1. Are you planning to upload your awesome model to Hive? Please review the rules here.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Find your way through the deepest dungeon in the 18th Mini Mapping Contest Poll.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. A brave new world lies beyond the seven seas. Join the 34th Modeling Contest today!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Hive 3 Remoosed BETA - NOW LIVE. Go check it out at BETA Hive Workshop! Post your feedback in this new forum BETA Feedback.
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Blood Elf Arcane Guardian

Submitted by AndrewOverload519
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
"These arcane constructs of Blood Elf design were originally intended to be used as sentries that would supplement the guards of Silvermoon City in it's defense. However, as their size allows them to strike more than one opponent, the Blood Elves have also recently began using them in more offensive situations. The construction methods of these Arcane Guardians were since refined to give them increased durability, despite their slow movement. They can also be upgraded further to give them increased resistance to spell-based attacks, as well as giving them immunity to certain spells."

My take on a canonical Blood Elven... thing. The original design is obviously from World of Warcraft. I couldn't find a suitable texture that would make it look similar to the WoW version, so I had to make do with creating what looks like an armoured version of it. The model itself was modified from the Iron Golem because, well... it's just a suitable enough base. The forearms and feet were borrowed from the Mountain Giant and then modified to better fit the model.

This model uses ingame textures, so no need to worry about texture paths. The model also does not require a portrait since there was one already built-in from when I edited it. As a result, this model should be very easy to import!

If you want to use this model then feel free to do that, provided that you'll give credit to me in return.

UPDATE 1:
Updated as per moderator's request. Changes include...

- New death sound, with corresponding particle effects.
- The built-in portrait now has a talking animation.
- Tweaked animations, bones and meshes so that there is less clipping issues between the arm gemstones and elbows. The legs should hopefully look less odd as well.


UPDATE 1.5:
Tweaked the Portrait Talk animation.

UPDATE 2:
Recalculated extents and made portrait glow unselectable.

Keywords:
golem, robot, magic, arcane, guard, guardian, sentry, sentinel
Contents

Blood Elf Arcane Guardian (Model)

Reviews
Moderator
13:39, 22nd Apr 2013 Misha: this model looks pretty cool and functions well, however, there are a few things that bother me, his death should be more like some arcane explosion sound and the metal golem's crumble combined, also his elbows kinda clip...
  1. 13:39, 22nd Apr 2013
    Misha: this model looks pretty cool and functions well, however, there are a few things that bother me, his death should be more like some arcane explosion sound and the metal golem's crumble combined, also his elbows kinda clip in the rubies that make his upper arm. lower parts of his thighs kinda move away from the center of the lower legs, which also makes it a bit odd.. and, you could have him use at least one speak animation with that blue part on his helm pulsing as 'speaking'

    good job :smile:
     
  2. chr2

    chr2

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    687
    Resources:
    29
    Models:
    1
    Icons:
    13
    Skins:
    15
    Resources:
    29
    Wow, this is simply amazing! I love everything about it, from the texture use, to the animations, to the file size. A definite 5/5 from me.
     
  3. takakenji

    takakenji

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,418
    Resources:
    27
    Models:
    23
    Icons:
    4
    Resources:
    27
    about time someone made a model off this
     
  4. TaShadan

    TaShadan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,151
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    i love it
     
  5. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,506
    Resources:
    2
    Models:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    While I'm not in the mode of making a Blood Elf race, this is almost a requirement for one. That being said, nothing drives me crazier than having a "must-have" unit and the only available model for it is sucky. So thank you; this is great. I love the TC crystals, the armor is quite blood-elven, and the magicky-visor is solid. The Mountain Giant hands/feet was a nice touch, definitely.

    Although, looking at the screenshot; seems rather diminuitive, ain't he? I mean, if that's a normal BE Worker, then this guy is mighty short.
     
  6. JesusHipster

    JesusHipster

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,032
    Resources:
    55
    Models:
    48
    Icons:
    7
    Resources:
    55
    It isn't bad at all, good job.
     
  7. tomoraider

    tomoraider

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,317
    Resources:
    2
    Maps:
    2
    Resources:
    2
    Thank you so much for creating this model, I needed exactly this for my campaign. +rep
     
  8. KhalanDuriant

    KhalanDuriant

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Yes! A thousend times YES! I've been waiting for something like this for ages! You sir deserve my eternal thanks!

    Oh, the model is pretty nice :D
     
  9. Bboy Moose

    Bboy Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Messages:
    250
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I can't say i was waiting for something like this for years like others, but yeah it's a pretty well made model :>
     
  10. DaHomieG

    DaHomieG

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    541
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I LOVE YOU. FINALLY SOMEONE MADE IT. You are god. +rep x 100
     
  11. Krotos

    Krotos

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    163
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Wow, lovely model....and dear lord, the filesize is amazing. o_O

    Is there any chance that you could do a High Elven version of this construct? :p (And/or any other BE unit you've done?)
     
  12. Faith

    Faith

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    883
    Resources:
    3
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    2
    Resources:
    3
    Pretty. :)
     
  13. Adaethus

    Adaethus

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    433
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Please make a high elven version of this, using blue and silver/gold as the colour scheme.
     
  14. jedijoe84

    jedijoe84

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    It's easy enough to edit the model and the Blood Elf Hero skin to make all the red parts work as team color. Then simply being a blue player would make it look high elven. Probably the only iffy part would be getting permission to edit the model.

    But the real question is.... got some icons for this? lol
     
  15. sniper_zero

    sniper_zero

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    654
    Resources:
    2
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    This is a nice model the only issue I have with this is that the hp bar is too high up. It doesn't seem like recalculating the extents fixes it either.
     
  16. Zzonehardy

    Zzonehardy

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    453
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Scaling, isn't it a wonderful thing?
     
  17. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,506
    Resources:
    2
    Models:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Now now, Hardy... You of all people should know that Scaling only works so far. Scale too much and the shadow, selection circle, and HP bar are all skeewompus, too. :p
     
  18. Zzonehardy

    Zzonehardy

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    453
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    lol you of all people...

    My mega gnome was hideous masterpiece.... ;)

    EDIT: However on topic it does seem to be about the size of a small mud golem (I think that is the smallest golem they have in the original game) and all of those can scale fine to at least the size of a granite golem (which is the biggest I believe) so it should be fine ;), and you can change selection circle size, shadow I got nothing for, I just like to sass :ogre_hurrhurr:
     
  19. Erindeir

    Erindeir

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    80
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Good! 5/5