[project1dev] Re: Character creation

  • From: Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 12:19:13 -0700

i think it'd be a cool feature to have if we can come up with a way
that it works without you guys having to make a ton of art and still
looks good.

of course - if you want to make a ton of art and satisfy it that way,
that's good too haha.

I have 2 ideas though...

#1) we allow you to make the player fatter / taller, all that does is
basically change the scale of the model on the Z and X axis (we can
maybe do some extra stuff but thats the main idea).  That way, if we
make armor that fits a charatcer scaled at 1:1 on X/Z, we know it will
fit a character that is taller or fatter, by scaling the armor by the
same amount.  I'm only unsure if this would look ok for the
characters, it might not look natural, but we could try it and see.
This would allow us to make a lot of varying looking armor that fits a
variety of bodies without a lot of art needing to be done.

#2) we re-use armor art by re-colorization.  This way, "a lot" of art
is made for a single peice of armor - like maybe 8 different types of
chain mail depending on the body type chosen.  But, that chainmail art
is only one of a few types of "base armor" models, and we can re-color
it to be red, blue, gold, etc based on the item itself.

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM, eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> yeah ive been thinking about it a lot... ff3 and most oldschool rpgs didnt
> change appearance based on armor but i think ti is awesome when it does but
> i dunno the headaches are worth it.  maybe in the body types we just have
> like 10 different ones with different clothing that the player can pick
> through and customize colors.  then we could make more for NPC's, etc.
> i dunno what do you guys think
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Okies, sounds pretty good
>> question though, when the player wears items / clothing / armor is it
>> going to change their appearance?
>> If so, we'll have to find a way to make "1 size fits all".
>> The placement of shields etc will be easy cause we can basically
>> attach it to the hand bone, whatever animation / player settings have
>> the hand bone placed as.
>> But armor however or clothing working on different body sizes / types
>> might be interesting....
>> any thoughts on that?
>> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM,  <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Yep, that's how I see it
>> >
>> > Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>> >
>> > ________________________________
>> > From: Kent Petersen
>> > Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 12:08:20 -0700
>> > To: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Subject: [project1dev] Re: Character creation
>> > I was thinking the player should be broken into multiple pieces. Hair,
>> > head,
>> > body, maybe another section. Then when you talk to the person it would
>> > ask,
>> > "are you male or female" then the body would appear male or female. Then
>> > if
>> > we wanted to do one more complicated we could have multiple body builds
>> > that
>> > you could toggle through. After that he would move on to the hair then
>> > head
>> > etc. Then when he was completely done you could go back and change your
>> > mind
>> >
>> > On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hey Guys!
>> >>
>> >> Since we are building the area where you set up your appearance i
>> >> wanted to start a thread on character creation.
>> >>
>> >> To Eric: what did you have in mind?
>> >>
>> >> To everyone else: what kind of ideas do you guys have for how it should
>> >> work?
>> >>
>> >> I have some ideas of my own based on tech stuff but i don't want to
>> >> skew
>> >> it (:
>> >>
>> >
>> >

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