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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:54 am

The Amethyst Dragon sighs at his own quest for "better"...

So, yesterday morning I got an idea for a new creature model and how to go about making it. With only a few hours of work snuck in between feeding 4 kids, taking care of 2 kids that felt lousy from getting 5 immunizations each, and cleaning the house a bit, I managed to finish that creature model and test it out in the build module. With some tweaks, it looked good. I was ready to finalize it in the appearance.2da.

Just to make sure nobody else had made a better model for this particular creature, I went and did a little search on the Vault. There were a couple other versions of this creature, but I liked mine better. Then I stumbled on a model for a related creature that blew me away (no not similar looking, just distantly related). I decided to take that related creature model, adapt it for use in Aenea, and adapt it again to make a second creature model.

Of course, putting these new models together with the one I'd just made...I got dissatisfied with my own work. When "good" becomes "meh" without changing... Icon_eek

Now, I'm back to work in gmax so that I can remake my creature model, plus another related one I got an idea for. I think of it as a little gift for the players for all the time you've dedicated to Aenea, which you'll get to see once I upload a new updates hak file in under a week.

By the way...skin meshes are a pain in the rear! And emitters are even worse, since you can't even see them in gmax while you're working with them. When "good" becomes "meh" without changing... Icon_rolleyes

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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:41 am

Yech...

Well thanks for all the effort, The Amethyst Dragon.

I do have a question: when you do the updates hak, will it include anything for some of the spell bugs and/or suggestions?

Not a huge deal if not... it can wait, obviously... just being hopeful is all Smile
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Post by eeriegeek on Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:45 am

Ooo, Mysterious... I can't wait!
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:40 am

daveyeisley wrote:Yech...

Well thanks for all the effort, The Amethyst Dragon.

I do have a question: when you do the updates hak, will it include anything for some of the spell bugs and/or suggestions?

Not a huge deal if not... it can wait, obviously... just being hopeful is all Smile

We'll see what I can find time for. Besides this sudden idea for this creature model, I've just been working on the epic magic stuff for the last couple of weeks.

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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:05 pm

Ooooh, new things to kill!
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:04 pm

Eric of Atrophy wrote:Ooooh, new things to kill!
hehe...not really new things to kill, just much better looking. Smile

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Post by Elhanan on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Eric of Atrophy wrote:Ooooh, new things to kill!

I thought those were entitled, "Freshman".... *for all the campus employed gamers*
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:00 pm

Elhanan wrote:I thought those were entitled, "Freshman".... *for all the campus employed gamers*
That's funny stuff! And welcome back, O Ancient One! Been awhile...
The Amethyst Dragon wrote:hehe...not really new things to kill, just much better
looking. Smile
As long as it all dies the same! Improvement is never a bad thing, methinks... When "good" becomes "meh" without changing... Icon_razz
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Post by eeriegeek on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:57 am

I have to say though... when I first saw the title of this post, I though it was about alignment shifts When "good" becomes "meh" without changing... Icon_eek
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:03 am

what alignment would "meh" fall under?
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Post by daveyeisley on Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:20 am

"Meh" I think would be Neutral Razz
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Post by Elhanan on Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:28 pm

daveyeisley wrote:"Meh" I think would be Neutral Razz

True Neutral... or neutered based on most eunach quotes....
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Post by daveyeisley on Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:00 pm

Elhanan wrote:
daveyeisley wrote:"Meh" I think would be Neutral Razz

True Neutral... or neutered based on most eunach quotes....

Good Ol' Barnabas.... its been too long Smile
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:23 am

They "meh" has be replaced with the "kick ass". And that one's getting company. Just got the little ones and the wife off to bed, so I get a couple of hours to push and weld vertices, then do some minor adjusting of bones and weights for another skinmeshed creature upgrade, then test them all in the build module (again).

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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:29 am

Sounds funtastic!
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Post by daveyeisley on Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:26 am

Wootness!!
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