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Luuke
05-01-2002, 04:26 PM
this is my first attempt of a model ever, so please tell me what you think. i'd be glad about any suggestion you might have...

here it is:
Saber (http://www.uwg-oer-erkenschwick.de/startrekbc/Saber.jpg)

T-Dogg
05-01-2002, 05:44 PM
Well, it certainly is spikey. Looks pretty good to me, but I'd lose the square shapes at the top & the bottom. Besides those, I think it's good. Although a saber handle isn't the thing the community needs right now, it's certainly a start. We all gotta start somewhere... (Hint: How 'bout a double bladed saber (or lightstaff as some people call it) handle a la Darth Maul?)

Garik Loran
05-01-2002, 06:03 PM
It needs more than a new saber model for a double-bladed saber. But you are right when you say a new handle is not for everyone in the community, but some people may like a more individual saberhandle.
I think for a first try it looks good. Just the square are some kind of weird on the handle.
I'd like to see the saber in the game when it's finidhed so far.

What about finding a way to use different saber handles for the players in MP, so we get more individual jedis? I think I am goind to see if this is possible.

T-Dogg
05-01-2002, 06:20 PM
It needs more than a new saber model for a double-bladed saber.

Yeah, I know. Programming, animations... But a model is needed to begin with. I'm not tryin' to be some sort of smartass or anything, just making it clear that I know...

Garik Loran
05-01-2002, 09:49 PM
It's ok, I didn't want to say you are stupid. :p

It could all be so easy if we had the source code...

BacMeth
05-01-2002, 10:01 PM
well... no
doing the animations would be very very very VERY difficult...
dont think its even possible to do good dual anims without MoCap

EDIT: well of cpourse it is possible... but a hard task... we'd need a kick ass animator that has access to softimage....

EffJi
05-02-2002, 11:39 AM
Actually a Darth Maul saber with just one blade would be pretty cool.
He only used one blade during his duel with Qui-Gon on Tattoine, and it looked pretty cool.

Or perhaps a Darth Maul saber that has been cut off. I have seen pics of it somewhere but forgot where.

__CKY__
05-03-2002, 01:15 AM
i really like it lol especially the spikes on it it loks really cool where can i dl it lol and are you adding any special sounds onto it

Octavius
05-03-2002, 05:49 AM
the darth maul saber is already in the game, but is cheat protected. Most people know this. Knowing this, you should also know that saber "animations" are more controlled by the player model than the saber iteself. Short of the binding of where the saber gets held onto by the player model, it would not be a problem. However, if you wanted to release an authentic darth maul that does neat tricks with a double edged saber, yes you would need to do animations. Otherwise -- no you don't...

Garik Loran
05-03-2002, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Octavius
the darth maul saber is already in the game, but is cheat protected.
This is not really a Darth Maul saber, y'know. It's a second blade, but it's still the "normal" handle.
So a real Maul saber would need a longer handle, that looks like the one from TPM.
But with a longer saberhandle there come some problems, for example the second blades origin has to be reworked.
The source code would be necessary for this, I think.

Luuke
05-03-2002, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by __CKY__
i really like it lol especially the spikes on it it loks really cool where can i dl it lol and are you adding any special sounds onto it
it is only a model right now with no textures, and not in game.
i'm working on another project (that has nothing to do with JK2JO), so i will put this on hold for now. maybe i'll finish it in some weeks...

VEGETA2K1
05-03-2002, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by EffJi
Actually a Darth Maul saber with just one blade would be pretty cool.
He only used one blade during his duel with Qui-Gon on Tattoine, and it looked pretty cool.

Or perhaps a Darth Maul saber that has been cut off. I have seen pics of it somewhere but forgot where.

he also uses 1 blade when obi one destroys other side of it, after he kills quin gon jin or what ever his naem is..

but as for the saber.. its just to plan.. has to much of the sence "its a cylinder with boxes round it" look....
work with the actualt, cylinder part, try to make it not look like a cylinder to much.. also that box liie thing on the bottom part, loks like the handles going right through it.. it doesnt lok right.. try making the actual hole, or delete some polies t amke it lok more natural...