City of Titans teases its superhero character modeling

    
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Missing Worlds Media’s Warcabbit is showing us how the superhero sausage is made in a recent post on the City of Titans forums.

The in-development indie MMORPG details the making of a character’s model and animations, from the skeleton to the mesh to the textures on top.

“It looks like we’ll have only two base bodies in the game. Male and Female. We’re just going to be able to add a lot more muscle to it. Enough to make them both Huge. This shot looks unfinished because there’s a lot more tricks to add here, from shading and normal maps to, well, eyes – trust me, we’re not done yet. We’ve been working on this since before the kickstarter. We’re on our third skeleton, and fifth body. But we’re just about… just about done. You’ve seen screenshots. Pretty soon, we’ll have something a little better to show you. And after that? Well, we need to build up some infrastructure, but we might have something even better. Something you can touch.”

Sounds like good news for would-be game testers.

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Celestia
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Celestia

DavisKrievins CoH had three base bodies.  Male, Female, Huge Male.  I took this as meaning they only need two to achieve the same results we got in our old home game.

Techbot Alpha
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Techbot Alpha

Yeeesssss~

AvelWorldCreator
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AvelWorldCreator

DavisKrievins Actually we have two connected production lines going on. The character/costume system which people have found to be entertaining in its own right and the game that uses the product of that system. This isn’t by accident but from the requests of our financial backers. The surprise element is that the design we chose is working out better than anticipated so “happy surprise” is more like it.

ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

Keep up the good work!

CSE_Tyler
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CSE_Tyler

Having worked with several engines across multiple titles I feel these guys pain. With the legacy they are trying to b true to as well as the goals of the current project, I wish u guys the best. Stick with it. And brew more coffee.

ZNSinger
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ZNSinger

Robenix MagmaFist That is definitely something we’d like to do someday actually. Not a priority to figure out right now obviously, but the tech is absolutely out there and we’ve idly examines some options. Primarily, we’d like you to be able to order 3D prints of your own characters – the ones you make in the creator. Eventually.

-Shadow Elusive, MWM Community Manager

Robenix
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Robenix

MagmaFist Or or or OR– 3D-printed figures!? You could touch those :D
That was honestly my first thought reading this on mobile,

DavisKrievins
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DavisKrievins

” It looks like we’ll have only two base bodies in the game.”

Sounds so unsure. Like surprised, I thought they are working on the game? Have more confidence in your product :D

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

Two great updates in a row. I hope they can keep up this momentum. ‘Something to touch’… maybe a character creator? :)

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

Looking forward to beta! :D