View Full Version : Dante modelling project

08-13-2003, 07:59 AM
My buddy Graves and myself are making a model of Dante from Devil May Cry. He is the modeller, and I guide
him in order to get it all right, from clothing, face
proportions/expressions, etc... We are closely completing the project, and I
have just finished making the player select icons (I have yet to decide
which ones to go, cause I made several different ones.) Here is the WIP so far:

Phase 1


We decided to go for the DMC 1 look, cause we like Dante better in his first suit.

Phase 2


After sending more accurate reference shots we made some nice progress,
though there is a lot to be fixed yet, specially in the face.

As shown next, I indicated the modeller -through these roughly edited pics- to bring up the sleeves, change the coat and pants colors to the ones I added, and to make changes in the face like so:


I also indicated to lower the eyebrows, to shorten the eyes, heightwise, and to get rid of the features inside the purple circle, in the edited face shot above.

Phase 3

As stated, the color gradients are fixed, the coat, pants, and jacket have the correct gradients of red/purple. The sleeves are by the elbow now, face is slimmer, and the jacket straps have been fixed, among other things. You will see how Dante is shaping up, and the early Alastor model base:


Dante's hair is a little longer on the nape of the neck/beggining of
shoulders' section. I roughly indicated my buddy how long it should be:


I also indicated several things in order to achieve a more expressive face.
The eyebrows are going to be lower, the eyes shorter, heightwise, and other things.
Also, Dante's eye color is a greyish-green, which is now fixed.

I exemplify this with this animated image showing the different states:


Finally, you see how the two faces compare:


In our opinion, the "edited" face looks more mature, and more expressive, and better yet, more like Dante. Currently, this is fixed, as well as the
final version of Alastor, Dante's sword.

Phase 4

Now, the Dante model is perfect to our eyes, I believe nothing more will be
corrected in the main model. Added the leg straps as the original model from
PS2. We are concentrating on Alastor, the sword.


And here the modeller added more detail to Alastor:


We are currently beta testing the model, and we need someone that has the original Devil may Cry game, a PS2, and knows how to rip sounds from the game, to rip at least 3 grunt/scream/hurt Dante voices, as well as taunts and sword swinging sounds.

Hellfire Jedi
08-13-2003, 11:54 AM
That model is just too damn good, man!

08-13-2003, 08:14 PM
Heh, thanks, Graves and I really appreciate it. And of course, when the final version is released, I will include a F*CK YOU VERY MUCH to all of the idiotic forum users that posted negative comments on the starting thread.

Hellfire Jedi
08-13-2003, 08:27 PM
Eh, don't do that. People just thought that you where using a bunch of BS for a model.
Anyways...graves is a great modeler. Give him my reguards.

08-13-2003, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by The_Freeman
Heh, thanks, Graves and I really appreciate it. And of course, when the final version is released, I will include a F*CK YOU VERY MUCH to all of the idiotic forum users that posted negative comments on the starting thread.
I wasn't being negative, so I really don't appreciate you being such a jerk. I was only informing everyone of the legality (or lack thereof) of the situation.
The model looks good, but that doesn't change the fact that comissioning it was illegal.

08-13-2003, 09:23 PM
Two things, lets everybody cool down before a flame war starts. I don't like closing threads.

Second, Freeman, your images are too big, 800x800 is the MAX resolution for any image posted in a thread.

08-13-2003, 09:24 PM
Excuse me if I'm being stupid but. Is it just me or is the trench coat a tad too pink? Don't get me wrong the model is incredible but uh, yeah.

Just a small request for the Red Version-
Tint the Hair and Jacket Black
Give the Sword Hilt a darkish red tone
yes tinted red with a shader to glow

Just brain storming. Good luck guys.

08-14-2003, 12:01 AM
that is an extrmemely INSANE model of Dante..its looks wicked good. keep up the good work

08-14-2003, 12:36 AM
I was only informing everyone of the legality (or lack thereof) of the situation.
Yeah, this is the first model of a famours character ever made...
I suggest you mail every famous character model author about this, lol.

War Shark, read phase 3.

And thanks for the compliments, Derian :)

08-14-2003, 01:39 AM
I just have to ask this...hehehe...

Who is Dante? :confused:


08-14-2003, 01:59 AM
Freeman, check your PM box.

08-14-2003, 02:47 AM
Dante is the main character of the Devil May Cry game. If you would like to see the most amazing game intro ever created click HERE (http://www.fileplanet.com/files/80000/80963.shtml)

CRAIG, heh, I checked my PM, now you check yours :)

Vincentt Shin
08-14-2003, 01:07 PM
This is a very good model I do see how its a little pink on the jacket but I guess thats how its supposed to look anyway I think this is awesome work and I can't wait till it comes out.

08-14-2003, 05:01 PM
Alright, thanks, now check YOURS again =P.

Great job on the model so far, can't wait to see it finished *winkwink*

08-16-2003, 02:29 AM
Looks great, i love DMC 1 such an awesome game :)
I will be downloading this when it's finished :)

08-16-2003, 02:54 AM
wow. dante looks purdy... (insert drooling smily here)

The Cheat
08-16-2003, 01:06 PM
wow that model looks real sweet i have never played the devil may cry games but i have seen previews for them on x-play and extended play on techtv and from what i have seen it looks fairly accurate

Vincentt Shin
08-17-2003, 02:38 AM
By the way two questions.
1. Will the sword be removable you know like a version of the model without the sword atached to back? Because it would be weird to be holding the sword and have it on back as well.
2. Will there be any of the Demon forms of Dante like From DMC 2 I know hes dress from DMC 1 but still curious.

The Cheat
08-17-2003, 03:46 AM
if the sword is not removable, i think it would be possible to remove it with a surf file

08-17-2003, 02:40 PM
Well, I don't know if Freeman wants me to answer these but yes, Dante comes with a model without the sword on his back, and as far as I know they don't plan to add a Devil Trigger state.

Vincentt Shin
08-17-2003, 03:58 PM
ok well thanks I was just curious well I figured since it was DMC 1 clothes there would be no Devil Trigger state but I had to ask. Well good looking model none the less can't wait for release.

08-17-2003, 05:50 PM
Man this is the so far coolest model in JK2 ive never seen anything cooler!! hope its done soon :cool:

08-17-2003, 07:18 PM
As I said in the requests forum, great model! I only heard about Devil May Cry, but it doesn't matter.

Anyway, the only reason I "flamed" you, was because... forget it, I said it too many times.

Again, great model!

Miko Reglia
08-18-2003, 04:29 AM
wow, pretty nice, though ive always liked the DMC2 Dante better, this one is just as good in my eyes:cool:

08-18-2003, 10:30 AM
The model is already finished, and it looks even better, of course. I finallly made the final version of the icons (player select screen), and I just finished making the presentation screens, which I think you will find amazing. I will be posting the presentation shots whenever I see fit.
I am also working on the sword mod, which will enable Dante to use Alastor in-game. We have the sword sounds, all we need to get are Dante's grunts sounds. And yes, we made 2 models, one without the sword, and one with the sword on his back.
Another thing, if you want this to be released soon, help us get grunts and scream Dante sounds from DMC1.
If anyone has the game, try to find a way to rip sounds, WE NEED AT LEAST 3 or 4 GRUNT/ATTACK SOUNDS, AND 3 SCREAM/HURT SOUNDS.

Miko Reglia
08-19-2003, 06:05 AM
heh, i would try, i just dont wanna risk screwing up my disk, because i love the game!

08-19-2003, 02:56 PM
Well, if anyone can do it, please do so. We need those sounds.

08-19-2003, 03:08 PM
Hey Freeman. Just wondering ummm....like weres my proof. I sent you a WIP pic and you said you were going to send me out something to prove your thing but um....?

08-19-2003, 05:28 PM

08-19-2003, 07:42 PM

I'm not sure but sounds like someone got caught:tsk:

Hellfire Jedi
08-19-2003, 07:59 PM
What you guys on about?

08-19-2003, 11:29 PM
if you want i can host the model on my site, since ive got unlimited bandwith a month.

I wish i could get you those sounds, but im not that good of a sound guy.

Anyway heres my email, Caladien@msn.com

Vincentt Shin
08-20-2003, 01:33 AM
What is everyone talking about here I am getting very confused.

Miko Reglia
08-20-2003, 02:28 AM
ok, i think to be able to rip sound clips from the game would be to have a dvd rom drive because the game is a dvd rom...

i think it would be able to read the information on it, but i cant try since i dont have a dvd drive:(

someone care to try it out?

08-30-2003, 01:50 AM
What happened to this model? Is it dead? I haven't heard from graves lately either Freeman

Miko Reglia
08-30-2003, 04:35 AM
heh, i dont know, but it is still one hell of a model, and hopefully it will see the light of day:cool:

08-31-2003, 07:33 PM
As far as I know, this project is still alive. If it isn't, I'll release whatever we currently have myself!!:D I haven't heard from Freeman either but I think we still are looking for some sounds for the model. We are also adding a sword mod so he'll be able to use his huge ass sword ingame. I'm not directly involved with that so I can't say how close to completion the sword is. All in all, the model is DONE. We just have to add all the extras :p

Miko Reglia
08-31-2003, 09:24 PM
cool man, thanks for the info graves!:D

09-02-2003, 06:06 PM
get his guns 2!:D

09-02-2003, 09:56 PM
Well, we (yes, we) were considering it but decided against it, unless graves and Freeman changed their minds without notifying me about it. But, meh =P

Vincentt Shin
09-13-2003, 09:00 PM
Is this dead because there hasn't been any progress in awhile I really hope this model isn't dead cause I can't wait to use it.

Miko Reglia
09-13-2003, 09:46 PM
patience, i still believe they are trying to find sounds for him...

Vincentt Shin
09-13-2003, 09:48 PM
Screw the sounds I dun mind if he sounds like Kyle a lil all I give a damn about is the Model and sword I'd like to see this come out before JA on Thursday and the only way they gonna get sounds is to record em from the game and thats a pain trust me I've done it i did it with the Yun model along time ago.

09-14-2003, 03:25 AM
Besides that, Jedi Academy has the ablity to import models and maps from JK2 from what I hear. So it's not like you won't be able to play him in JKA

09-14-2003, 07:20 AM
that's goood news

Miko Reglia
09-14-2003, 07:50 PM
dont worry vincentt, just keep your pants on:cool:

09-15-2003, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Vincentt Shin
Screw the sounds I dun mind if he sounds like Kyle

comon man ya gota have the sound otherwise it just wouldnt be dante, a little bit of extra work makes it all the better(yes im pooping my pants wait for the model 2!)

Vincentt Shin
09-19-2003, 10:10 PM
So.... any progress yet btw I got ja and jk2 models work but sounds dun so they are pointless for ja users anyway if you want to find sounds still I hope you do and I h ope to see or hear of more porgress on this model soon and as for patience I have none so dun tell me to be patient.

Hellfire Jedi
09-19-2003, 10:41 PM
The comma and period are your friend...:eek:

09-22-2003, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by Vincentt Shin
So.... any progress yet? Btw I got ja and jk2, models work but sounds don't so they are pointless for ja users anyway. If you want to find sounds still I hope you do, and I hope to see or hear of more progress on this model soon and as for patience, I have none; so don't tell me to be patient.

That better? :D

Vincentt Shin
09-22-2003, 10:03 PM
You know lets get back to the model and not on my grammer I'll type how I want to type here. Especially since I do not feel like using all the sign's and what not. As to the model I really am hoping to see some progress soon sounds would be nice but to me they are not necessary.

09-26-2003, 03:24 AM
I'm feeling depressed. It's beginning to sink in. I don't think this model will ever be released. And even if they were looking for sounds you would think they would tell us there still searching for sounds.

09-26-2003, 09:49 PM
Freeman is the one working on the sounds, and I haven't heard from him in a while... I guess he died or something:p I'll probably wait a week before I release the model (unless he shows up before then) I worked too damn hard on this to not release it


Hellfire Jedi
09-26-2003, 09:55 PM
No! Not a week! Please, we are (me at least) too impatient! Search google (http://www.google.com) for "Dante" +wavs. PLEASE RELEASE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE! Too...impatient.....caps....over.

09-27-2003, 03:42 AM
I'm a patient man...

09-27-2003, 03:55 AM
Patience... Running... Thin...

09-27-2003, 01:49 PM
i just want to say VERY GOOD FREAKING JOB ON the model i searched google but came up empty handed i would like to see this model hit the game but if it didnt have the sound it wouldnt be dante i wish i didnt get rid of the ps2 or i would of done it for u im sorry guys didnt think of this

09-27-2003, 02:09 PM
to get sounds to work in JKA is the same as JK2, you just dont have a sounds.cfg

Now the good thing about that is, it will work in jk2 as well. Cause one of Kevincoyles models(all of them) dont have sounds.cfg's and the sounds work in jka and jk2.

Hellfire Jedi
09-27-2003, 02:22 PM
Or you could use a sound.cfg.


^^That would go in it.

09-30-2003, 01:57 AM
Though the grunt and scream sounds could not be achieved (still trying to do it, though), we released the model on jk2files.
I would like to say: F*CK YOU VERY MUCH to all the users that threw me crap when I started this project.
Hope you like the model.
More to come.

P.S= The emulator PCSX2 emulated Devil May Cry, so if someone cares to rip grunt and scream sounds from Dante, for us, it will be greatly appreciated, and we will update the model.
Sword mod is on its way.

09-30-2003, 02:04 AM
Vincentt Shin wrote:
record em from the game and thats a pain trust me I've done it i did it with the Yun model along time ago.

Yun model?? Yun from SF3?
Where can I get it? its my fave SF3 character.

09-30-2003, 02:51 AM

it just seemed pretty ill fated how you were offering prizes to get a model, like you were that desparte.

then you just attacked us after we gave you our doubts

Miko Reglia
09-30-2003, 10:22 PM
i must agree with rasin heck on that point...

but lets just drop the whole case, and actually take a look that we now have a very well done Dante model!

thanks to the people who worked in the project:)

Vincentt Shin
09-30-2003, 11:01 PM
I am glad that the model was released but I think you should release it to pcgamemods.com they put it up same day you submit it.

10-01-2003, 09:52 PM
Yay! that WAS fast
Here it is!

Hellfire Jedi
10-01-2003, 11:31 PM
Heh, when you upload it automatically goes on.
PCGM = beautiful wub. <3

EDIT: Works darn fine in JA, pal. :D
Also, you think possibly you can weight the mouth bone, because in JA MP eyes/mouth/facial animations are realistic. Weight the whole face. :)
If you need a JA version, I got it. Put in JA folder and it converts automatically. :eek:
Check that out, pic of him in JA.

The Cheat
10-02-2003, 12:37 AM
Downloading it now :)

10-02-2003, 04:31 AM
*prepares to get pummeled by various objects*

The model's kind of....*coughbadcough* for all the hype you guys made, I was expecting like the grand model of Danteness, not...just plain Dante, and remotely looks like him.

the Model's kind of bland ,and the skin looked some what rushed and over looked in little details. I was some what dissapointed = /

but I can't model! so what do I know? this is probabbly 10 times better than I could ever do, but the skin lacks humanity if you will, the skin onthe face is all one tone, there's no texture to it, but I didn't look at it closely so yeah.

it's not a half bad model/skin but all the hype you guys made me get my hopes high.

I'll give it a 7/10

Vincentt Shin
10-02-2003, 11:40 AM
I got a question since the sword is going to be a usable hilt are you gonna use the ja tutorial to make it JA compatible? I think that would rock for all the JA mp players specially since I wanna use the sword in JA mp.

My rating is like 9/10 because there are things wrong with it that you can't help like his jacket sticks to legs and my friend says he looks a little thin but other then that its nice.

Miko Reglia
10-02-2003, 10:18 PM
the hair looks a bit funny, but i think the model is awsome, it can use good touch ups in the future!

oh one other thing, the taunt for the no sword version doesnt work in game, or at least doesnt work in JA, so you should try fixing it;)

10-03-2003, 01:24 AM
all JK2 converted models taunts don't work.

because JK3 uses taunt1.mp3 instead of taunt.mp3, so you can fix it yourself very easyily if you're going to use it in JK3 = )

10-03-2003, 01:44 AM
The hair is the way its portrayed in the game, and the reason the cloak sticks to the legs is because he didn't model the cloak seperately from the body, otherwise we'd be waiting quite a bit longer for this model to finish. Little skinny? Yeah that's what I thought too when I was helping them with it, but graves kindly informed me he never played the game and was going only by the design art that he was given rather than the game. The face is fine, just how it's supposed to be, and I don't know about the face being one color, but, as I stated before graves intended for the model to look like the original game character. The line, both me and graves said was hideous, but graves apparently didn't feel like remodelling the thing all over again, after all, you'd have to add a back to the coat in order to avoid that problem so obvious on that Vader model that was released (Which was a great modely all means). Well, hope that helped.

Miko Reglia
10-03-2003, 03:08 AM
no no no i mean the taunt for the no sword version is not mixed right, i get some weird message when i try to use it in game:(

Vincentt Shin
10-07-2003, 08:33 PM
So...this model is awesome but any update on the Dante sword being a hilt for jk2 and ja I hope cause I would love touse it in JA so any update on that.