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French Marine - 2/8/2008

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by NavyDawg, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    This is a WWII era French Marine, won by Steph in my second unit lottery. Sorry it took so long to get this made. Hopefully this is what you were looking for.:)






    Download here.
     
  2. general-jcl

    general-jcl King

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    Wow amazing superb unit!!!
    Essential for a french player like me.
    Thank you NavyDawg
     
  3. Vampiloup

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    Cool. Wanted one. Thank you.
     
  4. Sandris

    Sandris Rise and Rule

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    I like a lot Fidget animation. It`s great !

    If I`m not mistaken you`ve used the DAZ Michael 3 model. Is he taller than the Paperdoll or it just seems so ?
     
  5. AncientOne

    AncientOne Johnny Juwarra

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    That's superb.. now i don't understand, how we even managed withouit it ;)
     
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  7. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Excellent Unit NavyDawg... The body movements are so good the preview appears to be filmed from real life :goodjob:
     
  8. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    He's almost perfect, I just have two critics (it wouldn't be me if I hadn't something to criticize, would it?).

    1)The bayonnet attack is a bit strange, I wonder if anyone would thrust with the rifle so high, already shouldered. I understand it goes smoother after the shoot animation, but it looks a bit strange.

    2) For the salute in the fidget, it seems he has the hand flat (horizontal), which is the American way to salute. The French salute is done with the hand vertical, thumb down, the palm showing toward the person you salute.

    But anyway, I'm very pleased to add him to my mod right now
     
  9. Spacer One

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    I have to agree with the bayonet attack...it looks like it would hurt, but the "Force" of the attack is not there...I might suggest a pikeman type attack...

    didnt know about the salute...

    otherwise its a great unit...I really like the walk, I wish more of our units had that option
     
  10. Redback

    Redback King

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    Nice unit m8!
     
  11. CC-2224

    CC-2224 Look! A Chicken!

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    Beautiful unit, NavyDawg! Great to see more stuff from you!
     
  12. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    Excellent! :thumbsup: And it's nice to see this trend of Civ shoulder-arms actually being fired from the shoulder.

    Best,

    Oz
     
  13. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Excellent and much needed unit. :)
    Will there be a generic one as well?
     
  14. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Very nice unit.
     
  15. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    Thanks for the comments all.

    @ Steph, I'm glad he's close to what you were looking for.
    1. I will try to make an alternate bayonet attack with the rifle dropped down from the shoulder. I kind of figured in close combat, you would stab from the shouldered position due to time constraints. However, the other way may look better. I'll see what I can do.;)
    2. I suppose that is a function of myself learning rifle drill from a U.S. Marine Corps DI. I didn't know the French salute was different. Would you like this to be remade?

    @ Ares, sure, I can make a generic version. Any thoughts on uniform or headgear?

    @ Sandris, yes, I used M3 for this unit. His proportions are different than the PDM, so in a standard frame he will appear to be taller. I squished my main camera settings, so he should be scaled pretty closely to paperdoll units.
     
  16. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Well, just another headgear (soft cover of some sort) and civ color would suffice, I think.
     
  17. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Well, I've never seen any example of using the bayonet like that, you push from your body center of mass, ie the belly, that's what give you the most power. And you also aim at the other guy belly, which is easier to hit than the head.

    I knew the drill of the US marine was lacking ;). It's not a big deal, I noticed because I know it, but it doesn't look strange, whereas the bayonet looks strange.
     
  18. BadKharma

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    Nice job on another unit. Sandris Michaels proportions are not optimized for unit making like the paperdoll. I learned about the difference of other countries salutes and the reason behind it. Both the English and French show their palms rendering the salute.
     
  19. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    New bayonet attack has been added to the main file. See the link in the OP.:)

    @ Steph, don't make fun of our drilling. We haven't been doing it as long as you guys. Also, I wouldn't mention that to a Marine...;)
     
  20. Exoticpollution

    Exoticpollution Chieftain

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