[Model] french resistance fighter


pedroleum
11-06-2007, 04:47 PM
UPDATE!
i got a new version of the french resistance fighter ready. i redid the normalmap and some of the model geometry to fix issues i found while playing. one of the changes is the brown leather jacket and an overall brighter look, mainly to make it less confusable with the axis model/skin.
for those who liked the black version more, it's also in the pack.

use the download and picture links from below. i updated them.

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old post:

i've been working on a custom player model lately and i think it has gotten to a stage where i can release a first version.

luckily, trp. jed has released an amazing Custom player model compile kit (http://www.dayofdefeat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74832) a while ago, so it wasn't to much work on the technical side. thanks again for your contribution, jed!

so here's my first custom player model ever. it's a french resistance fighter that replaces the currently wounded allied rifleman for a while.

let me know what you think :)


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from the readme:

model: french resistance fighter (version 4)
entity type: player model
directory: player
model: american_rifleman.mdl
pc: lod0=3602, lod1=2682, lod2=1576, lod3=794, lod4=293
skin: brown 20481024
skin: black 20481024
normalmap: 512512
exponentmap: 256256
phong: yep
instructions: unpack the materials and models folder to your dod-folder (i.e. c:/programs/steam/steamapps/your@email.com/day of defeat source/dod)
notes: this is a replacement model for the american rifleman. if you have any custom models installed, make sure you backup the american rifleman models. the american rifleman textures are not overwritten, so you don't have to worry about them. and yes, the model works online. to get the black leather skin working, rename "frenchfighter_black.vtf" to "frenchfighter.vtf".
special thanks: trp. jed for the custom player model kit he kindly provided to the community. it really was easy with this.

this is how he looks:


and here's the download:
french_resistance_fighter_v4.zip (http://pedroleum.dod-federation.com/models/french_resistance_fighter_v4.zip)

Jim_Riley
11-06-2007, 05:10 PM
:O

That is so awesome!

Furyo
11-06-2007, 05:23 PM
Lol nice one Pedro :)

Guyver
11-06-2007, 11:31 PM
Lol nice one Pedro :)

Agreed.

Trp. Jed
11-07-2007, 12:38 AM
Yay you released it :D

Jonny
11-07-2007, 01:04 AM
amazing i can see this becoming a collection say one for each class or something as this will suit it well. Great job!

jonny

PR0PEN
11-07-2007, 02:42 AM
Niiiice

R0ke
11-07-2007, 04:06 AM
awesome

MIRROR (http://www.renega2.com/news.php?readmore=104) with info in spanish
(madrid, Spain) No Registration

MIRROR2 (http://www.sovietsclan.com/roke1/french_resistance_fighter_v1.zip)
(Barcelona, Spain) No Registration

Koblentz
11-07-2007, 09:34 AM
Congrats on releasing the first fully custom player model for DoD Source! It looks awesome!

Fr3t
11-07-2007, 10:19 AM
Great model, original idea, as usual ;) !

911rusty
11-07-2007, 11:52 AM
WoW pedroleum, fantastic bud. Your new skin looks so nice m8. So original, great idea your new skin. Thanks for all your time and hard work in making this new skin its much appriciated bud:)

pedroleum
11-08-2007, 01:15 AM
thnx guys :)
and yes, maybe i'll do one or two more of themlll

CossRooper
11-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Yeah again nice job dude!

Dustin Diamond
11-09-2007, 09:45 AM
viva la resistance!

Wile E Coyote
11-09-2007, 04:57 PM
oboy.

I SHOULD have mentioned this when I tested it for you awhile back, I apologize, my life got busy and I forgot about it.

Be warned, using this skin it is VERY easy to confuse this resistance guy with the axis players with only a split-second glance. It probably should have a more definitive color scheme to the clothing - i.e. make his jacket more brown (leather), make the pants khaki, etc. When I was testing this skin, my friendly kills went up by a third while on allied teams.

I'll drop ya a PM pedro

Watevaman
11-09-2007, 05:04 PM
oboy.

I SHOULD have mentioned this when I tested it for you awhile back, I apologize, my life got busy and I forgot about it.

Be warned, using this skin it is VERY easy to confuse this resistance guy with the axis players with only a split-second glance. It probably should have a more definitive color scheme to the clothing - i.e. make his jacket more brown (leather), make the pants khaki, etc. When I was testing this skin, my friendly kills went up by a third while on allied teams.

I'll drop ya a PM pedro

Yeah, I guess that also depends on what Axis skins you're using though. Maybe change the color of the pants to a more light brown, like you said.

Also, ped, beautiful piece of work. I love everything you make, and this is definitely included.

pedroleum
11-09-2007, 05:26 PM
yeah, definitely depends on what axis skin you're using. i'm playing with your greyish axis-skin (http://www.wiledod.com/source/web/playerskins.jpg) and had no trouble to find the frenchie. infact, i was rather surprised you could spot him out from the others. he definitely looks skinnier than those fat germans :-P. but i'll do another skin which is easier to spot, so people can choose which one they like. thanks for the pointer :)

Sabre
11-10-2007, 06:01 AM
The progression of the preview picture says it all...

Anyway, good model! I hope you have some other player models under consideration!

gimpy117
11-20-2007, 07:14 PM
yeah it would be cool to make like a pack for different allies for each american class, like a brit, a freedom fighter, a russian, and a stock american...

DwFAaron
11-21-2007, 09:27 PM
This is really cool, do you plan to make anymore?

pedroleum
01-21-2008, 07:46 AM
update :-) read the first post!

DwFAaron : sorry, i must have missed your post :(
i don't know yet if there are going to be more...
i haven't played dod much lately... hopefully, the update is going to change this... we'll see...

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