I've posted elsewhere about this in reference to Tavion's "hair bun" (not her feathers, her hair bun...), but it doesn't look like there's a way to remove her 'bun' through skinning techniques. So, I have a favor to ask any kind modeler willing to help.
I've been trying to get a viable Trinity skin done for some time now, but I can't find a female model with suitable hair. Tavion is the closest that I've found, but the aforementioned hair bun pisses me off :-)
Anyway, I've already re-skinned her (bun and all :-( -- but I'm just not satisfied with the results. I don't want to submit the skin until I get one of the following:
1) A bun-less Tavion model (Is there a relatively simple way to remove the bun via Milkshape or 3DSMax?) b) A custom Trinity model (This would be the best option, albeit probably the most work.) c) Another suitable model that I can reskin (with Trinity-ish hair)
Any help or suggestions with any of these points will be appreciated (and credited properly, of course).
Here's a link to some screenshots of the work I've done so far.
(Careful, it's 1024x768 and about 300k.)
She has a custom taunt ("Dodge this") and bot support, but no team colors (yet). Also, the textures that you see are not indicative of the final project; I just really don't want to invest more time in this skin until I have one of the above tasks met. I *will* complete everything before I submit it publically, however.
Modeling seems so far over my head at this point, but I've been trying to go through tutorials as I have time (I just obviously haven't been too successful thus far).
Thanks in advance...
not bad, i could add a leather structure on the skin and surf off the ponytail
Wait, you *can* surf the pony tail? I thought it had to be a separate structure (like the feathers, or the Reborn 'flap'). How would you go about doing that?
i dunno, i think it must be possible as i have ssen several skins based on tav without the ponytail. if that fails, i'll just add some more detail to your skin, which looks actually more then just "kinda" cool!! great job so far! :rock:
thanks for the compliment... hey, do you recall the name of any of those skins w/o the ponytail? 'cuz i've searched high and low, to no avail... that'd be good enough for now...
thanks for the reply man.
no i don't but i'm serious, there where some...for sure!
does anyone out there know of any tavion skins w/o pony tails? i'd really like to see how it was done...
Nope, he's wrong. I opened it up in modview and looked at the .surfs for the head area. None of them turn off the bun. So, if there was any skin out there that has removed the bun, the only thing I can think of was they used so sort of invisible shader. And I have no clue how to do that.
hmph, well i think this thread is pretty well dead. thanks for the info anyways guys, my search continues. :-)