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#1 Eldarion

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 03:46 AM

Well, I figured that at least some of you have probably seen these already in the WOA topic in BFME2 modding, but I figured I might as well post them here and get some commentary from all the expert skinners out there.

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Yes, significant portions of the skins are EA's, including a good bit of CAH stuff (Legolas, in particular, though I'm planning to make some changes to him). As somebody here said once, I see no point in redoing what has already been done well. I simply changed what I didn't like about EA's skins...such as getting rid of all the bright yellow armor, adding sleeves to the Mithlond units, etc.

Skins that I am already planning on changing:
- Legolas (face, armor)
- Celeborn's Armor (hairy ears)
- Thranduil's Robes (for different model)
- Cirdan (big nose)

Skins that I am planning on redoing completely:
- Rivendell horse skins
- Lorien horse skins

That list is so people do not needlessly point out problems that I am already aware of and planning on fixing :) . Other than those few things I listed, please comment :grin: ! Constructive criticism would be extremely helpful for me :) - I want to improve.
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:41 AM

I would say : Try adding more shadows to some of your skins
like Celeborn and Cirdan
I don't know much about elven clothing ,, Is the white and blue two different clothes around his neck ?
Cause then you need to add shadows there ,, if not ,, ignore this :grin:

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:57 AM

Yes, the blue and white are two different layers of robes he's wearing. I believe I did add shadows in that area on Cirdan at least...maybe they weren't strong enough. And I may have forgotten on Celeborn - I was in a bit of a hurry with that skin. I do try to add shadows, but maybe they aren't dark enough to show...

Anyway, thanks for your input, though I'm kinda dissapointed that no one else bothered to post :( . Oh well, I'll keep hoping...

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:20 PM

Well, I still say theyre all great, and i cant wait to get you back and onto another faction.

And as for Celeborns ears, thats partly my fault, as i never had time to remap the model.
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:27 PM

Hmm, I like them. Cool stuff!

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:59 PM

Thanks, DLOTS :mellow: .

So, Argolis, I don't need to redo Celeborn's armor skin to fix the ears? You can fix it? Phew :p !

And I've got my computer up here at boarding school now, so I'll keep working on some skinning on the weekends and such, when I have time. There are still a few things in the Elven faction need doing, and then I'll start on the Dwarves - I have some ideas already ;) . Afraid I won't be able to send you the stuff 'til Christmas break, though (Dec. 15) :( .

Oh, yeah, that was me, Eldarion ;) .

Lauris nice

Edited by Lauri, 13 November 2006 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:36 PM

Good to know youre still around.
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:39 AM

Sorry, Ive been kinda busy lately, and as it is, I don't visit the Modelling/skinning section often anyway. My input:
1: Im not a skinner, so I can't critisize your work.
2: I knew that you would take up skinning someday, and when you did you would be AWESOME at it. AWESOME WORK MAN!!!
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#9 Eldarion

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:04 PM

An update on what I've been doing skinning-wise. Unfortunately, I can't post pics, for various irritating reasons related to Internet access :p . I'll post these up in about 3 weeks when I go home.

Anyway, I've done an entirely new skin for Thranduil - some nice green robes with golden battle armor underneath, showing through the open front of the outer robe. I'll be doing something similar with leather armor as a reskin for EA's model, to be used as a 3000-year-younger Thranduil in the LA version of the mod :scars: .

I've done a new skin for the Gondolin Avengers in the WOTR Rivendell minifaction, and I believe their armor is one of my best and most original skins yet :cool: - silver armor on blue fabric, like the old skin. I'm pretty sure it took more work than any other skin I've done so far ;) .

I felt Glorfindel deserved a bit more than what I'd given him so far, so I made a golden version of the Gondolin Avenger's armor for him. He looks much more the powerful Elf lord now ;) . I also changed his face.

I've done horse skins for all the Rivendell units and heroes. The Knights' and Lancers' horses are unique from each other, and both have random colors. I made some slightly different versions for Elladan and Elrohir - their horses' armor and...don't know what you call a cloth thrown over a horse's back under the saddle...will match their own armor and robes. Likewise with Glorfindel - I did an entirely unique horse skin for him, which matches his armor in what I'm beginning to think of as a First Age style.

Finally, I've begun work on a reskin for the Dwarf Guardian, using what is either a CAH skin or one of EA's unused (but much better) unit skins.

My next projects: finishing the Guardian and reskinning Legolas...again. His was the first skin I finished, and I definitely feel I can do better now...especially on the face. I'll also be making some changes to his clothes and completely redoing his armor skin, as a leather version of Thranduil's new armor.

I'll post pics of this stuff as soon as I get a chance to send the skins to Argolis...which probably won't be for about 3 weeks :p . Hope your responses to the new stuff will be as favorable as those to the stuff I've already posted :twisted: .

Edited by Eldarion, 21 November 2006 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:45 PM

arg, 3 weeks? you bastardo ;)

I've done a new skin for the Gondolin Avengers in the WOTR Rivendell minifaction, and I believe their armor is one of my best and most original skins yet

oh, the way I saw it first was

I've done a new skin for the Goblin Avengers in the WOTR Rivendell minifaction, and I believe their armor is one of my best and most original skins yet

like, goblins for rivendell? :scars: but I can read :p
looking forward :p :cool: :twisted:

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:32 PM

Some of my new stuff: Southern Fiefdoms. Not a patch on Nertea's awe-inspiring skins, but I thought I'd post them anyway.

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(I'm aware of the messed-up mapping on this one's chest, so no need to point it out)

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Constructive criticism would be very welcome. I'm always looking for ways to improve :p .
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:56 PM

well, for the Lossarnach and Pinnath, you could desaturate the clothing :thumbsupsmiley:
Also, the Lossarnach looks pretty fat to be a warrior :p

your best work is the Ringlo Vale :rolleyes: that shield looks so realistic in my eyes :p
*non-shield now* you might wanna make the non-armored version more lighted :xcahik_: cause it's to dark..

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

btw loose the gold sword I modelled for the soliders of minas tirith it does'nt really go on the ringo vale dudes a more sliver dirty colour would be better...

I think you could make them all look alot more ....dirty and desaturate the colour as lauri said.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:24 AM

well, for the Lossarnach and Pinnath, you could desaturate the clothing ^_^

Will do ^_^ .

Also, the Lossarnach looks pretty fat to be a warrior :p

I should point out that all of the models are either EA's or WOA's (such as that sword by Feanor). I only do the skins. The Lossarnach guy is fat because he's using EA's Rohirrim model, which is pretty fat. I'll have to ask Argolis to slim him down a bit ;) .

your best work is the Ringlo Vale ;) that shield looks so realistic in my eyes :wub:
*non-shield now* you might wanna make the non-armored version more lighted ;) cause it's to dark..

I think the lighting is just an issue in the W3D viewer, since I know that the skins are the same brightness.

btw loose the gold sword I modelled for the soliders of minas tirith it does'nt really go on the ringo vale dudes a more sliver dirty colour would be better...

I'll do that.

I think you could make them all look alot more ....dirty and desaturate the colour as lauri said.

I'll do that too. Hmm...I have a metal-mottling brush, now I'll have to make a mud-spattering brush :p .

Thanks for the input :xd: .
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