Update: Hat Submitted....The Fire Drake

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Postby pablofiasco » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:34 pm

please, please please, please PLEASE...
add jiggle bones to the eyes, so they are like googely-eyes :)
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Postby Tehrasha » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:16 pm

pablofiasco wrote:please, please please, please PLEASE...
add jiggle bones to the eyes, so they are like googely-eyes :)


Actually, the more I have worked on this hat, the less I liked how it is turning out.
The model is getting too box-like in order to get around that damn filter on the side of the gas mask.
So last night I fiddled with some scaling options to see if I could make it look better.

I have two possible directions to go now.
Lean and mean, or big and comic. Currently I am leaning toward the former.
I like the -evil- look, and I can eliminate the eyes and lower jaw from the polygon count!

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As you can see, only the sports-mascot sized head would lend itself to the googly eyes.
However, I do like that idea better than the animated flames. :)

(I suppose I could make some googlies that fit over the goggles, but that would make it look a lot less evil/mean)
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Postby pablofiasco » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:42 pm

ok, i like the one with the exposed lenses and filters a tonne better
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Postby skunkfox » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:13 am

small one looks cooler, and meaner.. just have to wonder though how it'll effect snipers aim.
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Postby Tehrasha » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:56 am

skunkfox wrote:small one looks cooler, and meaner.. just have to wonder though how it'll effect snipers aim.


As an avid Pyro, hopefully a lot! :)

The back of the head is basically a smooth sphere. I suppose I could put a PostIt Note bulls-eye similar to the Demo's smiley face on it. Otherwise, I was going to put the Chinese character for 'fire' on the back.
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Postby skunkfox » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:11 am

hehe bulleye sounds funnier and probably fits better with the game to. hahaha
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Postby Jinx » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:22 pm

hahaha, the gigantic mascot one looks hilarious XD I'd definitely say go with the smaller one, but maybe include the bigger one with it as a bonus when you upload it?
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Postby Tehrasha » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:33 am

More changes...
There were concerns about the mask clipping of Misc. Items, such as the iPod ear-buds and the 'Whiskered Gentleman'.
My options are...
1) screw it, submit it as a full face mask anyway.
I think this looks the best, but the clipping issue would most likely prevent it from ever becoming an 'official release'.

2) modify the mask to allow for Misc Items.
I cannot think of any way to modify the mask to allow for the items that does not completely destroy it.

3) shrink the mask down to a true 'hat' size
Turned out that it isnt as bad as I thought it would be...

Here is option #3... the 'shrunken' head.
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I end up losing the lower jaw, and have to make eyes..
Also getting closer and closer to that elusive '~800 poly for hats' recommendation.
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Postby Jinx » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:02 pm

aww that sucks. Could you e-mail somebody at valve and ask if it clipping misc items would keep it from being official? Personally I like the look of the full face mask over the hat one
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Postby Sekh765 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Since its like a full facemask thing, could it be submitted AS a misc item if you could make it so normal pyro hats don't clip through it? I dunno how this stuff works so *shrug*

Prolly email valve and ask about the misc items.
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