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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Fury Road Modpack' started by davidlallen, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. davidlallen

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    You can't have a good post-apocalyptic mod without good leaderhead art. This thread is for discussing and improving the leaderhead art.
     
  2. davidlallen

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    Here is a request I have just put onto the LH request thread: this link
     
  5. C.Roland

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    I'll reply at your MP here David,

    For the LH, I may help you, but probably not this week. I'm really busy right now, so I can help, but not now. I'm working on totaly new LHs made from scrath with Refar, but this process take a lot of time (modeling from scratch for me, animating from scratch for Refar), it's a lot of time consumed. What I will probably do, is modify some existing LH (but modifying heavily so we won't recognize the guy, and using the same anim isn't a big deal in a mod that doesn't use vanilla leaders).

    Refar, I will probably need your help for the exports again (I know I'm asking a lot of request :D at the point that we are, a LH export shouldn't be to annoying for you :D)

    If you have some concept picture meanwhile, you can post it here.
     
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    i cant model right now, but i would be very happy to work on some textures :)
     
  7. davidlallen

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    Want to try taking spadines and making his armor and helmet rusty, worn and beat up instead of shiny? Maybe same idea for hermes?
     
  8. davidlallen

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    Super! I am not sure I am very effective at finding concept art, but I used images.google.com with terms like "punk" "mohawk" "cyberpunk" "post-apocalyptic" and found things like this:

    http://gallery.photo.net/photo/5136522-lg.jpg
    http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/04/09/218123468_narrowweb__300x424,0.jpg
    http://chicagoist.com/attachments/Margaret Lyons/2007_12_31.mrt.jpg
    http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/glare_and_purple_hair.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wave_Gotik_Treffen_2007.jpg

    seZereth had suggested deviantart.com; searching there in "3d characters" gave some useful images like these:

    http://oceandreamzzz.deviantart.com/art/all-or-nothing-4-92120106
    http://vaia.deviantart.com/art/Punk-Pinups-Marigold-92117168
    http://zero-the-fool.deviantart.com/art/The-Streets-89298808
    http://rehula.deviantart.com/art/Luigi-Sinister-3-86016700
    http://bstart.deviantart.com/art/Cyberpunk-No1-85080783
    http://painsplayground.deviantart.com/art/Attitude-72265607

    In the very first version of Fury Road, in the distant past (May :) I had LH art which was screenshots borrowed from Fallout Tactics. This is a very nicely themed, consistent set of art which fits my image. But, it is two color, 75x64 pixel art for the most part -- tiny, and lores. Here is a zip of these jpgs:

    http://jendaveallen.com/fury-road/fot-concept.zip

    Anything that comes out of this project will be great! I can place the characters onto backgrounds and do the required xml/screenshot work, but I have no ability at actual "art".
     
  9. Refar

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    Sure, i was planing to pin shaders on all the LH's, once they are decided to be definitely in the mod anyway.
     
  10. Refar

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    I got the "Helmet Guy" to a point where i will call him done. Once David gave him a name, i will upload him to the database as well, maybe someone else has a use for it.

    Gave him one of those "animated sky" backgrounds. Not sure waht exactly the junk in the BG is - i looked for ruined motel or biker shop pictures, and this looked wrecked enought to be post-apocalyptic.


    Edit:
    The file is in the Database now (>>> http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=10099), so i took it out here.
     
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    That is great! I will have to think of a cooler name. I want to keep "ironhead" for somebody who looks like he is wearing a big iron thing on his head. The bike helmet is great but not "iron". I would use him to replace Peter, among my current leaderhead names, but that is not very memorable.

    BTW, I love the background too. I have searched, and found a few good backgrounds as you can see in the current leaderhead page, but I am sure there are more, better ones too. If you have found some, send them along too, and they will find a good home.
     
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    looks really great Refar :) how about "Sgt. Moonland" as name (the name itself could be better, but imo a military rank could fit Edit: perhaps only "The Sergeant" or something similar)
     
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    Well there's always "Major Payne" or "Corporal Punishment". :lol:
     
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    "Peter" is actually fine by me. Everything that fits your concept.
    Just did not want to upload him as "Guy with Helmet".
     
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    this is a WIP....
    thanks to arnor, this is spadines with burebista's cap....i am attempting to "rip up" the armour (using an alpha channel) and making a ty-dye like ripped up shirt...wish me luck..


    comments welcome...
     
  18. davidlallen

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    Cool! I had just this minute sent you a PM asking if you were interested, obviously you were! I think getting the armor to look beat-up is more important than getting fancy colors on the shirt.

    EDIT: seZereth has a good technique of adding dirt and rust, this may be easier than alpha-out part of the chainmail.
     
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    OK! on the left, some rusty scale, on the right, some snakey scale, what do u think? also, i could change the colors on the cap, the t-shirt, let me know what u would like on the wrist braces...i could make them metal, or i could make the "sports-type" wrist bands (terry cloth-like)?...would u like a logo on the cap?....
     
  20. davidlallen

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    The mail on the left looks more rusted, so I pick that one. No need for a logo on the cap, I like it the way it is. Metal wrist braces sounds cool, but not too shiny.

    I'm not sure what anims you were planning. Among the 16 I have, there are a lot of Alexander's and a few other duplicates. I haven't made notes about which is which, but if you download the LH pack (see first post in Welcome thread) you could probably recognize them. I'd prefer to use a set of anims that isn't already in use if possible.

    Thanks for your work so far!
     

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