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Ekmek's Civ4 Leaderhead Gallery

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Ekmek, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Deity

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    Hey Ekmek, back with my usual question:
    Did you have some time recently to work on finishing Theodora?
    Or to check some of those older LHs you said you want to update?
     
  2. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    I'm working as fast as I can boss!

    I'm actually doing stuff in spurts because of RL commitments and playing Civ5 when I can. But stuff I'm working on includes a LH for a friend, I do have parts of Theodora in work - but I have to rerig because the Qin model that I rigged to just won't work out I think.

    For older updates I started baking and shading Simon Bolivar but then I saw some stuff to fix so that slowed me down. I need to fix Jeff Davis and Reagan. Abu Bakr and Ibn Saud are there too.

    For new LHs - I know what I need to do for Nixon but I havent started because I think I should do the above first.
     
  3. The Almighty dF

    The Almighty dF Pharaoh

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    Glad to hear you plan on doing Nixon sometime. As a personality coder, I've been dying to make Tricky Dick. Love doing crazy/backstabbing leaders
     
  4. AbsintheRed

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    Hey :p
    I'm just hoping (as always) that some of your great LHs are soon to be finished
    Btw, I remembered you posted this a few months ago, that's why I asked:

    Anyway, thanks for the info
     
  5. cool3a2

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    Don't worry, I'll keep Ekmek busy ;)
     
  6. civ-addicted

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    Hi Ekmek,

    I used your LH guide for the first steps to make my own leaderhead (if you're interested, a link is in the request thread). That wouldn't have been possible without you.
    I tried something new (i was terribly bored). I wanted to give Sejong (in the Database) the animations of Frederick, so he differs from Taizong, another LH in the mod i'm helping to build up. So i did roughly what was told me in the LH guide. I imported Frederick, then i imported Sejong and united the two (with bones; though you advised against it. It was just convenient to do so, because every vertice is assigned to a group). I got rid of Frederick's vertices and Sejong's bones, and ended up with Sejong at the place of Frederick, and Frederick's bones of course.
    Then i exported it to nif, no problems so far, but when i tried the animations it just looked horrible...like he was whining at me a silent "please...kill...me" (which i did)
    So the question is: is it even possible to switch inbetween LHs and animations? It's just that i want to spare myself a useless day of work of assigning a boneless nif's vertices to groups.
     
  7. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    not sure what you mean in the red but its yes in a variety ways

    1) some models are compatible with other animations (alexander with casear's for example). Refa, ambrox, and I did a animation compatibility index a long time ago. but for you situation I don't think fredrick and sejong will work.

    2) then there is the skeleton swap. Its like the nifswap in my guide - and think this is what you tried - where you make sure the bone name matches etc. but once you do the swap you have to import it into blender then export it. Blender aligns the meshes so they are not warped. Not you may have to do some moving around to make sure stuff is lined up in blender with the skeleton.

    let me know if #2 is what you are trying to do.
     
  8. civ-addicted

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    Yeah, sorry for my english.
    I tried 1) first, but that didn't work out. An error about master root or something along those lines. It's interesting though that it works for some LHs
    I wanted to do 2). But i've been working in Blender the whole time, so does that mean i need to export my model to nif, then import it again to blender and export it again? I don't really know about the nif <-> blender translation, so i wouldn't have tried that.
    I have almost 2 weeks off soon, so time isn't an issue. Somehow it will turn out okay.
     
  9. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    yeah i never had much luck swapping the model inside blender - it requires a lot of lining up of body parts. but if you do the work FIRST in nifskope then import and then export it comes out much better
     
  10. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    Does anybody have an older version of the Meiji leaderhead?
     
  11. constantinople

    constantinople not Istanbul

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    Where is the leaderhead request thread?
     
  12. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Please use the stickied thread for graphics modifications ;).

    I think i have it, but i'm currently not at my gaming PC.
    So if Ekmek or anyone else doesn't have it anymore, then drop me on monday or so a PM.
     
  13. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    what for?????? I look to see if I have it
     
  14. AbsintheRed

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    You mean an older Meiji, or Ekmek's previous version of Meiji?
     
  15. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    I'll be using the older Meiji leaderhead as the Mikado, for my Fictionalization IV modmod.

    I mean an older version of Ekmek's Meiji leaderhead.
     
  16. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    AH, thats different. I don't have an older Meiji LH
     
  17. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    To be specific, the version I want is in that big picture of Ekmek's finished leaderheads, right between Xerxes and Amina Zazzua.
     
  18. AbsintheRed

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    Oh, so Ekmek's previous version of Meiji
    I didn't find the LH files on my computer, but you can get it from Civ Gold
    I reuploaded the latest version (5.2) a few months ago: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UPCLVOVD
     
  19. AbsintheRed

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    Btw Ekmek
    I know you said you don't have too much time for your Civ IV LHs
    But any chance you can finish your new pope soon?
    IIRC you said it's more or less ready, and I would like to use it in RFCE
     
  20. Ekmek

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    its ready and usable but not how I wanted it. I'll dig it up.
     

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