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Troll Druid of the Claw

Submitted by Jaccouille
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This is a troll druid of the claw, he is a bit bulky but he is kind, he likes pet, he feeds them mushroom, he likes mushroom too. He doesn't morph into bear though, because I didn't need it on my map and I spent enough time on this.

I needed a troll model for my map, trolls models are really look alike, skinny dude, got kinda fed up so I was looking for something more bulky. I thought it was worth uploading and a decent addition to the troll models.

I stumbled upon Druid of the Claw and Derivatives and found the orc variation pretty cool, inspired me to do this.

So to make this model, I used Ujimasa Hojo Orc Druid of the Claw as a basis, linked the thread in my previous sentence.

The small beard, or "bouc" like we call it in the french, comes from this model Forest Troll Blood Drinker

I also took the hair part from this model because I liked it Shadowhuntah Lujka.

I didn't ask for permission as the authors didn't specially asked it for edit, but I obviously do not take the credits.

My edits, starting with the druid of the claw orc model as a basis are :
-Changed the orc face to a troll face
-Removed the Bear geoset & animation as I don't want a shapeshifter for my map
-I imported the hood from the druid of the talon model, changed the texture to the shaman one and tweaked the UVMap
-Replaced the orc beard by the hairs & small bear imported the models I linked before
-Added a wooden backpack with mushroom in it
-Added a Attack Slam animation, meager attempt to import the Wendigo one
-Added a Stand - 4 animation where the druid pick up a shroom, imported witch doctor Stand - 4 animation and tweaked it, I named "stand - 4" because when I named it "stand - 3" I didn't saw it playing in game
-Added a stand ready animation, duplicate of stand - 1, because the stand - 4 animation would be playing in the middle of the battle. Update : I noticed that it doesn't work :(
-Removed the battle roar effect from the spell Slam, I don't understand why it was here
-Since Trolls texture are very similar and easy to replace, I changed the Grunt texture, which was used for the body part, to the forestTroll texture and tweaked the UVMap, this way I could easily switch skin to make other version

Also took the time to make icons following this tutorial Screenshot Icons Done Properly

They are still model clipping here and there, but I don't want to allocate more time to fix them, I believe they aren't this noticeable in game unless you really look at the model and zoom on it.

2020-04-07
- Fixed the flaws reported by the sanity check
- Fixed noticeable clipping, at least the one that bothered me
- Changed the texture for the Dark Troll "wooden" backpack
- Changed the texture on a few part of the Ice Troll model, trying to make it a bit more different, idk if it was a good idea

Well how do I even upload a preview gif like all the other cool modeller do?
Update : I tried to upload gifv, big mistake, but do I have to create a media gallery to have a "preview" panel like in this thread? Great Hall (WC1)
Update 2 : Many thanks to Ioktar for the explanation
Previews
Contents

Forest Troll Druid of the Claw V2 (Model)

Dark Troll Druid of the Claw V2 (Model)

Ice Troll Druid of the Claw V2 (Model)

Island Troll Druid of the Claw V2 (Model)

Dark Troll Druid of the Claw Icon (Icon)

Forest Troll Druid of the Claw (Icon)

Ice Troll Druid of the Claw (Icon)

Island Troll Druid of the Claw (Icon)

Reviews
General Frank
A very nice assortment of highly edited models. Great job on details and wrapping. Models work in-game and perform well. Good job.
  1. General Frank

    General Frank

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    There are some minor and mayor flaws and things to add to this model. Please fix the following things:

    - Every model needs an in-game screenshot. Please provide one.
    - In some animations the model is not selectable. You can mediate that my recalculating its extents.
    - Some even objects have faulty key frames.

    You can refer to this tool for more information:
    Sanity Test | HIVE
     
  2. Jaccouille

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    Updated thread, added a changelog section and ingame gif, the teeth of the dark troll got "color noises" on the gif, I believe it's due to the recording as I don't see this issue ingame.

    I thought that adding a Stand - Ready animation would prevent the unit from playing a random stand animation in combat, but it seems that it didn't work this way...
     
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    Nice HP&MP bar ! How can I get it ?
     
  4. Raider Neoh

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    that's reforged client if i wasnt mistaken
     
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    hm.. this is cool :3
     
  6. General Frank

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    A very nice assortment of highly edited models.
    Great job on details and wrapping.
    Models work in-game and perform well.
    Good job.
     
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    Wow! That's a really decent model here! Might be very useful for someone creating troll tech tree! Nice! :peasant-smile:
     
  8. Jaccouille

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    Indeed that is just the reforged client
     
  9. knight26

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    You mean.. Druid of the Troll.
     
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    thank you sir , just what I was looking for.
     
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    thank you for the model I am using it as the druid of voodoo dark spear tribe which also transform it dragon turtle
     
  12. loktar

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    Very cool model, creative work! I especially like the Stand - 4 animation. Seems well polished and functional ingame.
    IMO it could use a little bit more teamcolor, it's not very visible ingame atm.

    I think this could also be a cool hero model, maybe consider adding a dissipate animation, and maybe a version with hero glow?

    I like the icons too, good to see my tutorial is being used :p

    Aside from the model itself, your post is a bit too big imo. You can get that preview panel by simply uploading your images into the model post.
    You can only upload one image when uploading the model for the first time, but when you go back and edit you can upload more, and they will show up as thumnbnails below the post.

    Anyway, good job!
     
  13. Deolrin

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    Interesting. I thought I recognized my troll's beard in this one. You didn't ask for permission, but here, you have mine. :)

    I like the model overall though I'd love to see it actually shapeshift into a cool, troll-ish bear (or other animal). I also like that you included a variation for every type of WC3 troll.

    Summoning @Kyrbi0
     
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    Ha! I've had this saved, meaning to post on it for obvious reasons. : )