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Dak Drexl 05-20-2010 10:52 PM

Dak's WIPs
 
I'm working on a PC head mod that brings one of my favorite K1 heads into TSL... before I get a whole bunch of spammed posts about porting, no this is not porting. I was browsing through heads and I noticed that this (disregard the skin, just a reference. Though it is very cool :p) one has many similarities to this (on the bottom) one from K1. So I reshaped it and made the new skin and I think it looks decent.

Now, I'm going to include various skins for this. The default skin that you see in the pic and a chiss are what I've decided on so far. Would anyone like to see anything else? (This idea was inspired by RedRob41's awesome PC heads in RoR. Thanks man!)
Also if anyone has suggestions about how I can improve it, please tell!

Screenie:
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Edit: Would a mod please change this to "Dak's W.I.P. Thread" so I don't have to keep posting new threads? Thanks.

redrob41 05-21-2010 05:22 PM

that's looking pretty good so far Dak, very similar to the head you mentioned. The seam across the forehead is a bit noticeable tho.

Dak Drexl 05-21-2010 05:34 PM

I'll try to work on that. For some reason the top segment of the forehead (where the hair meets the head down to that little line) has its own part on the UVmap, so it's tough to match the colors just right.

Edit: Wait, is that something like this?

redrob41 05-21-2010 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2725800)
Edit: Wait, is that something like this?

I don't think so. Are you using PMHA03.mdl or PMHA07.mdl?

Dak Drexl 05-22-2010 02:05 PM

I'm using PMHA06.mdl/.mdx

Edit: Fixed which model...

Forogorn 05-22-2010 02:14 PM

That's a pretty well done skin, and I noticed it's not porting because of the model's head shape is a little different. Great job.

Dak Drexl 05-24-2010 09:34 PM

Update:
Finished up two skins (might do one or two more, I dunno), both the complete transitions for the regular human and a chiss. I just have to get my .2da entry right so the chiss' skin is blue in his undies :rolleyes:
Also, to add to the K1 style, the default clothes for the heads will be K1 style robes.

Screens:

VarsityPuppet 05-24-2010 10:00 PM

The dude's head is a little dark, don't you think?

I recommend this tutorial here: For making good portraits.

I do applaud your attempt: making portraits is one of the harder things to make, at least in terms of getting it to look right. Hell, I contributed to the tutorial and I can't even get mine to look right half of the time...

Dak Drexl 05-24-2010 10:04 PM

Yeah, I just realized that after I switched computers... My other monitor is very light. I always have that problem -_- so really for me it's just like guess and check about the brightness thing. Will check out that tut though :)

Looks good in-game, but I think the screens should look good too. I'll just play around with he brightness and contrast and what not. Thanks VP.

Dak Drexl 05-24-2010 11:17 PM

Just went ahead and remade them:

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What do you think?

redrob41 05-25-2010 01:43 AM

well, he looks like he's got a bikini tan line on his chin. I didn't notice that in the first pic. Once you fix that, it'll look great.

Dak Drexl 05-25-2010 05:27 PM

That's been giving me trouble too. It comes in and out of view at different angles, so I don't really know how I should approach it :wonder:

redrob41 05-25-2010 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2726571)
That's been giving me trouble too. It comes in and out of view at different angles, so I don't really know how I should approach it :wonder:

That sounds more like this problem:
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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2725800)
Edit: Wait, is that something like this?

I always thought that it had something to do with the self illumination of the model, but I have no idea if I'm right, how to test it, or how to fix it :( sorry.

Dak Drexl 05-28-2010 06:06 PM

Eh well that's okay. I'll just include flattering screenshots when I release ::
I just need to get my .2da's straight and it'll be good to go.

Since this is now my WIP thread, I figured I'd post some screens of some other projects I finished a while back. I uploaded them to Kotor Files about a week ago and am patiently waiting for them to be added :)

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Enjoy!
If there are any heads anyone might like to see, please tell me because I'd love to do it! That's about all I can do anyways :xp:

Forogorn 05-29-2010 01:31 PM

That new Dopak looks way better than the original, for real, I love those awesome Sith eyes.

Trench 05-29-2010 01:48 PM

Nice work!

I'd personally like to see an attempt at skinning a Taung. (The skin should be grayer than it is in the main article picture.)

LDR 05-29-2010 02:39 PM

I'd like to see... Saren, or the Collectors. From the Mass Effect series. Oh yeah... nice work!

Holty1-5 05-29-2010 03:22 PM

Well Since The Others are i will also Make a Request :) (For K1)

Could you try to Change the Head with No hair (The Bald 1 ;P ) to WWE superstar Randy Orton.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2wg7y1l.png

and the One at the Front here

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/pho...18-650-406.jpg

Dak Drexl 05-29-2010 04:32 PM

Hehe come on people :eek:
The Taung may be doable but very hard; I'll probably give it a go sometime when I get better.... a lot better.
Have not played mass effect, but I googled those LDR and they would be impossible. Now, Holty, that's a sensible request. I'll do it when I have a free moment from our "other" works :thmbup1:

LDR 05-29-2010 05:03 PM

One time, Mr. Miller told me:
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Nothing is impossible. We just don't know how to do it.
Dak, it isn't impossible. It'll just take lots of time and painstaking effort. An plus all that boring UVMapping.

Dak Drexl 06-05-2010 07:39 PM

Well well looks like Dak has another WIP and this one isn't a boring 'ol head.
I present: Mandalorian Wars Jedi Robes! :emodanc:

Thanks to VarsityPuppet's new findings (seriously, everybody thank VP!), we can now make neat little things with robes. As the title suggests, I am bringing in robes from the mandalorian wars era (what I think they would look like, at least). This includes 1. Jedi General Robe, 2. Jedi Knight Robe, and 3. What I am calling a Jedi Weapon Master Robe.

Since I have to replace 2 models for this mod, can I please have some suggestions (again)? Also I am planning on having several (at least 3) different skin variations for each new model. I hope you guys like what you see!

1/3 models complete (originally had 2, but one was very f'd up in-game)
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The Jedi Knight robes will be the robe with the Republic soldier model (I may include my camo skins with these:thmbup1:) and the weapon master model will use a heavy armor of some sort. Hope you all like!!

VarsityPuppet 06-05-2010 07:47 PM

Looks very nice.

newbiemodder 06-05-2010 07:49 PM

nice pairing Dak! Looks good.

LDR 06-05-2010 07:53 PM

WOW. Nice robes, but try to replace the Republic Officer uniform with that of a Republic Admiral.

VarsityPuppet 06-05-2010 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by LordDeathRay (Post 2729239)
WOW. Nice robes, but try to replace the Republic Officer uniform with that of a Republic Admiral.

There isn't a male Republic admiral model: the only admiral model I know of is Dodonna's and as manly as she comes off as, that body would not work well for a male.

But maybe I'm wrong. Either way, perhaps a "General" reskin would be a likely possibility.


EDIT: By the way, Dak, I can fix the UVmap and move some verts if you want me to. I have your model and the skins, so I could do it pretty quickly I think.

redrob41 06-05-2010 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by VarsityPuppet (Post 2729243)
There isn't a male Republic admiral model: the only admiral model I know of is Dodonna's and as manly as she comes off as, that body would not work well for a male.

Yeah. When I made my Admiral Carth model, I used a Sith officer model, moved some verts around, and re-skinned it using Dodonna's texture (cut and paste). I may have had to move some uvw nodes around as well.

Perhaps you could do something similar?

Dak Drexl 06-07-2010 09:53 PM

While I do like the idea of the Admiral thing, I don't think there were many jedi admirals running around on the battlefield, ya know? Maybe (most likely :)) another project for another time. Anyhow, a little update. I finished my 2nd model, what I will probably call my jedi knight battle robe or something (if someone has a better idea feel free to pitch in). It's the Republic armor with a robe as you will see in the screens. I have two skins done with this one, in the first I enhanced the original Republic armor with better colors and also added the Jedi Council logo onto the chest. The second one I just had to do - it just SCREAMS "battle of Dxun" to me. I used one of my camo skins from my other mod and also put the logo on the chest. Enjoy!



Edit: VP, just saw your edit. Thanks, but I think I'd rather re-do the UVmap myself just for extra practice. Thank you though.

Darth Payne 06-07-2010 11:56 PM

Now those are some nice robes.

Are you going to add Onderon and Telos security as well?

Dak Drexl 06-08-2010 12:09 AM

Yes, I will include TSF skins of the Republic robes. Now Onderon soldiers I did not think of, which is a great idea. However it doesn't fit into what I'm working on now. I may add that to something another time or have a separate release if I get tired of these ones.

LDR 06-08-2010 07:18 AM

I like the camo robe. But, perhaps you could reskin the robe to be camo also?

beretta 06-08-2010 11:50 AM

Looks great so far.

.:Lord Revan:. 06-08-2010 12:14 PM

I like the camo robe but i think it looks to soldiery if you know what i mean :)

Yellow_Pinkie 06-08-2010 12:22 PM

I like the added robes. Maybe make a dark version, like secret police or deathdealers from Underworld.

Dak Drexl 06-08-2010 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Yellow_Pinkie (Post 2729830)
I like the added robes. Maybe make a dark version, like secret police or deathdealers from Underworld.

I thought of this too, and I will probably have two versions eventually. One dark and one light.

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Originally Posted by .:Lord Revan:. (Post 2729827)
I like the camo robe but i think it looks to soldiery if you know what i mean

They're supposed to be very soldiery :)

.:Lord Revan:. 06-08-2010 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2729900)
They're supposed to be very soldiery :)

I know they are supposed to be soldiery but i don't think i can picture a Jedi in camo :D

LDR 06-08-2010 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl
While I do like the idea of the Admiral thing, I don't think there were many jedi admirals running around on the battlefield, ya know? Maybe (most likely :) ) another project for another time.

Dak, for the Republic Admiral, I ment to say to use the Sith Admiral uniform and reskin it to look more like a Republic Admiral. Or you could use the Republic Admiral skin worn by Admiral Cole in Brotherhood of Shadow: Solomon's Revenge (just ask Silveredge). That is, if you want to change the thing.

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Originally Posted by Dak Drexl

I like 'em. For the first robe, could you skin the robe part to be red? To fit in with the red armor? And for the second one, can you skin the robe part to be camouflage?

Dak Drexl 06-09-2010 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by LordDeathRay (Post 2729984)
I like 'em. For the first robe, could you skin the robe part to be red? To fit in with the red armor? And for the second one, can you skin the robe part to be camouflage?

Well for the red question, I actually had a red robe on the original model I made and it didn't look very good. Too much red...

Also, if the robe is camo, it looks kind of silly TBH. What I was really going for anyway was kind of like the Jedi that wear the Republic uniforms wear their own robes overtop. If you know what I mean.

LDR 06-09-2010 06:40 PM

OH. But can you make a camouflage Jedi Master Robes?

Dak Drexl 06-09-2010 09:11 PM

Sure LDR, I'll do one for you sometime.

Also, I've decided to throw away the heavy armor and keep it strictly Republic.

Dak Drexl 06-10-2010 12:41 PM

All done making .uti's and getting stuff replaced. I managed to replace two unused things so no worries about getting something you like replaced. Now I just need to make icons, implement them in-game (I was thinking of adding them to the Dxun Cache, the one you can open up with the lever) and finish one last skin. Does anyone have an idea for a color scheme for the Jedi General robe? I had an idea but can't get it to look right.


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