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Fur and Centaur sketch

Post by pateame » 06 May 2009, 16:14

Based on the previous discussion about squirrel drops
http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopi ... 7&start=15
There´s a sketch of the main idea: Do clothes with squirrel fur and think about the possibility of do new monsters for the needed stuff. (to do a full set for hats).

Previous fixes: http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6109/oops.png
Current graphics:
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For the squirrel hat, I was thinking on animate the tail and move it while player walk. The deer´s sketch will need much more time to get a correct animation, or your help of course.
For attack animations I was thinking on some kind of lethal "horn attack" or headbutt, so player will need to use long distance weapons to can attack deers. Be rude and help me learning :P. Any progress on set will be posted here.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by trackhed » 07 May 2009, 00:57

the deer's head looks a bit too small
other than that, looks a-ok
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by pateame » 07 May 2009, 03:18

Yup, deer´s head hasn´t ears and horns are still unfinished, so it seems small in proportions.
I was trying to advance on normal movements and there´s how it looks:

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I have never seen a deer on real life, but it seems a good way to know one.
My draw looks REALLY ugly compared with real art like this :lol:
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by Crush » 07 May 2009, 12:26

Personaly I would prefer to have fewer real animals in the game and much more fantasy creatures instead.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by pateame » 07 May 2009, 15:28

My short imagination only shows me demons or horned-ugly-things, not nice fluffy creatures as mouboo is :( . I try to adapt the last draw and recycle the old Deer to get some kind on rare "Deerman". Also use the spear movement posted by KermitmyFrag to get the attack movs.

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Maybe with more work it could seem more like a minotaurus. Im not sure if is a Fantasy creature or a Mythologic creature but I keep trying.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by Jaxad0127 » 07 May 2009, 16:13

pateame wrote:My short imagination only shows me demons or horned-ugly-things, not nice fluffy creatures as mouboo is :( . I try to adapt the last draw and recycle the old Deer to get some kind on rare "Deerman". Also use the spear movement posted by KermitmyFrag to get the attack movs.

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Maybe with more work it could seem more like a minotaurus. Im not sure if is a Fantasy creature or a Mythologic creature but I keep trying.
It's more like a centaur then a minotaur. A minotaur has the body of a man and the head (sometimes torso) of a beast (usually bull). A centaur has the body of a horse and the torso (and head) of a man.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by Crush » 07 May 2009, 17:31

The walk animation looks very strange, but the concept has potential, in my opinion.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by pateame » 07 May 2009, 20:20

Thanks for support!. Legs are really confusing me on the ASS part :?
I add more frames on animation to fix the front part, but still need improve glitches on back part
(and maybe add a new tail different to deer´s tail. as a horse tail)

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Everything is still a sketch but if I wish to create a real sprite sheet...
¿Did exist any limit on horizontal and vertical size?, I dont wish to be out of space, so will be good to know that.
I will try to start on back and front views, see ya.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by EJlol » 07 May 2009, 20:38

nope, there are no size limits.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by Rotonen » 07 May 2009, 22:38

Definitely potential here.

The attack animation lacks both thrust and killing intent.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by John P » 08 May 2009, 02:02

This creature seems it might be capable of reason (human like qualities), and he is using a crafted weapon. This creature concept would have impact on universe order. If thats ok, then OK!

Furs is an awesome idea. I'd like to see the entire line of short hair fur clothing.

On animals, I believe part of the game concept is that there are plenty of monster creatures AND animal creatures, to draw a definitive line between evil monsters and standard animals. Man sort of relates to these animals in that evil monsters terrorize man and animal alike, and do no contribute well to 'the circle of life'.
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by pateame » 08 May 2009, 02:27

It be hard to justify the presence of a centaur, and maybe can do a wrong way on TMW storyline.
There´s no gods or mythology as excuse, but there´s magic... Maybe we can imagine that centaur was a old wizard cursed by believe himself more powerful than 'mana' (nature), and forced to be an animal he exile away from people keeping safe his black magic secrets :shock: ...
I think isn´t good to propose this enemy as a common creature, maybe can works better as a boss inside some maze. Populate the world with those creatures be like accept than other "intelligent" tribe owns a territory.

There´s the sketch of the front view:
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Sorry by focus this topic on something different of title (Fur Clothes!), topic will be evolving...
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Re: Fur Clothes Ideas

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 11:18

pateame wrote:Thanks for support!. Legs are really confusing me on the ASS part :?

I found this very interesting to do, im busy studying up on a dears anatomy and walking patterns.

I think I may have figured out the trick to a smooth walking transition which is very exciting. Here is one leg I have been working on (10 frames), I'll try to complete the other legs as well, a bit later today.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by EJlol » 09 May 2009, 13:11

It kinda looks like it doesn't have any bones.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 13:28

You may be right, though the detail is very hard to do at this level. Right know though, I'm more interested in getting a decent walking sequence. Angle and structure can tweaked afterwards.
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