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AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:09 am

I'm helping out someone on the BioWare forum with making an improved salamander creature model.  I was just going to add some antlers and spikes to a recolored yuan-ti abomination model that already exists...but I've already gone a little overboard.

These will, of course, get added to Aenea soon after I'm finished with them.  Already soooo much more kick-ass than the old existing ones that I've never used because they didn't look good at all (go ahead and look in the toolset in the build module by editing a creature appearance). 

In-game the texture will be better...gmax doesn't do very well with textures...just enough to work with.


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Re: AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by RustyDios on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:45 am

That looks so awesome, nice to see the fists of doom being used to good effect. Shame they cant have proper hands after all your work updating them for players, but that seems like a whole can of worms to start doing that for a monster... mainly because you, The Amethyst Dragon, is that awesome that I don't think you'd stop until every monster had correct hands ... ... ... ... ...
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:46 am

That is simply amazing work. I completely second what Rusty just said!
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:17 pm

RustyDios wrote:... mainly because you, The Amethyst Dragon, is that awesome that I don't think you'd stop until every monster had correct hands ... ... ... ... ...
I thought about it, but you're right.  I would start looking at all the other critters that should have proper hands, and I really don't want to get into remaking every one...because then I'd find something else about each one to improve... Shocked

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:57 pm

Almost done.  I just want to add something to make their eyes glow.


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Re: AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:35 am

Final state of salamanders.

Three salamander models, three frost salamander models (a bit bigger, with dragon-like heads, different "spikes", and frosty emitters).

I think of the frost salamanders as the result of a deranged wizard using magic and white dragon blood to pervert salamanders to their opposite (ice), and ending up with something both cold and beastly.




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Re: AD's Test Lab: Salamander

Post by Ramana Jala on Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:42 am

This is very cool!

It's neat how NWN picked up that old alchemical mythology about salamanders being creatures of the Fire element or plane, and your models here are a fuller depiction of that.

At first, the pic of the Frost Salamanders threw me, but your explanation makes it work, lol.

Another awesome work from The Amethyst Dragon!  cheers
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