I always didnt like designs Blizzard went with in WoW, especially after some of it leaked onto Frozen Throne when both were in development at the same time, tho fortunetly we were spared of WoW abomination of Maiev made into walking bulky statue anyway so i wont rant on it too much. However some parts of it still threw me off, especially when you consider that Warden in agility based get-in&get-out type of hero, which made this design even more annoying to look at.
So i came around to edit the model in mdlvis to actualy do something productive instead of doing mini rant on blizzard for millionth time on skype with my friends and this is it.
I dont really know how to name it so 'Semi-realistic Maiev/Warden" will stay for now.
Changes to original model:
-Removal of wings crest from the back,
-replacement and remodeling of coats edge to mainatin the golden trim but remove silly knives,
-reshaped shoulderpads to be of proper size and fitting Maiev's/Warden's arms,
-smaller glaive and rightarm,
-coat slight reshaping
-reshape of breastplate to have more realistic look(no so far out reaching), i also took a liberty to make breasts a bit more rounded and making sides of breastplate smoother)
-all textures have been made twosided to avoid silly looking void-holes in the model.
-changes to walk and stand, stand2 animations eliminating clipping with left shoulderpad and to fix cape to cover Maiev's back.
-very slight adjustment to crotch area,
-on portrait, made shoulders of proper width(previously she had Arnold Schwarzenegger grade shoulderspan xD)
-arms are going up much higher into the shoulderpads and chestplate area, previously it was just barely below these oversized old pads.
I guess it will be substandard anyway, but it may be useful for someone either to have more realistic looking Maiev or to differentiate "lower" Wardens from her stock model.("As we all know you rank is shown in fanciness and thickier and spikier armour right?" *cough cough* "wow" *cough cough* "blizzard" *coughs out his throat* 'rant')
Credits Blizzard for base model, and me for editing it.
Ofcourse you have permission to edit it for your own map purposes(or to calm your OCD), prohibitting people from it especially with ingame model edit is silly. Tho crediting me would be nice, i spent 2 days over it, even if it's so simple.
EDIT: New version added alongside, thanks to kangyun
for letting me use face and hair from one of his models for that
previous version is still there in case you like that better.
New Maiev is supposed to go alongside other model unarmoured Maiev, available here: Maiev/Nelf with no Armour
-added new lighter fused texture,
-slightly improved the wrap(around ears)
-added white hair version of new maiev(new face one),
-fixedg gap around the ponytail.
-Added new texture(greenish eyes but in natural shade, so she doesnt look fel infused xD) ,
-fixed glow, wrap a bit and..... added eyes. Thanks to @Cuore for giving me idea for it
-thanks to Dr. Supergood's i fixed the texture(it could get corrupted due some error due to other software i used) it's much lighter aswell.
-Retexture of the model with new variation and numberous wrap and mesh fixes/changes!
Modernized Realistic Maiev:
-New texture with better looking eyes, new face-paint/tattoos,
-new skin tone more reminisent of Legion rendition but with few changes to make her more unique, like red/maroon(in original skin tone version) coloured tattoo
-slight weight reduction of the model,
-ponytail in now same in both haircolours except the colour obviously, previously it still used team coloured vanilla ponytail from classic model
'Classic' Realistic Maiev:
-Improved wrap of whole armour,
-improved and realisticly sized ears both in model and portrait(so helment's shape actually protects the ears :v)
-small fixes to helmet's shape.
-fixed crash caused by leftover geosetanimation on whitehaired portrait.
-New texture with lime shade eyes, which resembles her TFT self much more, much darker lips, eyeshadow,
-New facial wrap that changes her face kind of significatly.
-Glaive is now tampered like proper blade, this means that it gets thiner closer to the tip,
-Portrait got improved, especially with the wrap(see the side by side picture of old version vs new one)
General: Textures are standarised and actual weight is very low for package of Armoured&Unarmoured Maiev with desired Skin&hair colour is just 296kb with texture - that is for both models with their portraits included. If you go just with one it will be just 190kb for Armoured Maiev and 154kb for Unarmoured Maiev, submission is heavy because i included all variations, it's better that way than just creating several submissions for each. Think of it like Ujimasa Hojo's bundles
tags: female, warden, maiev, realistic, warcraft, blizzard, night, elf, nightelf