I didn't make it!
Howdy, guys and dolls. My name's Azz, and this is my first post in the File Front forums. I'm as newbish as one can get, only stumbling upon JK3 files just last night, but I am really impressed with all the hard work that has gone into the models, maps and mods (oh my!), and I just wanted to express how talented some of the authors on that site really are, and they have produced some really beautiful, quality stuff. First of all, I'll apologise if this req. has been made before, but I ran a quick search in both the forum and on JK3 itself, and I didn't find anything, though I'll be the first to admit I could have missed something or screwed up completely, lol. Reading through all those model lists and seeing how brilliant some of them have worked out, I have been inspired to throw out my own request, though I well understand that modelling can be trying and time-consuming. Basically put, my request is for Drizzt Do'Urden, of Forgotten Realms fame. The only Drow with a conscience:D Other than finding him a fascinating character in literal terms, I think he has great potential on a visual level, and if done right by a real author/artist, would look stunning on Jedi Academy. I think he would be an amazing addition to the misc models that already grace JK3's already-impressive list, and coupled with the melee mod (which I admit I haven't tried out yet, eep) would be perfectly suited to the dual sabre gameplay, as his fighting style, grace and speed would be virtually identical. It's hard to describe preferences on his appearance, as there has been a great deal of disagreement between fans on what Drizzt would/should look like (what with book cover artists taking some seriously outlandish assumptions and liberties over the years), but my personal preference would have to be Todd Lockwood's rendition of the hero Drow - a dangerous, raw and more battle-weary Drizzt. Here are a few pictures, the first two being Lockwoods. Lockwood #1, lifted straight from a background of his site: Lockwood #2, cover art from The Two Swords by R.A. Salvatore (it offers a good look at his scimitars, Icingdeath & Twinkle, which would prove essential extensions to his model if anyone wanted to take up the challenge, hint, hint;) ): Anna Gadja's fanart rendition (I don't think the oriental-styled armour would be widely accepted, but I added this pic because it gives a good shot of his trademark scimitars): Demonstone cap#1 (I really enjoyed using him in this game, but was so disgruntled at the gross oversight of not making him an unlockable character!): Demonstone cap#2, ignore the fire effects around the scimitars... it is an irrelevant circumstance of the level you play in, but a good shot of him nonetheless. *nods*: Uncredited 3D rendered fanart that grants a good glimpse at his lavender eyes, a peculiarity among his people: As a quick sidenote, the look of the scimitars in the second and third pics are recognised by Wizards of the Coast (or at least R.A. Salvatore and Todd Lockwood) as "canon", with Twinkle emitting a dim, Sting-esque glow, though I do have to admit I prefer the blades from the Demonstone caps, myself (I wish I could find HQ caps from that game). If anyone would love to take up this task, I would be ever so thankful, and I am sure others would appreciate such a character too, but I would have to ask that it be available in single player as well as multiplayer, as I am not yet that comfortable with multi and still learning the ropes of the game in general (I know I am behind... I only just got a vid card capable of playing it, so back off, buster!) If anyone wanted to do a pack, they could always include Drizzt's nemesis, Artemis Entreri and his infamous sword-and-dagger combination for a friendly (or not so friendly) duel between fellow rivals, but Drizzt is of the utmost importance (to me at least, bwahaha) Artemis Entreri... one of the better pics available featuring him... why are decent Entreri pics so hard to find?): Huge thanks to anyone who even stirs in interest at this prospect. It is my dream to see Drizzt Do'Urden take over every game in the industry (ESPECIALLY all football and fishing ventures! How could it go wrong?) and this would be a nice step to seeing that dream realised, heh. I look forward to contributing in some way in the future, though I am pretty useless at all the techy elements of gaming. For now, I will just wish everyone some happy gaming in whatever pursuits that may take their fancy. :D Stay fresh, ~~Azz. P.S. -- I am not sure if it has been mentioned somewhere, but I have been checking out different mods and the like all night long... Is there a mod, or some other way to transfer JK2 character models and skins over to JK3? Some of the models for JK2 are amazing, but I only own Academy. Many thanks to anyone that can help me out.
mmmmm i could drool all over this request thread... its the best request thread ever :D
ill considder it, after im done with my other project...
Almight_gir ill considder it, after im done with my other project...
ProjectS. I'd even consider this - cuz I love elves - but you'd rather have Gir model it for you, trust me ;)
nono, im leaving this one in your capable hands iny =D
Almighty_girmmmmm i could drool all over this request thread... its the best request thread ever :D
ill considder it, after im done with my other project...
Let this be a lesson to anyone who's planning on requesting a model. A well-formulated request post really does make a difference!
Almight_girnono, im leaving this one in your capable hands iny =D
If it means you'll finish some of your other models, fine. But you have to draw me references, because I haven't even the faintest idea who Drizzt is :giggle:
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Inyri ForgeIf it means you'll finish some of your other models, fine. But you have to draw me references, because I haven't even the faintest idea who Drizzt is :giggle:
I'm shocked! Go and play BGII in shame! :p
If Gir won't, I'll need someone to draw me front/side reference images, because alas I am horrible with proportion without them.
Hmmm, while I hate to advertise a rival site (if this be against the rules, please delete), I did find three skins of this guy on PCGM. Granted, these were only skins. And of course, lacked screenshots, so I can't testify as to the quality. Still, they might be worth checking out.
I keep thinking: Lagolas model reskin...