Leela Jedi is, finally, one of the best and most versatile female models made for the JK games yet. Antizac picked a few of the best features from the two models Jan and Tavion and created his own female for the game. Leela has more hairstyles and clothing options than any female model before her. The default skins for her are perfect for a Jedi, I suppose, but they are kinda boring. The team skins are fine, though I don't like that they colored her eyes red for the red skin. Also, there's a cloaked version of the default skin. I didn't take screenshots of the other available options, because there were no skins made for them. But the author has also included a miniskirt and a dress option. The dress is ... interesting. I can't imagine running around with a saber in a ballgown, but hey ... at least we have that option now! Yay for more female skins!
I really can't wait to see what reskins come from this Leela. I love all of her hairstyles, especially the short hair style (default). There's also the ponytail and long hair styles. They all work really well for this model. The only complaints I have are that Leela has no custom sounds! I suppose that's okay though. She seems more like a blank canvas for reskinning than anything else. So if you reskin her - give her some custom sounds! Also, there's a seam there at her neck. I don't know if that's the model, or the skin ... or what. I don't know if it can be fixed even - I hope so. That really does bug me. But this is a great model and as I said before, I can't wait to see the reskins - especially the skin that's being made for me from this model! :D Yay!
Bot Support: Yes Team Colors: Yes New Sounds: No
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast <01/27/2004>. Leela as a Jedi Knight ================================================= Model Name: Leela_Jedi Authors: Model / Import: Dan Kapphahn (DAK, a.k.a Antizac) Mara Hair Mesh: Edward Peretti (email@example.com) Ripped-off, modified "Dante hair" Original By: graves and Freeman (graves---> firstname.lastname@example.org) Email: PsychoDelAcK@hotmail.com Sounds: No new sounds Botfiles: Included Skin Templates: Included Very Big Thanks: To Plasma, for his website (plasmaskins.jediknightii.net) - which really, influenced me to put this model together to begin with. And to everyone that helped contirbute to this model (skins, meshes, Ideas, ect) Special Thanks: Everyone at Plasmaskins forums, CommandChamber Forums (www.commandchamber.net) and the Jedi Knight II forums, for all their help, support and feedback. Beta Tested by: Myself, Plasma, and JP-30. Thanks for the input, guys. =) Development Machine(s): 233 Pentium MMX, 64Mb Ram, 64Mb GeForce MX 420 (My machine from 2002 - Summer 2003) 1800+ AMD AthlonXP, 256Mb Ram, 128mb GeForce FX 5200 (current Machine) ================================================== NOTES: Originally, there was really nothing special about this model, it was basically a "Frankenstien" project, in which I took various pieces of existing Jedi Outcast female models - the only 2 female models (Jan, Tavion), to come up with one that looked half-way normal and had everything needed to create any female skin the skinner desires (Within the models's limits, of course). But after, almost an entire year - It's been vastly improved... So, I'm encouraging skinning on this model, with a few restrictions: -You MUST have this readme.txt, unmodified, with your skin. -The skin(s) is/are from scratch. (Don't use or re-color mine, because they suck and I ripped them off of Raven's models.) Except for the accesories.jpg which I stole from the Jan model - I won't require any re-skinning on that, because it's all Raven's work... + or - some changes. -DO NOT make a nude or topless \ bottomless skin from this, because you automatically WILL NOT get permission from me to do so. -As much as I'd love to just give everyone "automatic permission" to skin this model, I just can't - So, to avoid any issues, I just ask that you e-mail a request to me, and a brief description on what you're doing with it That's prettymuch it. Any questions, E-mail me at: PsychoDelAcK@hotmail.com ================================================== MISC NOTES: After learning about the "SurfOn / SurfOff" feature with Jedi Outcast models, I began thinking of ways to create a model that had, literally, everything available to a skinner's needs. I, after numerous attempts at skinning Jan or Tavion to fit the character in my level series, found that no matter what I did, they just wouldn't look right. Realising there were other people in my position I started work on What would become a project that spanned 6 months longer than I had hoped.... Anyway, I was originally going to release this model to the public to include 2 different skins - this one and a civilian skin. But after much debating I decided to keep the original exclusive to my level series - I'll still release the civilian version, but it'll be a different skin than the one in the Level series... Short Story about the making of Leela: Leela was originally, just a MaraJade reskin for my Level series/Saga (The Rising Empire), alone - until I decided that I may need many differently skinned female characters, in the level series (this was *before* JA was even a thought.) - if only *someone* made a Multi-purpose female model. That 'someone' soon became me. ...After Messing around with Tavion's face, legs, and Jan's body for months with MilkShape 3D, wondering why she didn't work in JO - I finally read up on all the info I needed, and got 3D Studio Max -the only (current) progam that will export .xsi files, to be exported with another program, to animate and export the model into JO. After going through this experience, I contacted Plasma, (seeing that he would be most interested in this project.) And asked if He (and the skinning community), might be interested - giving me another incentive to complete my work, (improve on it), and finally live to see the day when my work is used and appreciated by others... After the old Plasmaforums went down, I fell out of contact with Plasma - went on a month-long trip, took on a couple other projects for a few months - made Link (from the Legend of Zelda), which gave me much more of a learning experience with 3DS MAX. About September, I picked up my old projects, and started revamping them. And after, what will soon be an entire year - The Leela project is finally finished. Just the first step in completing my Long-awaited Level series (since 2000 with MotS, 2002 with JO, and now finally, with JA [a game with everything I need.]) Timeline: *October 2002-January 2003: Early attempts at Leela, before I knew about 3DS MAX *Jan 23, - Feb 18, 2003 - First "ingame" "Personal Betas". Lots of deformation problems. *March 03, 2003 - Private beta: A select few, beta tested, and started skining. Planned for release, but was put on hold due to skin-mapping issues. Beta had 3 different hair meshes, belt, holsters, dress, and jacket (with removeable details). *March 28, 2003 - Lost Contact with PlasmaSkins community - Went to live in Western South Dakota with my sister, for about a month. While in SD, I found that my model had leaked, but was promptly removed before too many people got a hold of it. *April 25, 2003 - Return from South Dakota, worked on Leela for a few weeks, and began work on Link (Legend of Zelda) *September 26, 2003 - Began slow-paced work on Leela, again. Started implementing other ideas from beta-testers. *November, 2003 - Found PLasmaSkins re-opened at JK2files. Waiting for Plasmaforums, to open... *December 08, 2003 - Noticed PlasmaForums re-opened, I re-joined - Finally got up enough speed, and inspiration to start actually working on the model - release was no longer an "if" but a "When". January 6 - Modeled a realistic-looking eye with an indented cornea, and clear lens, with a shine effect (all done through a shader) January 17, 19, 20 - 22, Final Days - Fixed up all the meshes, added a vest and, finally a cloak. The best work I've ever done. ================================================== DISTRIBUTION NOTES: This model, it's geometry, and textures are not to be modified, repackaged, or redistributed without the express permision of it's creator, Dan Kapphahn. IF allowed, this readme.txt file MUST be included. When you do e-mail a request to me, for permission, I would like an short explaination and a high-res screenshot or two featureing the re-skinned model. If I do not reply to your e-mail within a week just send another - I may have mistaken your e-mail for junk mail. ================================================== INSTALLATION: Place this pk3 file from this zip archive into the JKII/gamedata/base/ directory *Information * Polycount: 6533 (last time I counted) CTF Yes bots Yes Custom sounds No LOD support - No (if you machine has issues because of this, you have bigger problems than I do.) * Copyright / Permissions * This model, and the textures that came with it are not to be modified in any way without the permision of it's creators. ############################################################## © 2002 LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. © 2002 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM or ® as indicated. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. © Raven Software LTD 2002, Activision ##############################################################
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