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[LH] Julius Civilis

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Aranor, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Aranor

    Aranor Chieftain

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    Julius Civilis

    Well here he is. This guy took me around 4 days to get done and is my first EVER blender leaderhead. I must say I am quite impressed with how he turned out.:D A huge thanks must go out to Ekmek who spent hours helping me with pointer about how to use blender, and helping me to troubleshoot the model in the final stages. If not for his steady encouragement I would have given up on blender ( like I have so many times before) and gone my traditional safe route with only basic modifications to the model and extra texture work.

    Julius would work well as a Celtic or Germanic Leader.



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  2. snipperrabbit!!

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    Is this a Justinian-Ragnar combo ? What do you think of making leather texture in the lower part of the helmet ?
    By the way, this is a great start with blender ! :goodjob:
     
  3. Aranor

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  4. Ekmek

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    :goodjob:



    I'm happy to help, and that extends to anyone that wants to try out blender. We can never have enough LH makers. Thank you for going through the tutorial also, the feedback will make v1.1 that much better for newcomers.


    I think you have a good handle on the basics: separating parts, adding parts, resizing, rotating, and reshaping (moving the dots).
    The nice part is that the next one will be much faster, and soon you'll probably be able to whip out a new leaderhead in a couple of hours. I find that skinning takes longer than blender, trying to get the color just right is always nagging.
     
  5. Aranor

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    Actually I have always found skinning the easier part. I usually have a set idea for what I want to achieve long before I start, but will change small things where I need to.
     
  6. GarretSidzaka

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    good work!!1 :goodjob:

    what leaders did you base this off of?
     
  7. Lokolus

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    I'ts a Ragnar\Alexander right?
    He looks great, he could also be the LH for a dwarf civ.
     
  8. Agent327

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    Do NOT insult Julius Civilis!:rolleyes: Looking fine, BTW.:goodjob:

    (Should maybe point out that the poor guy was blind in one eye - like Hannibal when he got stuck in Southern Italy. Rembrandt made a realistic painting of Civilis and his co-conspirators- much to the displeasement of the Dutch "regents" commissioning the painting, who seemed unaware of this fact.)
     
  9. Refar

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    Looks great. The face and beard fit very well, making him look quite unique.

    There are small clipping issues on the hair (can you extrude edges/polygons in blender ? That would make for a very quick and esy fix) and the Backround texture is overstretched from the screen shot...
     
  10. Aranor

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    I am very aware the clipping issues, but let me assure you these small issues are nothing compared with how it looked in my earlier drafts with the beard and hair sitting in the middle of his head.
     
  11. ambrox62

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    Really good and innovative LH also :goodjob:

    When you'll release your mod as a whole? It seems really promising... :cool:
     
  12. Aranor

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    well right now I'm going through the civs i have created and fixing leaderheads and units that I feel are not up to par. When I have done that I have about 5 more civs to create then I will release it and begin work on Europa Barbarorum for Civ.
     
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    Ian Andersson! It is you!
     
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    Looks nice. But who IS this guy?
     
  16. Aranor

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    Julius Civilis was a Celto-Germanic leader of the Batavi tribe, who lived in the Rhine delta. When the Romans came his people made an alliance with Rome.

    In 64 AD Julius lead a rebellion against the Romans ( I cannot remember the reasons why they rebelled), that threatened to tear away most of north western Europe away from the Roman empire.
     
  17. Agent327

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    This seems fairly accurate, although the execution of his brother on similar charges (a possible motive for his joining the Batavian rebellion) isn't mentioned:

    CIVILIS, CLAUDIUS, or more correctly , Julius, leader of the Batavian rebellion against Rome (A.D. 69-70). He was twice imprisoned on a charge of rebellion, and narrowly escaped execution. [He was acquitted under Galba.] During the disturbances that followed the death of Nero, he took up arms under pretence of siding with Vespasian and induced the inhabitants of his native country to rebel. The Batavians, who had rendered valuable aid under the early emperors, had been well treated in order to attach them to the cause of Rome. They were exempt from tribute, but were obliged to supply a large number of men for the army, and the burden of conscription and the oppressions of provincial governors were important incentives to revolt. The Batavians were lmmediately joined by several neighbouring German tribes, the most important of whom were the Frisians. The Roman garrisons near the Rhine were driven out, and twenty-four ships captured. Two legions under Mummius Lupercus were defeated at Castra Vetera (near the modern Xanten) and surrounded. Eight cohorts of Batavian veterans joined their countrymen, and the troops sent by Vespasian to the relief of Vetera threw in their lot with them. The result of these accessions to the forces of Civilis was a rising in Gaul. Hordeonius Flaccus was murdered by his troops (70), and the whole of the Roman forces were induced by two commanders of the Gallic auxiliaries—Julius Classicus and Julius Tutor—to revolt from Rome and join Civilis. The whole of Gaul thus practically declared itself independent, and the foundation of a new kingdom of Gaul was contemplated. The prophetess Veleda predicted the complete success of Civilis and the fall of the Roman Empire. But disputes broke out amongst the different tribes and rendered co-operation impossible; Vespasian, having successfully ended the civil war, called upon Civilis to lay down his arms, and on his refusal resolved to take strong measures for the suppression of the revolt. The arrival of Petillius Cerialis with a strong force awed the Gauls and mutinous troops into submission; Civilis was defeated at Augusta Treverorum (Trier, Trèves) and Vetera, and forced to withdraw to the island of the Batavians. He finally came to an agreement with Cerialis whereby his countrymen obtained certain advantages, and resumed amicable relations with Rome. From this time Civilis disappears from history.

    The chief authority for the history of the insurrection is Tacitus, Historiae, iv., v., whose account breaks off at the beginning of Civilis's speech to Cerialis [after Civilis' defeat]; see also Josephus, Bellam Judaicum, vii. 4. There is a monography by E. Meyer, Der Freiheitskrieg der Bataver unter Civilis (1856); see also Merivale, Hist. of the Romans under the Empire, ch. 58; H. Schiller, Geschichte der römischen Kaiserzeit, bk. ii. ch. 2, § 54 (1883).

    (Linked from the Wikipedia article of Julius Civilis, which also has a link to a 9 page article on the Batavian revolt.)
     

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