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FeralPigeon

Submitted by Stanakin
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Almost every town, city, village, castle or ruin in the world has Feral Pigeons, yet they haven't yet been made for WC III. I thought that was strange and decided to make my own.

Alternative Skins for this model:

Wood Pigeon


Please give credit if you use it in your map, thank you.

Changelog

Update 1: Added an icon.
Update 2: Decreased the texture quality, decreasing filesize by about 16 kb. I'll try to find the Mdlvid-thingy.
Update 3: Changed the neck wrap and removed the funky mesh in the wings. I can't change the alpha on the head though, since my version of photoshop doesn't seem to support alpha layers.
Update 4: Removed transparency on head and front of wings and made the material two-sided. No legs because you do not normally see a pigeon's legs in flight.
Update 5: New portrait and improved the texture on the head a bit.


Keywords:
bird, pigeon, dove, critter, flyer, feral, city, town, avian, grey
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FeralPigeon (Model)

FeralPigeon (Model)

Reviews
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00:22, 26th Aug 2009 Cavman: There's only a few things that can be done to improve this model. Fix the wrap around the neck. Theres a bit of left over mesh on the wings that looks funky. And lastgly, fix the alpha channel under the head, makes a...
  1. 00:22, 26th Aug 2009
    Cavman:
    There's only a few things that can be done to improve this model. Fix the wrap around the neck. Theres a bit of left over mesh on the wings that looks funky. And lastgly, fix the alpha channel under the head, makes a hole.

    2nd Sep 2009
    Pyritie: Unwrap is still kinda funky but it's better. The tail feathers' material should be two-sided. Also no legs?

    DonDustin: improve the portrait please :/

    14th May 2010:
    Changes and additions are made, resource approved.
     
  2. Stanakin

    Stanakin

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    Er... why is my model not visible in the list? And why does it say "never" in the time?
     
  3. Lore-Wolf

    Lore-Wolf

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    cus it hasn't been updated only posted one time

    gona see how it looks


    COMMENT:

    + works in game
    + i think it looks nice :)
    + can be useful
    + animations look well with the bird
    + portrait looks nice

    - uses a custom texture
    (but doesn't matter)

    overall its very nice :) + rep
    Voted for approval
     
  4. PROXY

    PROXY

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    jeah, really good! 4/5 +rep
     
  5. Emm-A-

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    nice one, but i suggest that you reduce the size, because if you want a few groups flying through your map, this would be too many kbs.
     
  6. The Panda

    The Panda

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    Looks good, i like it.
     
  7. Iyzz_Fryzz

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    it is on the list but on the last page, i don't know why.. :confused:
    and the model looks great, 4/5 :thumbs_up:
     
  8. TheHunterKiller

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    Awesome and useful, great work again.
     
  9. Stanakin

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    Thanks, all!

    I've tried reducing the filesize by removing some animations, but that hardly makes any difference. Is there a way to reduce the filesize without reducing quality?
     
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    Not bad, really, useful, u could use it like the same like the vulture is wandering around, but only in the city
     
  11. dansaDisco

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    1. Make the material TwoSided (can be done in magos)
    2. You can compress the texture using W3Viewer, down to 75% without getting any noticeable loss of quality, and you'll get it down to ~30kb
    3. You can optimize the models animations in mdlVis (a Russian tool, but there's a translated version out there somewhere) and also the model will be ~30kb big

    that's the most optimizing you could do without any noticeable quality loss AFAIK.
     
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    hmm i think it might be good if u are going to make flying form for druids in wow map :)
     
  13. Aspard

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    Creative enough, good job. I like when people think abouth the atmoshphere of the game. ;)
     
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    Model good, but it horrible.
     
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    Great Idea Dawg
     
  16. The D3ath

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    Good!.

    The only bad thing here is size and custom texture
    But all else is nice, it will give some nice athmosphere wandering on a city and one of these flies over you will look great.

    A good use will be putting them on the ground (without any animation, like, paused) then when you get close they will fly away putting some wings sounds.

    Since the vulture is the only bird in the game we are short of nice birds not some ugly ones >.<

    Nice +rep
    Bye
     
  17. Stanakin

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    I had the same idea. That's why I started making a walking version out of the chicken. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. I may try it again some time when I feel up to it, though. Having them walking on a city square and flying up when approaching them would make for some nice, realistic scenes, indeed.
     
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    me liki liki
     
  19. RaidonGod

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    you forgot an other keyword:
    CRAP!!!
    they are all-around-craping-birds
    please add this... or you won't get your rep for this model :p