Posts posted by Ruku
Here's a quick update on Bly:
Marz, have you not listened to my idea earlier regarding the file size?
Split it up into 3 series of "Ultima" packs. This is not only for download sizes, but choices aswell. Some people don't want to download a giant pack of 20+ skins ... when they only want the Episode II Clones... or the Republic Commandos, or the Episode III Troopers.
Come on, this works better for everyone.
By the by, what brush did you use for those black smears?
Ahhh, ones I made a while back. After I've seen this project through, I'll what I can do about rounding them all up for you.
Scroll back around 10 pages, Marcus LeCoy has already done one. It would be rude of me to make one of my own.
I hate to say this Ruku, but I despise the *surf off or *off text lines. They were both done and explored for the old clone models. Even today I still get e-mails of people complaining about "why is this white in single player"... The model was released a couple years ago, and I still get complaints. That request will only fill up my mail bin. Unless you can show me that it can be done to not effect the game visuals for both single and multiplayer, I wont even consider it. I am concerned about file size, but I am also concerned about my sanity. I think we should just keep the goggles up, because its way to much to add to the plate right now. Sorry, I hate to turn down such a request from a great skinner, but...
Keep up the great work! Make sure you have optimized the JPG's before you send me the skins (meaning "looks great, but small size"). Marzout
:\ ... Deviss has only been seen with them down, that's the point I'm making. It's like making Bacara without his skirt..
And now, a quick preview of (unfinished) Bly:
I spotted a minor nit: The red stripes on the model's chin are thicker than those of the reference. (I'm sorry if I'm repeating someone else, but I haven't seen anyone else post about this, so I thought I would.)
That aside, I love your work, Ruku.
Everyone else working on this has done a great job as well. And hats off to Neomarz for creating an excellent model.
Thanks for spotting that, I emphasize that these aren't finished until they are in your hands; hence those stripes will be changed, along with other slight tweaks.
...there are two silver thing on there Chins...you shud make em BLACK ! Like the real clones had...
..... It all depends on what light they are in. They *are* silver, they are just usually shadowed. Besides, this add more contrast.
and it wud be cool if ya can make them a little bit colerfull...and i think Cleaner
Exactly how colorful am I making them? If you hadn't noticed already, the colors are quite bright and contrasting as it is. This wasn't due to lack of realism, I did this because in the game, you want to be able to tell them apart, especially the 212th Batallion and the 7th Skys. As for "cleaner" .... these guys have been through ~3+ years of the Clone Wars...
I did them heavily "battle scarred" because as you should probably know... JKA isn't one to show great detail over long distances. When I did a first test with them, with minimal dirt... they looked clean from a distance. This way, it's alot more pronounced in the game.
Well, I figured I'd leave Deviss for second, as everyone seems to crave Bly. Unfortunately, no... I am not posting a screen at this point . But I can tell you this:
It'll be done very soon.
Eh, Marz... another request!
The Bly model you sent me, it needs one more thing! The visor in a "down" position (over the eyes, and "*off"-able, obviously), on the same model as Bly. I need this for Deviss. Also the question is, shall I just make all the variants I've done, on the Bly model? You know, just "*off" the surfaces in each variant that I don't need?
It'd be more efficient for the sake of file size.
I have no idea, lol.
Now the 41st Legion is done too, yay.
The next one to be worked on is most probably Commander Deviss, so stay tuned!
Hey Ruku, your welcome to work on Gree if you want. Your doing such a good job. Mine was kinda whipped together, so if you feel you can add it to what youve got so far, go ahead. Marzout
lol, that was the plan . I thought back at the beginning I solidified my position on Gree? Either way, yeah... I'm all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake.
Obviously not, I'm simply saying that if they are up for offer.. I'll add them to my remaining list.
Well, now that I have a base texture for both clean and dirty... I'd be happy to do any remaining Troopers... as long as they are from the Episode III film, and supposing the offer has been put forward (I'm just going by Dragoon's post).
A little screenshot I made, just for fun (it also happens to be in-game, hence the dodgy "rotoscoping" on my part ):
Oh yeah, at the time, I forgot to add in the hand textures, so that's why they are white
And here it is, folks: The 212th Attack Batallion!
(Fortunately for me, they share the exact same pattern as the 7th Sky Corps... So I changed the scuff/burn marks around a little bit... but it makes hardly any difference)
Another unveiling: 7th Sky Corps!
Coming up next: The 212th Attack Batallion.
I had to add the blue stripes for Para
Without further waiting... I give you Commander Thire:
Cody, Bly... whatever. Point is... I know visually, which one I am doing
The head is a seperate texture from the rest of the body... and lately, the rest of the body has been my focus. I meant that the body was finished. Obviously the head isn't done.... neither is Deviss and the lower half of Bly... but you didn't know that part .
Your beloved blue stripes will be on the next screen, I promise.
Loooooks GREAT! He is squeeky clean. Just teezing... Looks Awesome! Cant wait to see the rest. I like the accuracy on the arm, and leg "running curves". I new they needed work on mine. Marzout
Haha thanks, it was all a prelude to the best part: The dirty version. I get to send 'em to war!
But, in regards to the release date... perhaps you should run the suggestion I made. Get all the Ep2 clones good to go, and release them as their own pack (ie. Clone Ultima: Episode II).
Meanwhilst, you keep working on those Republic Commandos... Then release them as "Clone Ultima: Republic Commando". Now at this point, the community now has an "ultimate" pack for almost every clone they could possibly need, and are now hounding for the Episode III pack.
At this point, it would have bought (me, especially) enough time to perfect the Episode III pack (which shall obviously receive the most scrutiny) and then we release it into their greedy hands.
All the while, everyone is happy and not rushed .
NeoMarz's Ultimate Clone Pack VM
Whom are you talking to?
If you mean the textures on Bly's pistols, NeoMarz did them... I still haven't done mine to replace them.
If you mean my Arc pistols shown in the void, I didn't have any reference other than the Clone Wars series and the DC-15s rifle (Episode III).
I hope that answers either possibility