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08-05-2002, 11:47 AM
What is the difference between a model and a skin?

08-05-2002, 11:59 AM
im pretty sure a model is a totaly different figure of a character (which is harder to create) while a skin is something painted over and existing model to make it look different.

I may be wrong:rolleyes:

Revan Bakr'
08-05-2002, 12:05 PM
no, I'm pretty sure you're right.

i.e. Xeyph is a reskin of Desann.
Anakin ep.ii was a reskin of Galak.
Yoda was not based on any other skin.

MkZ Daedric
08-05-2002, 12:51 PM
Model = The 3d mesh of the character/object. This is made up of polygons, which are made of triangles.
Skin = The 2d image that is put on top of the model to give it texture.

08-05-2002, 02:06 PM
A model, for any game, is just a 3D mesh of verticies and surfaces. A skin is the texture(s) that are applied over the model so it looks real, and isn't more than a wireframe.

For JO, when people say, "Yoda is a new model" that means that the Yoda character includes a model AND a skin. New models don't always have entirely new skins, though.