sequence modified. :p
     
  6. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Looks great!! Hopefully the camel mounted units gap will start to be shored up a bit.

    Would be awesome to see some of the heavy armor camels. Like the ones seen in some of the Rome Total War mods.
     
  7. Sandris

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    New Updated Camel Run Animation is posted at the post # 1. ;)
     
  8. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    That is much more realistic. Great work!
     
  9. Hrafnkell

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    That looks great. I'm replacing crappy old camels wherever I find them now!
     
  10. Sandris

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    BTW, you could post here your camel requests with pics. I don`t promise to make all of them quickly, but I could begin working on some of them.
     
  11. Spacer One

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    "Generic" camel rider(knight?)


    French(?) Camel Cavalry


    North African Camel Cavalry



    Asian(?) Camel Rider
     
  12. BadKharma

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    Spacer one I like that french camel infantry.
     
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    Im not "Sure" he is French...I could find no actual reference to French camel riders...but the caption said he was. Steph might know better than I...
     
  14. BadKharma

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    I would imagine the FFL would have used camels at one time but that picture looks more Arabian. Anyway a camel rider with a gunpowder weapon would be great.
     
  15. The Last Conformist

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    Not necessarily mutually exclusive - France used to raise local troops in her Arab colonies and mandates.
     
  16. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Yes, Steph would probably know.


    Number 3 is a French Saharian company of WWII. Looks close enough if you make a white headgear instead of the stripped one, make the trousers blue... And change the saddle cloth...

     
  17. Plotinus

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    I like the North African camel rider posted by Spacer One. I'd also be very happy to see a Tuareg camel rider:

     
  18. Sandris

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    What are the exactly colors of Touareg Rider and what weapon does he use ?
     
  19. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Here are some other pictures of Tuareg, that I've posted before when trying to get them made:







    As you can see, there's quite a bit of variation in appearance, but you get the general idea. Tuareg almost always wear blue cloth somewhere in their outfits, so that is the most important element; I would use a different colour for civ colour so that there can be blue no matter who's using them.

    As for weapons, it depends on the era. A medieval Tuareg warrior would use a sword, but today they use guns. Personally I would have most use for a sword-wielding one, but I think one with a gun would be good as well.
     
  20. The Last Conformist

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    I've been told that traditional Tuareg warriors used an all-iron lance known as the "allarh" - does anyone know anything of this? One'd think an all-iron lance would be either too heavy, if thick, or too bendable, if thin, to be much use as a weapon.
     

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