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HeavyGear18
06-18-2002, 01:04 AM
Hey Community,

Its me Mike Cantwell, the guy who has been doing Kyp Durron Skins these past few months. I just wanted to post up this thread to get you opinions on the look of the Jaeden armor I made up for my recent skin. I wanted to make the armor look very Jedi like with many exposed areas to accommodate a Jedi's need for mobility and I also tried to give it a color that suits a Knight. I still feel there is always room for improvement on my skins and I just wanted to get the community's idea on what I could do with the armor's appearance when I armor up Luke Skywalker and other Jedi of the New Jedi Order. I want the armor to look like its of Jaeden make but I want differentiation to fit the persona of the Jedi I skin. Just post whatever comes into your heads so that I may continue to work for the benefit of all of you. For those who may not know what the Kyp Durron Jaeden Armor looks like, here the link for v1.4 http://www.jediknightii.net/files/index.php?link=file&id=506 . Peace out and thanks for listening.

Delmar
06-18-2002, 01:57 AM
Can you provide a screenshot that isn't as dark as the one you have posted?

Yoda_623
06-18-2002, 02:16 AM
I'm not especially impressed with it. Its ok I'm don't think I'm going to download it though.

HeavyGear18
06-18-2002, 02:16 AM
Original Quote
[Can you provide a screenshot that isn't as dark as the one you have posted?]


I don't understand; is the shot to hard to see or is it too small?

DTR_DuranArturn
06-18-2002, 09:10 AM
sorry yoda but I have to dissagree with you there, I think it is a great skin and I am downloading it now.

Delmar
06-18-2002, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by HeavyGear18
I don't understand; is the shot to hard to see or is it too small?

It's just that the dark colored armor on the black background makes it hard to really see the skin...

gt r?
06-18-2002, 10:57 PM
I think its cool and may i ask you a question?
How did you do it?:eek:
Email me plz at killer_g_x@hotmail.com :D
Ive always wondered how to do a armor.:jawa

Altimira
06-20-2002, 05:56 AM
Looks a little like Gordon Freeman from Half-life.:) Especially the suit:D

HeavyGear18
06-20-2002, 07:07 AM
I'm glad you saw the similarity. I actually used the HEV suit from Half-Life as my inspiration. Yes Kyp's face does look like Freedman's but in actuality, Kyp's face is based on mine. ;)

Right now I am working on a new armor type that looks similar but is very different from the original armor; it will have extra plating and new rank insignias. I plan on releasing a Jaeden Armor Mark II skinpack with Kyp, Jacen Solo, Luke Skywalker and Kyle in their own Mark II Jaeden Armor. I should have some preview screens up soon. (oh and each skin will have their own CTF skins) Peace out for now.

DaAdmiral
06-20-2002, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by HeavyGear18
I'm glad you saw the similarity. I actually used the HEV suit from Half-Life as my inspiration. Yes Kyp's face does look like Freedman's but in actuality, Kyp's face is based on mine. ;)

Right now I am working on a new armor type that looks similar but is very different from the original armor; it will have extra plating and new rank insignias. I plan on releasing a Jaeden Armor Mark II skinpack with Kyp, Jacen Solo, Luke Skywalker and Kyle in their own Mark II Jaeden Armor. I should have some preview screens up soon. (oh and each skin will have their own CTF skins) Peace out for now.

I can't wait for that new pack. I am a very big fan of your Kyp in the armor. You should stop by the modeling forum and sign up for one of the models that needs skinners sometime.

GoblinKing
06-21-2002, 01:27 AM
I love the skin. I was trying to get this kind of armour, a bit like the shadowtrooper, dut without the helmet. I've got an idea for a new skin. Do you mind if i try? I'll give you all the credit.

HeavyGear18
06-21-2002, 01:53 AM
Feel free to make any and all suggestions you have for the armor. And don't say you dont need credit for your ideas; if they are your ideas and I use them, I will most definately make sure you get credit for it. So feel free to post any and all of your ideas in this thread.

Delmar
06-21-2002, 02:42 AM
what book is this from?

HeavyGear18
06-22-2002, 08:57 AM
I just finished my new Mark II Armor Pack and the final cuts for the characters featured are as follows:

Kyp Durron
Kyle Katarn
Luke Skywalker
(each have their own armor colors and their own team skins)

I will make more skin packs in the future (not just Jaeden Armor variants) with a huge variety of New Jedi Order and classic series characters. If there are some characters that you want to suggest for new skins, drop your ideas in this post and I'll check in from time to time to see what you all got.

KMan
06-22-2002, 12:04 PM
Definatly looks ok from a distance, but would need to see a larger image of that. The chest armor seems to lack the detail that was put into the rest of the skin. Also why don't you try to make a real face, instead of cut & paste from Raven's work? Even if you are going to do the same character, you can make it on your own.

HeavyGear18
06-22-2002, 10:36 PM
Well you are definately right about the chest armor. That problem is adressed in the newest set of skins I made in the Mark IIs. As for his face, you are half right about the cut and paste. First off, the hair texture is Raven's but I changed the effects on the hair to look blonde highlights (Kyp does have brown hair but it looks cooler with blonde in it). As for the face, part of it is Raven's but I changed it enough to look very different from the default jedi. Besides, it is so hard to find some decent pictures of Kyp for skinning so I tried my best to adjust the face to look like his.

KMan
06-23-2002, 03:20 AM
Much better, but those black areas need some sort of detailing like straps for the armor and whatnot. Try to avoid haing flat black anywhere. The same goes for white. Also a reflect light of a purple or blue would enhance those edges of the armor.

Also about the face, what is so hard about making any sort of face? Even if it isn't as well done as the rest of the skin, you have learned more and you come out ahead of those people who just do cut and paste type jobs because they either don't care or are to lazy.

WarteX
06-23-2002, 03:42 AM
Great skin!

Good job HeavyGear

DTR_DuranArturn
06-26-2002, 01:57 AM
hey, you said in an earlier post that you finished some more skins, are we going to get to see them?

HeavyGear18
06-26-2002, 09:38 AM
As soon as the server is back and they finally put them on the server, yes you will be able to get at them. :)

Delmar
06-26-2002, 10:37 AM
heavy gear- i've got your kyp skin on my site. if you want me to host these others for you in the meantime, email me at del@reid.cx.

EDIT: scratch that - looks like jk2.net has 'em live now.

Zain Sundancer
06-27-2002, 12:46 AM
i would like to see a jedi trainer wearing the jaeden armour!!!!!

HeavyGear18
06-27-2002, 12:59 AM
Sounds like a good idea. I'm gonna get working on another skinpack later on this month (non-Jaeden armor) of some expanded universe characters but I think I'll work on the trainer skin with the armor before I get to work on them.

In the mean time check out my newest pack of Mark II's which is now available.

legameboy
06-27-2002, 05:32 AM
your really good at this good job, and has anyone noticed that the download server at jediknightii.net hasnt been working lately?

HeavyGear18
06-27-2002, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by legameboy
your really good at this good job, and has anyone noticed that the download server at jediknightii.net hasnt been working lately?

Yeah I have noticed that the server has been bugging out lately but I wouldn't sweat it. All I hope is that my new skins make it on the 10 Favorites list soon. Thanks for your positive input man and I am glad you like my work. :D

legameboy
06-27-2002, 06:29 AM
i never give bad compliments, always look on the bright side of things;)

Jango_Fett91
06-27-2002, 06:42 AM
That skin is pretty tight

TheSquirrelKing
06-27-2002, 07:45 AM
Hey, has anyone here tried using these in a team game and not had the skin show up. Because when I try to use it in FFA games, the skin shows up, and I can choose all 3 colours, but in CTF or other team games it only shows the jedi (or is it jedi trainer model). Im downloading version 2 at the moment, maybe that will fix things...

legameboy
06-27-2002, 07:59 AM
that should work, the servers bugging up right now though so i gotto wait :(

HeavyGear18
06-27-2002, 11:31 PM
I had the same problems on only a few occasions where that has happened and I asked around on the net if anybody had similar occurences with their custom skins. Everybody had the same answer; the game server have problems somtime in distinguishing between pure and open servers causing some things to show through in pure server and some things to not show in open servers. Don't worry though because it shouldn't happen all the time.

legameboy
06-27-2002, 11:33 PM
that sucks:(

HeavyGear18
06-27-2002, 11:40 PM
Like I said though, it happens in every blue moon so don't worry if it doesn't show up, just find another server (make sure it isn't pure also)

legameboy
06-28-2002, 02:00 AM
ok, thnx alot:p

PhantomHelix
06-29-2002, 09:34 AM
do you think you can make a SP conversion where it uses the Kyp in Jaeden armor? That would be so cool and i would definitely download it.