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Supa's Heads

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Supa, May 1, 2012.

  1. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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    Soon after reading a topic about the Cthulhu Civilization in the Steampunk forum and its lack of leaderhead, I found a nice Octopus-headed man model.. You see where I'm going: I didn't take long before I tried to make my first animated LH. I hope I didn't forget any file.

    Cthulhu Priest

    Never in the Lovecraft's novels appeared such a beast. I've never encountered it either in pastiches and follow ups. So I'm drifting away from all canon.. You can build your own backstory for him : A whole new underwater species, a mutated/corrupted human, a hybrid human/xothian, a very young xothian, etc. :D


    Neutral to Happy to Neutral to Angry to Neutral (actual palette)



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    Animation by Supa
    Flayer and cloth models by Sixus1
    Cthulhu Loves picture by Marcelo Gallegos (http://www.niceghost.com/)
     
  2. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Looks very batrachian :)
     
  4. Balthasar

    Balthasar Wise Man

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    I've been hoping for this for a long time! Very well done, although in your preview he seems to fade away into darkness for a moment as he gets angrier, at least on a computer with a dark display (like I have). But I'll reserve judgement on that until I see it in-game. I love the leaderhead pcx's, there's some perfectly understated humor there. Lol, really.
     
  5. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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    Thanks for the comments.

    @Balthasar :

    It's the way I intended it. When he gets angry, the player found himself into growing darkness, building up tension. The red eyes appear when he gets very angry. In fact, it's right at a moment of play forward-backward so they're slightly flickering. Actually quite cool.
     
  6. KingArthur

    KingArthur Tinkering with biqs

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    bigdog5994 Lady Day

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    i love the name your thread
     
  8. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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  9. Gojira54

    Gojira54 The folly of Man

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    Wow, that is a killer head! I love how it fades in and out of the shadows based on it's mood. I am sure it is blasphemy to many on this thread but I was never much into Cthulu, but I wish I was just so I could use that LH...
     
  10. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    DangidyDangDang.

    Another creation that has got to find a home.

    EDIT: Any chance of a King unit?

    Never mind. just saw the other thread.
     
  11. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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    Thanks!

    @Gojira54

    Burn him ! ;)

    I don't blame you, with so many pastiches and reprises you could have read some really poor stories. Lovecraft's novels, in which Cthulhu doesn't really have a central role (1), can also be off-putting as characters are rarely memorable. However, there are really worth the time.

    [1] It was August Derleth that named the more-or-less connected Lovecraft's stories and its pastiches "Cthulhu Mythos" (after proposing it to be the "Hastur Mythos"). Lovecraft likely never wanted to create a pantheon and only used it parsimoniously, and not always in the same way, to create a mood. Derleth missed that point, among others, and tried to structure it.

    @Blue Monkey

    Yes, I'm ahead of you on this one !
     
  12. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Lovecraft is superb at atmosphere when he brings his A game. At The Mountains of Madness is - in part - so effective because it's in the first person. Get the heebeejeebees first hand. I'll listen by candlelight to Richard Coyle read Lovecraft no matter how many times I've heard it before. His version of ATMOM has just enough sound effects to keep me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next sentence.
     
  13. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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    That BBC programme sounds very good. Is there a way to download these (and past) episodes for future listening ? I wish radio play could come back.. Perhaps they did and nobody warned me !
     
  14. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Some of the stuff is available for purchase. Most of it is just streamcast. The Lovecraft seems to be replayed about every six months or so. I'll try to remember to post the next time Mountains of Madness comes around.
     
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    Grandraem Alchemist

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    That lighting effect is very cool! All around excellent LH! :thumbsup:
     
  17. Supa

    Supa Out of Cheese Error

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    Thank you, Grandraem.

    The changing light was really a bet, considering the limited palette (256 colors). I'm glad it payed off. :) Note that there is more than only a changing light effect. Different areas of the (2D) background react differently to it, there is also a slight and continuously changing bump map for the "far away" waters. It was really fun to make.
     
  18. Plotinus

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    That's a very nice LH (sorry not to have spotted it earlier) - very imaginative use of the darkness and also the cute Cthulhu in the "loves" image!
     
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    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Streamcast of episode one available with the rest to follow. Make sure to listen. Best Lovecraft I've ever heard. IMHO it's meant to be heard and not seen.
     

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