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List of Avaliable Fantasy Units

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Unit Graphics' started by Murphy613, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Murphy613

    Murphy613 Chieftain

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    Thanks to Nomad Or What, Civilizations V finally has centaurs! Check it out:

    (And its converted from FFH to boot!)
     
  2. Civitar

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    I'm hoping that the great dragon Acheron will be there soon, but I'm experiencing some issues at the moment. However, at least his animations are working now!
     
  3. bane_

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    Did anyone knew about THESE?
    I have the Kohan KoW Warchest so I'll follow Deliverator's guide to see if I can come up with something. :D
     
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    I could certainly use the angel and demon-thingy in the first picture. And the Golshan, Ifrit and Juton would be nice to have...
     
  5. Nomad or What

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    I tried to convert the Ifrit, but the .kf animations are not in a supported format for Blender to import. Anyone with a copy of 3DS Max might be able to convert it, however. I am surprised that the angel hasn't been converted already; haven't tried Abaddon yet....
     
  6. Deliverator

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    Yeah, the Kohan II NIF/KF version is an earlier one and won't import into Blender directly AFAIK. To import those models I had to import into 3DS Max, make sure the "start" and "end" notes were there for the animation then export to Civ 4 format NIF/KF which can be imported into Blender.

    There is some still relevant information on Kohan II units conversion here.

    I still have 3DS Max 7 so if people want some particular units I could potentially do the first step of converting the NIF/KF files to be ready for Blender.

    Bear in mind that any glow effects are not going to work because Civ 5 cannot use alpha for transparency.
     
  7. Nomad or What

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    I am still curious about where the files are for the fire lizard from this post... :)
     
  8. Deliverator

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    While we're on the subject of stuff that should be converted - someone should convert all Serezeth's stuff - he definitely produced some of the best quality models and textures for Civ 4.
     
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    I agree - Pazyryk needs heroes for his mod and many of SeZereth's Civ IV units would fit the bill nicely.
     
  10. Deliverator

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    You can download what I have here. There is a working mod, my latest .blend file and the source files in the zip.

    I was planning to speed up the walking animation or slow down the movement as it looks a bit weird at the moment. I never really got into testing the attack animations, etc. There is a breath attack animation if you fancied trying to attack the Dromon Greek Fire to it. You might need to add some extra FX bones.
     
  11. Nomad or What

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    Thanks! I was planning on using this for my Orc Lizard Rider unit. I am just getting into animation (I have a somewhat iffy attempt at it with the slaver unit), so I may try to fine-tune the animations and add bones for a rider (which could simply have the mesh omitted if it is to be without a rider). I would definitely need to add a bone for the Dromon fire if used, since it needs an animating bone to create a tangent for the arc of fire it generates. Overall a lengthy project, but I believe the final product will be worthwhile.

    I am noticing that a few sets of custom animations would go a long way in defining myriad fantasy units that as of yet do not display as eloquently as they could. Here are a few custom animations I was thinking of creating:

    - Endomorph (for Dwarves, Golems, and other large beasts that are as wide as they are tall)
    - Winged flying unit (Angels, Demons, etc.; there may be a decent set of customs already but I haven't investigated as of yet)
    - Dragon flyer (unlike the Drake unit or Chalid's grounded version, this would be a flyer with articulating tail and wings and capable of breathing fire. It would use Chalid's dragon as a base so that all of the skins would be usable, but it would be sleeker)
    - Caped combat unit (designed specifically for combat, unlike the Scout), with 1-hand and 2-hand weapon versions
    - Charging animal (wild boar, bull, elephant, etc.); the wolf has a thrash attack but it doesn't correlate well with the charge-and-gore effect I want
    - Mounted combat; something more intimate for mounts that have a separate melee attack apart from the rider (fire lizard fits this category)
    - Flying unit with rider (I tried this with the eagle rider conversion I did but it is rather clunky)

    Any other ideas or suggestions? I have my work cut out for me :crazyeye: !
     
  12. Civitar

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    How about underwater monsters? So we can have Sea Serpents and Sharks and whatnot...
     
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    Nope, unfortunately Murphy appears to have faded out now that his modding dream is fulfilled. Or almost.
     
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    Oh. What is/was his dream? Has he moved to BE or something?
     
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    No, he wanted to get more fantasy units in Civ5 and I think he really wanted to see FFH converted to Civ5. But he's been more and more busy with the real world and basically hasn't put in an appearance in months.
     
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    So, there was I thinking... Have anyone that has Beyond Earth tried to bring the Alien units to Civ5?

    As far as I know, the games aren't that much different, so the units probably aren't incompatible.

    Unfortunately I don't have CiV:BE yet (Santa, here is your hint). :(
     
  19. Civitar

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    Yes, I have. I can get the models into Civ5 no problem.
    But I can't get the effects in, so you'll have no flashes, laser beams, explosions, splashes, alien gunk splatters, fires, or smoke. And the units will be totally silent.
     
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    You can have mine. I don't like it.
    Sadly, I don't think there is a way to send you my used steam game. :(
     

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