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SoupDragon
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3d creatures and characters

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I've been working on making 3d models in blender that could be used to replace some of the creature and character sprites that are currently used in Daggerfall unity. So far all of these models are untextured and unanimated and many of them porbably need a bit more work to reduce polycount, imporce edge flow etc.

Here is a list of all the 3d models I believe would be needed to replace all of Daggerfalls sprites
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Modeled: 36
Working on: 12
Not yet being worked on: 13

Humaniod - all moddled
1. Male body
2. Female body
3. Human male head (for Breton, Imperial, Redguard, Nord)
4. Human female head (for Breton, Imperial, Redguard, Nord, Nymph)
5. Elf male head (High Elf, Dark Elf, Wood Elf)
6. Elf female head (High Elf, Dark Elf, Wood Elf, Daedric Seducer)
7. Orc male head
8. Orc female head
9. Khajiit male head
10. Khajiit female head
11. Argonian male head
12. Argonian female head
13. Daedra Lord male head
14. Daedra Lord female head
15. Daedra Seducer bat wings

(Heads and bodies can use blender shape keys/unity blend shapes that can work as slidrs in a character creator)

Lycans - all moddled
1. Werewolf
2. Wereboar

Daedric princes
1. Molag bal - very WIP
2. Hermaus Mora - very WIP
3. Sanguine
4. Peryite
5. Mephala
6. Mehrunes dagon

Lessor daedra
1. Daedroth - WIP

Passive Animals
1. Horse - WIP
2. Camal -WIP
3. Seagul - WIP
4. Cow
5. Cat
6. Dog
7. Pig

Hostile animals
1. Giant Bat - WIP
2. GiantRat - WIP
3. Grizzly Bear - WIP
4. Sabertooth Tiger - WIP
5. Giant Spider
6. Giant Scorpion

Undead
1. The Underking - not moddled yet
2. King Lysandus ghost - not moddled yet
3. King Lysandus spectral soldier - not moddled yet
4. Mummy - not moddled yet
5. Skeletal Warrior/Achient litch
6. Ghost
7. Wraith
8. Zombie

Humaniod creatures
1. Harpy - not moddled yet
2. Lamia - not moddled yet
3. Giant
4. Centaur
5. Imp

Creatures
1. Spriggan - not moddled yet
2. Gargoyle - WIP
3. Dreugh - WIP
4. Dragonling
5. Slaughterfish

Elementals - not moddled yet
1. Fire Atronach
2. Flesh Atronach
3. Ice Atronach
4. Iron Atronach
5. Fire Daedra
6. Frost Daedra

+ next steps
Male hair + beards
Female hair
Clothing/armor
Jewlery, rings, etc.
Weapons
Items (lanterns, tourches, etc.)
Horse & cammel saddle
Texturing
Animation

Screenshots
Human Male Head.png
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Giant Scorpian.png
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Pig.png
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Will post more screenshots later on

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Love all the 3d work being done. This is the last phase to moving df into modern era. Any chance you could create a basic weapon and animation model for the fps weapon? I'm waiting on this so I can experiment with putting in 3d fps weapons/hands.
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SoupDragon
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Re: 3d creatures and characters

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Here are some other screenshots
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Head Topology
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Werewolf
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Sword Prefabs
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And a link to a new Imgur account were their are more screenshots
https://imgur.com/gallery/UaPVEOq

Right now I'm planning on finishing up the models before I start any work on animating or texturing

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Wow you already progressed a lot, nice results!

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Ninelan
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The pig is very adorable! xD

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Hrafnyx
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Re: 3d creatures and characters

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Looks impressive. What about animation and textures?

Using shapekeys is also a very interesting topic. Is it possible to import them in unty? I'm not very good in unty

BTW I have some concept models, that I work on. I could share them if it will help

Zombie concept:
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SoupDragon
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I figure a lot of the texturing can be done with blenders procedural materials that from what ive seen can get quite good results. As for animation It's somting I havent really tried yet. Right now im kinda just learning as I go so im not putting much attention into texturing and animation.

From what I've figured out blender shape keys can be ported to unity for things like a character creator i.e. changing face details and moving around bits of geomety via a slider, though apparently their can be issues with shape keys that are used for correcting body movment in animations because it can end up being tied to a specific animation. I know unity has an equivilant which is called blend shapes though I'm not entirely sure how to get this kind of thing working, It's just speculation on somthing that could be doable.

That zombie model is awesome BTW. I do have a model for the zombie but looking at your model I think mine might need a bit of work.

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Hrafnyx
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SoupDragon wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:31 pm I figure a lot of the texturing can be done with blenders procedural materials that from what ive seen can get quite good results. As for animation It's somting I havent really tried yet. Right now im kinda just learning as I go so im not putting much attention into texturing and animation.
Well, as from my experience, not everything can be done via procedural nodes in blender. Yes I use them when I create materials, but they are just a bit of help for minor details like skin pores or surface imperfections. Though my materials look like node hell and you could come to a more fast and convenient method to do it.
SoupDragon wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:31 pm From what I've figured out blender shape keys can be ported to unity for things like a character creator i.e. changing face details and moving around bits of geomety via a slider, though apparently their can be issues with shape keys that are used for correcting body movment in animations because it can end up being tied to a specific animation. I know unity has an equivilant which is called blend shapes though I'm not entirely sure how to get this kind of thing working, It's just speculation on somthing that could be doable.
The main problem that I came across while working with the shape keys is that shape keys can't be preserved while decimating the model to make LODs. I didn't dig into this topic much, but unfortunately I couldn't solve this problem by myself.
SoupDragon wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:31 pm That zombie model is awesome BTW. I do have a model for the zombie but looking at your model I think mine might need a bit of work.
Thanks. This is just a very rough sculpt concept for now. It needs more polishing and then retopology, materials, rig and animation. Most of the time I make human models for Daggerfall, but from time to time I try something else like monsters. Haven't finished any yet =)

SoupDragon
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Re: 3d creatures and characters

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Ive had a go at moddeling the verious weapon sets in the game and am now nearly finshed, so first person 3d assets are nearly ready to go. Also I've had a go at animating, though its very work in progress as animating is very new to me. Here are some of the completed sets, note that some of the scaling needs a bit of refinment.
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Iron weapon set
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Elven weapon set
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Daedric weapon set
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Other weapon sets posted at
https://imgur.com/gallery/ieUtoll

edelgart
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Re: 3d creatures and characters

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Amazing work,especially in such a short time,can't wait to see more stuff from you

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