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03-24-2015, 11:32 AM
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Take your time and cure your cold, man. Best wishes for your health!

Giska:
She does look a lot better than the guy. I think it's the hair

I don't know how far you want to stay in "awesome but impractical" territory.
So here's some things from yours truly to change her appearance:
- Get rid of the boobplate. #2 cardinal sin after chainmail bikinis Noone builds real armor like a Wonderbra.
- Hard to see in the video. But it looks like she wears some kind of thong and her butt is bare. Not a good idea when out in the wilderness. Give her breeches, a kilt, heck even a tunic.
- The "Technopuscheln" (Bootcuffs? Fluffies? Like those https://youtu.be/U1lQ1iLC9N8?t=3m30s) are just too good, please keep them
- Personal opinion: Give her pointy ears. Would look good with the cool hair.

You should definitely offer the model with the double-head, too good and funny to pass up.

Last edited by Nullzone; 03-24-2015 at 05:45 PM.
03-24-2015, 05:47 PM
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You want to watch this : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=257916
Check out the video, some really nice stuff. The rock formations look great. And the lit-up treehuts at 1:30 are amazing.

As for Giska: http://www.karinskorner.de/images/la...ruestung-g.jpg
Just an example what reasonable female fantasy armor can look like.
Here's an armour alone: http://www.andracor.com/Larp-Lederru...nfuerstin.html

Google "larp female armor/warrior/barbarian". You'll get a lot of skin, but also great stuff like this
http://24.media.tumblr.com/920e4e104...yrtto1_500.jpg
http://www.mylarpcostume.com/2013/07...stume-concept/

P.S. Thought for the day:
We are all coming from the wrong direction. Gender equality! Furkinis for all! http://madartlab.com/files/2011/12/D...4147428339.png ( not for the faint of heart, beware. )

Last edited by Nullzone; 03-24-2015 at 06:39 PM.

03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
Take your time and cure your cold, man. Best wishes for your health!

Giska:
She does look a lot better than the guy. I think it's the hair

I don't know how far you want to stay in "awesome but impractical" territory.
So here's some things from yours truly to change her appearance:
- Get rid of the boobplate. #2 cardinal sin after chainmail bikinis Noone builds real armor like a Wonderbra.
- Hard to see in the video. But it looks like she wears some kind of thong and her butt is bare. Not a good idea when out in the wilderness. Give her breeches, a kilt, heck even a tunic.
- The "Technopuscheln" (Bootcuffs? Fluffies? Like those https://youtu.be/U1lQ1iLC9N8?t=3m30s) are just too good, please keep them
- Personal opinion: Give her pointy ears. Would look good with the cool hair.

You should definitely offer the model with the double-head, too good and funny to pass up.
She does look good. I'm using the Unity Asset store for most of my game elements so I don't have too much leeway to model them = she's from one of my favorite artists called Bitgem: http://shop.bitgem3d.com/

But I can alter the textures. I'd like to cover her up a bit - yes to the metal-bra part and the naked thighs (I love BitGem's work but it would fit the BrightRidge theme more). I'm also experimenting with creating my own characters using Mixamo's fuse. I actually wanted to remove the barbarian but since i didn't yet i decided to look for a model that would compliment him. And th character of Giska is from the early days of my game (she's a Niji slave who escaped in the aftermath of an asteroid strike that devastated much of the land).

I might still replace both characters with my own, that way i can have characters that are a bit more discreet, natural ranger types, resourceful over brawny/sexy. We'll see how it goes. The good news is that at least the new mecanim system is now in place, so its literally justa few minutes to swap in and out almost any rigged characters.

I love the pointy ears idea especially since she is Niji:



That's something i could model into the character. But i think im going to try my own custom ones after the feedback, i should at least look into it.

Yea, the double headed thing could be an Ettin. Or perhaps they stumble upon one of the terraformer gene pits that are part of the Nimian mythology and fuse into one
03-24-2015, 08:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
You want to watch this : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=257916
Check out the video, some really nice stuff. The rock formations look great. And the lit-up treehuts at 1:30 are amazing.

As for Giska: http://www.karinskorner.de/images/la...ruestung-g.jpg
Just an example what reasonable female fantasy armor can look like.
Here's an armour alone: http://www.andracor.com/Larp-Lederru...nfuerstin.html

Google "larp female armor/warrior/barbarian". You'll get a lot of skin, but also great stuff like this
http://24.media.tumblr.com/920e4e104...yrtto1_500.jpg
http://www.mylarpcostume.com/2013/07...stume-concept/

P.S. Thought for the day:
We are all coming from the wrong direction. Gender equality! Furkinis for all! http://madartlab.com/files/2011/12/D...4147428339.png ( not for the faint of heart, beware. )
Wow - what a wealth - thank you I didn't know what Larp was. I like the face tattoo on the second girl. It's now on my to do list.

That Genesis game looks beautiful. I'm not sure about the inclusivity of non-christian thing mentioned later in the thread. If that's true i still commend them for putting together something so ambitious, especially on mobile. I'm not particularly religious but if they would prefer Christian backers it's their right, and in context the 'Genesis' title makes more sense

That 'armor alone' looks really cool. It goes in a different direction than i imagined - more armor, less druid/ranger - but maybe that should be incoporated. You know, the best thing about getting your feedback is that it provides different points of view that let me see the game through a different lens - i think it makes it better and keeps the gears in my mind churning.

Yeah, taking care of my cold is essential. I already burnt out twice and now i am extra reasonable working on these games.

Furkini is great - reminds me of gay pride parade in Montreal

I also realy like the shields. You know, BrightRidge is going in a non violent direction but i really do enjoy some battle in game. You can already hunt/kill in BrightRidge because that's what's in real life, but it just isnt the focus. It would be nice to integrate some battle elements but keep the main thrust spiritual, keep the violence non gratuitous. Maybe there could be garrison raining or something.... I know that the final version of BrightRidge Quests will include the character of Ambassador Gish and a compliment of elite guards that come to BrightRidge to asses its resources and Ive been thinking that if there is a battle element it would be there. I think violence shouldn't give the idea that lives are disposable, like how if you lived life killing as many people as you do in the average video game session you'd be the worlds sickest killer in real life.

In addition to creating my own character using Mixamo fuse, they have an interesting selection of pre built characters here: https://www.mixamo.com/3d-characters

i kind of like these looks-they're all free to use because i signed up for the monthly package:


I'm going to take another look through.There's always the chance of seeing your characters in other games this way but Ive actually seen BrightRidge's barbarian in a few other games and the tree ent too - it is admittedly a bit jarring but until i can afford a custom character it is what it is.



...Update...

Ok between the last sentence and this one i created a custom character in fuse, uploaded it, rigged it and inserted it into the game as a test. here's a screenshot, so it is possible:



I included a screenshot of what happens when you keep both female and male models visible She Hulk! Im glad i did this because i am learning Mixamo and i just learned how easy it is to create your own chracter. I might recreate both the male and female like this, maybe a character that is less 'sexy' but a mix of the two, like the barabarian girl hair with the new, less curvy female? whats nice is i can customize skin color, muscle, pointy ears etc so i am going to take a deep look at this (when i am not recovering from being sick munching triscuits

I'm going to think all this over - thanks for greasing the wheel
03-25-2015, 03:20 AM
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My pleasure, Proto
Your new character looks damn creepy, especially in the bottomleft picture. I think it's the eyes.
If you can find a place for her, you should put her in somewhere. With a blood-dripping knife and singing "come play with me" or "come out come out wherever you are" ...
Might make for an interesting plot point too, if you have to actively avoid her, say in a scary game of hide and seek; instead of just doing the standard RPG solution of "kill em all, let the DM sort em out"
03-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
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Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
My pleasure, Proto
Your new character looks damn creepy, especially in the bottomleft picture. I think it's the eyes.
If you can find a place for her, you should put her in somewhere. With a blood-dripping knife and singing "come play with me" or "come out come out wherever you are" ...
Might make for an interesting plot point too, if you have to actively avoid her, say in a scary game of hide and seek; instead of just doing the standard RPG solution of "kill em all, let the DM sort em out"
lol - you totally made me laugh She is f***ing creepy isn't she? yes with a discordant version of "come out come out" kind of like i the Avengers "Age of Ultron trailer where they have the creepy version of Pinocchio's "I have no strings ..."

I think ill keep the current Giska but alter her textures for more modesty. But it's good to know i can make the characters in Fuse and use them in the game with the new animation system.

I would need to spend more time really customizing the fuse character. I fond over the years that most 3d people programs like Poser seem to come with these pointy nosed creepy faces as the default.

What i am really waiting for as an Indie dev, and i am sure that it is just around the corner, is for mixamo open an "asset store" for their characters so we can buy new clothes, faces etc, like we can do now in Daz 3d.

Daz 3d is amazing for creating my characters in Nimian legends, but you cant use the models in a game except for limited circumstances, so a mixamo store that gave me the same customization options would be great. Thankfully in the world of the internet things seem to evolve on a month basis. 2 years ago i could not have made and distributed BrightRidge the same way.

A few Nimian citizens from Bresk, a bustling port city south of BrightRidge





05-06-2015, 10:30 AM
Patiently and anxiously awaiting new updates/development