Rhapsody

This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
"Time to play a requiem..."

Technical info:
  • Contains only in-game mesh and textures.
  • Contains additional custom animations.
  • The size of the models is optimized.
Author's notes:

This model was requested by Alexen for his AoS map.
Based on Sylvanas Windrunner optimized by Ujimasa Hojo.
Feel free to use/edit the model but give credits!

Keywords:
Assassin, Bard, Harp, HoN, Lute, Musical, Music, Rhapsody
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A neat hero model wielding a musical weapon. Works in-game. Approved!
Although I didn't have to recreate the reference, I tried to recreate some integral parts of the character's aesthetic, such as hair or a lute, or whatever (?) it is:
Lute.png


By the way, there's also a trick: the Portrait sequence contains its own face, bright and unshaded, so that the dark polygons don't bug it.

I told Alexen that he would have to wait a month for this model due to the lack of time. But the way he addressed me hinted to me that he wants to get the model as soon as possible, he was really excited πŸ˜€ So, I picked up myself and... I swear, I have never worked faster 😀

This model may have some imperfections due to the rush, but it is already here, and this is a small surprise. I won't tag Alexen just to see his reaction when he finds the model 🀫

P.S. I agreed to grant this request because the staff members deserve more love, but please, no more... 😡
 
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my man is creating amazing models faster than i can even check them! the dedication is real
btw love this one!
Thanks for paying such attention to my works 😌
Gorgeous! We definitely need more bards in Warcraft!
Thanks! Yeah, might be a hero for an RPG πŸ™‚
Such a lovely name!
Flawless execution, as expected from you my friend.
Great job!
Thank you, mate! Didn't know one day I'd model you in 3D πŸ˜€
OMG! You didn't even tell me when you uploaded it <3 LOOKS STUNNING ! Thanks so much!
I'm glad you like it! That's how it was planned πŸ˜‰
 
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Damn a hero female bard, great idea to Alexen and for the model to sir Villagerino πŸ‘Œ. If there is an elf version of this it will be a badass πŸ‘.
 
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Ahh, a bard! Those are always fun. I would say currently because of the HoN inspiration, there is a big clash of colours going on with the model. I think a version with more fitting and 'natural' colours (no pink hair or bright green flutes!) could be useful, and an elf version (just add ears!) could be useful as well. I like the altered Archer animations, they work well!
 
Cool model, NICE!:vw_love:
This looks awesome! Well done!
Damn a hero female bard, great idea to Alexen and for the model to sir Villagerino πŸ‘Œ. If there is an elf version of this it will be a badass πŸ‘.
Thank you, guys! 😌
Cool, but need few vfx for attack and spell
Ahh, a bard! Those are always fun. I would say currently because of the HoN inspiration, there is a big clash of colours going on with the model. I think a version with more fitting and 'natural' colours (no pink hair or bright green flutes!) could be useful, and an elf version (just add ears!) could be useful as well. I like the altered Archer animations, they work well!
Yeah, I thought about it already, to make it less HoN and more Warcraft in an alternate version of the model to increase its usability as a model of a bard, you look up the root, sir! But before I just need to make sure that Alexen doesn't want me to change anything in the near future and, secondly, it has not been reviewed by a staff member yet. Maybe after these two things I would update the bundle even though it's not a high prior πŸ‘Œ
 

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Thank you, guys! 😌


Yeah, I thought about it already, to make it less HoN and more Warcraft in an alternate version of the model to increase its usability as a model of a bard, you look up the root, sir! But before I just need to make sure that Alexen doesn't want me to change anything in the near future and, secondly, it has not been reviewed by a staff member yet. Maybe after these two things I would update the bundle even though it's not a high prior πŸ‘Œ
I downloaded this version already, which was exactly how I wanted her to look like ❀. Gonna post the hero spotlight for her, tomorrow.

I think Deolrin suggested some really cool stuff for the model!

EDIT: I finished the spotlight. Melledrin hero spotlight
 
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I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, but it's kinda funny to me, looking at this model directly after your Wight model... This model is perfectly good & serviceable & well-done & all that! It's just a big step-down from the majesty & glory of the Wight guy. xD

That being said, it is well-done & good. It's particularly noteworthy (ha, I made a pun, I maDE A PUN!) because we just have so few non-combat units in the game/Resource section; particularly Bards/musical ones. So this is really good to have. : )

I'm with Deolrin 100%; if you ever get the time & motivation to do so, some minor readjustments to make this more "warcraft-y" (especially in terms of color palette) would really take this up a notch & make it more generally useful, which would be kinda exciting for me.
 

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I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, but it's kinda funny to me, looking at this model directly after your Wight model... This model is perfectly good & serviceable & well-done & all that! It's just a big step-down from the majesty & glory of the Wight guy. xD

That being said, it is well-done & good. It's particularly noteworthy (ha, I made a pun, I maDE A PUN!) because we just have so few non-combat units in the game/Resource section; particularly Bards/musical ones. So this is really good to have. : )

I'm with Deolrin 100%; if you ever get the time & motivation to do so, some minor readjustments to make this more "warcraft-y" (especially in terms of color palette) would really take this up a notch & make it more generally useful, which would be kinda exciting for me.
He said that he worked 1 month for the Wight model, while for this less than that. I don't think it's any "step down" honestly. Also, before the Wight model, the rest of his models are mostly on the line of this one, they are perfectly fine even though they do not have tons of animations or even dedicated special effects for their possible spells.

Also, the model is "warcraft-y" enough imo. He actually went for a different direction and altered her looks so she won't look exactly like Rhapsody from Newerth.
 

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He said that he worked 1 month for the Wight model, while for this less than that. I don't think it's any "step down" honestly. Also, before the Wight model, the rest of his models are mostly on the line of this one, they are perfectly fine even though they do not have tons of animations or even dedicated special effects for their possible spells.

Also, the model is "warcraft-y" enough imo. He actually went for a different direction and altered her looks so she won't look exactly like Rhapsody from Newerth.
There's no need to be defensive.

I think the model is perfectly good, and took pains to say so. : ) It's a custom, personal request for a specific project, so naturally it's not gonna be quite as "generally useful" as a model that isn't (and that's perfectly fine).

I had no idea of knowing how long he worked on this one (& honestly forgot he spent a month on the Wight), so indeed that changes my perception.

"Step down" might've been a poor choice of words, but everything else in my post should've made it clear I intended no insult. Anyway, a "step-down" from "pinnacle of awexome" is still "pretty dang good", doncha think? : )

"Warcraft-y-ness" is indeed a subjective determination, and all the more tricksy for it. Thus I won't argue the point, except to say "more warcraft-y" doesn't mean it's current state isn't "warcraft-y".

I hope we can both agree that it's a great model. : )
 

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There's no need to be defensive.

I think the model is perfectly good, and took pains to say so. : ) It's a custom, personal request for a specific project, so naturally it's not gonna be quite as "generally useful" as a model that isn't (and that's perfectly fine).

I had no idea of knowing how long he worked on this one (& honestly forgot he spent a month on the Wight), so indeed that changes my perception.

"Step down" might've been a poor choice of words, but everything else in my post should've made it clear I intended no insult. Anyway, a "step-down" from "pinnacle of awexome" is still "pretty dang good", doncha think? : )

"Warcraft-y-ness" is indeed a subjective determination, and all the more tricksy for it. Thus I won't argue the point, except to say "more warcraft-y" doesn't mean it's current state isn't "warcraft-y".

I hope we can both agree that it's a great model. : )
Wasn't defensive, just pointing out some facts, and yes it is a great model!
 
I'm sure Kyrbi0 just wanted to point out a fun fact that I seem to have allowed myself to relax after pushing a huge rock uphill πŸ™‚ But that's not the point.

Here I walked the fine line between speed and quality to complete the request. I needed to create a lot of "out of Warcraft" mesh and use in-game textures that are as close to the original as possible, literally in a couple of days. Otherwise, Alexen would have waited a month for the model, lose excitement and interest πŸ™ƒ

I have some unpublished models that I made long before the Wight that can also surprise you, no worries πŸ˜€
It's so nice to see the cool staff guys discussing my work :peasant-popcorn:
 
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I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, but it's kinda funny to me, looking at this model directly after your Wight model... This model is perfectly good & serviceable & well-done & all that! It's just a big step-down from the majesty & glory of the Wight guy. xD

That being said, it is well-done & good. It's particularly noteworthy (ha, I made a pun, I maDE A PUN!) because we just have so few non-combat units in the game/Resource section; particularly Bards/musical ones. So this is really good to have. : )

I'm with Deolrin 100%; if you ever get the time & motivation to do so, some minor readjustments to make this more "warcraft-y" (especially in terms of color palette) would really take this up a notch & make it more generally useful, which would be kinda exciting for me.
Uhhh Bards is not a "non-combat" unit but a combat one, ever heard of a sonic attack. If someone use the model and make it's attack as "spell" instead of the usual use attacks (normal/pierce/magic/siege/hero/chaos), it will make a decent attack unit. But the known role of the Bard is a support one so mostly they are consider a non-combat unit.
 

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Otherwise, Alexen would have waited a month for the model, lose excitement and interest πŸ™ƒ
You were worried about a month? I've waited years for some of my Requests. :O

Villagerino said:
I have some unpublished models that I made long before the Wight that can also surprise you, no worries πŸ˜€
Looking forward to it. : )

Uhhh Bards is not a "non-combat" unit but a combat one, ever heard of a sonic attack. If someone use the model and make it's attack as "spell" instead of the usual use attacks (normal/pierce/magic/siege/hero/chaos), it will make a decent attack unit. But the known role of the Bard is a support one so mostly they are consider a non-combat unit.
^^^
 
Sound projectile in form of note or sound ball would make this model complete. Any way nice work.
Thank you! 😌 Yeah, I totally agree with you that it would complete the bundle πŸ‘ The thing is that Alexen, the author of the request, was satisfied with the model and already got the required SFX stuff. I'm also happy that other people met the model very positively and thus it made me consider replenish the bundle with a new Bard model for general use (although I wanted to before, but now there is more motivation). I guess I will return to it after the modeling contest πŸ‘Œ
 
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