I must admit, I am clueless as to how cel shading works in JKA, mind you, being a mapper I am not that well up on how skins work in general, but I know a good skin / model when I see one! And this certainly fits into that category.
We have here Jane Lane, a character from the famous Daria series that ran from 1997 to 2002. Unfortunately I am at a double advantage, as I have never seen this program. Never fear however, for Wikipedia shall come to the rescue! ;)
Thankfully being a popular TV program, there are plenty of pictures available from a brief Google search, and from what I can see, this is a very accurate representation of the Jane Lane character. The model is very well proportioned and accurate to the character herself, although I fear that if a real person had a head that size in relation to their body, they would simply fall over from the weight! :P Similar to how scientists once declared that a real woman with the chest dimensions of Lara Croft wouldn’t even be able to stand upright, let alone jump all over the place. No really, that’s true, I read it somewhere!
Being cel shaded, there aren’t any textures as such on this skin, so that takes a bit of a chunk out of the review. Cel shading is of course the only way to go with an animated character though, as you cant get that ‘animated’ effect any other way.
Rounding off the skin are some new sounds and witty remarks taken from the TV show itself, which I thought was a nice tough as it adds that bit extra authenticity to the skin.
There aren’t any team skins unfortunately though, which was a bit of a disappointment as I think all skins should have team support really. Neither was there bot support, but that said this is still an excellent skin / model and I think the author should really make some more characters from this series as he has done a great job with this one!
All in all, good work here, though it could do with a few extra features. If you are a fan of the Daria TV series, this character, or simply like the look of this skin, then give it a download! :)
New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No Team Support: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE : Jane Lane AUTHOR : Ambrom E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org FILENAME: Jane--Ambrom.pk3 FILESIZE: 12.6 Mo DATE RELEASED: 5 December 2008 CREDITS : Well, to the guys who made the Daria series. And to the actress who gave her voice. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS : Just unrar this rar file and extract Jane.pk3 to your base folder (default : C:Program FilesLucasartsStar Wars : Jedi Knight Jedi AcademyGamedatabase ) DESCRIPTION : For all the people not remembering/knowing "Daria", Jane Lane is the best friend of Daria, heroin of the series (Mtv, circa 1999-2002-3.. ). And.. here is the model! BUGS : I think there might still be some cases of duplication while cutting a limb off. COMMENTS : Enjoy your geeky time with this whole new character, which had never turned to 3D yet! Admire cynical taunts and lousy weighting! And so on.. 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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