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shimmering portal (unit model)

Discussion in 'Requests' started by Storm Knight, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Storm Knight

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    hello everyone ....
    i wanted to request a model based on the orginal wc3 portal
    doodads\cinematic\ShimmeringPortal\ShimmeringPortal.mdl

    i currently want to make an ability that its core base is the summoning of a unit with that model
    and also giving it certain ability's to use while summoned.
    but this model acts like an ability model
    and as you may know ability models do not show spell animation effects if they are cast,
    for example if i gave a footman a thunderclap ability and gave the footman a devine shield model

    first of all i cant click on the footman i have to drag select it
    second if i use the thunderclap ability it will not show the spell effect animation
    third it wont show any animation if im using it as a summon ability and i want the summoned unit to have an animation happening right before the unit is summoned,

    these are the same issues with the portal model
    so if anyone can please help me and make a portal model that i "can" use all and every ability effect animation on it or to be cast from it just like a regular unit....
     
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  3. Storm Knight

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    nope it still act as if its a spell model no ability animations are taking place
     
  4. Sieben

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    I didn't get what you are looking for. Do you want a portal that can be summoned by a unit through an ability, and then that portal to have animations when it uses abilities?
     
  5. Storm Knight

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    kind of ...

    its like how the feral spirits are summoned and right on the spot a small red lightning effect happnes,
    its like how the dark portal ability summons units and a bright glow happens right before the units are summons.

    imagen i gave all of those units(feral spirits) an ability model
    and also giving them some other ability for example thunderclap.... which has a lightning animation when its cast

    well if i gave the summoned units an ability model rather then a actual unit model
    non of the spell animations will play during both summoning them and using the thunderclap ability.

    this is becuse the model im using is not a unit model but a spell model
    and same goes with this portal its like a ability model.

    and so i cant take a unit and just change its models looks and call it a day ....
    the model itself has to work in the way that i told above
     
  6. Sieben

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    What if you summon you portal through an ward-like ability (like Serpent Ward), and you replace the summoned unit with a portal (you can find it in Human campaign units). Then you will have a portal that can be summoned, with a birth animation, and you will be able to select it. However, there is neither stand work animation nor spell animation for that portal model, so yeah, you'd have to use a custom model for your portal if you want it to play animations when activating spells or training units. Or maybe you can trigger some special effects attached to the portal whenever it uses a spell a summons a unit.
    Dunno if it helps!
     
  7. Cuore

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    First of all, the lightnings/glows you see in situations like feral spirit summon or teleport usage are most likely special effects. They are not really a piece of the model of the summoned creature. They are independent models that act as special effect visual.
    Special effects of your choice can be created via triggering at specific locations on a map, or on special points on the skeleton of models known as "attachment points". They can have only a set amount of names and their position on a model determines where the special effect wil be attached (just like attachment-weapons/armor)

    Another issue is having special effects be displayed on a portal model.
    What you call "spell models" are simply models without any attachment point. That is the reason why special effects don't display on them.
    You just need a shimmering portal model with attachment points added. I thought that the one I linked before would have them but I was wrong. Hopefully it gets updated with attachment points.
     
  8. Storm Knight

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    i already used the methods you say


    well thats kinda what im hoping someone would do :(
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018