View Full Version : Count Dooku/Darth Tyrannus

Garik Loran
04-16-2002, 07:55 PM
Lord Odisse gave me the idea for a Count Dooku skin. He made one and sent it to me so i can work it over, but in the end there is not much left from the skin he's sent me. :cool:
I think the skin looks good, for a skin.
For a better Count Dooku we need a new model, right now you have to live with this.
Luuke is doing the last touches on the face tomorrow, then we will release it.
The model has bot support, team colors and a new taunt I made out of the scenes from the latest Ep2 trailer.
Hope you like it, I always like to hear some critic.
Here are 2 screenies:

Remember, I don't reclaim the skin to be a perfect Dooku, I think we will see better ones when the models can be edited.

04-16-2002, 07:56 PM
Metal belt! Metal belt!

Garik Loran
04-16-2002, 07:57 PM
Didn't I say it is not finished yet??? :D :D :D just a joke

Yes, you are right. Thanx for your commentary, I think I would have missed this.

04-16-2002, 08:07 PM
He does look very good though! Maybe you could give us some model viewer screenshots? :D

04-16-2002, 08:20 PM
looks incredible! Definatly one of the best skins I've seen. Did you draw the face?

Garik Loran
04-16-2002, 08:23 PM
I wish I could, but I can't get the model viewer workin, always get some error.
Do you know how hard it is testing the skin ingame??? It's like :deathstar and :deathii: together with a :fett: in the neck.

Doesn't feel too good, ah?! :nut:

Garik Loran
04-16-2002, 08:24 PM
The face was drawn by my brother and skinning partner Luuke. Did I say brother? I meant clone. :clone:

Darth Seph
04-16-2002, 08:28 PM
Thats some nice work mate , well done :)

Garik Loran
04-16-2002, 08:37 PM
Thank Yeeeeeew! :joy:

Evan Nash
04-16-2002, 09:03 PM
One thing about Dooku is his eyes.

They are very wide and evil looking.

The eyes make Dooku.

04-17-2002, 04:29 AM
Your problem with modelviewer:
you need to extract the animation files (under models/human I think) and set up a folder heirchy EXACTLY THE SAME as in the pk3 file. Then you can read models.

04-17-2002, 09:48 AM
VERY nice skin, looks good there, i think ill start it myself...

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Evan Nash
One thing about Dooku is his eyes.

They are very wide and evil looking.

The eyes make Dooku.

Hm, I see your point. Will rework this again.

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Eets'chula
Metal belt! Metal belt!
U sure he has a metal belt :confused:
Or do you mean the thing that holds his cape? But because there is no cape on the model I wont make this chain.

04-17-2002, 01:21 PM
Does it say 'curved lightsaber' ? LOL, sounds interesting...

Hey btw, great skin.....how about editing the hair line a bit more and darken the eye browes a bit...I'm sure it'll be awesome! =)

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 01:42 PM
Yo, curved lightsaber. Looks stupi (my opinion) ;)

And the eybrows are darker right now and the hairline is edited. Now just some final tweaking, then I will post some new screenshots.

04-17-2002, 01:57 PM
Darker belt! Darker belt!


D'akt Sangwar
04-17-2002, 01:59 PM
i think that curzed saber looks ok
and ure model looks pretty goodcant w8 to see new screens

Evan Nash
04-17-2002, 03:31 PM
He has a tan belt. Not silver.

Trust me. =)

Try and work in Count's "smirk" with his mouth that he has.

Count looks like a complete psychopath.

I can't wait to see him on-screen. =)

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 04:01 PM
yo, i am working on the face (again) but it's hard to make the skin Dooku-like, because all the heads on the models are too small, so that he always looks younger than the real deal.

But there must be a way to make it look better.

Evan Nash
04-17-2002, 04:05 PM
Not much you can do till the SDK is out.

Dooku isn't the skinniest guy in the world. He's KINDA chubby, but this will have to do till the SDK is out and we can add more "girth" and a cape to him to make him look more "official".

Lord Odisse
04-17-2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Garik Loran
Yo, curved lightsaber. Looks stupi (my opinion) ;)

And the eybrows are darker right now and the hairline is edited. Now just some final tweaking, then I will post some new screenshots.

I think his curved dueling Lightsaber is pretty good:


Especially when this is the end result of fighting with it:


Spoiler coded. - Eets :eets:

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 04:25 PM
I like Anakin's saber, the and I would not want to have such a curved saber.
But like i said, that's a matter of taste, we don't have to argue about that.

NOW the more important thing. I'm not sure what eye color Dooku has. It's hard to deside on that picture. Green or brown?! What do you think?

04-17-2002, 04:49 PM
Oh great... thanks for so clearly labelling that as a SPOILER! </intense_sarcasm>

D'akt Sangwar
04-17-2002, 06:28 PM
aaargh i didnt want to see that yet
now its all ruined :(

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 06:46 PM
Yeah, I didn't know and didn't wanted to know that, too, but now it's too late.:(

I added a SPOILER WARNING, and I will remove this part from my post.

Now back to the Count Dooku skin.
I think it's finished, so if you don't have some suggestions what I can do better I will release it.
Take a look at this:


04-17-2002, 06:49 PM
That second pic is an EXCELLENT view of his face. Well done on the features, Garik.

Could we see a shot of his legs/feet?

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 07:04 PM


04-17-2002, 07:07 PM

Now just darken the sides of the belt a little, and add that latch thing and it's perfectly complete ;)

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 07:13 PM
Ok, I did the thing with the belt. I don't publish a new screenshot here, my webspace is limited ;)
Hope you like the skin, I'll send it to JK2files.com and JediKnightII.net.

04-17-2002, 07:19 PM
You know... It's a pity the lightsaber hilt isn't part of the model (like sort of an additional bone whose polygosn could be switched on and off). that way, you would be able to give him a custom lightsaber hilt (curved, of course) once the sdk is released ;]

04-17-2002, 08:01 PM
is the skin out yet??????

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 08:15 PM
I've just sent it to JK2files.com and JediknightII.net

So just wait until they've uploaded it. Hmm, one moment....
Ok, or just use this link to my webspace (http://www.uwg-oer-erkenschwick.de/SWJK2/JK2CountDookuSkin.zip)

And here are some screenshots from the "final";) skin.


04-17-2002, 08:17 PM
thank you! *possibly the first to download the file*

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 08:19 PM
No. I tried the link to I see if it works :D :D :D

04-17-2002, 08:20 PM
Well uhh.... i think u should try to open the file. it says the zip is invalid or corrupted

04-17-2002, 08:22 PM
my bad.

looks like in my excitement i kinda closed the download window.

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 08:22 PM
It works fine on my Computer. Do you use Winzip?

Garik Loran
04-17-2002, 08:23 PM

Rajess MoDuron
04-17-2002, 08:50 PM
That skin is so badass...what can I say but thank you?

04-18-2002, 12:13 AM
I just played a game with that skin...


04-18-2002, 12:43 AM
This is a lil' Off context...but judging from that magazine or whatever clip photo... it seems that Christopher Lee can't escape from his Count title :p

He even has Dracula's gaze again in his face :p

Regarding the Skin... It's good... It could only be better if the SDK was out and the model could be chnged. :)

04-18-2002, 01:11 AM
Garik, you are damn good at skinin boy! What program do you use to skin? Also, i've been trying to make a Boba Fett skin, but how do i change the .zip to .pk3 and get it to work. I tried just changing .zip to .pk3 but when i launched the game, i couldnt choose him... Can you help me out here? Oh yea, keep up the good work Garik!!

Garik Loran
04-18-2002, 08:24 AM
Making a pk3 is very easy.

1. put all files together in the right folders and zip them with winzip or winrar with standard options.
2. rename the extension .zip to .pk3

The problems you mention may have different reasons.
I'd have to see the files to help you, or just tell me what you did, so i know what the problem could be.