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alaris
11-12-2003, 10:00 PM
I've posted threads on several new hilts I've made. I've decided to release these new hilts along with my JO hilts as a hilt pack for Jedi Academy.

The hilt pack will have 2 pk3's. One will be for multiplayer, and the other will add the hilts to the SP menu.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/hiltpack.jpg

ObiKast
11-13-2003, 05:43 PM
Nice.
Where can I download it? :rolleyes:

alaris
11-13-2003, 06:43 PM
I'm thinking of adding a couple more hilts to it, but when it's done I'll send it to lucasfiles.com

Mex
11-13-2003, 08:43 PM
:eek: Holy crap thats good! :D

Lopyerheadoff
11-14-2003, 08:03 PM
Really Nice Hilts Alaris! I especially like the Anakin and Staffsaber, hell, I like them all!!!

DarkLord60
11-14-2003, 09:13 PM
Very awesome. I will probably just use movie hilts though

Hekx
11-15-2003, 03:01 PM
Ah, some of those hilts bring back good memories.
It is good to see you release them, as well as new ones, for JK:JA.
They're looking good. ;) :thumbsup:

Miko Reglia
11-15-2003, 04:45 PM
yeah dude, i think the staff is the coolest, i love obi, and just seeing some obi-wanish saber put into a staff, it brings warm feelings to my heart:)

alaris
11-16-2003, 08:05 PM
Funny you should say that---I made an obi-wan hilt the last couple days. I'll post some screenshots later today.

alaris
11-17-2003, 02:19 AM
obi-wan hilt is done--I may add a few more, not sure.

alaris
11-17-2003, 02:22 AM
Here's the ss for the ingame hilt. This model has a huge polycount for a hilt (almost 1400!), but when it comes to replica's I'm a perfectionist :rolleyes:

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/obi-wan_ss1.jpg

alaris
11-17-2003, 02:22 AM
oops, posted twice

seks03
11-17-2003, 04:48 AM
WOW, HOW MANY HILTS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE PACK?

Padawan_7
11-17-2003, 06:28 AM
Wow, these look great!!! I love your perfectionism. ;)

Do you plan on making more hilts from the movies?

Prime
11-17-2003, 05:13 PM
Those look fantasitc! Can't wait to try them out!

twiddles thumbs in anticipation...

alaris
11-19-2003, 12:08 AM
Thanks again! After the snub "I'll stick to the movie hilts" comment, I thought I'd add a few movie hilts for fun. After all, I'm sure some of the jedi trainees are making replicas right, right? ;) ;)

Anywas, I made a qui gonn hilt today that is, I think, my best work yet. I'll post a screenshot tonight.

Miko Reglia
11-19-2003, 01:23 AM
cool man the obi-wan hilt is awsomness!!!:)

DarkLord60
11-19-2003, 02:08 AM
Very very nice!

alaris
11-19-2003, 05:18 AM
Thanks! Thanks! That's the kind of fuel I need to finish this project. I made this hilt today---from scratch....today. It was VERY slow at work ;) ;)

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/quigon_ss1.jpg

Lopyerheadoff
11-20-2003, 06:34 AM
Alaris, would the Darth Maul Saber or an influence from the Maul Saber be out of the question? How about Dooku, or Mace Windu?

alaris
11-20-2003, 01:15 PM
lol, I'm putting the finishing touches on my Maul saber, and I'm thinking of a Dooku and Mace as well as a few other custom sabers before I release the pack. Great minds think alike!

ShovelHead
11-20-2003, 03:31 PM
Looks sooo good can't wait to replace some that I have with your man.
A-1 work alaris.

alaris
11-20-2003, 03:47 PM
And here it is. I've always thought Darth Maul's lightsaber was very dull and not very sithy looking. After modeling it, I can honestly say that it's been almost the most challenging and definately the most fun saber I've made yet. I modeled it after the hilt that master replicas makes since it's a bit flashier than the original.

Master Replicas Hilt:
http://www2.masterreplicas.com/StarWars/images/sw_prod_tpm_maulse_lg.jpg

Mine:

http://members.cox.net/ryanhutchings/maul_ss1.jpg

This screenshot isn't rendered in 3ds max. This is just the milkshape 3d view. I'll render it tonight.

RJW_ca
11-20-2003, 09:25 PM
WOW!!! VERY NICE!!!
NOW WHAT WE NEED IS A NEW DARTH MAUL MODEL TO BE MADE!I love this saber and the way you modeled it so far looks great!!
I would love to try this out ingame!!

We need away to be able to break this in half while saber fighting if anyone knows a way to make this in two double sabers after it being hit a few times for JA please let me know

RJW_ca@rogers.com or RJW_ca@hotmail.com

RJW_ca "OUT"

Kevlar
11-20-2003, 09:46 PM
You have an Obi-Wan ANH hilt in the works? Nice work!!

Lopyerheadoff
11-20-2003, 10:56 PM
Bad-ass Maul Saber Alaris! Great minds do think alike! Your Movie sabers are Great to the Extreme and your own inventions are Kickin too!!! I can't wait to see what your hilt pack will be like, and to take out Jar-Jar with one of them!

DarkLord60
11-21-2003, 01:54 AM
That is a sweet maul saber.

alaris
11-21-2003, 06:31 AM
Thanks! Here's today's work.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/windu_ss1.jpg

alaris
11-21-2003, 06:32 AM
Oops, posted twice again. =\

Tesla
11-21-2003, 02:54 PM
Looking good. :D
What program do you use to model these ?

Neverhoodian
11-21-2003, 02:59 PM
Daaaaaaaang, these are good. The Obi Wan saber hilt looks exactly like the toy Obi-Wan lightsaber I used for my Halloween costume this year. (I was actually Kyle Katarn, but hey, it worked fine)

alaris
11-21-2003, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Tesla
Looking good. :D
What program do you use to model these ?

Milkshape 3d. Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Windu were rendered in 3ds Max, and Maul was just the milkshape3d 3d viewport. I'm working on a tutorial. I have the modeling aspect done. I just have to get the "getting it in game" part done.

Padawan_7
11-21-2003, 08:32 PM
Man alaris, this stuff is simply amazing!!! I almost can't believe it!

I know this is a very, very bold statement... but have you ever considered making an ultimate hilt pack with all of the hilts from all of the movies (and your own amazing creations as well).

It would be a ton of work and would no doubt get very boring, but it's something no single hilt maker as ever been able to do, or much less try.

However, if I could choose someone to make such a pack...I'd be you. Your hilts are really that good. :D

Lopyerheadoff
11-21-2003, 08:32 PM
That is a TIGHT Mace Windu Saber Alaris, actually Professional is the word I should use to describe all your work, or should I say Perfection? I am truly amazed at your attention to detail! I haven't seen anyone able to get the gold electrum plating color for Mace's saber yet, but low and behold! Again, as always dude, nice work!!!

Lopyerheadoff
11-21-2003, 08:36 PM
Padawan_7, Dude do you know what thread that you are posting on? This is Alaris's "WIP: Hilt Pack". Which means he is making a hilt pack of practically all his sabers(Movie and custom). Check out his past posts for the excellent work on this project. You will see that what you requested in your post will come true!

DarkLord60
11-22-2003, 12:07 AM
Oooooooooo Maces is the best!

Tesla
11-22-2003, 12:15 AM
Milkshape 3d. Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Windu were rendered in 3ds Max, and Maul was just the milkshape3d 3d viewport. I'm working on a tutorial. I have the modeling aspect done. I just have to get the "getting it in game" part done.

Milkshape 3D, is their a free version of that, 3Ds Max cost bomb loads...:(

Have you given them the tag for the blade, or whatever you have to do to make it have a blade in-game ?

If you talking about setting up a .sab file, which makes it work in-game as well, then i coudl do that for you if your having trouble... :)

Vile
11-22-2003, 01:41 AM
Milkshape is a independent modeling program that costs like $10.........

gmax is the free version of 3DSMax just that gmax doesnt have all the bells and whistles.

Padawan_7
11-22-2003, 02:05 PM
Lopyerheadoff,

I have read all the above posts....

Originally posted by alaris
After the snub "I'll stick to the movie hilts" comment, I thought I'd add a few movie hilts for fun.

Instead of a pack of a few movie hilts along with his own creations, I was suggesting a pack of all movie hilts along with his own creations. :D

t3rr0r
11-22-2003, 03:01 PM
those movie sabers look awesome! you planning on more?

Miko Reglia
11-23-2003, 02:45 AM
woot...awsomely greatness alaris, i mean these hilts are so great im just drooling!:D

like a guy allready asked, you should really make an ANH obi wan saber:D

alaris
11-23-2003, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by Tesla
Milkshape 3D, is their a free version of that, 3Ds Max cost bomb loads...:(

Have you given them the tag for the blade, or whatever you have to do to make it have a blade in-game ?

If you talking about setting up a .sab file, which makes it work in-game as well, then i coudl do that for you if your having trouble... :)

All the hilts I've posted are in game as shown and have their own .sab file---so they will be in both Single Player and Multi-Player.

The only exception is the Maul hilt. Apparently, only the double-bladed hilts are limited by 1000 polygons, so I had to remodel almost the entire hilt. Below is a screenshot of the Maul hilt at 990 polies. :dev7:

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/maul_ss1.jpg

The Obi-Wan hilt is the only hilt that goes over 1000 polygons. All the rest are just under if I remember correctly.

alaris
11-23-2003, 07:48 PM
Ok, Friday and Saturday I made "The Peacemaker" hilt. Originally I made a 2D photoshop drawing of this hilt for my buddy almost a year ago for his Star Wars RPG Bith Jedi Apprentice character (Bith is the race of musicians in Mos Eisley's Cantina).

Anywho, the hilt is actually based on the hilt of an actual ninja sword that sells for just over $100 retail, so neither I nor my friend can take credit for the originality of the design. Nonetheless, I think it's a sweet design and makes for an awesome lightsaber hilt.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/peacemaker_ss1.jpg

seks03
11-24-2003, 03:32 AM
will all of these apear in the hilt selector screen or will they replace whats in there?

alaris
11-24-2003, 04:18 AM
good question seks. They will be added to the hilts selector screen in addition to the existing pathetic hilts. :)

Miko Reglia
11-24-2003, 05:55 PM
ive seen that ninja sword the peacemaker hilt is based off of!

hella cool man, and really good stuff:cool:

ShovelHead
11-24-2003, 06:57 PM
http://www.unitedcutlery.com/assets/images/uc12585960.jpg
I thought I had seen that hilt before. LOL
I sell United Cutlery Product at work.
Anyway alaris great work as always.

DarkLord60
11-24-2003, 11:17 PM
Thats really cool!

Lopyerheadoff
11-24-2003, 11:21 PM
Excellent! They should put that Sword in the new Blade: Trinity movie! Alaris, do you have an updated screenshot of all the sabers you've done already?

alaris
11-24-2003, 11:31 PM
I'll render the lightsabers into one shot when I am done.

Here's the latest.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/dooku_ss1.jpg

Lopyerheadoff
11-24-2003, 11:39 PM
Tight Count Dooku Saber Alaris!!!

DarkLord60
11-25-2003, 12:13 AM
Very tight I love it! ETA please!

Tesla
11-25-2003, 02:16 AM
Mmmmmmm Lightsaber Handle :D
Nice, very nice Dooku hilt indeed.

On the subject of Count Dooku's sabers, this is his, what is to be believed to be his light side one....
http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/Dooku1SM.jpg
Would look pretty sweet in JA. ; )

Cosmos Jack
11-25-2003, 02:45 AM
With so much free time makeing hilts all the time. When you going to make a hilt out of the Highlander sword?:confused:

Miko Reglia
11-25-2003, 02:51 AM
my god...at this pace he is going to make accurate hilts based on every sword/lightsaber/weapon out there!

great work man....:cool:

DarkLord60
11-25-2003, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Zaknafein
my god...at this pace he is going to make accurate hilts based on every sword/lightsaber/weapon out there!

great work man....:cool:

Wow I think thats what he is going for.

Prime
11-25-2003, 03:43 PM
:drop2:

Speechless.

t3rr0r
11-25-2003, 04:09 PM
alaris, are you going to do a few of the other, more generic hilts, too (ie. 1 (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/AdiGalliaRedSM.jpg), 2 (variation on 1) (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/AalyaSecura5SM.jpg), 3 (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/KiAdiMundiGRSM.jpg), 4a (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/Mace2GRSM.jpg), 4b (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/JNSM.jpg), 4c (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/UnduliSM.jpg), 5 (http://www.thelightsaber.com/WorkFolder/SmallSFW/KittFistoSM.jpg))?

alaris
11-25-2003, 04:35 PM
To answer all these questions--I'm pretty much done making movie hilts, and I'll add a few more of my own custom designs before I release the pack.

www.thelightsaber.com is a great source for saber hilt pics, and histories, but I don't plan on making any of those that weren't featured by the main Jedi. I may or may not make a Luke Ep V hilt and a Vader Ep VI hilt. If I can get a good picture of Sidious' lightsaber, I'll probably add that one as well.

If you have a custom design you'd like me to model / skin for you, I just don't have the time to fit them in my already long "to do" list; however, if you're desperate, I do need extra cash for Christmas--pm me and we can work something out.

t3rr0r
11-25-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by alaris
but I don't plan on making any of those that weren't featured by the main Jedi.
1 and 3 (from my post) were used by obi-wan and anakin. ;)

alaris
11-26-2003, 03:31 AM
and they're oogly.

Aryyn
11-26-2003, 01:21 PM
You could easily make a new Vader hilt just by reskinning the Anakin hilt you made because the Vader hilts out now SUCK!

alaris
11-26-2003, 03:51 PM
Great idea! I'll put that one on my list. ;)

t3rr0r
11-26-2003, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by alaris
and they're oogly.
you wouldn't say that if just one character had used each. ;)

Aryyn
11-26-2003, 04:54 PM
Quote: T3rror wrote 1 and 3 were used by Obi-wan and Anakin.

The 3rd one is already done T3rror i have it in my hilt pack

http://server4.uploadit.org/files/261103-aotchilt.jpg

t3rr0r
11-26-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Aryyn
The 3rd one is already done T3rror i have it in my hilt pack
yes, but that skin doesn't show very much of the detail.

Aryyn
11-27-2003, 01:50 AM
There isnt that much detail on the hilt itself

t3rr0r
11-27-2003, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Aryyn
There isnt that much detail on the hilt itself
only many, many ridges...

Aryyn
11-27-2003, 02:55 AM
There is many ridges in this hilt you just cant see them, the pic isnt that great.

DarkLord60
11-27-2003, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by Aryyn
You could easily make a new Vader hilt just by reskinning the Anakin hilt you made because the Vader hilts out now SUCK!

I like it its just a tad to small

t3rr0r
11-27-2003, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Aryyn
There is many ridges in this hilt you just cant see them, the pic isnt that great.
you can't see them because the skin doesn't emphasize them. like i said.

Prime
11-27-2003, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by t3rr0r
you can't see them because the skin doesn't emphasize them. like i said. It certainly isn't nearly as detailed as alaris' fantastic models...

cheeto101
11-28-2003, 12:48 AM
and um yeah, even the saber itself isnt that detailed or special in any way. Its a pretty unimaginative saber. I think that he did a pretty good job on it considering the subject.

Eets
12-07-2003, 03:42 PM
Jesus. -_-

I love you, alaris! :D

When I saw that new maul hilt, I nearly soiled myself! :(

RJW_ca
12-07-2003, 06:34 PM
Please can you release these hilts soon!?

I'm working on a new revamped version of a Darth Maul model that will be weighted better, have more voice taunts, and have a moving mouth and eyes--a Darth Maul that will look more like the movie after I finish up abit more on the head like skinning it better and so on I will show some pic's--I plan on having his clothes look more cloth like (as the movie) wth robed versions as well

I'm now in with 3DS MAX
Aaron Smith has been a GREAT HELP!!
NEOMARS1 please email me if your around,maybe you can help me by showing me your gift of skinning

I know a reworked Darth Maul will greatly be admired by the JA community

so if possible you can even just release your Maul hilt I would greatly appreciate it

RJW_ca "OUT"

RJW_ca@rogers.com

Eets
12-07-2003, 11:06 PM
You're going to have alot of work if you're going to try and skin the model better than the one that's out is. :D

RJW_ca
12-07-2003, 11:13 PM
I don't think It will be to hard I've been planning this and experimenting for a bit

but anyway this is supposed to be about the great hilt pack!!

RJW_ca "OUT"

RJW_ca@rogers.com

Miko Reglia
12-08-2003, 03:57 AM
yeah, but i dont think we have heard from alaris for a bit, hes probably busy making more hilts:D

alaris
12-10-2003, 05:43 PM
Actually no, sorry :( I've been sick as a dog these past two weeks. I'm still sick. As soon as I'm feeling well again, I'll add a couple more hilts and release.

Patience soon you will be with hilts.

Prime
12-10-2003, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by alaris
Actually no, sorry :( I've been sick as a dog these past two weeks. I'm still sick. As soon as I'm feeling well again, I'll add a couple more hilts and release.

Patience soon you will be with hilts. Get well soon! The hilts will be worth the wait :)

Godzilla
12-11-2003, 11:29 PM
Very true.

Godzilla
12-15-2003, 06:12 PM
Feeling better, Alaris?

MustangMatt302
12-17-2003, 02:19 PM
:D Awesome work. The absolute best I've seen as of yet. Get this man a place in the JK Golden Memories Room. ;)

alaris
12-24-2003, 12:14 AM
I feel better! I was sick for over 4 weeks--that sux0red greatly. That was a particularly nasty strain of cold or flu--how can you tell the difference?

Anyways, I'll be in San Diego for Christmas. When I get back, I'll finish up this hilt pack and my Alaris model. Thanks for your patience! And Merry Christmas to everyone!

Lopyerheadoff
12-24-2003, 03:22 AM
Hurray!!! Happy Christmas & Merry New Year!!!

Prime
12-24-2003, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by alaris
Thanks for your patience! And Merry Christmas to everyone! I am willing to wait for awesome work like this...

And Merry Christmas!!

Prime
01-13-2004, 04:30 PM
Update?

Miko Reglia
01-14-2004, 12:45 AM
yeah no ones posted here for a while

i hope he didnt get sick again or something...that would really suck:(

Darth Stryke
01-16-2004, 01:36 AM
I have not been here for a while, but I must say that is amazing work. I have a request for Alaris, however. Alaris, I was wondering if you could ad the maul saber as a single bladed saber as well, after it was cut in half. I only ask this because it has not been done before, and also-when a double saber is cut in half in-game it has generic hilts for the two parts "broken saber model in sab file), but if you did this you could also make it so if the maul saber was cut in two, the remaining 2 halves could look like the saber, and that would be awesome! If you wanted inspiration for how it should look, Master Replicas has a "battle damaged" half-maul prop and you could go there or to rebelscum.com prop forums for pictures of it. Sorry for the long paragraph, but its just a thought. Also, if you are REALLY into requests, a Luke skywalker "A New Hope" hilt would be awesome as well. :D I tried modelling that one because There were a few things I didn't like about the version that is out there, but it was a bit too chalenging for me.

Eets
01-18-2004, 10:57 PM
Happy New Year! :D

Prime
01-29-2004, 05:39 PM
Is this project dead?

seks03
01-30-2004, 01:23 AM
I hope not, why dosent he release what he already has?

Godzilla
02-17-2004, 03:55 PM
Please don't let us down, Alaris!

Mex
02-17-2004, 11:19 PM
Come on alaris! :D

We know you're out there!

Darth Stryke
02-17-2004, 11:55 PM
Please stop replying to old threads like this. If there is news, Alaris will post it. However, making usless posts like the two above mine (sorry guys) does nothing for the thread and just adds forum clutter. Alaris knows this thread is here and he will post relevant news if/when there is any. If you have to ask him about something, PM him or e-mail him. Nothing is more annoying than looking at a thread hoping to see and update and realizing all that is there is essentially "bump" posting.

Godzilla
04-15-2004, 06:36 PM
ALARIS!!! PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!

seks03
04-16-2004, 01:55 AM
close this thread, this project is dead

Prime
04-16-2004, 06:26 PM
Which is so sad...

Darth Stryke
04-18-2004, 07:14 PM
Dont worry guys, I am sure if Alaris cannot fully finish all of the hilts in the pack, he will at least release those he has done in a pack. He is probably (hopefully) just very busy doing other things.

Darth Stryke
04-19-2004, 12:39 AM
Yes, there IS this thing called a life that some of us have. It is not a myth or rumor, it is real. Sadly, it prevents people from doing thigns they want sometimes. :D

El Sitherino
04-19-2004, 10:25 AM
*weeps silently*:(

alaris
05-15-2004, 07:57 AM
Alas, I am alive. I sincerely apologize for the long delay, but there is a good reason. I got really sick over the hollidays, and my eyes started displaying afterimages almost immediately (most noticeable while reading or looking at monitors). I saw a couple of eye doctors, and the problem has lessened a bit, but it may not go away. Needless to say, modelling and skinning have become a bit more challenging with this new problem.

I wanted to add a few more hilts, but I will release the hilt pack as is (see below).

http://members.cox.net/ryanhutchings/lightsabers.jpg

I will release two versions--A MP version and a SP version.

Thanks for all the interest in this project. I will submit to Lucasfiles.com within the next few days.

ronbrothers
05-15-2004, 11:47 AM
It's great to see you back, Alaris. Looking forward to the release.

Prime
05-15-2004, 05:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your medical troubles, Alaris. Glad things are getting a bit better... :)

Hearing that this project is still underway is the best news I've heard around here in some time...

alaris
05-15-2004, 08:29 PM
Thanks Prime. The hilt pack is submitted to www.lucasfiles.com, and I updated the screenshot above with a better render. Enjoy!

Hellfire Jedi
05-15-2004, 10:40 PM
Get your player model finished, Alaris! :D

alaris
05-15-2004, 10:57 PM
lol, it's pretty much finished. I could at least release a MP version.

Darth Stryke
05-17-2004, 01:02 AM
Alaris, that hilt pack is simply amazing. Comparing your film hilts to my Master Replicas props, I must say you missed no details atall. Beautiful work with them all, I especially like the last custom hilt in the pic :D Best of luck with future projects and with your medical issues.

Miko Reglia
05-17-2004, 04:29 AM
Those are so awsome alaris!

I love Obi-Wan's and Qui-Gon's sabers.:)

Hekx
05-17-2004, 07:10 AM
Any chance of submitting to some other JKA sites? (jk3files.com & pcgamemods.com)

Prime
05-18-2004, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Tet Akito
Any chance of submitting to some other JKA sites? (jk3files.com & pcgamemods.com) This would definitely help the distribution. But I'm just so happy they are releasing them at all. :)

ObiKast
05-18-2004, 07:20 PM
I cant find the link.:(

ronbrothers
05-18-2004, 09:53 PM
Me neither.

RJW_ca
05-19-2004, 03:30 AM
The hilts are on the new file section in lucasfiles

Just click on the link then click on download now!!!
Alaris Hilt Pack for Jedi Academy (http://www.lucasfiles.com/index.php?s=&action=file&id=564)
good job Alaris

the only thing is the Dooku saber doesn't hold downward like in the movies does anyone know how to fix that???


RJW_ca


RJW_ca@hotmail.com

going to be my new site with pic's of models I'm working on (http://www.freewebs.com/rjw.ca/)

Mex
05-19-2004, 03:41 AM
:eek: *Stares blankly for a few minutes*

..... *Clicks on JA at the speed of lightning*

alaris
05-19-2004, 04:14 PM
Eh, not sure what you mean by upside-down, since the saber looks right in that pic. As for your other issue, the hilt pack isn't compatible with any other SP hilt pack. I could release a MP version only pack if anyone's interested.

Eets told me that lucasfiles was the only place people get files nowadays, but if jk3files and that other place are still up, I'll submit there as well.

CaladienJedi
05-19-2004, 04:34 PM
Speaking of the devil!!! What ever happened to your playermodel?

Godzilla
05-19-2004, 10:57 PM
I pray your eyes get better Alaris! Thanks for the hilts!

Prime
05-20-2004, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by alaris
Eets told me that lucasfiles was the only place people get files nowadays, but if jk3files and that other place are still up, I'll submit there as well. A lot of people use pcgamemods.com as well. But it is up to you.

Again, simply outstanding work! :)

ronbrothers
05-21-2004, 01:57 AM
The work on these sabers are absolutely beautiful. I have one small observation, though. Doesn't the diameter of the staff sabers seem out of scale? It may just be me, but the diameter seems much larger than that of the single sabers in game.

ronbrothers
05-21-2004, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by alaris
Eh, not sure what you mean by upside-down, since the saber looks right in that pic. As for your other issue, the hilt pack isn't compatible with any other SP hilt pack. I could release a MP version only pack if anyone's interested.

Eets told me that lucasfiles was the only place people get files nowadays, but if jk3files and that other place are still up, I'll submit there as well.

I see what he means. According to his pic, if you were holding the hilt down at your side and activate, the blade would extend toward your rear instead of your front. Strange, I don't have that problem (see above post).

alaris
05-21-2004, 04:25 PM
This is the one thing I loath after releasing stuff. The nit picking. Let's just pretend the jedi activate the lightsaber and then rotate in their hand for grip purposes. Or we could pretend they use the force to activate their lightsabers since they are so familiar with their hilt. I've seen pictures of mace holding his hilt in both directions, so let's not nit pick please.

As far as the thickness of the double-bladed hilts, it looks like the Maul hilt is a bit thick. Oops.

Mex
05-21-2004, 06:59 PM
You lot should be a bit more greatful since Alaris actually finished this even with bad eyes. No more nit-picking damnit. :indif:

El Sitherino
05-21-2004, 07:24 PM
I love your mace saber Alaris! ^_^ *gives you a big hug and a hershey's kiss*

ronbrothers
05-21-2004, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Michaelmexp
You lot should be a bit more greatful since Alaris actually finished this even with bad eyes. No more nit-picking damnit. :indif:

I did not intend my observation to be viewed as nitpicking. I was just trying to be helpful. The rotation issue does not even show up in game for me. And the thickness was simply that.. an observation in hopes to be helpful.. As I posted earlier, your work is absolutely beautiful. Sorry if it was taken as offense.

El Sitherino
05-22-2004, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by ronbrothers
I did not intend my observation to be viewed as nitpicking. I was just trying to be helpful. The rotation issue does not even show up in game for me. And the thickness was simply that.. an observation in hopes to be helpful.. As I posted earlier, your work is absolutely beautiful. Sorry if it was taken as offense. I think the statement was more directed towards Lei Hng Wei

Amidala from Chop Shop
05-22-2004, 02:34 PM
Downloaded it last night, looks great!

Well done! Please submit it to pcgamemods.com and jk2files.com (although jk2files.com will take about a month to post it) so it will get the widest possible distribution.

alaris
06-11-2004, 10:50 PM
I'll submit it to other sites afta!

For anyone interested in the history of the custom hilts, I drew a pic of my friend's Star Wars RPG character named.... Tim? (Monty Python Holy Grail reference). Anywho, he's a Bith padawan of the New Republic. He recently had his arm chopped off by a dark jedi. His hilt is the peacemaker hilt. Without further ad0 -

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/tim.jpg

I also made a comical version to make my friend laugh.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/timm.jpg

Miko Reglia
06-11-2004, 11:35 PM
Haha, very nice drawing alaris.:)

alaris
06-15-2004, 06:33 PM
ok so I made a more "serious" version of Tim?

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/tim_ss3.jpg

alaris
06-26-2004, 08:22 PM
Here's my next pic. Same friend, but this pic is of his first star wars character-Miskala - a chiss bounty hunter.

http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/miskala_ss3.jpg

ronbrothers
06-26-2004, 10:08 PM
Alaris, you are too good!

El Sitherino
06-28-2004, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by alaris
http://users.cableaz.com/~ryan_hutchings/miskala_ss3.jpg mmmm.... sexy....


<_< I'd like to see him as a player model. >_>

Miko Reglia
06-28-2004, 07:37 PM
I agree with Insane Sith, these pictures would be awesome as player models.:)

Khaliban
07-05-2004, 06:48 AM
Alaris, after much effort, I finally got shaders to work. At least, I can make metal textures which is all I wanted. I tested it on your hilt pack, applying chrome to some of the hilts. Would you like a copy to see how they turned out? The pack I use includes a shaded version of my Mara Jade saber. That also turned out well.

Darth Stryke
07-05-2004, 03:03 PM
Hey Alaris, are you planning on doing any other hilts in the near future? Just curious since you said your hilt pack was not complete and you just released it to get it out to people.

alaris
08-27-2004, 02:47 PM
I plan on adding more hilts when I can get a good look at some hilts from the new movie, episode III

Here's my latest pic:

http://members.cox.net/ryanhutchings/ruska_ss1.jpg

Miko Reglia
08-28-2004, 12:58 AM
Man you're way too good at art...:cool:

alaris
08-28-2004, 06:39 PM
thanks ese ^ that pic is of a noghri in case you're wondering. If you don't know what a noghri is, SHAME ON YOU! Go and read the Timothy Zahn trilogy set 5 years after ROTJ.

Ok, so I made another Star Wars RPG addition for my friends. This is a variant of the YT-1200, aptly named the YT-1350XT transport. My friend James had the design idea. It's a quick and dirty model just to get the look into the gamers' minds. i took the textures from Millenium Falcon toys, and I took the top dome from the Starship Enterprise (1 of them, I'm no trekkie)

http://members.cox.net/ryanhutchings/1350xt_ss2.jpg

El Sitherino
08-29-2004, 03:12 AM
o_o
I need new pants.

ronbrothers
08-29-2004, 05:02 PM
Looking very, very nice. I AM a Trekkie ... sort of ... and if you hadn't pointed out the saucer, I wouldn't even have noticed it.

Aryyn
01-22-2005, 04:21 PM
Anybody having problems with some of these sabers not working in MP. Because some of the hilts dont work for me i get the reborn hilt on some of them & i cant figure out why!