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[xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« on: August 16, 2010, 07:56:43 PM »

There's a little story with this, bear with me, kids.

Right now I'm working on a pack for Half-Life, eventually OF/BS, possibly DY. For now just the royal three. So many animation choices out there, and for Half-Life, I want to have mostly the original style, I much prefer it over Gearbox's and most custom stuff out there.
Everyone uses the HD animations for the crossbow. Sure, they're nice, quite similar to the original LD ones. Subtle differences are what make the atmosphere more enjoyable. For example, on one of the fidgets for the LD crossbow, when he flicks his fingers, the wire and weapon itself actually twitch a little bit! Pretty awesome when I found that out. So I figured LD animations would be best for the crossbow.

If you've ever decompiled the LD crossbow, you'd notice it's got... a pretty stupid refpose for the hands. In fact, Valve's is the same as how the gun is held, it's a total bitch to rig anything to it without a lot of work. DiamonD was helping me change the refpose, but that had some glitches to it. Just for kicks I was messing around in Opposing Force with impulse 101 and noticed the crossbow... decompiled it and it has an easy refpose! Pretty much flat, It's the same as HD, easy work. I rigged the arms. The difficult part was rigging H4wk's Crossbow to it, the LD crossbow uses the strangest refpose, they basically dissected the weapon into pieces. Lots of work went into this, you'd better appreciate it!
/cool story from yer bro

As the title says, H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on Valve's original animations.

Arms currently available:
Ambient.Impact's HEV arms
Ambient.Impact's HEV arms + Renard's hand paks (no missing faces and raped smoothing as seen on his LD-HD arm release)
NEW: HD Soldier arms (whew that was a lot of work)

I could rig AI's OF/BS arms if anyone wants them.

SYNTHETIC BOLT CROSSBOW
-model by Gearbox, Red Slug, Stoke
-skin by Red Slug, Stoke, H4wk, Jack-o-Dragon, Besli
-animations by Valve
-AI HEV arms +- hand paks rigged by waqwarrior

I'm using Besli's HD style wood grips, if you want the originals, along with p/w's, go here.

Only issues I can think of off the top of my head would be the arm clipping through the weapon a bit, but that was on the LD OF arms as well, albeit not as noticeable. The wires aren't perfect, it seems like, but they were a pain and it's fine. Any others let me know.

Enjoy~!

EDIT: An -orgasmic- screenie for you.
Saved in shitty JPEG so you can download and get the full beauty ;)



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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 07:16:16 PM »

 ;D
I LOVE THIS!
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 09:04:01 PM »

Well done!
But there is a little bug, you forgot to assign the screws of the "sliding part" to the moving bone.
And try to tweak the sleeve of the arm a bit so ther is no clip through of the handle.
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 03:41:05 PM »

Gorgeous. Aside from the clipping issue Besli mentioned, this is damn near perfect. Well worth the effort!
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 01:35:56 AM »

Well done!
But there is a little bug, you forgot to assign the screws of the "sliding part" to the moving bone.
And try to tweak the sleeve of the arm a bit so ther is no clip through of the handle.

Oh geez, don't even remember seeing replies here!
Besli, I was addressed about the screws issue much more recently, I could've had that sorted out ages ago. Thanks for the keen eye there!

Also, the clipping issue; this crossbow is in my pack, I just played through Half-Life using it, and I never really noticed it. In-game, I couldn't even tell until I looked straight down.


Attached the fixed version.
NOTICE! The chrome texture is entirely by me, if anyone uses it, I expect credits. Already had to deal with some Brazilian moddb-dwellers not crediting my stuff.

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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 09:45:31 AM »

 :)
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 06:43:42 PM »

Actually was bored, rigged it to AI OF and BS arms.

Custom textures, yeah, enjoy.

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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 10:25:16 PM »

I Like the gloves of the opfor hands, but the fingers sucksssss

Here are the gloves and arms in bmp format that i gave you as a gift :3

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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 04:51:55 PM »

Wery Nice Model!!! :)
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 06:33:24 AM »

Looks like the one at DiamonD's
with different animation and hand.
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 03:22:14 PM »

DiamonD's pack used this crossbow on HD animations.
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 05:30:44 PM »

I really miss the LD style weapons. Maybe this one should remind me of those old days...
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 01:13:13 AM »

Hi.

Can you release or make a HEV Texture from that epic crossbow? :D
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Re: [xbow] H4wk's Synthetic Crossbow on LD animations
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 05:14:13 AM »

oh GREAT! You bumped this thread.
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