Finally, a new model from ShadyD. This model, some kind of a ninja thing (read the readme for a complete description of the character), is definitely an improvement on some of the past models I've seen from ShadyD. A couple of things do bother me, though. First of all, I find it strange that the arms are wider around than the thighs. Secondly, the feet are rather oddly shaped. These are a couple of things you're not likely to notice all that readily while the model's moving, and most people wouldn't care unless they were well-versed in the ways of anatomy.
The deformation of the character is not nearly as poor as the author made it seem from his read-me. I cringed before I played the animations, assuming they'd look awful. Really the only formation issues I noticed easily were some shoulder issues in certain animations and some strange deformation of the torso area. However the textures for the clothing are so closed to being pitch black you'd never even notice the torso stretching.
The sounds for this model seem home-made. Most of them were pretty good, except one where the vocalist was a bit too close to the microphone, but they're all quite simple sounds (I'm assuming they're in Japanese). There are team skins, though I find them a little dull, as they're just colorized versions of the black clothing.
Overall a good model. The author should study his body proportions a little more before any future modeling attempts (or get a hold of a really good reference artist - that's what I do :p), but definitely a step in the right direction here. I'm sure despite this model's flaws a lot of people will have a good time with it.
Bot Support: No Team Support: Yes New Sounds: Yes NPC Support: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Isamu AUTHOR: Shady-D E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://s15.invisionfree.com/shadys_place/ FILETYPE: Model FILENAME: Isamu.pk3 FILESIZE: .pk3 = 692 kb .zip = 961 kb DATE RELEASED: 2 feb 2006 CREDITS: Modelled, skinned, rigged, voiced by Shady-D INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Just extract the pk3 to your "\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\GameData\base\" folder DESCRIPTION: A mysterious ninja, his identy is unknown. He is a legendary assassin though he isn't hireable, it seems he fights for only certain goals.. His Sword is called Howls of Hell, Shinigamis (death gods) have identified it as an zanpaktou (soul slayer) though he cant be a shinigami while hes alive. His sword spawns at his will. He uses some kind of magic and the sword spawns from wherever he points his right arm. though it seems he needs his left arm as a support for the immense power blast coming from the sword. Maybe ill release the sword, maybe i wont.. Model wasnt made for JKA so dont crap on the deformation. hands are horribly deformed, didnt feel like changing the hands especially for jka. SCREENS: http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/Shady-D/Models/Final%20Renders/isamu_b_summonprocess.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/Shady-D/Models/Final%20Renders/isamu_normal.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/Shady-D/Models/Final%20Renders/isamu_flatwires.jpg Bot support: no NPC support: no Team support: yes New sounds: yes BUGS: Alpha shader didnt work so i just made the cape and boots solid. COMMENTS: If reskinned or whatever notify me by mail or on my forums THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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