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Cthulhu (26/09/10)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Plotinus, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Just plain scary.
     
  2. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    Hooray!
     
  3. nick0515

    nick0515 Fantasy World Builder

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    Bloody hell that thing is positively nightmarish!

    Amazingly well animated unit Plotinus!

    Nick S.
     
  4. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Deity

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    I see your Cthulu and raise you one Narwhal
     
  5. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    Oh my... God! Terrific but beautiful unit! Number one.
     
  6. König Markus

    König Markus Warlord

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    Wow. :eek:
    Scary.

    Best unit ever!
     
  7. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    The model is wonderful and the animations aVery good job once again Plotinus ! Well done !
     
  8. MeteorPunch

    MeteorPunch #WINNING Supporter

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    Looks amazing. :goodjob:
     
  9. Meteor Man

    Meteor Man En Route to M81

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    I think I'd like to see this as a leaderhead as well. :mischief:
     
  10. Dumanios

    Dumanios MLG

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    Wow, quite terrifying.:scared:
     
  11. beboy

    beboy Ut tensio sic vis

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  12. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Deity

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    Congratulations on a fine unit, Plotinus. You've made a lot of people very happy!
     
  13. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Thanks for the comments, all. Animating those tentacles really was a hassle so it is nice that the unit is appreciated.

    I don't think the textures mesh well enough at that level for it to work, unfortunately:

    <dubious LH mock-up removed>

    (This model was a mash-up of epic proportions to start with.)

    I intended to make him bigger, but it proved just impossible to fit him any larger into the available flc size, unfortunately. If only negative offsets were possible, you could have much larger units, but the need to fit him not only so that he is no larger than 240x240 but also so that he sits on a tile located in the middle of that square is very constraining.
     
  14. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    I like this Leaderhead, at least if you could post an animated preview we could see better if it works. Perhaps someone could help with the textures problem ?
     
  15. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Im afraid i have to agree with Plotinus: the model does not look that good in this scale in my view. Still, the unit is amazing ;)
     
  16. Meteor Man

    Meteor Man En Route to M81

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    Oh alright. But the units still looks great!
     
  17. spryllino

    spryllino Deity

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    Great unit. :) I think that the leaderhead would work and that it would not necessarily be a top-quality one, but nevertheless better than some of the worse, but still usable, ones on the site.
     
  18. Balthasar

    Balthasar Wise Man

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    I think that model would be a perfectly effective leaderhead with a darker background and a closer-in camera shot. The problem would be, how does one make a happy Cthulhu?
     
  19. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    Cthulhu revelling in the destruction of something. The dark background becomes illuminated by some mystical light/fire/glow and he raises his ehad to heaven, cackling, enjoying the sheer joy of the wreakment of havoc&#8230; well, you get the idea.
     
  20. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    Well, a leaderhead is still better than no leaderhead like we currently have.

    So long as it doesn't take an incredibly large amount of time to make (I have no idea how long it would take), it would be worth the effort to make a leaderhead to fill in until someone else can make a better one.
     

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