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FlyingSpearThrower

Submitted by MassiveMaster
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Model info:
I made this for the Modeling Contest #17.
I took the base idea of Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine sketches, but made my own concept out of it. For usage as military unit I added the spear ballista.
The model only uses ingame textures and has a portrait camera, team colour and the standard animations (Stand/Walk/Attack/Death).

Background lore:
Only the stongest warriors can become Flying Spear Throwers, as it requires a lot of strength to hold the kite up in the air. But as the kite doesn't need any noisy engines, the Flying Spear Throwers can follow their prey unrecognized by silently gliding far above it and then striking down unexpected at a low angle. For weight reduction, the warriors are only equiped with light leather armor which however makes them vulnarable to enemy archers. To make up for this weakness they are armed with heavy spears which are fired off by an attached ballista. But because of the fixed angle of the attached ballista the Flying Spear Throwers can just attack ground units and are nearly defencless against other air units.



Pls give credits, if you use it in your map.
Have fun with it :)

Keywords:
spear, thrower, flying, machine, warrior, Leonardo da Vinci, air, unit, human,
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FlyingSpearThrower (Model)

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22:54, 6th Aug 2010 General Frank: Creative and simple model. Works ingame. Approved. [Will get its rating after the contest]
  1. 22:54, 6th Aug 2010
    General Frank:

    Creative and simple model.
    Works ingame. Approved.

    [Will get its rating after the contest]
     
  2. Oziris

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    Nice, I like the idea. It looks great.
     
  3. Bloody

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    nice, very nice!
     
  4. Accname

    Accname

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    sorry but from the screenshots i cannot see any ballista attached to the kite.
     
  5. Licheus

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    Haha, I like it. It somehow reminds me of Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin's Creed II. =)
     
  6. tee.dubs

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    I like this model, its very quirky. HOWEVER, a lot of the details are on the underside of the wings, no one will be able to see it from the top. I guess that could be a good thing for cinematic purposes, but for gameplay functions it could be a major flaw.
     
  7. Darkzealot_128

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    What do i think of this model? I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Peter Canvis

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    Very nice model, I haven't tested it but it looks neat, 5/5
     
  9. MassiveMaster

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    Thx for all the nice comments! :thumbs_up:

    Yea it's supposed to be the spear throwing construction beneath the warrior. If you look at the animations you'll probably see what I mean. I didn't really know how to call it anyway, maybe it's more of a catapult, but as you shot spears with a ballista and not with a catapult I named it ballista. :grin:

    Your're right, but I didn't see a way to change that really. First I thought about adding some decoration stuff on top of the kite, like a shield, more spears etc.
    But they didn't fit really because they would be useless. So what could you really do on top of such a kite, what would be usefull and good looking?
     
  10. Hawk

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    Hahaha this is amazing!!
     
  11. crimson fire

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    its looks great but i agree with tee.dubs
     
  12. Alagremm

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    Holy shit! This is pure awesome! 5/5

    Only a few days ago I thought about something like this and now you make this! Awesome, just awesome.
     
  13. Archangel_Tidusx

    Archangel_Tidusx

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    Why on earth would you attach that horrid spear thrower skin/model to your hang glider?
     
  14. MassiveMaster

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    Because I wanted to use only ingame textures to decrease the file size and make it look more 'Warcraftish'.
    Also I really like the spear thrower skin compared to other ingame units ... what unit would you propose to be used instead? :eekani:
    Besides I think the spear thrower fits very well as light armored warrior, or is it just because Blizzard used him as bandit?
    If you would want to use another skin you could also just replace the spear thrower texture with another texture fitting to the texture wrap.
     
  15. Alagremm

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    Yes, the best variant if you dont like the skin of the spear thrower(I am weary of it as well) is simply to find a skin for him on Hive or any other site. Then he would automaticly change here as well.

    For example you can use this skin as it is much lighter.
     
  16. ss4gogeta

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    hey do you think you can make a futureistic model of this dude like in Command & Conquer Pretty Please
     
  17. tlhutchings

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    One thing you can do to reveal the details under the wings is to make the canvas on the wings just slightly transparent. I myself am not entirely sure how to do it but it's an effective method of revealing hidden details like the spears hooked to the frame. The transparent canvas could be described as making the fabric thinner to reduce weight.
     
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    that was so awesome!!!