3D People of Daggerfall

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jman0war wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:11 pm Animating takes way, way longer than posing and the 2 don't have to be mutually exclusive.
It will be far easier to put renders into DFU than it will be for animated meshes.
Its easier but also almost meaningless... creating models just to have higher res sprites created from them with different than original art style is not a way forward IMO, especially when we already have a high quality sprites from AI up scalling and lots of manual input was poured into that as well.

Different sprites are still just sprites. And the current sprites are actually good. So a lot of work and not much progress from that.

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Yeah there's really no reason to use this to create sprites. We already have plenty of high quality sprites provided by the community.

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King of Worms wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:24 pm
jman0war wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:11 pm Animating takes way, way longer than posing and the 2 don't have to be mutually exclusive.
It will be far easier to put renders into DFU than it will be for animated meshes.
Its easier but also almost meaningless... creating models just to have higher res sprites created from them with different than original art style is not a way forward IMO, especially when we already have a high quality sprites from AI up scalling and lots of manual input was poured into that as well.

Different sprites are still just sprites. And the current sprites are actually good. So a lot of work and not much progress from that.
Maybe i haven't seen these high quality AI Up scaled Sprites.
The ones I have seen are an improvement to original, but are still low resolution and lack eyes etc.
I would not personally run with sprites that are different to original art style just as i won't run the game with 3d Meshes that are different.
If it doesn't look like Daggerfall, then it isn't Daggerfall.

There is a poetic justice in doing the models to Sprites, as this is the same method Bethesda used to create the sprites - most of them anyway.
Renders from a 3d model.

Another benefit in this process is that when an artist shows up and later flames out, at least DFUnity might get something out of it.
Compared to getting nothing out of such fine work as HRAFNYX and Theseus3000 before him.
Find my Vibrant Terrain Flats mod at Nexusmods: https://www.nexusmods.com/daggerfalluni ... ?tab=files

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Well, unless theres a 3d model there are no sprites here, so... I think we are in agreement

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This is the reason why I put all my work in github and make it open source and why I would encourage everyone to do so. If Interkarma wouldn't have done so, we all would still (or not at all) be playing only classic DF with all its bugs and problems.

Everyone making models, code, sprites, music or whatever: please put it online and make it open source, so if you grow tired or are overwhelmed with IRL stuff, someone else can pick up from where you left and all the hours invested are not going to waste.

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Yes, we should really tell any modder from a start that he should do it :cry:

Ive seen too many projects vanish during my stay here. Some of those I managed to save tho! The handheld section of DREAM is one of those (eventho I worked in it a lot to put it in the working order, all magic weapons were missing, lots of bugs etc) If I did not save it, it would be gone for ever. And some other bits and pieces as well.... Oh and like 40% of the female clothing for paperdoll, just a few 1000 sprites saved, female bodies... that one was close af as well. And all the ultra HD VIP portraits... and.. and...

Just for the sentimental value, this is the video of a animated female thief... made by the author of this thread:


Btw I made some digging... HRAFNYX Is Pavel Vlasov from Russia
https://www.artstation.com/hrafni
https://www.instagram.com/hrafnyx/

Maybe he is active at Insta if someone has that app and can try?
Or on the artstation? Ive found his mail there and wrote him a msg.... thats the most I can do for now. Someone try that insta pls :)

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