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the kid anubis LeaderHead Thread

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by kid anubis, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    I finally finished Ekmek's leaderhead tutorial and managed to get Ragnor's helmet on Catherine. This was just a test for me to figure out what I was doing. And after much pain figuring out how to create, select, and assign vertex groups, finally was able to rig the helmet.

    So now I'm going to start on the missing LeaderHeads for my Women of the Sword mod, starting with:

    - a female Viking leader
    - a female Ottoman leader
    - a female Spartan/Greek leader

    I haven't settled on which BtS female leaders I'll use as bases yet, but am open to suggestions :)

    If all goes well, I'll also be looking into some Middle Earth/fantasy leaderheads in the future.
     

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  2. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    You also should try to move some of the clothing over to her, should look better then ;).
     
  3. The Capo

    The Capo godless Heathen

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    He'll be here all week ladies and gentlemen, don't forget to tip your waitress!
     
  4. MadmanOfALeader

    MadmanOfALeader Deity

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    I'd prefer if he took the clothes away from Catherine! :lol:
     
  5. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    Don't tempt me! I suppose I could slip in my version of 'hot coffee' ;)

    Actually, is there an official forum policy on the amount of skin shown for leaders/units? not that I'm looking to do anything, just curious.
     
  6. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    I thought about it, but Catherine's animation is problematic. She shows her back and flips her hair. This 'breaks' Ragnor's helmet and cape (she moves through them). And some assets, like Sitting Bull's headdress don't seem to have a 'back' to them.

    I haven't decided if I want to keep going with Catherine as the base for the female Viking leader or someone else, like Isabella. Although either way, I need to make her hair blond.
     
  7. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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  8. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    Thanks! And just in time to have to relearn everything for Civ V. Also, I've been meaning to thank you for your tutorial.

    And swapping animations!?! I'm barely swapping parts! :)
     
  9. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    nah you just copy one animation file and rename it to the one you want to switch. its pretty easy
     
  10. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    so I decided to play around with backgrounds and the camera. I revisited Valeria (my goth reskin of Shahzerahade). First I reset the camera on her to get her centered a bit better. I then swapped the background to Julius Caeser's since Valeria is Roman. I had to monkey with the background rotation and scale, but I seem to have gotten it lined up the way I wanted (or at least no red).

    I'm not reposting her yet because I plan to do some remapping of textures. I need the practice.
     

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  11. killmeplease

    killmeplease Mk Z on Steam

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    for female viking leader i'd recomend you to use Victoria leaderhead :)
     
  12. The Capo

    The Capo godless Heathen

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    I agree, like the proverbial fat-lady at the opera.
     
  13. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    wow. I hadn't thought of that. I'll get started this weekend.
     
  14. IgorS

    IgorS Your ad could be here!

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    You can also take Sitting Bull's hair and colour it blonde and put it on her.
     
  15. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    Ha! Thanks! I was just trying to figure out how I would do braids and was thinking of modifying Catherine's pony tail.
     
  16. kid anubis

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    I've started on the female viking leader and got Sitting Bull's pony tails on a (mostly) stripped down Victoria (don't panic, she still has her shirt on). There is a bit of clipping with the pony tail tips that I'll have look at when the animation first starts.

    Next up is Ragnor's helmet, then I have to figure out her sleeves (shirt will be Ragnor's chainmail).
     

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  17. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I think, this will be a really cool leaderhead :).
     
  18. Vrenir

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    You could use Hannibal's shoulder pieces (colored grey) on her.
     
  19. The Capo

    The Capo godless Heathen

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    Actually, you should use Ragnar's helmet as a bra, it would look even better if you used Ragnar's helmet for her head, and took the trim off and replaced it with the trim frmo Genghis Khan.
     
  20. kid anubis

    kid anubis octorilla wrangler

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    Great suggestion on the bra! I'll see what I can do.
     

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