Saturday, 10 March 2012

Q-Ta's Pre-war Outfit

If I remember correctly, it was someone in Oblivion General who asked to port this outfit from Fallout to Oblivion. I liked this outfit and I know quite a few other people also liked it so I didn't hesitate to port it.
This was one of my test port for Skyrim too. It was something like the second or third outfit I brought in game without proper weight and skeleton. As a result, boots weren't following the body and legs were clipping through shorts and socks and because of crazy Skyrim skeleton position, the upper arms were clipping though the body.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Shield of Waifu

I had this idea right when I've seen city guard shields in skyrim because I always adored those chibi waifu made by HoneyVanity and I thought they would fit perfectly on those flat round shields. unfortunately, I kept postponing or forgetting about it. Untill yesterday morning. I had bsa exractor open so I took the opportinuty to extract shields model and textures and get to work. After posting a screenshot on TES General thread, rustylampsh4de suggested I make it look more worn out in chat. It was already in my idea to use the default alpha channel that make the decal seems damaged, but when I worked on it yesterday morning I was kinda in a hurry, so I just painted a white circle. I didn't think about adding actual scratches though and thanks to him, it turned out pretty good. I now prefer this worn out version.

Apple of Archer

I liked my Apple of archer in Oblivion. I used to wear it most of the time. So I wanted one in Skyrim too. When I tried to make it a few months ago, nothing worked. I used to have so many problem porting anything in Skyrim. I trained with a vanilla outfit that I only modified a bit in Blender. Managing to re-weight parts of it and then export it helped me a lot and I also finally realized that it wasn't much harder than in Oblivion. My biggest issue was not understanding skin partitions and what were they used for.

Barrel Outfit

I'm not quite sure how it all started, but some people were posting screenshots of barrel in TES Generals. Then more people posted barrels and most agreed that they were fine barrels. Izzy then said I should try making a barrel outfit and I thought it was a great Idea. My first attempt was to make a simple dress with a barrel but I soon realized that it wouldn't work so well because there's no surface detection on clothes and armor in Skyrim. The arms would be clipping in and out all the time and there wasn't even a way to place the barrel high and wide enough to cover the bust without having both arms already clipping through it. I then decided I should hide the whole body except from arms and legs. This looked pretty good in Blender and Nifskope but again, arms were inside the barrel most of the time and were only showing when running, attacking or jumping. So I decided to just cut everything from the body except the legs.