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Wolf 3.0

Postby loboLoco » Fri May 26, 2017 2:15 pm

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the WolfQuest codebase is ten years old now — and not coincidentally, so is our 3D wolf model. So we’ve been putting some work into it. We stripped it down, improved the mesh, and then rebuilt it with much better rig for higher fidelity animations. We also created a set of blendshapes, which allow better facial expressions, including snarling, sniffing, and even panting!

And along the way, we made the eyes customizable, so players will be able to choose from 6-8 accurate colors for their wolf’s eyes!

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Excited!

Postby ortravis » Fri May 26, 2017 2:21 pm

Oml!!!1 The panting, bigger nose, fur on the crest, longer ears, EVERYTHING!! Will you add this to 2.7 before 3.0 ? Like when you get done ? Im ssooO EXCITED! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Lebron BMT » Fri May 26, 2017 3:34 pm

Great. Please keep updating us Dave. The long periods of no information is resulting in fewer people hanging around the forum.
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby loboLoco » Fri May 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Lebron BMT wrote:Great. Please keep updating us Dave. The long periods of no information is resulting in fewer people hanging around the forum.


I know, and I'm gonna try.
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Kamaal » Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm

Looks great! I'm glad o see that progress is being made for the game~
The idea of choosing your character's eyes is simply amazing; I'd love to get my hands on that model and fiddle around with it, now.
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Kipcha28 » Fri May 26, 2017 4:23 pm

Ooh, looking good! The panting especially makes the wolf look more lively than before.
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Neamara » Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm

Woah. You guys never cease to impress. :) A very welcome improvement for sure! Keep up the awesome work and thank you for finally revising the wolf model. ^^
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby windy_wolf » Fri May 26, 2017 6:03 pm

Wow, this is great! I can't wait until the updated wolf is added to the game - I'm sure it's going to look amazing! :D
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Re: Excited!

Postby TacticianLyra » Fri May 26, 2017 6:05 pm

ortravis wrote:Will you add this to 2.7 before 3.0 ?


Also wondering this! It looks SO GOOD!
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Sunfrost23 » Fri May 26, 2017 6:49 pm

This is awesome! Honestly I was a little scared it was going to look way different (I am very fond of the WolfQuest wolf model) but I'm glad to see that at the core it is still the same, just more fresh and updated. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby loboLoco » Fri May 26, 2017 6:57 pm

All levels and maps will get the new wolf (though not soon).
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby Shiverdam » Fri May 26, 2017 7:12 pm

This is so awesome! The new wolf looks so cute and I can't wait to see more of it! I asked about a new wolf model some time ago and I'm glad to see it being done! :D

EDIT: oh gosh I just noticed that his little tongue is moving, too. This is so exciting! Please do show more of this new model whenever you can!
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby CapriciousCeilican » Fri May 26, 2017 7:45 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. It's beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Edit: I noticed there were claws on this one; will those be customizable as well?
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby 7KodaWolf7 » Fri May 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Wow, this is stellar! I love the way this whole thing is shaping, quite literally at that! The model looks really nice, Dave, and I like the customizable eyes thing! :D
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Re: Wolf 3.0

Postby valkea » Fri May 26, 2017 8:01 pm

The new model looks great! It's also very nice to see customizable eye colors, people have been suggesting that for as long as I can remember so I'm sure this will be a well received addition. Thanks for sharing!
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