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Chairwalker
10-27-2003, 08:13 AM
Hiya, from the moment i played JA i was severly dissapointed in the way the custom rodians looked.

The models and textures are exellent, but they look like some kinda mutated rodian sub-race.
So, me being the rodian freak that i am, i decided to adjust the heads.

http://www.geocities.com/stoelloper/rodianheads.txt

(that pic kinda reminds you of that Queen music video doesnt it ? :p )
As you can guess, the heads at the bottom are the altered ones.

While im doing this god-awfull job (i intend to include facial animation, and LODS) i thought i might aswell alter some of the clothes aswell.
But the only thing i can come up with is to remove the 'hip flaps' from torso nr4, 'cuz they make the otherwise perfect outfit look pretty dorky IMO.

Anything you guys would like to see changed ?

(Any suggestions on the heads are welcome, after all these are supposed to be 'improved' rodians)
:rodian:

The Cheat
10-27-2003, 09:37 AM
the heads looks really good, are they going to replace the current ones or are they just gonna be added to the collection of heads available?

Chairwalker
10-27-2003, 10:28 AM
I plan to replace to current ones.

razorace
10-27-2003, 10:46 AM
I assume by "replace" you mean "this is a seperate model class".

NeoMarz1
10-27-2003, 01:44 PM
Actually I see no reason to overwrite the old ones, because its so easy to add new skins that are selectable. I think that would be best anyhow, not that yours dont look good... they do! Its just that it would be good for variety. Mars out

Chairwalker
10-27-2003, 02:33 PM
Hmm, yes.
A seperate model class would be a good idea now that i think of it.
A little variety never killed anyone.

sXepticon
10-27-2003, 02:38 PM
Wow finally! i thought to that the Rodians in JA just dont look right.
The third one even looks like a female rodian lol (even though i didnt see any..lol are there Rodian woman???)

And yours look really cool an tough, just how they should look.

I vote for replacing the old ones.

btw. any chance you release them soon?
or are you planning to do more for the rodians before you release them?

Maybe you could release heads today?

;)

Chairwalker
10-27-2003, 02:57 PM
Nope, its gonna take quite a while to re-weigh the entire mesh and make some lods.
And yes, there was a female rodian in the movies.
(although she looked like Greedo with a wig)

Mex
10-27-2003, 03:10 PM
Nice work Chairwalker, I look forward to finally using a rodian that looks real.

sXepticon
10-27-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by Chairwalker

And yes, there was a female rodian in the movies.
(although she looked like Greedo with a wig)

Ah yea *slapshimself* right it was a dancer ?

well i hope you can spend some time on it ;) so it will be finished priddy soon. I luv em!

but i realize its sure a pain in the ass to do all the lods!

Miko Reglia
10-27-2003, 10:53 PM
yeah i think you should just make them a new race, so let me just get this straight though, your making new heads, but new torsos or legs or what?

if you are, good luck to ya!:D

Pnut_Man
10-28-2003, 12:25 AM
Only the dutch could pull off something like this, j/k ;)

Nice work Chair.

Chairwalker
10-28-2003, 12:52 AM
so let me just get this straight though, your making new heads, but new torsos or legs or what?

I'd love to add some new torsos and legs, but i really dont know what to add...

razorace
10-28-2003, 01:59 AM
Well, I'm working on figuring out how to add customizable player body part icons to the game. The whole transparency thing is tricky.

sXepticon
10-28-2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Chairwalker
I'd love to add some new torsos and legs, but i really dont know what to add...

Well for torso maybe some leatherjackets (like "mad Max" or Fallout) Some armor platted jacket or harness.
Maybe some pistol holsters on each side of of the Torso.

just something like that..it aint hard to think of that stuff is it?

t3rr0r
10-28-2003, 03:41 PM
for male torsos in general : http://www.lucasarts.com/products/jediacademy/images/concepts/2.jpg

i was always looking forward to those possible concepts.

sXepticon
10-28-2003, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by t3rr0r
for male torsos in general

i was always looking forward to those possible concepts.

He read my mind ;)

The Cheat
10-28-2003, 08:51 PM
yea that black one looked like it would be really awesome

DarkLord60
10-29-2003, 11:07 PM
Wow I love the new rodian heads they look much more like the movie!

[FotF]Maddog
11-05-2003, 02:35 AM
Wow chairwalker I am impressed, but thats nothing new I love your work.
:mad: Dog

TK-8252
11-08-2003, 06:58 AM
Wow! This is exactly what I needed! I like Rodians, and I wanted to be a Rodian in Jedi Academy,... but those very "exotic" faces turned me away. I'll really be looking forward to this!

71M
11-08-2003, 01:21 PM
Wow, I like that. :D Great job d00d!

Now all we need is the real rodian voice for Jaden. :)

-TiM

TK-8252
11-08-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by 71M
Now all we need is the real rodian voice for Jaden. Yup, we'll be needing that too... Maybe someone can replace all the sounds in the Jaden folder with some sounds from the Rodian thug...?

Usurpo
11-08-2003, 08:00 PM
Aye, perfect English comming from a Rodian...there is somthing wrong there. Now, as long as we are editing, I have some ideas...*several people fall over*

First of all, some Storm Trooper and Clone Trooper armor! And now only for rodians, but perhaps even for the other races...? Perhaps some Jango Armor...the works. ^.^

LightNinja
11-08-2003, 08:07 PM
Wow, that faces are really like rodians, nice work!!

Chairwalker
11-10-2003, 03:04 AM
Alright, its ingame now and the animations are not too shabby considering the hasty bone weighing job i did.

What do you guys think is better, making the new rodians a species of their own,
or replacing the old one but including the old heads ?

I think replacing the old ones would be better, because then players who dont have the model will still see the others as rodians instead of kyles
(or whatever people see when they dont have the model)

I also plan on making a quick sound mod, so that the rodians actually speak rodian.

The Cheat
11-10-2003, 03:50 AM
i think it would be good to have it as a seperate species so there is more of a selection but it is up to you

TK-8252
11-10-2003, 04:37 AM
I would like the new skins to replace the original ones, because you would see the original heads on people who don't have the reskins. And they would see you as Kyle. And you're doing a sound mod as well? Cool! Time to replay the entire game but as a Rodian this time!

DarkLord60
11-11-2003, 01:24 AM
Wow your redoing sounds. thats alot of lines to do over again. Good luck.

CaladienJedi
11-11-2003, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by The Cheat
i think it would be good to have it as a seperate species so there is more of a selection but it is up to you

what he said :D

ZBomber
11-11-2003, 02:45 AM
Ah, look much more Rodinary. Good work ^_^

razorace
11-11-2003, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by The Cheat
i think it would be good to have it as a seperate species so there is more of a selection but it is up to you

How is that more of a selection? Why not just add it to the current rodian class? It would save file space and give you more player options.

Strider74205
11-11-2003, 11:21 PM
i would say do a straight replace of the stock heads.

I think yours are much better and would like to have them on all the SP npcs

In fact you could even start a better head models project for all of the species. or even a better player models (all parts) project. That would be cool.