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Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« on: July 19, 2010, 04:16:10 AM »

Are there any (quality) Nihilanth reskins out there? I haven't seen any around, and I'm a bit on the doubting side that there are any... he IS a big beast to tackle. If anyone has one tucked away in their hard drive, don't be afraid to post it.

If there are none, just say it. I am by no means requesting a reskin, I'd rather do it myself.

edit: I've searched around, haven't come across any.
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 06:38:14 AM »

I don't think I've ever seen any good ones, other than a detail texture slapped on with a sharpened texture.
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 05:02:26 AM »

Meh, if it's better than default, I'd like to check it out, see if it looks better at all. Do you have a link?
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 06:26:52 AM »

Meh, if it's better than default, I'd like to check it out, see if it looks better at all. Do you have a link?

It used to be on FPSBanana, but it was removed a long time ago.
I could've sworn I saw one on here too, but search comes up with nothing.
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 08:26:31 AM »

As far as I know there are 2 Nihilanth models/skins. One is a "turbosmoothed" SD one and the other is a skin with random symbols on it:

http://hl-improvement.com/forums/models-skins/rare-model-request/msg126742/

Thar's also this for Source:

http://hl-improvement.com/forums/source-models/tundra-cool-nihilath-for-hl-source/

Also because I've got too much time, I randomly made this with sharpen effects:

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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 09:11:26 AM »

As far as I know there are 2 Nihilanth models/skins. One is a "turbosmoothed" SD one and the other is a skin with random symbols on it:

http://hl-improvement.com/forums/models-skins/rare-model-request/msg126742/

That "turbosmoothed" model needs it's rigging fixed, and making something extremely high poly doesn't make it look good.

Thar's also this for Source:

http://hl-improvement.com/forums/source-models/tundra-cool-nihilath-for-hl-source/

Those look a lot like my normal maps...

Also because I've got too much time, I randomly made this with sharpen effects:

I don't think I've ever seen any good ones, other than a detail texture slapped on with a sharpened texture.

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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 02:55:51 PM »

making something extremely high poly doesn't make it look good.

Agreed. The textures make all the difference in the world.

I've seen those Nihilanth normal maps before, baked them on, hardly a difference with the textures, not noticeable, honestly.

KevinLancaster: on the sharpened texture...I can't really see that it's sharpened at all. Then again, I'm not comparing it to the original, but from what I can tell the top of the head looks different, better, somewhat.

I'm kind of surprised no one has tried a full-on reskin of the Nihilanth yet, maybe because he's organic? Don't know. It'd be interesting to see what someone could do with the Nihilanth at a higher resolution, the details and fear that guy will put in you...pretty epic.

The turbosmoothed Nihilanth has almost NO difference in my eyes, check out what Liquidator did with H4wk's Houndeye.

He turbosmoothed it, and if you look, the difference still isn't huge, but it appears the mouth of the Houndeye is fixed, it looks rather odd and... peculiar on the HD model. Turbosmoothing does have its uses when done right. Unfortunately, it wasn't done right on the Nihilanth.

I'm sure someday we'll get someone brave enough to reskin the fella, maybe it'll even be me, but I've got light years to go before I can make a quality Nihilanth skin.. Thanks guys.
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 09:17:49 PM »

This one would be very great:

I wish I have this model! :P
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 09:40:01 PM »

This one would be very great:

I wish I have this model! :P



DO WANT!
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 11:16:30 PM »

A model Besli doesn't have? WHAT?! ;)
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 01:53:01 AM »

« Last Edit: August 10, 2010, 02:00:47 AM by Besli »
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Re: Are there any Nihilanth reskins out there?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 04:44:31 PM »

I've actually seen that model before, on deviantART.
He might have released it there, dunno. I'll look into it.
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