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Dwarven FATMAN

Submitted by Sephiroth_VII
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Dwarven FATMAN V1.2
By: Sephiroth_VII
aka Daniel Manion
aka NautalusX

DESCRIPTION:

FATMAN: Yet another one of the dwarfs master creations. A huge tank that owns the battle field. It got its name for obvious reasons. A army on wheels equiped with every known dwarven weapon. Its armor is heavily fortified only weak against seige attacks.
The dwarfs feel that they already have plenty of tank models and theres no need for more!!!

CREDIT:

Everything from scratch except:
Textures from Blizzard. Dwarf Model Meshes by Blizzard. (I reanimated the dwarf)
Most of the death explosion particles are a modified combination of WILLTHEALMIGHTY's nuke, and anarchianbedlam's PUMA(flares).

Thx to Blinkboy for the great animation tutorial.
Thx also to all the modelers who made the great tank and explosion type models, I've looked over many of them and studied them.

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PLAY THE TEST MAP! JUST DO IT! YOUR MISSING OUT IF YOU DONT! I made custom abilitys for all the tanks animations.
TESTMAP:
http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/modeling-and-animation-276/dwarven-fatman-141023/#post1274213

FILE SIZE:

FILE SIZE: This model file is 373kbs, when compressed in your maps mpq it shrinks to 95.9kbs. Which means it really only takes 95.9kbs of map file size.

I ran it through MDLVIS optimizer with most ticks checked. After that I ran it through Mdx Squisher. Also When making the mesh/animations I was really careful to be effecient as possible with high quality too. The only issues you should have with this, is it may cause some lag during death explode when it shoots out tons of particles.


ANIMS/ATTACH NAMES:

------------ANIMATIONS------------
Stand - 1
Stand Alternate - (Support legs down)
Portrait
Stand - 2
Stand - 3
Walk
Attack" - Main Cannon
Attack Alternate - Main Cannon (Support legs down)
Spell First - Machine Gun
Spell Second - Mortar Cannons
Spell Third - AA Missiles
Spell Fourth - Mages Beam (Support legs down)
Death Explode
Decay Flesh

------------ATTACHMENTS-----------
weapon first - Main Cannon
weapon second - Machine Gun L
weapon third - Machine Gun R
weapon fourth - AA Missiles L
weapon fifth - AA Missiles R
sprite first - Mortar L1
sprite second - Mortar L2
sprite third - Mortar R1
sprite fourth - Mortar R2
sprite fifth - Middle Castle
sprite sixth - Back Right
chest -Overhead Dwarf
hand right - Orgin Dwarf
overhead - Overhead Tank
origin - Origin Tank
head - Dwarf Head


*Do NOT modify or redistribute this model in any way.*
*Copyright Daniel Manion 2009*
*Give Credit to Sephiroth_VII*

comments & criticisim plz.

Keywords:
Tank, Mechanical, Uber, Amazing, Awesome, Siege, Machine, Dwarven, Fatman, Machine, War,
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Dwarven FATMAN (Model)

Reviews
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18:42, 2nd Sep 2009 Pyritie: ...holy shit man, this is amazing! Just a few things you can fix though: - In the death and decay anims, hide the geosets that are giving the headlights that "beam" of light, if you get what I mean. - The death anim is...
  1. 18:42, 2nd Sep 2009
    Pyritie: ...holy shit man, this is amazing! Just a few things you can fix though:
    - In the death and decay anims, hide the geosets that are giving the headlights that "beam" of light, if you get what I mean.
    - The death anim is OMFG but I think you can lower the particle count a bit. 1000 is a lot.
    - A thought: In the attack alternate anim, if it has those things on the ground shouldn't the recoil be much less?
    - During the stand 3 anim you can lower the particle count there as well.

    7th Oct 2009
    Pyritie: Set back to rejected because you didn't fix the 1st and 3rd things.

    General Frank: Still not fixed. Set back to rejected.
     
  2. anarchianbedlam

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    this is without a doubt the sexiest fucking fatman i have ever seen. probably the only fatman id sex up. awesome job i love it
     
  3. Psychosocial

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    I have to think about a basilisk of Warhammer 40K. xD
    I'm lovin it too, but I can't use it on my map. D=
     
  4. Emm-A-

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    Just wow!! Im a fan of animations, and thats why i love your tank. So much detail :)

    But it seems, there are no rockets and mortar grenades visible in third and fourth spell anim.
    And its somehow strange, that the tank comes back to his old position after firing without moving its wheels, but this is only a little detail.

    Edit:
    Ok now, that i played the map about your tank, i understand your idea of how the animations are supposed to work, so the critics about the lack of projectiles are useless.
     
  5. HappyCockroach

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    This death animation is so fucking beautiful.
    You could try adding more things at the alternate version and doing a morph anim.

    This model is worth all the polies and the filesize after all, isn't that big.
    Amazing job, 6/5
     
  6. Sephiroth_VII

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    The wheels rolling to make it come back during attack is a good idea that slipped my mind. I'll have to include that in 1.1 along with some particle differences in the attack alternate. Attack alternate should look more powerful...

    What about the scale of the model? Too big? If there's any changes you'd like for V1.1 let me know.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2009
  7. Emm-A-

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    hm yeah maybe it would be better to make one continuous track instead of the choppy ones. But it doesnt make the model, its just a little detail, at least it makes tracks :)

    Overall, the model looks really beautifull in my opinion.
     
  8. Wraithling

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    I can see that you put plenty of time and effort into this model, and the result vindicates all of that. Good job :)
     
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    This is a very beautiful high quality model, keep up the great work.
     
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    6/5 definitely.
     
  11. Hayato_Azra

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    Badass

    10/10
     
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    Well Pretty F*cking Awesome if u ask me... SUCH A BADASS TANK DESERVES A 11/10!! :D FATMAN 4 PRESIDENT!!! OH NOES TOO MUCH TANKNESS FOR MY EYES!!! x_x *goes blind*
     
  13. Sephiroth_VII

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    Ok, Pyritie I'll see what I can do about them fixes. :D
     
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    if this a dwarf fat guy then i want more overweight dwarves.
     
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    --------------------FATMAN 1.1 Update----------
    File Size:
    90.9kb in MPQ, (really only takes 90.9kbs of actual map size)
    372kb mdx file size

    Fixed Footprint tracks so they are continuous
    Shaved about 350 tris off Stand-3 particles
    Shaved about 1150! tris off death explode without much quality difference (it was really wasteful before)
    Scaled the whole model 3% smaller
    Unlinearized the animations
    Made the wheels roll back during attack, attack alt, and spell fourth
    Fixed a priority plane issue with FireR2 and FireL2
    Made Lights go off when tank is dead
    Made attack alternate particles different
    Fixed the AA Missle ability in my test map
    Updated test map and all descriptions

    I didn't like the low quality that the linearized animations had compared to the unlinearized ones. The cost, of course, is larger
    file size, but I think it's worth it. V1.0 was 72kbs in MPQ, now its 90.9kbs

    These things LOOK DIFFERENT in game then they do in MAGOS(War3ModelEditor)!!:
    The Big Explosion is seen in game, the lights go off when it dies in game, and the exhaust flames work properly in game.
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    Why do all the quotations in my description say "&quote;" ?
     
  16. TheHunterKiller

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    ...Woaaw. That's just epically epic.
     
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    omg awesome model!!! 5/5 +rep!!
     
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    I kno my tanks, and i know this is an epic one, and as such i MUST have one for my collection :))

    death animation as everyone knows is pwnage to GF Tanks xD (why must his have a standard death, it makes no sence..)

    Simply luv it in every way possible 10/5

    I'd like to see ur take on a

    notED rocket launcher tank :p
     
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    ultimately awesome =))))
    i'd vote for DC =)